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June 18 2014 - Products

TrakLok Enhances Cargo Security Platform

The latest enhancements to the integrated lock, alarm and tracking system further enable fleets to proactively protect cargo by improving monitoring and alerts for lock and latch status changes, enter and exit fences, and low battery issues, according to the company

Tags: TrakLok International, Locks

Photo of K370 courtesy of Kenworth.

June 17 2014 - Industry News

Kenworth's Refreshed Cabovers Now Available

Kenworth has refreshed its K270 Class 6 and K360 Class 7 cabover trucks with an updated exterior, dash and gauge cluster, front air disc brakes, electronic braking module, Allison six-speed transmission, push-button control shifter, and Dana rear axles.

Tags: Kenworth, Medium-Duty Trucks, Cabovers, Class 6, Class 7

June 12 2014 - Industry News

Utility Trailer Opening Spokane, Wash. Dealership

The dealership will be more than 31,000 square feet, including an office, parts department, shop area and 8 service bays with overhead cranes and a service pit. There are plans to add 20 employees to handle operations at the Spokane location.

Tags: Washington, Trailers, Dealers, Utility Trailer, Utility Trailer Manufacturing

June 12 2014 - Equipment

Morgan Offers Cold-Plate Trailer and Truck-Body System

Morgan Corp. has released a cold plate refrigeration system for trailers and truck bodies. Cold plates are pre-chilled and keep commodities at proper temperatures without use of engine-driven reefer units or idling the truck’s main engine while a vehicle makes its rounds.

Tags: Morgan Corporation, Refrigerated Truck, Trailers

June 12 2014 - Products

Recommended Practices Guide Released for Tire Retreading, Tire Repairs

The Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau, along with the Tread Rubber and Tire Repair Materials Manufacturers' Group, has released an updated industry recommended practices for tire retreading and tire repairing.

Tags: TRIB, Tires, Retreads

June 11 2014 - Products

Navman Adds eLogs and Electronic Inspection Forms

New options available with Navman Wireless help streamline compliance reporting, the company announced June 10 as the company’s OnlineAVL2 vehicle tracking system now includes an electronic driver log and driver vehicle inspection report forms.

Tags: Telematics, Fleet Management, Navman Wireless, eDVIR, eLogs, Information Technology

June 10 2014 - Products

Royal Purple Launches Commercial Lubricant Product Line

Royal Purple releases a new line of commercial lubricants. The line, called Duralec, has been developed for a variety of fleet markets to optimize equipment performance.

Tags: Royal Purple, Lubricants

June 10 2014 - Products

Aljex Announces Integration with RMIS

Aljex transportation management software now integrates with carrier qualification applications from Registry Monitoring Insurance Services.

Tags: Information Technology, Aljex Software

June 10 2014 - Products

Talbert’s 35-Ton Traveling Axle Trailer Features Corrosion Protection

Talbert Manufacturing has manufactured its first trailer with Corsol WB Corrosion Protection, a complete metal treatment system that protects the steel from the corrosive effects of magnesium chloride, calcium chloride, sodium chloride, rock chipping, acid rain and extreme temperatures.

Tags: Trailers, Corrosion, Talbert, PRP Industries

June 9 2014 - Industry News

Special Snowplow Set for Raffle to Support Military Veterans Group

Western designed a one-of-a-kind Wide-Out plow commemorating the five branches of the U.S. military and their veterans. PPG Industrial Coatings donated the paint for this project, and ICAFe Inc. donated the custom paint job.

Tags: Snow Removal, Snow Plow, Military Support, Western Products

June 9 2014 - Equipment

Kenworth Offers Lightweight T680 Sleeper

Specs include the 12.9-liter MX-13 diesel mated to an Eaton Advantage transmission, a 6x2 tandem, wide-base single wheels and tires, and an aluminum fifth wheel.

Tags: Kenworth, T680, Lightweighting

June 9 2014 - Products

Rotary Introduces Fast, Friendly HD 4-Post Lifts

HDC series lifts are battery powered and need only a 110-volt source for charging. They can be fitted with wheels to make them mobile.

Tags: Maintenance, Rotary Lift, Vehicle Lifts

June 9 2014 - Products

Drug and Alcohol Testing Training

Two new training programs from J.J. Keller help fleets keep impaired drivers off the road while meeting Department of Transportation drug and alcohol testing regulations.

Tags: Drivers, J.J. Keller, Drug Testing, Alcohol Testing

CNG-powered Peterbilt Model 579.

June 3 2014 - Industry News

Peterbilt adds Ultrashift Plus, ISX12 G to Natural Gas Lineup

The Eaton UltraShift Plus is available in the 13-speed MHP and 10-speed LAS series and the 11.9-liter Cummins Westport ISX12 G is available up to 400 horsepower and 1,450 lb.-ft. of torque.

Tags: Peterbilt, Natural Gas Vehicles, Cummins ISX12 G, UltraShift Plus

June 3 2014 - Products

Waytek's E-Copilot Saves Fuel by Reducing Throttle Demand

In addition to fuel savings, E-Copilot eliminates aggressive acceleration without sacrificing necessary power. WayTek says E-Copilot can reduce maintenance costs, fuels costs and decreases premature tire wear.

Tags: Waytek, Fuel Efficiency

June 3 2014 - Products

Optronics Restyles Panelite Millennium Series LEDs

The new products combine the look of GloLight lamps with the signature aerodynamic chrome-plated bezels of the Panelite Millennium Series to create a distinctive new, ultra-high-style offering. The updated look is expected to appeal to independent owner-operators.

Tags: Optronics, Lighting

June 3 2014 - Products

IPA Releases Kit for Restoring Vehicle Light Bulb Sockets

IPA introduces the new Light Socket Brush Kit to its line of electrical contact cleaning tools.

Tags: IPA, Managing the Shop, Lighting, Tools

June 3 2014 - Products

Universal Wheel Weight Hammer

The Universal Wheel Weight Hammer offers a heavier weight and an ergonomic design giving technicians greater efficiency.

June 2 2014 - Products

Accu-Flange from Accuride Fights Flange Wear

Accu-Flange wheels from Accuride feature a protective surface treatment that reduces rim flange wear in trucks carrying heavy and shifting loads, and in frequent stop-start applications.

Tags: Accuride, Wheels

May 29 2014 - Products

Snap-on Introduces Pro-Link Ultra

The new Pro-Link Ultra from Snap-on provides all the answers that heavy-duty technicians need to keep their customers on the road – all in a single handheld tool.

May 29 2014 - Products

VDO RoadLog Enables E-Logging on Legacy Vehicles

Continental's VDO RoadLog electronic logging device is now compatible with older trucks using pre-diagnostic port technology, as well as current models.

Tags: Continental, VDO Roadlog EOBR, ELD, Electronic Logging Devices, EOBR

May 29 2014 - Products

Locate Mobile App Connects Shipper, Carriers

An application designed for smart phones and other mobile devices allows shippers and carriers to receive real-time status and location updates on shipments by utilizing the GPS capabilities of the driver’s smartphone.

Tags: GPS Tracking, Mobile Apps, Information Technology

May 29 2014 - Products

New Ford Transit Debuts with New Paint Technology

The new Ford Transit made its North American debut with more durable paint, due to what the company said is an industry-first paint technology now in use at Kansas City Assembly Plant.

Tags: Vans, Vehicle Paint, Ford, Ford Transit, Paint

May 28 2014 - Products

OnTerra Systems to Re-Sell Mapping Data Platform

OnTerra Systems, Denver, Colo., announced it had reached an agreement to become a reseller for the Here Platform for Business.

Tags: OnTerra, Information Technology

May 28 2014 - Products

SumoSpring Solo for Ram ProMaster Vans

"Airless airbag" fills the gap left by the ProMaster's stock bump stop to smooth the van's ride and enhance control.

Tags: Vans, Ram ProMaster, Suspensions, SuperSprings International


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