HAYWARD, CA–(Marketwired – Sep 4, 2013) – ATDynamics, the leading global supplier of semi-trailer rear-drag aerodynamics technology, today announced that effective immediately, Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC), North America’s leading producer of semi-trailers and liquid transportation systems, will offer ATDynamics TrailerTails® as an option on select semi-trailer dry van and refrigerated van models. Integrating TrailerTails into Wabash National production control systems offers fleet owners a convenient and cost effective way to equip new semi-trailers with state-of-the-art aerodynamics technology for maximum fuel efficiency.
TrailerTails are lightweight, thermoplastic composite fairings that can be installed to the back of dry or refrigerated semi-trailers to reduce low-pressure aerodynamic drag behind the trailer. They complement Wabash National’s DuraPlate® AeroSkirt® products, which reduce drag underneath the trailer. TrailerTails have been independently tested and are SmartWay® verified as Advanced Trailer End Fairings, providing greater than 5% fuel economy improvement at highway speeds.
“Wabash National is an industry-leading manufacturer dedicated to innovation in trailer technology,” said Andrew Smith, CEO and founder of ATDynamics. “We are honored to be working closely with them to offer TrailerTails to leading North American fleets.”
TrailerTail technology has the potential to save the U.S. freight industry more than $20 billion in diesel fuel costs over the next decade. Equipping the U.S. long-haul trailer fleet with TrailerTails will eliminate more than 50 million metric tons of CO2 emissions over the next decade at a net profit to the industry.
About ATDynamics, Inc.
ATDynamics is the leading global supplier of semi-trailer rear-drag aerodynamics technology. Its flagship rear-drag reduction technology, TrailerTail, is part of a suite of products engineered to reduce the fuel consumption of the freight transportation industry. Based in Hayward, California, ATDynamics is the recipient of numerous innovation awards and is a founding member of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency. ATDynamics is an affiliate of the U.S. EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership, member of the American Trucking Association’s Technology Maintenance Council and is a key partner in the DOE funded Super Truck initiative. For more information visit:www.atdynamics.com.
About Wabash National Corporation
Headquartered in Lafayette, Ind., Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC) is a diversified industrial manufacturer and North America’s leading producer of semi trailers and liquid transportation systems. Established in 1985, the company specializes in the design and production of dry freight vans, refrigerated vans, platform trailers, intermodal equipment, liquid tank trailers, frac tanks, engineered products, and composite products. Wabash National’s operations are largely organized under three wholly owned subsidiaries: Transcraft Corporation, Walker Group Holdings LLC and Wabash National Trailer Centers, Inc. Its innovative products are sold under the following brand names: Wabash National®, Transcraft®, Benson®, DuraPlate®, ArcticLite®, Walker Transport, Walker Stainless Equipment, Walker Defense Group, Walker Barrier Systems, Walker Engineered Products, Brenner® Tank, Beall ®, Garsite, Progress Tank, TST®, Bulk Tank International and Extract Technology®. To learn more, visit www.wabashnational.com.