What is a Fuelscoop?
An aerodynamic, roof mounted, air deflector for a medium duty dry-freight box truck
In different countries, Fuelscoop is known by various names, such as Air deflectors, Wind Deflectors, Roof Scoops, Truck Airfoils, or even truck “top hats”.
Why install a Fuelscoop?
Over the course of more than 30 years, the excellent aerodynamic features of FuelScoop™ through the reduction in air drag* has proven to:
- Reduce vehicle fuel consumption by an average of 10%-20%
- Improve vehicle stability
- Reduce vehicle driveline wear and tear
- Improve driver safety – reduced ‘fighting’ with steering in windy conditions
- Reduce the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) from $6,000 – $20,000** per vehicle
- Typically recoup their full cost in 12 months or less (ROI)
- Produce immediate positive cash returns versus cost – Real Cost of Finance (RCF)
- Reduce annual CO2 emission 4-6 tons per truck per year***
*Drag – A force acting opposite to the relative motion of a moving object
**Savings vary with local fuel costs
*** 20lbs of CO2/gallon of gasoline | 22lbs of CO2/gallon of diesel
FuelScoop™ is now secured to the factory mounting points by means of a molded mounting base. This system over many hundreds of Fuelscoops has proven to be faultless. In most cases the mounting can be performed by dealers and owners in an hour or so.
Fuelscoop air deflectors are available in different heights, see below. The convex design enhances the modern lines of today’s truck cab and smooths out airflow over the body front wall and onto the roof.
Fuel savings in excess of 10% are normal, with some clients reporting 20% on smaller trucks.