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Credit: J.B. Hunt Facebook page.

November 6 2014 - Industry News

New Transportation Management Tool from J.B. Hunt

J.B. Hunt Transport Inc. has rolled out a new self-service freight transportation management tool for customers using either desktop or mobile devices.

Tags: Information Technology, J.B. Hunt

Photo: Fontaine

November 5 2014 - Industry News

Simard Expands Twin-Steer Vocational Suspension Availability

Fontaine Modification Vocational Services has partnered with Canadian-based Simard Suspensions to install and distribute Simard’s patented AMS twin-steer front suspension products in the United States and Mexico.

Tags: Mexico, Suspensions, Fontaine Modification Vocational Services, Simard, Vocational Trucks

November 5 2014 - Products

TMW Integrates ALK Maps into Fleet Software

TMW Systems announced the integration of ALK Maps across several products in TMW’s suite of fleet management software.

Tags: ALK Technologies, Information Technology, TMW Systems, Navigation, Fleet Tracking System

Photo via AutoSock.

November 5 2014 - Product News

Nevada Grants AutoSock Approval as Chain Alternative

The state of Nevada approved the use of AutoSock’s textile traction devices as alternatives to metal chains in snowy conditions. Nevada had required the use of chains in certain operating conditions.

Tags: Nevada, Snow Chain, Snow, AutoSock, Winter Driving

November 4 2014 - Products

Teletrac Updates Fleet Director Software

The latest version of Teletrac’s Fleet Director software adds improvements for mobility, mapping, business and safety analytics.

Tags: Telematics, Fleet Management Software, Fleet Director, Teletrac, Mobility

October 31 2014 - Products

Winegard Brings Portable TV Antennas to Truck Market

Winegard is partnering with DAS Distributing to sell its portable satellite and broadcast TV antennas at Travel Centers of America locations and other independent stores aimed at professional truck drivers.

Tags: Technology, Truckstops, Sleepers

October 30 2014 - Products

CoPilot Nav App Refreshed and Updated

ALK updated the CoPilot Truck mobile GPS navigation app with a refreshed design and full maps update.

Tags: GPS, ALK Technologies, Navigation System, iPhone

October 30 2014 - Industry News

Cummins Reports Strong Earnings in Q3

Cummins reported its third quarter revenue was $4.9 billion, a 15% increase from the third quarter of last year. Stronger demand for on-highway markets and distributor acquisitions in North America was a significant factor in revenue growth.

Tags: Cummins, Quarterly Earnings, Equity Markets, Engines

October 30 2014 - Products

Toyo Drive Tire is SmartWay Verified

Toyo Tire U.S.A. released the Toyo M650, a commercial drive tire that is SmartWay verified. The tire is designed for regional haul service and higher-torque operating conditions.

Tags: SmartWay, Toyo Tires, Tires, Low Rolling Resistance Tires

Graphic courtesy of Telogis.

October 29 2014 - Product News

Telogis Introduces Fleet Analytics Tools at Latitude Event

Telogis released several new tools for the company’s fleet analytics software at the Telogis Latitude event in Dana Point, Calif. These new tools included the Telogis For Field Service extension, the Dynamic Response Suite, and Telogis Sites.

Tags: Navigation System, Information Technology, Telogis, Vehicle Tracking, Industry Event

October 29 2014 - Products

Meritor Fuel-Efficient Axle to be Used for 6x2 Configurations

Meritor's 17X EVO axle for linehaul applications, originally designed for 4x2 applications in Europe, will be introduced in North America for the 6x2 segment.

Tags: Fuel Economy, Meritor, Axles, Global, 6x2

October 27 2014 - Products

W&C Suspension Has Adjustable Ride Height

The Watson & Chalin SL13K-1190 is an integrated suspension and axle assembly that features air disc brakes and a quick change ride height system. It is made for dump, mixer, refuse and heavy haul applications.

Tags: Refuse Trucks, Mixer, Suspension, Heavy Haul, Air Disc Brake, Dump Trucks, Watson & Chalin

October 23 2014 - Products

Forklift Inflator Speeds Up Trailer Load Times

The Forklift Inflator is an air pump made by Shippers Products that attaches to a forklift and provides a portable way to inflate dunnage airbags when loading a trailer with cargo.

Tags: ATA, Trailers, Air Bags, Shippers

October 23 2014 - Products

Transflo On-Demand Transmits Documents Efficiently

Pegasus TransTech’s new Transflo On-Demand service allows drivers to print, fax or email documents stored in the network to expedite the delivery of paperwork to truckers on the road.

Tags: Pegasus TransTech, Document Management, Information Technology, Truckstops, Scanning

Isuzu Commerical Truck of America and Telogis have entered into an exclusive collaboration to develop connected vehicle products and services. Photo: Isuzu

October 23 2014 - Industry News

Isuzu, Telogis Agree on Connected Vehicle Pact

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. distributor of low-cab-forward trucks, has announced an exclusive collaboration with Telogis to improve the overall ownership experience for Isuzu customers.

Tags: Telogis, Connected Vehicle Technology, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Medium-Duty Trucks, Telematics

The guayule plant can produce a substitute source of rubber. Photo by U.S. Department of Agriculture.

October 22 2014 - Industry News

Cooper Makes Progress on Guayule-Rubber Tire

Cooper Tire and Rubber has completed builds of tires made of natural rubber sourced from the guayule plants.

Tags: Sustainability, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Tires, Rubber, Guayule

A Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company tire test engineer checks the pressure on a tire equipped with the company's Air Maintenance Technology. Photo:  Goodyear.

October 22 2014 - Industry News

Goodyear Automatic Tire Inflation System in Fleet Testing

Goodyear will test its Air Maintenance Technology for commercial vehicles -- which keeps tires inflated without any external pumps or electronics -- on trucking fleets over the next year and a half.

Tags: Technology, Air Maintenance Technology, Tire Inflation, Tires, Goodyear, Automatic Tire Inflation Systems, Inflation

October 22 2014 - Products

Carrier Transicold Improves Warranty on Reefer Units

Carrier Transicold improved the warranty coverage for its Vector trailer refrigeration units extending mileage and warranty length on several models.

Tags: Warranty, Refrigerated Truck, Reefers, Carrier Transicold

Photo of 2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter courtesy of Daimler.

October 21 2014 - Industry News

Daimler to Build Next-Gen Sprinter in North America

Daimler will produce the next generation of its Mercedes-Benz Sprinter full-size van in the U.S., a move that will improve order-to-delivery times for the vehicle, Daimler has announced.

Tags: Vehicle Production, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Full-Size Vans, Cargo Vans, Daimler Trucks North America

October 21 2014 - Products

Jost Selling Edbro Hydraulic Cylinders

Jost International has added Edbro brand hydraulic cylinders to the company’s range of products.

Tags: Jost International, Trailers, Aftermarket, Dump Trucks

October 20 2014 - Products

Optional Package Adds Frame Rail Space to Peterbilt 220

The Peterbilt Model 220 has a new optional clear frame rail package that provides up to 10 inches of additional frame rail space over the previous clear frame rail package.

Tags: Peterbilt, Medium-Duty Trucks, Peterbilt Model 220

October 20 2014 - Product News

Teletrac Partners With Samsung for Drive App

Teletrac is partnering with Samsung Electronics America to host its fleet tracking and telematics software on the Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet.

Tags: Information Technology, Fleet Management Software, Android, Teletrac, Samsung

Kenworth T680 Day Cab: Photo via Kenworth.

October 17 2014 - Product News

Kenworth System Coaches Driver Performance

Kenworth added the Driver Performance Assistant option for new T680 and T880 models with Paccar MX-13 engines and automated transmissions. The system is part of the Driver Performance Center which tracks vehicle efficiency statistics.

Tags: Kenworth, Fuel Efficiency, Driver Assistance Systems, Kenworth T680, Kenworth T880

October 17 2014 - Products

Kenworth Anti-Theft Available on T680 and T880

Kenworth is offering its passcode protected anti-theft system for the T680 and T880 trucks.

Tags: Security, Kenworth, Medium-Duty Trucks, Kenworth T680, Kenworth T880

October 16 2014 - Products

Pegasus Upgrades Transflo Mobile Scanning Software

Pegasus TransTech released upgrade 1.1 for the company’s Transflo Mobile+ document scanning application for drivers and carriers.

Tags: Information Technology, Pegasus TransTech, Document Management, Mobile Apps


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