Indianapolis. Ford Motor Company and telematics partner Telogis today introduced a “next-generation” connected vehicle solution designed to deliver advanced capabilities and benefits to commercial fleets of any size, operating any mix of equipment. The new offering, called Ford Telematics powered by Telogis, replaces and rebrands Ford’s Crew Chief powered by Telogis connectivity solution....More
Revenues for its first fiscal quarter of 2015 hit $2.4 billion for an increase of 10% over the same period in 2014, according to Navistar International Corp. The company also reported a net loss of $42 million for the quarter, compared to a loss of $248 million in Q1 2014. Navistar’s fiscal first quarter ended on Jan. 1....More
Navman Wireless and Teletrac Inc. are merging together, with the combined company expected to be run by a joint executive management team, though T.J. Chung – Navman’s president – will lead the new firm.
The newly-combined company will continue to operate under both the Navman and Teletrac brands and fully support all current customers and platforms in its ongoing goal to drive the industry forward, Chung stressed in a statement....More
Brake system maker Haldex is relocating of its Little Rock, AR-based Friction Center to a new 49,000 sq.-ft. facility that can produce up to 9,000 relined brake shoes per day.
The company added that its new facility also features an upgraded training room with a complete air brake system display board and a wheel-end stand for foundation brake training....More
Leisure product maker Dometic Group is realigning its Americas organization as it integrates newly-acquired Atwood Mobile Products into its business structure.
“The acquisition of Atwood Mobile Products has given us additional opportunities, which has enabled us to reposition the region and create a much stronger RV [recreational vehicle] division,” noted Frank Marciano, Dometic Americas’ president, in a statement....More
CRST International Inc. is buying privately-held Pegasus Transportation, Inc., based in Louisville, KY, for an undisclosed sum.
CRST noted that it funded the purchase through existing cash reserves, allowing the company to remain debt-free....More
Parts aftermarket heavyweight HDA Truck Pride will be offering drawings for a chance to win a variety of $100 gift cards at the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Work Truck Show being held this week in Indianapolis....More
Average retail pump prices for diesel and gasoline in the U.S. continued increasing this week, according to data tracked by the Energy Information Administration (EIA), with gasoline prices cracking the $3-per-gallon mark on the West Coast in large part due to a refinery explosion.
The national average for diesel in the U.S. jumped 3.6 cents to $2.936 per gallon, the agency noted, though that is $1.08 per gallon lower compared to the same week in 2014....More
Some of you think of me as an electronic geek. But, those that have worked closely with me know that I prefer simple solutions that don’t involve electronics and wires, whenever possible. For me, it’s Keep It Seriously Simple—its fate (spelled incorrectly with an extra “s”)....More