Transtex Skirt Featured In A Popular Québec Transportation Magazine!

Transport Magazine recently wrote an Article for their ExpoCam 2017 issue regarding aerodynamic solutions available, their advantages, and how to choose the right product for your fleet.  Images of Transtex’s skirts are featured throughout the whole article. How great is that!

Read the article live on page 73 of the April Issue, or click here to download it!

Watch Our EDGE Single Panel Installation Video!

Transtex is proud to announce the launch of the EDGE Installation Video for our single panel solution! In this video segment we will take you through the steps, from start to finish, for the installation of the Transtex kits with the new Blue Bracket. Designed for quick installation, the two side panels can easily be installed by two trained technicians in less than 40 minutes.

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Walid Deir, Project Manager, Was Quoted In A Truck Parts & Service Article!

Not long ago, our engineer and Project Manager Walid Deir was interviewed by a journalist from Truck Parts & Service Magazine regarding fuel savings solutions through product development in aerodynamics. This interview lead to a great article recounting fleets’ concern with fluctuating fuel prices, how they affect sales volumes, and what gas reducing solutions are available to them (i.e. Transtex Aerodynamic Skirts). Good Job Walid!

Read the article live here, or click here to download it!

Simplify The Installation Process With The Transtex Panel Holder!

Transtex is proud to introduce our new Panel Holder solution. Our new product is a tool that facilitates the installation of the Transtex single panel aerodynamic skirts. It holds the panel in place, replacing the need for bottle jacks or equivalent tools! Not only does the Panel Holder stabilize the panel, simplifying the installation process, it can also be used to adjust the gap between the top of the skirt and the trailer side rail.

Overall, the Transtex Panel Holder minimizes installation time, thus reducing your cost of ownership. Download our flyer here!

Transtex’s Very Own Guillaume Désourdy Was Featured In A Transport Topics Article!

Last month, over the course of ExopCam 2017, our engineer Guillaume Désourdy had a chance to meet with an editor from Transport Topics. The gentleman seemed quite interested in Guillaume, picking his brain about Transtex, our products, the added value, aerodynamics, and so on.

This impromptu interview lead to an interesting article in the magazine.  The latter recounted details on how high diesel prices in Canada fuel fleets’ desire for cost savings thru aerodynamic solutions. Guillaume was not only quoted about our new Blue Bracket, and our aerodynamic skirts; his picture is also included in the article!

Read the article live here, or click here to download it!

Testing At Transtex: Experimental Modal Analysis

Have you ever wondered why our brackets are positioned where they are along our aerodynamic skirts? Well, it wasn’t by random selection! Transtex engineers always go the extra mile to ensure that every inch of our product, brackets included, is tested rigorously for optimal stability on the road.

So let’s go back to our original question: why are brackets positions where they are along the skirt panel? Consider the purpose of the bracket; not only is it meant to attach the skirt to the trailer, it is also meant to stabilize the system under all road conditions. This allows it to withstand road vibrations, thus improving the endurance and life expectancy of the skirt.

Transtex tests the aerodynamic skirts using the Experimental Modal Analysis to determine the natural frequencies of the structure. This allows our engineers to detect the optimal bracket placement locations across the panel.

Experimental Modal Analysis is the study of the dynamic properties of an object under vibration. In other words, it is a non-destructive test method that studies how an object responds to a changing amplitude of vibrations. To conduct the Experimental Modal Analysis, an impact hammer with a force sensor at the tip is placed on one side of the skirt to create the necessary vibrations. An accelerometer is attached to the opposite side to measure the amplitude of the oscillations, i.e. the back and forth movement of the skirt. The impact hammer then moves, or “roves,” across the skirt panel following a predefined pattern that is based on computer analysis.

During a road test, Transtex measures the critical oscillation frequencies using the accelerometer. The roving hammer test determines the critical and natural oscillation frequencies of the skirt panel allowing our engineers to locate the optimal placement for the brackets, thus increasing the maximum road life span of the skirt panels.