Utility’s Aerodynamic Devices Put to the Test

Recently on their Pecos, TX test track, MVT Solutions conducted fuel economy tests on Utility’s Aerodynamic Side Skirt (USS-120A-4) and the Utility Aerodynamic Tail (UAT). Test results on a Utility trailer showed that fuel savings for the USS-120A-4 side skirt and UAT added up to 746 gallons per 100,000 miles.

Made from UV-protected bi-directional fiberglass reinforced plastic for extended skirt life, Utility’s USS-120A-4 Aerodynamic Side Skirt is a standard feature on both the 3000R® reefer and the 4000D-X Composite® dry van. Comprised of two full-height side fairings and one full-width roof fairing, the optional UAT is constructed from a UV-protected thermoplastic composite.

“Over the years we’ve conducted several rigorous tests at our state-of-the-art R&D facility, but a third-party fuel economy test gives us calculations that validate our own results”

“Our customers can see the positive impact on profitability that our Utility Side Skirt and UAT will have. Compared to other trailer tails, our UAT is also light weight, coming in at approximately 25 lbs. Plus, it has the advantage of being installed by us, and it includes a 5-year factory warranty.”

“Improving fuel economy is the fastest way to better the bottom line. We believe that together, the Utility Side Skirt and the UAT will deliver the best ROI in the aerodynamic segment of the industry.”

Brett Olsen, Marketing Manager for Utility

Utility offers a fuel savings calculator on its website to give fleets an idea of how much they could potentially save by using its aerodynamic products.

 

See how much fuel you can save.

Calculate fuel savings here:  https://www.utilitytrailer.com/aerodynamic-savings/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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