The FuelScoop, left, and the FridgeScoop, right, are now available for virtually every make and model of medium-duty box trucks, according to National Fleet Products. - Photo: Canva/National Fleet...

The FuelScoop, left, and the FridgeScoop, right, are now available for virtually every make and model of medium-duty box trucks, according to National Fleet Products.

Photo: Canva/National Fleet Products

National Fleet Products said its FuelScoop is now available for virtually all makes and models of medium-duty dry-freight box trucks. According to the company, the cab fairing immediately saves fuel, improves vehicle stability, enhances vehicle handling, reduces driveline wear, significantly decreases CO2 emissions, and requires no drilling to install.

FuelScoop, which is being exhibited this week during NTEA Work Truck Week 2024, uses factory mounting points when available, and is otherwise adhesively bonded, precisely matching a vehicle’s unique roof contours.

No Drilling Needed

Many OEM cab fairings for medium-duty dry-freight box trucks require drilling through roof skins and the application of welded brackets to secure metal frames for structural support. Putting holes in cab roofs frequently causes leaks and corrosion, National Fleet Products said.

FuelScoop pairs with roof contours exactly and is bonded with structural-grade adhesives often used in trailer body construction and in other heavy-duty applications worldwide. The company said the design equally distributes FuelScoop’s weight across the entire roof surface, and the combination of precision fit and high-strength adhesion eliminates the need for drilling.

Reducing Fuel Consumption

“Its design includes a unique, signature configuration that not only directs airflow over the vehicle, but outward and around both sides. The resulting smooth, streamlined laminar airflow minimizes turbulence and drag, reducing driveline stress, while allowing the vehicle to move far more fuel efficiently,” said Steven Peterson, president of National Fleet Products.

Peterson said that FuelScoop can reduce a vehicle’s fuel consumption by more than 15% while dramatically improving vehicle handling and stability. Users can typically expect to recoup the cost of the product within 12 months or less, he added.

“We see tires that advertise a few percentage points of fuel savings, and aerodynamic mudflaps and other devices that save 1%,” said Peterson. “With its more than 15% average fuel savings, FuelScoop offers users instant value that is both significant and easily measurable.”

Peterson explained that a vehicle driving 40,000 miles at 10 miles per gallon will use approximately 4,000 gallons of fuel. That 4,000 gallons will cost approximately $3.70 per gallon of diesel or roughly $14,800 of fuel per year.  

“FuelScoop, users save $2,222 or 600 gallons of fuel per vehicle, so a fleet of 100 vehicles would save 60,000 gallons of fuel, netting it approximately $220,000 per year in savings. That’s $220,000 directly to a fleet’s bottom line,” said Peterson.

Making Fleets More Green

He also suggested that in an increasingly environmentally conscious and greening commercial vehicle landscape, FuelScoop can make a vehicle and a fleet greener overnight. Peterson explained that every saved gallon of fuel prevents 20 pounds of CO2 from entering the atmosphere. So, the 600 gallons of fuel saved by just one vehicle means a reduction of 12,000 pounds of CO2 and an overall reduction of 600 tons of CO2 for a fleet of 100.

30-Minute Install

FuelScoop comes in a compact, palletized kit consisting of one base, one center panel, and two side panels. Assembling the FuelScoop takes just 30 minutes, and no special tools are required. Whether using factory roof mounts with Japanese model trucks, or an adhesive system for U.S. domestic model trucks, FuelScoop takes just 30 minutes to install, according to National Fleet Products

Refrigerated Box Trucks

For those with refrigerated box trucks, National Fleet Products also offers its FridgeScoop, an aerodynamic fairing designed exclusively to accommodate vehicles with refrigeration units that overhang their cabs. The smaller-profile FridgeScoop offers many of the same advantages of FuelScoop, while still enabling easy access to refrigeration units. It also deflects insects away from refrigeration unit air intake manifolds, the company added.

The new FuelScoop and FridgeScoop are in stock now and available in the United States and Canada through the company’s distribution network.