March 2018

Overdrive Magazine | Trucking Business News & Owner Operator Info

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42 | Overdrive | March 2018 EquipmEnt spotlight BY DEAN SMALLWOOD Aerodynamic Add-Ons XStream Trucking TruckWings XStream Trucking's TruckWings active-aerody- namic device covers the tractor-trailer gap and helps eliminate tur- bulence caused by movement and high winds, leading to fuel savings, lower carbon emissions and smoother rides due to less lane drift. TruckWings is designed to work at highway speeds, automatically deploying large panels to cover the gap's sides and top. The panels, made of high-impact glass-reinforced composites, create a con- tinuous connection between the truck and trailer that allows the air to flow smoothly over the truck's entire length. When the truck slows down, the panels retract without driver intervention, providing clearance for turns at any angle. XStreamTrucking.com FlowBelow Trailer AeroSlider FlowBelow's Trailer AeroSlider system is designed to complement existing trailer skirts, tails and other devices to help improve airflow around the wheels. The Trailer AeroSlider mounts directly to and travels with the sliding trailer suspension and includes FlowBelow's quick-release system for trailer wheel covers in combi- nation with a fairing between the wheels and aerody- namic mudflaps. FlowBelow.com Stemco TrailerTail Trident 3x3 Stemco's TrailerTail Trident 3×3 is a three- sided 3-foot-long device designed to reduce semi-trailer suction drag and provide about 90 percent of the fuel savings benefit of the company's longer 4×4 version that comes with an addi- tional lower panel. The company's EasyLatch system is designed to allow drivers to deploy and collapse the device with no interaction, and its EasyInstall hardware system is designed to allow for 30-minute installation on a dry van trailer. Stemco.com SmartTruck LeadEdge Top Fairing SmartTruck's LeadEdge Top Fairing for trailers is designed to improve fuel economy by reducing drag while using existing airflow to help create lift. The plas- tic nose fairing is engineered for durability, UV stability and impact forgiveness. It is designed to be installed on both 53-foot dry van trailers and 28-foot pup trailers and to fit most trailer specifications to accommodate a variety of lights and exhaust vents. SmartTruckAero.com

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