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Photo courtesy of Polaris

August 26 2014 - Equipment

GEM eM1400 LSV


The GEM eM1400 LSV from Polaris Industries Inc., is a street-legal electric utility vehicle that reaches a top speed of 25 mph, produces zero emissions, and can be driven indoors or outdoors.

August 26 2014 - Products

Automatic Trailer Learning Upgrade


With ATL, the ContiPressureCheck system only requires the trailer to have tire sensors installed in each tire to be automatically identified and connected to the truck.

B799 Tread (Photo: Bridgestone)

August 26 2014 - Products

Bandag B799 Tread


Bridgestone's new Bandag B799 tread is designed for retread tires being used in mild mixed service. It is designed to complement the Bridgestone M799 tire.

PHOTO: Rand McNally

August 22 2014 - Products

IntelliRoute TND GPS Devices

Rand McNally

The onboard mapping has been upgraded to include improved text and road shields, and new coloration for certain reference points such as shopping centers and parks.

CargoGlide (PHOTO: A.R.E.)

August 21 2014 - Products



A.R.E. now offers CargoGlide bed units with extensions that range from 70 percent to 100 percent


August 20 2014 - Products

Fleet 660, 670 Fleet Navigator

Garmin International, Inc.

With a unit for local fleets and one specific to commercial truck fleets, the units are optimized for in-vehicle use and feature a 6-inch capacitive touch screen.


August 19 2014 - Products

Supreme FiberPanel (HC) HoneyComb Dry Van Body

Mitsubishi Fuso/Supreme Corp.

A Supreme FiberPanel (HC) HoneyComb dry van body is now offered on the 2015 Canter FE130 medium-duty work truck.


August 19 2014 - Products

Liftgate Dual Pole Kit

Phillips Industries

Philips Industries is now offering a liftgate dual pole installation and conversion kit to help fleets that are seeing an increasing need to have a ground return system versus a chassis ground system for the supplemental power requirements of liftgates.

The LDR box plow features a 70-degree attack angle that "rolls" the snow and reduces resistance. Photo courtesy of Boss

August 19 2014 - Equipment

LDR Box Plows


Boss Snowplow's 14-ft. and 16-ft. LDR box plows have an adjustable hitch fork system.

PHOTO: Buyers Products

August 18 2014 - Products

Die Cast Aluminum Truck Step

Buyers Products

Buyers Products introduces a new Die Cast Aluminum Truck Step for a secure 14-inch wide by 5-inch deep usable step (19 3/4-inch overall width) designed to fit Ford, Dodge, and Chevrolet trucks.

Minijet (Photo:

August 18 2014 - Products


Sherman & Reilly

The Sherman + Reilly Minijet is designed for placing telecommunication cables and micro cables (fiber, coax, multipair, and microducts) in preinstalled duct.

RTB Cord Reel Series 20 Amp 12/3 25 Feet (Photo:

August 18 2014 - Products

RTB Industrial Retractable Power Cord Reel

KH Industries

The RTF NEMA 4X cord reels are built for indoor and outdoor utility maintenance and service applications including exterior mounting on utility trucks, cranes or hoists, or engine block heater stations.

AN67-E100 and AN67E-E100 (Photos: Altec Inc. via Facebook)

August 18 2014 - Equipment

AN67-E100 Series Aerial Devices


Altec Inc. launches the AN67-E100 and AN67E-E100 aerial devices to offer customers increased safety and job site efficiency.


August 13 2014 - Products

Trilogy Tonneau


LEER, manufacturer of fiberglass truck caps and tonneaus, launches a new folding, hard tonneau named Trilogy.

August 13 2014 - Products

APX Remote Panels

Carrier Transicold

Carrier Transicold now has APX remote panels that can be mounted in easily accessible locations to control transport refrigeration units.

PHOTO: Snap-on Tools

August 13 2014 - Products

Thin Wall Socket for Mining Trucks

Snap-on Tools

Caterpillar mining trucks feature 72 lug nuts on each wheel with only six millimeters between the lug nuts, so accessing them is a big challenge.

Hinker’s new dual-motor electric spreaders provide individual variable speed control for the conveyor and the spinner. Photo courtesy of Hiniker

August 12 2014 - Equipment

775 Dual-Motor Electric Spreader

Hiniker Company

Hiniker's dual-motor electric auger spreader allows users to tailor material ice control application rates accurately and conveniently.

Customize the wheels for a 2015-MY Ram 1500. (PHOTO: Rocket Racing Wheels Screen Capture).

August 7 2014 - Products

Rocket Wheels Visualizer

Rocket Racing Wheels

Now it's possible to view the entire line up of Rocket Racing Wheels on vehicles ranging from 1927-2015, including wheels for light-duty trucks.


August 6 2014 - Products

Tarping Systems for Belly Dumps


Pulltarps offers three tarping systems for Belly Dumps, a traditional pulltarp, automatic arms, and a cable system.

Photo: Wilcox Bodies

August 6 2014 - Products

Steel Mechanics Bodies

Wilcox Bodies

Wilcox Mechanics Bodies are feature torsional crane towers and ladder-type sub frames, which are engineered to safely handle loads up to 70,000 ft.-lbs.

August 4 2014 - Products

Shop & Tech Catalog

Snap-on Tools

The new Snap-on Shop and Tech catalog features such equipment as the 140A “Muscle MIG” Welder (MM140SL) and ETHOS Plus (EESC319) handheld scan tool.

August 4 2014 - Products

Load Support Kits

Air Lift Company

Air Lift Company has engineered two new load support solutions specifically developed for the redesigned suspension system on the 2014 Ram 2500 3/4-ton pickup truck chassis.

August 4 2014 - Products

Air Lift Adds Load Support Kits for Dodge Ram 2500

Air Lift Company

Air Lift Company is offering two new load support solutions for the redesigned suspension system on the 2014 Dodge Ram 2500.


August 3 2014 - Products

Interchangeable Head (ICH) Augers

Terex Utilities

To increase drilling performance and decrease operational costs, Terex Texoma Interchangeable Head (ICH) augers are now available for the Terex General and Commander series digger derricks.

CS6B (Photo: Muncie Power)

August 3 2014 - Products


Muncie Power

Muncie's CS6B is now available for the new Ram Truck with 6.4L gas engine and Aisin transmission.

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Market Trends

Mike Antich
Fleet Strategies to Improve OTD for Upfit Units

By Mike Antich
With the increasing demand and growth of the commercial truck and van segments – particularly among utilities and service industries – the percentage of upfitted vehicles is growing. Upfitters are feeling the pressure of increased demand. In recent years, the huge influxes of vehicles needing upfitting have left some upfitters, at times, overwhelmed.

Six Technology Trends that will Change the Trajectory of Fleet Management

By Mike Antich

Driving Notes

Thi Dao
2017 Volkswagen Passat R-Line

By Thi Dao
The 2017 Passat comes with more features offered on lower trims. Forward collision warning and autonomous emergency braking are now standard across all trims, and blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert is now standard on both R-Line and SE trims.

2017 Nissan Titan Half-Ton Pickup

By Paul Clinton

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