EcoFins come to side skirts

Tyre Protector (North America) has traditionally offered EcoFins as a tool to reduce drag by “spinning” the air at the back end of a vehicle. Now the underlying “vortex generators” are being put to another use.

The company has unveiled EcoFins side skirts for trailers, complete with a claim that it will better the fuel mileage of competing side skirts by up to 20%.

Illustration: Tyre Protector (North America)

John G. Smith is the editorial director of Newcom Media's trucking and supply chain publications -- including Today's Trucking,, TruckTech, Transport Routier, Inside Logistics, Solid Waste & Recycling, and Road Today. The award-winning journalist has covered the trucking industry since 1995.

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