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XStream Trucking

Team Members: 

Daniel Burrows (MBA), Annissa Alusi (MBA/MS-EIPER), David Folette, Roger LeMesurier, and Prof. Stefan Reichelstein (GSB)

Through the use of an aerodynamic baffle assembly, XStream is engineering trucks to be greener and more profitable. XStream's patented device, the TruckWings, covers the gap between the tractor and the trailer of combination trucks, making the truck more streamlined. By reducing fuel consumption by 3-5%, the TruckWings will offer full payback after just 18 months of normal use. Fuel is one of the largest single line-item expenses for long haul fleets, accounting for $106B each year and 8% of total US CO2 emissions. XStream could save the industry up to $5B each year. In fact, if fully implemented, the TruckWings would also save more CO2 than the entire current U.S. solar market.

Read the Innovation Spotlight about XStream Trucking

Learn More:

Fuel-saving TruckWings will be option on Agility Fuel conversions February 2020

UPS gets a lift as TruckWings eliminates the tractor-trailer gap January 2020

XStream Introduces Industry-First Active-Aero Device to Streamline Trucks and Boost Fuel Economy November 2017

XStream wins South by Southwest Eco innovation prize, tieing with SkyCool October 2016

First Place in the FLOW competition goes to XStream Trucking June 2016

XStream Trucking wins second place in DOEs Cleantech University Prize June 2016