FlowBelow Aero Inc, manufacturer of tractor-mounted aerodynamic products, and Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) 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.
“Daimler Trucks North America is yet again leading the industry with the most technologically advanced, fuel efficient trucks available,” said Josh Butler, founder and chief executive officer 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.”
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 United States 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.