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November 10 2014 - Products

CAT Scale's Weigh Station App Released for iPhone

CAT Scale

CAT Scale announced that its Weigh My Truck app is now available for the iPhone and iPad through the iOS App Store.


November 6 2014 - Products

SK X-Frame Wrench

SK Professional Tools

The all-new SK X-Frame wrench was launched at the 2014 SEMA Show, and provides mechanics with power and precision for manuevering in tight spaces.

To satisfy growing customer demands, McNeilus NGEN CNG systems are now available on a wider range of vehicle types – including construction, delivery, over-the-road, and other severe-duty fleets. (PHOTO: McNEILUS)

November 4 2014 - Products



McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., announced an expansion of offerings of its McNeilus Next Generation (NGEN) Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) systems.

November 4 2014 - Products

Web-Based Truck Repair Programs

Mitchell 1

Mitchell 1 has completed updates to its suite of Web-based software programs for medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

PHOTO: Bracketron

November 4 2014 - Products

Trucker Tough Mobile Accessories


Bracketron has launched the Trucker Tough line to cater to those who need a tougher, more rugged mounting option for their devices.

PHOTO: Buyers Products

November 3 2014 - Products

SaltDogg Spreader Stand

Buyers Products

The six new stands fit 10-foot to 15-foot full-size hydraulic SaltDogg spreaders and are also designed to accommodate spreaders with prewet tanks.

PHOTO: Firestone Industrial Products

October 31 2014 - Products

Rite-Rite Load Support Kits for Pickups

Firestone Industrial Products Company

Firestone Industrial Products Company introduces its newest Ride-Rite kits for the Ford F-150 and Ram 2500 that ease suspension fatigue through the use of air pressure.

October 29 2014 - Products

Patriot 16K Slider

B&W Trailer Hitches

B&W’s new Patriot 16K slider hitch accommodates 12 inches of slide and is perfect for popular short-bed pickup trucks that allow less travel distance to the cab.

PHOTO: Cummins

October 28 2014 - Products

QuickServe Mobile App


The QSOL mobile app provides easy, on- the-go access to Cummins part options, parts catalogs, and engine dataplate information for 15 million Cummins Engine Serial Numbers (ESNs).

PHOTO: Chicago Pneumatic

October 28 2014 - Products

Cordless Tools for Vehicle Service Industry

Chicago Pneumatic

Chicago Pneumatic premiered its new range of cordless tools for the vehicle service industry.

PHOTO: Thermo King

October 28 2014 - Products

S-600M Model Refrigeration Unit

Thermo King

New enhancements allow trucks to ship products with multi-temp capabilities.

Photo courtesy of Club Car

October 27 2014 - Equipment

VersAttach Bed-Based Attachment System

Club Car

Club Car’s VersAttach bed-based attachment system for its Carryall line of utility vehicles helps drivers organize and protect the equipment in the beds of their utility vehicles.


October 24 2014 - Products

Air Maintenance Technology


Goodyear has been developing and testing its Air Maintenance Technology since 2011, and announced it will be testing the technology on trucking fleets over the next year and a half.

October 24 2014 - Products

Dilex Supreme Hydraulic Fluid With Dynavis

Schaeffer's Oil

Dilex Supreme Hydraulic Fluid With Dynavis is a semi-synthetic, multi-grade, non- detergent, rust and oxidation inhibited, anti-wear oil that is specially formulated for use in mobiles such as aerial bucket trucks and off-road forestry equipment.

October 24 2014 - Products



The ETT 29N-V is a telescopic aerial mounted on a van designed for ease of use and access, offering a working height of 34 feet.

October 23 2014 - Products

V-Watch Personal Voltage Protector

HD Electric Company

The V-Watch Personal Voltage Detector is designed to provide an extra level of safety by detecting and alerting users to the presence of electrical fields or energized electrical equipment.

LSII Series Fiberglass Tonneau Cover (PHOTO: A.R.E.)

October 23 2014 - Products

LSII Series Tonneau Cover


The aerodynamic, custom-fitted LSII Series fiberglass tonneau cover from truck cap and tonneau cover manufacturer A.R.E. Accessories is now available for the new 2015 Ford F-150.

PHOTO: Magellan

October 21 2014 - Products

RoadMate 7-Inch GPS Models


Magellan announces three new, 7-inch models to its RoadMate GPS line. The larger screen is ideal for drivers of medium-duty trucks.


October 21 2014 - Products

Two-Stage Air Compressor


Voith's two-stage air compressors offer a range of benefits to commercial vehicle operators including a high degree of energy efficiency, low-emissions, reduced weight, and longer service intervals

Peterbilt Model 220 with a clear frame rail. (PHOTO: Peterbilt)

October 21 2014 - Products

Model 220 Clear Frame Rails


Peterbilt’s new medium-duty Model 220 can now be spec’d with a clear frame rail package that provides up to 10 inches of additional frame rail space.

October 20 2014 - Products

ROCKSTAR Hitch Mounted Mud Flaps

Agri-Cover, Inc.

Built with an aluminum frame and thick, anti-sail rubber flaps, ROCKSTAR Hitch Mounted Mud Flaps act as a shield to deflect rocks and road debris away from trailers.


October 20 2014 - Products

Jeep JK Hood Lock


BOLT introduces a new Hood Lock developed to protect the engine components of popular Jeep JK models.

October 16 2014 - Products

LED Latch

Kiekert AG

Kiekert AG, a manufacturer of automotive locking systems, has developed a LED latch to unite the safety and security issues of “locking systems” and “light” within one door latch.

October 15 2014 - Products

Pink microGreen Extended Performance Oil Filters

SOMS Technologies LLC

SOMS Technologies LLC is distributing pink oil filters to raise awareness for breast cancer and benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. (NBCF).

October 14 2014 - Products

Heavy-Duty Covers for Roll-Off Containers


Wastequip, a North American manufacturer of waste and recycling equipment, launched lockable roll-off container covers.

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Market Trends

Mike Antich
Autonomous Vehicles will Create a Radical Paradigm Shift in Vehicle Design

By Mike Antich
My prediction is that autonomous vehicles will create a paradigm shift in vehicle design, whereby interior design will become the primary brand differentiator in the future. What will drive this paradigm shift is that future autonomous vehicle design will focus primarily on the passenger and not the driver. This will create a tectonic shift in vehicle design with ramifications that will take decades to fully play out.

Fleet Strategies to Improve OTD for Upfit Units

By Mike Antich

Driving Notes

Chris Wolski
2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD

By Chris Wolski
During the lead up to the September opening of the State Fair of Texas, I was given the chance to take a preview spin in the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD. It whet my appetite for more.

2017 Volkswagen Passat R-Line

By Thi Dao

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Focusing on the Vehicle Delivery Process

By Sherb Brown
The fleet industry is evolving at an ever-increasing pace, but the one area that hasn’t evolved and never seems to improve is the actual vehicle delivery process. It would seem to be the easiest part of the whole business, but it is the one area that everyone struggles with.

Game-Planning for the Fleet Technology Expo

By Sherb Brown

Data Points

Dylan Brown
Does Telematics Branding Translate to Adoption?

By Dylan Brown
We asked over 750 fleet professionals questions about the prevalence of each provider in the market and their brand recognition.

How Fleet Size Dictates Telematics Needs

By Dylan Brown

Chatty Chassis

Lauren Fletcher
Getting Creative with Fuel Budgets & Technology

By Lauren Fletcher
Take the time now to research future solutions to reduce fuel expenditures. If at the end of the year there is some cushion leftover in your fleet’s fuel budget, you are armed and ready to utilize what you can to help ensure future cost savings.

Driven to Continuous Improvement

By Lauren Fletcher