The patented aerodynamic design of the Eco-flaps® splash guard offers a simple solution to two of the greatest challenges in the transportation industry today – reducing fuel costs and improving performance.
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Eco-flaps have been proven to save approximately 700 gallons of the 20,000 gallons a truck will use annually. Average savings can amount to $2,800 per year* for tractor and trailer combinations with Eco-flaps. Reduced fuel consumption can also reduce truck emissions by 400,000 CO2 tons annually to dramatically reduce the vehicles carbon footprint.
*Based on $4 per gallon fuel cost and up to 3.5% MPG improvement with Eco-flaps on both tractor and trailer.
I outfitted a day cab and sleeper with Eco-flaps along with the trailers. After two months, I saw a 7% improvement in our overall MPG. The sleeper set-up preformed a little better than the day cab with a .9-MPG increase. We are in the process of converting our entire fleet to the Eco-flap with expectation of an increase in the fleet’s overall MPG.
We blew a trailer tire at one point. The hanger bracket was all mangled but the Eco-flaps guard was just fine. It survived the impact to serve another day. And, our drivers really notice the road spray difference in terms of visibility on wet days. I like the flaps!
The team at Chattanooga, Tenn.–based Anderson Flaps didn’t set out to create a greener mud flap. They actually set out to create a cleaner one … this new spin on the traditional mud flap cuts down on wind resistance and lowers fuel costs, allowing owners to operate a more energy-efficient fleet.
The Eco-flaps also hold up extremely well in an everyday environment. Our first terminal that was converted over has not had to replace a mud flap due to wear or damage for the whole year. While normal everyday occurrences would damage a standard rubber mud-flap, the Eco-flaps withstand the abuse. This offers us additional cost savings, as we can carry fewer inventories and our mechanics can spend time working on other projects.