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March 31 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 27 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 7 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 15 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

October 21 2013 - Products

Idle Smart Enhances Fuel Saving Solution

Idle Smart

Idle Smart announced it has improved the idle reduction system it announced earlier this year, many as the result of customer feedback, CEO Jeff Lynch explained at the American Trucking Associations' Annual Management Conference & Exhibition.

Tags: ATA2013, Ilde Reduction

October 20 2013 - Products

ATDynamics Debuts Automatic TrailerTail Deployment System

ATDynamics

ATDynamics on Sunday announced the launch of TrailerTail AutoDeploy system at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Fla. along with other product news.

Tags: Fuel Economy, ATDynamics, ATA2013

October 20 2013 - Products

Michelin Launching OnCall 2.0, Offering More Than Emergency Tire Service

Michelin Truck Tires

Michelin Truck Tires announced on Sunday at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Fla., the launch of OnCall 2.0, an expansion of its OnCall emergency road service.

Tags: Michelin, breakdowns, ATA2013, Tires

A sampling of some of Alcoa's current truck wheel offerings.

October 20 2013 - Products

Alcoa Introduces New Aluminum Wheel Alloy, First Product Due Early 2014

Alcoa

Alcoa Wheels rolled a new aluminum wheel alloy, its first in 45 years, at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference and Exhibition on Sunday in Orlando, Fla., and will introduce its first new wheel featuring this alloy early next year.

Tags: Wheels, Alcoa, ATA2013

The KellerMobile app now will work on Apple products as well as Android. (Photo by Evan Lockridge)

October 20 2013 - Products

J.J. Keller Says It's the First to Offer E-Log/Fleet Management System on Apple Products

J.J. Keller & Associates

J.J. Keller announced Saturday that its Encompass E-log and fleet management system is now compatible with iPhone and iPad through the KellerMobile app, the first in the industry to be certified by Apple.

Tags: ATA, Information Technology, J.J. Keller, EOBR, ELD, ATA2013

PedalCoach uses a simple graphic interface to provide real-time feedback.

October 19 2013 - Products

PedalCoach Helps Drivers Operate in the Fuel Efficiency Green Zone

LinkeDrive

ORLANDO -- LinkeDrive, a new company, says its first product, PedalCoach, helps drivers achieve better fuel economy through a smartphone or tablet app that converts complex data from the engine and other areas into a simple graphic gauge interface that coaches drivers to stay in the "green zone."

Tags: Drivers, ATA, MPG, Fuel Economy, ATA2013, Mobile App

September 9 2013 - Products

New Line of Luber-finer Cabin Air Filters

Fram Filtration

Fram Filtration recently released a new line of Luber-finer Extreme Clean HD Premium Cabin Air Filters, designed to remove contaminants and odors from the cabin air of Class 6, 7 & 8 heavy-duty trucks.

Tags: Luber-finer, Air Filter, Fram Filtration, Filters

September 4 2013 - Products

New Detroit DT12 Driver Training Video Now Available

Detroit Diesel Corp.

Detroit Diesel Corp. has published a new driver training video for the Detroit DT12 Automated Manual Transmission. The video can be found on the Detroit website. The video will assist drivers in operating the DT12 effectively from the start, and teaches them to take full advantage of all of its features to achieve maximum performance and fuel economy from their Detroit powertrain.

Tags: Detroit Diesel, Driver Training, Driver Education

August 29 2013 - Products

Old Dominion Mobile App Keeps Customers Informed in Real-Time

Old Dominion

A new mobile app from Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. allows customers to more easily follow their shipments and connect with the company, no matter where they are.

Tags: Information Technology, Old Dominion

August 28 2013 - Products

SmartTruck Introduces Road Team for Owner-Operators

SmartTruck

SmartTruck is launching a free new program for owner-operators using its aerodynamic UnderTray Systems. The company has introduced the first members of the Road Team: Daniel and Jayme Snow, owners of Snow Farms Trucking; Denny Boatman, owner of Denny Boatman Trucking, and Michael Wallace a Landstar BCO.

Tags: SmartTruck, Aerodynamics

August 28 2013 - Products

Schneider National’s Percentage Lease Option Now Available to Western Owner-Operators

Schneider National

Schneider National Inc. is now offering its Percentage Lease option to owner-operators in the Western states. The Percentage Lease provides Schneider owner-operators exclusive access to select loads from one of the largest freight bases in the industry.

Tags: Schneider National, Lease Progam

August 27 2013 - Products

Rolling Strong Introduces New Wellness Card for Fleets and Owner-Operators

Rolling Strong

Rolling Strong announced a new wellness card for fleets and owner-operators built with even more mobility to meet the needs of the mobile workforce. The new wellness card arrives just in time for the ATA’s Driver Appreciation Week Sept. 15 providing fleets with the opportunity to give the gift of wellness.

Tags: Rolling Strong, Driver Fitness

August 22 2013 - Products

Goodyear Launches Emergency RoadService App

Goodyear

The new The Goodyear RoadService App expedites the emergency road service call process in order to help get trucks up and running again quickly. With a touch of the screen, a driver will be placed in contact with the 24/7 Goodyear-FleetHQ Solution Center, where trained tire professionals will collect vital information, including the location of the driver’s immobilized truck.

Tags: Goodyear, Information Technology, roadside assistance, Tires

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