European trailers can now run 50-cm trailer tails.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — European truck fleets will be able to enjoy the benefits of trailer tails, thanks to a regulation that allows for the use of 50-cm tails on new trailers.
The European Union has approved a 50-cm version of ATDynamics’ TrailerTail for use on all new semi-trailers.
“TrailerTail technology has the potential to save the global trucking industry $50 billion in fuel costs over the next decade,” said Andrew Smith, CEO and founder of ATDynamics. “We are thrilled that this regulatory shift in Europe will allow us to immediately offer a 50-centimeter version of our flagship ATDynamics TrailerTail to this nascent market.”
There are currently 12,000 trailers using full-sized trailer tails in the US. The European regulation allows for non-cargo carrying extensions to the trailer that will improve aerodynamics. ATDynamics created the TrailerTail Eco 50 to meet this market. It provides fuel savings of 2%, the company claims.
ATDynamics also announced the appointment of Devin Koch to the newly created position of vice-president of international markets.
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