FLOWBELOW AND DAIMLER TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA SIGN LONG TERM AGREEMENT FlowBelow Tractor Wheel Covers to be Included in Freightliner’s High Efficiency Cascadia Evolution Truck
NASHVILLE, TN – February 28, 2016 – The Technology Maintenance Council Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition - 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 ‘Quick-Release’ Wheel Covers as an option on its most fuel efficient Freightliner Cascadia Evolution equipment package beginning in the first quarter of calendar year 2016.
The Tractor Wheel Coves reduce aerodynamic turbulence and drag on the truck by streamlining airflow over the tractor’s drive wheels. When optioned, each 6x2 or 6x4 truck is outfitted with Quick-Release wheel covers, which provide instantaneous and tool-free access to the wheel end via FlowBelow’s patented ‘push and turn’ quick-release latching system. The FlowBelow wheel covers are made in the USA using extremely durable and flexible thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) material commonly used in automotive applications.
As part of the supplier agreement, FlowBelow products will be offered on all 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 continues to lead the industry with the most technologically advanced, fuel efficient trucks available,” said Josh Butler, Founder and CEO of FlowBelow Aero. “With the option to include the FlowBelow Quick-Release Wheel Covers to the Cascadia Evolution truck, we are providing increased value while also laying the groundwork for further aerodynamic enhancements.”
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