Fleets

  • Fleet Sentiment Report Shows Positive Signs for Q1 2014

    Sixty-two percent of the fleet executives responding to the Q1 2014 Fleet Sentiment survey conducted by CK Commercial Vehicle Research in January indicated they planned to place orders for Class 8 trucks in the next three months.  Forty-eight percent indicated they planned to place trailer orders. ...

     
  • Air Lift Expands Suspension Solutions Lineup for Half-Ton Pickups

    Air Lift's newest kits for half-ton trucks are part of its LoadLifter 5000(tm) series kit line,which works with the vehicle's  existing suspension, delivering up to5,000 pounds of load leveling capacity, eliminating sway and squat, andincreasing safety and comfort when towing or hauling heavy loads.

     
  • Scheuerle Trailer Produced in U.S.

    The first American SCHEUERLE HighwayTrailer has been produced at the Precision Fabricating & Cleaning Co., Inc. facility in Cocoa, Florida. It will be unveiled at the CONEXPO fair in Las Vegas in March. "With the HighwayTrailer, we offer a German product which has been adapted for the American...

     
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    Kenworth To Showcase T880 Mixer with PACCAR MX-13 Engine at World of Concrete

    The T880 mixer on display will include a PACCAR MX-13 engine rated at 405 hp and 1,450 lb-ft of torque, Eaton® UltraShift® Plus VMS transmission, McNeilus standard mixer body, and a 116.5-inch BBC hood optimized for the PACCAR MX-13.

     
  • The 2013 Dynapac F1000T track pavers iT4 engine has a fuel injection system that reduces fuel consumption 5% compared to previous models.

    Tier 4 and your Heavy Equipment

    How EPA's final emissions hurdle may affect vehicle and equipment replacement schedules.

     
  • Devices Improve Drivers' Visibility

    Industry has developed devices to either improve vision or to alert drivers to objects in blind spots.

     
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    New 4000 Ultra Synthetic Lubricant

    Champion Brands LLC, a globally recognized leader in specialty lubricants, recently announced the introduction of Champion 4000 Ultra Synthetic with DYNAVIS Technology, a new, high-efficiency synthetic transmission and hydraulic oil.

     
  • 'Built Like a Mack Truck' Display Now Open at Allentown’s Da Vinci Science Center

    A Mack Trucks interactive display at the Da Vinci Science Center in Allentown, Pa. is now open, showcasing Mack’s heritage of innovation and educating visitors about the wide variety of careers offered at the company.

     
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    Detroit connect telematics solutions now offered to mixed fleets

    Detroit Diesel Corporation has announced that its new all-makes telematics solutions for mixed fleets will be available beginning in Q1 2014. 

     
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    Tonneau Cover for 2014 Toyota Tundra

    A.R.E is now offering its popular LSII Series tonneau cover and Z Series truck cap for the 2014 Toyota Tundra with either 6.5-foot or 5.7-foot beds. The custom-fitted hard tonneau covers offers the ultimate performance, while providing excellent rear visibility from the cab of the truck. A.R.E...

     
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    Mack Continues Supports Share the Road

    Mack Trucks announced at the American Trucking Associations (ATA) Management Conference & Exhibition that it would again sponsor the Share the Road program in 2014, marking 12 years of continuous support.

     
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    FTR's August Trucking Conditions Index Improves

    FTR's Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) reading of 9.52 in August is a full point improvement from the July reading. The increase moves the index to an expected peak this fall before conditions deteriorate somewhat as the industry absorbs the impact of the Hours of Service rule changes. FTR projects...

     
  • Ram Trucks Announces New Engines

    In an effort to increase its presence in the work truck market, Chrysler's Ram Commercial Truck Division introduced two new engines for its pickup and chassis cab lines and a new full sized van with its own diesel engine.

     
  • Mack names President of Sales and Marketing

    Mack Trucks, Inc. has named Stephen Roy as President of North American Sales & Marketing, effective January 1, 2014. Roy has led the company’s aftermarket business since 2008, and will succeed Kevin Flaherty, who is retiring after more than 40 years of service.

     
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    The Operational Advantages of Biodiesel Fuels

    More and more fleet managers are turning to biodiesel fuels. As winter nears, how can fleets continue to use these fuels? Managers should work with their suppliers to develop a cold weather management plan.

     
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    Driver Improvement Performance Software

    SmartDrive Systems, a leader in driving performance solutions that reduce collisions and improve fuel efficiency, recently announced enhancements to its SmartDrive Fuel program. The enhancements continue to boost SmartDrive's technology leadership in fleet safety and fuel efficiency, enabling...

     
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    New Suspension for Light-Duty Work Trucks

    SuperSprings International has introduced an easy-to-install, maintenance-free solution for light-duty vehicles equipped with snowplows, replacement bumpers, winches and hitches. New Coil SumoSprings slide between the turns of front and rear coil springs. Since their proprietary microcellular...

     
  • Buzz: Is a Shift to CNG Mixers a Match?

    As the selection of compressed-natural-gas-powered concrete mixers grows, more industry leaders are making the switch to this new technology. Here's a look at  what they're saying about it.

     
  • Because vocational vehicles such as ready-mix trucks cannot be made aerodynamic, many technologies are considered to improve their emissions.

    Greenhouse Gas Regulations for 2014

    Paul Abelson provides an overview of regulation updates every producer needs to follow, to keep fleets in compliance with evolving emissions standards.

     
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    RSC Bio + EnviroLogic biodegradable hydraulic fluids

    The EnviroLogic line of hydraulic fluids combines a high degree of performance with sustainability benefits. For general-purpose hydraulic systems, they offer performance characteristics that match up well with petroleum-based hydraulic fluids.

     
 
 
 

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