HAYWARD, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 21, 2013) - ATDynamics, the leading global supplier of semi-trailer rear-drag aerodynamics technology, announced today at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) that Prime Inc., one of the largest refrigerated trucking fleets in the United States, after extensive fuel economy and durability testing, is installing fuel-saving TrailerTail® aerodynamic fairings on all remaining new trailers purchased by Prime in 2013. ATDynamics CEO Andrew Smith will hold a press conference today to discuss the forthcoming deployment at 11:00 a.m. in Conference Room 105 at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville Convention Center in Kentucky.
A large percentage of Prime's fleet is comprised of independent owner-operator drivers who pay for their own fuel and who will directly benefit from Prime's investment in fuel efficient TrailerTail-equipped trailers. After extensive technology evaluation, including independent SAE Type II J1321 testing and wind tunnel testing, Prime found that a combination of TrailerTails and trailer skirts provided the greatest fuel savings at highway speed of any commercially available fairing technology.
"Many fleets which use owner-operators to pull their freight resist investing in fuel efficient trailer equipment or do the bare minimum to comply with regulations," said Paul Higgins, Prime Inc.'s Director of Maintenance. "We believe that maximizing the fuel efficiency of our trailer fleet is in the long-term best interest of our drivers, the environment and the company's bottom line. Our investment in TrailerTail technology will enhance the stability and safety of our trailers and raise the pay of our independent contractors helping them send more money home to their families."
"Prime exemplifies a progressive company focused on rewarding hard working drivers and burning less fuel," said Kyle Houston, Vice President of Sales, ATDynamics. "We are thrilled that Prime has chosen to integrate ATDynamics TrailerTail technology. They are setting an industry standard for how to spend less money on fuel and put more money into drivers pockets."
More than 12,000 ATDynamics TrailerTails are currently deployed in the United States with more than 50,000 expected on U.S. highways by 2014. ATDynamics will showcase its award-winning line of aerodynamic technology in booth #12048 at the Mid-America Truck Show.
About Prime Inc.
Founded in 1970 by Robert Low, Prime Inc. is North America's most successful refrigerated, flatbed, tanker and logistics trucking company. Headquartered in Springfield, Mo., Prime's personnel, equipment and technology remains on the cutting edge of the transportation industry, and the company's growth remains steady and well managed. For more information about the driving opportunities at Prime Inc., please visit www.primeinc.com or call 1-877-PRIME-JOB.
About ATDynamics, Inc.
ATDynamics is the leading global supplier of semi-trailer rear-drag aerodynamics technology. Its flagship rear-drag reduction technology, TrailerTail, was first released in 2008 and is part of a suite of products engineered to reduce the fuel consumption of the freight transportation industry. Based in Hayward, California, ATDynamics is the recipient of numerous innovation awards and is a founding member of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency. ATDynamics is an affiliate of the U.S. EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership, member of the American Trucking Association's Technology Maintenance Council and is a key partner in the DOE funded Super Truck initiative. For more information visit: www.atdynamics.com.