Rethinking trailers

Rethinking trailers

Trailer innovation will continue—but EPA Phase 2 GHG rules have now put a clock on manufacturers

Freightliner dubs it “the trailer that leads the way,” with tractor-trailer integration accounting for two-thirds of the freight efficiency gains of the Innovation Truck program. And the other truck makers that took part in the Dept. of Energy’s SuperTruck program came to similar conclusions: The next generation of fuel-efficient commercial vehicle designs indeed will be led from behind.

“If we were going to develop the truck of the future, we had to start with the trailer of

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