Fontaine Modification Feet Services now installs and distributes the FlowBelow Tractor AeroKit, a fuel-saving system that reduces aerodynamic drag between and behind a Class 8 truck tractor’s tandem rear wheels.

Fontaine to install fuel-saving system for fleets

Jan. 26, 2016
FlowBelow Tractor AeroKit reduces aerodynamic drag between and behind tandem rear wheels

FlowBelow Aero announced that it has authorized Fontaine Modification Fleet Services to install and distribute its FlowBelow Tractor AeroKit, a system of aerodynamic wheel covers and tractor tandem fairings. This agreement enables Fontaine to offer customers a complete aerodynamic system to manage the airflow around the rear wheels of a Class 8 tractor, providing fuel savings, according to the company.

“The FlowBelow design is ruggedly engineered and measures up to the high quality standards of Fontaine and our mutual customers,” says Jamil Young, president, Fontaine Modification Fleet Services. “With the FlowBelow Tractor AeroKit, we can offer fleets a consistently high-quality, fuel-saving opportunity even if they are ordering trucks from multiple locations or OEMs.”

“The FlowBelow Tractor AeroKit is an effective and affordable aftermarket option for improving tractor aerodynamics,” according to the company. “It has been proven to reduce fuel consumption by more than 2 percent through independent, third-party tests including SAE Type II, wind tunnel, CFD modeling and on-road fleet tests.”

Fontaine has completed more than 300 post-production FlowBelow AeroKit installations. Long-haul fleets typically report a return on investment within a year, the company said.

“We are very pleased offer fleets the ability to spec our product on new trucks routed through Fontaine Modification for PDI or other services,” said Josh Butler, founder and CEO of FlowBelow. “Fleet owners that utilize the services provided by Fontaine will be able to enjoy the convenience and affordability of having FlowBelow products installed on their new equipment before taking delivery.”     

Fontaine Modification will make FlowBelow installations available at all seven of its modification centers across the U.S.

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