Congresswoman visits ATDynamics

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Updated Oct 14, 2010

ATDynamics Inc. announced Wednesday, Oct. 13, that Congresswoman Jackie Speier of California’s 12th District visited the headquarters of ATDynamics Inc. to learn more about the company’s aerodynamic technology, engineered and manufactured in South San Francisco, which it says has the potential to save the U.S. trucking industry more than $3 billion in fuel expenditures annually. ATDynamics says its technology is helping the freight industry reduce greenhouse gas emissions at a net profit and creating green jobs in California and nationwide.

Speier had the opportunity to operate one of the company’s TrailerTail products, the aerodynamic extension for tractor-trailers. “Every day in California, tractor-trailers burn five million gallons of diesel fuel,” Speier says. “By providing innovative technology that significantly reduces oil consumption, ATDynamics is helping to save trucking fleets money, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create green jobs in the 12th District. Innovation, smart public policy and a commitment to reducing fossil fuel dependence are the reasons our region leads the nation in clean-tech innovation.”

Speier was hosted by Andrew F. Smith, founder and chief executive officer of ATDynamics, along with other senior executives. “We are grateful to Congresswoman Speier for her visit and recognition,” Smiths says. “A tractor-trailer traveling at highway speeds without a tail is wasting fuel and contributing unnecessarily to global warming. Our company is dedicated to setting a new standard for fuel efficiency among trucking fleets. The innovative mindset in this region of California drove us to expand our company’s operations here.”