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Continental releases line of VDO SingleViu instruments to replace analog, CAN gauges

Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket has introduced a new line of round instrumentation for use in heavy-duty trucks, buses, and off-highway equipment. The VDO SingleViu instrument series features a dual input that allows operation with analog signals and digitally with CAN bus. The new line performs all of the functions of the prior VDO Vision,

Continental ContiPressureCheck system now available on Geotab Marketplace

Continental announced that its ContiPressureCheck TPMS system is now available on the Geotab Marketplace. The ContiPressureCheck system helps fleets avoid tire-related breakdowns and costs associated with unplanned downtime by providing real-time data, the company explained. Tire temperature and pressure data that is captured via the ContiPressureCheck system is transmitted through Geotab’s GO device and provides

Continental’s ContiTrack2 reaches one million commercial tires measured

Continental has announced that its ContiTrack2 Bluetooth-enabled digital inspection tool has reached the milestone of one million tires measured in the U.S. and Canada. The tool and associated software program, introduced in 2012, identifies and tracks a commercial tire’s tread wear and tire pressure in real time. Tread depth, air pressure, mismatched dual tires, and irregular

Continental introduces ContiPressureCheck Solo TPMS system

Continental has introduced ContiPressureCheck Solo, a new stand-alone tire pressure monitoring system for trailers. The solution is expected to be commercially available by the end of 2018. ContiPressureCheck Solo notifies the driver of tire pressure issues in real time while keeping the trailer system completely separate from the tractor, offering fleets a solution to reduce

Continental partners with Vodafone on Internet of Things technology for tire pressure monitoring

Continental has partnered with Vodafone to bring Internet of Things (IoT) technology to its ContiConnect digital tire monitoring program. ContiConnect uses Vodafone’s IoT SIM technology to collect tire pressure data for commercial vehicle fleets, every time the trucks return to the fleet terminal, and display it in a mobile-friendly web portal that can be accessed

VDO RoadLog ELD successfully meets FMCSA data transfer test

Continental announced that its VDO RoadLog ELD platform has successfully completed data transfer testing with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The VDO RoadLog ELD confirmed compliance with ELD mandate regulations by effectively demonstrating its ability to transfer data to an authorized enforcement official’s PC via a wireless internet connection and locally via USB 2.0.

Continental invests $9 million to expand rubber mixing operations in Nebraska

Continental has announced a $9.3 million expansion of the rubber mixing operations at its industrial hose plant in Norfolk, Nebraska, to accommodate its North American manufacturing facilities by providing rubber for industrial hoses and whitewall tires for cars. “We have plans to add in excess of 19,000 square feet to expand our rubber mixing capabilities

Continental acquires U.S. Custom Machining Services

Continental has acquired Custom Machining Services Inc. in order to expand its range of services for the industrial hose industry. The Valparaiso, Ind.-based Custom Machining Services Inc. has been in business since 1979 and has been producing hose assembly equipment, crimpers and dies since 1984.The company employs 50 people and is known for its CustomCrimp

VDO RoadLog Office compliance reporting tool includes free software updates

Continental announced that it will provide VDO RoadLog users with free software updates for VDO RoadLog Office, Continental’s online compliance reporting and fleet management tool. VDO RoadLog Office is used in conjunction with VDO RoadLog ELDs to automate compliance reporting. In addition to free updates for the VDO RoadLog Office online compliance and reporting tool,

Continental offers VDO RoadLog Office Solo fleet management tool

Continental offers VDO RoadLog Office Solo, an online tool for fleet management and compliance reporting that provides complete FMCSA compliance with no monthly fees. VDO RoadLog Office Solo provides ELD mandate compliance, automated log auditing, IRP/IFTA calculations and log reporting. Log violations reports can be generated and printed, and mapping shows where and when vehicles

Tire, wheel programs can help fleets reduce downtime

“The more you see them, the fewer problems you’ll experience,” says Walt Weller, vice president of sales at Double Coin Tire, the exclusive distributor of Double Coin products in North America. “One of the most expensive issues for fleets is road service for tires, and much of the time those are preventable problems.” Double Coin,

TPMS systems provide CSA violation prevention benefits

Fleet managers are under increased equipment performance pressure, not the least of which comes from ensuring that their trucks on the road meet all CSA standards. Violations can quickly add up, and improperly inflated tires—especially flat and blown tires—can be a red flag for enforcement officers. That’s where tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS), as well