C.R. ENGLAND EQUIPS 200 NEW WESTERN STAR 5700 XE TRUCKS WITH FLOWBELOW TRACTOR AEROKITS
Tenured and million mile drivers rewarded with premium state-of-the-art tractors
AUSTIN, TEXAS – February 23, 2016 - FlowBelow Aero Inc., the leading manufacturer of tractor-mounted aerodynamic products, announced today that it has partnered with C.R. England, one of the world’s largest refrigerated trucking companies, to equip 200 new Western Star 5700 XE tractors with FlowBelow’s complete fuel saving Tractor AeroKit™ system.
“We are always looking for opportunities to improve the safety and efficiency of our fleet and reward our drivers for their hard work and dedication,” said Ron Hall, V.P. of Equipment and Fuel at C.R. England. “These top of the line Western Star trucks offer best-in-class safety and aerodynamic features such as adaptive cruise, forward collision mitigation, hill-start technologies and the FlowBelow Tractor AeroKit.”
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 AeroKit system reduces aerodynamic drag and improves fuel efficiency of the tractor by 2.23 percent.
“FlowBelow’s push-and-turn, quick-release wheel covers are easy for drivers to operate and in addition to increasing fuel efficiency, the complete system improves driver safety by stabilizing the tractor, reducing road spray and increasing visibility for the driver,” said Josh Butler, President of FlowBelow.
Fleets purchasing Western Star or Freightliner tractors can now specify FlowBelow products through their dealer, any Freightliner pre-delivery inspection center or through the Fontaine Modification Center. The Tractor AeroKit weighs can be installed in less than one hour per truck.
About C.R. England: Founded in 1920, C.R. England, Inc. corporate headquarters are located in Salt Lake City, Utah and is one of North America's largest transportation companies. C.R. England services include National, Mexico and Regional Truckload service in addition to Dedicated and Intermodal services. Visit www.crengland.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 a pair of Tandem Fairings that work together as a complete aerodynamic system to address the complex airflow around the exposed rear wheels of the tractor. The fuel savings provided by the Tractor AeroKit typically provides a return on investment for long haul trucking fleets in one year or less. For more information please visit www.flowbelow.com