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Drivewyze adds 22 Florida inspection stations to bypass service

Posted on Feb 18, 2015 in Equipment, Featured, Technology

  Drivewyze has added 22 agricultural inspection stations in Florida to its PreClear bypass service. The new sites join its 440 weigh stations and inspection sites in 33 states across the country. Drivewyze recently reached an agreement with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement (OALE) allowing qualified carriers to bypass the Florida agriculture interdiction sites using Drivewyze PreClear. The OALE will allow qualified fleets to bypass agriculture inspection sites through the mobile inspection site bypass service. Drivewyze already began offering truck fleets and operators weigh station bypass service at 19 fixed interstate locations in Florida last year. “The agricultural site bypasses are delivered as part of the standard Drivewyze bypass service,” said Drivewyze president Brian Heath. “There’s no additional sign-up process, and no lengthy paperwork or extra fees required.” All carriers that...

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Coopers drop-deck trailer tire

Posted on Feb 18, 2015 in Equipment

  Cooper’s Roadmaster RM272 tire for drop-deck trailers features a tread and compounding designed to provide improved treadwear and protection against cutting and chipping. With a 16/32-inch tread depth, the tire is available in size 255/70R22.5 in load range H. Featuring a four-belt steel casing, the RM272 has a slightly rounded tread footprint and a reinforced shoulder to help withstand extreme side forces and ward off irregular wear and damage due to curbing. Pressure distribution is optimized along all the ribs, which helps prevent premature wear on the intermediate ribs. Cooper Tire and Rubber Co., www.roadmastertires.com Read...

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Hyundai looking to get into the heavy truck fray?

Posted on Feb 18, 2015 in Equipment, Featured

  Truck sales in 2014 outpaced most expectations, and 2015 is shaping up to be another banner year. With commercial sales opportunities on the rise, it makes sense that more people are wanting to get into the dance. In the short 40-plus days of 2015, Penske has acquired a handful of Freightliner locations, and dealerships aren’t the only ones getting into the act. Reuters reported Tuesday that South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Co. is investing $1.8 billion over the next five years in a commercial vehicle effort. That investment includes entering the U.S. marketplace – Hyundai’s second-biggest overseas market behind China. In a statement released Monday, Hyundai says it plans to introduce “premium models in North America and Europe.” What those models are, what they may look like or when that may take place is anyone’s guess. The company’s standard for “premium” is...

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International Truck Launches New Fuel Efficiency Pack for ProStar

Posted on Feb 1, 2015 in Equipment, Featured

    In addition, it boasts the spec’ing expertise of International’s Performance Engineering Team and Navistar’s proprietary OnCommand Connection™ remote diagnostics system. “The ProStar ES is by far the highest quality and most fuel efficient package we’ve ever offered,” said John McKinney, Navistar senior vice president, Sales and Marketing. The ProStar ES was developed to have the lowest wind averaged drag coefficient in the industry. And its supremacy in crosswinds makes it one of the most aerodynamic tractors, in real-world conditions, on the road today. The ProStar ES offers the Eaton Cummins SmartAdvantage™ powertrain which pairs the Cummins ISX15 with the Eaton Fuller Advantage™ automated transmission, as well as Navistar’s proprietary SCR-based 13-liter engine and the Eaton Fuller Advantage™ automated transmission. Both are matched with the most efficient rear axles in the industry. The unique SmartAdvantage™ powertrain gives the...

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Expanded Dayton tire line

Posted on Jan 18, 2015 in Equipment

  Bridgestone Commercial’s latest line of Dayton truck tires consists of eight patterns that doubles the brand’s product coverage for small fleets and owner-operators in a multitude of segments. The lineup features expanded size and ply rating offerings and three SmartWay-verified options: • D510S: All-position on-highway tire recommended for the steer position; EPA SmartWay-verified and CARB-compliant; available in 11R22.5 (G&H load range), 295/75R22.5, 11R24.5 and 285/75R24.5; recommended for long-haul service in truckload and less-than-truckload applications; • D610D: On-highway drive tire; EPA SmartWay-verified and CARB-compliant; available in 11R22.5 (G&H load range), 295/75R22.5, 11R24.5 (G&H load range) and 285/75R24.5; recommended for long-haul service in truckload and LTL applications; • D410T: On-highway trailer tire; EPA SmartWay-verified and CARB-compliant; available in 11R22.5, 295/75R22.5, 11R24.5, 285/75R24.5 and 255/70R22.5; recommended for long-haul and regional service in truckload, LTL, distribution and pickup-and-delivery applications; • D520S: All-position...

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SmartDrive Systems doubles growth in 2014

Posted on Jan 18, 2015 in Equipment, Safety, Technology

    SmartDrive Systems announced record growth in 2014. Growth in its fiscal third quarter, which it just concluded, exceeded 130 percent year over year. Headquartered in San Diego, the company offers a video-based risk management program for commercial vehicles and transit agencies that is designed to reduce collisions and improve fuel efficiency. In Nov., 2014, CCJ was granted an exclusive visit to SmartDrive’s headquarters. In making the announcement, SmartDrive attributed growth in 2014, which included an expansion of its customer base by 45 percent, to its continued product innovation, strategic partnerships and customer acquisitions across a number of key vertical markets. Launched in 2004, SmartDrive says it has stayed focused on identifying unsafe driving and preventing collisions from happening in the future with an open data platform that identifies driving risk, captures video, vehicle, audio and driving data and automatically offloads that video for...

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