Aerodynamic advantages for trucking fleets

Aerodynamic advantages for trucking fleets

Though many things have changed in this industry over the past century-plus, certain things haven’t. Trucking fleets still try to deliver goods and products as quickly and economically as possible—and the air does its best to disrupt the success of that journey.

Scientific studies have shown that a truck and trailer combination moves tremendous amounts of air—at 55 MPH, trucks displace as much as 18 tons of air for every mile traveled. To get to that point, half its engine horsepower and half of its fuel are required just to overcome aerodynamic drag.

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