Truck News


  • New map overlays to help guide your route more efficiently

    November 30, 2015 3:08PM by Truck News

    PRINCETON, N.J. – ALK Maps today (Nov. 30) released new map overlays that the company says will provide superior route planning and data insight for increased operational efficiency on its web-based interactive mapping platform. Part of ALK Technologies, ALK Maps’

  • Sonim’s new phones flaunt smarts and toughness

    November 27, 2015 12:18PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – If your smartphone can’t handle the harsh grind of your demanding day-to-day life, Sonim Technologies’ XP7 or XP5 could be the answer you’ve been looking for. Built to be tough enough for the harshest of conditions, Sonim’s

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    New floor mats are a ‘no-brainer’

    November 27, 2015 11:40AM by Truck News

    BLOOMING PRAIRIE, Minn. – Minimizer has released two new additions to its custom molded floor mat line – the Freightliner Coronado (model years 2010-16) and the Freightliner 122SD. “These mats put that dirt and mud just where they’re supposed to

  • CITT looks to answer your CCLP designation questions quickly

    November 24, 2015 2:20PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Following the successful launch of the Canadian Institute of Traffic and Transport’s (CITT)-Certified Logistics Professional (CCLP) Route Finder this past August, the Toronto organization has expanded the functionality of the web-based program by adding a 24/7 Quick

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    In-cab satellite TV helps company retain drivers, save money

    November 23, 2015 12:48PM by Truck News

    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Thanks to the installation of in-cab satellite TV packages in its entire fleet, Utah-based trucking company Interide Transport reported a significant improvement in driver retention and an annual savings on its investment. The company said

  • Peterbilt offers new rollover technology to protect drivers

    November 23, 2015 11:34AM by Truck News

    DENTON, Texas – Peterbilt Motors Company announced Nov. 19 its new technology aimed at protecting truck drivers in the event of a rollover. The RollTek protections system, which is integrated with the premium Atlas II driver seats, is currently in

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    Optronics says its new LED lamps add another ‘nail in the coffin’ of incandescent lights

    November 17, 2015 4:54PM by Truck News

    TULSA, Okla. – Optronics International introduced two new backup lamps Nov. 17 – the four-inch round and a six-inch oval – adding to its ONE LED line of single-diode lamps, which the company says makes a viable alternative to incandescent

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    Carrier Centers partners with Petro-Canada Lubricants

    November 10, 2015 5:49PM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Southern Ontario’s seven Carrier Centers sites will soon offer Petro-Canada Lubricants Inc.’s (PCLI) service fill bulk and packaged heavy-duty engine oil, in addition to third-party bulk deliveries. Petro-Canada Lubricants will supply DURON–E 15W-40 and DURON–E 10W-30 to

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    New Toughbook 20 built with transportation workers in mind

    November 9, 2015 7:06PM by Truck News

    NEWARK, N.J. — Panasonic has released its new Toughbook 20, geared toward those in the transportation industry and touted by the company as ‘the world’s first fully-rugged detachable laptop’ to hit the market. The two-in-one laptop (both a computer and

  • Truck West columnist writes e-book on fleet tax compliance

    November 9, 2015 7:04PM by Truck News

    CALGARY, Alta. — North Star Fleet Solutions published its first e-book Nov. 9, titled Fleet Tax Compliance: 7 Critical Things You Need to Know, penned by tax compliance expert and Truck West columnist Sandy Johnson. “Often, even companies that think

  • SkyBitz addresses detention time

    November 5, 2015 12:54PM by Truck News

    HERNDON, Va. — The challenge many carrier operators face of having to manually track their dropped trailers at consignee locations may soon be a thing of the past. Created by SkyBitz, a Virginia-based, remote asset tracking and information management company,

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    Bridgestone introduces new trailer retread

    November 3, 2015 3:56PM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Bridgestone Commercial has rolled out its new Bandag TR4.1 trailer retread. According to Bridgestone, the new retread provides dependable wear life performance for small to medium truckload, less-than-truckload (LTL) and pick-up and delivery (P&D) fleets. “When shopping for

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    Stemco launches new online training program

    October 28, 2015 9:42AM by Truck News

    LONGVIEW, Texas ­– Stemco has unveiled an all-new online training program called Stemco University earlier this week. The new program was designed to promote the company’s commitment to safety and provide in-depth training for Stemco products and components. By enrolling

  • Product Transportation

    Goodyear launches new Fuel Max tire

    October 28, 2015 9:16AM by Truck News

    AKRON, Ohio – Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has unveiled a commercial truck tire – the Fuel Max RSA – that it says is ideal for regional/long haul driving because it combines enhanced toughness for urban environments and long miles to

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    Yokohama announces three new sizes for the TY527 premium drive tire

    October 16, 2015 9:05AM by Truck News

    SANTA ANA, Calif. – Yokohama Tire Corporation’s TY527 premium drive tire is now available in three new 16-ply sizes: 295/75R22.5, 11R22.5 and 11R24.5. The TY527 is also available in its original 14-ply, 285/75R24.5 size. “The TY527 is ideal for regional, high