The Province of New Brunswick recently enacted a deferred enforcement policy on Nov. 25, 2014 to officially allow full length, maximum efficiency “boat tail’ aerodynamic devices to operate within its territory as an interim measure in advance of Provincial legislative changes.
The Province of Ontario also has enacted a similar deferred enforcement policy and Nova Scotia has implemented a permit system making TrailerTails legal in those Provinces. The remaining Provinces are currently reviewing their interim policies.
Keltic Transportation, a full service transportation solutions provider based in New Brunswick, Canada, has announced its intentions to take advantage of the new ruling and deploy 90 of ATDynamics’ TrailerTail Trident aerodynamic devices in its fleet by the end of 2014.
“Reducing the environmental impact of our operations through reduced fuel consumption was the primary driver of our investment in TrailerTail technology and so we acted as soon we were able to legally operate the equipment in our home Province,” says Mike Clements, vice president of corporate operations at Keltic Transportation.
“We are early technology adopters and are keen to implement technology, which gives us competitive advantage and adds value to our customers by keeping their shipping costs as low as possible. TrailerTails also benefit our drivers through better trailer handling, which reduces driver fatigue and improves their day-to-day work experience.”
In the last 60 days, leading trucking fleets across Canada have placed orders for more than 1,000 TrailerTails, providing evidence of the strong demand from Canadian fleets to implement additional fuel saving and emission reducing technologies in their operations, ATDynamics says.