SALT LAKE CITY, Utah and HAYWARD, Calif. — November 7, 2013 — C.R. England, Inc., the largest temperature-controlled carrier in the world and ATDynamics, Inc., the leading global supplier of semi-trailer rear-drag aerodynamics technology today announced a sustainable transportation partnership to maximize the aerodynamic efficiency of C.R. England semi-trailers. The adoption of TrailerTail® technology at C.R. England has the potential to reduce the company’s diesel consumption by more than two million gallons annually, the equivalent of offsetting the carbon emissions of over 7,000 passenger vehicles. After extensive joint fuel-economy testing, C.R. England will begin deployment of ATDynamics’ fuel-saving TrailerTail technology this November.
“C.R. England is committed to finding ways to improve our operating efficiency as well as minimize our impact on the environment,” said Corey England, Executive Vice President at C.R. England. “Our testing has shown that improved air flow at the rear of the trailer results in reduced fuel consumption. Installing TrailerTails on our latest group of new trailers will allow us to observe these benefits in a real world situation throughout our transportation network.”
TrailerTails are mounted to a semi-trailer’s rear doors and reduce aerodynamic drag at the flat rear surface of the trailer. Their patented origami design allows the devices to completely collapse out of the way when the trailer doors are opened to allow the loading and unloading of cargo.
“Over sixty percent of the nation’s freight is hauled by trucks,” said Andrew Smith, CEO of ATDynamics. “Forward thinking trucking companies like C.R England will play a significant role in reducing our dependence on foreign oil and the carbon emissions associated with the transportation of products we consume daily.”
C.R. England is a partner in the U.S EPA’s SmartWay Transport program and has won numerous awards for its leadership in sustainable transportation.
About C.R. England, Inc.
Founded in 1920, C.R. England, Inc. corporate headquarters are located in Salt Lake City, Utah and is one of North America’s largest transportation companies and world’s largest temperature-controlled carrier. C.R. England services include National, Mexico and Regional Truckload service in addition to Dedicated and Intermodal services. For more information, visit: www.crengland.com
About ATDynamics, Inc.
ATDynamics is the leading global supplier of semi-trailer rear-drag aerodynamics technology. Its flagship rear-drag reduction technology, TrailerTail, was first released in 2008 and 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
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