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Aperia’s Halo Discovers a House at Over 100 Fleets

NASHVILLE– Aperia Technologies’ Halo Tire Inflator bolt-on tire inflation gadget for tractors and trailers has passed fleet recognition at over 50 fleets with more than 100 fleets running countless trucks now using the gadget. The Halo device was formally presented at the Innovation & Maintenance Council’s Yearly Meeting & Transport Technology Exhibition in 2014 following 8 million miles of on-road screening, and the business provided press reporters an update at this year’s meeting Sunday. “& ldquo; Halo is significantly liked by all types and sizes of fleets since it’& rsquo; s the easiest tire inflation system to contribute to new vehicles or to retrofit on existing devices,” & rdquo; stated Josh Carter, CEO of Aperia. “& ldquo; In the past year we’& rsquo; ve seen lots of fleets move from pilot tests, to putting Halos on all brand-new trucks and trailers, fleet-wide complete retrofits. These customers are adding thousands of Halo systems after seeing outcomes of over 50 individual fleet tests that validate the value of the Halo tire inflation system on tractors and trailers.” & rdquo; Halo is a bolt-on system that operates on a concept much like a self-winding watch. The gadget uses a wheel’s rotational movement to pump and keep optimal tire pressure. It does not need any connection to a compressor, and can be set up in five to 10 minutes per wheel-end on trucks, tractors and trailers with dual or wide-base single tires. Aperia created a wireless data acquisition system which allows customers to monitor the benefits of the inflation gadget in real world driving conditions. In one of the tests, the tire pressure pattern over a 100-day period demonstrated that while control tires lost as much as 2 PSI weekly typically, tires with Halo systems consistently preserved appropriate operating pressure. In another fleet test on 10 tractors driven more than 1 million miles in YEAR, Halo was shown to improve fuel economy by 1.1 % and extend tire life by 14.4 %, the business states. & ldquo …
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Largest Fleet Order from Eastern Europe …

The FINANCIAL– Mercedes-Benz Trucks signed up the biggest fleet order in Eastern Europe in its history: A structure contract for the delivery of 1,000 Mercedes-Benz Actros with Euro VI engines has been signed with Girteka Logistics, a Lithuanian logistics business, earlier this month. The agreement will be an important milestone in the partnership between Girteka Logistics and Mercedes-Benz Trucks. The majority of the trucks will be handed over to the logistics expert within the present year, according to Daimler. The Mercedes-Benz Actros is the most reliable car in its class. The typical fuel usage of the truck has been cut by 13 percent given that its market launch in 2011. All trucks will be equipped with the latest, more enhanced generation of the OM 471 heavy-duty engine and Predictive Powertrain Control (Pay Per Click). As compared to the predecessor design, the already low fuel consumption of the diesel engine is more minimized by up to 3 percent and furthermore reduces CO2 emissions. The Pay Per Click help system acknowledges the topography ahead and engages gear changes in order to enhance fuel performance. In doing so, Pay Per Click reduces fuel usage by as much as five percent. “We are pleased to win Girteka Logistics as a big customer with the biggest fleet order in Eastern Europe for Mercedes-Benz Trucks in its history”, says Stefan Buchner, Head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks. “We feel really honored by this trust, and it plainly shows that our flagship design Actros remains ahead of the hard competitors.” Mindaugas Raila, Chairman of Girteka Logistics: „ In the year of our 20th anniversary we chose to modernize our fleet by 1,000 brand-new Mercedes-Benz Actros– an essential strategic decision for us. The new Actros convinces by its operating efficiency, safety devices and reliability.” In order to additional enhance the fuel performance of the new trucks Girteka Logistics additionally chose FleetBoard. The telematics system gathers all car data like …
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