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Nokian adds additional E-Truck, R-Truck tire sizes

Nokian Tyres is widening its portfolio of E-Truck and R-Truck tires with new sizes – both Nokian E-Truck Steer 385/55R22.5 and Nokian R-Truck Trailer 285/70R19.5 are now available. The Nokian E-Truck family of tires is designed for reliable, economical miles on medium and regional haul trucks, the company says. Nokian R-Truck, on the other hand, is

Daimler Truck reveals profitability efforts ahead of stock market listing

Prior to its intended stock market listing in December 2021, Daimler Truck hosted its Capital Market Day, revealing profitability ambitions for each segment and financial discipline. In addition, Daimler Truck’s management board, led by CEO Martin Daum, presents further strategic and technological objectives. Following the supportive general meeting, the company is also planning its listing

Prestolite Electric debuts new Prestolite.com experience

Prestolite Electric and its Leece-Neville Heavy Duty Systems brand has debuted a new Prestolite.com website designed for access on any mobile device or tablet to find product content, interchange data and online parts catalogs, and educational resources for heavy duty distributors and service professionals. The company’s e-catalog, enhanced content and technical documentation are packaged inside

Shell Oil Co. acquires established fuel card business

Shell Oil Co. (Shell) has acquired MSTS Payments, LLC and its Multi Service Fuel Card business from Multi Service Technology Solutions, Inc. (dba TreviPay). The Multi Service Fuel Card acceptance network and transaction processing platform provides Shell with a closed-loop payment network used by Commercial Road Transport (CRT) companies at thousands of truck stops in

Hauling refrigerated goods in the winter: Can it be too cold?

Just a few degrees can make a big difference in terms of quality at the end of a delivery, but can the cold outside affect the cargo inside the reefer unit? Click here to watch more of FE’s On the Road video series. Here is a transcript of the video: For optimal food quality and

Samsara research shows leaders feel magnitude of role to limit carbon emissions

Global leaders are meeting at COP26 to discuss plans to cut emissions and accelerate sustainability efforts in the public and private sectors. The world of physical operations, specifically the industrial and transportation sectors, can greatly impact sustainability progress as they consume more than 60% of energy in the United States, Samsara says. Samsara says this

Stop winter from damaging your trailers

Trailers are susceptible to a variety of potential issues when running during the winter. Luckily, with the right maintenance program, much of this damage can be avoided altogether. Click here to watch more of FE’s On the Road video series. Here is a transcript of the video: There are two main areas of concern for

Samsara data shows how A.I. helps combat the labor shortage

Samsara has released new data that the company says shows that industrial organizations are turning to data insights from technology solutions and A.I. to address the needs of a shifting workforce. Organizations across the world of physical operations, including transportation, logistics and warehousing, have been experiencing a surge in demand. Meanwhile, labor shortages in these

Fleet Complete asset trackers recognized as LTE-M for FirstNet

Fleet Complete is launching a suite of long-term evolution (LTE) asset trackers for use on FirstNet: AT1 Wired and AT1 Solar. The company says these devices have built-in sensors for ambient temperature, humidity, light, impact and motion. FirstNet is a nationwide, high-speed broadband communications platform for first responders and the extended public safety community. It

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Mack announces factory-installed idle-free eAPU for Mack Anthem truck

Mack Trucks will offer a factory-installed electric Auxiliary Power Unit (eAPU) for its 70-in. Mack Anthem sleeper models. The Idle Free Series 5000 eAPU offers customers increased air cooling capacity, reduced idling and simplified maintenance, the company says. The Idle Free eAPU features a 10,000 BTU compressor and three-speed evaporator fan to direct the airflow

PRT, PRT Heavy Duty to exhibit at AAPEX 2021

PRT and PRT Heavy Duty, brands of ADD USA group, will be exhibiting new products and various applications at the upcoming AAPEX show in Las Vegas. PRT will be in Booth A2061 at the Sands Expo. In the heavy-duty segment, the company has a portfolio of applications, including a new package and a solution that

Azuga launches fleet sustainability service

Azuga has partnered with GreenPrint to launch a fleet sustainability service that can help its customers certify their fleet vehicles as carbon neutral. The entire process receives independent, third-party attestation and customers will receive impact reports and carbon offset certificates indicating the environmental benefit from their participation. GreenPrint specializes in sustainability programs for carbon-intensive businesses,