Danielle Hess, Author at Fleet Equipment Magazine
Technical Rubber Co. launches Advanced Mobility Solutions

Technical Rubber Co. Inc. (TRC), founded in 1939 with the creation of TECH Tire & Wheel Service products, has launched Advanced Mobility Solutions (AMS). AMS is a new wholly-owned business unit joining the TRC business family of Tech Tire & Wheel, Pang Industrial and Salvadori Recycling. AMS will now bring to market its initial mobility

Truck cargo theft happens: Here’s how to avoid it

Cargo theft is a major concern for fleets and incidences ramped up in 2020. To avoid stolen trucks or items, it’s important to look at the data, determine threat conditions and more. In this Q&A, Scott Cornell, transportation and lead crime and theft specialist at Travelers, walks through what his company does to identify signs

Discount Tire, Motorq partner on connect fleet platform

Discount Tire and Motorq are offering a new connected vehicle data analytics platform to Discount Tire’s fleet customers. The platform will access and analyze live data streamed directly from connected vehicles and give fleet customers insights about their vehicles and drivers to inform business decisions, Discount Tire says.  Motorq’s cloud-based system processes and monitors embedded telematics data, runs

July preliminary net trailer orders reach 7,100 units

Preliminary reports show trailer OEMs posted 7,100 net orders in July, roughly two-thirds of June’s volume and 63% less than the same month last year, noted ACT Research. Final July volume will be available later this month. This preliminary market estimate should be within +/- 5% of the final order tally. “Trailer orders remained low

Newly launched Lytx Integration Network taps Geotab, Idelic and more

Lytx has unveiled its Lytx Integration Network, which is an ecosystem of strategic partners that leverage the company’s video and telematics data solutions on a customizable, all-in-one fleet management platform. The new network gives customers access to an array of solutions for fleet operations, according to Lytx. Lytx says the network gives customers access to a

Goodyear partners with Plus on autonomous trucks

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. announced a strategic collaboration with Plus on autonomous trucking solutions. Through this collaboration, Goodyear’s suite of services, including connected tires, will further enhance transportation efficiency and safety for semi-trucks powered by Plus’s Level 4 autonomous driving technology while also reducing carbon impact. Goodyear and Plus will explore how Plus’s

FleetPride acquires National Truck Repair of Longview, Texas

FleetPride announced today that it has acquired the assets of National Truck Repair in Longview, Texas, which was founded in 2008 by Jim Head. His son Justin Head will remain onboard as service manager. FleetPride will provide parts and service in the Longview market with added support from the FleetPride branch in nearby Kilgore, Texas.

Drivewyze adds weigh station bypass in Wyoming

Drivewyze has announced the addition of weigh stations in Wyoming for bypass opportunities.  The Wyoming addition opens up Drivewyze PreClear to 48 states and provinces with bypass opportunities in more than 800 locations. Two sites – one along I-25, and the other on I-80, will be activated by the end of August. Three more sites

Myers Industries unveils new brand identity

Myers Industries Inc., a manufacturer of a wide range of polymer products and distributor for the tire, wheel and under-vehicle service industry, recently unveiled its new brand identity, which is intended to more clearly represent the company’s comprehensive offerings and value to customers. According to the company, the new master brand, logo, and website reflect

Cummins, Chevron announce hydrogen collaboration

Chevron U.S.A. Inc. and Cummins Inc. announced a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore a strategic alliance to develop commercially viable business opportunities in hydrogen and other alternative energy sources. The MOU provides the framework for Chevron and Cummins to initially collaborate on four main objectives: advancing public policy that promotes hydrogen as a decarbonizing