STEMCO recently achieved a sales milestone of 50,000 TrailerTail rear tail trailer fairings (boat tails).
In late 2015, STEMCO’s new TrailerTail production facility in Longview, Texas, came online to help the company keep pace with demand for its aerodynamic components. In 2015 alone, the company sold more than 13,000 units to over 450 customers, equating to more than 9 million gallons of combined fuel savings – or approximately $18 million, the company says.
“We saw tremendous demand for the TrailerTail in 2015 – even with lower fuel prices. As the price of diesel begins to creep back up,” says Bob Montgomery, Vice President of the STEMCO Innovative Tire & Mileage Solutions group, “and fleets begin to put a greater focus on fuel and energy savings, we expect to see even higher sales of aerodynamic solutions like the TrailerTail.”
Demand for the TrailerTail is expected to increase in 2016 in the U.S., as well as in Canada where Quebec Transport Minister Jacques Daoust recently signed a decree approving the use of foldable aerodynamic fairings in the province. Prior to the decree, which was posted in the March 23 edition of The Canada Gazette, drivers were required to close TrailerTail devices while driving in the province. The decree went into effect April 15, 2016.