The Technology Maintenance Council Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition – FlowBelow Aero Inc., a Tier 1 supplier of tractor-mounted aerodynamic products today announced that FlowBelow’s fuel saving ‘Quick-Release’ Wheel Covers and Tractor AeroKit™ system will be offered as optional equipment on all International LT® and RH™ Series trucks effective immediately. The products can be ordered for any new LT and RH Series trucks through the International dealer network with installation completed at the International Truck Plant and Truck Specialty Center.
The Tractor AeroKit reduces aerodynamic turbulence and drag on the truck by streamlining airflow past the drive wheels. When optioned, each 6×2 or 6×4 truck is outfitted with wheel covers, center fairings located between the wheels, and rear fairings behind the wheels. Wheel covers can also be outfitted on 4×2 trucks. The fairing system works like fuel tank fairings by helping to control the air flow along the side of the truck. The ‘Quick-Release’ wheel covers also provide instantaneous and tool-free access to the wheel end via FlowBelow’s patented ‘push and turn’ quick-release latching system. The system is made in the USA using extremely durable materials.
As part of the agreements signed, FlowBelow products will be warranted by International Truck as well as made available for aftermarket purchase through all International Truck dealers in the US & Canada.
“The new International LT and RH Series have proven to be some of the most technologically advanced, fuel efficient trucks available,” said Josh Butler, Founder and CEO of FlowBelow Aero. “With the addition of the FlowBelow Tractor AeroKit system to on-highway LT and RH Series trucks, we are providing fleets with even higher fuel efficiency while reducing total cost of ownership.”
Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) is a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates produce International® brand commercial and military trucks, proprietary diesel engines, and IC Bus® brand school and commercial buses. An affiliate also provides truck and diesel engine service parts. Another affiliate offers financing services. Additional information is available at www.Navistar.com.
About FlowBelow Aero Inc.
FlowBelow is a Texas-based aerodynamics company founded by mechanical and aerospace engineers. Their product development process includes advanced computational fluid dynamics modeling and extensive interaction with fleet mechanics and drivers to ensure the products provide utility, efficiency, and profitability for fleets. FlowBelow’s products are manufactured in the USA and have fuel savings verified by third party SAE Type II fuel economy testing. For more information please visit www.flowbelow.com.