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Doleco USA releases DoRa Ratcheting Load Binder

Doleco USA has released the DoRa Ratcheting Load Binder. The company says the DoRa, which is three-quarters as long as a standard load binder, fits into tighter spaces but expands to enable users to reach further. According to the company, the product is designed to help make the re-tensioning process...

Yokohama’s Virginia tire plant set to reopen

Yokohama Corp. of North America’s (YCNA) consumer tire plant in Salem, Virginia is set to reopen on June 1. Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Virginia (YTMV) was closed as a precautionary measure to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. As the factory reopens, YTMV says it has implemented several new safety...

Bridgestone releases Firestone FD692 drive tire

Bridgestone Americas, Inc. has released the new Firestone FD692 drive tire. The tire is both SmartWay-verified and California Air Resources Board (CARB)-compliant. The FD692 is engineered with 400% more biting edges than its predecessor and was given a three-peak mountain snowflake certification, Bridgestone says. The company says other features of...

Ryder selects Goodyear as preferred tire supplier

Ryder System, Inc. has announced that Goodyear will become the preferred supplier of tires, retreads and tire management solutions to its network of fleet customers across the U.S. and Canada beginning Jan. 1, 2021. This new partnership between Ryder and Goodyear brings two transportation companies together to build on their...

Technology

Aperia launches Pro+ with no upfront payment required in tire analytics platform

Aperia Technologies Inc. has introduced the Pro+ program to support fleets amid the COVID-19 pandemic. With no upfront payments required, the company says Pro+ allows fleets to benefit from Halo Connect, its tire analytics platform, without the upfront cash outlay and includes a perpetual warranty. The program can be canceled...

Upkeep and maintenance of steering gears

With the continued integration of more technologies into automated commercial vehicle safety systems, steering gear maintenance is an often neglected, yet key element in the effective operation of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). The most common steering gear location is on the steer axle’s left-side frame rail, although vehicles with...

Verizon, TomTom expand mapping deal

Verizon will integrate TomTom’s Maps APIs and SDKs into its location services offering, making it easier for the developer community to build upon and integrate the platform, the company announced. This agreement is an expansion of the existing TomTom and Verizon agreement, in which TomTom provides location-based services to enhance...

From equipment to emails: A cybersecurity primer

Disruptive events, like a global pandemic, create opportunity for digital crime, according to Mimecast, a company specializing in cloud-based email management for Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Office 365, including security, archiving, and continuity services to protect business mail. And transportation has been a high-level target in the past several weeks....

Podcasts

Podcast: Daimler Trucks North America on keeping up with service during a critical time

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, trucking has, of course, been designated an essential service, and naturally truck maintenance followed suit. Today’s guest is Kevin Bangston, general manager of distribution network development for Daimler Trucks North America, who talked about how DTNA’s service network is providing for its customers,...

Podcast: Talking truck telematics with Trimble Transportation

Chris Orban, vice president of data science for Trimble Transportation, stops by the Fleet Future podcast to talk about how telematics companies can help fleets during the Coronavirus pandemic, and to go over some of Trimble’s newest offerings such as Dispatch Advisor and video intelligence. Listen below, and find more...

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