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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

September 25 2014 - Products

New TRW Torsion Rod Design 30% Lighter

TRW’s new lightweight radius torsion rod for trucks is up to 30% lighter and has been optimized for vehicle manufacturers.

Tags: IAA, TRW Automotive, Lightweighting

September 25 2014 - Products

Peterbilt Trucks with Anti-Theft System Need a Code to Start

Peterbilt’s new anti-theft system for Model 579 and 567 trucks uses a passcode to protect vehicles from being stolen.

Tags: Security, Vehicle Theft, Peterbilt, Paccar MX Engine

Mercedes Vito van at IAA. The van is scheduled to come to the U.S. in about a year. Photo: Jim Park

September 25 2014 - Industry News

Mid-Size Mercedes-Benz Van Arriving in Late 2015

Following on the success of the Sprinter van in the U.S. market, Daimler plans to introduce a mid-size van sometime next year. The van made its debut in Berlin, Germany, in late July, but Daimler execs were coy on an actual release date for the American version of the van, saying only that it would be introduced in the fall 2015 in a MY 2016 designation.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, IAA, Daimler AG, 2016-MY

September 25 2014 - Products

Falcon GXT2000 Tracks Assets without Power

The SkyBitz Falcon GXT2000 is a self-powered GPS tracker for locating unpowered assets over a cellular connection.

Tags: Trailers, Intermodal, GPS Tracking, SkyBitz, Asset Tracking

September 24 2014 - Products

Omnitracs Announces TMW Integration Features

Fleets using TMW Systems’ TL2000 transportation management system and Omnitracs’ thin client AS/400 integration and mobile computing platforms gain increased features and enhanced integration via new integrations.

Tags: Telematics, Information Technology, Fleet Management Software, Omnitracs, TMW Systems

Graphic via Wabco.

September 24 2014 - Industry News

Wabco Says New OptiPace Cruise Control is Tuned for Efficiency

Wabco introduced its OptiPace predictive cruise control system for trucks and buses, which uses on-board digital maps and proprietary algorithms to anticipate and adapt the vehicle's speed based on the road ahead.

Tags: IAA, Fuel Economy, Driver Assistance Systems, Wabco, Adaptive Cruise Control

September 24 2014 - Products

Skygo Dual Fuel System Approved By EPA

The Skygo duel fuel conversion system for Cummins ISX engines has been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection agency.

Tags: Natural Gas, EPA, Dual Fuel System, Skygo Fuel Systems, Engines

September 23 2014 - Products

EBE Develops New Mobile Software for Driver Paperwork

EBE Technologies’ Xpress Mobile Capture software allows drivers to submit and monitor the status of driver paperwork such as delivery, settlement and safety documents on a mobile device.

Tags: Information Technology, Mobile Apps

September 23 2014 - Products

SAF Holland Expands CBX Series Suspension Axle Systems

SAF Holland is expanding its offering of CBX Series air suspension and axle systems for trailers with the new CBX46 and CBX50 suspensions.

Tags: Axles, SAF Holland, Trailer Suspensions

Last month, Tremec launched its redesigned 10-speed twin countershaft transmission for heavy-duty commercial trucks. Photo: Tremec

September 23 2014 - Product News

Navistar Adds Lightweight Tremec Transmission

Navistar announced it will offer the Tremec 10-speed manual transmission in its International ProStar model with the company’s 13-liter engine, for weight-sensitive applications such as bulk hauling.

Tags: Navistar, Class 8, International Trucks, Transmissions, ProStar, Lightweighting, Bulk Hauling

September 22 2014 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks Shares its Vision of the Future

When Daimler Trucks revealed to the world the first truly autonomous on-highway truck, it was digitally camouflaged to prevent anyone, including competitors, from getting a close look at it. In Hanover, Germany, the day before the official opening of the 2014 International Commercial Vehicle show (IAA), Daimler took the wraps of the truck and showed the worlds its vision of the future.

Tags: Daimler Trucks, Global, Future Trucks, IAA

September 22 2014 - Products

TMW Products Adds Integration with ALK Software

Several TMW Systems products will now integrate data from ALK Technology's maps and fleet management software.

Tags: ALK Technologies, Information Technology, TMW Systems, Navigation

September 22 2014 - Products

Rand McNally Products now Integrate with TMT Fleet Maintenance Software

TMW System’s TMT Fleet Maintenance software will now be able to integrate with Rand McNally’s line of mobile fleet management devices to incorporate real-time information on vehicle fault codes and location.

Tags: Information Technology, Rand McNally, TMW Systems, Cloud-Based Technology

September 18 2014 - Product News

Bendix Plans Enhanced Active Vehicle Safety System for 2015

Functions of current products will be combined and strengthened, and false alerts will occur less often, the company said.

Tags: Active Safety Systems, Roll Stability, Collision Avoidance, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems

September 17 2014 - Products

New Book Details History of Fruehauf Trailers

A new book has been published that details the history of the Fruehauf Trailer Company.

Tags: Trailers, Books, History

September 16 2014 - Products

Thermo King TracKing Integrated with McLeod's LoadMaster Symphony

Thermo King has integrated its TracKing temperature and asset management solution with McLeod Software’s LoadMaster Symphony product.

Tags: Information Technology, Thermo King, McLeod Software, Reefers, Transportation Refrigeration Units, Trailers

The Volvo Used Truck Search: via Volvo Trucks.

September 16 2014 - Industry News

Volvo Launches Premium Certified Used Truck Program

The new Volvo Premium Certified truck program inspects and reconditions used Volvo trucks for resale.

Tags: Information Technology, Volvo Trucks, Used Trucks, Truck Warranty

September 16 2014 - Products

McLeod LoadMaster Integrates with Omnitracs Platforms

Omnitracs and McLeod software are now integrating fleet operation software products.

Tags: Information Technology, LoadMaster, McLeod Software, Omnitracs

September 16 2014 - Products

ALK’s PC Miler 28 Works with McLeod Software

ALK Technologies has tested and approved its PC Miler 28 software for use with McLeod’s LoadMaster and PowerBroker products.

Tags: ALK Technologies, Information Technology, McLeod Software, Cloud-Based Technology

September 15 2014 - Products

Aljex Adds Better Issue Resolving with Event Manager

Aljex Software released Event Manager, a software tool that enables brokers and dispatchers to resolve open questions and unsettled issues with any shipment.

Tags: Information Technology, Aljex Software, Cloud-Based Technology

September 15 2014 - Products

McLeod Software Unveils New Modules

McLeod Software introduced a number of new products during its annual user conference, held Sept. 14 -16 in Washington, D.C., including modules designed to automate pricing, bid management and billing.

Tags: Fleet Management, Information Technology, McLeod Software


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