Truck Fleet Management Technology and Maintenance
WABCO acquires Transics International

WABCO Holdings Inc. announced that it has acquired Transics International NV, a fleet management solution headquartered in Ypres, Belgium. WABCO has completed the acquisition of 96.84 % of Transics International shares by acquiring holding company Tavares NV in a cash transaction. The purchase price was EUR 111.1 million, which included the acquisition of EUR 15.3 million

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SmartDrive Systems selected by Goggin Warehousing

SmartDrive Systems announced that Goggin Warehousing has equipped its entire fleet with SmartDrive. The company is using the system to help sharpen defensive driving skills and to create a protective environment for its drivers. “We chose SmartDrive after an initial deployment in some selected locations,” said Keith Bellenfant, president of Goggin Warehousing, a Shelbyville, Tenn.-based

Odyssey Battery expands social media presence

Odyssey Battery by EnerSys has expanded its social media presence with the launch of an Instagram page, effective Feb. 1, 2014. Instagram provides an additional platform for Odyssey battery by EnerSys to connect with customers and fans by sharing photos pertaining to Odyssey battery sponsorships, special events, new product updates and more. To connect or follow Odyssey battery

Odyssey Batter on Social Media
Integrated solutions for fuel purchasing can help lower costs

What an interesting time for motor carriers. New or rising costs for trucks and drivers, regulatory requirements and safety mandates are all ongoing challenges. And let’s not forget fuel. This might be a good time to review the costs associated with fuel. Costs, plural? Yes, the direct cost of fuel that actually is burned is

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Vigillo announces the DataQs Success Report

Vigillo LLC, creators of data mining software products designed to aggregate, organize and deliver complex fleet safety information,  announced the DataQs Success Report. The new offering allows motor carriers to easily identify where their DataQs challenges are likely to have the best chance of success. FMCSA’s DataQs allow carriers to request a review of federal

J. J. Keller and Verizon join forces for e-log solution

J. J. Keller & Associates Inc. introduces the J. J. Keller Compliance Tablet powered by Verizon, a solution that, according to the companies, will help ease fleets’ transitions to E-Logs. “This collaboration of the leader in compliance with the leader in communication gives our tablet users an all-inclusive E-Log solution supported by a 4G network,”

Double Coin Tires, CMA announce new distribution center

Double Coin Tires and CMA announced the grand opening of their new west coast distribution center in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. The new distribution center recently completed its final phase of construction located at the intersection of 8th Street and Vineyard Avenue in the city of Rancho Cucamonga. The center will support the dealer and end

Gabriel expands heavy-duty product, service offerings

The Original Gabriel Ride Control LLC, a manufacturer and supplier of heavy-duty (HD) Fleetline and GasSLX, has expanded its product and service offerings significantly since it began distributing directly to HD customers one year ago. The company has added 44 new truck, trailer and bus SKU’s and 116 new competitive interchanges to its coverage. All

EnerSys becomes official partner of Team Penske

EnerSys and Team Penske announced  a multi-year agreement, naming EnerSys as official partner of Team Penske beginning in 2014. EnerSys will also become an integral partner with Team Penske and will have its Odyssey battery brand on the b-post of the No. 22 NASCAR Nationwide Series (NSS) Ford Mustang beginning in Daytona. “To be able

Enersys Team Penske NASCAR
ACT Research: January Heavy-duty preliminary orders up 51% Y/Y

January North American Classes 5-7 net orders are expected at 17,000 units (±5%) and Class 8 net orders are expected at 34,700 units (±5%), when actual data are released mid-month, according to ACT Research, publisher of new and used commercial vehicle industry data, market analysis and forecasting services for the North American market, as well

Timken launches online training program

The Timken Co. announced the launch of Timken Tech Series for Commercial Vehicles, an online training program for professional technicians and distributors. Available at www.timken.com/techseries, the training starts with tapered roller bearings. Courses covering lubricants, driveline center support bearings, seals and other topics will be added periodically. “More than 10,000 technicians, distributors and students have

FLD launches improved fleet management, tracking software

FLD Inc. has announced the launch of its latest version of OnceOVR, an electronic condition reporting smartphone app. The newest version of the app includes specialized inventory management and fleet audit functionality aimed at alleviating the issues faced by fleet managers and strategic sourcing and procurement professionals nationwide. The free, patent-pending app Online Vehicle Remarketing