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Central Freight Lines upgrades fleet Freightliner CNG Trucks

Freightliner Trucks announced that Central Freight Lines Inc. added 100 2014 Freightliner M2 112 compressed natural gas (CNG) tractors equipped with Cummins Westport ISL G natural gas engines to its fleet. The Freightliner M2 112 with natural gas can be spec’ed with engines from 260 to 320 HP and up to 1,000 lb./ft. of torque.

Jackson Group Peterbilt open flagship store

One of the largest truck dealerships in the country has been opened by Jackson Group Peterbilt in Salt Lake City. The newest Peterbilt dealership in the company’s 270-plus dealer network is a 128,000-sq. ft. facility with 2,500 sq. ft. of retail display space and 70 service bays.

Kenworth launches 2013 Road Tour

Trailer exhibits, the new Kenworth T880 vocational model and the Kenworth T680 on-highway model with a new mid-roof 52-in. sleeper will be featured on the 2013 Kenworth Road Tour at 34 dealerships across the U.S. and Canada.

XTRA Lease adds free tracking to long-term leased trailers

Now standard on newly-leased dry vans and late model reefers from XTRA Lease at no charge is a basic trailer tracking service. The service enables users to view current and historical trailer locations, drill into dormancy and utilization information, and receive reports on the latest location and dormancy data.

Test a trailer without the truck: The Light Ranger MUTT

Innovative Products of America proudly announces the Light Ranger Mobile Universal Trailer Tester (MUTT), a light and electric brake tester for Utility and RV type trailers. The Light Ranger MUTT ensures a trailer’s electrical wiring is working properly and adheres to inspection standards before use.

Rotary Lifts recertified to new standard

Every Rotary Lift vehicle lift model currently certified by the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) has been recertified to meet the newest ANSI standard covering lift design, construction and testing in North America (ANSI/ALI ALCTV-2011). The new standard updates ANSI/ALI ALCTV-2006.

Detroit Diesel Corp. launches On-Board Tablet for Daimler, Detroit Connect

Detroit Diesel Corp. unveiled its new On-Board Tablet, an advanced mobile device that is equipped with powerful apps to streamline communications. Detroit Diesel also launched Detroit Connect, the telematics arm that includes the Detroit Virtual Technician onboard diagnostics system.

Planning ahead for year-end TRU purchases

Decision time is getting close for refrigerated fleet operators who transport fresh or frozen cargo on California roads. Under current California Air Resources Board (CARB) environmental standards, operators must replace or upgrade transportation refrigeration unit (TRU) engines every seven years. That changes on Jan. 1, 2014.

DEF & fuel economy: Fleets surveyed

With the introduction of 2010 EPA-compliant diesel engines, which included selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology, diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) has become a mandatory commodity for all fleet managers running these engines. Many of those fleets still have questions about how it impacts day-to-day operations. In an August 2013 online survey of the trucking industry, PEAK Commercial & Industrial, the makers of BlueDEF, found that the top concern of those surveyed was how DEF with SCR technology impact overall fuel economy.

IT convergence transforming trucking

According to Jay Coughlan, chairman and chief executive officer, XRS Corp., “America urgently needs a healthy, safe trucking industry to help power the economic recovery. Every American relies on trucks. The industry transports in excess of 11 billion tons of freight annually. Now, the trucking industry finds itself at a critical juncture. The industry must improve its efficiency in order to remain competitive and profitable, plus attract a new generation of drivers while meeting increasingly rigorous federal safety requirements.”

Omnitracs Vehicle Maintenance App available on Mobile Computing Platform 50

Omnitracs Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Inc., a provider of integrated wireless systems, applications and services to transportation and logistics companies, announced the availability of its Vehicle Maintenance application on the Mobile Computing Platform 50 (MCP50). Vehicle Maintenance captures important engine and vehicle diagnostic information and sends it to drivers and fleet managers so that service can be proactively scheduled to reduce repair costs.

Drivewyze offers free PreClear Weigh Station Bypass Service trial

A new version of the Drivewyze PreClear weigh station bypass and e-screening system that includes a 60-day free trial period is being made available by the company. PreClear 2.0 offers drivers and fleets the ability to download Drivewyze PreClear and try it free for 60 days. The PreClear 2.0 App is available from Google Play for Android smartphones and tablets.