Experiences

Change is not without its impacts. Aerodynamic improvements of road vehicles are no exception to this rule:

  • The look and feel of the vehicle can change. The boat tail shown on this site is a clear example of an aerodynamic aid that will need attention from the driver. The feel of the truck will be different and should be addressed in a driver training.
  • Aerodynamic aids will change the envelope of a truck. Current restrictions on the total vehicle length should be reconsidered. Industry should get the legal space required to achieve reduction of emissions without jeopardizing their competitive strength.
  • More efficient road transport will create new opportunities for manufacturers and transporters. New companies can arise, market positions can be improved by reduced fuel costs.

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