Up to 2 L / 100 km fuel saving with Ecosense Trailer Assist for Trönninge Åkeri

For Trönninge Åkeri from Halmstad, it is extremely important to keep fuel consumption down as much as possible. It is not possible to charge more from the customers because the trucks uses more fuel. Every percentage of fuel that can be saved gives a direct effect on the financial result.

When Mattias Creutz, owner of the haulage company, heard about the automatic roof air deflector Ecosense Trailer Assist, it was interesting for him to try the system on one of his trucks, a Volvo Globetrotter XL. The result has been excellent – a fuel saving of up to 2 L / 100 km, which corresponds to just under 6%, compared to the original solution. It’s not that weird; the truck changes trailers every day and the height often varies greatly.

With an average mileage of 800-900 kilometers per day, the savings can be almost 20 liters a day. Seen over a whole year, there will be large sums. ”I would rather go to the Canary Islands for that money than to donate it to the oil companies,” says Mattias.

“Next time we buy a new truck there is nothing to discuss, the Ecosense system should be there! The system cost a little bit, but I save that cost within a year. There are not many things with a return of investment of just one year in this industry. After a year, the fuel savings that the system delivers will be pure profit. I do everything I can to save fuel, ”continues Mattias.

For both small and large hauliers, it is becoming increasingly important to save fuel, for the sake of the wallet and the environment. Trönninge Åkeri is another in the line of hauliers that have found the benefit with Ecosense Trailer Assist, the system that ensures that the roof spoiler is always set in an optimal position regardless of load or trailer.

For more information:

Milad Pouyanmehr, Rumblestrip, +46 76 760 74 03, milad@rumblestrip.tech

Mattias Creutz, Trönninge Åkeri, +46 70 976 16 52, tronningeakeri@gmail.com

Wiréns Åkeri saves 25,000 SEK per year with Ecosense Trailer Assist

Wiréns Åkeri is a transport company that was founded as early as 1946. The company is located in Kristinehamn near Vänern in Sweden and transports components for Volvo Construction Equipment, as well as long distance transport for DHL. Wiréns have a big focus on environmentally adapted transports and works actively to reduce the environmental impact of its transport. As a result, they chose to try Ecosense Trailer Assist on one of their trucks, a Volvo FH Globetrotter with medium sized roof air deflector. 

In the original version, The Volvo roof air deflector is almost impossible to adjust on the roads. It would require two people who climb high, use tools to unscrew the braces, and then adjust the height of the heavy system simultaneously on both sides. In practice, such interventions are only done in the workshop.

With Wiréns driving trailers that are 4.5 meters high for Volvo CE and then switching to significantly lower trailers for DHL, the penalty for not adjusting the angle of the roof air deflector can be great. Ecosense Trailer Assist is perfect for such situations; at each trailer change, the roof air deflector optimally adjusts to the trailer you are driving with at the time. A maneuver that would have been both very time consuming and risky to try with the original system.

The first figures from the test show promising results. Adjusted for seasonal variations, fuel savings have been a little over 1 L / 100 km during the first few months. With a typical mileage of 180 000 kilometers per year, the savings will be about 25,000 SEK per year for the truck with Ecosense Trailer Assist. 

Kalle Ekeberg, vehicle manager at Wiréns, says: “It is fun to see that the system works well and that we save fuel. Every penny is important – if there are solutions to save fuel, you have to invest in it! Our drivers are curious and usually look out the window as the roof air deflector sets in during the trailer changes. Yesterday we installed Ecosense Trailer Assist on another truck and it will be interesting to see the savings there as well.”

For more information:

Milad Pouyanmehr, Rumblestrip, +46 76 760 74 03, milad@rumblestrip.tech

Kalle Ekeberg, Wiréns Åkeri, +46 550 387 93, kalle@wirensakeri.se