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August 9 2016 - Products

Electrical Tool Kit

Purkeys

The Purkeys Electrical Tool Kit has tools that a technician needs to test and diagnose a variety of electrical issues on commercial vehicles.

August 9 2016 - Products

Workhorse Mixed-Service Tires

Goodyear Tire & Rubber

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has expanded its offering of mixed-service tires with the addition of the Workhorse lineup of tires.

August 9 2016 - Products

Camouflage Bed Liner for Chevrolet, GMC, Ford and Ram Trucks

DualLiner

DualLiner, LLC has released the first and only custom, camouflage truck bed liner. The camo pattern will be available on all DualLiner products that fit most GM, Ford, and Dodge/Ram pickup trucks from 1999 to 2016/2017 model-year.

Photo courtesy of Mattracks

August 8 2016 - Equipment

Rubber Track Conversion System for Utility Vehicles

Mattracks

Mattracks, a manufacturer of rubber track conversion systems, has produced a commercial grade rubber track conversion system for utility work machines. It can be used to convert from tires to tracks in less than an hour.

Photo courtesy of Werner

August 6 2016 - Products

Switchback Two-in-One Ladder

Werner

Designed with contractors in mind, the Switchback two-in-one ladder provides users with versatility and ease of use, serving as both an extension ladder and a stepladder in one, lightweight design.

DEFENDER LTX M/S tires now cover 75% of light-duty truck models. (Photo courtesy of Michelin)

August 5 2016 - Products

Defender LTX M/S Light-Truck Tires

Michelin

The Defender LTX M/S tire line has more than 30 new tire sizes, available for nearly 75% of the light-duty truck vehicle market.

August 2 2016 - Products

Yardbird Dump Body

DuraClass

The DuraClass Yardbird is a dump body designed for contractors and municipalities with a double-wall body side for more durability.

August 2 2016 - Products

Filter and Distributor Search App

Luber-finer

Luber-finer’s mobile app is designed to help users identify the right filtration technology and locate where to obtain it for commercial vehicle applications.

August 2 2016 - Products

Truck Valve Installation Toolkit

Dill Air Controls

Dill Air Controls' truck valve installation toolkit is designed to solve installation issues that can lead to valve stem air leaks.

BOLT Lock on Service Truck (PHOTO: BOLT)

August 1 2016 - Products

Heavy-Duty Truck BOLT Locks

BOLT Lock

BOLT (Breakthrough One-Key Lock Technology) offers maximum convenience and security to simplify the workday for drivers of heavy-duty work trucks.

Toyo Tires Open Country CT Tire (PHOTO: TOYO TIRES)

August 1 2016 - Products

Open Country C/T Tires

Toyo Tires

Developed for balanced on- and off-road work, the Open Country C/T Tire tread design and construction deliver long tread life and traction in gravel, mud, and snow.

PHOTO: EZ STAK

July 29 2016 - Products

Transit Van Utility Service Package

EZ STAK

The Transit Van Utility Service package is manufactured from heavy gauge aluminum with shelving, storage cabinets, a workbench, and drawer modules with heavy-duty ball bearing drawer slides.

F10 Lift (PHOTO: FORWARD LIFT)

July 29 2016 - Products

Forward Lift F10 Two-Post Lift

Forward Lift

The new Forward Lift F10 10,000-pound capacity two-post lift comes with one three-stage arm and one two-stage arm on each column, enabling technicians to properly lift a wide range of cars, light trucks, SUVs, and vans.

July 26 2016 - Products

VeeBoards Stackable Corner Protectors

Kinedyne

VeeBoards stackable corner protectors are designed to evenly distribute the mechanical force exerted by load securement straps and other tie-downs to protect cargo.

July 26 2016 - Products

Gorilla Trax GPS Tracking Technology

Gorilla Safety

Fleet and safety management software company Gorilla Safety has developed Gorilla Trax, a GPS asset and vehicle tracking technology.

July 26 2016 - Products

Single-Key Lock Technology

BOLT

The Breakthrough One-Key Lock technology (BOLT) is a security measure for large work trucks designed that allows a single ignition key to be programmed to open any BOLT Lock.

PHOTO: Trac-Grabber

July 26 2016 - Products

Trac-Grabber Traction Device

Trac-Grabber

The Trac-Grabber allows a driver to quickly and single-handedly get a vehicle unstuck from mud, sand, and snow using the vehicle’s own power.

Ranger Design Van Seat Covers (PHOTO: Ranger Design)

July 26 2016 - Products

Van Seat Covers

Ranger Design

Ranger Design's new commercial van seat covers are constructed from heavy-duty fabric for puncture and tear resistance.

July 19 2016 - Products

Formula Blue Hydraulic Brake Parts Line

Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake

Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake’s Formula Blue, is a line of hydraulic brake parts for light- and medium-duty vehicles ranging from Class 1 to Class 6.

July 19 2016 - Products

Cylinder Head Gasket Set for Ford PowerStroke 6.0L

Mahle Aftermarket

The Mahle Original cylinder head gasket set for the Ford 6.0L PowerStroke engine is engineered to match the original equipment parts.

July 19 2016 - Products

LoadMaxx Work Truck Scale

Air-Weigh

Air-Weigh's LoadMaxx Work Truck Scale is an on-board scale designed specifically for work trucks. The on-board axle scale is designed to improve safety and make trucks more efficient.

E-Horizon Road Weather Hazard Alert Service provides customers with a proactive accident avoidance system that transmits verbal and visual warnings of weather-related road hazards to both dispatchers and drivers. (PHOTO: Geotab)

July 19 2016 - Products

E-Horizon Road Weather Hazard Alert Service

Weather Telematics

The E-Horizon Road Weather Hazard Alert Service add-in provides customers with a proactive accident avoidance system that transmits verbal and visual warnings of weather-related road hazards to both dispatchers and drivers.

PHOTO: TUFF TRUCK BAGS

July 14 2016 - Products

Tuff Truck Bags

Tuff Truck Bags

Measuring at 40"x50"x22" (26 cubic feet of storage), the Tuff Truck Bag is made from waterproof, heavy-duty, non-breathable PVC material, and all seams are water-tight sealed using heat fusion and epoxy.

HCS Series with ChargeGuard (PHOTO: Clipper Creek)

July 14 2016 - Products

HCS Series ChargeGuard

Clipper Creek

The ChargeGuard option delivers key-based access control for the Level 2, 240V ClipperCreek HCS Series product line.

July 12 2016 - Products

Go Rugged Telematics Device

Geotab

Geotab's Go Rugged is a ruggedized telematics device designed for harsh outdoor environments common in industrial and service vehicle applications.


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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

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Sherb Brown
Why You Should be Bullish About the Future of Fleet Management

By Sherb Brown
Fleet management has migrated from the garage to the Excel spreadsheet. We don’t have to wonder anymore about whether that compact car really is more expensive to operate than a comparable small SUV. Now the data can give us the answer.

Focusing on the Vehicle Delivery Process

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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