Study backs aluminum's benefits

Weber, Rick
December 2010
Trailer / Body Builders;Dec2010, Vol. 52 Issue 2, p39
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the benefits of a tractor-trailer combination with high aluminum content, based on a study commissioned by the Aluminum Association in 2010. Such combination will reportedly lead to 6.5% more payload or 6.5% fewer trips and a 5.7% fuel savings a year for the average fleet. According to Todd Sumne of Alcoa, the study was aimed at quantifying the fuel-economy impact of weight reduction with aluminum specific to U.S. drive cycles. One of the cycles is the Highway Fuel Economy Test.


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