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  • News Equipment

    Mack enhances aero, adds cloud-based ELD

    October 7, 2019 5:33PM by James Menzies

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Mack is adding an extended chassis fairing with integrated step to its Anthem, which the company says will improve fuel economy by an additional 0.5%. It brings the total fuel savings available from the Mack HE+

  • News Equipment

    Transtex buys TopKit, LeadEdge products from SmartTruck

    April 11, 2019 2:07PM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – Transtex has announced it has acquired the TopKit and LeadEdge Top Fairing trailer aero products from SmartTruck. The TopKit is EPA SmartWay-verified, and redirects air towards the rear of the trailer to reduce drag. It can be

  • News Equipment

    Volvo celebrates 35 years of aerodynamics

    April 20, 2018 11:11AM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Volvo was doing aero before aero was cool. The company announced at Truck World that it’s celebrating 35 years of aerodynamics. The company brought an integral sleeper to the market in 1983 as Volvo White. In 1996,

  • Strick, International offering FlowBelow aerodynamics

    March 5, 2018 11:34AM by johng@newcom.ca

    ATLANTA, Ga. — FlowBelow’s aerodynamic Quick-Release Wheel Covers and Trailer AeroSlider system will now be offered as factory-installed options on Strick Trailers. The overall system combines wheel covers, a fairing between the trailer wheels, and aerodynamic mud flaps. And the

  • News Equipment

    Michelin introduces new X One, trailer aero kit

    March 4, 2018 5:29PM by James Menzies

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Michelin has introduced a new X One Grip D wide-base single tire, for improved traction, and an aerodynamic kit for trailers. The products were announced at the Technology & Maintenance Council’s (TMC) Spring meetings. The X One

  • News Equipment

    FlowBelow offers aerodynamic system for trailers

    October 22, 2017 9:31AM by James Menzies

    ORLANDO, Fla. – FlowBelow has introduced its first aerodynamic wheel cover and fairing kit for trailers. The Trailer AeroSlider System mounts to the sliding trailer suspension and travels with the suspension. It includes FlowBelow’s quick release wheel covers, as well

  • News Equipment

    FlowBelow partners with Aperia, expands product line

    February 27, 2017 9:16AM by James Menzies

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – FlowBelow and Aperia have partnered to better package their respective companies’ fuel-saving technologies. Aperia makes the Halo Tire Inflator, which keeps tractor tires properly inflated using the energy produced by the rotation of the wheels as a

  • Report indicates fuel savings come from use of variety of technologies

    October 17, 2016 3:30PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – A study has determined that the median fleet-wide fuel economy is 6.5 miles per gallon, and that the number was achieved through the use of a variety of fuel saving technologies. For truck-tractors, aluminum wheels, speed limiters

  • P.S.I. inks distribution deal for new aero system

    July 20, 2016 1:30PM by Truck News

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Pressure Systems International (P.S.I.) has announced an investment in a new aerodynamic system from Plasma Stream Technologies. P.S.I. has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Plasma. The new system uses plasma actuator technology to reduce

  • Removing tractor aerodynamics can be costly: NACFE

    May 4, 2016 5:05PM by Truck News

    LONG BEACH, Calif. — Don’t mess with the OEM spec’. That’s the best advice for fleets looking to deploy fuel-efficient aerodynamic tractors, according to a new report from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE). The organization concluded that

  • News Equipment

    Groupe Trans-West equipping entire fleet with FlowBelow aero devices

    April 14, 2016 3:00PM by James Menzies

    TORONTO, Ont. — FlowBelow Aero, a maker of aerodynamic wheel covers and fairings, today announced its first major deal with a Canadian fleet. After extensive testing, Groupe Trans-West announced it will be adding the devices to its entire fleet of

  • NACFE report supports adoption of trailer aerodynamics

    February 29, 2016 6:47PM by James Menzies

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A recent Confidence Report issued by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) concluded that trailer aerodynamic devices do work, providing fuel savings ranging from 1-10%. The study looked at three areas of the trailer that

  • FlowBelow comes out with aero systems for tanker and flatdeck fleets

    October 17, 2015 8:26PM by James Menzies

    PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — FlowBelow Aero, a company that produces wheel covers and fairings for tractors and trailers, has introduced a new system for flatdeck and tanker fleets. The introduction was made at the American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition.

  • SmartTruck unveils new fairing to optimize trailer gap

    October 17, 2015 8:01PM by James Menzies

    PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — SmartTruck today unveiled a new LeadEdge top fairing, which it says helps optimize trailer gap and manage airflow over the top of the trailer. The company’s latest aerodynamic device is installed on the top front of the

  • Shell backing visionary truck designer’s plans to shatter existing MPG records

    March 26, 2015 10:32PM by Lou Smyrlis

    LOUISVILLE, Ky — Looking to go where no one has gone before on fuel economy gains – and gain insights into the impact on fluid performance in the process – Shell Lubricants is partnering with a pioneering truck designer to