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Managing tires: Manufacturer programs can help fleets lower tire costs

The American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council’s Recommended Practice RP 236A—Outsourcing Guidelines For Tire & Wheel Maintenance contains a wealth of information that can help fleets make more effective tire management decisions. As the RP notes, fleets are looking for efficient and productive ways to better manage tire costs and are turning to outsourcing

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

Alcoa unveils new light-weight 14-, 9-in. forged aluminum wheels

Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products, a business unit of Alcoa Inc., announced that its 14-in. wide base and 9-in. wheels are the lightest in the industry. Utilizing the proprietary LvL One wheel manufacturing process of light weighting coupled with proven 6061 alloy, Alcoa’s 22.5- x 14-in. wide base wheels are now 54 lbs. per wheel

Meritor WABCO addresses safety technology at Heavy Duty Dialogue 2014’s “X Factors in the Industry” panel

Heavy Duty Dialogue 2014 is a business conference developed by the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association for fleet and supplier executives globally in the commercial vehicle industry. The event was held in conjunction with the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition in Nashville. The “X Factors in the

Eaton, Cummins announce SmartAdvantage portfolio expansion

Power management company Eaton, along with Cummins Inc., announced that their popular SmartAdvantage Powertrain package is being expanded to include applications for the ISX12 diesel engine and ISX15 SmartAdvantage applications up to 110,000 lb. gross vehicle weight (GVW). Speaking to media at the American Trucking Associations’ annual Technology & Maintenance Council meeting, executives from both