How Ryder Systems saved 4.1% on fuel with TruckWings
The equivalent of 20,000 lbs. of CO2 per truck per year
The Opportunity for Fuel Savings is in the Tractor-Trailer Gap
Fast-moving air in the gap creates an area of suction, resulting in drag and instability on the tractor.
90% of the time trucks are at highway speeds and do not require a turning gap.
Closing the gap at highway speeds can save thousands of dollars in lifetime fuel costs for every truck.
How do TruckWings Work?
TruckWings™ is a tractor-mounted aerodynamic device that automatically closes the gap between cab and trailer to reduce drag, improve stability, and increase fuel efficiency.
- Patented tractor-mounted
aerodynamic device activates to close the trailer gap at 52 MPH
- No driver interaction is required to open or close—TruckWings are fully automatic
- Cloud connected for 100%
transparent uptime reporting
Meet ESG Goals
Each TruckWings reduces 20,000 lbs/yr in carbon emissions
Reduce Fuel Costs
Proven savings of 3-6% MPG with 12-18 month ROI resulting in millions of dollars saved per fleet
Improves Driver Experience
TruckWings are fully automated and don’t require any driver interaction while improving stability, especially in cross winds.
Durable and Low Maintenance
Aerospace-grade aluminum has proven durability of almost half a billion miles driven and outperforms side extenders.
Cloud connected telematics device with customer dashboards for 100% transparency.
Ryder Fuel Test Results
2.7 Million Miles Driven with 30 Day Cabs
- 4.1% Improved MPG
- Deployment 86% of all miles driven
and 97% of all highway miles
- Positive driver feedback
- 100% tractor uptime
What Drivers Say About TruckWings
“I suspected it would be troublesome but so far it’s been good & smooth – I don’t even realize when it opens or shuts.”
“So easy, they come right out when you’re on the highway. So smooth.”
“Only sometimes I see the shade from the window of the wings opening and that’s about it. It works well!”