The TRANSFORMERS consortium are developing and demonstrating 2 innovate semi-trailers; an energy efficiency (HoD) trailer, and a load optimisation trailer.
From September 2016 the TRANSFORMERS energy efficiency and load optimisation trailers will be seen on roads across Europe. The improvements offered by the energy efficiency trailer will be measured by Volvo on representative long haul routes across Sweden, before being transferred to the Netherlands where DAF will undertake further measurements. The load optimisation trailer will be tested by Procter & Gamble along key trans-European routes.

Load Optimisation Combination Striping:



Energy Efficiency Combination Striping:





HoD Trailer awarded [SCB]
TRANSFORMERS Final Conference


April 16, 2018
Transport Research Arena 2018

Facts & Figures

  • Full name: Configurable and Adaptable Trucks and Trailers for Optimal Transport Efficiency
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Start date: 1 September 2013
  • Total budget: 7.9 M€
  • EC Funding: 5.2 M€


  • Develop and demonstrate Hybrid-on-Demand Driveline for Truck-trailer Combination
  • Develop innovative complete vehicle aerodynamic measures
  • Develop innovative loading efficiency measures