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Viable ideas: Cab-over-engine new technologies

Hino has its eye on new technologies for medium-duty trucks as cab-over-engines (COEs) continue to meet market needs.

Webasto, ESW Group partner to achieve clean air goals

Webasto Product North America and ESW Group have formed a partnership to give fleets and municipalities the opportunity to obtain Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) funding for emission control and idle reduction equipment.

MDPS offered to power CPAP devices

Purkeys Fleet Electric’s MDPS is designed to provide power for medical devices such as CPAP machines from a 12V power source. The unit features a 16-character backlit LCD, on/off switch, audible buzzer, durable extruded aluminum housing, and durable quick-connect connections.

Xata, ALK launch CoPilot Truck 8 Professional with XataNet

Xata Corp. and ALK Technologies recently launched CoPilot Truck 8 Professional integrated with XataNet, designed to provide users with advanced functionality, updated PC*MILER 25 routing, and availability on a wider range of hardware platforms.

ALK unveils new version of GPS App for Smartphones

the new version of ALK Technologies’ CoPilot Truck GPS navigation app brings the latest truck-specific, turn-by-turn guidance and routing technology to iPhones, iPads, Android-powered devices, laptops and Windows Mobile rugged devices.

New Cobra products allow for hands-free driving

The brand new Cobra 29 LX BT, a Bluetooth wireless-equipped version of Cobra’s 29 LX CB, gives drivers full voice-activated control over their cell phone without ever having to touch it.

Guidepoint makes OEM fleet services available to businesses

Guidepoint Systems has expanded its fleet services to cover fleets of all sizes with an updated customer interface, a 24/7 call center and enhanced landmarking tools. New features include an enhanced map view, the ability to designate a group of vehicles and monitor them in real-time, and a landmarking function that enables certain locations to be marked for notification, either that a planned stop was made or an “out of bounds” area was visited.

TruckWeight Updates wireless onboard Smart Scale

The company’s next-generation Smart Scale system is now available for trucks and tractor-trailer combinations with air-ride or mechanical suspensions. The system features a wireless, handheld receiver to allow drivers to maximize payloads and avoid overweight tickets.

Willis Power Systems introduces ‘Willie’ APU

The compact auxiliary power unit is versatile and lightweight, offering up to 50% more engine power than competitive products. Its compact design allows for easy installation of a closed-loop cooling system versus one that is integrated into the truck’s own HVAC system.

Transport Security locks prevent tractor-trailer brake release

Transport Security Inc.’s Enforcer high security locking systems AirCuff lock completely covers the locks and dash-mounted air valve levers to prevent truck and trailer brakes from being released. The unit is portable and easy to install, with no drilling or permanent installation parts required.

VDO offers pedal and hand controls for many applications

Continental Commercial Vehicles and Aftermarket, a developer of electronic network solutions for commercial, transportation, off highway, agricultural vehicles and stationary equipment, announced that it offers a wide range of VDO pedals and hand controls for a numerous vehicle and equipment applications. Customers can choose from a comprehensive offering of off-the-shelf or customizable pedals and hand controls in suspended, lever, floor mount and rotary designs, the company said.

Fuel efficiency: Auxiliary HVAC and Power Systems

Fleets have been specifying a variety of onboard auxiliary systems.