ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. — WABCO Holdings, a global supplier of technologies designed to improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles, will showcase its OptiFlow TrailerSkirt at the 2016 American Trucking Associations (ATA) Management Conference and Exhibition October 1-4 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
The OptiFlow TrailerSkirt, a lightweight aerodynamic side skirt for trailers, is EPA SmartWay and California Air Resources Board approved and can provide more than 5 percent fuel savings at U.S. highway speeds, according to Jon Morrison, WABCO President, Americas.
The aerodynamic solution features a unique, patented one-bolt mono clamp technology for fast installation as well as material that is lighter and more rigid than most comparable aerodynamic solutions currently available in the North American market, Morrison said.
Earlier this year WABCO acquired Canada-based Laydon Composites Ltd. (LCL), which has enabled WABCO to further strengthen its position in the global industry and in the North American market, Morrison noted.
WABCO, with now more than 25 years’ experience in aerodynamics, has been at the forefront of commercial truck aerodynamic solutions with products that include nose fairings, deflectors, trailer skirts and tails.
“WABCO offers fleets a comprehensive portfolio of aerodynamic products that help them improve operating efficiency and meet today’s strict environmental regulations,” Morrison said. “We are excited to be showing our OptiFlow TrailerSkirt aerodynamic solution at ATA.”
Also on display will be WABCO’s line of air disc brakes (ADBs), including MAXXUS, which provide up to 15 percent shorter stopping distance than the Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 121 requirements, and 10 percent shorter stopping distance compared to traditional drum brakes.
WABCO will be located in booth 822.