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Streamlined Livestock TrailerBull Nose livestock trailer, manufactured by American Trailer, Inc. is one of a line of highway transport vehicles manufactured by American Trailers, Inc. The slant side front end is a streamlining feature based on a NASA Research Program which investigated the aerodynamic characteristics of trailer/tractor combinations and suggested ways of reducing air resistance. Application of NASA's aerodynamic research technology to the bull nose design resulted in a 10 percent reduction in air drag, which translates into annual fuel savings of several hundred dollars.
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August 21, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1980
Publication Information
Publication: Spinoff 1980
Subject Category
Mechanical Engineering
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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