March 28, 2014
“We are pleased to partner with ATDynamics to offer TrailerTail DropFrame technology as an option to our customers to help them reduce their fuel costs and green their fleets,” says Charles Ducas, senior vice president of sales, marketing and business development at Kentucky Trailer.
Kentucky Trailer is the largest manufacturer of the specialty drop frame trailers widely used by the moving and storage and snack food industries. The companies say the extended height of the drop frame trailer creates additional aerodynamic turbulence at the back of the trailer, making it an ideal match for TrailerTail technology, which significantly reduces semi-trailer rear-drag and improves fuel efficiency.
“The additional surface area created by the taller van body makes TrailerTail DropFrame the highest efficiency TrailerTail model available,” says Kyle Houston, vice president of North American sales at ATDynamics. “TrailerTail DropFrame technology would save a customer approximately 11 gallons of diesel fuel for every 1000 miles driven at highway speed.”
TrailerTail technology also enhances vehicle safety by reducing spray in wet weather and improves vehicle stability in high winds, ATDynamics says. The durability of TrailerTail hardware and components has been proven through more than 1 billion miles of on-road performance in all weather and climate conditions.