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Old 11-14-2006, 07:07 PM   #1
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Study: Improvements in Large Truck Aerodynamics Could Save Nearly One Billion Gallons

Study: Improvements in Large Truck Aerodynamics Could Save US Nearly One Billion Gallons of Fuel Annually

http://www.greencarcongress.com/2006...improveme.html

The widespread application of new aerodynamic technologies on tractor-trailer trucks could cut US fuel consumption by nearly one billion gallons per year, according to the results of a two-year collaborative study conducted by members of the Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA) and the US Department of Energy (DOE).


Four TMA members?International Truck and Engine Corporation, Freightliner LLC, Mack Trucks, Inc. and Volvo Trucks North America?representing 75% of the US market for Class 8 trucks teamed with the DOE to study a variety of design improvements that would reduce aerodynamic drag and significantly improve fuel efficiency.

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Old 11-15-2006, 12:26 AM   #2
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http://autospeed.drive.com.au/cms/A_1094/article.html

Intriguing non-conventional drag reduction techniques for trucks and cars...
That article ?Making Trucks Fly!?- should not be confused with ?Truck with Flies?
They are totally different things.

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uh, ur img's hitting on me....
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why wouldnt the trucking industry make efforts like this on their own??? its saving them money!
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why wouldnt the trucking industry make efforts like this on their own??? its saving them money!
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