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Reference Number FBP1004
Title Smoothing the flow at TNT Express and Somerfield using truck aerodynamic styling
Status Completed
Energy Categories Energy Efficiency(Transport) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields SOCIAL SCIENCES (Business and Management Studies) 10%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 90%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Faber Maunsel
Award Type Standard
Funding Source DfT
Start Date 01 January 2006
End Date 01 June 2006
Duration 5 months
Total Grant Value £7,510
Industrial Sectors Transport
Region London
Programme DfT Freight logistics
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Faber Maunsel (100.000%)
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Objectives To demonstrate using case study examples the benefits the freight indsutry can make by using aerodynamics on tractor units and semi-trailers.
Abstract This Case Study, featuring TNT and Somerfield shows how the use of aerodynamic features have achieved fuel savings for both fleets by using double-deck trunking operations, redesigned roof trailers and by undertaking a study of both aerodynamic vehicles and non-aerodynamic vehicles.
Publications Department for Transport (2006). Smoothing the Flow at TNT Express and Somerfield using Truck Aerodynamic Styling. Freight Best Practice, DfT, DTI. (PDF 3390 KB)
Final Report (none)
Added to Database 07/02/08