Stemco Products Inc. has announced the TrailerTail Automatic fuel-saving system, a new version of the company’s TrailerTail (seen above) that deploys automatically when the trailer reaches 35 MPH. According to the company, this will ensure fuel savings on every trip, and removes the need for the driver to get out of the cab to open it manually.
The Automatic system also closes the TrailerTail when the truck stops or goes in reverse, preventing damage to the TrailerTail, trailer or dock doors. Closing the TrailerTail only when the vehicle comes to a full stop reduces the number of cycles the unit has to go through, minimizing component wear and tear. Also, if the trailer loses power, the TrailerTail will automatically close, allowing access to the cargo.
“Every trip is an opportunity for the TrailerTail Automatic to deliver fuel savings. We know that truck drivers have many responsibilities, and TrailerTail Automatic eliminates the need for drivers to open or close the TrailerTail,” said Prashanth Kamath, segment business leader for ITMS at Stemco. “It also ensures that fleets realize an average of 5% fuel savings, and maintenance managers don’t have to deal with damage to TrailerTail or dock doors due to drivers forgetting to close the TrailerTail.”