17 Jun '12, 11pm

Did u know: Heavy trucks account for 17% of all petroleum use in the U.S. This device can help cut the waste:

Did u know: Heavy trucks account for 17% of all petroleum use in the U.S. This device can help cut the waste:

As gas prices increase, shipping continues to get more costly. Heavy trucks account for 17% of all petroleum use in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Energy , and increased shipping costs are often passed on to consumers in the form of higher retail prices. The design of semi trucks is being re-imagined to reduce drag and save money on fuel. One of these innovations is the TrailerTail , a thermoplastic box that looks like a large piece of origami. Don’t Miss: Save $1,347 on Gas This Year The TrailerTail works by reducing the drag behind a trailer. This reduces the amount of spray the truck generates in wet weather and discourages other drivers from tailgating, simultaneously increasing fuel efficency and promoting road safety. Once attached, the device automatically opens and closes in four seconds. The TrailerTail delivers 6.6% fuel efficiency gains a...

Full article: http://earth911.com/news/2012/06/08/atdynamics-trailertai...

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