SmartPlanet: Smarter aerodynamics make big rigs more fuel efficient

Summary:The new truck designs will provide trucks more fuel efficiency, possibly saving the trucking industry as much as $10 billion in fuel costs.

The scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are testing new drag reduction devices that could one day make large trucks more aerodynamic. The new truck designs will provide trucks more fuel efficiency, possibly saving the trucking industry as much as $10 billion  in fuel costs.

Topics: CXO

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