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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

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


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