Tractor-trailer, or semi-trailer, trucks are regularly used throughout Canada to transport goods of all types. The trucking industry is currently a necessity to our lifestyle, as it allows us to overcome the vastness of our country and the relative sparseness of our population. In response to growing environmental concern and economic pressure, truck manufacturers have set out to improve upon the vehicle’s startlingly poor aerodynamic design. Current measures, however, have not fully taken into account what are perhaps two of the most aerodynamically-damaging features of the standard tractor-trailer truck: the often unnecessary height and the gap between the trailer and the cab of the truck.
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