Tractor-trailers can be a real drag when it comes to aerodynamics and fuel efficiency. In fact, when a tractor-trailer is traveling at 65 miles per hour, more than 50 percent of a truck's fuel is used to overcome drag. Carrier Transicold now offers a solution for long-haulers. Freight Wing trailer fairings can save on fuel consumption by reducing aerodynamic drag on the underside and in the front areas of the trailer. Having a complete fairing system on a tractor-trailer has been proven to reduce fuel consumption and significantly affect the bottom line for fleets and owner/operators.
Carrier offers two types of fairings? belly and gap. Belly fairings are a relatively lightweight panel-andbracing system that extends the trailer sides downward in front of the rear wheels to divert airflow along the exterior. They are available for 48- and 53-foot dry van and refrigerated trailers. For dry van trailers, Carrier also offers gap fairings, which attach to the front of the trailer to divert airflow that would normally stream into the gap behind the tractor. Tests show that belly fairings can improve fuel economy by 4 percent, and gap fairings can add another 2 percent.
By improving aerodynamics, these fairings save fuel as well as power, decreasing demand on the engine and lowering greenhouse gas emissions. An added bonus: Drivers report improved handling.
Company: Carrier Transicold
Company URL: www.trucktrailer.carrier.com