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New Freightliner Cascadia 126” BBC 72” Raised Roof Sleeper Cab shown with AeroX and Elite exterior appearance package. Photo courtesy Freightliner.

September 1 2016 - Industry News

Next-Generation Freightliner Cascadia Emphasizes Fuel Economy, Connectivity, Drivers

Every aspect of the next-generation Freightliner Cascadia unveiled Sept. 1 “has been re-imagined,” said Richard Howard, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Daimler Trucks North America. It’s a "completely brand new truck"... not Cascadia 2.0.

Tags: Freightliner Cascadia, Daimler Trucks North America, 2018-MY

Dave Sowers, head of Ram Truck marketing, commercial vehicles, shows journalists the 2017 Ram 4500 chassis cab truck. Photo by Paul Clinton.

September 1 2016 - Industry News

Ram Raises Capacities for 2017 Chassis Cab Trucks

Ram has increased the towing capacities and gross combination weight rating (GCWR) for its 3500, 4500, and 5500 chassis cab trucks for the 2017 model year, Ram has announced.

Tags: Ram Truck, Ram 5500, Ram 3500, Ram 4500, 2017-MY, Chassis Cab Trucks

Photo of 2017 Ram ProMaster 3500 by Paul Clinton.

September 1 2016 - Industry News

2017 Ram ProMaster Becomes More Upfit Friendly

The 2017 Ram ProMaster full-size van will arrive with upgrades designed to improve upfitting for the chassis cab and cutaway models, as well as an updated Uconnect infotainment system.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Ram Truck, Full-Size Vans, Ram ProMaster, 2017-MY, Ram ProMaster City, Chassis Cab Vans

August 30 2016 - Equipment

AllFit Roller Bearings Made for Steer, Drive and Trailer Axles

Meritor’s AllFit premium-tapered roller bearings for differentials, transmission and wheel-ends is an all-makes solution for multiple applications including steer, drive and trailer axles.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Meritor, Bearings

August 30 2016 - Products

Optronics Offers New Line of LED Directional Warning Lights

Optronics International’s line of LED Directional Warning Lights feature nine white and amber directional warning lamps designed for flexibility and durability.

Tags: Optronics, LED Lighting, Warning Lights

Photo: Cummins Westport

August 30 2016 - Product News

Peterbilt Offers Cummins Near-Zero Emissions Natural Gas Engine

Peterbilt is offering the Cummins Westport ISL G Near Zero NOx emissions natural gas engine for its Model 567, 520, and 320 trucks.

Tags: Peterbilt, Natural Gas Engines, Cummins Westport ISL G, Cummins Westport, CNG, NOx, Emissions, CARB, Engines

August 29 2016 - Industry News

TMC Releases Updated Manuals for Technicians

“By following each manual’s quality PMI program, fleets are provided a road map to follow for maximum return on assets and optimal component life of major vehicle systems,” said Carl Kirk, TMC executive director and an ATA vice president.

Tags: CSA, TMC, Continuing Education, TMC SuperTech, Preventive Maintenance, Technician Training

The new solution creates a data cube that’s accessible via Microsoft Excel and automatically updated with fresh fleet data. (Photo: MiX Telematics)

August 29 2016 - Industry News

MiX Telematics Adds Data Feature to Telematics Platform

MiX Telematics has added free feature to its MiX Fleet Manager solution called MiX Insight Agility that creates a data cube that’s accessible via Microsoft Excel and automatically updated with fresh fleet data, the telematics provider has announced.

Tags: Reporting, MiX Telematics, MiX Insight Agility, Microsoft Excel

August 26 2016 - Products

Dual Shield Protects Power Sources on Trucks

Purkeys has developed the Dual Shield designed to simplify adding additional electrical devices to heavy-duty vehicles and protect the source that powers them.

Tags: Electrical System, Purkey's Fleet Electric

Photo: International Truck

August 26 2016 - Industry News

International Offers 4-Year Powertrain Warranty for DuraStar

International Truck is now offering the Integrated Powertrain Warranty Package, a 4-year, unlimited-mile coverage term on certain models of its DuraStar medium-duty truck.

Tags: Cummins, International, Warranty, DuraStar, Powertrain, Medium-Duty Trucks

August 26 2016 - Industry News

One20 Membership Offers Free Driver-Centric Benefits via App, Tablet

One20 is a new membership-based service that aims to help improve truck drivers’ lives on the road with the help of an app that delivers everything from product discounts and point-of-interest information to health coaching and electronic logs — for free.

Tags: Information Technology, ELDs, Tablets, Mobile Apps, One20

Photo courtesy of U.S. Bank.

August 25 2016 - Press Release

TravelCenters of America Begin Accepting U.S. Bank Fleet Card

TravelCenters of America, operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers brands and Minit Mart convenience stores, is expanding its relationship with U.S. Bank by accepting a new single Voyager Fleet Card at its truck stop and convenience store locations.

Tags: Fuel Cards, U.S. Bank, TravelCenters of America, Convenience Stores

The Bendix ADB22X air disc brake. Photo: Bendix

August 25 2016 - Product News

Bendix Wheel-End Package Available on International Trucks

A full wheel-end portfolio from Bendix is now available on a range of International Trucks medium- and heavy-duty models.

Tags: Navistar, Bendix, International Trucks, Brakes, Wheel Ends

August 25 2016 - Products

Truckers Post Available Capacity for Shippers on HaulHound

HaulHound is a free app that allows truckers to post their available empty capacity to shippers can find and fill empty trucks and transport their products.

Tags: Freight, Shippers, Capacity, Load Board

FA-4 oils will be designated with yellow caps and coloring on the label. Photo: Chevron

August 25 2016 - Product News

Chevron Unveils New Delo 400 CK-4 and FA-4 Engine Oils

Chevron unveiled its new line of Delo 400 engine oils meeting the American Petroleum Institute’s new CK-4 and FA-4 heavy-duty diesel oil specifications, offering improvements in fuel economy and engine protection.

Tags: Fuel Economy, Chevron Lubricants, Chevron Delo, PC-11, Engine Oils

Photo of ISX12 engine courtesy of Cummins.

August 25 2016 - Industry News

Cummins Adds 450-HP ISX12 Ratings

Cummins Inc. announced the availability of two new 450-hp ISX12 ratings for linehaul and regional-haul truck markets.

Tags: Cummins, Cummins ISX12, HP Ratings

August 23 2016 - Product News

Apex Capital Offers Roadside Assistance Program

Apex Capital is now offering access to truck breakdown assistance, road service, towing and accident dispatch services through the company’s 24/7 Roadside Rescue program.

Tags: Roadside Assistance, Parts and Service, Apex Capital

August 23 2016 - Products

Refrigeration Unit Runs off of a Vehicle Alternator

Carrier Transicold’s Neos 100S electric refrigeration unit uses a vehicle’s alternator to electrically power the system allowing for constant cooling or heating capacity regardless of engine speed.

Tags: Refrigerated Truck, Carrier Transicold, Reefer

August 23 2016 - Equipment

Engine Pre-Heater Features Compact Design

Eberspaecher’s Hydronic S3 Economy (5kW) engine pre-heater is a compact system designed for flexible installation in sleeper, work truck, day-cab, off-highway, construction and municipal vehicle applications.

Tags: Engines, Heaters, Eberspaecher

August 23 2016 - Equipment

Raybestos Offers Complete Line of Class 1-8 Brake Pads

Raybestos truck and medium-duty brakes line offers all sizes of disc brakes from Class 1-8 vehicles, designed for everyday, heavy use in fleet applications.

Tags: Brakes, Air Brakes, Raybestos

Photo: Peterbilt

August 22 2016 - Industry News

Peterbilt Offers Lighter Steer Axle/Suspension, Safety Tech on 579 and 567

Peterbilt is making available the Bendix Wingman Fusion driver assistance system and a new integrated Softek NXT suspension and axle system from Hendrickson on its Model 579 and 567 trucks.

Tags: Peterbilt, Bendix, Driver Assistance Systems, Suspensions, Model 579, Model 567, Hendrickson, Steer Axles

Rob Abbott Photo: Lytx

August 18 2016 - Product News

ATA Safety Exec Joins Lytx Commercial Team

Rob Abbott, vice president for safety policy with American Trucking Associations is joining video telematics company Lytx to lead its commercial team.

Tags: Telematics, ATA, Lytx, In-Vehicle Video

August 18 2016 - Industry News

Volvo Offers Low-Viscosity Oil Fill for New Engines

Volvo Trucks North America will offer a new factory fill engine oil for the Volvo D11, D13 and D16 engines, with Volvo's new oil spec allowing for longer oil drain intervals.

Tags: Diesel Engines, Volvo Trucks, Engine Oil, PC-11

August 18 2016 - Product News

FourKites Tracking Integrated With Oracle Transportation Management

The FourKites real-time load tracking platform is now available with Oracle Transportation Management Cloud and Oracle Transportation Management version 6.3.0 and higher.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, Asset Tracking, FourKites, Information Technology

Photo: Omnitracs

August 17 2016 - Product News

Omnitracs Links In-Cab Video to Critical Event Recording, Electronic Logs

Omnitracs says its new Critical Event Video is a fully integrated in-cab video solution that ties into the company’s Critical Event Reporting as well as into its electronic logging technology to help protect driver privacy.

Tags: Omnitracs, In-Vehicle Video

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