TMC Releases Research Reports on Fuel Economy and Electromechanical Brakes

ATLANTA, Feb. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --A Today, American Trucking Associations' Technology & Maintenance Council, in conjunction with FPInnovations' PIT Group, released a pair of reports detailing the effectiveness of the council's aerodynamic fuel savings calculator and investigating electromechanical brakes for tractor trailers.
TMC Releases Research Reports on Fuel Economy and Electromechanical Brakes
"TMC is at the vanguard of research into truck technologies, and through our partnership with PIT Group, we are able to demonstrate the value these systems can bring to our industry," said TMC Executive Director Robert Braswell. "These reports contain valuable insights into fuel economy and safety a?? two issues at the forefront of our Council's mission."In its evaluation of TMC's Interactive Aerodynamic Fuel Savings Calculator, PIT Group assessed a proposed update to the calculator, which provides equipment operators with an interactive mathematical tool to evaluate the potential fuel and economic savings of an aerodynamic device that has been tested using one of TMC's fuel economy testing procedures for Class 6-8 tractors coupled to commercial trailers of all types. After reviewing data from 87 tests conducted since 2007, which was separated into eleven categories of technologies and practices related to aerodynamic technologies for trailers, as well as data coming from other reliable sources that was judged to correlate with PIT Group test results, the PIT Group found the calculator: "helpful for fleet managers and owner-operators to evaluate the options for the adoption of aerodynamic technologies."
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