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Watch: The real first step for efficiently putting truck service data to work

If you’re relying on pen and paper or digital spreadsheets instead of service dashboards, you’re missing out on important data that can have an important impact on your service processes. Click here to watch more of FE’s On the Road video series. Here is a transcript of the video: A fleet manager relying on pen

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Daimler Trucks N.A. on electric truck charging infrastructure basics

So, the time has come for your fleet to go battery electric. You’ve done the research to determine the right battery electric trucks for your fleet, but equally as important is knowing your charging needs. What are the space requirements to build out the charging station infrastructure on-site? How efficient do you need your charging

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Hyliion, FEV partner on Class 8 electric truck development

FEV, a vehicle and powertrain development company, has entered a long-term agreement with electrified powertrain systems provider Hyliion to support design, development, integration and production validation of the company’s electric range extender (ERX) for Class 8 tractor-trailer applications. Hyliion says it is striving for the ultimate solution for sustainable, heavy-duty transportation through its Hypertruck ERX

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The (ever-evolving) list of battery commercial EV charging station OEMs (Updated!)

EV charging stations are a huge business. Some reports expect the market will be worth as much as $103.6 billion by 2028. That means there are dozens of options when it comes to finding a partner to help develop a charging station infrastructure for your fleet. Below, we’ve rounded up as many OEMs that we

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Samsara, EVgo partner to accelerate the transition to EVs

Samsara has partnered with EVgo, a public fast-charging network for EVs, to help customers accelerate their transition to electric, with EVgo becoming the first electric vehicle partner on Samsara’s Experts Marketplace, which the company says is a network of trusted, certified implementation experts. As a certified partner on Samsara’s Experts Marketplace, EVgo can now serve

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Watch: Summer heat is the real killer of truck batteries

If you want to avoid dealing with dead battery headaches when the weather gets cold, you need to focus on your battery maintenance and service processes as the mercury rises. Click here to watch more of FE’s On the Road video series. Here is a transcript of the video: There’s an old adage in the

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Goodyear airless tire spec’d on JTA autonomous shuttles

Goodyear has developed a non-pneumatic (airless) tire (NPT) and wheel assembly to support autonomous vehicle transportation in a city setting for in-field use with the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA). The company says for the past three years, Goodyear and Local Motors have tested an Olli shuttle supported by the NPT at Goodyear testing facilities and

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FleetHunt Technologies partners with Drivewyze for PreClear weigh station bypass integration

FleetHunt Technologies, a provider of fleet management systems, GPS tracking and ELD solutions, has partnered with Drivewyze to offer its ELD solutions with Drivewyze PreClear’s subscription-based weigh station bypass service and Drivewyze Safety+. Drivewyze provides FleetHunt Technologies customers the ability to receive bypass opportunities at more than 800 locations in 47 states and provinces, plus

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Pluss Software releases integrated VIN decoder for heavy-duty aftermarket

Pluss Software announced that it is expanding its offerings by adding an integrated VIN decoder to its portfolio of business management solutions. Pluss has partnered with Diesel Laptops as a source of VIN data for the heavy-duty industry. “Demand to integrate data features like a VIN decoder into our software has increased over the last

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Watch: What does tire compounding do for a truck’s fuel economy?

You’ll find compounding in every truck tire; it’s this blending of chemicals and other ingredients that affects nearly every aspect of how your trucks’ tires perform—especially when it comes to fuel economy. Click here to watch more of FE’s On the Road video series. Here is a transcript of the video: Today, we’re talking rubber

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Traton Group, Navistar complete merger

The Traton Group has successfully completed its merger with Navistar and now holds all Navistar common shares, the companies announced. Navistar is to be delisted and deregistered with the SEC during the month of July. A strategic alliance has been in place between Traton and Navistar since 2017, and as a new brand of the

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Reyco Granning releases new ResponseMaster suspension variant

Reyco Granning has released a new 22K variant for its ResponseMaster to complement the existing 20,000 lb. GAWR and 24,000 lb. GAWR versions. The ResponseMaster IFS is purpose-designed for custom fire and rescue vehicle, combining refined ride and rugged design, the company says. Reyco Granning says the system increases safety and reduces response time for

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