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FLOWBELOW TEAMS UP WITH BISON TRANSPORT, ARNOLD BROS. AND MAJOR VOLVO DEALER IN MANITOBA

FlowBelow Expands Dealer Network to Meet Increased Demand from Canadian Fleets.

MONTREAL, Canada – April 18, 2017 – ExpoCam - FlowBelow Aero Inc., the leading manufacturer of tractor-mounted aerodynamic products today announced that two of Manitoba province’s largest fleets, Bison Transport and Arnold Bros. Transport are outfitting their new tractors with FlowBelow’s fuel-saving Tractor AeroKit system.  Additionally, Manitoba’s leading Volvo dealership, Beaver Truck Centre, will carry FlowBelow’s products in stock and offer Manitoba customers full installation and support services.

“Here at Bison we are laser focused on fuel efficiency and innovation,” said Rob Penner, President and CEO of Bison Transport.  “While balancing other factors such as usability, durability, and cost, we spec the most aerodynamic and fuel efficient equipment possible to reduce the overall fuel consumption and emissions of our fleet.” 

Currently Bison Transport is receiving FlowBelow products factory installed on all new Freightliners, whereas their Volvo trucks are receiving installations on-site at the company’s headquarters in Winnipeg.   Another nearby fleet, Arnold Bros., has been equipping their trucks with FlowBelow’s system with a different approach.

“We began using the FlowBelow Tractor AeroKit just before Kenworth offered the system as part of the T-680 Advantage,” said Brent Arnold, Operations Manager at Arnold Bros. Transport.  “Our corporate decision was for all new tractors to be ordered with AeroKits.  As soon as our local dealer began offering the product as a data book option we switched over to spec’ing the system on all new trucks.  Now the system comes pre-installed with every new truck that we put into service.  It’s convenient and the investment is cash-flow positive from day one since the units are financed along with the truck.”

In 2016, FlowBelow announced a partnership with Trans-West Logistics of Quebec.  Trans-West retrofitted their entire fleet after evaluating the product in a 20-truck test group for 12 months and through the PIT Group.  Numerous fleets in Canada defer to PIT Group for evaluating fuel savings technologies.  “For any new product with fuel efficiency claims we generally first look to PIT to see if the technology has been evaluated.  In the case of FlowBelow, the testing was already done and the available data helped us make a more informed decision about the product,” said Brent Arnold.

Following the testing done by PIT and major fleet retrofits in Canada, the demand for FlowBelow’s products has increased significantly and the Company has responded by increasing its dealer network. 

“Our customers have been asking for FlowBelow’s fuel-saving products and here in Canada FlowBelow needed better distribution.  We partnered up to offer the system both on new truck orders and for retrofits through our parts department, giving our customers immediate access to the technology,” said John Oades, Fleet Sales Manager at Beaver Truck Centre.  “We take pride in always offering the most reliable and efficient tractors to our fleet customers.  Adding FlowBelow’s AeroKit to new Volvo trucks makes an already fuel efficient truck even more efficient.”

The FlowBelow Tractor AeroKit includes quick-release wheel covers and a pair of tandem fairings installed on the tractor that work together as a complete aerodynamic system to address the complex airflow around the exposed rear wheels of the tractor.  The patented Tractor AeroKit system reduces aerodynamic drag and improves fuel efficiency of the tractor by up to 2.23%.

FlowBelow is a Tier 1 supplier to Daimler Trucks North America and PACCAR.  Its fuel efficiency products are available for purchase through OEMs and their dealer networks across the United States and Canada.  Bison Transport and Arnold Bros. have both specified FlowBelow’s AeroKit device on their new truck orders from Freightliner and Kenworth, respectively.  For Volvo trucks FlowBelow frequently works with Fontaine Modification Center for installations.

SWIFT TRANSPORTATION TO INSTALL FLOWBELOW AEROKITS ON THOUSANDS OF TRUCKS

SWIFT TRANSPORTATION TO INSTALL FLOWBELOW AEROKITS ON THOUSANDS OF TRUCKS

FlowBelow Aero Inc., the leading manufacturer of tractor-mounted aerodynamic products today announced that Swift Transportation Company (NYSE: SWFT) will begin deploying thousands of FlowBelow Tractor AeroKit™ systems in its fleet immediately. 

Swift Transportation is North America’s largest full-truckload (FTL) carrier, operating over 18,000 trucks throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico, and logging over a billion miles per year.  The company is an EPA SmartWay Charter Partner and has built a reputation for achieving optimal efficiency in every way that is both practical and economical. 

FLOWBELOW TRACTOR AEROKITS NOW OFFERED WITH FACTORY INSTALLATION

FlowBelow Aero Inc., the leading manufacturer of tractor-mounted aerodynamic products and Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America, today announced that Daimler will offer FlowBelow’s fuel saving Tractor AeroKit system as an option on its most fuel efficient Freightliner Cascadia Evolution equipment package effective immediately. 

Kenworth Introduces New Fuel Saving T680 Advantage Day Cab with FlowBelow Wheel Covers

Kenworth Introduces New Fuel Saving T680 Advantage Day Cab with FlowBelow Wheel Covers

The new Kenworth T680 Advantage Day Cab features an optimized powertrain that includes the 2016 Paccar MX-13 engine or Paccar MX-11 engine and the Eaton Fuller Advantage(TM) series 10-speed automated transmission, combined with fuel-efficient Meritor MT40-14X drive axles rated at 40,000 lbs., Kenworth Driver Performance Assistant, Kenworth Predictive Cruise Control, Kenworth Neutral Coast, and Flow Below(TM) wheel covers.

FLOWBELOW ANNOUNCES FIRST MAJOR CANADIAN TRACTOR AEROKIT DEPLOYMENT

FLOWBELOW ANNOUNCES FIRST MAJOR CANADIAN TRACTOR AEROKIT DEPLOYMENT

FlowBelow Aero Inc., the leading manufacturer of tractor-mounted aerodynamic products announced today that Groupe Trans-West will be the first Canadian fleet to deploy its fuel saving Tractor AeroKit™ System across its entire fleet of 180 tractors.

As part of its evaluation process, Trans-West conducted independent, third party fuel efficiency testing through Canada’s PIT Group, an esteemed transportation technology testing organization.

“For any fuel-saving technology that we consider, we first look to see if the device has been tested by the PIT Group,” said André Boisvert, Vice President of Technology and Development at Groupe Trans-West. “Since the group had not tested the device before, we coordinated with them to run the test.  We were pleasantly surprised when the fuel savings results from the third party testing we did were aligned with the fuel savings that FlowBelow claimed, which helped to make the decision to retrofit our entire fleet an easy one.”

FlowBelow Sells 1,200 AeroKit Systems to Mesilla Valley Transportation

FlowBelow Sells 1,200 AeroKit Systems to Mesilla Valley Transportation

Aerodynamics company FlowBelow said it will provide 1,200 of its Tractor AeroKits to Mesilla Valley Transportation, which plans to outfit its entire fleet with the fuel-saving products. It was the largest order the supplier has received for the product, Bren Marshell, FlowBelow’s vice president of sales, said during an Oct. 4 press conference here at American Trucking Associations’ annual Management Conference & Exhibition. 

FLOWBELOW INTRODUCES NEW TANK TRUCK AEROKIT SYSTEM FOR TANKER INDUSTRY

FLOWBELOW INTRODUCES NEW TANK TRUCK AEROKIT SYSTEM FOR TANKER INDUSTRY

AUSTIN, TEXAS – September 9, 2015 - FlowBelow Aero Inc., the leading manufacturer of tractor-mounted aerodynamic products, announced today that it has partnered with Indian River Transport, the largest liquid bulk food grade tank carrier in North America, to equip its tractors with the Company’s new fuel saving tractor-mounted AeroKit™ system for tank truck applications.

FLOWBELOW AERO ANNOUNCES HEADQUARTERS EXPANSION IN AUSTIN, TEXAS

FLOWBELOW AERO ANNOUNCES HEADQUARTERS EXPANSION IN AUSTIN, TEXAS

FlowBelow Aero Inc., the leading manufacturer of tractor-mounted aerodynamic products, announced today that it has completed the relocation of its headquarters to a new 33,000 square foot production and assembly facility in Austin, Texas.  The new facility will increase FlowBelow’s production capacity ten-fold, which will allow the company to readily meet the volume demands of the nation’s largest trucking companies and semi-truck manufacturers.

Aerodynamic retrofit should save reefer fleet $750,000 a year

The refrigerated carrier Hirschbach Motor Lines is retrofitting its entire 800 tractor fleet with full aerodynamic kits from FlowBelow Aero, the company announced at the Mid America Trucking Show. 

The Tractor AeroKits, which include four “quick release” wheel covers, two center fairings and two rear fairings, are expected to reduce the fleet’s fuel consumption by 240,000 gal. a year, according to FlowBelow. The East Dubuque, IL fleet says it validated the fuel savings, durability and installation time itself before making the retrofit decision.

Are 2.23% Fuel Savings Too Modest to Sell this Aero Improver? Maybe Not

Are 2.23% Fuel Savings Too Modest to Sell this Aero Improver? Maybe Not

It takes a tractor to move a trailer, which is why we’re looking at this new product from a small company: Tractor AeroKit from Flow Below Aero Inc., in Austin, Texas. The kit saves fuel by smoothing air flow around the vehicle’s drive wheels.