Schneider National Upgrades Fleet with First-of-Kind Aerodynamic Wheel Covers
CaseStack carrier partner and winner of our 2008 Green Carrier Award Schneider International recently announced that it would be installing the Deflecktor Aero Wheel Cover on its entire tractor fleet, an effort that will save an estimated 1.8 million gallons of fuel annually. According to the company’s press release, the innovative wheel covers, which will be installed on Schneider’s fleet of over 12,000 tractors, reduce drag by smoothing wheel contours, which contribute to an nearly a 1 percent fuel savings per tractor.
“Saving energy by harnessing the latest in technology is a hallmark of Schneider National, and the Deflecktor is a perfect example of that,” remarked Steve Duley, vice president of purchasing at Schneider National. “We knew it was the right thing to do – both fiscally and environmentally. The fuel savings we generate will allow us to pay for the devices in just under one year, but more importantly, it’s enabling us to reduce our fuel consumption even more than before.”
Read more about Schneider’s newest effort at improving fuel efficiency, cutting operational costs and reducing carbon emissions at http://ow.ly/1sj6v.