Samworth completes Gray & Adams trailer trial

Samworth Brothers Distribution, part of Samworth Brothers, has completed operational trials of the Gray & Adams Eco-Aer trailer, a temperature-controlled trailer that has been modified to offer better aerodynamic properties.

The company has been using the Gray & Adams' Eco-Aer rounded cappings and vortex generator configuration on its trailers since January 2008 and now has 35 trailers of this specification in its total fleet. These features are said to help streamline air flow over the top and around the trailer to reduce drag and, therefore, fuel consumption.

Although the Eco-Aer side skirts have not been fitted to date, Samworth is awaiting delivery of several new trailers, one of which will have the full Gray & Adams Eco-Aer package. "In recent like-for-like trials against a standard square Gray & Adams trailer, results for the trailer with the rounded cappings and vortex generator showed a marked improvement in fuel consumption," said Samworth Brothers Distribution fleet manager Graeme Hawker.

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