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Penske, Bridgestone extend technology, sustainability partnership

Bridgestone and Penske Truck Leasing have renewed their strategic partnership agreement to test, develop and deploy Bridgestone technology and mobility solutions for the commercial segment in the U.S. and Canada with a focus on more cost-effective and sustainable results for fleets. As part of the agreement, Penske will also remain a preferred customer of Bridgestone

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Element Fleet Management partners with ChargePoint, Wex on charging billing system

Element Fleet Management Corp. has begun a relationship with ChargePoint and Wex to provide Element clients with access to ChargePoint’s charging network. The companies say this relationship provides a consolidated billing system for charging and fueling across client fleets, integrated with Element’s analytics and dashboard reporting platform. “ChargePoint is making the transition to electrification seamless

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FleetPride introduces e-commerce website

FleetPride Inc. has introduced its new e-commerce site at www.fleetpride.com. Previously, site visitors could only look up product information and were unable to purchase items. Now, there are more than 176,000 products available online for Class 6-8 vehicles and heavy-duty trailers, and the company says the number is growing on a daily basis. Customers are

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Isaac Instruments ELDs certified in Canada

Isaac Instruments has received mandatory third-party certification in Canada for its electronic logging devices (ELDs). The formal certification from FPInnovations on behalf of Transport Canada comes after months of evaluation and testing of Isaac’s ELD solution that automatically tracks hours-of-service requirements. Canada’s ELD mandate went into effect on June 12, but provinces and territories are

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Fitzgerald Peterbilt opens new Alabama location

Peterbilt Motors Company has announced the opening of a new parts and service location in Gadsden, Alabama by Fitzgerald Peterbilt. Featuring 10 service bays, 600 sq. ft. of retail space and 1,750 sq. ft. of parts storage, the facility is on State Highway 431 between the heavily trafficked Interstate I-20 and I-59. A family company

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The tale of the zero-emission zeitgeist

As of late, I fear my diesel engine truck will have little relevancy bore’d. Zero-emissions, batteries, it’s the sound of these that daily make their way to knock at my fleet’s door. But wait, is such a topic worth this hatred born of fear from my own core, or might it be this sustainability tempest

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Hydrogen Heavy Duty Vehicle Industry Group members partner to standardize hydrogen refueling

The Hydrogen Heavy Duty Vehicle Industry Group—comprised of hydrogen industry companies Air Liquide, Hyundai, Nel Hydrogen, Nikola Corp., Shell and Toyota—has signed agreements with Tatsuno Corp. and Transfer Oil S.p.A. to industrialize globally-standard 70 MPa hydrogen heavy-duty vehicle high-flow (H70HF) fueling hardware components. The industry group was formed in February 2019 with the goal of

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Penske to take delivery of International eMV Series battery electric trucks

Penske Truck Leasing has announced the anticipated delivery of the International eMV Series medium-duty truck from Navistar. This will mark Navistar’s first U.S. delivery of the full battery electric medium-duty trucks from International. As a validation partner, Penske says it plans to operate these units at various locations throughout its footprint, with the intent of

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Bridgestone shows off plethora of new tire/service options

Bridgestone arrived at this year’s TMC Fall show ready to roll, with plenty of new products developed in the last couple of years on both the tire and service side to show off. On the tire side, Bridgestone had on display its newest drive tire, the M713. Tim Kelly, national account manager, fleet solutions, says

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Cooper Tire’s Phil Mosier shows off the company’s newest steer tire

At this year’s TMC Fall Meeting, Phil Mosier, Cooper Tire manager of commercial tire development, walked us through the innovations surrounding the company’s newest steer tire, the Pro Series LHS 2. The new tire features Cooper’s Energy Conservation Optimization technology, which combines tire design, compounding and construction to provide an ultra-low rolling resistance tire that

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The tale of the trashy truck chassis

Once upon a midnight dreary, I sat behind the wheel, weak and weary. And while I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, as if someone gently rapping, rapping beneath my truck floor. Such an event thrilled me – filled me with fantastic terrors I’d never felt before. When I brought my truck to

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Michelin spotlights service, gets 2 millionth ONCall request

At this year’s TMC Fall Meeting, Michelin North America, Inc. announced that its Michelin ONCall Emergency Roadside Service surpassed 2 million roadside tire service events. The downtime-fighting program works in harmony with Michelin’s Maestro digital services platform and allows fleets to track dispatch events in real time through the company’s LiveTrack system, and to receive

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