NASHVILLE -- FlowBelow Aero's quick-release wheel covers are now a data-book option on Daimler Trucks North America's Cascadia Evolution model. FlowBelow made the announcement Sunday at the ATA's Technology & Maintenance Council's Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition.
The tractor wheel covers reduce aerodynamic turbulence and drag on the truck by streamlining airflow over the tractor’s drive wheels. The wheel covers are made in the USA using extremely durable and flexible thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) material commonly used in automotive applications. FlowBelow says the quick-release feature provides instantaneous and tool-free access to the wheel end with its patented push-and-turn latching system.
“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.”
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.
Butler told reporters at the TMC press conference that a similar deal with DTNA for the FlowBelow tractor drive wheel fairings will soon be announced.
Also at the press conference, FlowBelow announced that C.R. England is equipping 200 new Western Star 5700 XE tractors with FlowBelow’s complete fuel saving Tractor AeroKit system.
FlowBelow says the fuel savings provided by the Tractor AeroKit typically provides a return on investment for long haul trucking fleets in one year or less.