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Ryder Launches Real-time Tracking, Matching, and Sharing of Truck Capacity

Ryder Launches Real-time Tracking, Matching, and Sharing of Truck Capacity

| May 23, 2017

Ryder System how announced the launch of Ryder NaviShare™, a cloud-based platform that provides real-time shipment visibility, predictive alerts, and exception dashboards. The technology is accessible through a customer-facing website and mobile application that utilizes cellular and GPS technology to link shippers with onboard vehicle technologies. The system is designed to provide real-time visibility and […]

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Volvo Partners with Google to Fuse Android in Next Gen Connected Vehicles

Volvo Partners with Google to Fuse Android in Next Gen Connected Vehicles

| May 16, 2017

Volvo Cars has announced a close partnership with Google, one of the world’s largest technology companies, to develop the next generation of its in-car infotainment and connectivity solution based on Android, offering access to a wide array of apps and services. It will launch on new Volvo models within two years. “Google’s platform and services […]

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Agility Fuel Acquires Certain propane assets of CleanFUEL USA

Agility Fuel Acquires Certain propane assets of CleanFUEL USA

| May 12, 2017

Agility Fuel Solutions has announced that its recently-formed Powertrain Systems business unit has acquired the assets of CleanFUEL USA, a leading provider of liquid-injection propane fuel systems for commercial vehicles, as well as propane autogas dispensers and refueling equipment. Agility’s Powertrain Systems business unit is also hiring key employees of CleanFUEL USA and will add […]

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New Diagnostic Tool for Battery-Electric Buses from Proterra

New Diagnostic Tool for Battery-Electric Buses from Proterra

| May 11, 2017

Proterra, a leader in heavy-duty electric transportation, has announced the addition of the Proterra Diagnostic Tool and the Proterra Cold Weather Package to its growing suite of products and services. The Diagnostic Tool is an industry first the company notes: “the only diagnostic platform that allows technicians to access all vehicle systems in one place, […]

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eBay Taps TrueCar Services for New Car Buying Program

eBay Taps TrueCar Services for New Car Buying Program

| May 10, 2017

TrueCar, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRUE) has announced a new partnership with eBay Motors to provide a new car buying service for eBay’s shoppers. The program, powered by TrueCar, gives eBay shoppers pricing information from TrueCar Dealers for new cars and enables eBay shoppers to engage with TrueCar Certified Dealers for the purchase of a new vehicle. “Together […]

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BYD Debuts Class 8 Battery-Electric Refuse Truck

BYD Debuts Class 8 Battery-Electric Refuse Truck

| May 4, 2017

BYD, the world’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicles, has introduced its class 8 battery-electric refuse truck. According to the company, the new vehicle “represents the first heavy-duty refuse truck designed and built by an original equipment manufacturer and is 100 percent battery electric.” BYD’s 10-ton payload refuse truck provides 76 miles of range with minimal […]

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Lightning Hybrids Renames Company, Rolls Out New Lineup

Lightning Hybrids Renames Company, Rolls Out New Lineup

| May 4, 2017

Lightning Hybrids has announced it will change its name to Lightning Systems, effective immediately. The company further noted that in the next two years it will introduce a “new lineup of fleet efficiency products to support commercial and government fleets.” To keep up with demand, support manufacturing of new products, and to service its customers, […]

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Stertil-Koni Honors Six Distributor Companies with Aspire Program Award

Stertil-Koni Honors Six Distributor Companies with Aspire Program Award

| May 4, 2017

Heavy duty vehicle lift leader Stertil-Koni has announced that six distributors in its North American network have earned the company’s first-ever Aspire Program awards. The Aspire Program salutes Stertil-Koni distributors who have achieved marked incremental sales gains on a year-over-year basis, thereby placing them in a new, heightened level of performance. Recipients of the Stertil-Koni […]

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New Connected Truck Device from Rand McNally

New Connected Truck Device from Rand McNally

| May 3, 2017

Rand McNally has announced an all-in-one dashboard device that combines  truck navigation, an on-board SiriusXM® radio, voice assistance, a built-in dash cam, and hands-free calling and texting. Called the OverDryve™ 8 Pro, the new systems is part of Rand McNally’s OverDryve™ OS Connected Vehicle platform and is also E-Log ready. The product is shipping to […]

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UPS Showcases Extended Range Fuel Cell Electric Delivery Vehicle

UPS Showcases Extended Range Fuel Cell Electric Delivery Vehicle

| May 2, 2017

UPS (NYSE: UPS) has announced it will deploy a prototype extended range Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) in its Rolling Laboratory fleet of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles. UPS is working with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and other partners to design a first-of-its-kind, zero tailpipe emissions, Class 6 medium-duty delivery truck that […]

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