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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 [...]

Spireon Develops New Solar-Powered Trailer Tracking Product

October 6, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Technology
Spireon Develops New Solar-Powered Trailer Tracking Product

Irvine, Calif.-based Spireon Inc., a leading provider of GPS-based vehicle telematics and Business Intelligence solutions with more than three million active subscribers, now offers its first solar-powered trailer and asset telematics solution. Spireon FleetLocate provides customers with a new way to gain location information and rich data around their trailers [...]

Rand McNally Debuts Next Gen E-Log and Fleet Management Device

October 4, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Technology
Rand McNally launches DC 200, a cell-enabled E-Log and fleet management device.

Rand McNally has introduced a sleek, new electronic logging and fleet management device with cellular connectivity – six months after launching its innovative Bluetooth plug-and-play ELD 50 for professional drivers. Rand McNally’s announcement came at the American Trucking Associations’ 2016 Management Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas, which ends today. [...]

Dana Updates Spicer Compact Series Plus Driveshafts for Trucks

October 3, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Technology
Dana Updates Spicer Compact Series Plus Driveshafts for Trucks

Dana Inc. announced enhancements to its Spicer Compact Series Plus driveshafts that reduce component weight and improve overall performance for trucks and buses ranging from 9 to 66 tons. Dana is currently producing versions of this driveshaft for medium-duty vehicles, and a series of six models to support a full [...]

Lytx Debuts Unisyn Always-on Video Platform for Trucking Fleets

September 30, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Safety, Technology
Lytx Debuts Unisyn Always-on Video Platform for Trucking Fleets

Lytx, a San Diego-based leader in video telematics, has introduced the Unisyn platform, a new video telematics model that gives unprecedented levels of quality video access and video expandability to commercial truck fleets. Lytx launched the video telematics category in 1998, combining video capture of road incidents such as hard [...]