Scaling Cleaner Freight Movement

Part Removal / Relocation – Tractor

Removing the fender or hood-mounted mirrors, grille guards, bug deflectors, sunshades, quarter fenders, and other features in the main air flow can lower resistance while the truck is in motion.

Each individual part can have a minor effect on drag and fuel economy; combined, they can add up to reduced fuel efficiency by as much as a few percent.  Each 1% in fuel efficiency can be up to $700 in annual fuel savings, decreasing the value of these add-on parts and making them good candidates for removal.

For more information on the effectiveness of removing parts, we recommend contacting your tractor builder.

Benefits

Fuel Savings (If Coupled with Higher Capacity and Higher Voltage Electrical System)

Challenges

Not Available for Most Vehicles as of March 2017

Increased Complexity of Electrical System

Higher Electrical System Voltage and Power Output Required

Reliability Issues

Increased Maintenance Costs

To learn more, download the Tractor Aerodynamics Confidence Report.
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