SmartTruck Canada is the Canadian Distributor for the SmartTruckTM Aerodynamic Undertray System. The Undertray System is cutting edge technology that is designed to create aerodynamic efficiency in highway tractor-trailer units. The technology enables users to realize significant fuel savings, as well as meet C.A.R.B. / US EPA SmartWay requirements in the U.S.
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March 21-23, 2013 – Mid-America Trucking Show Booth #69200.
June 5-6, 2013 – Atlantic Truck Show Booth #323. www.atlantictruckshow.com
June 15-16, 2013 – APNA Trucking Show Booth #411 – 413. www.apnatruckshow.com
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SmartTruck Showcases Improved Aerodynamic Side Fairing at MATS 2013
New Design Allows Reefer Trailers to Utilize System for Improved Fuel Efficiency
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 22, 2013) – SmartTruck introduced a new, patented low-profile version of their trailer Side Fairing system today at the 2013 Mid-America Trucking Show. The new side fairings offer a .5 percent improvement over the previous model and, combined with the SmartTruck UnderTray System, deliver up to 10.5 percent in fuel savings. The new Side Fairing system will be available to customers in June.
“Our first generation Side Fairing design had excellent performance, but it would not fit on most reefer trailers with corrugated side panels,” said Steve Wulff, COO for SmartTruck. “So we went back to the design table to build a more universal product that will fit on all trailers.”
“We used a very complex computer optimization strategy to fine tune the aerodynamic shape of this new Side Fairing system while maintaining the needed low-profile design to allow for maximum swing door clearance,” said Mike Henderson, chief scientist for SmartTruck. “After 20,000 different design iterations, we had the shape we wanted-better performance out of a smaller part. The aerospace industry uses similar techniques for sophisticated wing design for new aircraft.”
The new Side Fairing system fits both dry van and reefer trailers as the leading edge component can mesh with corrugated trailer panels. The narrower fairing design-a one inch profile compared to the previous 1.75 inch profile-provides better swing clearance for trailer doors. The new fairings also deliver the same ease of installation that SmartTruck customers have come to expect.
“SmartTruck is an out-of-the-box fuel economy improvement solution partner, and our fleet of 900 trailers is fully deployed with their UT6 trailer aerodynamic solution,” said Brad Pinchuk, president of Hirschbach Motor Lines. “Fuel is our largest expense and their UT6 product has improved our highway fuel efficiency by roughly 7 percent. Mike Henderson and team have recently developed new side fairings to add to the rear sides of our reefer trailers, which we expect to yield an additional 3 percent MPG improvement at highway speeds. Needless to say, we’ve been anxiously awaiting their arrival and are planning a rapid deployment. We can hardly wait to see what SmartTruck comes up with next.”
“In addition to the fuel economy improvements, our drivers consistently report being less fatigued pulling trailers with SmartTruck’s UT6,” said Pinchuk. “The channeling of air to the rear of the trailers apparently has the added benefit of allowing the trailers to pull straighter. Our maintenance team is also a fan of the UT6 for allowing more air to reach our trailer tires and brakes, which we believe will yield longer life.”
CUTTING OUT AERODYNAMICS
Has your Aerodynamic device been altered since it was EPA SmartWay verified through SAE J1321 testing, either by the manufacture, a dealer or yourself?
It is important to ensure that your Aerodynamic device has not been altered, as per the directive below as it may not be C.A.R.B Compliant.
The California Air Resources Board has posted on its website: www.arb.ca.gov
“Implementation Guidance for Modifying Trailer Aerodynamic Technologies” (Posted October 25, 2012)”
The Tractor-Trailer GHG regulation (section 95300 to 95312, title 17 California Code of Regulations) requires owners of affected 53-foot or longer box-type trailers to install aerodynamic technologies on their trailers. These SmartWay trailer technologies, which by definition requires:
Some examples of modification to SmartWay trailer technologies requiring Executive Officer approval:
Skirts that have been cut or altered for ground clearance since the testing are not C.A.R.B Compliant.
For more information on C.A.R.B Compliant aerodynamic solutions that are 100% without alterations – feel free to contact SmartTruck Canada’s head office, Winnipeg, Manitoba 1-204-633-2143 or 1-855-453-0133.
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