STEMCO, an EnPro Industries company, has announced the introduction of TrailerTail Covered, a rear trailer fairing designed to increase driver usage, fuel efficiency and return on investment (ROI).
The TrailerTail Covered fairing features side panels that cover the lockrod handles on most trailer styles, requiring operators to deploy the TrailerTail fairing in order to open or close the trailer’s rear doors.
“We’ve seen tremendous improvements over the past two years in the number of TrailerTail fairings open while on the road, saving fleets an additional five percent or more on their fuel bill, but we continue to develop solutions to increase the odds drivers will open their TrailerTail before driving,” said Bob Montgomery, vice president of STEMCO Innovative Tire and Mileage Solutions.
“TrailerTail Covered makes opening and closing the TrailerTail an integral part of a driver’s process by linking it to operating the trailer doors.”
By streamlining airflow at the back of the trailer, TrailerTail fairings not only reduce fuel consumption, they also improve safety, reduce driver fatigue and lessen equipment wear and tear by increasing vehicle stability. To date, over 50,000 TrailerTail units have been sold in North America, saving companies over $150 million and reducing their carbon footprint.
The TrailerTail Covered is available for the TrailerTail Trident and TrailerTail 4×4 manual deployment systems. There is no additional cost for TrailerTail Covered.
Companies also have the alternative option of using AutoDeploy technology, which features a built-in speed sensor that automatically deploys a TrailerTail when the vehicle reaches 35 mph.