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Mack Showcases Wrightspeed’s Route Powertrain on Refuse Fleet Truck

Mack Trucks, one of North America’s biggest makers of durable Class 8 trucks, engines and transmissions, will display an advanced powertrain innovation, Wrightspeed’s Path, at today’s WasteExpo2016. Designed as a replacement for standard piston engine and transmission systems, the Route is a range-extended electric automobile powertrain that provides endless range and dramatically reduced fuel expenses for today’s refuse, delivery and public transportation markets, states Wrightspeed. The business counts FedEx, Ratto Group and New Zealand Bus as early clients. Wrightspeed states WasteExpo participants can view this brand-new technology on a Mack LR design refuse collection truck chassis retrofitted with the Route 1000 powertrain. According to Wrightspeed, the Route is capable of powering automobiles weighing approximately 66,000 pounds up grades as high as 40% and provides the refuse market with the power-to-weight ratio needed for collection-duty cycles. Equipped with 730 kW regenerative braking power, as well as an 80 kW, fuel agnostic Fulcrum Turbine Generator that charges onboard batteries, the powertrain package provides the vehicles unlimited range with refueling. The company says its patented Geared Traction Drive digitally drives each rear wheel of the vehicle, providing the slip control needed to run in tough roadway conditions …

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Safe Fleet Acquires FleetMind Based in Montreal, Canada, FleetMind provides the waste industry’s leading” smart truck”solution– onboard computing (OBC) systems that allow waste and recycling fleets to link their motorists and vehicles to business operations in real-time to make sure enhanced safety, productivity, sustainability and customer support. FleetMind options have been successfully set up in thousands of refuse collection vehicles across North America, offering unprecedented real-time info to motorists and dispatchers about a truck’s load-weight, route status, service conclusion, vehicular telemetry, driver activities and more. As an outcome, FleetMind-powered fleets enjoy enhanced safety, overall presence into route progress, greater motorist accountability, enhanced client service, and greatly improved fuel effectiveness. “We are thrilled to welcome FleetMind into the Safe Fleet household. This acquisition supports our vision to develop the leading worldwide supplier of security options for fleet vehicles,” said John R. Knox, president & CEO of Safe Fleet. “The addition of FleetMind expands Safe Fleet’s growing position in fleet management software & hardware for specialized fleet cars. The FleetMind product line is complementary to Safe Fleet’s existing fleet management items and broadens Safe Fleet’s existence in the waste and recycling market.” FleetMind will keep both the operations out of its Montreal head office and its regional representation throughout The United States and Canada. Co-owners, Martin Demers, CEO, and Martin Lord, CTO, will continue their leadership roles as Vice-Presidents within the Safe Fleet company. “For over 15 years, FleetMind has actually constructed a strong brand name for its leadership in fleet management solutions for the waste and recycling industry,” said Martin Demers. “By signing up with the Safe Fleet family, we get a strong global partner who shares our vision of more secure, greener and more efficient fleets, and who brings access to brand-new reso …
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