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Purkey’s releases Aware audio interface management system

Purkey’s Fleet Electric recently released their Aware audio interface management system, which connects with the speaker system in a truck’s cab to wirelessly route messages from the telematics alert system through the speakers. Features of the Aware system, described by the company, include: Allows for hands-free phone operation with any common 3.5 mm mono microphone

Freightliner offers additional cab configurations for new Cascadia

Freightliner’s new Cascadia truck is now available in mid-roof cab configurations for regional overnight haulers and segments such as bulk haul and flat beds. The configurations include 48-, 60- and 72-in. mid-roof XT sleeper cabs in both 116- and 126-in. BBC platforms. All three configurations offer two levels of aerodynamic packages, the Aero or AeroX,

Building on the foundation: Freightliner Custom Chassis sets its sights on expansion

Vocational trucks adapt to their applications—one day a box-truck is called upon to tackle P&D; the next, a dump truck is need to haul dirt to a jobsite. Regardless of the truck’s body, all vocational workhorses share a common steel skeletal structure and fuel-fired heart. Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. (FCCC) has been crafting truck, bus

Prioritizing luxury: Today’s cabs are built with driver retention in mind

In a recent Fleet Equipment fleet survey, we found that 75% of fleet managers are spec’ing in-cab amenities and creature comforts as part of a driver retention program. That should come as no surprise, as the latest driver shortage numbers from the American Trucking Associations are still concerning, with 83% turnover for larger fleets and

Jost International celebrates 500,000th fifth wheel

Jost International celebrates the January manufacture and shipment of its 500,000th fifth wheel. The fifth wheel was produced at the company’s Greeneville, Tenn. facility. Jost fifth wheels feature safe and simple locking mechanisms with only four moving parts, according to the company. Additional safety features include high coupling lugs decreasing the potential for improper coupling and an

Hendrickson expands bumper offering for International ProStar

Hendrickson Bumper and Trim has announced an expanded offering of the All Makes Aero Clad stainless steel clad aluminum bumper for International ProStar. This latest offering is designed to replace three-piece plastic bumpers equipped on trucks built Feb. 2015 and later with new fixed mount bumper brackets; the ProStar Aero Clad bumper has been tested and proven

Watch: Inside Kenworth’s 76-in. mid-roof sleeper

Kenworth Truck Co.’s new 76-in. mid-roof sleeper for the Kenworth T680 and T880 is in production. The 76-in. mid-roof sleeper is optimized for bulk tank, flatbed and other truck operators who prefer a lower roof, aerodynamic, light weight truck that has the comforts of Kenworth’s 76-in. high-roof sleeper for driver retention and recruitment. The new

Nelson captures ‘Best of Show’ at Shell Rotella SuperRigs

Kiegan Nelson of Richfield, Wis., won Best of Show honors with his 1985 Peterbilt 359 and 2014 MAC trailer at the 33rd annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition, held June 11-13 at Retama Park in Selma, Texas. He was awarded $10,000 from Shell Rotella and $5,000 from MAC trailers. The winning truck also captured first place

Weighing fifth wheel options to spec a lighter-weight truck

When fleets spec lighter-weight components, it’s generally an attempt to offset increases in weight in other areas of the vehicle and/or increase their payload capacity. As a result, the savings in fuel comes in improved efficiency in the operation of the fleet—greater cargo capacity equals revenue per trip and more capacity may even mean less

Hino Trucks approved for New York alternative fuel vehicle – Voucher Incentive Program

Hino Trucks’ Class 5 195h and 195h-DC diesel electric cab-over has been approved by the New York Truck – Voucher Incentive Program (NYT-VIP). The NYT-VIP is a partnership between the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) and CALSTART. $19

Spec’ing sleepers: Two distinct needs

“We have two distinct needs for sleeper equipped tractors in our operation,” says Jim Bullins, corporate fleet manager at Maines Paper and Food Service. “In both cases, we work closely with Fleet Advantage, our asset management, fleet business analytics and equipment financing provider, to tailor specifications to our fleet operation.” Headquartered in Conklin, N.Y., Maines

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Kenworth offers optional upper bunk, roof fairing aerodynamics

An enhanced 52-in. mid-roof sleeper offering for the Kenworth T680, with the addition of an optional upper bunk, and an aerodynamic roof fairing is now available. The 28-inch wide foam upper bunk for regional haul applications that require a second sleeper berth is for use while the vehicle is parked. The T680 52-inch sleeper is

Kenworth offers optional upper bunk, aerodynamic on T680