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International Trucks customers can now order FlowBelow’s Quick Release wheel covers and have them factory-installed on new LT and RH truck models.


FlowBelow Aerodynamic Systems Optional on International Trucks, Strick Trailers

Tractor-trailer aerodynamic device supplier FlowBelow announced during the 2018 TMC Annual Meeting that it has entered into agreements with two major truck and trailer makers to provide its systems as an optional equipment spec.

Michelin’s new Energy Guard tractor trailer aerodynamic system features a new, wake reducer tab that works like a spoiler and reduces the air recirculation zone behind a trailer at highway speeds. Photo: Michelin


Michelin Unveils Energy Guard Tractor-Trailer Aerodynamic Solution

Michelin is getting into the trailer aero business. Its all-in-one Energy Guard aerodynamic system includes a patent-pending rear-facing Wake Reducer tab.

10 actions truck fleets can take away from the Run on Less report on how to improve fuel efficiency. Graphic: NACFE


Digging Deeper into NACFE's Run on Less Truck Fuel-Efficiency RoadShow

It's possible to average over 10 mpg in real-world, over-the-road truck freight operations, but that doesn't mean it's easy to maximize fuel economy, according to a new, in-depth report from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency analyzing its Run on Less fuel-efficiency roadshow.

Dana introduced its new Spicer S172 series single drive axle. Photo: Dana


Dana Launches Spicer S172 Series Single & Tandem Drive Axles

Dana introduced its new Spicer S172 series single drive axle for Class 7 and 8 vehicles during a press conference at the Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting in Atlanta. Acoirding to Dana, the new axles retains the robustness and strength of the existing S170 drive axle while reducing weight by more than 60 pounds.

Larry Bennett, director of technology and innovation for Eaton, details his company’s latest technology efforts at the TMC Annual Meeting in Atlanta. Photo: Jack Roberts


Eaton Highlights Trucking Technology Initiatives at TMC

Eaton Sunday kicked off press conference at the 2018 Technology & Maintenance Council Annual Meeting in Atlanta with an update on its most recent products and a in-depth look at the advanced systems and components its engineers are working on, including systems for electric trucks.

Hyliion is offering free, week-long trials of trucks equipped with its 6x4HE hybrid electric axle for fleets that are interested in the technology. Photo: Hyliion


Hyliion Offers Week-Long Tests of its Hybrid Tractors

Hyliion, which produces a hybrid electric axle system for Class 8 trucks, has created a trial fleet of trucks equipped with its 6x4HE system to allow fleets to test the vehicles in their own operations for free.


Focus On... Kenworth's Zero Emissions Hydrogen Truck [Video]

Kenworth offered HDT a chance to drive the Zero Emissions Cargo Transport truck. The hydrogen-electric hybrid-powered T680 is being used to demonstrate clean technologies that may be required within the next decade. Check out our first look at the Kenworth ZECT here.

Photo of 2018 Ford F-250 courtesy of XL Hybrids.


XL Hybrids to Electrify Ford's F-250 Pickup

XL Hybrids will offer an electrified 2018 Ford F-250 pickup to commercial and municipal fleets that will be unveiled at NTEA's Work Truck Show in Indianapolis in early March, the company announced.


ARI Offers WEX-Powered Fuel Purchase Tool

ARI will offer its fleet clients WEX Millennium Platform, a platform that allows real-time authorization data, increased control over transactions, and the ability to create multiple fuel profiles with different parameters, the fleet management company has announced.

UPS and Workhorse are collaborating to deploy 50 electric delivery vans. UPS ordered 125 hybrid delivery vans from Workhorse in 2016 as well (pictured). Photo: UPS


UPS and Workhorse to Collaborate on Electric Delivery Vehicles

UPS has announced plans to deploy 50 plug-in electric delivery trucks designed from the ground up as part of a collaboration with Workhorse Group.

What Fleets Need to Know About Low Carbon Regulations
California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) is changing the state’s transportation landscape — and experts say its influence has the potential to affect all of America. Find out what you need to know about the LCFS, no matter where your fleet operates, and how biodiesel can help in this white paper.

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