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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.

PHOTO: GOODYEAR

October 24 2014 - Products

Air Maintenance Technology

Goodyear

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

ETT 29N-V

Palfinger

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

A.R.E.

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

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

PHOTO: VOITH

October 21 2014 - Products

Two-Stage Air Compressor

Voith

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

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.

PHOTO: BOLT

October 20 2014 - Products

Jeep JK Hood Lock

BOLT

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

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

(PHOTO: SLAMSTOP)

October 14 2014 - Products

Soft-Close Door Device

SLAMPSTOP

SLAMSTOP works with all standard driver and passenger doors, as well as sliding doors, using a unique sensor that automatically monitors when a vehicle’s door reaches a specific distance from the car frame, triggering a sensor to secure the door shut the rest of the way.

October 14 2014 - Products

Trailer Pigtail

Phillips Industries

Phillips Industries has introduced to the aftermarket three new trailer harness pigtail products all sealed for additional protection to keep out moisture and contaminants.

October 14 2014 - Products

Tier 4 Final Generator Set

Cummins Power Generation

US EPA Tier 4 Final certified mobile generator sets with 150 kW to 275 kW power outputs are now available from Cummins Power Generation for the rental market.

October 13 2014 - Products

Pro-Vend 2000 Propane Autogas Dispenser

Superior Energy Systems

The Pro-Vend 2000 propane autogas fuel dispenser features a secure, web-based fuel management system for creating customizable fuel reports. Made by Superior Energy Systems, the dispenser is designed to make tracking fuel usage and costs easier for fleets.

RT45

October 13 2014 - Equipment

RT45 Ride-On Trencher

Ditch Witch

With its direct-coupled, high-torque digging chain motor and Tier 4 engine, the RT45 has plenty of power to muscle through the earth and comes with a variety of trencher, backhoe, earth saw, vibratory plow, microtrencher, or combination trencher/plow attachment options.

October 9 2014 - Products

SaltDogg Tailgate Spreader

Buyers Products

This 3-cubic-foot capacity tailgate spreader features a frame to fit into a 2-inch, Class 4 hitch, which does not require truck bed rail drilling.

PHOTO: Minimizer

October 7 2014 - Products

Custom Mud Flaps

Minimizer

Minimizer Custom Mud Flaps are made of durable polyethylene material and are constructed for consistent thickness.

PHOTO: AmeriCam

October 7 2014 - Products

Vandal Resistant Dome Vehicle Camera

AmeriCam

AmeriCam has added an internal, vandal resistant dome vehicle camera using a 1/3-inch Sony CCD camera chip to its range of TradeCraft DVR systems for fleet vehicles.

(PHOTO: Magellan)

October 6 2014 - Products

RoadMate Commercial GPS Unit

Magellan

The Magellan RoadMate Commercial 5190T-LM includes a comprehensive fleet protocol-support package.

Photo courtesy of Kafko.

October 6 2014 - Products

Oil Eater Sonic Pads and Rolls

Kafko International

Kafko International has added Sonic Bonded Pads and Rolls to its existing line of Oil Eater absorbent pads and rolls.


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By Mike Antich
As a wear item, tires are a depreciating asset. Your job, as the fleet manager, is to slow the rate of depreciation. Replacement tires as a cost category are a fleet’s second-largest operating expense, exceeded only by fuel. By maximizing tire tread life, you lower per-mile costs, resulting in fewer premature removals and optimizing the condition of tire casings, allowing for multiple retreads.

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By Mike Antich
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Sherb Brown
Fleet Success Comes From Sticking to Just the Facts

By Sherb Brown
When it’s all said and done, there usually is a right answer for a particular fleet and the best person to make that decision is a well-educated fleet manager.

Why You Should be Bullish About the Future of Fleet Management

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

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