November 8, 2013
C.R. England, Inc. and ATDynamics, Inc. announce a partnership to maximize the aerodynamic efficiency of C.R. England semi-trailers.
After extensive joint fuel-economy testing, C.R. England will begin deployment of ATDynamics’ fuel-saving TrailerTail technology this November.
“C.R. England is committed to finding ways to improve our operating efficiency as well as minimize our impact on the environment,” says Corey England, executive vice president 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.”
TrailerTails are mounted to a semi-trailer’s rear doors and reduce aerodynamic drag at the flat rear surface of the trailer. According to ATDynamics, their origami design allows the devices to completely collapse out of the way when the trailer doors are opened to allow the loading and unloading of cargo.
“Over sixty percent of the nation’s freight is hauled by trucks,” says 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.”