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The Why’s, What’s, and How’s of Fleet Tire Tread Wear Monitoring

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Fleet managers have a long list of factors to consider in maintaining safe and efficient operations. In this webinar, the benefits of implementing tire tread wear monitoring in a fleet will be discussed, along with a review of technology options for achieving such monitoring. Whether it is through manual measurement or advanced optical systems, there are many factors that must be considered—these will be outlined. It will show how an automated, cost-effective, and reliable approach to monitoring tread wear can safely extend the usage life of tires, minimize vehicle downtime, and open the way to powerful analytics that further improve operations, lower cost, and enhance sustainability for fleet managers.

March 10, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Grote Launches New Headlamps

Grote 90mm headlamps 90mm LED High Beam and Low Beam by Grote Industries

Grote Industries announced its newest forward lighting, the 90mm LED High Beam and Low Beam headlamps and the 90mm Combination High Beam/Low Beam LED headlamp module.

February 26, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Dana Taps Byron Foster as Chief Commercial Officer

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Dana Inc. announced Byron Foster joined the company as chief commercial, marketing and communications officer.

February 26, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Nikola Falls After Paring Output Goals for Debut Electric Trucks

Nikola A Nikola Tre. (Nikola Corp.)

Nikola Corp. shares slipped after the company cut projected output of its first commercial zero-emission vehicles and said it may seek to raise more capital to invest in facilities such as a planned hydrogen-fueling network.

February 26, 2021
Business, Equipment, Top 100

January Sales Indicate Used Truck Market Is Poised to Grow

used truck lot Ameritruck

The average used Class 8 vehicle in January had higher mileage and sold for a little less than a year earlier, ACT Research reported, calling it an inkling of all the freight there was to haul in the second half of 2020.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
February 25, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Peterbilt Launches Updated Vocational Models 567 and 520

Peterbilt manufacturing plant in Denton, Texas Peterbilt Motors Co. manufacturing plant in Denton, Texas (Peterbilt Motors Co.)

Peterbilt Motors Co. has updated its vocational Model 567 and 520 trucks, the company announced Feb. 24.

February 25, 2021
Business, Equipment

For Recruiting and Retention, Trucking Companies Should Focus on Equipment, Pay

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Trucking companies must focus on maintaining good equipment and keeping lines of communication open with drivers to ensure effective recruitment and retention, a new report found.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 24, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Kenworth T680E Eligible for CARB Incentives

Kenworth T680E battery-electric vehicle The $120,000 incentive voucher made to California purchasers of the Kenworth T680E is being made through the California Air Resources Board, (Kenworth.com)

Qualifying California purchasers of the new Kenworth T680E battery-electric vehicle are eligible for a $120,000 incentive voucher from the California Air Resources Board, Kenworth Truck Co. announced.

February 24, 2021
Business, Equipment

Shell to Offer Carbon Neutral Heavy-Duty Lubricants

Shell lube experts Shell lube experts (Stuart Conway)

Shell Rotella, a lubricant brand of Royal Dutch Shell, will offer customers carbon neutral lubricants for heavy-duty engines in North America.

February 24, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

BorgWarner Agrees to Buy Akasol AG for $915 Million

BorgWarner electric motor Electric drive vehicles have high voltage electrical systems not found on typical vehicles powered only by gasoline or diesel engines. (BorgWarner Corporate via YouTube)

BorgWarner Inc. and Akasol AG have signed a business combination agreement intended to position BorgWarner to strengthen its commercial vehicle and off-highway battery systems business.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
February 23, 2021

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