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Eaton offers concentric pneumatic clutch actuators for Detroit, Volvo, Mack transmissions

Eaton has introduced two new concentric pneumatic clutch actuators (CPCAs) designed for commercial vehicle push-type diaphragm spring clutches. The CPCAs help optimize vehicle performance by working with a vehicle’s automated manual transmission (AMT) to continuously determine the ideal release position and clutch actuation when the transmission shifts, Eaton says. The CPCAs serve as an aftermarket

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The important thing truck drivers need to know about ADAS

In the world of ADAS, the way one system works in one truck could be subtly different from the way it works in another one. It all comes down to equipment and system integrations. Click here to watch more of FE’s On the Road video series. Here is a transcript of the video: Every piece

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Volvo Trucks, NFI team up for Run on Less – Electric

Volvo Trucks North America, along with third-party supply chain solutions provider NFI, is participating in Run on Less–Electric (RoL-E), an electric truck technology demonstration that showcases advancements in freight efficiency. In 2020, NFI became one of the first fleets in North America to take delivery of Volvo VNR Electrics, which operate out of its Chino

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ChargePoint acquires ViriCiti

ChargePoint Holdings, Inc. has acquired ViriCiti, a provider of electrification solutions for eBus and commercial fleets. ChargePoint acquired ViriCiti for a total purchase price of approximately $88.07 million in cash, subject to adjustment. The ViriCiti team, customer accounts and technology will become part of ChargePoint’s operations. The companies say ViriCiti will enhance the ChargePoint fleet

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Cooper Tire launches new Pro Series Long Haul Steer 2 tire

Cooper Tire has launched its new Pro Series Long Haul Steer 2 tire that replaces its predecessor, the Cooper Pro Series Long Haul Steer tire, and is available now in size 295/75R22.5 (load range G and H), with additional sizes becoming available in October. The Cooper Pro Series Long Haul Steer 2 tire features a shoulder decoupling rib on

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Dorman Products acquires Dayton Parts

Dorman Products has completed its acquisition of Dayton Parts. The companies say both Dorman’s and Dayton’s customers can expect enhanced selection, service levels and opportunities for growth in key heavy-, medium-, and light-duty truck categories. Dorman entered the heavy-duty segment nearly a decade ago. The combined companies’ distribution and manufacturing network will provide more than

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Carrier Transicold introduces BluEdge service platform

Carrier Transicold truck and trailer customers now have access to the BluEdge service platform, which is now fully available from Carrier Transicold’s dealer network across the U.S. and Canada. BluEdge offers three tiers of service, adding augmented capabilities when integrated with Carrier Transicold’s eSolutions monitoring system. Tier offerings include: Core – Supplements the original equipment

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Bridgestone, Einride partner on tires for electric autonomous trucks

Bridgestone Americas and Einride have announced a partnership to co-create mobility solutions for electrified and autonomous Class 8 vehicles. The companies say the collaboration will allow Einride to collect new layers of safety and efficiency-related data from Bridgestone’s smart-sensing tires, while enabling Bridgestone to integrate its advanced mobility technologies into Einride’s onboard vehicle platforms. As

How the right truck tire pressure puts cash back in your pocket

What if there was a simple way to save as much as $1,000 per vehicle, per year on fuel and maintenance costs? Depending on the state of your tires, there might be. Click here to watch more of FE’s On the Road video series. Here is a transcript of the video: One thousand dollars. That’s

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Nuvera, DD Dannar partner on mobile fuel cell power

Nuvera Fuel Cells, a provider of fuel cell power solutions for motive applications, is teaming with DD Dannar on an integration project to develop hydrogen fuel cell power solutions to markets in critical need of clean power options, including the truck fleet industry among others. Dannar manufactures the Dannar Mobile Power Station (MPS), a configurable

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Petro-Canada DuraDrive HD Synthetic 668 approved for Allison Transmission’s H40/50 EP, eGen Flex

Petro-Canada Lubricants DuraDrive HD Synthetic 668 is now approved for Allison Transmission’s H40/50 EPTM and eGen Flex, alongside the 1000-4000 Series. DuraDrive HD Synthetic 668 now meets the specification for Allison Transmission’s H40/50 EP and eGen Flex, in addition to the TES 668 specification. The lubricant’s formulation delivers enhanced durability, performance and protection for electric

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Trailer orders continue to slide in July

FTR reports that preliminary trailer orders continue to slide to the bottom of this cycle, registering only 8,200 units in July 32% below June and -58% year-over-year. Trailers orders for the past twelve months now total 354,000. Dry and refrigerated van orders remained paltry, FTR adds, as OEMs are booked full for 2021 and not