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The invention is a simple concept that raises and lowers the mud flap with a flip of a switch from the cab of the truck. See website www.retractablemudflap.com


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See website Https://www.retractablemudflap.com for all details

Mud flaps, especially on dump trucks with their large tires, that are in and out of gravel pits, quarries, asphalt and concrete batch plants, construction sites, etc. are more likely to pick up debris and carry it to highways where it can become dislodged, and damage the windshields of following vehicles.  The mud flap also reduces the amount of water kicked up on wet roads which can cause visibility problems.

There are already many states that require fenders, mud flaps, or other types of splash/spray devices that minimize the spray of water, rocks, mud, and other materials being thrown onto the windshields of following vehicles.

The document available to NTEA members under Technical Resources sections at  www.ntea.com details regulations for mud flaps and splash/spray suppression devices for Commercial Motor Vehicles for all fifty (50) states.

The invention is a simple concept that raises and lowers the mud flap with a flip of a switch from the cab of the truck.

When lowered, it minimizes splash or spray of water, rocks, mud, or other materials, from being thrown onto the windshields of following vehicles.

When raised, it allows the truck to back into stockpiles, asphalt pavers, shouldering machines, chip spreaders, and off road use, without damage to the flap.

Statistics from the Highway Loss Data Institute show that glass damage is one of the leading causes of comprehensive losses.  Many of these losses could have been prevented had the truck been equipped with mud flaps.

Make sure to check out the video which explains in more detail.