I hope all of you had a safe and wonderful Memorial Day weekend.
Usually, when I discuss aerodynamics, the subject is based on my fuel economy. It’s important to note that there are other benefits to having an aerodynamic truck and trailer. Safety is an important factor as well. First, during windy conditions, the more slippery the truck and trailer is to the air, the more difficult for the wind to affect your stability. Next, if the road is wet, my rain spray is dramatically reduced when compared to a traditional tractor trailer. Everything from the aerodynamic profile of the Cascadia, the side skirts on the tractor and trailer, the Nose Cone, wheel covers, trailer cross member protectors, flow through mud flaps and the rear vortex reducer all work together to channel the air smoothly from the top, bottom and sides of the unit. This makes it much easier to see cars and other vehicles in a rain storm. In the winter months, another benefit has been a market reduction of snow build up particularly under the trailer and above my trailer tandems. I’ve found it easy to maintain the cleanliness of the truck and trailer due to less nooks and crannies. This helps add to the trucks clean image for shippers, consignees and the general public. Below, I’ll post a few links for your review. Till next time, be safe…