NASHVILLE, TN. ATDynamics announced that it has received European Union approval for a version of its TrailerTail rear-drag aerodynamic device.

The company made the announcement at the American Trucking Assns.’ Technology and Maintenance Council’s 2013 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition. The European version of the device is called the TrailerTail Eco 50.

Approval of the devices was needed since they exceeded trailer length requirements in many of the 27 countries that make up the EU.

“TrailerTail technology has the potential to save the global trucking industry $50 billion in fuel costs over the next decade,” said Andrew Smith, CEO and founder of ATDynamics.  “We are thrilled that this regulatory shift in Europe allows us to immediately offer a 50-centimeter version of our ATDynamics TrailerTail to this important market.”

The TrailerTail Eco 50 is a 50 centimeter TrailerTail that was specifically designed to support the EU regulations. It collapses easily and completely against the rear of a semi-trailer and acts as a trailer door buffer in its collapsed state, the company said. The TrailerTail Eco 50 has the ability to save over 2% fuel savings at highway speed and is compatible with all major European trailer brands. 

“With the recent EU regulation changes, we can now deliver a compliant, easy-to-install and operate TrailerTail to all long haul European trucking fleets who are eager to purchase trailers 2% more efficient than they were last year,” said Devin Koch, ATDynamics’ vice president of international markets.