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Three ways to enhance sleeper cabs HVAC

When it comes to driver comfort, two key selling points for any truck are space and visibility. Big interiors and lots of window glass add to the demands placed on another critical driver-comfort item—the HVAC system. “Truck manufacturers work closely with climate-control system engineers to make sure the components, ducts, vents and controls are well

Red Dot Sleeper HVAC
Tips for spec’ing sleeper cab APUs

Idling engines affect our environment and our energy supply in several ways. A large, gas-fueled engine, for example, consumes as many as 8 gal. of fuel for every hour that it idles. In a single year, such an engine consumes 2,400 gal. of fuel. An idling engine also generates as much as 21 tons of

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eNow solar technology expands reach through alliance with Velociti

Through a newly announced business alliance with transportation technology deployment experts Velociti, eNow will expand market exposure for its full line of solar powered energy systems. “We’re always on the lookout for technologies that our customers can leverage to maximize efficiency and value in their fleet,” said Velociti President Derek Powell. “eNow’s innovative solar technology

Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America introduces 200 amp alternator

Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America Inc. introduced a new alternator, the Diamond Power A200 (DP A200) for heavy-duty trucks, which features many new technologies unique to heavy-duty alternators, earning five new patents. Key features and benefits include: Offers the highest efficiency rating among major 12v heavy-duty alternators in North America, providing improved fuel economy; Weighs 21.8

Thermo King MATS 2014 booth tour with Doug Lenz

Thermo King manufactures transport temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications, including trailers, truck bodies, buses, shipboard containers and railway cars. At the Mid-America Trucking Show 2014, in Louisville, Ky., Doug Lenz, vice president of management, marketing and business development at Thermo King, took a minute to show the Fleet Equipment crew around

Peterson introduces new LumenX S/T/T light with integrated back-up lamp

Peterson Manufacturing has expanded their innovative LumenX LED line with a S/T/T light featuring an integrated back-up lamp. Dubbed a “cyclops style” by Peterson design engineers, the new model embeds a small white lens within the main red LumenX lens, allowing one of the seven diodes to provide DOT-legal back-up functionality — a true two-in-one lighting

Peterson MFG LumenX Cyclops
Stop throwing away ‘bad’ batteries—recover them

For those charged with keeping rolling stock and equipment on-the-road and fully operational, battery performance and extending life cycles is a critical budget line item. Failure is simply not an acceptable option, as PulseTech Products Corp. explains proper battery procedures. The workhorse lead-acid battery handles the lion’s share of stored electrical power requirements in most

Peterson introduces new LED interior light

Peterson Manufacturing announced a newly-designed interior lighting system for cargo vehicles. Listed as the 359 Series, the light features a 1 in. x 18 in. bar of high-output Great White LEDs and offers a host of advantages over traditional recessed dome lights, said the company. Among those advantages is its easy, go-anywhere, surface screw mount

Idle Smart introduces new feature to protect fleets against battery drain

Idle Smart announced Battery Protect—a new feature that continuously monitors battery voltage levels and will start and run a vehicle’s engine to recharge batteries, helping ensure fleet uptime and starting. Battery Protect was introduced at the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) 2014 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition in Nashville, Tenn. “With Battery

Phillips Industries announces new partnership

During a press conference held at the Technology and Maintenance Council 2014 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition, Phillips Industries announced a partnership with Innotec.  The new partnership will offer Innotec’s unique Boardfree LED lights packaged with Phillips’ Sta-Dry trailer harnesses. This partnership signifies Phillips’ entrance into the exterior trailer LED lighting market. In September

Peterson unveils new LED lens design

Peterson’s new LumenX Series 7 safety lights are powered by the latest white-diode LEDs. The LumenX Series features breakthrough optics engineered for such efficient light dispersal that the entire lens illuminates fully—no “hot spots” or “dead zones,” regardless of viewing angle, says the company. The DOT-legal LumenX Series comprises S/T/T lights, turn signals, backup lights

Grote introduces new LED lamp family

Grote has introduced a new family of LED 6”oval and 4” round Stop/Tail/Turn lamps, each equipped with an integral LED built-in back-up lamp. These new patent pending designs are built to industry standard configurations and offer OEM designers and fleet operations more advantages, says the company. Combining S/S/T and back-up functions in these lamps allow