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Fleets Boost Investments in Trailer Aerodynamics, NACFE Report Finds

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Fleets have ramped up their investments in trailer aerodynamics systems in recent years to improve fuel economy, and federal regulations are expected to drive further adoption, a new report found. About a fourth of all dry van and refrigerated trailers on the road in the United States have at least one aerodynamic technology installed, according to a new report from Trucking Efficiency, a joint effort between the North American Council for Freight Efficiency and Carbon War Room aimed at boosting freight efficiency. The report also said prices for trailer aerodynamic technologies — particularly side skirts — have decreased significantly due to a greater competition among suppliers, higher sales volumes leading to lower costs and increased availability of devices directly from trailer manufacturers.