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»»The Spicer Electrified eS9000r
e-Axle is an integrated motor, transmission,
and axle power system designed for
Class 4, 5, and 6 vehicle applications.
Images courtesy of Dana Incorporated

educational services of brake-school.com and
the on-site Air Brake Training and Advanced
Technology Training courses. These courses are
held across the U.S. at Bendix office locations.
Technicians attend these events, which are several days long, to understand the troubleshooting
and diagnostic procedures of the entire brake
system. Brake-school.com is a source of targeted
information for all Bendix systems, from brakes
to wheel ends, ABS, and ESP. Technicians can
register for free to utilize the site, fleets can
follow technician training progress, and users
can complete quizzes to test their knowledge. The
site contains videos focused on specific aspects of
maintenance intended for technicians to obtain

the desired information and return to the vehicle
quickly, decreasing downtime.

Electronic axles and
transmissions
A major step on the electrification path is the
implementation of e-Axles or electrified transmissions into a fleet.
Drivetrain and propulsion systems provider
Dana has acquired or partnered with numerous
companies such as TM4, SME Group, Ashwoods,
and Hyliion in order to address the industry movement toward electrification. This has allowed

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Dana to integrate high and low voltage motor
mechanics into their vehicle systems and to develop their line of e-Axles for the commercial market.
"The e-Axle is a game changer in the overall
propulsion system," says Harry Trost, senior
manager of commercial vehicle product planning
at Dana. "The e-Axle puts the entire powertrain
system into one compact package that fits in place
with the current axle on there today."
The e-Axle enables many performance benefits
for the EV, such as the elimination of diesel, a
lighter weight, improvement in powertrain efficiency, and opening space in the vehicle's chassis
for batteries. The space created through an e-Axle
allows for the packaging of the right amount of
batteries to reach the desired range for
the vehicle. The regenerative braking
offered through an e-Axle also helps
to combat the range anxiety that fleets
may have with EVs, as it is able to recapture energy and return it to the battery.
Another aspect of the e-Axle is its
tuning ability. From an engineering
perspective, the e-Axle can be tuned in
how the torque ramps up in the e-Motor, allowing for high, instant torque
capability. Parameters can be set to
customer preferences, says Trost. With
some limitations, these parameters
can even be modified with over-theair updates to change the software in
near real-time to alter behavioral characteristics of the vehicle. An example
would be with how aggressively or
mildly the regenerative braking system
is responding. Dana offers recommendations on how the vehicle should be
tuned, accounting for multiple factors
of operation and vehicle components.
"Talking with customers on this journey of electrification, they are seeing a
two-thirds maintenance [cost] reduction with an electrified powertrain,"
Trost says. "This offers significant
savings, from a maintenance stand-


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Fleet Maintenance

Uptime - How you can make the most out of your shop's ROs
Foundation for success: How do you find and keep technician talent?
Vehicles - Examining the e-systems available for today's fleets
In the Bay - Do techs understand the fundamentals of electrical system diagnosis?
Shop Operations - How to assess replacement parts
Reman, Rebuild, Replace - Reasons fleets should consider reman
Economic Outlook - Uncertainties with today's global economy
Tire Tactics - Factors to help determine the lifecycle of tires
Management - The "shop improvement" conundrum
Fleet Parts & Components
Tools & Equipment
Classifieds
Guest Editorial - Increase shop efficiencies through fluid management
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Fleet Maintenance - Foundation for success: How do you find and keep technician talent?
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Fleet Maintenance - In the Bay - Do techs understand the fundamentals of electrical system diagnosis?
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Fleet Maintenance - Economic Outlook - Uncertainties with today's global economy
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Fleet Maintenance - Tire Tactics - Factors to help determine the lifecycle of tires
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