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MVTS Tests EDGE Products on Corrugated Reefer Trailer

MVTS Certified Testing Proves Significant Fuel Savings for the TRANSTEX® EDGE ELITE AERO™ SYSTEM (Refrigerated Trailer)

The EDGE ELITE AERO™ SYSTEM shows a 7.88% increase in fuel efficiency for corrugated refrigerated trailers, saving fleets up to $2,832 per vehicle

LAS CRUCES, N.M.May 27, 2021 /CNW/ — Mesilla Valley Transportation Solutions (MVTS) recently completed testing for the TRANSTEX EDGE ELITE AERO™ SYSTEM on a refrigerated trailer with corrugated sides and determined that the technology provided fuel savings of 8.88 gallons per 1,000 miles or 7.88%. The system includes the E-2330T EDGE SKIRTSTM, the EDGE TOPKIT+, and EDGE FLAPS.

“Refrigerated trailers have a different aerodynamic behavior considering their corrugated sidewalls, fuel tank, and refrigeration unit, which is why fleets with refrigerated trailers will see different fuel efficiency results compared to dry van trailers with flat sidewalls. Given the difference in aerodynamic profile, our Engineering team continuously works to refine TRANSTEX’s product offering for various trailer applications,” said Pierre-Yves Lacroix, Engineering Director at TRANSTEX. “MVTS Certified Testing results validate our performance assertions, distinguishing EDGE products from other players in the industry.”

MVTS calculated that the use of the EDGE ELITE AERO™ SYSTEM would result in 1,110 gallons of fuel annually, or $2,832 saved per vehicle at 125,000 driven miles. When translated across a 1,000-truck fleet and a five-year average trailer life, the profits would be $2.232 million annually.

Testing was done using two 2019 International LT 625 trucks with Cummins X15 15-liter engines, Eaton Endurant 12-speed Automated Manual Transmissions, and 2021 Utility 53-foot refrigerated trailers with corrugated sidewalls. Testing was conducted at 65 miles per hour and a gross vehicle weight of 45,000 pounds.

“MVTS testing has measured substantial savings with the TRANSTEX EDGE ELITE AERO SYSTEM. With the system savings of 8.88 gallons per 1,000 miles for refrigerated trailers and 12.09 gallons per 1,000 miles for dry vans, it is evident the TRANSTEX team has worked hard to develop a solution that saves fleets a lot of fuel,” said Daryl Bear, lead engineer and COO of MVTS.

“Bringing efficient solutions to transportation is at the core of our operations. We continue to invest in innovation through R&D and are proud to offer customers a system that delivers significant fuel savings for various trailer types,” said Mathieu Desjardins, General Manager, TRANSTEX. “Innovation and ambition fuel our desire to grow as a global leader, which is why we continue to expand our line of solutions for tractor and trailer applications.”

A full version of the EDGE ELITE AERO™ SYSTEM report can be downloaded here.

Find out more about the EDGE ELITE AERO™ SYSTEM here.

About MVT Solutions
MVT Solutions, a subsidiary of Mesilla Valley Transportation, provides fuel economy testing based on race car engineering. This high-tech testing methodology can obtain accuracy up to 0.25% and accounts for such variables as wind, driver behavior and duty cycle. With over 500 fuel economy tests conducted to date, the company’s proven approach provides highly reliable and consistent data that enables trucking companies to make more informed choices and manufacturers to design and develop products backed by accurate fuel efficiency information that customers trust. MVT Solutions also provides consulting services to fleets looking to implement the right fuel-savings technologies for their operations. MVT Solutions was founded in 2016 and is based in Las Cruces, New Mexico. To learn more about MVT Solutions and for the latest in fuel efficiency news, visit www.m-v-t-s.com.

About TRANSTEX
TRANSTEX develops and manufactures leading-edge trailer aerodynamic solutions that offer fleets the ability to significantly reduce fuel consumption. A pioneer manufacturer of aerodynamic products, TRANSTEX delivers innovative offerings that improve customers’ bottom line. Located in Indianapolis and operating in the USACanada, and Mexico, TRANSTEX has been serving the transportation industry for over 15 years. For additional information, please visit www.transtex-llc.com.

Media Contact
Alexandra Ospina
Marketing Manager
1-877-332-3519 ext. 121
[email protected]

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Stoughton Lease | EDGE TOPKIT | Rear Aero Wing

STOUGHTON LEASE SAVES FUEL WITH EDGE TOPKIT – REAR AERO WING

 

TRANSTEX is excited to announce a new strategic partnership with Stoughton Lease, one of the largest suppliers of customized rental and leasing programs for semi-trailers. Stoughton Lease has made TRANSTEX its exclusive trailer aerodynamics partner. They will continue to outfit their new builds with TRANSTEX’s EDGE TOPKIT in blue.

Over the last few years, Stoughton Lease was equipping the majority of its leased trailers with the TOPKIT to ensure their customers saved fuel and met CARB Compliance requirements.

TRANSTEX’s TOPKIT is a lightweight aerodynamic rear end device that is EPA SmartWay Verified and CARB Compliant.

About Stoughton Lease

STI Holdings, through Stoughton Trailers, Inc. and now Stoughton Trailers, LLC, has spent over 60 years manufacturing quality trailers for the transportation industry, and Stoughton Trailers Acceptance Company, LLC. has been providing long term leasing options for much of that time. The introduction of Stoughton Rental and Leasing Company, LLC, dba Stoughton Lease, now gives us the opportunity to serve you and this special industry in additional ways. It has been over 20 years since an OEM has been associated with the semi-trailer rental industry. This integrated approach allows us to offer you options to meet your ownership, leasing, and rental needs. Stoughton Lease offer’s customized rental and leasing programs designed for what is best for you, with programs and trailers to meet your unique needs.

About TRANSTEX

TRANSTEX develops and manufactures leading-edge trailer aerodynamic solutions that offer fleets the ability to significantly reduce fuel consumption. A pioneer manufacturer of aerodynamic products that lead the industry in performance, reliability, and value, TRANSTEX delivers innovative offerings that improve customers’ bottom line. Located in Montreal and operating in the USA, Canada, and Mexico, TRANSTEX has been serving the transportation industry for over ten years.

For more information, please contact TRANSTEX’s Marketing team at 1-877-332-3519.

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Averitt Express | TRANSTEX Trailer Skirts

AVERITT EXPRESS SAVES FUEL WITH EDGE SKIRTS – AERO TRAILER SKIRTS

 

It is with great pleasure that we highlight TRANSTEX’s valued partnership with Averitt Express. Based in Tennessee, Averitt Express is a leading provider of freight transportation and supply chain management with international reach to more than 100 countries.

TRANSTEX and Averitt Express have been partners for over 10 years. Being happy with the performance and CARB Compliance of the EDGE 2330T SKIRT, Averitt Express has made it the standard across 100% of their fleet. As their exclusive supplier of trailer aerodynamic solutions, they will continue to outfit new equipment with EDGE products.

A member of the SmartWay Transport Partnership program and recipient of the Tennessee Sustainable Transportation Award, Averitt Express is committed to reducing their carbon footprint. They have trusted TRANSTEX to help them achieve this goal.

TRANSTEX’s EDGE SKIRTS are lightweight aerodynamic solutions that are EPA SmartWay Verified, CARB Compliant, and CARB GHG Phase 2 Bin III Pre-Approved.

About Averitt Express

Averitt Express is a leading provider of freight transportation and supply chain management with international reach to more than 100 countries. Averitt specializes in delivering customized transportation solutions that include cross-border, dedicated, expedited ground/air, intermodal COFC/TOFC, international ocean/air, local customization, less-than-truckload, PortSide®, retail solutions, temperature-controlled, transportation management, truckload (dry van, flatbed, brokerage) and warehousing services. Averitt’s technology offerings include a full suite of web-based shipping tools, electronic data interchange (EDI), warehouse management systems (WMS), and transportation and operations management systems. Together, these services and technology solutions provide “The Power of One” to shippers, allowing them access to multiple transportation solutions from a single provider.

About TRANSTEX

TRANSTEX develops and manufactures leading-edge trailer aerodynamic solutions that offer fleets the ability to significantly reduce fuel consumption. A pioneer manufacturer of aerodynamic products that lead the industry in performance, reliability, and value, TRANSTEX delivers innovative offerings that improve customers’ bottom line. Located in Indiana and operating in the USA, Canada, and Mexico, TRANSTEX has been serving the transportation industry for over ten years.

For more information, please contact TRANSTEX’s Marketing team at 1-877-332-3519.

Pride Transport | EDGE Trailer Skirts | TRANSTEX

Pride Transport | TRANSTEX Trailer Skirts

PRIDE TRANSPORT SAVES FUEL WITH EDGE SKIRTS – AERO TRAILER SKIRTS

TRANSTEX would like to proudly spotlight our strategic partnership with Pride Transport, a leading innovator in the transportation industry with over 40 years of experience.  Headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT, Pride Transport operates across 28 states in the USA. They specialize in temperature-controlled transportation of perishables and high-value cargo like pharmaceuticals and aerospace commodities.

With TRANSTEX’s EDGE aerodynamic skirts, they will be increasing their fuel savings, reducing their maintenance and operating costs, and meeting CARB Compliance. Pride Transport has also stated that they highly value our 10-year industry leading warranty. As their exclusive supplier of trailer aerodynamics, they will continue to equip their trailers with EDGE 1930T Skirts.

TRANSTEX’s EDGE Skirts are lightweight aerodynamic solutions that are EPA SmartWay Verified, CARB Compliant, and CARB GHG Phase 2 Bin III Pre-Approved.

About Pride Transport

Since its inception, Pride has been a leading innovator in the transportation industry. The company has a modern fleet of late-model tractors and has been recognized as an environmentally “green fleet.” Pride has also been recognized as one of 20 “Best Fleets to Drive For,” in 2011. But our history starts and continues with family. Our history is family, powered by diesel, maintained with respect, and run with safety.

About TRANSTEX

TRANSTEX develops and manufactures leading-edge trailer aerodynamic solutions that offer fleets the ability to significantly reduce fuel consumption. A pioneer manufacturer of aerodynamic products that lead the industry in performance, reliability, and value, TRANSTEX delivers innovative offerings that improve customers’ bottom line. Located in Indiana and operating in the USA, Canada, and Mexico, TRANSTEX has been serving the transportation industry for over ten years.

For more information, please contact TRANSTEX’s Marketing team at 1-877-332-3519.

Hirschbach & TRANSTEX Logo | New Partnership | 1,100 EDGE ELITE AERO SYSTEM | Trailer Aerodynamic Kit

Hirshbach Press Release | TRANSTEX Trailer Aerodynamic Kits

Hirschbach deploys 1,100 TRANSTEX® EDGE ELITE AERO™ SYSTEMS – Trailer Aerodynamic Kits

DUBUQUE, IowaFeb. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ – Hirschbach Motor Lines, one of the nation’s most respected and forward-thinking refrigerated carriers, announced today a new partnership with TRANSTEX, a pioneer manufacturer of elite fuel-saving aerodynamic solutions for full trailer coverage.

As part of its mission to reduce its carbon footprint and leverage technology across their fleet, Hirschbach will deploy 1,100 EDGE ELITE AERO™ SYSTEMS across the country. TRANSTEX’s EDGE ELITE AERO™ SYSTEM is a three-piece trailer solution that improves fuel efficiency by 10.49%, or 12.09 gallons per 1,000 miles driven. Fleets can save $2,877 per trailer and get a 6-month ROI.

“Hirschbach is committed to modifying its carbon footprint for future generations. As good stewards, it is our commitment to improve fuel efficiency across our operations. Through analytical testing and in-house ROI calculations based on engineering data we evaluate the equipment deployed in our fleet,” says Nick Forte, Vice President of Maintenance at Hirschbach. “Recent track testing by TRANSTEX demonstrated the highest fuel-savings results for a trailer aerodynamic kit. The overall fuel performance of the EDGE ELITE AERO™ SYSTEM was substantial. A major concern for refrigerated carriers looking to implement rear-end aerodynamic devices is the soft seal around loading docks. Other devices interfere with the seal and cause compliance and food safety issues. The system’s simple design and no moving parts does not obstruct the seal.  Combined with the flexibility of the T-FLEX Blue Bracket, the system’s longevity was also a key factor in our decision to partner with TRANSTEX. This is a technology that can be championed by our drivers.”

Hirschbach currently operates 1,800 Class 8 trucks and 3,500 trailers and expects to continue its growth plans through the purchase of an additional 500 power units and 1,200 trailers in 2021.

TRANSTEX has always worked closely with its customers. “Hirschbach is known for their high quality of service and their strength in adopting the latest technology to optimize their operations.” says Mathieu Boivin, CEO and President of TRANSTEX, “This partnership offers strong support for our business, as it validates our continual investment in R&D by providing fleets with advanced value-added solutions. We look forward to contributing to Hirschbach’s Green Fleet Strategy and helping shape the future of transportation aerodynamics.”

To find out more on the EDGE ELITE AERO™ SYSTEM, please visit https://transtex-llc.com/edge-elite-aero-system/.

About Hirschbach Motor Lines
Founded in 1935, Hirschbach Motor Lines is an industry leading transportation carrier. Hirschbach offers experienced, refrigerated truckload services to all 48 states. In addition, Hirschbach offers clients a complete range of dedicated transportation solutions and a wide range of innovative specialized services. The business continues to grow. The company now has a fleet of 2000+ trucks and 3,500+ trailers, multiple terminal locations, and continues to expand into new service areas. For more information, visit www.hirschbach.com.

About TRANSTEX
TRANSTEX develops and manufactures leading-edge trailer aerodynamic solutions that offer fleets the ability to significantly reduce fuel consumption. A pioneer manufacturer of aerodynamic products, TRANSTEX delivers innovative offerings that improve customers’ bottom line that lead the industry in performance, reliability, and value. Operating in the USA, Canada, and Mexico, TRANSTEX has been serving the industry in North America for over fifteen years and is based in Indiana, USA. For additional information, please visit https://www.transtex-llc.com.

Media Contact
Kristy Pealow
Marketing Director, TRANSTEX
1-877-332-3519 ext. 135
[email protected]

Read the live Press Release here.

NEW TRACK RECORD AT MESILLA VALLEY TRANSPORTATION SOLUTIONS (MVTS)

We’ve set a new track record at Mesilla Valley Transportation!

The EDGE ELITE AERO™ SYSTEM (EEAS) reached fuel savings results of 10.49%, or 12.09 gallons per 1,000 miles driven. With the EEAS, fleets can save $2,877 per trailer and get a 6-month ROI. The system includes EDGE SKIRTS™, EDGE TOPKIT+™, and EDGE FLAPS™ trailer devices.

Read the report here.

Todd P. McGuire, Vice Preside of Sales at TRANSTEX, featured on The Heavy-Duty Parts Report with Jamie Irvine.

Lowering Cost-Per-Mile with Trailer Aerodynamics

Todd P. McGuire, Vice President of Sales at TRANSTEX, joined Jamie Irvine to talk about “Aerodynamics for Commercial Trailers.”

During this episode of Heavy Duty Parts Report, they discussed lowering cost-per-mile, an important point for many fleets. With additions like trailer skirts, fleets can not only lower fuel consumption, but also reduce fuel emissions!

The amount of fuel savings that fleets can enjoy is dependent on several factors like driver experience and load hauled. However, trailer aero offers a huge potential to save money by increasing efficiency and reducing operating costs.

Fleets have the opportunity to equip their trailers with aerodynamic systems for even better results. These consist of packaging devices like side skirts, mud flaps, and rear-end devices together for higher fuel savings.

TRANSTEX’s very own system, the EDGE ELITE AERO SYSTEM (EEAS), was recently tested through an independent third party. Their fuel savings results equaled 10.49%, or 12.09 gallons per 1,000 miles driven. With the EEAS, fleets can save $2,877 per trailer and get a 6 month ROI.

Another key advantage is that the EDGE ELITE AERO SYSTEM requires no driver interaction.

Jamie and Todd cover other topics like reducing harmful emissions, OEM support, aftermarket sales, and more. Listen to the full interview here to learn more about the many benefits of aero for your fleet. When you’re done, make sure to participate in our drawing for a free set of EDGE Skirts!

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.

Covenant Logistics Trailer Sporting TRANSTEX's EDGE Skirt.

Strategic Partnership: TRANSTEX & Covenant Logistics

It is with the greatest pride that we highlight our long-time strategic partnership with Covenant Logistics, a Transport Topics Top 100 for-hire fleet that operates one of the largest fleets in the country and leads the nation in expedited and team freight delivery. As one of our oldest partners, Covenant Logistics has been trusting TRANSTEX® with their aerodynamics needs for over 10 years. Their trailers are exclusively equipped with EDGETM 1930T Skirts for enhanced fuel savings, virtually no maintenance costs, and to meet CARB Compliance requirements. As their exclusive supplier of trailer aerodynamic skirts, Covenant will continue to outfit their new equipment with E-1930T Skirts. TRANSTEX®’s EDGETM Skirts are lightweight aerodynamic solutions that are EPA SmartWay Verified, CARB Compliant, and CARB GHG Phase 2 Bin III Pre-Approved. About Covenant Logistics Group Covenant Logistics Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, offers a portfolio of transportation and logistics services to customers throughout the United States. Primary services include asset-based expedited, dedicated, and irregular route truckload capacity, as well as asset-light warehousing, transportation management, and freight brokerage capability.  In addition, Transport Enterprise Leasing is an affiliated company providing revenue equipment sales and leasing services to the trucking industry. Covenant’s Class A common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select market under the symbol, “CVLG.” About TRANSTEX® TRANSTEX® develops and manufactures leading-edge trailer aerodynamic solutions that offer fleets the ability to significantly reduce fuel consumption. A pioneer manufacturer of aerodynamic products that lead the industry in performance, reliability, and value, TRANSTEX® delivers innovative offerings that improve customers’ bottom line. Located in Indiana and operating in the USA, Canada, and Mexico, TRANSTEX® has been serving the transportation industry for over ten years. For more information, please contact TRANSTEX®’s Marketing team at 1-877-332-3519.

Strategic Partnership: TRANSTEX & Bison Transport

TRANSTEX is proud to be a long-time strategic partner of Bison Transport, one of Canada’s largest for-hire carriers. Based in Winnipeg, MB, Bison Transport operates across Canada and services 48 American states.

Being happy with the durability and performance of the EDGETM 2330T skirt, their trailers have been 100% equipped with the latter for over 5 years. Since 2019, Bison has added EDGETM TopKits® to all new trailers, while continuing to equip them with EDGETM 2330T skirts, making TRANSTEX their exclusive supplier of trailer aerodynamic side and rear fairings. With the addition of the EDGETM TopKit®, Bison is maximizing their fuel savings and reducing their carbon footprint.

TRANSTEX’s EDGETM Skirts are lightweight aerodynamic solutions that are EPA SmartWay® Verified, CARB Compliant, and CARB GHG Phase 2 Bin III Pre-Approved.

About Bison Transport

One of the largest carriers in Canada today, Bison Transport serves Canada and 48 nearby states. As a high-service, dependable, and value-creating supply-chain partner, Bison Transport offers full truckload service, full-service logistics, dedicated fleet operations, yard management, and warehousing and distribution. Bison is committed to the betterment of its communities, as well as incorporating environmental sustainability into their day-to-day operations.

About TRANSTEX

TRANSTEX develops and manufactures leading-edge trailer aerodynamic solutions that offer fleets the ability to significantly reduce fuel consumption. A pioneer manufacturer of aerodynamic products that lead the industry in performance, reliability, and value, TRANSTEX delivers innovative offerings that improve customers’ bottom line. Located in Montreal and operating in the USA, Canada, and Mexico, TRANSTEX has been serving the transportation industry for over ten years.

For more information, please contact TRANSTEX’s Marketing team at 1-877-332-3519.