TrailerTail technology, which reduces semitrailer rear-drag and improves fuel efficiency, is now available on Kentucky Trailer’s drop frame trailers.
Kentucky Trailer, one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of custom trailers, and ATDynamics, the leading global supplier of semitrailer rear-drag aerodynamics technology, have announced that Kentucky Trailer will begin offering TrailerTail DropFrame technology as a standard option on 2014 new trailer orders.
“We are pleased to partner with ATDynamics to offer TrailerTail DropFrame technology as an option to our customers to help them reduce their fuel costs and green their fleets,” said Charles Ducas, senior vice president of sales, marketing and business development at Kentucky Trailer.
The U.S. Department of Energy, in partnership with Kentucky Trailer, confirmed the efficacy of TrailerTail technology at the world’s largest wind tunnel at the NASA Ames Research Center.
The extended height of the drop frame trailer creates additional aerodynamic turbulence at the back of the trailer, making it “an ideal match for TrailerTail technology, which significantly reduces semitrailer rear-drag and improves fuel efficiency,” said Kyle Houston, ATDynamics’ vice president of North American Sales.
“The additional surface area created by the taller van body makes TrailerTail DropFrame the highest efficiency TrailerTail model available,” he noted. “TrailerTail DropFrame technology would save a customer approximately 11 gallons of diesel fuel for every 1000 miles driven at highway speed.”
TrailerTail technology also enhances vehicle safety by reducing spray in wet weather and improves vehicle stability in high winds, added Houston. The durability of TrailerTail hardware and components has been proven through more than 1 billion miles of on-road performance in all weather and climate conditions.