Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions has redesigned its www.trucktires.comWeb site. The company says it will offer tires solutions and advice, helping fleet customers increase tire life and reduce cost per mile. Fleets will be able to find the right tire and retread for their application, locate a local dealer and access emergency road service, the company says. Load/inflation tables, tire care videos and links to government and industry Web sites are also included. For more info, visit the site at www.trucktires.com.
Spectra Products says its Zafety Lug Log can help prevent lug nut loosening, wheel damage and wheel-offs. It secures two adjacent wheel nuts together, minimizing their ability to rotate and loosen, the company claims. The use of strong thermoplastic resins makes them durable enough for rugged conditions and provides a high strength-to-weight ratio that allows it to maintain its flexibility, the company says. For more info, visit www.spectraproducts.ca.
PeopleNet has announced it is integrating its PeopleNet Fleet Manager with TMT Fleet Maintenance to automate inspection ticket creation and workflow. The companies are working on eDVIR (electronic driver vehicle inspection report) to automate the creation of inspection tickets. TMT Fleet Maintenance will poll PeopleNet’s message history and create a work order when it detects a vehicle defect identified by a driver in an eDVIR form message, the companies explained. The system will automatically red-tag safety-related issues for highest priority maintenance. When the vehicle repair is completed, the system sends a message through PeopleNet Fleet Manager to dispatch and the vehicle’s driver, letting them know the defect has been fixed. For more details, visit www.peoplenetonline.com.
Xata Turnpike says it is now offering its flagship RouteTracker product to Canadian customers via the Rogers Communications nationwide network. The RouteTracker EOBR transmits GPS and vehicle data to a truck driver’s handheld device and sends it to the Xata Turnpike database, where it can be viewed by customers. They can also generate reports and manage compliance of hours-of-service logs, speed management and CSA 2010 risk scorecards as well as fuel management and driver productivity data. For more info, visit www.xataturnpike.com.
WebTech Wireless has announced it is integrating Maptuit’s truckspecif ic navigation capabilities into its Quadrant In-Cab MDT3100 Mobile Data Terminal. The MDT3100, introduced earlier this year, is an in-vehicle navigation, dispatch and fleet management device designed specifically for the trucking industry. The Maptuit NaviGo system is a real-time hybrid (combination of onboard and server-based technologies) in-cab navigation service that provides truck drivers with interactive maps and information to improve routing efficiency, the companies announced. For more information, visit the Web site: www.webtechwireless.com.
K enworth has come out with a new front engine power take-off option for its T800. The FEPTO is well-suited for municipal and vocational fleets that require a front engine power take-off for snowplow, dump, mixer, refuse, crane and other applications. The T800 with FEPTO comes with a new hood to optimize cooling without raising cab height. The grille is mounted to the 1,440-sq.-in. rad in a fixed position, allowing the hood to be tilted for daily under-hood inspections. For more info, visit a Kenworth dealer.
Air-Weigh has come out with a new in-cab display option for its Load-Maxx series of truck and tractor scales. The display includes all of Air-Weigh’s features in a small, rect-angular package that’s 1.8″ x3.3″ -about the size of a credit card. It can be mounted on any flat surface with adhesive tape, the company says. The new display is ideal for quick retrofits or vehicles where mounting the original round gauge in the dash isn’t practical. For more details, visit www.air-weigh.com.
TRP Aftermarket Parts has introduced a new line of glass for all makes of Classes 6-8 trucks and tractors. The windshields can be installed by authorized TRP retailers, including Kenworth and Peterbilt dealers. The windshields can be purchased from Kenworth and Peterbilt dealers as can a range of other related products including wiper blades and butyl installation tape, the company says.
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