Washington, D.C. – October 12, 2016 – Daimler Trucks North America Evolution Trade Show - 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.
The Tractor AeroKit reduces aerodynamic turbulence and drag on the truck by streamlining airflow past the drive wheels. When optioned, each 6x2 or 6x4 truck is outfitted with Quick-Release wheel covers, center fairings located between the wheels, and rear fairings behind the wheels. The system works similar to fuel tank fairings by helping to control the air flow along the side of the truck. The ‘Quick-Release’ wheel covers also provide instantaneous and tool-free access to the wheel end via FlowBelow’s patented ‘push and turn’ quick-release latching system. The system is made in the USA using extremely durable materials.
As part of the supplier agreement, FlowBelow products will be paired with new Cascadia Evolution trucks built at Daimler’s truck plants, as well as made available for aftermarket purchase and installation through all Freightliner dealers in North America.
“Daimler Trucks North America is yet again leading the industry with the most technologically advanced, fuel efficient trucks available,” said Josh Butler, Founder and CEO of FlowBelow Aero. “With the addition of the FlowBelow Tractor AeroKit system to the Cascadia Evolution truck, we are providing increased value while also laying the groundwork for further aerodynamic enhancements.”
About Daimler Trucks North America: Daimler Trucks North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets commercial vehicles under the Freightliner, Western Star and Thomas Built Buses nameplates. Daimler Trucks North America is a Daimler company, the world’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer. For more information please visit www.daimler-trucksnorthamerica.com.
About FlowBelow Aero Inc.: FlowBelow is a Texas-based aerodynamics company founded by mechanical and aerospace engineers, Josh Butler and Kyle Walker. Their product development process includes advanced computational fluid dynamics modeling and extensive interaction with fleet mechanics and drivers to ensure the products provide utility, efficiency, and profitability for fleets. FlowBelow’s products are manufactured in the USA and have fuel savings verified by third party SAE Type II fuel economy testing. The FlowBelow Tractor AeroKit includes Quick-Release Wheel Covers and pairs of Tandem Fairings that work together as a complete aerodynamic system to address the complex airflow around the exposed wheels of the tractor. The fuel savings provided by the Tractor AeroKit typically provides a fast return on investment for long haul trucking fleets. For more information please visit www.flowbelow.com.