Next-gen side skirt

Aug. 18, 2011
Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. has unveiled the USS-120A side skirt, capable of contributing a minimum of 5% in fuel savings, the company said

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. has unveiled the USS-120A side skirt, capable of contributing a minimum of 5% in fuel savings, the company said.

Utility said its next generation skirt is U.S. EPA SmartWay verified as an “advanced side skirt” and when used with low rolling resistance tires on dry vans, meets California Air Resources Board compliance for operating within the Golden State.

“We have engineered the USS-120A to be the next generation in aerodynamic devices,” said Craig Bennett, senior vice president sales and marketing. “The new side skirt design is even more durable and lighter than our previous designs.”

The USS-120A is made with galvanized high tensile steel braces that allow the skirt to flex both inward and outward. It includes an F.R.P. cover over the unique 5-hole pattern design on the wingplate, Utility said. The covered wingplate holes effectively increase the length of the side skirt by up to 2 ft.

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