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TripPak Services Announces FleetSafe Division

TripPak Services, announced the creation of FleetSafe, a division of TripPak Services as the overarching brand for the company’s safety and compliance solution delivery. This division includes safety and compliance management tools and resources offering log auditing, driver behavior and data processes, compliance management and web-based driver orientation.

The Bridgestone research farm started growing guayule for research use in spring of 2013. This year’s fall planting will provide the first biomass to the BioRubber Process Research Center for tire evaluation in mid-2015.

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Bridgestone Completes Guayule Research Farm

Bridgestone Americas Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corp., has completed its Agro Operations Guayule Research Farm in Eloy, Ariz. The research farm will supply guayule biomass for rubber production at the company’s BioRubber Process Research Center, which is currently under construction in Mesa, Ariz.

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Achates Power Raises $35.2 Million in Series C Financing

Achates Power, Inc.—developer of internal combustion engines that increase fuel efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and are lower cost—announced growing market traction for its opposed-piston engine technology with the addition of $35.2 million in Series C financing.

Cummins&amp;rsquo; 5-liter V-8 diesel will go into production in about a year. Nissan is the first to announce its use in its 2015 Titan pickup.<br />

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Cummins Announces ISV5.0 V-8 Diesel for Light and Midrange Trucks

Cummins is going after more of the light- and medium-duty market with its new ISV5.0, a 5-liter (302-cubic-inch) V-8 diesel that promises high performance and low total cost of ownership.

Clean Energy&#39;s Port of Long Beach facility is one location where fleets will be able to fill up with Redeem renewable natural gas.

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Clean Energy Launches Renewable Natural Gas Fuel

Fleets that want to use an even "greener" alternative fuel than natural gas can now purchase renewable natural gas fuel, made from methane that comes from landfills, large farms and other waste streams, from Clean Energy.

Mack GuardDog Connect provides an integrated telematics ssystem with instant diagnostics and proactive scheduling of repairs handled by a live agent &amp;ndash; all while the truck is still on the job.

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Mack GuardDog Connect Adds Telematics to Its Engine Monitoring System

Allentown, Pa.--Mack Trucks today announced GuardDog Connect, a telematics system that executives said will speed servicing and enhance dealers’ ability to fix trucks correctly on the initial visit. Connect adds cellular connectivity to the existing Mack GuardDog maintenance monitoring system, and will begin going onto on trucks built in January.

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Orbcomm Acquires SENS Asset Tracking Operation

Orbcomm Inc. has completed the acquisition of Comtech Mobile Datacom Corporation’s Sensor Enabled Notification System operation, which includes satellite hardware, network technology and web platforms.

With the 2015 Silverado 3500 customers can chose from gasoline, CNG or diesel power.

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GM to Expand CNG Offerings in Vans, Pickups

General Motors will offer bi-fuel versions of the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra heavy-duty trucks and dedicated compressed natural gas versions of the 2014 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size passenger vans next year.

Jaltest diagnostic scanner comes in a kit that includes connector cables and an interface box. It runs on an optional Windows-based tablet or a customer&amp;rsquo;s own tablet or laptop PC.

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Jaltest ‘All-Brands’ Diagnostic Tool from Spain Covers Many Trucks, Components

The “all-brands” diagnostic system adopted by the WheelTime Network of service shops comes from a Spanish company whose leaders saw the need for a versatile testing device as adjuncts to their growing line of commercial truck components for the aftermarket.

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Howes Lubricator Buys U.S. Lube

Rhode Island-based Howes Lubricator Products has purchased U.S. Lube of New Brunswick, N.J.

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