Canada Invests in Clean Technologies in Quebec

TRANSTEX® is proud to be the aerodynamic trailer technology supplier of choice for Natural Resources Canada’s Green Freight Assessment Program.

As part of Canada’s investment in clean technologies, Martin Roy Transport (MRT) will receive $74,747 to implement NRC’s energy assessment recommendations. “This includes incorporating 860 aerodynamic equipment retrofits that will reduce emissions and fuel consumption and improve competitiveness.” MRT will be equipping its trailers with TRANSTEX®’s EDGE™ Skirts and EDGE™ TopKit.

“Martin Roy Transport is committed to integrating available technologies that are adapted to our fleet to enable the most energy-efficient freight transportation possible,” says Johanne Valence, Media Relations, Martin Roy Transport.

Read the full press release, Canada Invests in Clean Technologies in Quebec, here.

TRANSTEX® in Transport Topics: Options Expand for Trailer Aerodynamics.

Transport Topics interviewed TRANSTEX® and our customers for their article “Options Expand for Trailer Aerodynamics!”

Here’s what Ron Hall, C.R. England’s Vice President of Equipment, had to say:

“C.R. England began installing the skirts, manufactured by TRANSTEX®, four or five years ago after being dissatisfied with warranty support for skirts supplied by a different manufacturer.

Solid durability and flexibility are essential in trailer skirts because they tend to take a lot of impact.

Bracket design that enables the skirt to flex on impact and return to form while maintaining needed rigidity is crucial.”

“What’s the enemy of a trailer? It’s vibration,” said Mathieu Boivin, TRANSTEX®‘s President & CEO as he introduced a new and highly engineered aerodynamic skirt.

Read the full article here.

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TRANSTEX® CEO Interviewed for RoadSigns Podcast!

It’s finally here! Check out the new RoadSigns podcast episode featuring Mathieu Boivin, President & CEO of TRANSTEX®. In this episode, three industry experts discuss the future of tractor and trailer aerodynamics.

You will also get to hear from Josh Butler, President of FlowBelow Aero, Inc., and Kyle Wallace, Sr. Director of Business Intelligence & Analytics at Navajo Express.

Listen to the episode, How Much More Juice can be Squeezed out of the Aerodynamics Lemon?, here.

Mathieu joined Seth Clevenger, Managing Editor at Transport Topics, to talk aerodynamics and record this episode during #TMCAnnual19!

TRANSTEX® Acquires TopKit® Asset from SmartTruck

INDIANAPOLIS, INApril 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – TRANSTEX® LLC, a leader in the development and manufacturing of aerodynamic solutions and fleet safety technology for commercial vehicles, announced today the acquisition of the TopKit and LeadEdge Top Fairing assets from SmartTruck, a precision aerodynamics company based in Greenville, South Carolina.

The transaction represents an important strategic opportunity for TRANSTEX® as it fulfills its mission of providing customers with leading-edge solutions that maximize fuel savings. The TopKit, which is EPA SmartWay® verified and C.A.R.B. compliant, redirects air towards the rear of the trailer to reduce drag, and benefits dry vans, reefers and straight trucks with swing or rollup doors. The LeadEdge improves the airflow between the truck and trailer or two tandem trailers.

“This strategic acquisition allows us to work even more closely with our customers,” said Mathieu Boivin, President and CEO of TRANSTEX®“to provide additional solutions that help them stay competitive.”

“With these new aerodynamic assets in our bank of IP, we’ll create new synergies with our continuous investment in R&D. By leveraging our engineering expertise, we’ll develop new products and refine our solutions so these innovations can build on our long-term growth strategy.”

This asset purchase complements TRANSTEX®‘s EDGE™ aerodynamics product line. For example, the new combination of EDGE™ Skirts™ and TopKit enables trailer manufacturers to certify their trailers under C.A.R.B.’s GHG Phase 2 Regulations in the USA and Canada.

“For years, the majority of today’s most-admired fleets chose to equip their trailers with either TRANSTEX® EDGE™ Skirts or SmartTruck Aero TopKits,” said Todd McGuire, Vice-President of Sales at TRANSTEX®. “So this acquisition combines two respected industry innovators, and will be beneficial to both fleet and trailer industry suppliers alike. Those looking to combine both technologies as a sole-source bundle can now take fuel efficiency, profitability, and North American regulatory compliance to the next level in 2019 and beyond.”

About TRANSTEX®
TRANSTEX® develops and manufactures solutions that offer fleet operators the capacity to significantly reduce fuel consumption and improve vehicle safety. A pioneer manufacturer of aerodynamic solutions that lead the industry in performance, reliability, and value, TRANSTEX® delivers innovative hardware and software solutions that improve the customers’ bottom line. Operating in the USACanada, and Mexico, 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 https://transtex-llc.com/

Media Contact
Kristy Pealow,
Marketing Director, TRANSTEX® 
1-877-332-3519 ext. 135
kpealow@transtex-llc.com

Read the press release here.

E-SMART in Truck News!

TRANSTEX® recently appeared in an article by Truck News & Truck West! Featured in the article is E-SMART, TRANSTEX®‘s Speed & Fuel Management Solution.

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TRANSTEX® Gets $3M Investment

Fondaction invests $3 million into Transtex to support the growth and development of energy efficient solutions for the transportation industry.

Fondaction investit trois millions de dollars auprès de Transtex pour soutenir le développement de solutions durables dans le secteur des transports.

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Transtex Announces the Acquisition of RM2J Inc. – Provider of Technology Solutions in Fleet Safety Management

Transtex announced today the acquisition of RM2J Inc., a developer of fleet safety technology that enhances both fuel economy and vehicle safety.

Completed on July 14, 2017, the transaction represents an important strategic opportunity for Transtex as it progresses toward its goal of providing customers with emerging technologies that maximize fuel savings and proactively reduce speeds for improved security.

 

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