Mesilla Valley Transportation executive vice president Jimmy Ray says tractor-trailers in his fleet have logged over 8 million miles equipped with ATDynamics’ TrailerTail rear-drag aerodynamic panels and, as a result, have saved 60,000 gallons of fuel since August of 2010.
To date, Ray says 650 trailers in the Mesilla Valley fleet have been outfitted with TrailerTail rear-drag panels and have driven over 8 million highway miles since last summer. “According to our studies, the addition of TrailerTail panels to a trailer works out to a fuel economy gain of 4/10s of a gallon of fuel per mile. That figure rises to 8/10s of a gallon per mile when you combine a trailer tail with side skirts.”
Ray says Mesilla Valley is currently retrofitting its entire fleet of over 3,500 trailers with TrailerTail technology.