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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

September 15 2014 - Products

McLeod Loadmaster Software Integrates XRS Data

McLeod Software is now integrating the XRS mobile platform into its LoadMaster application in a partnership between the two companies.

Tags: Information Technology, XRS Corporation, McLeod Software, Mobile Apps

September 15 2014 - Products

Weather Guard Packages Made for Ford Transit Van

Weather Guard is now making storage packages specifically for Ford’s 2015 Transit vans, designed for a variety of industry trades including electrical, mechanical and plumbing.

Tags: Weather Guard, Ford Transit, Van Shelving, Cargo Vans, Work Trucks

One of Boulder Electric Vehicles' models on display in May 2013 during the Southeastern High-Efficiency Truck Users Forum. Photo: Evan Lockridge

September 15 2014 - Industry News

Electric Truck Maker Shuts Down Production

One company that made medium-duty electrically powered trucks has ended production, but says it has not gone away entirely.

Tags: Boulder Electric Vehicle, Battery-Electric Vehicles

September 15 2014 - Products

New Delo Severe-Duty Oil Offers Protection for Changing Operations Plus Fuel Economy

Chevron's new Delo 400 SD SAE 15W-30 engine oil is designed to address the growth of severe-duty applications in on- and off-highway markets.

Tags: Engine Oil, Severe Duty, Chevron Lubricants, Chevron Delo, Fuel Economy

September 15 2014 - Products

Roadnet Updates Transportation Suite

Roadnet Technologies released version 3.6.7 of its Transportation Suite fleet management software. The new version brings real-time fleet management features, satellite map overlays and improved mobile device integration.

Tags: Information Technology, Roadnet Technologies, Cloud-Based Technology

Western Star's 5700XE as the wind sees it. Photo by Jim Park.

September 12 2014 - Product News

Western Star Breaks the Mold with the 5700XE (Video)

Western Star has broken the aerodynamic truck mold with a new angular, edgy and very slippery version of its classic configuration. The 5700XE boasts a very fuel efficient powertrain as well as some groundbreaking aero treatment that Western Star says will give any aero truck on the road today a real run for its money. Three years in the making, Western Star launched the 5700XE in Las Vegas.

Tags: DD15, Western Star, Daimler Trucks North America, Detroit DT12, Aerodynamics, Class 8, Fuel Efficiency

September 11 2014 - Products

Azuga Fleet Mobile Turns Trucking Into a Game

Azuga Fleet launched Azuga Fleet mobile with a new driver incentive program for drivers to compete with each other and earn rewards.

Tags: Information Technology, Azuga, Cloud-Based Technology, Mobile Apps

September 9 2014 - Products

Pedigree Makes Remote Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Pedigree Technologies has partnered with Doran Manufacturing to develop a Tire Pressure Monitoring system which can be accessed remotely.

Tags: Information Technology, Doran, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, Pedigree Technologies, Tires

September 9 2014 - Products

Lightweight 6x2 Axle Available on Class 8 Kenworths

Kenworth is offering Dana Spicer EconoTrek 6x2 tandem axles as an option on its class 8, on-highway trucks.

Tags: Kenworth, Axles, Dana Spicer

September 9 2014 - Products

Vigillo Adds Features to Athena Data Platform

Vigillo is upgrading the Athena big data platform with new capabilities and features including customized fuel and maintenance dashboards.

Tags: Vigillo, Cloud-Based Technology, Big Data, Information Technology

September 8 2014 - Products

More Secure Wheel Ends from a New Manufacturer

A new company offering wheel-end parts which it says are designed to fit more securely and last longer.

Tags: Wheel Ends, RevHD, Wheels

September 8 2014 - Products

Mack Adds More Efficient Powertrain

Mack Trucks released its latest integrated powertrain option, the Mack MP7 204 Super Econodyne with improved fuel efficiency.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Mack Trucks, Powertrains

September 5 2014 - Products

Ridewell Announces New Lightweight Trailer Suspensions

Ridewell Suspensions is adding a series of 13,200-pound-capacity trailer suspensions to its RSS-233 product line, designed to reduce weight without sacrificing overall durability.

Tags: Lightweight Materials, Ridewell, Trailer Suspensions, Suspensions, Trailers

The Procision transmission was unveiled at Eaton's Marshall, Mich., proving grounds on Sept. 4. Photo: Jim Park

September 5 2014 - Industry News

Eaton Stirs up Medium-Duty Market with Dual-Clutch Transmission

A new medium-duty, dual-clutch transmission from Eaton, called Procision, promises automatic-like driver feel and interface with the performance attributes of a manual transmission, plus fuel and maintenance savings. Equipment Editor Jim Park has the story.

Tags: Eaton, Transmissions, Medium-Duty Trucks, Fuel Efficiency


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