FlowBelow's AeroKit as a factory installed option on the next-gen Cascadia. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

FlowBelow's AeroKit as a factory installed option on the next-gen Cascadia. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

FlowBelow Aero, a manufacturer of tractor-mounted aerodynamic products, will have its complete Tractor AeroKit system offered as a factory-iinstalled option on the most fuel efficient Freightliner Cascadia Evolution equipment package.

The new partnership between Daimler Trucks North America and FlowBelow expands an earlier supplier agreement to offer FlowBelow’s Quick-Release aerodynamic wheel covers as a factory installed or aftermarket option.

As part of the new supplier agreement, the complete Tractor AeroKit system will be paired with the 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.

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 improves fuel efficiency by controlling the air flow along the side of a vehicle.

“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,” said Josh Butler, founder and CEO of Aero.

FlowBelow has also announced a partnership with a Mexican distributor to expand its business into that country.

The company has partnered with major Mexican distributor Andromeda Business Solutions to distribute the company’s Tractor AeroKit technology.

“We are proud of our new relationship with Andromeda to supply FlowBelow’s tractor-mounted aerodynamic technology in Mexico.,” said Captain Fausto Velazquez, president of Andromeda Business Solutions.”  “Mexican carriers are demanding better fuel economy because of how critical the efficiency of their trucks is within a competitive market.”