LONGVIEW, Texas — STEMCO, an EnPro Industries company and manufacturer of heavy-duty components and solutions for commercial vehicles, has introduced TrailerTail Covered, a rear trailer fairing designed to increase driver usage, fuel efficiency and return on investment.
The TrailerTail Covered fairing features side panels that cover the lockrod handles on most trailer styles, requiring operators to deploy the TrailerTail fairing in order to open or close the trailer’s rear doors.
“We’ve seen tremendous improvements over the past two years in the number of TrailerTail fairings open while on the road, saving fleets an additional 5 percent or more on their fuel bill, but we continue to develop solutions to increase the odds drivers will open their TrailerTail before driving,” said Bob Montgomery, vice president of STEMCO Innovative Tire and Mileage Solutions. “TrailerTail Covered makes opening and closing the TrailerTail an integral part of a driver’s process by linking it to operating the trailer doors.”
By streamlining airflow at the back of the trailer, TrailerTail fairings not only reduce fuel consumption, they also improve safety, reduce driver fatigue and lessen equipment wear and tear by increasing vehicle stability, Montgomery said.
To date, over 50,000 TrailerTail units have been sold in North America, saving companies over $150 million and reducing their carbon footprint.
The TrailerTail Covered is available for the TrailerTail Trident and TrailerTail 4x4 manual deployment systems.
There is no additional cost for TrailerTail Covered.
Companies also have the alternative option of using AutoDeploy technology, which features a built-in speed sensor that automatically deploys a TrailerTail when the vehicle reaches 35 mph.
With offices and manufacturing facilities in Texas, Georgia, Michigan, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Canada, Australia, China and Mexico, STEMCO is a provider of the technology used in commercial vehicle wheel ends, braking and suspension components, as well as tire and mileage solutions.
Additional information about TrailerTail rear fairings and other STEMCO aerodynamic and mileage solutions can be found at http://www.stemco.com/product/trailertail/.