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Phillips Industries introduces maintenance-free tank saver

The new Tank Saver from Phillips is designed as a “set it and forget it” product to drain air tanks, eliminating the need for service once installed, the company says. Air brake systems are not impervious to water and debris and need to be purged regularly to avoid scaling and corrosion in the air tanks

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Noregon hires Jon Morrison as strategic advisor

Noregon has hired Jon Morrison, previously president of WABCO Americas and now CEO of J&M Strategic Insights LLC, as a strategic advisor for Noregon Systems. In this engagement, Noregon says it will draw upon Morrison’s extensive experience in strategy development, merger and acquisitions, and strategic partnerships in the advanced vehicle technology space. Morrison was president

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Truck video telematics are getting smarter

Today’s video telematics systems are capable of showing you what you need to see, and they’re getting smarter, using artificial intelligence to identify potential safe driving infractions and aim to reduce the amount of video footage you have to parse through. Click here to watch more of FE’s On the Road video series. Here is

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Proterra to supply battery technology for up to 10,000 Lightning eMotors EVs

Proterra Inc. has expanded its partnership with Lightning eMotors to power their Class 4 and Class 5 electric commercial vehicles with Proterra’s battery technology. Under a new multi-year supply agreement, Proterra contracted to supply battery systems totaling more than 900 megawatt-hours in battery storage capacity to Lightning eMotors to power up to 10,000 electric commercial

Penske, Cardinal Health partner to test trailer yard EVs

Penske Logistics customer Cardinal Health has been employing a pair of Kalmar T2E electric truck yard tractors at its Riverside, California, facility for the last year. The overarching goal is to assess how the implementation of electric vehicles can establish more efficient and sustainable operations. The EV trucks feature Kalmar’s latest lithium-ion battery technology and

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FleetPride acquires Garden Spot Frame & Alignment

FleetPride Inc. has acquired the assets of Garden Spot Frame & Alignment. Garden Spot was majority-owned by Barry Simpson and founded in 1978. It is based in Denver, Pennsylvania, with three more locations within the state, including East Earl, Lancaster, and Leola. The company offers a variety of shop services to heavy duty fleets and

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Stemco launches hubodometer selector web tool

Stemco has announced a new tool for customers to find the right Stemco Hubodometer products for their fleets. The new Hubodometer Selector on the Stecmo website leads its users through the process by recommending relevant product offerings according to vehicle brand, model, or tire measurements. The Hubodometer is a device mounted on the axle of

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Why truck tires wear differently across long-haul routes

If you’ve seen an episode of this show before, there’s a good chance it was about maintaining your tires. Now, maybe, at one time or another one of these videos has brought about the inspiration to go have a look at your tires yourself. And, maybe, particularly in long-haul applications, you’ve noticed tires are wearing

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Ford Pro offers complimentary services

Ford says Ford Pro Intelligence is making it easier than ever for commercial customers to benefit from telematics to help boost their businesses’ productivity. Ford Pro Telematics Essentials is a complimentary web-based application that is available to all commercial customers using gas-powered Ford vehicles with embedded modems. Ford Pro Telematics Essentials provides instant odometer readings,

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Hearst to acquire majority stake in Noregon Systems Inc.

Hearst has agreed to acquire an 80% stake in connected vehicle solution provider Noregon Systems, Inc. The announcement was made jointly by Hearst President and Chief Executive Officer Steven R. Swartz and Noregon Systems Founder and Chief Executive Officer Bill Hathaway. Hathaway will retain a 20% ownership stake in Noregon and continue to serve as

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Navistar launches technician apprenticeship program

Navistar is implementing its International Truck and IC Bus Uptime Academy, a 12-month technician apprenticeship program that offers paid, hands-on training in a real-world setting. The new program presents a 90-day dealership rotation to on-the-job class assignments. Students work with multiple vehicle types, including electric and fuel cell technologies. On top of 3,200 hours of

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Mann+Hummel west coast distribution center goes live

Mann+Hummel’s new west coast distribution center has completed a go-live launch and will began shipping to select customers in the west coast region. The west coast distribution center will fulfill orders for the company’s automotive aftermarket brands of WIX Filters, Purolator, and Mann-Filter, along with private labeled brands. The 383,000-sq.-ft. facility is located across from

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