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Teardrop™ Case Studies

Teardrop™ Independent Track Tests

Operation Results

Box Van Teardrop™ Commercial Motor MIRA Teardrop™ Testing (Published 10 July 2008) Track Test - Constant Speed

64 km/h: 15.5% saving
80 km/h: 23.3% saving
85 km/h: 30.3% saving
Average: 23.7% saving

Box Van Teardrop™ Major 3PL: (MIRA track tests)

Constant 90kms/h
Standard Trailer: 29.95 L/100km (9.5mpg)
Teardrop Trailer: 26.63 L/100km (10.6mpg)
- 11.1% Saving Constant 60kms/h
Standard Trailer: 21.91 L/100km
Teardrop Trailer: 20.83 L/100km
- 4.93% Saving
Average 8.02% saving

Curtainsider Teardrop™ Major 3PL: (MIRA track tests)

Constant 83kms/h(52mph)
Standard Trailer: 9.15 mpg
Teardrop Trailer: 11.02 mpg (20.4% saving)
Constant 63kms/hr(40mph)
Standard Trailer: 10.57 mpg
Teardrop Trailer: 11.64 mpg (10.1% saving)
Average 15.25% saving

Box Van Teardrop™ Trailers: Operational Trials

Operation Results
Operator: Marks & Spencer under DHL Contract
Garment Operation: Trunking
16% additional fill
10.14% saving
Multiple Retailer:
Designer Garments/ Soft Furnishings
7.71% to 17.02% fuel saving
Average: 12.37% saving
Multiple Retailer:
Car/Bike Accessories
Standard Trailer: 3.59kms/ltr
Teardrop™ Trailer: 3.87kms/ltr
Best results over 11%
6.36% saving
Multiple Retailer:
Computer Hardware & Accessories
Store Deliveries: No Trunking
Average: 5.5% saving
Major FMCG Retailer:
Garment Operation
Multi-drop to Supermarkets
Average: 12.3% saving
Multiple Retailer:
Garments: MAN 400bhp Tractor
Standard Trailer: 11.45 mpg (4.05 kms/ltr)
Teardrop™ Trailer: 12.6 mpg (4.46 kms/ltr)
Average: 10.04% saving
Multiple Retailer: Value High Street Department Stores
Trunking
Standard Trailer*: 9.30 mpg (3.29 kms/ltr)
Teardrop™ Trailer: 10.43 mpg (3.69 kms/ltr)
Average: 12.2% saving
Contract: Convenience Store Chain.
Standard Trailer: 9.8 mpg (3.47 kms/ltr)
Teardrop™ Trailer: 11.3 mpg (4.00 kms/ltr)
Average: 15.3% saving
Multiple Retailer: Health & Beauty
Trunking Operation
Average from standard trailers: 3.55 kms/ltr
Teardrop™ Trailer: 4.2 kms/ltr
Average: 18% saving
Major Operator: Parcels
Trunking Operation Bradford/Dunstable Mainly M1 (171 miles one-way)

DAF:
Standard Trailer: 9.65mpg (3.42 kms/ltr)
Teardrop™ Trailer: 11.48mpg (4.06 kms/ltr)
18.96% saving Scania:
Standard Trailer: 10.83mpg (3.83 kms/ltr)
Teardrop™ Trailer: 13.07mpg (4.63 kms/ltr)
20.68% saving
Average: 19.82% saving
Major Brand: Electrical Brown Goods Average 7.89%
Major FMCG Retailer: Average 4.5% saving
Multiple Retailer: Catalog Department Stores
(snapshot of best comparison)
15% saving
Multple Retailer: Garments Average 4.03% saving
Multiple Retailer: Baby/Childrens Dept Average 8.2% saving
Multiple Retailer: House & Home Average 16.22% saving
Major 3PL: Technology Arm Average 18.54% saving
Multiple Retailer: Office Products Average 4.75% saving
Multiple Retailer: Budget Homewares Average 11.37% saving
Blue Chip Department Stores Average 4.5% saving
Blue Chip Multiple Retailer
Teardrop™ Trailer (km/ltr)
Standard 45ft Trailer (km/ltr)
3.89 3.81
4.10 3.36
4.61 3.31
4.38 3.41
3.93 3.76
4.02 3.47
4.20 3.56
4.16 3.67
4.32 3.71
3.89 3.55
Average 4.15 3.561
The difference between the two averaged results is 0.589 km/ltr (1.66 mpg).
Average 16.5%
Healthcare Distribution Company Average 10% saving
Current Saving Average 11.26 %

Curtainsider Teardrop™ Trailers: Operational Trials

Operation Results
Major 3PL Consumer Net 5.69% saving
Major Brand: Biscuit manaufacture 8.53% saving
Major 3PL: Beverages 14.7% saving
Multiple Retailer: House & Home 8.16% saving
Manufacturer: Plaster, Plasterboard 5.65% saving
Logistics & Distribution Company
Scania Operation: Standard Trailer 13mpg/ Teardrop 16mpg
23% saving
Bubble Packaging Distribution 14.7% saving
Current Saving Average 11.18%

Teardrop™ Euro (4m overall height): Operational Trials

Operation Results
European High Value Operation 48,000km of road trial data Oct 2009 - April 2010. 12,850 litres of fuel measured. Average speed: 76 kph (47mph). Over 70% of trial @ 85 kph.
Speed Standard Trailer Teardrop Euro Saving %
80kph (50mph) 3.87 kpl (11mpg) 4.38 kpl (12.44mpg) 13.18
85kph (53mph) 3.85 kpl (10.94 mpg) 4.04 kpl (11.48mpg) 4.94
Recommendation to govern speed to 80kph (50mph)
13.18% @ 50mph
Current Saving Average 13.18

Teardrop™ ICE: Temperature Controlled Bodywork: Operational Trials

Operation Results
FMCG Retail Chain
Comparison Trailer: 3.2 Kpl
Teardrop Trailer: 3.39 Kpl
Both vehicles were driven over a set route from Emerald Park to Barnstable Fully loaded (carrying as close as possible identical loads), and returned empty. Over the trail period the vehicles covered a distance of approx 5.5K Km's.
Average 5.94% saving
Current Saving Average 5.94