SOURCE: ATDynamics, Inc.

ATDynamics, Inc.

October 08, 2012 07:00 ET

ATDynamics Increases Investment in Its Rear-Drag Trailer Aerodynamics Technology to Capture the Underserved Global Market

U.S. EPA Verifies Additional TrailerTail Configuration as Advanced Trailer End Fairing; U.S. Fleets Move From TrailerTail Pilot Programs to Full Fleet Retrofits; ATDynamics to Invest in Rapid European Market Expansion

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Oct 8, 2012) - The American Trucking Association Management Conference & Exhibition -- ATDynamics, the leading global supplier of tractor-trailer rear-drag aerodynamics technology, announced today that it is pursuing an aggressive growth and product development strategy to provide fuel saving rear-drag aerodynamic fairings for four million high-mileage semi-trailers operating on US and international highways.

ATDynamics will showcase its market-proven TrailerTail® rear-drag aerodynamics technology at ATDynamics' booth number 649 at The American Trucking Association Management Conference and Exhibition, taking place today through October 10 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The company will also host a press conference at 11:10 a.m. today in room Surf A at the event venue.

Ten thousand ATDynamics TrailerTails circulating on US highways to date have logged over 300 million miles and saved over two million gallons of diesel fuel. Rapid international adoption of ATDynamics technology has the opportunity to save the transportation industry over US$80 billion in fuel costs over the next decade and offset the carbon emissions equivalent to taking over four million passenger vehicles off the road.

To achieve the company's aggressive growth objectives, ATDynamics continues to expand its TrailerTail product line to provide trucking fleets with effective and profitable rear-drag technologies to fit all trailer configurations and fleet operations. ATDynamics announced today the latest TrailerTail technology to be verified by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as an "Advanced Trailer End Fairing," the TrailerTail Trident. The TrailerTail Trident is an adaptation of the standard TrailerTail specifically designed for lower-mileage drop and hook operations and will provide stand-alone compliance with California Air Resources Board (CARB) requirements for trailer aerodynamics.

In September, ATDynamics announced the launch of the TrailerTail Eco-50 in the European market. The TrailerTail Eco-50 is designed to comply with a first of its kind semi-trailer length exemption for aerodynamic devices on European Union highways which is scheduled to be approved by the European Commission by the end of 2012.

Groupe Trans-West, of Montreal Canada, is one of many North American fleets which tested TrailerTail technology through the winter of 2011/2012 and which has now moved to retrofit its entire fleet in 2012. Groupe Trans-West will showcase ATDynamics flagship TrailerTail technology at the ATDynamics booth at the American Trucking Association Management Conference and Exhibition this week.

"ATDynamics has witnessed a fundamental shift in the U.S. trucking industry since our initial TrailerTail launch in 2008," said Andrew Smith, CEO of ATDynamics Inc. "Competitive fleets understand the fuel savings and durability of TrailerTail equipment and their principle focus now is to implement the most cost effective program possible. ATDynamics is focused on making it as easy as possible for trucking fleet customers to deploy TrailerTails in their fleets -- and never again operate a trailer without a tail."

About ATDynamics, Inc.
ATDynamics is the leading global supplier of semi-trailer rear aerodynamics technology. Its flagship rear drag reduction technology, TrailerTail, was first released in 2008 and is part of a suite of products engineered to reduce the fuel consumption of the freight transportation industry. Based in Hayward, California, ATDynamics is the recipient of numerous innovation awards and is a founding member of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency. ATDynamics is an affiliate of the U.S. EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership, member of the American Trucking Association's Technology Maintenance Council and is a key partner in the DOE funded Super Truck initiative. For more information visit: www.atdynamics.com.

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