Truck News



  • Hadley bringing lightweight barriers to heavy trucks

    March 17, 2019 6:16PM by johng@newcom.ca

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Hadley is joining forces with its Corvac Composites affiliate to produce a lineup of lightweight thermoform barriers for heavy trucks – including splash shields, under-engine covers, and underbodies. Splash shields and under-engine covers are traditionally injection-molded or

  • International to factory install FlowBelow tech

    March 17, 2019 2:19PM by johng@newcom.ca

    ATLANTA, Ga. – FlowBelow’s Tractor AeroKit system will be a factory-installed option on the International LT Series MPG Fuel Efficiency Package, available this spring. It also becomes a factory-installed option on any of the OEM’s new LT or RH Series

  • Transtex looks to acquire SmartTruck assets

    February 25, 2019 9:30AM by johng@newcom.ca

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Transtex is negotiating to acquire the assets of SmartTruck, a South Carolina maker of trailer aerodynamics. A notice of the discussions was first published on the Transtex website on Feb. 15. “Transtex, leader in the development and

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    Rocketail Wing trailer fairing enhances airflow

    January 31, 2019 7:03PM by johng@newcom.ca

    The Rocketail Wing system is a SmartWay-certified rear trailer fairing that its makers say will save 8.42 liters of fuel per 1,000 km. The airfoil design is said to redirect rearward airflow behind the trailer while also producing lift –

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    Utility unveils aerodynamic trailer tail

    December 13, 2018 11:20AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Utility Trailer Manufacturing’s new Utility Aerodynamic Tail (UAT) represents the company’s latest step to reduce aerodynamic drag. The unit weighs a mere 25 lb. and is compatible with dry vans and refrigerated trailers with rear swing doors. It’s made with

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    FlowBelow aero device verified

    November 2, 2018 3:15PM by johng@newcom.ca

    FlowBelow Aero Inc announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has verified their new Trailer AeroSlider Stage 2 system for the EPA SmartWay program. Fuel economy tests made in accordance with EPA SmartWay protocols demonstrated a 1.93% fuel savings,

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    Locking aerodynamic wheel cover

    November 2, 2018 3:10PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Deflektor introduced a lock mechanism for its Hardspot aerodynamic wheel cover and a trailer mounting system at the recent American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition. The Hardspot aerodynamic wheel cover for tractors was introduced last fall. Since then, it

  • 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