Aperia Technologies Inc maker of the Halo Tire Inflator, a simple, bolt-on tire inflation device for tractors and trailers, announced during the 2017 Technology & Maintenance Council Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition a new partnership with FlowBelow Aero Inc, a leading manufacturer of tractor-mounted aerodynamic products.
The two companies will jointly market new hardware that enables customers to install both Halo and FlowBelow’s Tractor AeroKit--an industry-first tractor inflation and aero fuel savings package. The savings delivered by the FlowBelow Tractor AeroKit, which reduces aerodynamic turbulence and drag around the rotating wheels of a truck, can now be combined with the benefits of the Halo Tire Inflator, which provides additional MPG improvement, extended tire life, and increased uptime and safety through reduced tire blowouts.
“After seeing the demand from mutual fleet customers we partnered with FlowBelow Aero to develop a Halo-compatible aerodynamic wheel cover system,” said Josh Carter, chief executive officer of Aperia. “It means that our customers can realize the fuel saving benefits of a total efficiency package that includes both the patented Halo Tire Inflator and the patented Tractor AeroKit system, which includes wheel covers.”
Josh Butler, president of FlowBelow, said: “Together, we can offer fleets up to 3-4% fuel savings, so it made perfect sense for us to team up and work together to deliver the combined FlowBelow-Halo package.”