Shaving weight, saving fuel

Weber, Rick
January 2007
Trailer / Body Builders;Jan2007, Vol. 48 Issue 3, p68
Trade Publication
The article features the new cargo van concept designed by Dave Brown for fuel economy and weight reduction. Brown has taken out 2500 pounds of weight from the truck's original weight by using composite materials and a multitude of other lightweight options. Brown figures he might be able to reduce the weight by another 400-500 pounds by using aluminum underbody cargo boxes and integrating them with aerodynamic side skirting.


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