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Old 07-10-2015, 01:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Saw this truck a couple of days ago. And slowly trucks like these can be seen here in the netherlands. Looks like they are starting to know where to sace money

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Old 07-10-2015, 11:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Needs a tail - seeing more and more tails on the OTR trucks in the midwest.
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Old 07-10-2015, 02:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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NickelB, keep an eye on the McDonalds road train. Everytime I see that trailer i'm smiling not because of the food ofcourse.


Or the Deli XL road train!


The trailer you spotted had two decks, so they can carry almost double the capacity.
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Old 07-10-2015, 03:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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NickelB, keep an eye on the McDonalds road train. Everytime I see that trailer i'm smiling not because of the food ofcourse.


Or the Deli XL road train!


The trailer you spotted had two decks, so they can carry almost double the capacity.
Those of the Mac i have seen. Like those too. I.m curious in how much they save.
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Old 08-07-2015, 06:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
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here's some things that have come and went,zombies,and new dogs

















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The nanny EU has reduced its deathgrip on trucks and rigs regulation in order to make 'm more efficient, so we'll be seeing more aerodynamic cab and add-ons in the future.

In the UK, which has less stringent vehicle height regulations than the continental EU, you already see a lot of these:
http://www.donbur.co.uk/eng/products..._trailers.php#

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Old 08-08-2015, 02:01 PM   #7 (permalink)
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The nanny EU has reduced its deathgrip on trucks and rigs regulation in order to make 'm more efficient, so we'll be seeing more aerodynamic cab and add-ons in the future.

In the UK, which has less stringent vehicle height regulations than the continental EU, you already see a lot of these:
Double Deck Trailers
It would save the USA $trillions if a few hundred-billion $ made it's way to the UK,by importing the Don Bur aero trailer,or setting up licensed manufacturing stateside.
You'd think that by 2015,the USA would have heard of capitalism and profit-making.
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The added benefit of some aerodynamic improvements - closing off the sides of lorries, rigs, the trailer gap, or wheel arches - will be reduced bicycle deaths as the trucks turn right, into the cyclists .
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3-new pics

I added 3-new images to the bottom of #5 permalink.
*2-shots of a M-B semi model under testing.
*an alternate type of boat tail.Done in composite,this one clam-shells vertically to allow access to the trailer.
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recent Volvo aero

Saw this online this AM

http://www.carbodydesign.com/media/2...03-720x405.jpg
The boat tailing is quite conservative in contour.

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