Truck Design to Aid Fuel Economy, Emissions Reduction

ThomasNet_logoby Tracey Schelmetic News
April 23, 2013

With fuel prices – particularly diesel – historically high, costs are a sore spot for trucking companies and profit margins are slimming. As a result, there has been burgeoning interest in new truck designs that make use of better aerodynamics to cut fuel consumption and emissions.

The European Union recently drafted new transport regulations that could save about $6,500 per year per rig in fuel costs. The new mandate, which will see trucks becoming longer, more rounded, and more aerodynamic, may cut emissions by 7 to 10 percent for a typical truck.

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