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Michelin Offers Aerodynamic Trailer Solution

| March 5, 2018


Michelin North America is launching an aerodynamic trailer solution kit for use on 53-foot dry-van truck load, refrigerated truck load and other long-haul and super-regional applications.

With the biggest drag on fuel efficiency occurring at 65 miles per hour, fleets and owner-operators look for aerodynamic solutions that cut fuel costs but do not increase maintenance costs nor require driver attention and costly repairs. MICHELIN ENERGY GUARD is an easy-to-use, fuel-efficient and aerodynamic solution. Consisting of a resilient trailer skirt, trailer-end fairings, aerodynamic mud flaps and a wake reducer, the integrated kit eliminates the need for “boat tails” or combining elements from various vendors.

“Fleets can be frustrated with the current market solutions for fuel savings as they strive to improve their margins and competitiveness,” said Adam Murphy, vice president, B2B marketing, Michelin North America. “Our MICHELIN ENERGY GUARD solution can result in a 7.4 percent fuel savings(2). Best of all, it requires no driver interaction in order to achieve these impressive results.”

The fully-integrated Energy Guard kit boasts several innovations with its patent-pending design. The resilient trailer skirt integrates with other aerodynamic components, while its advanced technology enables coverage and stiffness without sacrificing durability. The skirt’s flexible design folds out of the way if it strikes an obstacle or debris, while the trailer-end fairings direct airflow to the back of the trailer.

The wake reducer minimizes the effect of the recirculation zone behind the trailer. The trailer end fairings and wake reducer are automatically functioning, always activated requiring no driver actions. The aerodynamic mud flaps reduce vehicle drag and road spray. ENERGY GUARD is aimed to help fleets reduce fuel consumption without increasing maintenance expenses.


Category: Trucks

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