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Brass Knuckle releases new SmartShell ergonomic safety gloves

Brass Knuckle has released the SmartShell safety glove, which the company says is engineered to provide protection on multiple fronts while providing flexibility and an ergonomic design. The company says SmartShell naturally shapes to the contours of the hand and flex points, and for extra durability, SmartShell is double-stitched in high-wear areas including fingertips, index

Scott Kuebler appointed Daimler Trucks NA vice president for on-highway sales

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has announced Scott Kuebler, currently general manager of sales for the Northeast region, has been appointed to the position of vice president of on-highway sales. Kuebler, pictured above, succeeds Drew Backeberg, whose appointment to senior vice president of aftermarket at DTNA was previously announced. In his new role, Kuebler will

Watch: The connection between your truck’s brakes and trailer telematics

Thanks to the efforts of component manufacturers and telematics providers alike, one burgeoning area of trailer telematics is the integration of components throughout the trailer, such as the brakes. Click here to watch more of FE’s On the Road video series. Here is a transcript of the video: It is important that your technicians are

The truck ECU issue amplifying service headaches (and how to avoid it)

There’s a little-studied phenomenon, known as the “cross-your-fingers-and-hope-to-God-it-works” event, that occurs among the small but passionate population of people who prefer to build their own personal computers. It takes place when swapping out one part, such as the graphics card or the hard drive, for another part. The user is sure it’s compatible. They’ve checked

Watch: How much does your truck tire tread really matter?

Tread patterns affect all kinds of performance criteria for your trucks, like traction and braking, tire removal mileage, fuel efficiency, maneuverability, noise and driver comfort. Click here to watch more of FE’s On the Road video series. Here is a transcript of the video: Consider your tire tread. Very fancy. But it’s more than that.

Ford introduces full-hybrid light-duty truck with 2022 Maverick

In the trucking world, you don’t often hear of a new truck advertised as capable of hitting 40 MPG in the city and 500 miles of range on a single tank of gas with a starting price under $20,000, but that is exactly what Ford says it has achieved with its new light-duty offering, the

Watch: What makes smart trailers so smart?

A smart trailer is a system of sensors that communicate information about that trailer back to the fleet, and they’re becoming increasingly useful every day. Click here to watch more of FE’s On the Road video series. Here is a transcript of the video: Smart trailers are making fleets, well, smarter. But the term is

Right here, right now: Busting three myths about remote diagnostics

Here’s a riddle for you: If time is money and timing is everything, what would it mean to your fleet to save a big ol’ sack full of cash on truck maintenance? In the words of the Red Rocker himself, Sammy Hagar, on Van Halen’s 1991 hit Right Now: “It means everything.” That is what

PACCAR launches 2021 MX engines for Kenworth T680 Next Generation truck

With the launch of Kenworth’s new T680 Next Generation truck model also comes the 2021 PACCAR MX-11 and PACCAR MX-13 engines. PACCAR says both engines feature re-designed internal components to enhance fuel economy – up to 2.4% in the PACCAR MX-13, and 3.4% in the PACCAR MX-11 – depending on the application and specification. The

Michigan, Ohio, Pacific propane gas associations offering rebates

Propane gas associations in Michigan, Ohio and in the Pacific region are offering rebates to fleets who buy a new propane vehicle or get a propane vehicle conversion. Michigan Michigan truck and bus fleets are getting $4,000 rebates when they buy a new propane vehicle or get a propane vehicle conversion. Propane vehicle rebates are

New England Kenworth opens New Hampshire parts, service facility

New England Kenworth recently opened a new 19,000 sq.-ft. parts and service facility in Londonderry, New Hampshire, to deliver expanded support to fleets and truck operators in the northeast. Situated on 6.8 acres, New England Kenworth – Londonderry features a 16-bay service department, 1,700 sq.-ft. parts department, and a 1,000 sq.-ft. visual parts display area.

Watch: How your data can influence your best truck drivers

Not only can data help to limit the time drivers are spending on the road, increasing driver satisfaction, it also helps fleets cut down on costs and improve customer satisfaction as well. Click here to watch more of FE’s On the Road video series. Here is a transcript of the video: If you’re using any