Salt Lake City, Utah-based refrigerated carrier C.R. England is deploying 200 TrailerTails on units beginning this month. TrailerTail technology, manufactured by ATDynamics, is attached to the rear doors of trailers and reduces the aerodynamic drag. In the case of C.R. England, the company could see a diesel fuel reduction of 2 million gals. annually with the technology, ATDynamics said.
“C.R. England is committed to finding ways to improve our operating efficiency as well as minimize our impact on the environment,” said Corey England, executive vice president of operations support at C.R. England. “Our testing has shown that improved air flow at the rear of the trailer results in reduced fuel consumption. Installing TrailerTails on our latest group of new trailers will allow us to observe these benefits in a real world situation throughout our transportation network. We are expecting positive results.”
The patented origami design of the TrailerTail allows the device to completely collapse out of the way when the trailer doors are opened to allow the loading and unloading of cargo.
“Over 60% of the nation’s freight is hauled by trucks,” said Andrew Smith, CEO of ATDynamics. “Forward thinking trucking companies like C.R England will play a significant role in reducing our dependence on foreign oil and the carbon emissions associated with the transportation of products we consume daily. ATDynamics is proud to deliver the most durable, highest performance fuel efficiency solutions at the lowest cost to our fleet partners who share our commitment to environmental sustainability.”