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Chevin Fleet Solutions signs new fleet software deal with Northeast Utilities

Chevin Fleet Solutions recently signed an agreement to provide its web-based fleet management software to Northeast Utilities. New England’s largest electric and gas utility system will use Chevin’s FleetWave to manage its fleet of more than 5,400 pieces of equipment across seven operating companies. FleetWave will ultimately become Northeast Utilities enterprise fleet management information system,

Shell, Travel Centers of America open first of 20 liquefied natural gas fueling stations

Shell and Travel Centers of America LLC (TA)  opened their first two liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling lanes in the U.S. in Ontario, Calif. This station is the first of the Shell and TA agreement to sell LNG to heavy-duty road transport customers in the US at TA and Petro fueling centers. “At Shell, we

Demand for innovative fuels, like LNG fuel, from commercial customers is growing
Trending truck equipment: Tracking the hottest industry trends

Last month, the Fleet Equipment team set off on a whirlwind trade show schedule that put us at three different shows in four weeks—the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Ind., the TMC Annual Meeting in Nashville and finally, the big one, the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. Spend even a couple minutes walking

Walmart Truck Interior
Controlling ROI on stability control systems

Given the preventative measure nature of stability control systems, it’s hard to say how many rollovers these passive systems have actually prevented. “We don’t encourage drivers to test the system and we hope they don’t see activation on a regular basis,” Meritor WABCO’s Mark Melletat says. “But it’s the situations when they do encounter adverse

Meritor WABCO Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
Stability control systems can help control tractor and trailer rollover risk

It happens in a split second. The blink of an eye. Whether it’s a momentary lapse in judgment or the allure of a distraction, a truck hits the off-ramp at an unsafe speed—one that could certainly cause a catastrophic rollover incident that impacts your personnel and equipment with devastating consequences. But in that moment, the

Stability Control Systems Meritor WABCO
Volvo Trucks optimized series moves efficiently into the next generation

Like the hard-working trucks that move the industry, the heavy-duty market is in constant motion. New technologies, improved equipment and an overall demand for efficiency have spurred a trucking evolution. Sitting down with Göran Nyberg, president of Volvo Trucks North American sales and marketing, Fleet Equipment learned that this is only the beginning of a

Volvo VNM 300 Model
Meritor Tire Inflation System, P.S.I. offers new features for trailers

Meritor Inc. and Pressure Systems International (P.S.I.) are making it easier for fleets to check wheel-end pressure output by expanding availability of an optional feature on their automatic tire inflation system. The control box check point option was previously available on a limited basis with the Meritor Tire Inflation System (MTIS) by P.S.I. Now, it can

SAF-Holland booth tour with Bill Hicks at MATS 2014

At the 2014 Mid-America Trucking Show, SAF-Holland‘s Bill Hicks, director, product planning and market development, takes a minute to highlight SAF-Holland’s new P89 wheelend – a combination of the SAF-Holland disc brake and wheelend. If you’re at the show, be sure to stop by the SAF-Holland booth #34335, and visit the SAF-Holland website for more

Heil Trailer announces stainless steel technology, new trailer

For 2014, Heil Trailer launches into the stainless steel segment with a line of general chemical tank trailers that are built with an enhanced focus on quality and performance, similar to the standards of excellence applied to the company’s aluminum tank trailers. The new stainless steel technology provides state-of-the-art, custom-developed, ultra-high-definition laser cutting for a

Heil Trailer announces stainless steel technology, new trailer
Bridgestone rolls out new R268 Ecopia at MATS 2014

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions has debuted a new edition to its Ecopia product line. The R268 premium all-position radial is designed for regional and pickup and delivery fleets seeking performance that stands up to high scrub environments while offering fuel efficiency advantages. With benefits such as high-traction, long wear life, and low rolling resistance, the Bridgestone

Bridgestone rolls out new R268 Ecopia at MATS 2014
BorgWarner booth tour with Shamone Johnson at MATS 2014

BorgWarner Inc. is a product leader in highly-engineered components and systems for powertrains around the world. At the Mid-America Trucking Show 2014, in Louisville, Ky., Shamone Johnson, Marketing Analyst with BorgWarner, took a minute to show the Fleet Equipment crew around the booth. Operating manufacturing and technical facilities in 60 locations in 19 countries, the

Cooper Tire booth tour with Phil Mosier at MATS 2014

At the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., Cooper Tire is rolling out its line of Roadmaster tires. Phil Mosier, Cooper Tire and Rubber Co. manager of commercial tire development, North American Tire Division, walked us through the Roadmaster long-haul offering. If you’re at the show, swing by booth #64196 to learn more, and be sure