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Bengts fleet reduced fuel consumption by 6%
04 October 2019
When Bengts Åkeri in Örebro Sweden mounted Ecosense Trailer Assist on the roof air deflector on one of their semi trucks, fuel consumption decreased by as long as 6 percent. In addition to lower fuel cost, it also means lower carbon dioxide emissions.
Ecosense Trailer Assist is an upgrade package to existing roof air deflectors on trucks. It automatically sets the angle of the roof air deflector to an aerodynamically optimum position, without the operator having to do anything. This reduces air resistance, which lowers fuel consumption and emissions.
"I was first a bit skeptical about the installation on this particular truck. Partly because it is a truck with a small roof air deflector, partly because we did not think that the truck changed the trailer height especially often. But a decrease of just over six percent speaks its own language. Spontaneously, I think we have more trucks in operation that can save even more fuel, says Håkan Johansson at Bengts Åkeri in Örebro AB.
As one of the test companies with a field-tested system, Bengts Åkeri has mounted Ecosense Trailer Assist on a Volvo FH Globetrotter XL tractor truck. It changes daily between a 4.0 meter trailer and a 4.2 meter.
"When Rumblestrip suggested that we test Ecosense Trailer Assist on this truck, I was, as I said, skeptical. At the same time, I know from experience how important the air resistance is for fuel consumption. That it performed this good shows that it works. The next step will be to check how many more of our trucks can save fuel with Ecosense Trailer Assist, says Håkan Johansson.
For more information:
Milad Pouyanmehr, CEO Rumblestrip AB, +46 (0)76 760 74 03, [email protected]
More info at www.rumblestrip.tech