Project: Smoothing the Flow at TNT Express and Somerfield using Truck Aerodynamic Styling

Reference: FBP1004

Last update: 13/04/2007 13:18:55

Objectives

To demonstrate using case study examples the benefits the freight indsutry can make by using aerodynamics on tractor units and semi-trailers.

Description

This Case Study, featuring TNT and Somerfield shows how the use of aerodynamic features have achieved fuel savings for both fleets by using double-deck trunking operations, redesigned roof trailers and by undertaking a study of both aerodynamic vehicles and non-aerodynamic vehicles.

Contractor(s)

Faber Maunsell
Lynnfield House, Chrurch Street, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 4DZ
+ 44 (0)161 927 8397

Contract details

Cost to the Department: £7,510.00

Actual start date: 01 January 2006

Actual completion date: 01 June 2006

Publication(s)

Smoothing the Flow at TNT Express and Somerfield using Truck Aerodynamic Styling
Author: DfT - Freight Best Practice Programme
Publication date: 01/06/2006
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Source: Freight Best Practice Programme
More information: http://www.freightbestpractice.org.uk