The Benchmark

Legendary Reliability • Bulletproof Performance • Five Patents 1

1 TrailerBlade is covered by US Patents US8303025B2, US8727425B1, and US9211919B2

TrailerBlade™ Still Sets the Standard

For maximum fuel savings, rugged dependability, easy maintenance,
and great looks that lasts for years—

Nothing Beats TrailerBlade™. Nothing.

TrailerBlade™ achieved 7.15% fuel savings in an EPA verified, SAE Type J1321 Fuel Economy Test.

A typical tractor in standard service can easily save 600 gallons of fuel per year.1

It will last for years. TrailerBlade™ is the only product in its class made exclusively with proven materials.

1Calculation is based on achieving 4% fuel savings in a tractor that runs 100,000 highway miles per year at an average of 6.5 MPG.

Built for What’s Ahead

The right combination of proven materials, rugged design and efficient manufacturing make TrailerBlade™ economical, easy to install and extremely durable. It will last for years.

Durability Meets Performance

If you wouldn’t build a trailer out of it, then why use it to build a side skirt?

TraileBlade™ HD

TrailerBlade™ HD

TrailerBlade™ HD is the only side skirt built entirely from materials that are already on the outside of your tractor-trailer. These industry standard materials are why our product has been so successful and outlasts all other side skirts.

The Upper Panels are polyester-coated steel with a polyethylene core that is similar to what clads the trailer. The high gloss finish is an identical match to your trailer’s panels and will look great for years. The panel’s composition is formulated to achieve the optimum balance of aerodynamic efficiency and flexibility. When combined with our articulating struts, the flexible composite panels allow TrailerBlade™ to absorb tremendous side impact.

The Lower Skirt is made from a thermoplastic vulcanizate compound, or TPV, the same material that tractor makers use on cab and side fairing extenders. Our patented design maintains aerodynamic integrity while maximizing ground clearance. TrailerBlade™ has successfully recovered from a 25-inch perpendicular impact. The compound is so strong that the skirt will maintain its aerodynamic profile in triple digit temperatures and yet be flexible enough to pass over objects in temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees.

Like the rest of most trailer undercarriages, our patented Mounting Strut is made of high-strength steel. This pre-loaded strut not only pivots, it articulates. This four-way adjustment not only prevents damage, it ensures a perfect installation on every trailer, every time, without vibration. The slim profile resists snow, ice, and mud buildup. And the triple-coated galvanizing protects from the effects of corrosion.

TrailerBlade™ HD Strut Design

Our patented strut eliminates vibration and is built to withstand the most brutal conditions.

TraierlBlade™ Fleet—Quality Matters

Identical Aerodynamic Performance and Fuel Savings as TrailerBlade HD™.

 

  • 45 pounds lighter than TrailerBlade HD

  • Slide-in Rubber Skirt Saves Installation and Repair Time

  • Comes Standard with the PolyBlade™ Strut

 

Anatomy of the PolyBlade Strut™

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TrailerBlade Fleet Skirt and HD Skirt Comparison

TrailerBlade™ Fleet

  • Fuel Savings: 7.15% in SAE J1321 Test

  • Approvals: CARB, EPA GHG2, SMARTWAY

  • Length: 16-22’ (depending on configuration)

  • Height: 32”

  • Weight: 147-187lbs. (depending on configuration)

  • Panel: Steel Panel with LDPE Core with Polyester Coating

  • Lower Skirt: Thermoplastic Vulcanite (TPV). Slides into Clips on the Panel.

  • Strut: PolyBladeTM Strut. Hybrid with Steel Head and Fiber-Reinforced Nyon Channel. Fiber Composite Spring.

TrailerBlade™ HD

  • Fuel Savings: 7.15% in SAE J1321 Test
  • Approvals: CARB, EPA GHG2, SMARTWAY
  • Length: 16-22’ (depending on configuration)
  • Height: 32”
  • Weight: 160-223 lbs. (depending on configuration)
  • Panel: Steel Panel with LDPE Core with Silica Impregnated Polyester Coating Lower Skirt: Thermoplastic Vulcanite (TPV). Rivets into Panel.
  • Strut: Steel with Dual Coil Springs

PolyBlade™

Efficient. Even Lighter.

Yet Tough Enough to Be Part of the TrailerBlade™ Family.

 

  • Fuel Savings/Drag Reduction: .50 Delta CdA

  • Regulatory Approvals: CARB, EPA GHG2, SMARTWAY

  • Length: 18’

  • Height: 32”

  • Weight: 128 lbs

  • Panel: Continuous Fiber-Reinforced Polypropylene Composite

  • Strut: PolyBlade Strut. Hybrid with Steel Head and Fiber-Reinforced Nyon Channel

  • Fiber Composite Spring