Mesilla Valley Transportation Solutions, a provider of fuel economy testing and design and development services for the trucking industry, announced that the NextGen EkoStinger, an aerodynamic fairing for Class 8 tractor-trailers, boosted fuel mileage.
Testing in November 2021 demonstrated that the technology resulted in a fuel savings of 5.72 gallons per 1,000 miles, or 5.3%, according to MVTS.
Tests were conducted on 2019 International LT 625 with Cummins X15 15-liter engines and Eaton Endurant 12-speed automated manual transmission pulling a 53-foot dry van.
MVTS is a subsidiary of Mesilla Valley Transportation.
Mesilla Valley Transportation ranks No. 78 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest for-hire carriers in North America.
EkoStinger designs and manufactures aerodynamic devices for 48- and 53-foot dry van and refrigerated trailers. It is based in East Rochester, N.Y. — Transport Topics