Tractor-trailer aerodynamic device supplier FlowBelow has entered into agreements with a major truck OEM and trailer OE to provide its systems as an optional equipment spec, the company announced during the 2018 Technology & Maintenance Council Annual Meeting Sunday.
FlowBelow’s Quick Release wheel covers and Tractor AeroKit System will now be offered as optional equipment on all new International LT and RH Series trucks. The FlowBelow systems can now be ordered through the International dealer network with the installation work completed at the International Truck Plant and Truck Specialty Center.
The Tractor AeroKit reduces aerodynamic turbulence on a truck by streamlining air past the drive wheels.
FlowBelow also announced that its AeroSlider aerodynamic system will now be offered as a factory-installed option on Strick Trailers and have the system installed at the company’s trailer manufacturing facility in Monroe, Indiana.
The Tractor AeroSlider system mounts directly to a trailer’s sliding suspension and travels with it underneath the trailer flooring. The system is designed to smooth out the complex airflow found around trailer wheels and in the wake of a trailer moving at highway speeds.