Truck Fleet Management Technology and Maintenance
Mobile Awareness expands line of dash cam and DVR systems

Mobile Awareness LLC has expanded its line of dash cameras and digital video recording systems for commercial trucks. The lineup offers a solution for every type of truck; basic ‘forward view’ recording; driver and forward recording, and multi-camera recording solutions. Recordings are easily transferable via password protected SD cards or 4G cellular communications systems. Mobile

Cummins Filtration opens YouTube channel

Shedding new light on diesel engine filtration is a new YouTube channel from Cummins Filtration Inc. that focuses on the “science to technology” approach for its Fleetguard filter product line. Newly posted videos are available on the Cummins Filtration YouTube channel at youtube.com/FleetguardFiltration. Additional videos will be posted throughout 2014. “We encourage our customers to

Navistar launches online truck configuration tools

A new online tool designed to allow truck buyers to customize features and specifications for a variety of commercial applications has been introduced by Navistar International Corp. The OEM is making its new “truck configurators” available for International ProStar, DuraStar and TerraStar models. “We know that an increasing number of customers in the commercial truck

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Fleets leverage IT to streamline the business process

In today’s regulatory and economic climate, it is becoming imperative for refrigerated transportation assets to be monitored and controlled in real time, according to Craig Montgomery, senior vice president of marketing for ORBCOMM Inc. As a result, fleets are increasingly embracing telematics technology. As an example, Montgomery cites a recent contract signed by ORBCOMM’s StarTrak division

Filtering out the noise: Realizing the ROI of safety solutions

There are key features of any safety solution that can lead to improved performance and a faster return on investment. Among those is an open platform—one that has the ability to fit within an existing technology environment and with future system investments. Simply put, you can realize value and a quick ROI for safety solutions

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Aljex upgrades network and data security

Hosted software operations from Aljex are being upgraded with a multi-redundant Tier-IV data center operated by Zimcom Internet Solutions. The new data center will provide access and ultra-secure data storage for Aljex clients. Tier-IV is the highest level of data center security defined in the TIA-942 standard by the Telecommunications Industry Association. Aljex is a

MAHLE Clevite partners with eXperticity

Product training for its Victor Reinz gasket product line is now being offered through a partnership between eXperticity and manufacturer MAHLE Clevite Inc.  Each course consists of a video communicating the key features, benefits and selling points of Victor Reinz gaskets. As a user completes a course, they receive points to redeem for a MAHLE Clevite hat, shirt or

Carrier Transicold Athens facility celebrates 25th anniversary

The 25th anniversary of its U.S. manufacturing facility in Athens, Ga. is being celebrated by Carrier Transicold. The plant produces the manufacturer’s Vector, X2 and X4 trailer refrigeration units and Supra truck refrigeration units, as well as PowerLINE generator sets that are used to power refrigerated shipping containers. “Athens has been a pivotal location for

VIPAR Heavy Duty acquires Power Heavy Duty

VIPAR Heavy Duty has announced the acquisition of Power Heavy Duty, a Pearland, Texas-based distributor network with over 200 locations across the U.S. As a result of the transaction, Power Heavy Duty will become part of the VIPAR Heavy Duty family of companies and continue to serve customers as a separate brand. VIPAR Heavy Duty

The better brake rules

Two laws will go into effect over the next two years that will limit certain constituents or elements present in brake linings for on highway vehicles—and the focus is on protecting the environment. So what’s the concern and how will it affect fleets? Here’s the background: Both the States of California and Washington have enacted

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Heart and soul service pays dividends

“We don’t just fix trucks. We make certain our customers can move their freight as they promised.” That’s the wisdom and leadership of Brett Graham, chief executive officer of Graham Center, an International Truck dealer with locations in Sherman and Paris, Texas, and a recent recipient of Baylor University’s 2013 Small Business of the Year.

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Matthew Bemer promoted to Fleet Equipment

Babcox Media Inc. has named Matthew Bemer as associate editor of both Fleet Equipment and Tire Review magazines. In his new role, Bemer will work on the two brand’s magazine and digital properties. In addition, he will continue his involvement in corporate communications efforts for Babcox Media. Bemer graduated in 2012 from the College of Arts