News http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6594/more en Making Technology Decisions in a High Paced World http://fleetowner.com/technology/making-technology-decisions-high-paced-world <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Remember the first iPhone, the first Android phone, or even the first application you downloaded?&nbsp;Neither do I!</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/making-technology-decisions-high-paced-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/making-technology-decisions-high-paced-world#comments News Technology Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:17:00 +0000 141241 at http://fleetowner.com Cat CT681 axle-forward work truck http://fleetowner.com/equipment/cat-ct681-axle-forward-work-truck <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.caterpillar.com/">Caterpillar</a> showed off its <a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/cat-rolls-out-set-forward-axle-class-8-work-truck">new&nbsp; CT681 Class 8 on-highway work truck</a> at an Oct. 30th&nbsp; media briefing at its Edwards (IL) Demonstration &amp; Learning Center. The company said the new axle-forward truck has entered full production. It is the second truck in Cat&#39;s CT Series truck line-- the first being the axle-back <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/caterpillar-0?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">CT660</a></span> that was launched in 2011.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/cat-ct681-axle-forward-work-truck" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/cat-ct681-axle-forward-work-truck#comments Equipment News Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:05:00 +0000 141231 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Before the new CT681 Class 8 work truck entered full production, it was put through extensive testing with North American customers as part of Caterpillar&rsquo;s &ldquo;field follow&rdquo; program. The company said that testing amounted to the &ldquo;equivalent of more than three years of heavy truck use.&rdquo; Applications field-tested included snow plow, concrete mixer, dump and super dump.</p> Cat rolls out set-forward-axle Class 8 work truck http://fleetowner.com/equipment/cat-rolls-out-set-forward-axle-class-8-work-truck <div class="field-deck"> Caterpillar also reveals it will roll out another heavy-duty Class 8 next year </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>EDWARDS, IL. <a href="http://www.caterpillar.com/">Caterpillar</a> officially launched its <a href="http://www.drivecat.com/trucks/ct681/">CT681</a> Class 8 truck at a media briefing yesterday here at its Edwards Demonstration &amp; Learning Center. The company said the new truck has entered full production-- and also revealed it will roll out another heavy-duty Class 8 next year.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/cat-rolls-out-set-forward-axle-class-8-work-truck" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/cat-rolls-out-set-forward-axle-class-8-work-truck#comments Equipment News Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:14:00 +0000 141221 at http://fleetowner.com <p><em>The set-forwrd-axle design of the <strong>new Cat CT681 work truck</strong> is aimed at fleets that must comply with bridge law formulas where they operate seeking to maximize their loads as well as those looking for a longer-wheelbase truck to gain better ride quality on long hauls or when running over rough roads, according to Ron Schultz, Caterpillar&#39;s sales manager&mdash; Global On-Highway Trucks.</em></p> Crafting custom 2015 Transit van creations http://fleetowner.com/equipment/crafting-custom-2015-transit-van-creations <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p><span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/ford-0?intlink=incontent " title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Ford</a></span> Motor Co. is unveiling five customized versions of its new 2015 Transit van at the SEMA show in Las Vegas Nov. 4-7 to highlight what Yaroslav Hetman &ndash; brand manager for Ford&rsquo;s Transit, Transit Connect and E-Series &ndash; characterizes as an impeding &ldquo;renaissance&rdquo; in van configuration options for customers.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/crafting-custom-2015-transit-van-creations#comments Equipment News Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:29:00 +0000 141211 at http://fleetowner.com October 31, 2014: Truckers impose port congestion fees; NHTSA needs a new boss; digging into the “Zombie Car” issue. http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/october-31-2014-truckers-impose-port-congestion-fees-nhtsa-needs-new-boss-digging-z <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Here is a look at what is happening in the world of transportation this morning:</p> <p>A sport utility vehicle <a href="http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/oct/31/suv-strikes-train-in-illinois-killing-3-family-mem/">slams into a freight train</a> at an Illinois railroad crossing, reports <strong>The Washington Times</strong>, leaving three dead.</p> <p><strong>Time</strong> magazine notes that Starbucks is <a href="https://time.com/3550248/starbucks-announces-plans-for-coffee-delivery-service/">planning to develop a delivery service</a>; what kinds of vehicles might it use?</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/october-31-2014-truckers-impose-port-congestion-fees-nhtsa-needs-new-boss-digging-z" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/october-31-2014-truckers-impose-port-congestion-fees-nhtsa-needs-new-boss-digging-z#comments Fleet Management News Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:05:00 +0000 141191 at http://fleetowner.com New oil stabilizer helps prevent wear and tear on parts http://fleetowner.com/equipment/new-oil-stabilizer-helps-prevent-wear-and-tear-parts <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Gold Eagle Co. has introduced a new <a href="http://www.sta-bil.com">Sta-Bil oil stabilizer</a> this week at the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Sta-Bil 360 oil stabilizer is part of the company&rsquo;s Sta-Bil 360 line.</p> <p>According to the company, the new oil stabilizer is the first product to release a corrosion preventing vapor that protects all internal engine parts both above and below the oil line. The product will be available for sale in early 2015.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/new-oil-stabilizer-helps-prevent-wear-and-tear-parts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/new-oil-stabilizer-helps-prevent-wear-and-tear-parts#comments Equipment Fuel News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:53:00 +0000 141161 at http://fleetowner.com CoPilot Truck updated with new maps, interface http://fleetowner.com/technology/copilot-truck-updated-new-maps-interface <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The CoPilot Truck navigation app from <a href="http://www.alk.com">ALK</a> has been updated with new maps and a restyled user interface. Version 9.2 also includes navigation updates specific to commercial trucks, including height restrictions, hazardous materials restrictions, truck-related points of interest (POIs), state mileage calculators and more.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/copilot-truck-updated-new-maps-interface" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/copilot-truck-updated-new-maps-interface#comments Fleet Management News Technology Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:52:00 +0000 141151 at http://fleetowner.com Love’s opens Alabama location http://fleetowner.com/fuel/love-s-opens-alabama-location <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.loves.com">Love&rsquo;s Travel Stops</a> has opened a new location in Muscle Shoals, AL. The location is at the intersection of State Highway 157 and U.S. Highway 72 with 76 parking spaces.</p> <p>Drivers will find seven showers, Love&rsquo;s Truck Tire Care center, a variety of items for professional drivers, name-brand snacks and beverages, gift merchandise, McDonald&rsquo;s and Subway restaurants and more. RFID cardless fueling technology, CAT scales and other services are also available.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fuel/love-s-opens-alabama-location" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fuel/love-s-opens-alabama-location#comments Equipment Fuel News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:50:00 +0000 141141 at http://fleetowner.com Winegard TV antennas now available at over 500 truck stops http://fleetowner.com/equipment/winegard-tv-antennas-now-available-over-500-truck-stops <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Winegard, which designs and manufactures antennas for mobile applications, has reached agreement with DAS Distributing to offer its line of antennas at Travel Centers of America locations and other independent stores.</p> <p>The Pathway X1, Carryout G2, Rayzar Amplified, and Rayzar Mini are available at select truck stops across the country with plans to expand to additional stores.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/winegard-tv-antennas-now-available-over-500-truck-stops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/winegard-tv-antennas-now-available-over-500-truck-stops#comments Equipment News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:50:00 +0000 141131 at http://fleetowner.com Toyo adds Smartway-verified drive tire http://fleetowner.com/equipment/toyo-adds-smartway-verified-drive-tire <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Toyo Tire has added a <a href="http://www.toyotires.com">new drive tire</a> to its commercial vehicle lineup. The M650 is a Smartway-verified tire designed for regional haul service and higher-torque operating conditions.&nbsp;</p> <p>The M650 was developed using the company&rsquo;s proprietary E-balance technology which optimizes design to offer extended casing life, exceptional durability, and reduced fuel consumption. Performance and durability are also enhanced by tread design and construction, the company said.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/toyo-adds-smartway-verified-drive-tire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/toyo-adds-smartway-verified-drive-tire#comments Equipment News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:48:00 +0000 141121 at http://fleetowner.com