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Truck Aerodynamic Styling (GPG308)

PROJECTS
Funding
United Kingdom
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Duration
-
Status
Complete with results
Geo-spatial type
Other
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Vehicle design and manufacturing (VDM)
Transport mode
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Transport sectors
Freight transport

Overview

Background & Policy context

This Guide offers truck operators practical information on aerodynamically effective trucks and appropriate add-on features. Typically, the primary function of aerodynamic devices fitted to trucks is to reduce vehicle fuel consumption and, hence, improve cost savings. The majority of this Guide is devoted to helping you predict and realise fuel savings that can be obtained by applying aerodynamic features to your particular truck fleet. From the outset, it is emphasised that the total savings attainable depend on many fleet-specific factors, a typical example being the annual distance travelled by each truck. Moreover, separate fleets will have differing priorities when selecting aerodynamic features. Such features should be considered within the operational context of your fleet.

Objectives

The Guide describes how to:

  1. evaluate the effectiveness of aerodynamic styling relative to other fuel-saving methods;
  2. be aware of the range of aerodynamic devices available; assess the relevance of sales claims made by manufacturers of add-on aerodynamic features;
  3. estimate the fuel savings offered by application of aerodynamic devices to your fleet;
  4. anticipate any secondary effects (either beneficial or adverse) conferred by each of the devices;
  5. maximise the fuel savings offered by any aerodynamics fitted.
Methodology

Production of guidelines for industry.

Funding

Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Type of funding
Public (national/regional/local)

Results

A Good Practice Guide that offers truck operators practical information on aerodynamically effective trucks and appropriate add-on features.

Policy implications

Aerodynamic features save truck operators fuel costs and reduce emmissions.


Freight

Key Findings
No results directly relevant to this theme. However, please note that some findings relevant to the project's key theme (Vehicle Technology) are generically applicable.

 

Policy Implications
No policy implications directly relevant to this theme. However, please note that some policy implications relevant to the project's key theme (Vehicle Technology) are generically applicable.



Road

Key Findings
No results directly relevant to this theme. However, please note that some findings relevant to the project's key theme (Vehicle Technology) are generically applicable.

 

Policy Implications
No policy implications directly relevant to this theme. However, please note that some policy implications relevant to the project's key theme (Vehicle Technology) are generically applicable.



Intermodal

Key Findings
No results directly relevant to this theme. However, please note that some findings relevant to the project's key theme (Vehicle Technology) are generically applicable.

 

Policy Implications
No policy implications directly relevant to this theme. However, please note that some policy implications relevant to the project's

Partners

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