Equipment en Blue Bird Vision school bus receives EPA, CARB certifications <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The <a href="" target="_blank">Blue Bird Vision Gasoline</a> bus recently received full certification from both the Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board, the company announced. The Blue Bird Vision Gasoline bus is certified to the federal standard of 0.20 nitrogen oxide emissions.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blue Fleets Equipment News Running Green Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:13:00 +0000 215131 at Tuff Truck Bags fit pickup truck bed models <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Auto and truck owners may find themselves faced with this dilemma: You bought a pickup truck for its bed, why cover it up 100% of the time? <a href="" target="_blank">Tuff Truck Bags</a> offers a collapsible, waterproof and dustproof cargo bag that can fit all pickup truck bed models to store/protect luggage, cargo, and equipment.</p> <p>According to the company, the bag can be used for:</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> HD Pickup & Van Equipment News Thu, 30 Mar 2017 13:37:00 +0000 215101 at Talbert introduces 55-ton extendable trailer <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Talbert Manufacturing introduced its <a href="" target="_blank">55SA-TELE heavy-haul trailer</a>. According to the company, the 53-foot unit allows users to haul a wide range of large equipment, such as bridge beams, conveyors, generators, pressure vessels and tanks, then retract the trailer to 32 ft. 6 inches. This shortens the overall trailer length to 53 ft.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:22:00 +0000 215021 at <p>Talbert Manufacturing&rsquo;s new 55-ton extendable trailer, the 55SA-TELE, can be retracted from 53 to 32 ft. 6 in.</p> Purkeys develops tool for liftgate charging systems <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Purkeys, which provides electrical solutions for the heavy-duty trucking industry, has developed the <a href="" target="_blank">Purkeys&rsquo; Comparison Tool</a>, an online tool that allows fleets to determine which liftgate battery charging system will work best for their specific application.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Maintenance Equipment News Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:26:00 +0000 214991 at Eco Flaps launches new website <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Eco Flaps, Tennessee-based maker of aerodynamic splash guards, recently unveiled its <a href="" target="_blank">brand new website, as well as a new logo</a>.</p> <p>&ldquo;Our new website has a greatly improved appearance that builds upon the whole experience for Eco Flaps customers,&rdquo; said Russell Stubbs, CEO of Eco Flaps. &ldquo;Now, more than ever before, visitors to our website can see what truly makes Eco Flaps the clear choice when it comes to mud flaps through our online presence.&rdquo;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:18:00 +0000 214981 at XL Specialized Trailers adds galvanized lowboys to lineup <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>LOUISVILLE. XL Specialized Trailers introduced its first galvanized lowboys at the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" title="Keyword link list">Mid-America Trucking Show</a></span> (MATS) here. The Mechanical Detachable Extendable (MDE) model is designed to combine the advantages of an extendable lowboy with the anti-corrosion benefits of galvanizing.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:59:00 +0000 214811 at Winners Circle: 2017 PKY Truck Beauty Championship <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>The aptly named “Cream of the Crop” and “Showtime” took home top honors as Best of Show in the Working Bobtail and Working Combo classes, respectively, in the 2017 Paul K. Young Truck Championship at the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" title="Keyword link list">Mid-America Trucking Show</a></span> last weekend.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Maintenance Equipment News Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:50:00 +0000 214801 at 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> 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>