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VIDEO: A Customer Success Story

November 28, 2016 by Jessica Baris, Communications Specialist and Copywriter
VIDEO: A Customer Success Story

Professional truck driver Scott Golden talks about the consequences of no-starts for his business and how the Maxwell Engine Start Module gives him the confidence to meet his customers' deadlines.
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Fleet Manager Says Goodbye to 4+ Jump-Starts Per Month

November 14, 2016 by Jessica Baris, Communications Specialist and Copywriter
Fleet Manager Says Goodbye to 4+ Jump-Starts Per Month

Fleet Maintenance Manager Justin Donnay called for roadside service four to five times a month for a driver who kept getting stranded in the mornings due to overnight battery drainage.
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Top 5 Reasons to Start Heavy Duty Trucks with Ultracapacitors

September 26, 2016 by Maxwell Technologies
Top 5 Reasons to Start Heavy Duty Trucks with Ultracapacitors

Today’s modern trucks have a variety of power requirements that can place a lot of demand on the truck’s lead-acid batteries. These are the top 5 reasons to install an ultracapacitor Maxwell Engine Start Module in heavy duty trucks.
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Good Reads: Industry Resources for the Trucking Professional

September 12, 2016 by Maxwell Technologies
Good Reads: Industry Resources for the Trucking Professional

Our trucking team put together this list of industry resources that offer current trucking news, webinars, informative videos, newsletters, job boards, blogs and more.
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Trucker Defeats Cold Starts with Maxwell Engine Start Module

August 08, 2016 by Jessica Baris, Communications Specialist and Copywriter
Trucker Defeats Cold Starts with Maxwell Engine Start Module

In this story, professional trucker Bill Harlow shares how switching to the Maxwell ESM’s ultracapacitor starting technology has been an advantage for his one-man business.
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Ultracapacitors Aired on Tech Talk with Dave Nemo (AUDIO)

July 25, 2016 by Maxwell Technologies
Ultracapacitors Aired on Tech Talk with Dave Nemo (AUDIO)

What’s the difference between a battery and an ultracapacitor? How does an ultracapacitor work for heavy duty truck starting? What is the technology’s performance in cold and hot climates?
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Avoiding Engine-Start Failure: Why a Fleet Manager Relies on Ultracapacitors

July 11, 2016 by Mark Burnside, Sr. Product Manager, Engine Starting
 Avoiding Engine-Start Failure: Why a Fleet Manager Relies on Ultracapacitors

Jay Matthewson doesn’t have time to deal with engine-start failure. As fleet manager for Ben E. Keith, a foodservice and beverage distributor based in Texas, he manages a fleet of more than 330 vehicles, including trucks, refrigerated trailers, dollies and cars; and a team of more than 160 drivers. Expensive maintenance costs are often the result when something goes wrong. It’s important that his vehicles operate reliably to keep costs down and deliveries on schedule.
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Calculate Your Engine Start Module Return on Investment with Maxwell’s Payback Calculator

July 04, 2016 by Mark Burnside, Sr. Product Manager
Calculate Your Engine Start Module Return on Investment with Maxwell’s Payback Calculator

The past dozen years or so have produced a large number of new aftermarket devices for your truck that are touted to save fuel, increase mileage, reduce operating costs, extend the life of the truck, lighten the truck, and many more benefits. Both fleet managers and truck owners face sorting out manufacturer claims, weighing the benefits, and predicting the dollar savings that the device will provide when installed in the trucks.
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PHOTOS: Owner Operators at Let’s Truck CMC Live Wowed By Ultracapacitor Crank Test

June 13, 2016 by David “Yaco” Yacobucci, Director of Engine Start Sales
PHOTOS: Owner Operators at Let’s Truck CMC Live Wowed By Ultracapacitor Crank Test

Nearly 400 Let’s Truck members attended CMC Live from the U.S. and Canada for this week-long training event that teaches professional truck drivers how to run an independent operator business. In a Bootcamp session, attendees were able to check out the Maxwell Engine Start Module’s performance in a crank test.
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INFOGRAPHIC: Starting Class 6-8 Trucks with Ultracapacitors

May 31, 2016 by Maxwell Technologies
INFOGRAPHIC: Starting Class 6-8 Trucks with Ultracapacitors

What's the difference between lead-acid batteries and ultracapacitors for truck starting? This infographic explains.
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WEKA Media Group Names Maxwell’s 24V ESM a Product of the Year

May 23, 2016 by Simona Vrabiescu, Marketing Communications Manager, EMEA
WEKA Media Group Names Maxwell’s 24V ESM a Product of the Year

WEKA Media Group, a prominent European and German media company, recognized Maxwell's 24-volt Engine Start Module in its 18th annual Products of the Year Awards.
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Murphy’s Law for Fleets: Using Ultracapacitors to Beat Inevitable Engine Failure

May 09, 2016 by Mark Burnside, Sr. Product Manager, Engine Starting
Murphy’s Law for Fleets: Using Ultracapacitors to Beat Inevitable Engine Failure

For truckers, when Murphy’s Law rears its ugly head it often starts with these triggers that cause fleet engine-starting failure.
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Our Team Stands Ready: Unmatched 24/7 ESM Tech Support

April 18, 2016 by Jim Patnode, Senior Customer Service Manager
Our Team Stands Ready: Unmatched 24/7 ESM Tech Support

In today’s technology markets, choices are overwhelming to say the least. At Maxwell, our gratification comes from providing you with worry-free ownership of your Engine Start Module.
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Michigan Truck Driver Eliminates Block Heater, Reduces Electric Bill with Maxwell ESM

March 21, 2016 by Jessica Baris, Communications Specialist and Copywriter
Michigan Truck Driver Eliminates Block Heater, Reduces Electric Bill with Maxwell ESM

Ryan Forrest has worked as a professional driver for the past 10 years for his father’s business, Sam Forrest and Sons, based in Michigan. In this interview, Ryan talks about his decision to install the ultracapacitor-based Maxwell Engine Start Module (ESM) in his truck and the advantages it gives him over battery-based starting.
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PHOTOS: Maxwell Meets with the Best in Trucking at Technology & Maintenance Council and Work Truck Show

March 07, 2016 by Yayoi Suzuki, Marketing Communications Manager
PHOTOS: Maxwell Meets with the Best in Trucking at Technology & Maintenance Council and Work Truck Show

Last week, Maxwell Technologies attended two major shows in the trucking industry: the Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) and the NTEA Work Truck Show. Both shows gave us the opportunity to showcase the Maxwell Engine Start Module (ESM) lineup to a wide range of attendees in the world of trucking, from OEM executives to fleet managers to truck upfitters.
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VIDEO: Operating a Liftgate with the Maxwell ESM

February 08, 2016 by Mark Burnside, Sr. Product Manager, Engine Starting
VIDEO: Operating a Liftgate with the Maxwell ESM

Are you a fleet operator or professional truck driver who deals with expensive roadside jump-starts because of dead batteries caused by using the liftgate? Play the video below to watch how the ultracapacitors in Maxwell’s Engine Start Module (ESM) can solve that problem.
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Rail Yard Driver Overcomes Starting Challenges with the Maxwell Engine Start Module

January 11, 2016 by Jessica Baris, Communications Specialist and Copywriter
Rail Yard Driver Overcomes Starting Challenges with the Maxwell Engine Start Module

Jump-starts were a ritual for professional driver Mike Deffely during the fall and winter seasons. When dead batteries left Mike stranded on his local delivery route, he’d shell out fifty to one hundred dollars for a jump-start. He’d miss the cash, but that didn’t bother him nearly as much as the pressure of making his delivery on time and staying on track with his logbook.
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How Ultracapacitor Engine Starting Can Help Truck Drivers Comply with Anti-Idling Laws

December 07, 2015 by Jeff Brakley, Senior Business Portfolio Manager – Truck
How Ultracapacitor Engine Starting Can Help Truck Drivers Comply with Anti-Idling Laws

Truck drivers across the United States face hefty fines if they leave their trucks idling. States are enacting anti-idling laws to lessen the effects of diesel emissions on the environment and public health.
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AUDIO: Q&A with Trucking Industry’s Kevin Rutherford of Let’s Truck Talk Radio

November 30, 2015 by Maxwell Technologies
AUDIO: Q&A with Trucking Industry’s Kevin Rutherford of Let’s Truck Talk Radio

Trucking industry expert Kevin Rutherford spoke with Maxwell Technologies about how the Maxwell Engine Start Module is changing the trucking industry’s dependence on batteries and providing reliable, cold-weather starts with ultracapacitor technology. Listen to the full interview here.
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A Big Thank You to America’s Truckers

November 23, 2015 by Mark Burnside, Sr. Product Manager, Engine Starting
A Big Thank You to America’s Truckers

This Thanksgiving week, the Engine Start Team at Maxwell would like to thank the 7.1 million trucking professionals across the United States for their hard work and commitment to delivering goods and services to our cities and our doorsteps.
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We’re Now a Proud Allied Member of American Trucking Associations

October 26, 2015 by Jeff Brakley, Senior Business Portfolio Manager – Truck
We’re Now a Proud Allied Member of American Trucking Associations

Maxwell recently became an Allied Member Company of the American Trucking Associations (ATA), the leading advocate for the trucking industry and the people in it. By becoming an Allied Member, we join a strong federation of organizations and individuals who contribute to strengthening the trucking industry and educating policymakers and the public about the crucial importance of trucking to our nation’s economy.
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Long Haul Truckers Can Now Purchase the Maxwell ESM at Bosselman Boss Shop Locations Across U.S.

October 12, 2015 by David Yacobucci, Director of Engine Start Sales
Long Haul Truckers Can Now Purchase the Maxwell ESM at Bosselman Boss Shop Locations Across U.S.

Owner operators and fleet drivers can go to any of the 43 Bosselman Boss Shop U.S. locations to purchase the Maxwell Engine Start Module (ESM) and have it installed in their truck on a while-you-wait basis. No appointment needed.
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A Fleet Manager Eliminates Jump-Starts Using Maxwell Engine Start Modules

September 21, 2015 by Jessica Baris, Communications Specialist and Copywriter
A Fleet Manager Eliminates Jump-Starts Using Maxwell Engine Start Modules

Fleet manager Bill Turner installed Maxwell’s Engine Start Modules in his fleet’s trucks and noticed a difference in truck performance immediately. "I discovered that the ESM starts the truck without failure. You have to have these trucks ready to roll." Bill tells of how he has come to rely on the ESM’s dependability for truck starting despite repetitive starts and stops or the Pacific Northwest’s cold climate.
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VIDEO: Owner Operator Phil Clark Says ESM Delivers “Peace of Mind”

August 24, 2015 by Maxwell Technologies
VIDEO: Owner Operator Phil Clark Says ESM Delivers “Peace of Mind”

Before discovering Maxwell’s Engine Start Module, Phil Clark was like any other driver—he was never 100% confident that his truck’s batteries would crank his truck after a long night parked in freezing climate. In this video, Phil says that with the Maxwell ESM, he doesn’t have to worry about his truck starting.
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Maxwell’s Engine Start Module is Now Available through PACCAR Dealer Network

July 27, 2015 by Jeff Brakley, Senior Business Portfolio Manager – Truck
Maxwell’s Engine Start Module is Now Available through PACCAR Dealer Network

I’m pleased to announce that Maxwell has signed a direct distribution agreement with PACCAR, a manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty trucks and a Fortune 500 company, for the Engine Start Module (ESM). PACCAR will distribute both models of our 12-volt ESM—the ULTRA 31/900 and ULTRA 31/1800. All Kenworth and Peterbilt dealers will offer our ESM as an aftermarket part, providing owners of Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks with full availability, coverage and support of the ESM by all 685 PACCAR dealerships.
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Solve Your Sleeper Load Problems with Ultracapacitor Power

July 13, 2015 by Mark Burnside, Sr. Product Manager, Engine Starting
Solve Your Sleeper Load Problems with Ultracapacitor Power

Truck drivers deal with a multitude of challenges on the road, one of which is inadequate power left in the batteries to crank the engine due to use of sleeper accessories. Since they are connected to the same set of batteries that also start the truck’s engine, these loads will discharge the batteries to the point where they can no longer start the engine. It’s not a good feeling when you wake up in the morning, turn the key, and no start!
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Maxwell’s Engine Start Module for Truck Starting Now Available Through VIPAR Heavy Duty

June 08, 2015 by Jeff Brakley, Senior Business Portfolio Manager – Truck
Maxwell’s Engine Start Module for Truck Starting Now Available Through VIPAR Heavy Duty

It is a pleasure to announce that Maxwell has entered into a two-year agreement with VIPAR Heavy Duty to distribute Maxwell’s Engine Start Module. Through the agreement, buyers now have access to the Engine Start Module through the VIPAR Heavy Duty network.
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