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The Paccar MX-11 engine with the Model 567. Photo: Peterbilt

November 3 2015 - Product News

Peterbilt Offers MX-11 Engine With Model 579, 567

The Paccar MX-11 engine will be available for Peterbilt’s flagship Model 579 and vocational Model 567 trucks beginning Nov. 13, the company has announced.

Tags: Paccar, Diesel Engines, Peterbilt, MX-11

November 2 2015 - Products

Maxon Launches BMR Columnlift Liftgate

Maxon Lift’s BMR Columnlift Liftgate has several new features and is designed for heavy-duty applications of up to 6,600 pounds.

Tags: Lift, Trailers, Maxon

October 30 2015 - Products

GT Radial Tires Gain SmartWay Verification

Four GT Radial commercial tires, including three designed for regional service and one designed for urban delivery, have received SmartWay verification from the EPA.

Tags: SmartWay, Tires, Regional Operations, Delivery Fleets

October 30 2015 - Products

VIN Decoder Displays Vehicle Details

Fleetio has launched a vehicle identification number decoding feature that allows users to automatically pull important vehicle details and specifications into vehicle records within Fleetio.

Tags: Vehicle Repairs, Diagnostics, Fleetio

October 30 2015 - Products

Work Lamp Designed for Harsh Conditions

Optronics International’s Opti-Brite TLL30FB is an LED work lamp designed to be compact and durable enough to stand up to hot, wet, and dusty environments.

Tags: Work Lamp, LED Light, Optronics International

October 29 2015 - Industry News

OOS Violations Down in 2015 Brake Safety Week

The results are in from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Brake Safety Week and out-of-service violations were down compared with last year’s inspection period.

Tags: FMCSA, Vehicle Inspection, Brakes, Brake Safety Week, CVSA

October 28 2015 - Products

TruckSeries Updated With 2015 Model Years

Mitchell 1’s TruckSeries software suite covers repair information, labor estimates and diagnostic trouble code procedures for all makes of medium-duty and heavy-duty trucks.

Tags: Software, Mitchell 1, Repair Shops

October 28 2015 - Products

Regional Tire Designed for Fuel Economy

Goodyear Tire & Rubber’s Fuel Max RSA tire is designed for better fuel economy in regional driving with better durability and traction for urban environments.

Tags: Tires, Regional, Goodyear Tire & Rubber, Vocational Trucks

October 27 2015 - Products

Carrier Claim Management System Replaces Spreadsheets

TranSolutions has released the CarrierClaim software system for managing cargo claims of freight carriers.

Tags: 3PL, Freight, Shippers, TranSolutions

Hino Trucks vocational truck lineup. (Photo: Hino Trucks)

October 27 2015 - Industry News

Hino Trucks Offering Standard Telematics in 2017

Hino has expanded its Insight factory telematics platform under a partnership with Telogis, and will offer the telematics, remote diagnostics, and case management as standard equipment on its 2017 model-year medium-duty trucks.

Tags: Telogis, Hino Trucks, Medium-Duty Trucks, Telematics

October 26 2015 - Products

ThermoLite Solar Power Solution Powers Telematics

Thermo King’s ThermoLite solar panel solution was developed to provide an alternative power source to refrigerated and dry fleets and offsets battery drain from parasitic loads.

Tags: Refrigerated Truck, Solar Power, Thermo King, Reefers, Solar Panel

Photo: Wabash National

October 26 2015 - Product News

Wabash Launches Line of Dry and Refrigerated Truck Bodies

Wabash is launching its first line of dry- and refrigerated-truck bodies for Class 6, 7, and 8 chassis, addressing re-urbanization and e-commerce trends.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Refrigerated Truck, Truck Bodies, Wabash National, Dry Van Body

October 26 2015 - Products

Fitness App Offers Program for Truckers

Trucking fitness personality and fitness coach at Prime, Siphiwe Baleka, has launched the Active Trucker fitness program for Android and iOS mobile devices.

Tags: Driver Health, Driver Fitness, Mobile Apps

Photo courtesy of Voyomotive.

October 23 2015 - Industry News

Silicon Valley Company Offers Low-Cost Telematics Device

San Francisco-based Voyomotive plans to offer an OBD II controller that can provide an array of vehicle performance and diagnostics data to a user's smartphone as a lower-cost telematics solution.

Tags: Stop-Start, Vehicle Diagnostics, Crowdfunding Platform, OBDII Device, Silicon Valley

October 22 2015 - Products

Shark Fin Separates Wheels With 2.5-Ton Force

Ken-Tool’s 34555 Shark Fin Dual Wheel Separation Bag is designed to remove stuck and corroded wheels and tires from truck and trailer axles.

Tags: Tires, Wheels, Ken-Tool, Wheel Separations

October 20 2015 - Product News

Bestpass Exclusion Zone Alerts Track Unplanned Toll Use

Bestpass has introduced an exclusion zones feature that sends alerts to fleet managers to allow them to catch instances of unplanned toll usage or company policy breaches.

Tags: Tolls, Toll Management Program, Fleet Managers, Bestpass

Cooper Tire's Gary Schroeder by the Roadmaster display at the ATA's Management Conference and Exhibition. Photo: David Cullen

October 20 2015 - Product News

Cooper Announces Roadmaster Fleet Service Network

Cooper Tire and Rubber announced its Roadmaster Fleet Service Network that offers 24/7 emergency roadside tire replacement and repair for eligible commercial trucking fleets.

Tags: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Roadside Assistance, Customer Service, Tires, ATA MC&E

October 19 2015 - Product News

Detroit Connect Adds Over-the-Air Maintenance Updates

Detroit Connect has introduced new features for its Virtual Technician remote diagnostic system, including a new portal that lets users dig deeper into the data, and for some 2017 models the ability to "flash" software updates and parameter changes to the truck over the air.

Tags: Engines, Daimler Trucks North America, ATA MC&E, Detroit Connect, Telematics, Freightliner

October 19 2015 - Product News

Navistar Readying New Truck Lineup for 2016

As Navistar continues to make progress putting the “dark days” of its failed EPA 2010 emissions strategy behind it, it will re-brand its product lineup as it rolls out new models starting next year.

Tags: ATA MC&E, Navistar, 2016-MY, Medium-Duty Trucks

Partnering with Samsung is part of PeopleNet’s broader Company-owned, Personally Enabled (COPE) mobile device strategy. Photo: PeopleNet

October 19 2015 - Product News

PeopleNet and Samsung Partner on Mobility Solutions

PeopleNet and Samsung have partnered to offer the company’s software solutions off-the-shelf on Samsung devices.

Tags: Telematics, PeopleNet, Mobile Devices, Mobility, Samsung, ATA MC&E

October 19 2015 - Products

KW Has 40-inch Sleeper for T880

Kenworth introduced a 40-inch sleeper for its T880 vocational truck used in applications like petroleum hauling and towing, and for tractors pulling flatbeds, lowboys or other trailers where length and weight are considerations.

Tags: Kenworth, T880, Vocational, Sleepers

Using the new tool, the navigation team vets feedback and updates maps. Photo: Omnitracs

October 18 2015 - Product News

Omnitracs Focuses on 'Data Publishing' With New Navigation Solution

PHILADELPHIA – As it repositions itself as a company offering software and solutions vs. a hardware provider, Omnitracs unveiled Omnitracs Navigation at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition.

Tags: Information Technology, Navigation, Omnitracs, ATA MC&E

T880 is newly available with a compact 40-inch sleeper that provides legal bunk time for drivers of vocational trucks.

October 17 2015 - Industry News

Kenworth Lists New Products, Services, Won’t Exhibit at MATS 2016

PHILADELPHIA -- Lighter sleepers to serve more segments; PremierCare Gold to speed diagnostics and repairs at certified dealers.

Tags: Maintenance, Kenworth, Dealers, MX-11, ATA MC&E

HELP Inc. President and CEO Karen Rasmussen shows off the new bypass-and-toll transponder. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

October 17 2015 - Product News

Help Inc. Expands PrePass Plus, Electronic Toll Payment

PHILADELPHIA – HELP Inc., the non-profit public/private partnership that provides PrePass weigh station bypass, announced its new ElitePass transponder, which expands PrePass Plus electronic toll payment services to California and Kansas, with Oklahoma, Texas and others coming soon.

Tags: Tolls, Help Inc., PrePass, ATA MC&E, Weigh-Station Bypass

October 17 2015 - Product News

SmartTruck Introduces LeadEdge Trailer Fairing to Manage the ‘Gap’

Aerodynamic provider SmartTruck announced its new LeadEdge Top Fairing, designed to manipulate and manage the disruptive airflow created in the gap between cab and trailer, or between two tandem trailers.

Tags: Trailers, SmartTruck, Aerodynamics, ATA MC&E


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