David:

Hi, this is Dave Compton with the Trucker News Channel. Joining me today is Daniel from Rocketail. Daniel, welcome to the show.

Daniel:

Thanks very much. Glad to be here.

David:

So I’m familiar with Rocketail and it’s a great product, but it’s been a year since I’ve talked to you. So what makes the product special? What makes it unique? What’s new?

Daniel:

Okay, so in order for a tail end solution to work and to be economically viable for the owner operator, what we say is you have to solve the three D’s, and you have to solve all three. You have to be certified and proven to reduce drag. You have to have an auto deploy technology that does not require any effort on the part of the driver so you’re 100% deployed all the time. And your product can’t cause damage. And what you realize is the wing extends into the wake. You back into closed loading bay doors, you back into fences, you back into other trailers, you cannot cause damage.

David:

Right.

Daniel:

And you have to do all three. So Rocketail, our new Rocketail XR system does just that. It reduces drag and has been certified by MVT to save 3.58 gallons per thousand miles driven and 11.12 gallons in a package solution. We have an auto deploy technology so the driver only opens and closes the doors and never has to touch anything. And the key with our new XR system is a technology we’ve invented called Automatic Collision Retraction. So when the trailer backs into a fence or backs into a loading bay or another trailer, we’ve designed our wings so that they automatically retract and rebound, which eliminates the risk of damage. So if you back two trailers like this, it’s going to close.

David:

Very, very cool. So I know for me, when I look at add on equipment, it’s how much hassle do I have to go through? Can I do it myself? Do I have to have somebody else do it? Tell me about this. How easy is it to install?

Daniel:

Well, first of all, it takes two men about a half an hour to install it. And we’ve designed this out of all industrial gate components with only four hinges, four touchpoints. So this is a product that is designed to be bulletproof, is designed to last the life of the trailer and designed to last the life of the trailer with very, very little maintenance and very, very little damage. And our whole objective here is to deliver a profitable solution without standing return on investment.

David:

Very cool. So if our viewers want to find out more about Rocketail, where do they go?

Daniel:

www.rocketail.com.

David:

That makes sense. All right, everybody, this is Rocketail and this is David Compton with the Trucker News Channel. Back to you in the studio.

 

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