Eco Flaps, Wabash National announce partnership

SD Staff

April 25, 2017

Eco Flaps aerodynamic splash guards have been named a preferred provider of aerodynamic mud flaps by Wabash National for its commercial dry and refrigerated van trailers.

“We couldn’t be more excited about this new partnership with Wabash National,” says Asa Hazelwood, director of Sales for Eco Flaps. “Wabash National is the leader in innovation. As the only aerodynamic flap option, we fit Wabash National’s commitment to new technology and increasing value to their customer base. Eco Flaps also supports Wabash National’s commitment to safety, as our product reduces road spray and makes highways safer for professional drivers and motorists.”

Eco Flaps offer both proven fuel savings and a SmartWay verification, attributes that Wabash National is confident its customers will appreciate, the company says.

Eco Flaps are currently the only SmartWay-verified mud flaps.  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay program has verified the fuel saving benefits of Eco Flaps at 1.25 percent on trailers. EPA-verified technologies receive the SmartWay verification status after they are rigorously tested and evaluated for their ability to save fuel and reduce emissions for truck, school buses, locomotives and marine engines, the company says.

“We’re always looking for new technologies and innovative ideas that benefit our customers,” says Nick Adler, vice president of Global Strategic Sourcing at Wabash National Corporation. “This product complements our suite of proprietary trailer aerodynamic solutions, which includes side skirts, tail devices and a nose gap reducer. Selecting Eco Flaps as a preferred aerodynamic mud flap on our van trailers makes sense for customers looking for additional fuel economy.”

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