November 20, 2020 12:00 PM, EST

FlowBelow Gains Standard Position on Freightliner Cascadia

FlowBelow equipmentFlowBelow equipment at an industry show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

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FlowBelow Aero Inc. announced its locking aerodynamic wheel cover will become standard on all Freightliner Cascadia trucks Jan. 1. Freightliner is a brand of Daimler Trucks North America.

The truck maker started offering FlowBelow’s patented quick-release aerodynamic wheel covers on the Cascadia in 2016, according to Austin, Texas-based Aperia. In 2020, Aperia released an updated version with a locking feature.

“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,” Toby Halter, who is involved in platform product strategy at DTNA, said in a release. “The partnership with FlowBelow and the opportunity to make their product standard on the Cascadia allows us to continue to deliver trucks with superior fuel efficiency.” — Transport Topics

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