ATDynamics, supplier of semitrailer rear-drag aerodynamics technology, announced that effective immediately, Wabash National Corporation will offer ATDynamics TrailerTails as an option on select semitrailer refrigerated and dry van models.
Integrating TrailerTails into Wabash National production control systems offers fleet owners a convenient and cost-effective way to equip new semitrailers with state-of-the-art aerodynamics technology for maximum fuel efficiency.
TrailerTails are lightweight, thermoplastic composite fairings that can be installed to the back of refrigerated or dry semitrailers to reduce low-pressure aerodynamic drag behind the trailer. They complement Wabash National’s DuraPlate AeroSkirt products, which reduce drag underneath the trailer. TrailerTails have been independently tested and are US EPA SmartWay-verified as Advanced Trailer End Fairings, providing greater than 5% fuel economy improvement at highway speeds.
TrailerTail technology has the potential to save the US freight industry more than $20 billion in diesel fuel costs over the next decade. Equipping the US long-haul trailer fleet with TrailerTails will eliminate more than 50 million metric tons of CO2 emissions over the next decade at a net profit to the industry.
Hayward CA-based ATDynamics is a founding member of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency. It is an affiliate of the SmartWay Transport Partnership, member of the American Trucking Association’s Technology Maintenance Council, and a key partner in the Super Truck initiative. For more information, go to www.atdynamics.com.
Headquartered in Lafayette IN, Wabash National specializes in design and production of dry freight vans, refrigerated vans, platform trailers, intermodal equipment, liquid tank trailers, frac tanks, engineered products, and composite products. To learn more, access www.wabashnational.com.