Truck Fleet Management Technology and Maintenance
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, 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

Fleet Sentiment report shows positive signs

Sixty-two percent of the fleet executives responding to the Q1 2014 Fleet Sentiment survey conducted by CK Commercial Vehicle Research in January indicated they planned to place orders for Class 8 trucks in the next three months. Forty-eight percent indicated they planned to place trailer orders. Overall the CKCVR Buying Index, which combines activity and

Omnitracs, Navistar announce Fault Monitoring Optimized by OnCommand Connection

Omnitracs LLC, a provider of integrated wireless systems, applications and services to transportation and logistics companies, and Navistar Inc., an original equipment manufacturer of commercial trucks, buses, defense vehicles and engines, will soon launch Fault Monitoring Optimized by Navistar’s OnCommand Connection. The solution will provide advanced capabilities to shared Omnitracs and Navistar customers, helping them

CMA launches New Double Coin Tires mobile app

Double Coin Tires and CMA, tire manufacturer and marketer, is pleased to announce the launch of a new Double Coin Tires mobile application available for Apple iPhone and Android smartphones. The free Double Coin Tires mobile application uses global positioning system (GPS) offers multiple capabilities including the ability to search for Double Coin dealership locations within

Double Coin Mobile Application
Freightliner Trucks surpasses 15,000 members for Team Run Smart Community

Freightliner Trucks has surpassed 15,000 members for Team Run Smart. Team Run Smart is an open online community, offering a wealth of industry resources and helps owner-operators, company drivers and fleet managers advance in the business of trucking. Launched at the Great American Truck Show (GATS) in 2012, Team Run Smart is accessible through a dedicated

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Drivewyze PreClear now available on PeopleNet Onboard telematics platforms

Drivewyze and PeopleNet today announced that the Drivewyze PreClear weigh station bypass application is now available on PeopleNet onboard devices with a complimentary weigh station cost-analysis tool, nationwide Weigh Station Heads Up notifications and a bypass service subscription option. The announcement follows a successful beta test, which included devices installed on trucks in the United

Drivewyze PreClear now available on PeopleNet
Eaton names Aditya Naik vice president, Finance, Vehicle Group

Power management company Eaton announced that Aditya “A.D.” Naik has been named vice president, Finance, Vehicle group, reporting to Ken Davis, president, Vehicle Group, effective Jan. 27. Naik most recently served as vice president, finance, for Precision Castparts Corp.‘s Wyman-Gordon Aerospace/Turbine Group, where he was responsible for financial controls, planning, analysis and business partnerships. Naik

Telogis upgrades Fleet 11

Telogis Fleet 11, the latest major upgrade to its cloud-based software platform, allows companies to analyze and utilize data gathered from workers, vehicles and assets in the field. The Telogis platform provides dynamic routing, commercial-grade navigation, advanced telematics, real-time work order management and mobile applications for companies with significant numbers of mobile workers. Telogis Fleet

Meritor Mobile Training to deliver onsite education

Meritor Inc.’s aftermarket team unveiled mobile training with two training trucks during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) 2014 that will deliver onsite product and systems education to warehouse distributors, independent service garages and fleets in the U.S. and Canada. According to the company, each of the Nissan high-roof NV3500 trucks, wrapped in Meritor trailer decals,

Idle Smart customer reports cutting fuel costs

Ibbetson Brothers, a farm and trucking operation in Yates Center, Kan., is realizing fuel saving and other benefits from its use of the Idle Smart idle reduction solution. The operation is installing Idle Smart in four trucks used to haul hay to dairies and feedlots, and other commodities in over-the-road specialized, flatbed and heavy haul