Trailer manufacturers are warning that cab manufacturers could delay the delivery of EU legislation aimed at improving truck and trailer aerodynamics. The draft legislation, which is out for consultation this month, aims to change current regulations on truck and trailer dimensions to allow for more rounded truck fronts and the addition of aerodynamic devices, such as boat tails, on the back of trailers. The proposed changes to the regulations could deliver operators fuel savings of up to 10% a year […]
Wincanton has taken delivery of 115 new tractor units equipped with powered, height-adjustable roof fairings, reporting that height-matched fairings improve fuel consumption by about 5% compared with conventional fixed fairings.
The FTA has welcomed the approval by Transport MEPs of draft truck design rule changes, which will allow manufacturers to exceed current maximum length and weight dimensions.