News en Velociti acquires Rolling Strong <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">Velociti Inc.</a> announced it has acquired Rolling Strong, provider of driver wellness programs for transportation companies and their drivers. The acquisition allows Velociti to combine its approach to technology with Rolling Strong&rsquo;s mission to address driver wellness, resulting in a new program that will benefit drivers and their employers, according to Velociti.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Driver Management Resource Center Fleet Management News Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:04:00 +0000 214751 at TomTom: Bridge is now ready for ELD <div class="field-deck"> TomTom Bridge ELD kit will provide professional truck drivers with necessary tools for electronic logging, company notes </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>LOUISVILLE. TomTom and M2M DataSmart, wireless data service provider, announced a solution to improve the trucker data logging experience. The new <a href="" target="_blank">TomTom Bridge ELD Kit powered by M2M DataSmart</a> includes the TomTom Bridge, an in-truck toolbox with mount and power cable, a vehicle-specific connector, and a subscription to the Hours of Service app from M2M DataSmart.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> MATS News Technology Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:38:00 +0000 214741 at <p>TomTom Bridge ELD Kit powered by M2M DataSmart showcased at MATS 2017.</p> Cooper adds new drive tire to Roadmaster line <div class="field-deck"> The company says its new driver tire sports a “unique” tread compound that helps provide longer mileage, along with a solid shoulder design for better traction in challenging weather. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>LOUISVILLE. <a href="">Cooper Tire &amp; Rubber Co.</a> is adding a new long-haul drive tire its Roadmaster commercial product line: the RM852EM, which is SmartWay verified.</p> <p>While Cooper Tire positions Roadmaster as a value-focused line, extensive engineering resources and real-world road testing went into the RM852EM to ensure it delivers on performance as well, explained Gary Schroeder, director of Cooper&rsquo;s truck and bus tire business.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:21:00 +0000 214731 at <p>The RM852EM tire also features 3D Micro-Gauge siping, with full depth and variable sipe density to help maintain wet traction and stability, the company noted. (<em>Photo by Kevin Jones for Fleet Owner</em>)</p> Pirelli unveils products for U.S. at MATS 2017 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Following its announcement last year to enter the <a href="" target="_blank">commercial truck tire market</a>, the Pirelli brand previewed its product tire line under the TP Commercial Solutions entity at the 2017 Mid America Trucking Show. After testing, TP Commercial Solutions is ready to launch the sales and marketing of the Pirelli Brand of Radial Truck Tires, Agricultural Tires and Off-The Road Tires along with the Formula Brand to the US and Canada.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:14:00 +0000 214721 at <p>Pirelli showcases commercial tire line for the U.S. market at this year&#39;s Mid America Trucking Show.</p> Because these truckers acted, someone's alive today <div class="field-deck"> Goodyear names 2017 Highway Hero and finalists at MATS </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>All theories and training aside, it's a critical moment: what if you're out driving and suddenly come across an accident, and what you do right then could mean someone else's life or death? David Webb, Chris Baker and Tim Freiburger, this year's finalists for the Goodyear Highway Hero award announced at the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" title="Keyword link list">Mid-America Trucking Show</a></span>, took action when that moment came.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fleet Management News Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:41:00 +0000 214711 at <p>David Webb, center, winner of this year&#39;s Goodyear Highway Hero award, shares the spotlight with fellow truck driver finalists Chris Baker, right, and Tim Freiburger.</p> Aaron Marsh/ Fleet Owner magazine Driver community ONE20 hits the road <div class="field-deck"> DOT authority, ELD, energy shots among new initiatives. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>LOUISVILLE. Continuing to push the marketing boundaries, ONE20, a rapidly growing app-based trucker community, is using the Mid-American Trucking Show here to promote new offerings ranging from ONE20-branded energy drinks to ELDs to a data-mined best and worst list—and even its newly authorized trucking company.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Technology Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:26:00 +0000 214701 at <p>Sister company ONE20 Strong is launching a suite of energy shots specifically for truckers with &quot;trucking themed&quot; names such as: Overdrive (Orange), Accelerator (Berry), Diesel (Grape) and Hammerlane (Lemon-lime). (<em>Photo courtesy of ONE20</em>)</p> Tweaking the van into a better work tool <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Whether you are talking about compact city vans equipped to serve tradesmen such as plumbers, electricians, and the like, or larger &quot;bread van&quot; units aimed at the food truck and parcel delivery markets, those platforms are undergoing a series of &quot;tweaks&quot; for lack of a better term to improve their functionality. (<em>All photos by Sean Kilcarr for Fleet Owner</em>)</p> </div> HD Pickup & Van Equipment News Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0000 214691 at <p>Photo by Sean Kilcarr for Fleet Owner.</p> Trump meets with truckers <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>At a special White House event this week, members of the <a href="">American Trucking Associations</a> (ATA), along with a contingent of <a href="">Road Team Captains</a>, a group of professional drivers who act as industry &quot;ambassadors,&quot; met with President Trump to discuss a range of issues affecting motor carriers, including health care.</p> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fleet Management News Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:15:00 +0000 214681 at Thermo King adds battery management products <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>LOUISVILLE, KY.&nbsp; Transport refrigeration manufacturer Thermo King announced new on-vehicle power management products during the Mid America Trucking Show.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment MATS News Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:49:00 +0000 214671 at Bestpass adds leased-equipment toll service <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>LOUISVILLE, KY.&nbsp; Toll management provider Bestpass has added a new program for leased truck, trailers and other vehicles.&nbsp; Introduced at the Mid America Trucking Show, the Leased Equipment Toll Solution (LETS) allows users of leased equipment to transfer toll-payment transponders between vehicles, as well as simplify rebilling from lessor to lessee.</p> <p>Existing Bestpass customers who transfer transponders to leased vehicles will retain their discounts and other account features, according to the group.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fleet Management MATS News Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:13:00 +0000 214661 at