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June 30 2014 - Products

Penray Plus Diesel Fuel Prep

Penray

The Penray Companies, Inc. has introduced two new products that will help owners of diesel-powered cars and light trucks optimize the performance and economy of their vehicles -- Penray Plus Diesel Fuel Prep and Penray Plus Engine Oil Treatment.

June 30 2014 - Products

ODYSSEY Performance Series 34R Battery

EnerSys

EnerSys has expanded its ODYSSEY Performance Series battery product offering to include the Group 34R battery, suitable for commercial vans and SUVs.

Photo: Optronics

June 25 2014 - Products

Panelite Millennium Series

Optronics International

Optronics International, an offshore vehicle lighting manufacturer, has revealed 24 new Panelite Millennium Series SKUs with GloLight LED lamps.

Photo: Sygic

June 25 2014 - Products

Sygic Truck Navigation

Sygic

Sygic Truck Navigation is now available for North America, expanding on its current map pack for Europe and Russia. The new version of Sygic Truck Navigation is available on Google Play with a 30 percent summer discount.

Photo courtesy of Hyundai

June 25 2014 - Equipment

R140W-9A, R180W-9A, R210W-9A Wheeled Excavators

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas

The R140W-9A, R180W-9A, and R210W-9A wheeled excavators from Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas are mid-size excavators ideal for excavating projects, road and utility work, and demolition.

June 23 2014 - Products

XRS Adds Features to Fleet Management Platform

XRS Corp.

XRS has added new trip management, form editing, IFTA fuel tax reporting and other features to its mobile fleet management management platform designed to improve compliance readiness and overall fleet and operational performance monitoring.

Versalift VST-36-SI

June 20 2014 - Equipment

VST-36-SI: Insulated Side-Mount Lift

Versalift

The Versalift VST-36-SI features a horizontal reach of 26 feet 10 inches, a maximum platform capacity of 450 lbs., platform rotation of 100 degrees, and a maximum jib capacity of 1,000 lbs.

DB37

June 19 2014 - Equipment

Smart Wagon TSW-HD

Altec

The newly designed Smart Wagon TSW-HD is designed for transporting compact, heavy duty machinery, such as Altec’s DB37backyard, track-mounted digger derrick, which can help maximize jobsite capabilities while making the most out of equipment and travel time.

WAL-4XWP60E-MCE 240-Watt Portable Light Tower

June 19 2014 - Products

240-Watt Portable Light Tower

Larson Electronics

This rugged tower light is rated for outdoors and is applicable for industrial manufacturing, machine visioning, boating, and similar applications requiring bright and portable illumination.

June 18 2014 - Products

TrakLok Enhances Cargo Security Platform

TrakLok International

The latest enhancements to the integrated lock, alarm and tracking system further enable fleets to proactively protect cargo by improving monitoring and alerts for lock and latch status changes, enter and exit fences, and low battery issues, according to the company

June 18 2014 - Equipment

R330LC-9A HC Excavator

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas

The R330LC-9A HC from Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas has an operating weight of 74,960 lbs. and is powered by a 268-hp Cummins QSL9 Tier 4 interim engine.

June 18 2014 - Products

TC-520 STARLIFTER Dumping Flatbed

TruckCraft

The pre-assembled, extruded aluminum flat quickly converts a truck chassis to a dump truck, according to the manufacturer.

June 18 2014 - Products

Coupler Pin Lock

BOLT

The weather-proof BOLT Coupler Pin Lock fits couplers from 1/2-inch to 3 3/8-inch and is adjustable in increments of 1/8-inch allowing for a snug fit in any size.

June 18 2014 - Products

18- and 24-Post Junction Boxes

Phoenix USA, Inc.

Phoenix USA, Inc. features an new 18- and 24-post junction box in its line of trailer and utility vehicle accessories.

June 18 2014 - Products

Semi Automatic Pulltarp Truck Tarps

Pulltarps

These tarp systems operate by manually pulling the tarp out over the load with a pull rope. The tarp is then rolled back into the housing using spring tension within the roller mechanism.

June 18 2014 - Products

eLogs, DVIR Forms in Fleet Tracking System

Navman

Navman Wireless USA announced the addition of new electronic driver log and driver vehicle inspection reporting (DVIR) options to its OnlineAVL2 fleet tracking system for corporate fleets.

June 16 2014 - Products

Fully-Welded HD Service/Utility Body Square Tube Rack

Rack-it

Rack-it has been custom building these racks for years for a select group of dealers who deal with commercial truck applications such as service bodies, utility bodies, flatbed, contractor bodies, and more.

June 13 2014 - Products

Toolgate

Toolgate LLC

The Toolgate is a tool storage solution that bolts on to the lift gate of a light-duty pickup truck. The Toolgate comes with a lift assist and divider system to help open the lid and organize tool storage.

June 12 2014 - Products

Handle Mount System (KAHM)

Snap-on Tools

With the new Snap-on Handle Mount System (KAMH), users can place their monitor, keyboard, laptop, or tablet exactly where they want it without interfering with the workspace.

(PHOTO: PIAA)

June 11 2014 - Products

Toyota Tundra Replacement LED Light Kits

PIAA

PIAA introduced two new kits for mounting LP530 LED lights in 2014 and 2015 Toyota Tundra pickup trucks.

June 10 2014 - Products

Aluminum Truck Tonneau Cover

Highway Products

While the tonneau cover is closed and locked, the tailgate can still easily be opened for easy access to your truck bed.

June 10 2014 - Products

MaxxPlate

Amerimax

Amerimax offers MaxxPlate, a customizable laminated panel that offers tough inner core and custom skin options.

June 10 2014 - Products

Commercial Lubricant Line

Royal Purple

The new line of high performance lubricants has been specifically developed for the construction, over-the-road trucking, mining, agriculture, and heavy-duty fleet markets.

PHOTO: TAFCO Equipment

June 10 2014 - Products

Scott Level Lift

TAFCO Equipment Company

The hoists can be mounted in either direction, and the lower frame mounting brackets are designed to self-align the hoist when installing.

June 10 2014 - Products

Ram 2500 Coil Spring Suspension

SuperSprings

SuperSprings International offers a solution that enhances the level-load-carrying ability of the Ram 2500’s newly redesigned rear coil spring suspension.


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Tires are a Depreciating Asset: 10 Ways to Slow the Rate of Depreciation

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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2017 Chrysler Pacifica

By Mike Antich
All-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is the sixth generation minivan from Chrysler, which re-engineered it from the ground up on an all-new platform. Pacifica replaces the popular, prior generation Chrysler Town & Country.

2017 Volvo S90 AWD

By Paul Clinton

Nobody Asked Me, But...

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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