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Navistar-made CT13 diesel will remain the standard engine in Cat Trucks, as will the cab and chassis adapted from the International PayStar. Photo: Tom Berg

July 28 2015 - Industry News

Cat Trucks to Initially Continue as Built by Navistar

UPDATED -- What's next for Caterpillar and Navistar vocational trucks, now that Caterpillar's ending its Cat Truck assembly agreement with Navistar? Spokesmen from both companies talk to

Tags: Navistar, Caterpillar, Vocational Trucks, Cat Truck, Dump Trucks

CT680, introduced earlier this year, is the third version in the Cat Truck series. Photo by Tom Berg

July 28 2015 - Industry News

Cat to Split with Navistar, Build Own Vocational Trucks

Navistar says it will "leverage joint technology" to produce its own premium vocational trucks.

Tags: Navistar, Caterpillar, Cat Truck, International PayStar, Vocational Trucks, Dump Trucks

July 27 2015 - Products

Compact GXL Work Light Designed for Brightness

Golight’s GXL 4021 LED work light is designed to be compact and bright by combining four clusters of LED’s into a small package.

Tags: LED Light, Work Light

July 24 2015 - Equipment

Aluminum Body Designed for Strength and Durability

The Aluminum Landscape body from Crysteel is designed for strength and durability while maintaining lighter weight with an aluminum construction.

Tags: Truck Bodies, Crysteel Manufacturing, Aluminum

July 24 2015 - Products

Trailer Jack Made for Fast Adjustments

The Ultra-Tow XTP is a trailer jack designed for quicker trailer height adjustments with minimal cranking required..

Tags: Trailers, Towing, Trailer Jack

July 23 2015 - Products

Minimizer Work Benches Are Convenient for Repair

Minimizer’s Single and Tandem Work Benches are designed to sit on a truck’s tires to hold tools during a repair job.

Tags: Vehicle Repairs, Minimizer, Tools

July 23 2015 - Products

MiX In-Cab Monitoring Coming To U.S.

The MiX Vision in-cab monitoring system is now being offered in the U.S. offering a video-based driver monitoring solution for fleets.

Tags: Driver Training, MiX Telematics, In-Vehicle Video

July 21 2015 - Products

SpillFix Absorbent is Made of Organic Material

American Green Ventures SpillFix Industrial Organic Absorbent is designed to absorb hazardous liquid spills on contact and is made of all renewable organic material.

Tags: Cleaning Products, Hazmat, Spills

HNI's DART system allows driver managers to  view average scores from three categories for a quick look at trends that need addressing. Managers can drill down into each category and to individual drivers.

July 17 2015 - Products

HNI Releases Driver Performance Management System

Cutting through the scorecard clutter is the aim of a performance management system introduced by HNI. The DART system combines metrics from a variety of fleet operational areas to produce a single driver score that measures the driver’s impact on profitability.

Tags: Driver Behavior, Driver Training, Driver Scorecard

July 17 2015 - Product News

Peterbilt’s SmartLinq in Production

Peterbilt's new SmartLinq remote diagnostics technology is in production, a factory-installed system on all trucks equipped with Paccar MX-13 engines.

Tags: Peterbilt, Paccar MX Engine, Remote Diagnostics, Paccar

July 17 2015 - Products

Racor Fuel Cart Filters Diesel Fuel

The Racor Division of Parker Hannifin’s CLEANDiesel Fuel Cart is designed for pre-filtration and transfer of diesel and biodiesel fuels.

Tags: Diesel, Parker Hannifin, Fuel and Oil, Filters

July 17 2015 - Products

Minimizer Unveils Metal-Like Fenders

Minimizer has released two Mirror finish fenders designed with a metallic appearance but made from a polyethylene material.

Tags: Minimizer, Fenders

July 16 2015 - Products

Rotating Brush Cleans Vehicle Tops

The tops of van trailers and truck bodies and decks of flatbeds can be swept clean by the product.

Tags: Winter, Snow Removal

July 15 2015 - Product News

Thermo King Offers Low-Emissions Reefers

The new units use R-452A, but TK will continue to offer and support its current line of transport refrigeration products with R-404A until customers are ready to transition.

Tags: Thermo King, GHG, Reefers, Trailers

July 15 2015 - Products

ITS Dispatch Integration Provides Faster Access to Capital

ITS Canada announced an integration with asset-based lending solutions company BAM Worldwide to provide faster access to funds for freight transactions.

Tags: Internet Truckstop, Freight, Brokers

July 14 2015 - Equipment

Michelin Expands X One Tire and Retread Offering

Michelin has expanded its X One Multi Energy offering by adding in new sizes to the wide-base single trailer tire and retread lines.

Tags: Michelin, Tires, Retreads, Regional Operations

Giti Tire's (USA) GT Radial GDR619

July 13 2015 - Products

Giti Rolls Out Regional, Mixed-Service Drive Tires

Giti Tire offers two new drive tires, one a medium-duty regional tire, the other a heavy-duty mixed-service tire for on/off road applications.

Tags: Giti TIre USA, Tires, Drive Tires

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Silverado courtesy of GM.

July 13 2015 - Industry News

Chevrolet Silverado Gets Facelift for 2016

Chevrolet's Silverado pickup will arrive for 2016 with a bolder look, including a reworked front end, General Motors has announced.

Tags: Chevrolet, 2016-MY, Chevrolet Silverado, Large Pickups

July 10 2015 - Products

Webb to Offer Line of Automatic Slack Adjusters

Webb Wheel Products is expanding its product offerings to include a line of clearance sensing automatic brake adjusters.

Tags: Webb Wheel, Brakes, Automatic Slack Adjusters

July 10 2015 - Equipment

Bridgestone Retread Designed for Tandem Axle Tractors

Bridgestone Commercial introduced the Bandag B760 FuelTech drive tire retread, designed for tandem-axle tractors in truckload and less-than-truckload applications.

Tags: SmartWay, Bridgestone, Tires, Retreads

July 9 2015 - Products

Trucker Path Truckloads Enters Public Beta Testing

Trucker Path has launched the public beta testing of its shipping marketplace platform called Trucker Path Truckloads.

Tags: Online Tool, Freight, Load Board, Shipping Service

July 8 2015 - Products

Rechargable Shop Light Lasts For up to 6 Hours

Snap-On’s ECFBAR300 Rechargeable Shop Light can operate for three- or six-hour runtimes depending on the setting.

Tags: LED, Lighting, Snap-on, Shop Tools

July 7 2015 - Products

Timken Adds Wheel End Parts Line

Timken's new line of commercial vehicle wheel end components is designed to complement the company’s vehicle seals.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, The Timken Company, Wheel Ends

July 6 2015 - Products

Eaton Expands Flex Reman Transmission Lineup

Eaton has made improvements to its line of Flex Reman transmissions including adding new parts and implementing a new delivery policy.

Tags: Eaton, Transmissions, Remanufactured Parts

July 6 2015 - Products

ARI Adds Custom Dashboards to Fleet Management System

ARI is launching a suite of enhancements and new dashboards for the company’s insights fleet management system.

Tags: Information Technology, Fleet Management Software, ARI


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