Skirting the issue

Sauer, Bruce
August 2010
Trailer / Body Builders;Aug2010, Vol. 51 Issue 10, p8
Trade Publication
The author discusses the cost-effectiveness of installing skirts on truck trailers in compliance with a California Air Resources Board (CARB) requirement that aims to improve the fuel efficiency of trucks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The state has made available a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help truckers install the skirts. The author asserts that factors such as purchase price, weight, ground clearance and durability offset the cost-effectiveness of the skirts.


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