LOUISVILLE, KY. ATDynamics announced this week at the Mid-America Trucking Show that refrigerated carrier Prime Inc. will install its TrailerTail aerodynamic fairing on all new trailer purchases this year.
After extensive testing, including independent SAE Type II J1321 testing and wind tunnel testing, Prime found that a combination of TrailerTails and trailer skirts provided the greatest fuel savings at highway speed of any commercially available fairing technology, ATDynamics said.
“Many fleets which use owner-operators to pull their freight resist investing in fuel efficient trailer equipment or do the bare minimum to comply with regulations,” said Paul Higgins, Prime Inc.’s director of maintenance. “We believe that maximizing the fuel efficiency of our trailer fleet is in the long-term best interest of our drivers, the environment and the company’s bottom line. Our investment in TrailerTail technology will enhance the stability and safety of our trailers and raise the pay of our independent contractors helping them send more money home to their families.”
“Prime exemplifies a progressive company focused on rewarding hard working drivers and burning less fuel,” said Kyle Houston, vice president of sales, ATDynamics. “We are thrilled that Prime has chosen to integrate ATDynamics TrailerTail technology. They are setting an industry standard for how to spend less money on fuel and put more money into drivers pockets.”