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Wabash National to offer TrailerTail as options on select models

“Wabash National is an industry-leading manufacturer dedicated to innovation in trailer technology,” said Andrew Smith, CEO and founder of ATDynamics. “We are honored to be working closely with them to offer TrailerTails to leading North American fleets.”

The Trucker News Services

9/4/2013

HAYWARD, Calif.— ATDynamics, a leading global supplier of semi-trailer rear-drag aerodynamics technology, today announced that effective immediately, Wabash National Corp., a leading producer of semi-trailers and liquid transportation systems, will offer ATDynamics TrailerTail as an option on select semi-trailer dry van and refrigerated van models.

Integrating TrailerTails into Wabash National production control systems offers fleet owners a convenient and cost effective way to equip new semi-trailers 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 dry or refrigerated semi-trailers 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 SmartWay® verified as Advanced Trailer End Fairings, providing greater than 5 percent fuel economy improvement at highway speeds.

“Wabash National is an industry-leading manufacturer dedicated to innovation in trailer technology,” said Andrew Smith, CEO and founder of ATDynamics. “We are honored to be working closely with them to offer TrailerTails to leading North American fleets.”

TrailerTail technology has the potential to save the U.S. freight industry more than $20 billion in diesel fuel costs over the next decade. Equipping the U.S. 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. 

ATDynamics is the leading global supplier of semi-trailer rear-drag aerodynamics technology. Its flagship rear-drag reduction technology, TrailerTail, is part of a suite of products engineered to reduce the fuel consumption of the freight transportation industry. Based in Hayward, California, ATDynamics is the recipient of numerous innovation awards and is a founding member of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency. ATDynamics is an affiliate of the U.S. EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership, member of the American Trucking Association's Technology Maintenance Council and is a key partner in the DOE funded Super Truck initiative.  For more information visit: www.atdynamics.com.

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