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February 10 2014 - Products

Sylectus Launches Mobile Application for iPhone

Sylectus, a business unit of Omnitracs Canada Inc., announced the launch of its iPhone-based Sylectus Mobile application. The iPhone application enables automated tracking of drivers and loads in near real-time and offers new image capture and indexing capabilities, allowing drivers to take pictures of key trip documents and import and index them directly to the order.

Tags: Information Technology, Sylectus, Omnitracs

February 10 2014 - Products

Morgan Launches New Stake Body, New Dump Body

Morgan Corp. announces the availability of the new ProStake Stake and Platform truck body, as well as a new selection of dump bodies all designed to appeal to the light-duty bailment market.

Tags: Morgan Corporation, Dump Trucks

February 7 2014 - Industry News

‘Concept’ 2.8L Turbo Diesel Unveiled at Chicago Auto Show

A Cummins-Nissan project is testing the ‘viability’ of light diesel pickups for North America, and gauging customer interest in the idea.

Tags: Cummins, Pickup Trucks, Nissan, Diesel Engines

February 7 2014 - Products

AvatarFleet and HireRight Team Up

HireRight, a provider of global employment screening, drug and health testing, and employment eligibility solutions, and AvatarFleet announced a strategic relationship to integrate HireRight's background check solutions with AvatarFleet ApplicantCare, an applicant tracking system for the transportation industry.

Tags: Drivers, Information Technology

February 7 2014 - Products

ProMiles Available with Carrier Logistics' Freight Management System

ProMiles truck mileage system is now fully integrated with Carrier Logistics Inc.’s freight management system.

Tags: Information Technology, ProMiles, Carrier Logistics

February 7 2014 - Products

Vigillo Announces the DataQs Success Report

Vigillo, creators of data mining software products, announced the DataQs Success Report. The new offering allows motor carriers to easily identify where their DataQs challenges are likely to have the best chance of success.

February 7 2014 - Products

Continental Launches Conti EcoPlus HT3

Continental has announced that the Conti EcoPlus HT3 is set to launch this month in the North American markets. This new tire for the trailing axle from Continental Tire the Americas has been developed for maximum cost effectiveness, incorporating greater fuel efficiency, long service life and retreadability.

Tags: Continental, Tires

Chevy City Express will compete against Nissan’s NV200, on which the new small Chevy van is based, and against Ford’s Transit Connect.

February 6 2014 - Industry News

Chevy Unveils City Express Van, Expands Silverado HD Bi-Fuel Offerings

CNG-gasoline capability will be available in all cab and pickup bed sizes in 2500 and 3500 HD series, while compact van offers economy and cargo-carrying capability, GM says.

Tags: Bi-Fuel, General Motors, GMC, Compact Vans, Chevrolet, Pickup Trucks, CNG, Chevrolet City Express, Chevrolet Silverado

February 6 2014 - Products

Eaton Announces Enhancements to Aftermarket Transmission Program

Power management company Eaton has made several enhancements to its lineup of Flex Reman transmissions. Among the improvements to the Flex product line is changing the part numbers to a model based part number.

Tags: Eaton, Aftermarket, Transmissions

February 6 2014 - Products

Mobile Awareness Announces TPMS Software Upgrade

Mobile Awareness, a provider of transportation safety products, announced its first tire pressure monitoring system software feature upgrade: touch screen truck and trailer exchange capability. Customers who have purchased MobileTraq monitors can download the upgrade for free. New shipped units will be sent with the software included.

Tags: Information Technology, Mobile Awareness, Tires, TPMS

February 6 2014 - Products

Horton Introduces the Modulator LCV40 Fully Variable Fan Drive

Horton introduces the Modulator LCV40 Fully Variable Fan Drive and WindMaster Plastic LS11 Fan. These products will be available to the market in the spring of 2014. Compact and lightweight, Modulator LCV40 and WindMaster LS11 provide improved fuel economy.

Tags: Fans, Horton

February 6 2014 - Products

Detroit DT12 Automated Manual Transmission Available in DD16-Equipped Freightliner Cascadia

The Detroit DT12 Automated Manual transmission is now available in Detroit DD16-equipped Freightliner Cascadia sleeper and day cabs. This pairing is suited for heavier weight applications and now allows the DT12 to cover all horsepower and torque ratings available from Detroit engines.

Tags: Detroit Diesel, Freightliner

February 5 2014 - Products

EPA Rates Ram 1500 EcoDiesel at 28 Mpg Highway, Chrysler Says

Chrysler Group says its EcoDiesel-powered 2014 Ram 1500 has earned a 28-mile-per-gallon rating from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the best highway-cycle test result ever achieved by a full-size, half-ton pickup, according to the company. Its combined city-highway rating is 23 mpg.

Tags: Chrysler, Ram, Ram 1500, EcoDiesel

February 5 2014 - Products

Fontaine Fifth Wheel Releases Catalog

Fontaine Fifth Wheel has released a new 20-page catalog that covers its full line of fifth wheels. The comprehensive catalog replaces multiple individual product brochures to simplify the fifth wheel ordering process.

Tags: Catalog, Aftermarket, Fontaine Fifth Wheel

February 5 2014 - Products

Rotary Lift Introduces New Lighting Solutions for All Vehicle Lift Users

Rotary Lift has introduced Tech Lights, an innovative new line of LED shop lights. The Rotary Lift Tech Lights series offers powerful lighting options that can be adapted to meet a variety of service bay needs. Each light comes with mounting clips that are magnetic, so the lights can be set up in a variety of locations without drilling.

Tags: Rotary Lift, Aftermarket, Managing the Shop

February 4 2014 - Products

East Announces Jost Alumilight Landing Gear as Standard on all Platform Trailers

East Manufacturing announced that Jost International’s AX150 Alumilight Series of Landing Gear will be standard on all East BST, BST II, MMX and Narrow Neck flatbed trailers and all BST, BST II and XLD drop deck trailers.

Tags: Trailers, East Manufacturing, JOST, Landing Gear

February 4 2014 - Products

Western Star 4700 Now Available with Allison 4700 RDS Transmission

Western Star Trucks Inc. announced that the Allison 4700 Rugged Duty Series automatic transmission is now available for the Western Star 4700.

Tags: Cummins, Western Star, Allison Transmission, Detroit

February 3 2014 - Industry News

IPD and BU Drive USA Announce Joint Venture

Industrial Parts Depot and BU Drive USA, a BU Drive group company have announced the creation of a joint venture company named IPD Turbocharging Systems.

Tags: Remanufactured Parts, Turbochargers, IPD

February 3 2014 - Products

Xado Releases Atomic Metal Conditioner Maximum

Xado has released a nanotechnology called Xado Revitalizant, which is a self-regulating technology that coats metal surface with ceramic-metal diamond-hard film.

Tags: Engine Oil, Lubricants

January 31 2014 - Products

Transport Security Provides Enforcer Security Kit

Transport Security Inc. announced an addition to their High Security Lock Product Line for trucking professionals to secure their trucks and trailers from cargo theft. The Enforcer Security Kit provides trucking professionals with the security tools that are needed to secure their trucks and trailers.

Tags: Security, Transport Security

January 31 2014 - Products

Imperial Introduces Mobile App

Mobile users can now download the Imperial Mobile App for iOS and Android devices. This give them ability to access and purchase over 25,000 fleet maintenance products while on the go, according to the company.

Tags: Aftermarket

G399A LHS Fuel Max

January 30 2014 - Industry News

Goodyear Truck Tires Available at Love’s Truck Tire Care Centers

Fleets and owner-operators now have even more direct access to Goodyear truck tires with The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company’s agreement with Love’s Travel Stops.

Tags: Goodyear, Love's Travel Stops

January 30 2014 - Products

Drivewyze Offer Nationwide Weigh Station Alerts with New Version of PreClear

Drivewyze is announcing a free nationwide weigh station and inspection site alert service available without subscription to all truck drivers with the launch of PreClear 3.0, the newest version of its weigh station app.

Tags: Information Technology, Drivewyze, Drivewyze PreClear, Weigh Stations

January 30 2014 - Products

Timken Launches Online Technical Training

The Timken Co. announced the launch of Timken Tech Series for Commercial Vehicles, an online training program for professional technicians and distributors. Available at, the training starts with tapered roller bearings. Courses covering lubricants, driveline center support bearings, seals and other topics will be added periodically.

Tags: Aftermarket, Technician Training, Managing the Shop, Timken

January 30 2014 - Products

Miller EnPak Produces More Air, Saves Fuel

A multi-function auxiliary power unit for work trucks has gotten more useful.

Tags: Work Trucks, APU


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