TRANSTEX® EDGE SKIRT™ and EDGE FLAPS™ (53-ft Flatbed)View Full Report
MVT Solutions Certified™ tested the TRANSTEX® EDGE SKIRTS™ and EDGE FLAPS™ (E-FLAPS) on 53-ft Flatbed trailers. Savings were 2.98 gal/1000 miles (2.37%) combined. Based on 125,000 miles travelled annually, savings equate to 372 gallons per year. At $3.287 per gallon (2021 average retail price of diesel) this equates to $1,223 in fuel savings per year. Using an example purchase price of $750 and a 2:1 trailer-to-truck ratio, the ROI equates to 14.7 months.
Individually, the E-FLAPS saved 0.55 gal/1000 miles (0.43%) and the EDGE SKIRTS™ saved 2.45 gal/1000 miles (1.95%).
Testing was conducted at 46,200 lbs. GVW and 65 mph. The full report includes calculation guides and more detail on the tests conducted.
Carriers can trust the test results are reliable for similar tractor-trailer configurations, they are not specific to the equipment tested.
Independent Third Party Testing
MVT Solutions fuel economy testing is independent, 3rd party testing. We do not receive any payment from the sale of products tested. To learn more about the test, view the report above or contact us.