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Allison Unveils Electric Propulsion for Low-Floor Buses

Allison Transmission presented for the North-American market the new ABE Series, an e-axle powertrain system for ultra-low floor electric bus. Allison unveiled the new e-axle at the Advanced Clean Technology Expo in Long Beach, California. The ABE Series integrates dual electric motors, a single- or multi-speed gearbox (depending on e-axle model), oil coolers, pumps and […]

Zero-Emission Buses, HVAC and the future of passenger comfort

By Steve D. Johnson, Sr. In an article published in this publication two years ago, we focused on zero-emission buses and HVAC efficiency. Systems had to become more energy efficient for power management and conservation. HVAC suppliers have embraced the challenge and the next-generation HVAC systems now being developed and introduced will be more efficient. In last […]

Proterra and Mitsui Create $200 Million Credit Facility to Scale Proterra Battery Leasing Program

Pioneering battery leasing program lowers upfront costs of electric buses to be competitively priced against diesel, removing one of the biggest barriers to adoption On April 16, Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, announced a partnership with Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (Mitsui) to create a $200 million credit facility in support of a […]

Complete Coach Works Develops its Largest Electric Bus Battery Capacity

Complete Coach Works (CCW), a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, announced March 28 that they now offer an optional 466 kWh onboard energy storage system. CCW increased its Zero Emission Propulsion System (ZEPS) battery pack in order to increase power and range. Currently, there are more than 50 ZEPS buses deployed in service across […]

Stertil-Koni Intrdouces Ergonomic Forklift Adapter Kits

Heavy-duty bus lift leader Stertil-Koni has recently introduced ergonomic forklift adapter kits designed to make the servicing and repair of forklifts easier and safer. The solution to efficiently lift these heavy-duty vehicles — often with unequal weight distribution between the front and rear — are two Stertil-Koni adapter kits specifically designed for three-and four-wheel forklifts. These accessory kits are […]

Cooper Tire Named Most Valuable Partner by Dickinson Fleet Services

Cooper Tire has been named Most Valuable Partner (MVP) of the Year by Dickinson Fleet Services (DFS). The award was presented to the Cooper commercial truck tire team, which supplies DFS with Roadmaster® truck and bus radial (TBR) tires and Cooper® Discoverer commercial van tires, at the DFS annual banquet held March 4 in St. […]

Bridgestone to Showcase the Advantages of Retreads with New Industry-Wide Initiative

Bridgestone Americas, Inc. recently announced a new, industry-wide campaign focused on educating small-to-medium sized fleets on the advantages of retreads. The campaign will launch at the 2019 Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition in Atlanta – home to trucking’s leading fleet professionals, vehicle manufacturers and component suppliers. The Fleets We […]

Goodyear, Envoy Technologies Pilot Digital Service Solution for Shared, On-Demand EV Fleets

As a leading supplier of tires and solutions for future mobility, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announced on March 21 a new pilot program with Envoy Technologies, a provider of shared on-demand, community-based electric vehicles (EVs). The pilot, which launched early this year, is testing services aimed at minimizing operational downtime for vehicle fleets. Goodyear’s […]

Cooper Tire Launches Pro Series™ LHS Steer Tire

First steer tire in Cooper’s PRO Series commercial line Cooper Tire has launched a new long-haul steer (LHS) tire as part of its Cooper® PRO Series™ product line. The tire joins the Cooper PRO Series long haul drive tire introduced last year. The new steer tire will initially be available in size 295/75R22.5 with other […]

Second Metro Transit Bus Achieves Million-Mile Mark on Original Engine

Industry-leading maintenance program yields significant taxpayer savings Imagine putting a million miles on your car. How about on a public transit bus? In the St. Louis, Missouri metropolitan region, Metro Transit has turned what may sound impossible into possible by logging one million miles on a bus — on the original engine without a major […]