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Fiberglass Composites

June 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Looking for Durable Trailer Skirts

Fleets buy various brands of skirts based on performance, durability and price. To last a long time, skirts must be physically flexible, which means they’re made of thermoplastic or a thermoplastic-fiberglass composite. Some trailer manufacturers make their own skirts.

By Tom Berg

Skirts have become common on van and refrigerated trailers, with more than half of all such trailers leaving factories with skirts installed. But how durable are they? Testing and experience show that material flexibility is a requirement for resisting damage.

Tags: Trailers, Fiberglass Composites, Trailer Skirts

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