FlowBelow Aero recently announced that it locking aerodynamic wheel cover now be standard on all Freightliner Cascadia trucks starting at the beginning of the year after both companies recently signed an Amended Long-Term Agreement.
“The demand for aerodynamic wheel covers on regional and on-highway trucks has been very strong with a high number of customers requesting this technology from the factory,” said Toby Halter, heavy duty platform product strategy at DTNA.
Freightliner started offering FlowBelow’s aerodynamic wheel covers on the Cascadia in 2016, adding a locking feature in 2020.
Whether or not an aerodynamic product is capable of success in most customer applications depends on many factors, according to FlowBelow.
“Driver acceptance of wheel covers has been excellent because of the patented quick release design, which allows instantaneous removal when necessary for inspection,” said Gordon Virginski, FlowBelow’s executive vice president of OEM and dealer programs. “Fleets have seen improved fuel efficiency with the wheel covers and they have proven to be extremely durable over the useful life of their equipment.”