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SkyBitz Launches Solar-powered Asset-tracking Solution

November 3, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Technology
SkyBitz Launches Solar-powered Asset-tracking Solution

SkyBitz, a leader in commercial IoT telematics through application-specific analytics platforms, has released its Falcon GXT5000, a new solar-powered global positioning satellite (GPS) asset-tracking solution. The SkyBitz Falcon GXT5000 is the next generation of the company’s machine-to-machine (M2M) asset-tracking solutions on 3G/4G cellular networks. The solution delivers the visibility required [...]

SAF-Holland Debuts Lighted Fifth Wheel Coupling Assistant

November 2, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Safety, Technology
SAF-Holland Debuts Lighted Fifth Wheel Coupling Assistant

SAF-Holland, a leading global manufacturer of trailer suspension and axle systems, truck suspensions, fifth wheels, landing gear and coupling products, is introducing a new automatic lighting system to help drivers consistently ensure a proper coupling on their fifth wheel. The Electronic Lock Indicator technology enhanced, ELI-te fifth wheel coupling assistant [...]

FMCSA Certifies Cartasite’s Hours of Service ELD Trucking Solution

November 1, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Technology
FMCSA Certifies Cartasite’s Hours of Service ELD Trucking Solution

Technology leader Cartasite has announced the certification of its Hours of Service (HOS) Electronic Logging Device (ELD) solution. Called driveTIME, the tablet-based solution satisfies all rules in the mandate set forth by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The mandate regulates the use of ELDs [...]

Smaller Truck Fleets Offered Easy Online Driver Employment App

October 31, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Fleet Management
Smaller Truck Fleets Offered Easy Online Driver Employment App

It’s now easier for small and medium trucking companies to offer online job applications to truck driver applicants. MyCDLapp.com, a Michigan-based company, provides a low-cost way to implement attractive, web-based driver employment applications and consent forms that are mobile-ready and allow for electronic signatures on any device. “Our mission is [...]

Phillips Industries Adds New Lighting Products for Commercial Trucks

October 28, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Technology
Phillips Industries Adds New Lighting Products for Commercial Trucks

Phillips Industries of Santa Fe Springs, Calif., now offers new lighting products to its PermaLite XT family. The new lights include a 4.0-inch round reverse light and a ¾-inch round hardwired light for multiple applications. New adapter plates for upgrading to ¾-inch LED lights have also been added. The 4.inch [...]

Meritor Expands Aftermarket Portfolio With Opti-Lite Brake Drums

October 27, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment
Meritor Expands Aftermarket Portfolio With Opti-Lite Brake Drums

Meritor has expanded its wheel-end portfolio to include Opti-Lite brake drums that offer cost-conscious aftermarket consumers a new lightweight drum option. The Opti-Lite drum is designed for linehaul and weight-sensitive applications such as tanker/trailer and freight. “Developed on the same platform as our established STEELite X30 brake drums, the Opti-Lite [...]

Paccar Launches Light, Fuel-efficient Tandem Truck Axle

October 13, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Technology
Paccar Launches Light, Fuel-efficient Tandem Truck Axle

Paccar is launching a new proprietary tandem axle that is the industry’s lightest and most efficient axle in its class, according to Landon Sproull, Paccar vice president. The new Paccar axle is designed to improve the operating efficiency for line haul, regional haul and pick-up and delivery customers. The new [...]

Zonar Offers ELD-Ready Smart Truck Fleet Tablet, Software Platform

October 12, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Technology
Zonar Offers ELD-Ready Smart Truck Fleet Tablet, Software Platform

Zonar, a leader in smart fleet management technology, has introduced Zonar Connect, a next-generation tablet and software ecosystem that lets commercial fleets to take greater control of their operations. Connect allows fleets to seamlessly enter the next era in fleet management technology using a smart fleet platform which is faster, more [...]

Petro-Canada’s Duron Lubricants Meet API CK-4, FA-4 Specs

October 11, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Fuel
Petro-Canada’s Duron Lubricants Meet API CK-4, FA-4 Specs

Petro-Canada Lubricants, a Suncor business, has revealed its API CK-4 and FA-4 product line, Duron next generation, which will be available to the market on Dec. 1, 2016. Duron next generation is Petro-Canada Lubricants’ most durable, high performance line of heavy-duty diesel engine oils. Designed to surpass the demands of [...]

Ram 1500 Lone Star Silver Edition Truck Offers Top Upgrades for 2017

October 10, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment
2017 Ram 1500 Lone Star Silver Edition.

The Ram 1500 Lone Star Silver Edition truck is now being offered with premium upgrades, including a new luxury grille with chrome surround and chrome Wave Mesh inserts. Other functional and aesthetic exterior highlights include new bright belt moldings, chrome exterior side-view mirrors, chrome wheel-to-wheel side steps and polished 20-inch [...]