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A Change in Aerodynamics

Kenworth's Advantage tractor-trailer is a working concept vehicle engineered to produce optimum...

Most of the low-hanging aerodynamic fruit has already been plucked from the engineering tree. Truck makers and their design teams are now actively exploring options they would have ignored a decade ago. It's all about the cost of fuel. The big shift to slope-nosed aero trucks began nearly 20 years ago, and since then engineers and designers have been refining the design. Today we see tweaks and twists yielding just the tiniest of gains, yet they are all steps in the right direction. What follows is a pictorial review of some of the changes we've seen in recent years -- some dramatic, some very subtle, but all aimed at killing fewer bugs. By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

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Bridgestone Introduces New R268 Ecopia Tire

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions introduced a new edition to its Ecopia product line. The R268 premium all-position radial for regional and pickup and delivery fleets providing tire performance that stands up to high scrub environments while offering fuel efficiency advantages too.

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Mitsubishi Fuso Offers Low 1.6% APR Financing Rate

For its Year-End Savings Sales Event, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Inc. has announced that, effective Oct. 1, any new 2012-2014 model year Canter FE Series medium-duty work truck will be available for purchase by qualified buyers at a low 1.6% APR financing rate for 36 months.

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Telogis Introduces Telogis for Utilities

Telogis introduces Telogis for Utilities, an industry-specific extension of its location intelligence platform. The Telogis platform provides cloud-based telematics, dynamic routing, commercial navigation, real-time work order management and mobile integration services.

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Got Questions? ELDs and Telematics

Scott Sutarik is the Business Development, OEM Sales Manager at Geotab Inc. He...

Business Development, OEM Sales Manager

Scott Sutarik from Geotab

Business Development, OEM Sales Manager

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Got Questions? Sleeper Cab Power Experts

Steve Carlson is the Xantrex OEM and fleet manager. Steve has over 20 years of...

Xantrex OEM and Fleet Manager

Steve Carlson from Xantrex

Xantrex OEM and Fleet Manager

http://hdtruck.xantrex.com/?utm_source=HDT&utm_medium=gotquestions&utm_campaign=onhwy

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Thermo King Athenia HVAC Platform

Thermo King Athenia HVAC Platform

The new Thermo King Athenia AM HVAC platform, the Athenia AMII Series, provides a 10% weight reduction and features a design that reduces installation time while enabling improvements in serviceability to reduce maintenance costs.

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SkyBitz and TMW Systems Integrate

SkyBitz and TMW Systems announced an integrated solution for improved trailer maintenance. The integrated SkyBitz/TMT Fleet Maintenance–SQL solution provides for-hire and private fleet carriers a portfolio of solutions for managing their fleets.