Mudflap flap settled by judge

MUSKEGON, MI – Fleet Engineers has been cleared in a lawsuit with Tarun Surti and Mudguard Technologies over the design of AeroFlap mudflaps.

The AeroFlap replaces standard mudflaps with a slotted design, promising better aerodynamics and reduced road spray.

Fleet Engineers had claimed Mudguard “committed tortious interference” with business relationships, while Mudguard counterclaimed with the patent infringement case and breach of contract. Judge Paul Maloney ruled that the AeroFlap doesn’t infringe on US Patent RE44,755, and denied Mudguard’s counterclaims.



John G. Smith is the editorial director of Newcom Media's trucking and supply chain publications -- including Today's Trucking,, TruckTech, Transport Routier, and Road Today. The award-winning journalist has covered the trucking industry since 1995.

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