Clarke in the News

Stay connected with the latest news across all the divisions of Clarke. From new products and services to tradeshow announcements, learn about our ongoing efforts and developments as the leader in the transportation, fire protection and power generation industries.

Clarke Techs Excel at the TMC SuperTech Competition

The Clarke team proudly announces that three Clarke Power Service techs participated in the 2021 TMC SuperTech competition. TMC SuperTech is North America's premier skills competition for professional commercial vehicle technicians. At this one-day event, they took an ASE written test and competed at 11 skills stations that covered varying aspects of vehicle maintenance. Mike Krause – Wentzville, MO, won a skills station and placed 4th overall Aaron Burdick – New Burn, NC, placed 6th Garrett Bankston – Indianapolis placed 16th Congrats to these outstanding techs for their continued dedication to be the best…

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Congratulations to our Allison Transmission First Line Award Winners!

Allison Transmission held their First Line conference September 2021. As part of the conference, Indianapolis-based Allison held their inaugural tech competition. Earlier this year, diesel techs competed to qualify for the competition. We're proud to announce that two of the five finalists from across North America are Clarke Power Services techs. Congratulations to Aaron Burdick from New Bern, NC, and Nick Weidlich from Wentzville, MO. At Allison's awards banquet, their leadership announced a grand champion — Nick Weidlich! In addition, Ricky Fisher from Charlotte, NC, earned the Allison Guild Star award. We’re proud to…

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Perkins Engines distributor Clarke Powered Solutions awarded additional territory

Perkins Engines distributor Clarke Powered Solutions (“Clarke”) has been awarded additional states—Kentucky and Virginia—to their customer service area that now covers 26 states across the Midwest and Eastern regions of the United States. The addition of the states to Clarke’s territory is part of an overall Perkins distributor plan to further strengthen the Perkins North American service network by providing engine expertise and services for Perkins powered machine owners and operators for more than half the nation. “Since Clarke joined Perkins as an authorized distributor, they have proven they are more than committed to their customers’ success by providing the…

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Clarke Supports COVID-19 Vaccine Development

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a $126 million investment to build a new biomanufacturing facility for COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Expert teams at the site will manufacture the Novavax vaccine to distribute in Canada. Officials estimate that Construction will be completed by the end of July  2021.  In partnership with Armstrong Fluid Technology, the facility selected a Clarke JU6H-UFD0 engine as the diesel fire pump driver for the project. Clarke is proud to partner with Armstrong and all our customers in supporting COVID-19 vaccine development and the global fight against the pandemic. About Clarke Fire Clarke…

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Vehicare Fleet Solutions Helping Anheuser-Busch Maintain Sustainable, Best-in-Class Fleets

Vehicare Fleet Solutions recently announced a deal to provide fleet maintenance solutions in the St. Louis and Houston markets for Anheuser-Busch. Under the long-term contract, Vehicare will maintain fully Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) trucks, powered by Natural Gas Cummins Westport engines using Renewable Natural Gas. Renewable natural gas is an affordable, clean and widely available alternative fuel. Because it’s produced from waste, renewable natural gas reduces reliance on fossil fuels. As their fleet management partner, Vehicare is proud to work with Anheuser-Busch to reduce the environmental impact of its truck fleet. Through industry-leading data analysis, Vehicare’s expert team delivers on…

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Clarke Power Services Becomes Authorized Service Center for Jarraff Industries

Clarke is proud to announce that Clarke Power Services is now an authorized service center for Jarraff Industries. As their preferred service and warranty provider, our team looks forward to providing a one-stop repair shop along with outstanding value and customer support. Jarraff Industries designs and manufactures high quality, specialized right-of-way maintenance, land clearing and tree care equipment for global customers. Their equipment lineup includes: Jarraff All-Terrain Tree Trimmer Mini-Jarraff Urban Forester LineBacker Brush Cutter This new partnership allows the Jarraff team to focus on their core manufacturing expertise, according to Jarraff Chief Operating Officer Steve VanRoekel. “This is…

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Announcing Our New Vehicare and Heavy Duty Websites

We’re excited to announce new looks for our Vehicare and Heavy Duty division websites. These new sites reflect our entire range of available services for our customers. At Clarke, we pledge to continue our history of innovation and excellence. Our cross-industry offerings are driven by talented wrench-turners who know their way around truck engines, fire pumps and everything in between. Take a look at our new look! Vehicare Fleet Solutions: https://www.vehicare.com/ Vehicare specializes in comprehensive fleet management, innovative predictive services in fleet data analysis and real time business intelligence reporting. Clarke Heavy Duty: https://clarkeheavyduty.com/ For vocational and on-highway…

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COVID-19 Update from Clarke

Across our six divisions, the Clarke team uses passion, innovation and drive to deliver custom engineering solutions and full-service maintenance solutions. That way we can provide outstanding value to our customers every day. In today’s challenging environment, we continue to do that — with more protocols to ensure the safety of our customers and employees. As a company, we’re following  the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations, regardless of specific stages of each state. That means we’re cleaning our facilities and customer equipment. Clarke’s COVID-19 ongoing safety measures We’re dedicated to regular, thorough cleaning of our facilities and customers’…

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TMCs Silver Spark Plug Winner: Peter Savage

On February 24, the American Trucking Associations' Technology & Maintenance Council honored four professionals with its highest honor — the Silver Spark Plug — at the opening of TMC's 2020 Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition. "The Silver Spark Plug is given to individuals who demonstrate professional excellence in commercial vehicle maintenance as our industry's highest honor," said TMC Executive Director Robert Braswell. "Our winners this year represent the highest-level expertise and ability in our industry and we are pleased to recognize them with this award." Peter Savage, director of quality and implementations here at Clarke Power Services earned the…

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On-Time Delivery to COVID-19 Hospital in New York

The continued rise of COVID-19 cases in New York has created an immediate need to increase hospital capacity. To help meet the demand of increasing intensive care beds to 37,000 by the end of April and increase general hospital bed capacity by 50%, the Army Corps of Engineers has been tasked with building eight temporary hospitals throughout the state. One of these temporary hospitals is a facility on the SUNY Stony Brook Campus on Long Island. It can hold up to 1,000 patients — and while it's originally intended for non-COVID patients, it may be repurposed to treat localized COVID-19…

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Clarke Power Services Coronavirus Response Update

Taking care of customers is at the center of everything we do at Clarke Power Services. Even as we navigate these times of rapid change, our priority – you – remains the same. As we navigate the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation together, we want to share with you the extra precautions we’re taking at Clarke to serve you. We’ve always taken pride in clean and well-run shops, and we know this is more important than ever right now. Like many others, we’re taking guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which recommends regular cleaning as one of the most…

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Clarke Power Services Technician Wins First Place at Daimler’s DTNA North American Engine Technician Skills Competition

Sept. 6, 2019 – At Daimler’s Annual DTNA North American Engine Technician Skills Competition, Kyle Ballard with Clarke Power Services (Clarke) won first place out of over 500 expert-level engine technicians. To get to the national competition, Ballard first had to compete in an exam-round and a regional round. Over 500 expert-level engine technicians participated in the North American online exam round earlier this year. Three Clarke technicians’ scores earned them three of eight spots in the Eastern Regionals. Ballard placed first in the Eastern Regional Competition, and moved on to the Finals to compete against five other technicians from…

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Vehicare Fleet Solutions Expands Data Services Offerings

CINCINNATI, OH, April 23 Vehicare Fleet Solutions (Vehicare), a premier fleet maintenance and management company, has expanded its data services to include telematics by becoming an Authorized Geotab Reseller. Vehicare is an asset maintenance and management solutions provider that delivers a broad range of support for companies that operate equipment and want to maximize their uptime and return on investment. Solutions are customized to meet the specific needs of customers and include support and full services ranging from complete asset management to preventative…

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New CAT18 Engine Series at Clarke Fire

Clarke has now officially released the new CAT18 engine series. This new Clarke line offers models from 1470-2100 RPM at 460-800 BHP (343-596 kW). Not only is Clarke offering models with new ratings, the CAT18 engines feature new Soft Start functionality designed to test the initial engine commissioning , and a new 6 up digital display gauge that will display RPM, engine temperature, oil pressure, engine hours and will display voltage for battery set #1 and #2. The CAT18 engine series has been carefully designed for high volume pumping applications such as oil and gas refineries, mining operations, power plants,…

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Clarke Powered Solutions Appointed as Perkins Engines Distributor in the USA

Perkins Engines Company Limited has signed a distribution agreement with Clarke Powered Solutions (Clarke) to officially appoint Clarke as a Perkins Engines distributor in the United States beginning in 2018. Clarke will provide sales, service and full distribution support for Perkins engines and parts to Perkins customers and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in the Midwest and Northeast United States. Clarke will establish its distributorship headquarters in Kansas City, Kansas, and manage 44 locations throughout its 24-state territory. This announcement positions Clarke to join Perkins Power Corporation (PPC) and Pacific Power Group (PPI) as the primary Perkins Engines…

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Clarke Power Services Added as an Official EnerDel Distributor

Indianapolis, IN- April 11, 2018, EnerDel, a leading manufacturer of lithium-ion Energy Storage Systems (ESS), today announced that they have extended their distribution channel through a new agreement with Clarke Power Services to provide EnerDel’s Vigor+ ESS pack for the Allison Hybrid H 40/50 EP™ system. Effective immediately, the agreement entitles Clarke Power Services the rights to distribute EnerDel’s Vigor+ ESS pack for the Allison Hybrid H 40/50 EP™ system installed in diesel-hybrid buses in their territory. This territory includes Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, and Tennessee. Through the Clarke Power Service network EnerDel will be able…

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