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Bergstrom to sponsor Breaking11

BergstromBergstrom Inc., announces it is sponsoring Breaking11, an organization that specializes in achieving increased fuel efficiency while lowering emissions and operating costs for Class 8 tractor-trailer combinations.

Breaking11, which is led by engineer and veteran truck driver Michael Niss, was created to make 11+ miles per gallon a reality for those in the trucking industry. By using a combination of existing technologies and aerodynamic features, Bergstrom says Breaking11 hopes to create a truck that will maximize fuel efficiency, lower operating costs and produce cleaner emissions, reducing the carbon footprint of Class 8 tractor-trailer combinations.

The concept truck created by Niss and his team is a 2015 Kenworth T660 Glider with an 86-in. AeroCab AERODYNE Sleeper. It is powered by a remanufactured Detroit Diesel 12.7L 60 series engine with an Eaton Fuller 13-speed transmission. The tractor – affectionately referred to as “Faith” – pulls a 2015 MAC aluminum low ride flatbed, covered with a contoured Quick Draw Tarpaulin System, Bergstrom says.

As a sponsor, Bergstrom is providing Breaking11 a NITE Phoenix unit with an Espar heater, a basic install kit, a shore power battery charging system, Trojan batteries and a 2,000-watt inverter, the company says.

“We are proud to support Breaking11 in their mission to craft a more fuel-efficient and economical unit,” says Bill Gordon, division president of Bergstrom Parts, LLC. “At Bergstrom, we are big believers in practical approaches to solving real world problems and ‘Faith’ is a perfect example of this. It’s a working rig that actually hauls freight throughout North America.”

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