Aerodynamic skirts save money and are good for the environment.
Thomasville, Georgia (PRWEB) December 19, 2011
According to South Georgia aerodynamic semi trailer skirt manufacturer TransFoil Systems, semi truck owner operators and fleets may be eligible to take advantage of an year end tax deduction that could enable them to save money on the installation of aerodynamic skirts.
According to the company, over the road truck drivers log about 100,000 miles per year. At a typical diesel fuel consumption of 6 miles per gallon, that equates to 16,667 gallons per year. With diesel fuel around $4.00 per gallon, the typical truck will consume nearly $70,000 per year in fuel.
TransFoil Aerodynamic Skirts save more than 5% on fuel consumption. This translates into an annual savings of $3,500 per year for the typical over the road trucker. TransFoil Aerodynamic Skirts are made of galvanized metal and deploy a hinge-out and spring-in system to provide easy access to under trailer mechanicals while mitigating damage to the panels by curbs and road debris. These panels may be custom printed to match a truck’s décor, and the panels are warranted for life.
According to TransFoil Vice President of Sales, Matthew Batson, “It’s great that we have come out with a product that helps trucking companies to save money while, at the same time, cutting greenhouse gas emissions. But the rate of adoption of this technology has been quite low due to an inability of many owner operators and small trucking fleets to afford these aerodynamic skirts during this sluggish economy. We identified this problem and are offering a range of financing options for owner operators and fleets.”
TransFoil Systems is reminding owner operators of the tax savings associated with upgrading their fleets, and that financing its aerodynamic skirts can lead to a near-immediate positive cash flow. According to company officials, special financing options often make the difference between owner operators being able to afford to implement such fuel saving technology. By taking advantage of a 179 Deduction, profitable trucking operations may be able to write off the entire expense of retrofitting their equipment against this year's taxes, even if they finance the purchase into the future.
“It really is almost too good to be true…almost,” says Lucas Stewart, President of Harbor Enterprises, the parent company of TransFoil Systems. “TransFoil Aerodynamic Skirts are an environmentally friendly product made here in the United States which save owners money almost immediately.”
TransFoil Systems is a division of Harbor Enterprises, LLC, a major supplier of disaster housing, storm shelters, and other disaster related products throughout the United States, Caribbean, and Central America.