Truck Fleet Management Technology and Maintenance
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

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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

Northwest Food Products Transportation upgrades to Cadec management software

For real-time data access, Northwest Food Products Transportation (NFPT), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Land O’ Lakes, has upgraded to Cadec Global’s PowerVue Enterprise solution. The company is a long-time user of Cadec’s Mobius product. Cadec’s PowerVue is a software-as-a-service-based fleet management solution. NFPT chose to upgrade to PowerVue due to its ability to provide fleet

SKF adds wheel end training videos

SKF has expanded its YouTube channel to include heavy duty wheel end training videos designed around the SKF Trouble-Free Operation (TFO) Program, its systems approach to proper wheel end maintenance. The new heavy-duty wheel end training videos showcase proper wheel end maintenance as detailed in the SKF TFO wheel end maintenance guide. Divided into seven

Rand McNally signs on as official truck GPS of the 2014 Pilot Flying J Truck Driver Challenge

Rand McNally has signed on to be a sponsor of the Pilot Flying J Truck Driver Challenge. During the event, professional drivers from IndyCar, NASCAR and the NHRA Series will navigate road courses modeled after real-world obstacles testing their safe driving abilities. When the safest and most skilled drivers are announced at the end of

TSI/SSG Hires New International Sales Rep

Tire Service Equipment Mfg. Co. Inc./SAF-TEE Siping & Grooving Inc. announces the appointment of Mr. Heiko (Hike) Pollem as international sales representative effective Jan. 2, 2014.  Hike is replacing Mr. Arvid Vaaten who recently retired. Pollem has worked in the automotive aftermarket and related fields for 40+ years starting with Carroll Shelby in the 1960’s

Covenant Transport adopts Freightliner Trucks FIT System

Freightliner Trucks has announced that Covenant Transport has ordered the Freightliner In-Cab Training (FIT) System for its fleet. The Chattanooga, Tenn.-based truckload carrier is one of the first major fleets to order the exercise and flexibility system as a reward and incentive program for its drivers. Developed in collaboration with Rolling Strong, the FIT System

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Rush Enterprises acquires assets of dealership groups in Illinois and Indiana

Subsidiaries of Rush Enterprises Inc. have acquired certain assets of CIT Inc., which does business as Chicago International Trucks, Mcgrenho LLC, which does business as Indy Truck Sales, and Indiana Mack Leasing LLC; and the membership interests of Idealease of Chicago LLC. The purchase price for the assets, membership interests, goodwill and dealership properties was

JohnDow offers TPMS sensor storage cabinets, Fuel Cart line

A new line of TPMS Sensor Storage Cabinets is available from JohnDow Dynamic. The single door TPMS-90 cabinet will hold up to 90 sensors in separate rows for easy identification. Up to 72 sensors can be stored in the TPMS-72P two-door cabinet along with up to 28 boxes of service kits and accessories. A drawer