9/3/2012 6:22:48 PM
Trailer Skirts. Love them or hate them, It's the latest craze for aero. Thoughts?
I just took delivery of 3 reefer trailers with skirts. These are a first for my fleet. I have heard skirts will improve your fuel economy, but you will get the greatest improvement if the tractor you pull with is also aero friendly. In other words: The same trailer will perform better behind an aerodynamic tractor v/s non aero. If you are driving a long hood truck with big air cleaners outside the hood, you will not see the full gain of the skirts. It all starts up front.