Product Consolidation Notification: EDGE PLUS Trailer Skirts & H-Brackets

Dear Valued TRANSTEX Customer,

This letter serves as notification that TRANSTEX has consolidated specific part numbers from our product lines effective January 1st, 2018. In light of recent advances, we have optimized and simplified our products to offer only the most cutting-edge technology in our EDGE panel. Our improved EDGE skirt panel material along with our revolutionary T-FLEX blue bracket will streamline operations while allowing customers to continue reaping the fuel-savings benefits. The optimized EDGE skirts are designed for quick and easy installation, have a superior flex impact resistance and are backed by our 10 year limited warranty.

Product Codes:

  • Skirts with the optimized EDGE panel have product codes that start with E rather than EP
    (ex:  EP-1932T becomes E-1932T)
  • Skirts with the new brackets have product codes that end with T rather than H
    (ex: E-1932H becomes E-1932T)
  • H-Brackets are replaced with T-FLEX, these include MFS-4545-2A, MFS-9024-2A, MFS9004-2A, and MFS-9004U-2A

Please find attached the list of parts and superseded product codes.

TRANSTEX appreciates and values our business relationship and looks forward to your continued interest in our products. We feel you are going to appreciate the simplicity of our EDGE panel and T-FLEX blue bracket and are eager to meet your future product requirements with our world-class quality product lines.

Should you have any questions regarding the products consolidation, please contact Customer Service at
1-877-332-3519 or your Sales Director.

Doug DeJong- Director of Sales Southeast- Cell 1-850-625-0682 or by email [email protected]
Jacob Endsley- Director of Sales Western- Cell 1-317-801-9285 or by email [email protected]
Robert Hofmann- Director of Sales Central- Cell 1-469-336-7513 or by email [email protected]
Tyler Treadway- Director of Sales Northeast- Cell 1-603-722-4801 or by email [email protected]

Thank you for your valued business.

Kindest Regards,

Todd P. McGuire
Vice President of Sales

The Panel Holder Solution

Transtex is happy to bring you the Panel Holder. Not only does the Panel Holder stabilize the panel, simplifying the installation process of the Transtex single panel aerodynamic skirts, it can also be used to adjust the gap between the top of the skirt and the trailer side rail.

EASY TO ALIGN
The Panel Holder’s built-in stoppers allow you to know if the tool is positioned properly on the trailer for a worry-free installation. When the stoppers are making contact with the side rail you know the Panel Holder is installed correctly.

EASY TO INSTALL
Simply spread the flange on the bracket section of the Panel Holder and click them onto the required I-beam. Nothing more to it!

ADJUSTABLE FEATURES
The tool can be adjusted for 30” and 32” wide skirts, using the bottom bolt of the Panel Holder. The latter feature can be used to adjust the gap between the trailer side rail and the top of the panel, allowing you to create a consistent gap across the length of the skirt.

Download our flyer here!

Transtex LLC and Transtex Composite Inc. File Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against WABCO Holdings Inc. and Laydon Composites Ltd.

LEBANON, INJuly 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Transtex LLC and Transtex Composite Inc. (together “Transtex”) announced today that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against WABCO Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:  WBC) and Laydon Composites Ltd. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division on Friday, June 30, 2017.

In the lawsuit, Transtex asserts that WABCO Holdings Inc. and Laydon Composites Ltd. infringe eight of Transtex’s patents by manufacturing and selling infringing trailer skirts under the trade name TrailerSkirt™ (Models TS225, TS248 and TS259). The patents-in-suit are listed below and concern Transtex’s aerodynamic solutions and methods for designing and manufacturing trailer side skirts: United States Patent Numbers – 7,748,772, 7,887,120, 7,942,467, 7,942,469, 7,942,471, 8,292,351, 8,449,017, and 8,678,474.

“At Transtex, we stand behind our products,” said Mathieu Boivin, CEO and President of Transtex. “We invest heavily in research and development to ensure our customers continue to receive the most innovative product offerings.”

In December 2012, Transtex favorably settled a declaratory judgment action for patent infringement with competitor Ridge Corporation, which manufactures and sells side skirts under the name “Green Wing”. That action was Case No. 2:11-cv-00840 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Eastern Division.

“Just as we have done in the past with other competitors,” Boivin said, “we will continue to take proactive measures to protect our brand and intellectual property.”

About Transtex
Transtex is the leader in the development and manufacturing of aerodynamic solutions engineered to reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions for commercial vehicles in transportation. Made from the strongest and most flexible materials, Transtex’s family of aerodynamic solutions leads the industry in performance, reliability, and value. Available in multiple configurations, Transtex trailer skirt products are EPA SmartWay Verified Advanced Category and C.A.R.B. Compliant. Transtex has been serving the industry in North America for over ten years and is based in central Indiana, USA. For additional information, please visit www.transtex-llc.com.

CONTACT: Kristy Pealow, Marketing Director, Transtex, 1-877-332-3519 ext. 135, [email protected]

Click here to read the press release live.