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July 29 2014 - Products

Continental Expands VDO RoadLog HOS Compliance Software

Continental Commercial Vehicle & Aftermarket

Continental Commercial Vehicle & Aftermarket has added capabilities to its VDO RoadLog software to include hours-of-service compliance for Canada, Alaska and oilfield service.

Tags: Fleet Management, Hours of Service, ELDs, eLogs, Continental, Information Technology

July 23 2014 - Products

Kenworth T680 Now Available with Natural Gas–Powered Engine

Kenworth

The Kenworth T680 in day cab, 52-inch mid-roof sleeper, and 76-inch sleeper configurations now can be ordered with the factory-installed Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine rated up to 400 horsepower and 1,450 lb.-ft. of torque.

Tags: Kenworth, Natural Gas Vehicles, Liquefied Natural Gas, T680, Compressed Natural Gas

July 23 2014 - Products

Pro-Tread Online Training Goes Mobile

Instructional Technologies Inc.

ITI has flipped the switch on mobile for its Pro-Tread online training, meaning every course will work on smartphones, tablets, laptops, and the browsers of in-cab electronic communication and tracking devices.

Tags: Pro-Tread, Driver Training

July 21 2014 - Products

2015 Road Atlas Created Specifically for Commercial Drivers

Rand McNally

Rand McNally has released the 2015 edition of the Motor Carriers' Road Atlas, a guide for over-the-road and other large-vehicle drivers.

Tags: Rand McNally, Road Atlas, Highways

July 17 2014 - Products

Trucking Now Releases Social-Employment Network for Trucking Industry

Trucking Now LLC

ChatterStack, a social-employment network designed to connect job seekers, employees and employers in the trucking industry was introduced Thursday by Trucking Now, Woodbridge, Conn.

Tags: Information Technology, Recruiting, Drivers, Social Media

July 10 2014 - Products

Vigillo Adds Adjudicated CSA Violations to Data Platform

Vigillo

Vigillo has partnered with U.S. Legal Services to add a new premium channel to its Athena business intelligence platform. The new channel will include data from U.S. Legal Services on adjudicated CSA violations.

Tags: CSA, Vigillo, CSA violations, Big Data

July 1 2014 - Products

Pegasus TransTech Releases Transflo Mobile+ Application

Pegasus TransTech

Pegasus TransTech is offering a new smartphone application designed to allow drivers to accept loads, update trip status, report accidents and claims, send/receive messages and delivery documents.

Tags: Information Technology, Pegasus TransTech, Smartphones, Scanning

June 25 2014 - Products

BigRoad and Sylectus Announce Integration

BigRoad

Sylectus, a business unit of Omnitracs, Canada, and BigRoad announced BigRoad's smartphone-based driver's log app now integrates with Sylectus' cloud-based transportation management systems

Tags: Information Technology, Sylectus, Hours of Service, Drivers, Omnitracs

June 25 2014 - Products

Transportation Service Connects Shippers, Truckers

Cargomatic

Cargomatic has launched its service in Southern California, which the company described as a ride-sharing app for local trucking companies.

Tags: Information Technology, California

June 9 2014 - Products

Drug and Alcohol Testing Training

J.J. Keller

Two new training programs from J.J. Keller help fleets keep impaired drivers off the road while meeting Department of Transportation drug and alcohol testing regulations.

Tags: Drivers, J.J. Keller, Drug Testing, Alcohol Testing

May 20 2014 - Products

Refrigerated Carrier Expands Transflo Scanning Use

Pegasus-TransTech

Quest Global, a refrigerated carrier based in Cartersville, Ga., will increase its use of Pegasus’s Transflo scanning applications and expects to see an increase in drivers' use of mobile scanning apps.

Tags: Information Technology, Fleets, Truckstops, Pegasus TransTech, Scanning

March 27 2014 - Products

Study of Bose Ride System Indicates Reduction in Back Pain for Drivers

Bose Corp.

A study of 73 drivers drawn from three leading truckload fleets, conducted by the Bose Corp., showed that the Bose Ride seat technology was effective in reducing back pain, fatigue and other adverse effects experienced by truck drivers during the course of their day.

Tags: Ergonomics, Seats, Bose

March 27 2014 - Products

Vusion Launches MPG Analytics Dashboard

Vusion

TCA, GRAPEVINE, TX – Vusion, a division of PeopleNet and Trimble, announced the launch of an analytics tool designed to give fleet managers a better view of how their vehicles and drivers are performing mpg-wise.

Tags: MPG, Analytics, Information Technology, Fuel Economy, Vusion, PeopleNet

March 26 2014 - Products

Omnitracs Adds Tire Pressure Monitoring and Navigation Capabilities to Mobile Platforms

Omnitracs

Omnitracs, the fleet mobile communications provider, announced the availability of tire pressure monitoring, trailer tire inflation alerts and fuel applications to its MPC 50 line of in-cab devices.

Tags: Omnitracs, Telogis NaviGo, Tire Pressure, TPMS

March 26 2014 - Products

New LED Lighting Easier on Drivers’ Eyes, Save Power

Peterbilt Motors

Package with LED lamps available on Models 579 and 567 with 72- and 80-inch Platinum sleepers.

Tags: Peterbilt, Peterbilt Motors Company, sleepers, LED Lighting

March 26 2014 - Products

LinkeDrive Announces Driver Analytics Platform

LinkeDrive

LinkeDrive's new DATA platform gives fleets an option for managing fuel efficiency and safety

Tags: LinkeDrive, Fuel Economy, Information Technology

March 26 2014 - Products

Meritor Wabco, SmartDrive Add Video to Data Analytics with ProView

Meritor Wabco and SmartDrive

MATS, LOUISVILLE, KY -- Meritor Wabco and SmartDrive Systems teamed up to give new insight into the data from active safety systems on the truck by adding a video component.

Tags: Meritor Wabco, SmartDrive Systems, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 26 2014 - Products

Idle Management System Comes to T680

Kenworth

Kenworth's factory-integrated, battery-powered Idle Management System reduces emissions with virtually no maintenance.

Tags: Kenworth, Mid-America Trucking Show

February 9 2014 - Products

AvatarFleet and HireRight Team Up

AvatarFleet, HireRight

HireRight, a provider of global employment screening, drug and health testing, and employment eligibility solutions, and AvatarFleet announced a strategic relationship to integrate HireRight's background check solutions with AvatarFleet ApplicantCare, an applicant tracking system for the transportation industry.

Tags: Drivers, Information Technology, HireRight, AvatarFleet

 RoadOne driver, Martino Mendes, in front of his new eco-friendly GreenFleet truck (on left, burgundy) shakes hands with RoadOne’s COO, David McLaughlin.

January 21 2014 - Products

RoadOne Establishes Lease to Buy Program for its Owner-Operator Drivers

RoadOne

RoadOne IntermodaLogistics, a single source intermodal, distribution, and logistics services company, announced a new initiative with GreenFleet Ventures that allows RoadOne’s owner-operators in North America to lease 2010 and newer vehicles, and more environmentally friendly tractors to help them establish and maintain their own businesses.

Tags: Owner-Operators, Logistics, RoadOne

January 15 2014 - Products

Pilot Flying J and Love’s Travel Stops Extend Agreement to Provide Transflo Express

Pilot Flying J, Love's Travel Stops, Transflo

Pegasus TransTech Corp. announced that Pilot Flying J and Love’s Travel Stops have extended their exclusive agreements to provide Transflo Express truck stop scanning at all locations in the United States and Canada through Dec. 31, 2030.

Tags: Information Technology, Love's Travel Stops, Pilot Flying J, Transflo

November 14 2013 - Products

Mobile Awareness Marries MobileTraq, TireStat for Advanced TPMS

Mobile Awareness LLC

MobileTraq Vue gets tire pressure management capability.

Tags: Mobile Awareness, MobileTraq, TireStat

November 4 2013 - Products

Cheater Wrench Makes Easy Work of Tightly Torqued Wheel Nuts

DT Industries

The Cheater Wrench from DT Industries allows anyone driving a truck or other heavy-duty vehicle to remove their lug nuts and change their own tires. The Cheater Wrench is a torque-multiplying tool with a 78:1 turn ratio, making it easy to overcome the recommended 500 or so foot-pounds to which wheel lug nuts are supposed to be tightened.

Tags: Cheater Wrench, DT Industries, Tires

October 24 2013 - Products

Goodyear Launches Smart Fleet Program For Owner-Operators Through Mid-Size Fleets

Goodyear

Owner-operators through mid-size fleets now have full access to the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company’s new Smart Fleet program.

Tags: Goodyear, Tires

October 22 2013 - Products

Transplace Expands TransMatch Co-Shipping Program

Transplace

Transplace announced the expansion of its TransMatch co-shipping service. The TransMatch program offers the opportunity to consolidate freight through collaboration with multiple shipper companies and increase delivery frequency to targeted customers without increasing costs.

Tags: Transplace, TransMatch, Co-shipping

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