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The propane autogas fuel system will be available for 2012 and later models of the Ford F-450 and F-550 truck series.

March 8 2011 - Products

Ford F-450 F-550 Propane Autogas Fuel System

ROUSH CleanTech

INDIANAPOLIS - The new 6.8-liter V-10 propane autogas-powered Ford F-550 super duty chassis cab is designed to suit a wide range of uses including dump, landscape, flatbed, construction, waste, utility, freight, and more.

The 2012 Ram Cargo Van, or Ram C/V.

March 8 2011 - Products

2012 Ram Cargo Van

Ram Trucks

INDIANAPOLIS - Chrysler has unveiled its new 2012 Ram Cargo Van, or Ram C/V. It comes with a 20-gallon fuel tank, gets 25 mpg highway and provides 144.4 cu. ft. of interior storage.


March 2 2011 - Products

BedTred Pro Series

BedRug, Inc.

BedRug Inc. announces the BedTred Pro Series, an innovative full bed liner that provides a rugged, textured work surface with the appearance of a spray-in liner.

RAM Tough Hub

March 2 2011 - Products

RAM Tough Hub

RAM Mounting Systems

RAM Mounting Systems developed a rugged USB Hub solution that offers 6qty 5V USB 2.0 ports and the ability to wire the hub to an ignition trigger.

March 2 2011 - Products

UCI 2-2.5 kW Diesel Generator

Next Generation Power

Next Generation Power's EPA-compliant UCI 2-5.5 kW Diesel Generator is a versatile solution for reliable back-up and auxiliary power.

Yokohama Tire Explorer iPad application

March 2 2011 - Products

Yokohama Tire Explorer

Yokohama Tire Corporation

Yokohama Tire Corporation's new iPad app - the Yokohama Tire Explorer - introduced at the recent LA Auto Show, is now available free on iTunes.

The Pocket Inspector

March 2 2011 - Products

The Pocket Inspector

Unique Truck Equipment & Justintime Tools

Unique Truck Equipment has Teamed Up with Justintime Tools to Provide a Cost Effective way to Comply with CSA 2010 (Comprehensive Safety Analysis).

Shop Management SE Viewer application for Snap-on's VERUS Diagnostic and Information System and VERDICT Diagnostic and Information System

March 2 2011 - Products

Shop Management SE Viewer

Mitchell 1

Mitchell 1 announces the availability of the new Shop Management SE Viewer application for Snap-on's VERUS Diagnostic and Information System and VERDICT Diagnostic and Information System.

Quick Pressure Tire Pressure at a Glance

March 2 2011 - Products

Quick Pressure Tire Pressure Monitors

Quick Pressure

Quick Pressure monitors are available for specific tire pressures from 26 to 120psi (proper PSI is shown on vehicle driver side door).

The BOLT system will be standard later this summer on 2012 model year A.R.E. DCUs for domestic trucks (GM, Ford and Chrysler) only.

March 2 2011 - Products

BOLT Lock Systems


Commercial truck cap manufacturer A.R.E. has partnered with STRATTEC Security Corporation to provide the automotive supplier's BOLT one-key lock technology on its popular Deluxe Commercial Unit (DCU) truck caps.

Continental Truck Tires Dealer Locator

March 2 2011 - Products

Continental Truck Tires Dealer Locator

Continental Tire the Americas

Continental Tire the Americas, LLC introduced its first mobile truck tire dealer locator application. The "Continental Truck Tires Dealer Locator" can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store starting today, and makes it easy for drivers of commercial vehicles to find the nearest authorized service provider when they need tire or emergency road service.

March 2 2011 - Products

Flex4 Control System

Dickey-john Corp.

DICKEY-john Corp. has added the Flex4 Control system to its material application product line. Flex4 is compatible with the full line of DICKEY-john sensors and hydraulic packages for easy integration with existing systems.

GM 3.5L OHV V-6 Engine

March 2 2011 - Products

GM 3.5L OHV V-6 Engine

Jasper Engines & Transmissions

Jasper Engines & Transmissions, a remanufactured drivetrain products company, has added the3.5L OHV V-6 late-model GM engine to its remanufactured gas engine lineup.

Ellipse Toolbox Series

February 23 2011 - Products

Ellipse Toolboxes

Owens Products Inc.

Owens Products, Inc., known for their sleek running boards with applications for pickups, vans, SUVs, and CUVs, has renamed their EXTREME and EXTREME XPL toolbox series to Owens Ellipse and Owens Ellipse XPL.

HSU2+ Waste Haul Truck Tire

February 23 2011 - Products

HSU2+ Waste Haul Truck Tire

Continental Tire the Americas

The HSU2+ waste haul truck tire is the next generation of Continental’s heavy truck tire designed for waste hauling and other severe service applications

Snap-On Blue-Point Specialty Tools.

February 23 2011 - Products

Blue-Point Specialty Tools


Snap-On offers three Blue-Point Specialty Tools - the Stretch Fit Belt Kit, Brake Caliper Press, and Swivel Gripper Filter Wrench Set.

Eagle 1 Wax As-U-Dry

February 23 2011 - Products

Wax As-U-Dry

Eagle One

Keeping a work truck looking nice and shiny is now easier than ever with the new Eagle One Wax As-U-Dry.

QUIKRETE Oil Stain Remover

February 16 2011 - Products

QUIKRETE Oil Stain Remover


QUIKRETE's Oil Stain Remover absorbs and lifts tough stains from concrete without scrubbing. Easy to use, it is ideal for service bay floors, garage floors, driveways, patios and other concrete surfaces, leaving them with a professional look.

Oil Eater Truck & Bus Wash

February 16 2011 - Products

Oil Eater Truck & Bus Wash

Oil Eater

The new environmentally safe Oil Eater wash is formulated to effectively remove grease, diesel, etc. from trucks and buses.

Tire Fitment Tab on

February 16 2011 - Products

Mitchell 1 Version 2.5 haded a Tire Fitment Tab, which provides fast and easy access to vital tire information such as tire sizes, inflation pressures, wheel/lug nut torque specifications, and more.

The Mother of All Locks (MOAL)

February 16 2011 - Products

Mother of All Locks (MOAL)


The MOAL is a purpose made, innovative limpet-style lock designed to fit on the exterior of both side and rear doors of most vehicles.

Work-Rite Kit

February 16 2011 - Products

Work-Rite Suspension Kits

Firestone Industrial Products

Firestone developed several new Work-Rite suspension kits to provide added support to trucks carrying extra weight on the front with equipment like snow plows and winches.

February 10 2011 - Products

WE-18 Wheel Engaging Mobile Lift

ALM Corp.

ALM Corp. offers its WE-18 Wheel Engaging Mobile Lift, which is suitable for indoor or outdoor operation.

Gilbarco Encore S DEF + 1 Dispenser

February 9 2011 - Products

Gilbarco Encore S DEF+1 Dispenser


GREENSBORO, NC - Truck stop and travel plaza operators at the NATSO Show will see North America's first fuel dispenser designed to offer Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) and Diesel at the same fueling position.

Snap-On SRD35 Torque Adaptor

February 9 2011 - Products

SRD35 Torque Adaptor


KENOSHA, WI - Snap-on always acuires input from its customers when designing tools. In customer Loren Klebe's case, Snap-on took his idea to the next level and made the SRD35 Torque Adaptor.

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Remaining active in the fleet industry for more than 50 years, Ed Bobit is chairman and founder of Bobit Business Media (BBM), Automotive Fleet editor, and a founding AFLA member.

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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

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