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AmeriPride Solutions Restores Commitment to Industry-Leading Sustainable Fleet with New XL …

BOSTON, March 1, 2016– XL Hybrids, Inc., a leader in fleet electrification options for industrial and community fleets, today announced it is featuring an AmeriPride F-59 service truck upfitted with the XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System in booth # 525 at the NTEA Work Truck Program. Hybrid-electric F-59 trucks are the latest on-road deployment of XL Hybrids technology by AmeriPride, which already operates a fleet of service automobiles with XL3 systems in North America. “Our technology collaboration with XL Hybrids has actually yielded tangible results for our industrial fleet that are assisting AmeriPride reduce our carbon footprint and save money,” stated Banny Allison, Fleet Manager at AmeriPride Services. “AmeriPride is implementing a variety of sustainability programs across North America including alternative fuel cars, heat recovery systems in the plants, solar energy, mat and paper recycling, water conservation and more. The fuel efficiency from XL Hybrids innovation can likewise help improve the productivity of our motorists who can go longer in between fill-ups and potentially make more item shipments.” Since 2013, AmeriPride Services fleet automobiles with XL Hybrids technology has driven more than 200,000 cumulative hybrid road miles, yielding approximately a 24 percent enhancement in MPG and a reduction in CO2. This has equated into over 3 thousand gallons of fuel saved and over thirty metric lots of CO2 prevented, to this day. Over the predicted 8-10 year life of these cars with XL Hybrids innovation, AmeriPride is tracking to lower more than 15,000 gallons of fuel, and minimize over 140 metric lots of CO2. All field results are being caught by XL Hybrids’ exclusive cordless information connectivity system which tracks vital performance indicators like MPG, vehicle duty cycle and CO2 emissions reduction. F-59 trucks upfitted with XL Hybrids technology in 2016 will significantly increase these sustainability accomplishments. The F-59 platform, with hauls going beyond 15,000 …
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Meritor releases new products, brand-new plans for growth

NASHVILLE. Meritor is introducing numerous new products today at the TMC 2016 Annual Fulfilling & Transportation Technology Exhibit, and hinting that’& rsquo; s there more– far more– to “come. & ldquo; What you & rsquo; re seeing today is simply the initial step,” & rdquo; Chris Villavarayan, president, Americas for Meritor, informed Fleet Owner as he pointed out the functions of the Meritor Front Steer axle (MFS+). The MFS+ saves up to 85 pounds from the present offering due to a new gooseneck beam design, and a balanced out knuckle with integrated torque plate and tie-rod arms. The brand-new design also minimizes area restraints for much easier access by specialists. The MFS+ is created for installing each brake at “& ldquo; 12-o & rsquo; clock & rdquo; for simple removal. Popular NowVolvo Trucks names first Licensed Uptime Centers Clean Energy to develop CNG stations for transit, trucks, school districtTrucking CEOs see big challenges ahead “& ldquo; The system & rsquo; s low-profile design improves overall product packaging to simplify combination into the chassis,” & rdquo; Villavarayan “stated. & ldquo; The MFS+also offers high-angle turning capability as much as 55 degrees and universal compatibility with braking systems.” & rdquo; The new axle is offered in basic and broad track and has a gross axle weight score (GAWR) in between 12,000 and 13,200 pounds. “& ldquo; A great deal of individuals discuss their performance in the axle space, however 7 out of 10 Class 8 trucks run on our axles today”—& rdquo;– and that & rsquo; s the company & rsquo; s highest market penetration ever, going back to the Rockwell days and beyond, he stated. “& ldquo; It just shows where you can get if you concentrate on something.” & rdquo; The MFS+ represents more than hardware, nevertheless. Villavarayan described Meritor’& rsquo; s significantly integrated item strategy. Already in the works is a brand-new, lighter brake, together with the addition of an incorporated wheel-end, Villavarayan continued. And after launching two or three products a year in the current past, that rate is set …
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