Could this be the future of trailer technology? It doesn’t take much to realize a square box being dragged down the road at 65 mph is anything but efficient in regards to aerodynamics. With that premise in mind Mercedes Benz engineers have designed a trailer to radically change the world as we know it.
Tests have shown that the duck tail fins at the back of the trailer reduce wind resistance by 18% percent. Working in tandem with all the other features and paired with the right truck and you just might see a yearly reduction in fuel consumption by 528 gallons. Multiply that number by the average diesel cost/gallon and you have a nice chunk of change. And don’t forget, the less fuel you burn the less CO2 that enters the atmosphere which makes Al Gore very happy.
Sources: Mercedes Benz