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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,

Hino Trucks delivers first Cummins-powered truck to Penske Truck Leasing

Hino Trucks has delivered the first of its trucks with Cummins engines to Penske Truck Leasing at a ceremony in their plant in Mineral Wells, West Virginia. The OEM intends to produce medium- and heavy-duty Hino trucks with Cummins engines for sale in North America by the end of 2021. The truck delivered is a

Geotab, GM expand integrated telematics offerings for Canadian fleets

Geotab has announced the expansion into and availability of the Geotab Integrated Solution for General Motors in Canada. According to the company, this offering provides Canadian customers the ability to manage their fleet in one platform with no additional hardware installation required. With this integration, data from compatible GM vehicles, 2016 or newer, with OnStar

VMAC survey indicates air compressor preferences on service trucks

A recent survey by VMAC has revealed respondents’ preferences for air compressor types, with 80% stating that they prefer rotary screw air compressors over reciprocating, adding rotary screw air compressors are favored for their performance, reliability, size and weight. Those who preferred reciprocating air compressors said that preference was driven by ease of repair, price

ACT: Commercial vehicle demand remains healthy, supply still constrained

According to ACT Research’s latest State of the Industry: NA Classes 5-8 Report, the supply-demand setup for the entire industry remains unchanged. Despite rock-solid demand metrics across the spectrum of medium- and heavy-duty vehicle types, industry capacity remains range-bound across a broad front of supply-chain constraints, many but not all centered on semiconductor shortages, ACT

Transervice Integrated Solutions announces less-than-truckload service

Transervice Integrated Solutions (TIS) has launched a less-than-truckload (LTL) division for shippers across North America. The company says its proprietary transportation management system, ShipTIS, emphasizes automation and complete data visibility for shippers. TIS says it has contracted with both premium and economic carriers on a national, regional and local level to create greater cost-saving opportunities

The tale of the inefficient engine oil

What’s the scoop, you say? Use your senses, it’s this goop – goblets packed with greases, grails ladled to the brim with oils. It seems I have research to do be I to follow through with my pledge to make my truck engines run like new – this all with a little help from some

Knight-Swift taps Zonar as truck management solution provider

Zonar solutions will be installed in 17,000 Knight-Swift vehicles across the nation by Q4 2021, the companies announced. Knight-Swift says Zonar was selected in part due to its integration with Samsung Galaxy Tab Active2 tablets and the Eleos Technologies platform that powers Knight-Swift’s mobile driver application. Eleos will provide complementary solutions to the Zonar deployment,

Ryder invests in Gatik, partners to establish autonomous delivery network

Ryder System Inc. and Gatik, an automated on-road transportation company for short-haul, middle-mile logistics, have announced a multi-year partnership designed to establish an autonomous logistics network for Gatik’s customers in the U.S. and Canada. Through the broader partnership, Gatik will lease from Ryder a fleet of medium-duty, multi-temperature box trucks designed for transporting goods to