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TransFoil Systems Receives EPA SmartWay Verification for TransFoil Aerodynamic Trailer Side Skirts

TransFoil Systems Aerodynamic Trailer Skirts announced today that it has received independent verification of fuel savings by the U.S. EPA’s SmartWay Verification program.

TransFoil Aerodynamic Skirts are attached to the sides of over-the-road (OTR) trailers to reduce aerodynamic drag and to improve fuel economy. The skirts are being required by the California Air Resources Board (ARB) on most 53 foot dry vans entering the state starting in 2013. These measures are intended to decrease fuel consumption and air pollution.

TransFoil Systems Aerodynamic Trailer Skirts underwent extensive testing under controlled conditions with the testing supervised by an independent third-party engineering firm. According to company spokesperson Matt Williams, “The results exceeded even our own expectations. The aerodynamic skirts returned a fuel savings in excess of 10%, which is best-in-class performance.”

TransFoil Aerodynamic Trailer Skirts are constructed of an aluminum composite and are mounted using spring-in and hinge-out easy swap mounts. According to TransFoil CEO Lucas Stewart, “We have customers who are reporting saving upwards of 10% in diesel fuel. That is substantial when you consider the cost of diesel fuel and the number of miles traveled by the typical fleet truck.”

Obtaining the SmartWay Verification enables the company’s customers to qualify under the California Air Resources Board requirements. “We know that it’s important that our skirts meet the ARB requirements, but just as important is the fact that customers will save on their most significant operational cost: fuel consumption,” says Williams. “We are receiving inquiries from all over the country and even from fleets who have no intentions of entering the state of California.”