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This two-seal plug is designed to keep moisture and debris out of the plug, guarding against corrosion. Photo courtesy of East Manufacturing

January 16 2018 - Product News

Truck-Lite Wiring Harness Standard on East Flatbed Trailers

Trailer maker East Manufacturing announced that the Truck-Lite 99 Series wiring harness will be standard on all new East BST, BST II, MMX and Narrow Neck flatbed trailers

Tags: Trailers, Truck-Lite, Flatbeds, East Manufacturing, Wiring

January 16 2018 - Products

Brake Rotors Designed to Resist Corrosion

Federal Mogul’s Abex Brand has introduced a series of brake rotors designed to work in conjunction with the company’s air disc brake pads on heavy-duty vehicles.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Brakes, Federal Mogul, Air Brakes

January 11 2018 - Industry News

Work Truck Show Announces Multiple Vehicle Reveals

Four of North America’s leading truck manufacturers have announced they will unveil new vehicles at The Work Truck Show 2018: Chevrolet, Ford, Hino, and International.

Tags: Chevrolet, Hino, Work Truck Show, Ford, International Trucks, WTS18

The Authorized Rebuilder Program for axle carriers is being launched in Canadian market with plans to extend it to the U.S. this year. Image via Meritor

January 10 2018 - Product News

Meritor Launches Authorized Rebuilder Program for Axle Carriers

Meritor has launched a North America Rebuilder Program for drive axle carriers, including the company’s 145, 14X and 160 products.The program is being introduced to the Canadian market with plans to extend it to the U.S. this year.

Tags: Meritor, Remanufactured Parts, Axles, Aftermarket, Canada

Paccar's Innovation Booth at CES. Photo: Peterbilt

January 9 2018 - Industry News

Truck Technology Takes the Stage at the Consumer Electronics Show

For the first time, truck manufacturers are showing off their latest technological advancements at one of the most influential technology shows on the planet in Las Vegas this week.

Tags: Toyota, Kenworth, Paccar, Information Technology, Peterbilt, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Future Trucks

January 9 2018 - Products

J.W. Speaker Offers Heated LED Lighting

The SmartHeat Series of LED lighting equipment is a lineup of heated lights designed for over-the-road trucks, snow plows, refuse trucks, construction equipment, delivery vans, and any heavy-duty vehicle that needs to operate in the winter.

Tags: Headlights, Winter Equipment, LED Lighting, J.W. Speaker

Photo courtesy of Help Inc.

January 9 2018 - Industry News

Help Inc. Partners With Oregon DOT on PrePass Compatibility

A deal reached reached between Oregon Department of Transportation and Help Inc., has enabled PrePass transponders to be be used at 21 weigh station facilities throughout the state.

Tags: Oregon, Weigh Stations, Help Inc., PrePass

Photo: VXLA/Flickr

January 5 2018 - Industry News

Vehicle Tracking Solutions, Bestpass Partner for Toll Management Platform

Within one platform, this partnership will offer companies full visibility nationwide into all fleet, driver, and toll management operations.

Tags: Fleet Management, Tolls, Bestpass, Vehicle Tracking Solutions, Toll Management

European-model Mercedes-Benz Vito electric van. The Vito is sold on this side of the Atlantic as the Metris. Photo: Mercedes-Benz Vans

January 5 2018 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Reports Record Van Sales; Teases Rollout of Next Sprinter

Mercedes-Benz Vans has announced it set a new record for unit sales in 2017 and for the first time passed the 40,000-vehicles sold mark. The division also again gave a taste of what its next-generation Sprinter will offer.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Mercedes-Benz Vans

Image of PRO-LINK starter kit courtesy of Snap-on.

January 5 2018 - Products

Snap-on Pro-Link Ultra Diagnostic System for Hino Engines

The new Snap-on EEHD866025 Pro-Link Ultra Diagnostic System software is designed specifically to support the diagnosis and calibration of Hino engines. This v.1.0 version software supports both Hino 600 Series Conventional (2005 to 2016) and Hino 300 Series Cab-Over (2012 to 2016) vehicles.

Tags: Diagnostics, Snap-on, Hino, Shop Equipment

January 5 2018 - Press Release

Kinedyne Certified by Women's Business Council

Kinedyne LLC, a business specializing in the design, manufacture, and distribution of cargo securement products to the transportation industry for nearly 50 years, announced national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women President’s Educational Organization-NY.

Tags: Kinedyne, Recognition, Women in Fleet, Women's Business Enterprises

Image via FleetUp

January 4 2018 - Product News

FleetUp Partners with Navistar on Vehicle Diagnostics Solution

FleetUp, a provider of electronic logging device and hours of service compliance solutions, has partnered with Navistar International to create a comprehensive vehicle diagnostics and preventive maintenance solution.

Tags: Vehicle Diagnostics, Navistar, ELDs, Navistar OnCommand, Maintenance Management, FleetUp

January 2 2018 - Products

Ultracapacitor Support Module Can Jumpstart Low Batteries

The uStart engine starting system from Ioxus is an ultracapacitor-based, drop –in battery support module designed for Class 3-6 vehicles.

Tags: Jumpstarter, Electrical System, Battery

December 28 2017 - Products

Purkeys Offers Space-Saving Nosebox

The Direct nosebox line developed by Purkeys allows fleets to have the functionality of both the nosebox and liftgate charging system in one receptacle, freeing up space on the front of the trailer.

Tags: Trailers, Purkey's Fleet Electric, Trailer Connectors

Volvo Trucks North America executives pose with a VNL tractor at the truck's launch earlier this year. Photo: Jack Roberts

December 27 2017 - Global News

China's Geely to Buy Stake in Volvo Trucks

A $3.3 billion deal will give China's Geely Holding, which already owns the Volvo Automobile Group, an 8.2% stake in Volvo Trucks.

Tags: Volvo, China, Volvo Trucks North America, Geely, Private Equity

The Post My Truck feature allows drivers to plan ahead based on when their truck is expected have available capacity for loads. Image via Uber Freight

December 21 2017 - Product News

Uber Freight Adds Personalized Load-Matching Features

Uber Freight has announced two additions to its suite of personalized load-matching features aimed at improving the user experience.

Tags: Load Board, Uber, Mobile Apps, Uber for Trucking

Photo: Prestolite Electric

December 20 2017 - Product News

IdlePro Heavy-Duty Alternator Now Standard on International HX

Prestolite Electric has been awarded standard position by Navistar on its International HX severe-duty vehicles.

Tags: Severe Duty, Alternators, Prestolite, Leece-Neville, International HX

Paccar's 12-speed automated transmission. Image: Paccar

December 19 2017 - Product News

Paccar Automated Transmission Now Standard on Kenworth T680

Kenworth has announced that the 12-speed Paccar Automated Transmission and right-hand column-mounted shifter will be standard equipment on linehaul and regional haul applications of Kenworth’s on-highway flagship T680.

Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Transmissions, T680

Screenshot via Blackberry

December 18 2017 - Product News

BlackBerry Offers Radar Asset-Tracking Solution with Pana-Pacific

Blackberry and Pana-Pacific have announced that Blackberry Radar, an asset-tracking solution, will be made available to more than 2,800 heavy-duty truck dealerships across North America.

Tags: Analytics, Asset Tracking, BlackBerry Limited, BlackBerry Radar

December 15 2017 - Products

Somnum Sleeper Series Mattress Designed to Promote Healthy, Restful Sleep

Lippert Components has introduced a new mattress for sleeper cabs in heavy duty trucks called the somnum Sleeper Series mattress.

Tags: Driver Fatigue, Sleepers, Driver Comfort

December 14 2017 - Products

Walker Blocker Side Guards Designed for Class 3 Trucks and Above

Walker Blocker is offering a side guard designed to fit all truck body types on Class 3 vehicles and above.

Tags: Underride Guard, Side Guards, Walker Blocker, Truck Side Guards

December 13 2017 - Product News

Peterbilt Makes Rear Disc Brakes Standard on Model 579

Peterbilt Motors Company has announced that rear disc brakes are now available on its Model 579, completing the standardization of disc brakes for this truck.

Tags: Peterbilt, Brakes, Model 579, Air Brakes, Class 7, Vocational Trucks

Photo via Zonar

December 12 2017 - Product News

Zonar Confirms ELD Data Transfer Works in FMCSA Testing

Zonar has successfully completed testing with the FMCSA to confirm that data transfer works between its Zonar Logs electronic logging solution and an authorized safety official’s laptop.

Tags: Hours of Service, Zonar, Enforcement, ELDs, ELD Mandate

December 12 2017 - Products

Toyo Offers On/Off Road Tire for Severe Service Applications

Toyo Tires has introduced the Toyo M588 on/off-road drive tire built for severe service applications including oil, gas, mining, and logging operations.

Tags: Toyo, Severe Duty, Tires

Image via Mach

December 11 2017 - Industry News

Meritor Launches First Products Through Mach Brand

Meritor has announced the availability of the first products under its new Mach value brand that includes approximately 2,000 part numbers for the company's driveline, drive axle and transmission offerings.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Meritor, Parts and Service


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