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Aperia Technologies selects Fontaine Modification as preferred installer of Halo Tire Inflator, Halo Connect

Aperia Technologies Inc. has designated Fontaine Modification as a preferred installer of its Halo Tire Inflator and Halo Connect technology. Fontaine Modification will provide customers across North America with a complete automatic tire inflation system to reduce tire-related downtime and improve fuel efficiency, the company says. The Halo is an...

HydraBed introduces new reel management system

HydraBed has introduced of a new version of its lifting unit, the ReelLift Reel Management System, which performs all the major functions of reel and cable handling. The company says the ReelLift enables utility workers and contractors to reduce their reel and cable handling time by up to 50%, and...

TBC Brands launches new medium radial truck tires

TBC Brands has launched a new medium radial truck tire brand, Prinx Tires. Exclusively distributed by National Tire Wholesale (NTW) in North America, the Prinx medium radial truck lineup is available in seven application types, TBC says: The AR602, a regional steer all position tire line, is suitable for long...

Minimizer releases new antibacterial mattress

Minimizer has released the Long Haul Series Mattress, which is both antibacterial and hypoallergenic. According to the company, it will never bottom out. The company says it hopes that the mattress will give drivers an opportunity to get a good night’s sleep while driving during the pandemic.

Technology

Bestpass releases Cost Centers for commercial fleets

Bestpass recently released “Cost Centers” within its customer web portal to facilitate better fleet data management. A cost center is a department or other business unit to which costs may be charged for accounting or administrative purposes. “Many of our commercial fleet customers want to break out their toll data...

In-cab truck cameras are about seeing the context

So you’ve decided to use your truck telematics to help you improve operational safety and inform driver training. Great! And then your phone explodes with notifications—one driver had harsh braking, following distance and lane departure warning incidents in rapid succession, and you fear the worst. What actually happened and how...

What to know before your truck cameras start rolling

You need to set the right tone within your fleet before implementing a video telematics system. Transparency and openness to make a system successful. You have to get your drivers’ buy-in, or at very least head off any Big Brother-like feelings at the pass. You want to be able to...

Trailer telematics: Where to start and where it’s going

Trailers have been historically low tech, but now many fleets want to take advantage of high-tech telematics capabilities to upgrade these assets to get more from them. Where to start? Is it an all-or-nothing proposition, and can I make telematics work for my fleet without over-burdening the organization? Trailer telematics...

Podcasts

Podcast: What’s the deal with over-the-air updates?

As part of our ongoing series on engines, FE’s David Sickels joins the Fleet Future podcast to talk about over-the-air updates. Listen to hear why OTA is growing in popularity in 2020, what capabilities might be coming next, and the unlikely connection between OTA and Seinfeld. Listen below, and catch...

Podcast: Choosing the right engine and transmission for vocational fleets

Western Star Trucks recently made news with the launch of its 49X vocational truck and DT12 Vocational series transmission, the first products launched since Daimler Trucks North America reorganized its business into on-highway and vocational segments. Both the truck and the transmission were made specifically for vocational applications, a demanding...

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