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 […]
Waitrose is trialling six dual-fuel trucks with aerodynamic trailers in a bid to reduce carbon emissions and improve fuel consumption in its own-account fleet.
Operators will not see longer, more aerodynamic truck cabs for at least another seven years after the European Parliament and EU countries last month agreed to prevent the introduction of such cabs until 2022.
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.