SALT LAKE CITY, UT., HAYWARD, Calif. — After joint fuel economy testing with ATDynamics, C.R. England will begin deploying TrailerTail equipment on 200 new trailers this November.
ATDynamics says the adoption of their aerodynamic technology at C.R. England has the potential to reduce the company’s total diesel fuel consumption by over two million gallons per year – or the equivalent carbon emissions of over 7,000 passenger vehicles.
“Over sixty percent of the nation’s freight is hauled by trucks,” said Andrew Smith, CEO, ATDynamics. “Trucking companies like C.R England will play a significant role in reducing our dependence on foreign oil and the carbon emissions associated with the transportation of products we consume daily.”
TrailerTails are mounted to a semi-trailer’s rear doors and reduce aerodynamic drag at the flat rear surface of the trailer, therefore improving fuel economy. Their origami-like design allows the devices to completely collapse out of the way when the trailer doors are opened to allow the loading and unloading of cargo.
Corey England, executive vice-president at C.R. England is convinced the tech will be beneficial for his fleet.
“Our testing has shown that improved air flow at the rear of the trailer results in reduced fuel consumption,” England said. “Installing trailer tails on our latest group of new trailers will allow us to observe these benefits in a real world situation throughout our transportation network.”
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