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Mitchell 1 introduces labor time estimating program

TruckLabor, a labor time estimating solution for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, has been introduced by Mitchell 1. The cloud-based system automatically provides the most current labor time data.

For-hire carriers asked to participate in operational costs survey

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) is asking fleets to participate in its Operational Costs of Trucking report. The online survey seeks to capture basic cost information from for-hire carriers.

Alliance Truck Parts updates online product information

Expanded product information and content, and improved navigation and parts lookup access are among the features of the newly updated website at Alliance Truck Parts. The new website is also optimized for mobile devices.

Horton expands to meet demand for reman fan drives

The size of Horton’s Britton, S.D., remanufacturing facility has doubled. The expansion, completed in February 2013, enables the company to meet the increasing need for remanufactured fan drives.

Virtual Driver Interactive expands training offerings

Expanded lesson plans for semi-trucks and other large vehicles, as part of its Virtual HDT corporate fleet driver safety system, is now available from Virtual Driver Interactive (VDI).

Qualcomm launches Exact Fuel application

Qualcomm Enterprise Services has unveiled its Exact Fuel application that monitors and transmits fuel level information on the vehicle data bus directly to fleet managers.

Venchurs uses 3M CNG tank

Venchurs CNG has announced a new collaboration with 3M, utilizing the company’s newly certified compressed natural gas (CNG) 21.5×60-inch tank for light-and medium-duty truck conversions.

Siemens moves hybrid production to Georgia

Siemens has moved production of its hybrid traction electric drive system to its manufacturing plant in Alpharetta, Georgia. The move, according to the company, allows a quicker response to the production and service needs of North American customers.

Qualcomm launches Trailer ABS Connect application

Trailer ABS Connect provides trailer and tractor connect and disconnect event information, including time, date and location; trailer ID; MCP ID; and trailer odometer readings.

Rand McNally opens new web portal, adds services

The all-new Rand McNally Connect web portal for mobile fleet management solutions is now enabling a single point for users to view all of the metrics, features and services connected with the company’s TND 760 and TPC 7600 products.

PeopleNet introduces tethered trailer tracking

A trailer tracking solution that requires no additional trailer hardware is now available from PeopleNet. Event information is stored, including the date/time, location, vehicle and trailer odometer reading.

Truck leasing options

Several new factors are making some fleet managers take another look at options offered by leasing companies.