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PeopleNet launch and evolution of Precision Mobility Platform

PeopleNet, a provider of fleet mobility solutions that aim to reduce cost per mile, improve safety and compliance and enable profitable fleet growth, announced the evolution and launch of its Precision Mobility Platform that combines the latest in fleet mobility solutions with precision analytics that will enable fleets to optimize their resources for profitable growth.

EFS launches new upgraded interactive interface with McLeod Software

Electronic Funds Source LLC (EFS), a provider of customized corporate payment solutions announced the launch of its new upgraded interactive interface with McLeod Software’s LoadMaster Enterprise dispatch software. The new interactive interface allows EFS customers who use McLeod’s LoadMaster dispatch software to now seamlessly manage and better control their fleets using LoadMaster’s screens and system.

VDO RoadLog website optimized for mobile devices

A new user portal on the VDO RoadLog website from Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket now provides access capabilities from a variety of mobile devices. New educational videos have also been added to the refreshed edition of the site.

Cadec and ORTEC to provide integrated solutions

Under a new agreement, global supply chain software provider ORTEC will be a reseller of the Cadec Global PowerVue fleet management solution. PowerVue is an SaaS-based platform with in-cab hardware.

Air suspensions explained: A fleet’s bottom line can benefit from trailer air suspensions

Trailer air suspensions offer fleets many benefits, including optimized fuel efficiency and tire life, superior cargo protection, improved ride characteristics and minimized wear and tear on trailer components. These advantages can be maximized with some basic knowledge concerning the ins and outs of air suspensions, along with a good understanding of maintenance practices. We asked several manufacturers of trailer air suspensions to weigh in on the subject, and their advice could save fleets a significant amount of time and money.

Meijer and its suppliers are benefiting from evaluating new vehicles, systems and components

Based in Grand Rapids, Mich., Meijer operates 203 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. The company’s stores are served by a fleet of 170 tractors and more than 2,100 dry freight and refrigerated trailers, including 2010 through 2014 model year Freightliner Cascadia power units and trailers from Vanguard, Utility, Wabash and Great Dane.

Reman ECUs: Better than new

On a recent trip to the Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing LLC facility in Hibbing, Minn., Fleet Equipment had a chance to see first-hand how engine electronic computer units (ECUs) are remanufactured. Unlike other vehicle component remanufacturing facilities such as those that remanufacture engine blocks, axles and transmissions, etc., this electronic reman facility was smaller, quieter, extremely clean and free of dust and anything that might cause an electrical interference.

Automated, automatic transmissions & integrated powertrains

Delivering fuel to gas stations throughout northern Virginia and the Washington, D.C., and Baltimore metropolitan areas, Fleet Transit’s fleet of 50 tractors is faced daily with some of the nation’s heaviest stop and go traffic. The company was looking for ways to lower maintenance costs, eliminate driveline problems and increase fuel economy, notes Ken Glover, maintenance supervisor. It also wanted to improve safety and enhance driver recruitment and retention.

Freightliner debuts in-cab training system

Freightliner Trucks and Rolling Strong showcased the Freightliner In-Cab Training (FIT) System, an OEM-designed-and-integrated in-cab exercise and flexibility program that provides drivers with full-body strength-and-conditioning workouts in the cab. The system was first displayed in a Freightliner Cascadia Evolution tractor.

Kenworth cabover body builder manual available

The latest Kenworth Cabover Body Builder Manual for Class 6 K270 and Class 7 K370 truck models includes specification guidelines for body planning and installation processes. The 96-page manual contains detailed sections on cab and chassis dimensions, 2013 engines, exhaust and aftertreatment designs and functionality, frame layouts, chassis and cab electrical systems, body mounting, frame modifications, and routing.

Detroit builds 500,000th Axle

Detroit Diesel Corp. built its 500,000th Detroit Steer Axle. Produced in Redford, Mich., Detroit axles are available in a range of configuration options and are compatible with all braking systems offered by Daimler Trucks. The product line includes steer axles with weight ratings up to 20,000 lbs., rear axles up to 23,000 lbs. and tandem rear axles with ratings up to 46,000 lbs.

Alliance Truck Parts launches new coolant/antifreeze line

Alliance Truck Parts has added Nitrite-free Organic Additive Technology (OAT) and Nitrited Organic Additive Technology (NOAT) extended life coolant/antifreeze to its product line. Formulated for severe-duty applications, the new coolants are designed to reduce costs, according to the company, by improving heat transfer and water pump seal life and by providing long-term wet sleeve liner cavitation and corrosion protection for all cooling system components.