LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- ATDynamics, manufacturer of the TrailerTail, announced at the American trucking Associations Management Conference and Exhibition, that it has now deployed 10,000 devices in the US.
Collectively, they have logged more than 300 million miles and saved more than two million gallons of diesel fuel, the company claims.
The trailer tails, which extend off the rear of the trailer to improve airflow and fuel economy, are not yet approved for use in Canada. ATDynamics announced it has turned its attention to global markets, and will initiate a strategy to sell four million units in the US and around the world.
To accomplish this, the company said it will continue to expand its TrailerTail product line to fit all trailer configurations and fleet operations. One such new product is the TrailerTail Trident, which has been verified by the US EPA as an “advanced trailer end fairing.” The Trident version is designed for lower-mileage drop-and-hook operations and provides “standalone compliance with CARB requirements for trailer aerodynamics,” the company announced.
In Europe, ATDynamics has released the TrailerTail Eco-50, which is designed to comply with a recently acquired semi-trailer length exemption for aerodynamic devices on European Union highways.
Here in Canada, Groupe Trans-West of Montreal Que. has moved to retrofit its entire fleet of trailers with the device, which can be used in the US and then folded in while running Canadian roads.
“ATDynamics has witnessed a fundamental shift in the US trucking industry since our initial TrailerTail launch in 2008,” said Andrew Smith, CEO of ATDynamics. “Competitive fleets understand the fuel savings and durability of TrailerTail equipment and their principle focus now is to implement the most cost effective program possible. ATDynamics is focused on making it as easy as possible for trucking fleet customers to deploy TrailerTails in their fleets - and never again operate a trailer without a tail.”