MONCTON, N.B. — New Brunswick has become the second province to allow full-sized trailer tails, through a deferred enforcement program that will enable fleets to use them while permanent regulations are being finalized.
Keltic Transportation has taken advantage of the opportunity, deploying 90 tails from ATDynamics.
Ontario also has implemented a deferred enforcement policy, allowing their use. They can also be used in Nova Scotia under permit. ATDynamics says it has received orders for more than 1,000 trailer tails from Canadian fleets over the past 60 days.
“Reducing the environmental impact of our operations through reduced fuel consumption was the primary driver of our investment in TrailerTail technology and so we acted as soon we were able to legally operate the equipment in our home province,” said Mike Clements, vice-president of corporate operations at Keltic Transportation. “We are early technology adopters and are keen to implement technology which gives us competitive advantage and adds value to our customers by keeping their shipping costs as low as possible. TrailerTails also benefit our drivers through better trailer handling, which reduces driver fatigue and improves their day-to-day work experience.”
“The team at Keltic conducted thorough due diligence before moving forward with this investment by speaking to fleets using TrailerTail technology both in the US and Canada to verify fuel savings, winter operation, durability and on-road safety,” added Allen Smith, director of North American sales and Canadian operations at ATDynamics. “They are now poised to benefit from a 5% fuel efficiency advantage over competitors as well as providing their customers with greener transportation solutions.”
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