STATESVILLE, N.C., Jan. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- FlowBelow Aero, Inc. has authorized Fontaine Modification Fleet Services to install and distribute its patented 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 significant fuel savings.
"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."
For today's fleets, improving fuel mileage plays an important role in competitiveness. The FlowBelow Tractor AeroKit is an effective and affordable aftermarket option for improving tractor aerodynamics. 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.
"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. The system will fit nearly any tractor, regardless of manufacturer, and can be retrofitted on most vehicles currently in use. It is available in custom colors and finish to match the truck.
About Fontaine Modification Fleet Services
Fontaine Modification Fleet Services is a business unit of Fontaine Modification that provides a variety of on-highway truck modifications including alternative fuel system installation, auxiliary power unit and other equipment installation, and fleet vehicle preparation.
Fontaine Modification Fleet Services is based in Statesville, N.C., and has modification centers across the U.S., including locations in. Charlotte, N.C.; Cleveland, N.C.; Dublin, Va.; Garland, Texas; Laredo, Texas; Springfield, Ohio; and Williamstown, W.V. The company uses established ship-thru agreements with all major truck manufacturers to streamline the final delivery process to the end-user.
Fontaine Modification is a Marmon Highway Technologies (MHT) company. MHT companies support the transportation industry worldwide with a wide range of high-quality products and services. MHT companies are members of The Marmon Group, an international association of business units that operate independently within diverse business sectors. The Marmon Group is a Berkshire Hathaway Company.
About FlowBelow Aero, Inc.
FlowBelow is a Texas-based aerodynamics company founded by mechanical and aerospace engineers, Josh Butler and Kyle Walker. 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.
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