University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's SimCenter Verifies SmartTruck System’s TopKit Drag-Reduction Performance

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SmartTruck Systems’ TopKit Fairing System was confirmed to reduce aerodynamic drag by 10.5 percent in an independent study conducted by the SimCenter at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The research independently confirms and quantifies TopKit’s performance in directly reducing the low pressure wake that creates drag behind all dry van trailers, refrigerated trailers, and straight trucks.

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“We are delighted to have Topkit’s performance independently validated by one of the most important engineering research institutions in the world,” said Stephen S. Ingham, Jr., SmartTruck System’s CEO.

SmartTruck Systems’ TopKit Fairing System, an innovative approach to aerodynamically increasing long-haul trucking fuel mileage, was confirmed to reduce aerodynamic drag by 10.5 percent in an independent study conducted by the SimCenter at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, it was announced today.

The research independently confirms and quantifies TopKit’s performance in directly reducing the low pressure wake that creates drag behind all dry van trailers, refrigerated trailers, and straight trucks. Since its introduction, SmartTruck has claimed a 10.5% reduction in aerodynamic drag and subsequently, a possible 5.5% fuel savings. The TopKit is also EPA SmartWay® Verified and C.A.R.B. compliant.

“We are delighted to have Topkit’s performance independently validated by one of the most important engineering research institutions in the world,” said Stephen S. Ingham, Jr., SmartTruck System’s CEO.

SmartTruck System’s Topkit was also recognized as an HDT 2015 Top 20 Product by Heavy Duty Trucking Media at the 2015 American Trucking Association’s Technology & Maintenance Council Annual Meeting in Nashville, TN.

SmartTruck’s TopKit can act as a stand-alone aerodynamic solution or be a powerful addition to an existing product to further enhance fuel economy. Available for dry vans, reefers and straight trucks, the system offers owner operators as well as fleets a fuel-saving solution without the ongoing maintenance and inspection challenges of other products.

About the SimCenter at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga:
The SimCenter: National Center for Computational Engineering is a center for integrated research and education whose primary goals are to establish next-generation technologies in computational modeling, simulation and design, and provide leadership and education in critical technology areas including sustainable energy, environment and health. The Center is located at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

About SmartTruck Systems:
Building on its aerodynamic background in the aerospace, motorsports and automotive industries, SmartTruck is bringing the next generation of aerodynamic products to the trucking industry. SmartTruck is headquartered in Greenville, S.C. For more information, visit: http://www.smarttrucksystems.com

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