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October 6 2014 - Product News

Medium-Duty Engines Coming from Detroit

SAN DIEGO -- Daimler Trucks North America announced that it will offer Detroit medium-duty engines beginning in 2016, and that itss entire product line-up, including vehicles equipped with the DD5 and DD8, will meet GHG17 standards early.

Tags: Detroit Diesel, Engines, Daimler Trucks North America, ATA MC&E, Medium-Duty Trucks, Emissions Reduction

October 6 2014 - Products

Bestpass Improves Data Integration

Bestpass is providing more ways to integrate its billing services into online fleet management tools with the Bestpass Data Interchange platform.

Tags: Information Technology, Toll Management Program, Bestpass, ATA MC&E

Photo by Evan Lockridge

October 6 2014 - Products

Meritor Adds Drivelines for Heavy Service Fleets

SAN DIEGO -- Meritor is adding the RPL35 and RPL35SD drivelines to its Permalube RPL family of truck drivelines designed for heavy service applications.

Tags: Meritor, Drivelines, Downspeed, ATA MC&E

October 6 2014 - Products

Magellan GPS Unit Gains Fleet Features

Magellan’s RoadMate Commercial 5190T-LM has been updated with more comprehensive protocol support for fleet management and tracking features.

Tags: GPS, Magellan, Navigation, Fleet Tracking System, ATA MC&E

October 6 2014 - Products

Transtex Expands Drag-Reducing Product Lineup

Transtex Composite’s lineup of aerodynamic improving solutions is expanding to include the Edge Cone gap reducer and Edge Tail rear fairing.

Tags: ATA MC&E, Aerodynamics, Transtex, Fuel Efficiency

October 6 2014 - Product News

Daimler Trucks North America to Offer Integrated Safety Systems

SAN DIEGO -- Daimler Trucks North America announced it will begin offering a proprietary suite of integrated safety systems next spring, building on technology used in the Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025.

Tags: Lane Departure Warning, Collision Avoidance Technology, Daimler Trucks North America, ATA MC&E

Mike Cerilli, vice president and general manager, OnCommand Connection. Photo by Evan Lockridge

October 5 2014 - Products

Navistar Enhances OnCommand Connection

SAN DIEGO – Navistar announced several new OnCommand Connection remote diagnostics features at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference and Exhibition.

Tags: Telematics, Information Technology, Navistar, Diagnostics, ATA MC&E

October 5 2014 - Products

Vigillo Upgrades CSA Alerts

SAN DIEGO – Vigillo LLC is upgrading its daily CSA Alert emails, integrating the power of Vigillo's Athena Business Intelligence "big data" platform to greatly enhance the information delivered on a daily basis to Vigillo’s CSA subscribers.

Tags: Information Technology, CSA, Vigillo, big data, ATA MC&E

October 5 2014 - Products

Drivewyze PreClear Available on Rand McNally TND 760 Device

SAN DIEGO -- The Drivewyze PreClear weigh station bypass application is now available on Rand McNally’s TND 760 mobile fleet management devices, the company announced at the American Trucking Associations' Management Conference and Exhibition Sunday.

Tags: Information Technology, Rand McNally, Drivewyze, Weigh Stations, ATA MC&E

October 4 2014 - Products

DDC FPO Unveils Back Office Freight Billing System

SAN DIEGO -- Freight business process outsourcing company DDC FPO said it is launching a new back office freight billing system on Saturday, prior to the start of the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition in San Diego.

Tags: DDC FPO, ATA MC&E, Information Technology

October 3 2014 - Products

Android Based Navigator Integrates with Fleets

Magellan’s RoadMate RC9496T-LMB is an Android GPS navigation device that that comes ready to integrate with Magellan’s fleet management software.

Tags: Online Fleet Management, Navigation System, Information Technology, Android, Magellan, GPS Tracking

October 3 2014 - Products

A Nitrite-Free Coolant for Heavy Duty

Prestone’s Command Heavy Duty Nitrite Free Extended Life Organic Acid Technology Antifreeze/Coolant offers protection for aluminum and all other engine metals against pitting and corrosion.

Tags: Prestone, Coolant, Antifreeze

October 2 2014 - Products

Rotary Lift's HD Lift Offers Rust Protection

Rotary Lift’s MOD35 heavy-duty inground lift series is designed to be protected from rust with several different methods to fight corrosion. The MOD35 comes in two and three multi-stage hydraulic cylinders and provide lifting capacity of 70,000 to 105,000 lbs.

Tags: Rotary Lift, Vehicle Lifts, Corrosion

October 2 2014 - Products

Dana Spicer Axle Now Compatible With Peterbilt Trucks

The Dana Spicer AdvanTEK 40 tandem driver axle is now available for all of Peterbilt’s heavy-duty truck models, the truck maker has announced.

Tags: Peterbilt, Axles, Tandem axle, Advantek40, Dana Spicer

October 1 2014 - Products

Eaton Adds DC to AC Inverter

Eaton’s Pure Sine Wave Inverter is a new DC to AC inverter for tapping into Class 8 DC vehicle batteries.

Tags: Eaton, Inverter, Battery

October 1 2014 - Products

Thermo King Solar Panel Keeps Refrigerated Trailers Running

Thermo King is producing a new unit-mounted solar panel designed to support telematics on applications ranging from freight haulers to service trucks.

Tags: Refrigerated Truck, Ingersoll Rand, Thermo King, IANA, Solar Panel

October 1 2014 - Products

Goodyear Adds Fuel-Efficient G505D LHD Tire

Tests show savings of 0.9%, 1.3% and 2% against three comparable competitive tires would yield dollar savings of $672, $896 and $1,440 in fuel savings per truck, per year, Goodyear said

Tags: Goodyear, Fuel Economy, Low Rolling Resistance Tires, Tires

September 30 2014 - Products

Del City's Miniature Fuses Designed for Tight Spaces

Del City's Micro3 sub-miniature fuse and MCase Cartridge Fuse are designed for use in newer vehicles and take advantage of smaller dimensions in order to fit more fuses into tight spaces.

Tags: Chassis Cab, Electrical System, Del City

September 30 2014 - Products

Carrier Transicold Solar Panel Keeps TRU Batteries Charged

Carrier Transicold’s new Thin-Film Flexible Solar Panels can be installed on the roof of a trailer or truck to continuously charge transport refrigeration unit batteries.

Tags: Refrigerated Truck, Solar Power, Batteries, Carrier Transicold, Solar Panel

Photo of 2016 F-Series Super Duty courtesy of Ford.

September 29 2014 - Industry News

Ford to Add Aluminum to Next-Gen Super Duty Trucks

Ford will incorporate high-strength aluminum alloys into the body of its next-generation Super Duty truck lineup, Ford's new CEO announced Sept. 29 while presenting the company's global growth goals.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Ford, Aluminum, Ford Super Duty

September 29 2014 - Products

New Trailer Skirt Easier To Install

Transtex Composite released the ezEdge, a three piece, modular trailer skirt developed for after-market OEMs, dealers and distributors that is designed to be easier to install and store than previous models.

Tags: Aerodynamics, Trailer Skirts, Transtex

Drivers can get continually updated road condition information through Telogis Navigation.

September 29 2014 - Product News

Mack, Telogis Activate New Compliance, Navigation Services Using Telemetry

The new services enhance operations, reduce costs and increase safety for customers, and eliminate the need for aftermarket hardware purchases and installation costs for Macks built recently.

Tags: Telematics, Navigation System, Telogis, Mack Trucks, Safety & Compliance, Information Technology

September 29 2014 - Products

Dana Unveils Global Single-reduction Drive Axle

The new global axle concept from Dana allows common components to be used across many different markets, but regional needs and specific applications can still be accommodated.

Tags: IAA, Dana Holding Corp., Axles, Lightweighting

September 25 2014 - Products

In-Cab Camera System Adds Audio, Infrared and 3G

MiX Telematics has upgraded the MiX Vision in-cab video system to incorporate audio, infrared recording and a 3G cellular connection to improve clarity on incidents.

Tags: Accidents, IAA, Video Event Recorders, MiX Telematics

September 25 2014 - Products

TRW’s New Steering Systems Improve Control and Efficiency

TRW’s new steering technologies, ReAX and ActivMode, are designed to improve control and stability in power steering and reduce power consumption in commercial vehicles.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, IAA, TRW Automotive, Steering System


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