SOURCE: ATDynamics Inc.

ATDynamics Inc.

August 20, 2014 07:01 ET

ATDynamics TrailerTails to Deliver Immediate Carbon Emission Reductions to Canadian Trucking Industry

Ontario Leads Canadian Provinces in Legalizing Full Length TrailerTail Aerodynamic Devices to Reduce Freight Industry Fuel Consumption

HAYWARD, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 20, 2014) -  ATDynamics, a Silicon Valley based transportation technology company, today announced that Canada's Ontario Province is the first to allow semi-trailers equipped with full length, maximum efficiency TrailerTail® aerodynamic devices to operate in its territory. TrailerTail technology streamlines airflow at the back of a semi-trailer to reduce aerodynamic drag and improve fuel efficiency by five percent.

ATDynamics TrailerTail technology has the potential to reduce the fuel consumption of Canadian trucking operations by more than 63 million gallons of diesel fuel per year, delivering $3 billion in fuel savings and 8 million metric tons of carbon emission reductions over the next decade. Thirty thousand TrailerTails are currently in circulation on US highways and every TrailerTail in operation reduces carbon emissions by approximately the same amount as removing one passenger vehicle from the roads.

Ontario will allow fleets to operate TrailerTails in advance of official regulatory change through a deferred enforcement program which began on August 11, 2014. In December 2013, Transport Canada amended its federal Motor Vehicle Safety Act (MVSA) to allow "boat tail" devices up to five feet in length to operate on Canadian roadways. It is now up to each Province to amend its local vehicle codes to reflect the amended MVSA.

Ontario's Ministry of Transportation shared with ATDynamics that "the fuel savings and the associated reduction of greenhouse gas emissions are too significant to ignore or be postponed until there is an appropriate opportunity to amend the regulation."

"ATDynamics has worked with Canadian regulators since 2009 and applauds Ontario's Ministry of Transportation for updating their vehicle regulations and increasing the competitiveness and environmental responsibility of the trucking industry," said Andrew Smith, CEO of ATDynamics.

The patented, folding origami TrailerTail designs can be factory installed or retrofitted on a semi-trailer in less than 45 minutes to enhance vehicle aerodynamics, fuel economy and safety through improved stability and visibility. The TrailerTail AutoDeploy™ system automatically deploys the device, transforming the vehicle's shape at 35 miles per hour to maximize fuel savings with zero driver involvement.

ATDynamics expects that the other Canadian Provinces will also soon follow Ontario's lead, further increasing the ease of cross-border transportation of goods for both Canadian and US trucking fleets.

About ATDynamics, Inc.

ATDynamics is the leading global supplier of semi-trailer rear-drag 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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