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11/23/2021

 


  3G's sunset and older Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs): What you need to know

Telecom companies are sunsetting their 3G networks to make room for their 5G networks that provide faster service.
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  From Bus & Motorcoach News:

In recent months companies like Saucon Technologies have been warning customers with electronic logging devices (ELDs) that time is running out for equipment on a 3G network.

Telecom companies are sunsetting their 3G networks to make room for their 5G networks that provide faster service.

After a pandemic that nearly decimated the motorcoach and private bus industry, the timing is terrible for upgrading ELD equipment on the 3G network, acknowledges Richard Shelley, Saucon's Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing.................

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  Van Hool Unveils Double-Decker Battery-Electric Coach

The TDX25E is destined for the U.S. market, where it will be used for comfortable employee commutes and/or regular passenger transport.

The TDX25E is destined for the U.S. market, where it will be used for comfortable employee commutes and/or regular passenger transport. Photo: Van Hool


  From Metro Magazine:

Van Hool is introducing what it calls the first 100% battery-electric double-deck coach: the TDX25E. The vehicle provides space for 69 passengers (18 on the lower deck and 51 on the upper deck) and has a range of up to 500 km, depending on the climatological conditions and the route's topography.

Exactly a year ago, Van Hool shipped its first 100% battery electric coach, the CX45E, to the U.S. With 22 units sold, the company is once again demonstrating its innovation based on its vast experience in electrical drive systems. Over the past few decades Van Hool has built more than 1,200 vehicles with an electrical drive system (hydrogen, trolley, battery, and hybrid). Both the CX45E and the brand new TDX25E use electrical components, including a Siemens power train and Proterra batteries.......................

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  Investor Group Acquires Switzer-CARTY Transportation

The investment group expects Switzer-CARTY Transportation to convert many of their diesel school buses to electric.
The investment group expects Switzer-CARTY Transportation to convert many of their diesel school buses to electric. Photo: Switzer-CARTY File Photo


    From School Bus Fleet:

Ontario-based student transportation company Switzer-CARTY this week announced it was acquired by an investor group that includes Terramont Infrastructure Partners, Manulife Investment Management, and Siemens Financial Services.

The company, founded in 2011 by Jim Switzer and Doug Carty, provides school transportation for more than 96,000 students each day.

After the acquisition, Switzer continues as chief executive officer, Carty joins the board of directors, and both remain shareholders in the  company..................

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