Scaling Cleaner Freight Movement

Vented Mud Flaps – Tractor

Vented mud flaps are designed with holes or other means for allowing air to flow through the flaps while maintaining the function of lowering water spray and deflecting objects.

Many different designs are commercially available and adoption is growing significantly.

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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