Equipment http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6595/more en Why trucking needs to care about augmented reality http://fleetowner.com/blog/why-trucking-needs-care-about-augmented-reality <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Recently, I wrote about the <a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/drones-are-coming-take-your-job">potential of drone use in transportation</a>. Amazon is just one of the companies exploring the use of drones for delivery applications. Qimarox, a manufacturer based in Harderwijk, Netherlands, released a video showing its <a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/drones-are-coming-take-your-job">vision for drones in building pallets</a> within the warehouse environment.</p> <p>(<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rG3Frwaa47E">Click here to see a video of Qimarox&rsquo;s vision</a>)</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/trucking-straight-talk">Trucking Straight Talk</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/why-trucking-needs-care-about-augmented-reality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/why-trucking-needs-care-about-augmented-reality#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Trucking Straight Talk Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:12:00 +0000 132181 at http://fleetowner.com Daimler shows off vocational trucks http://fleetowner.com/equipment/daimler-shows-vocational-trucks <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Daimler Trucks North American displayed several <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/freightliner-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Freightliner</a></span> chassis from its vocational product line-up at a press event in Napa, CA, this week.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/daimler-shows-vocational-trucks#comments Equipment News Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:04:00 +0000 132161 at http://fleetowner.com Natural gas option added for Freightliner severe-duty truck http://fleetowner.com/equipment/natural-gas-option-added-freightliner-severe-duty-truck <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>NAPA, CA. Designed for mixer, crane and other severe-duty vocational applications, the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/freightliner-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Freightliner</a></span> 114SD will be available with the Cummins Westport ISX12 G heavy-duty <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/blue-fleets?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">natural gas</a></span> engine as a factory-installed option starting in 2015, according to Mary Aufdemberg, director of product marketing for <a href="http://www.freightlinertrucks.com/">Freightliner Trucks</a>. The new NG offering &ldquo;will provide our vocational customers with another green option for their toughest jobs,&rdquo; she said at a press conference.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/natural-gas-option-added-freightliner-severe-duty-truck" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/natural-gas-option-added-freightliner-severe-duty-truck#comments Equipment News Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:38:00 +0000 132131 at http://fleetowner.com New Mack dealership to open in Texas http://fleetowner.com/equipment/new-mack-dealership-open-texas <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/mack-trucks-0?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Mack Trucks</a></span> is expanding its dealer network with a new location Cotulla, Texas, set to open in late August. Valley Truck Centers&rsquo; new 40,000 sq.-ft. facility also features the world&rsquo;s largest <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/mack-0?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Mack</a></span> Trucks pylon, measuring in at 17 ft., 2 in. tall and 29 ft., 6 in. wide.</p> <p>The new Valley Truck Centers facility, located at 206 W FM 468, off Exit 67 on Interstate 35, midway between San Antonio and Laredo, features 22 service bays and offers both new and used vehicles, parts delivery and road service.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/new-mack-dealership-open-texas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/new-mack-dealership-open-texas#comments Equipment News Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:28:00 +0000 132101 at http://fleetowner.com Jasper offers remanufactured MaxxForce DT engine http://fleetowner.com/equipment/jasper-offers-remanufactured-maxxforce-dt-engine <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.jasperengines.com/">Jasper Engines &amp; Transmissions</a> is now offering a remanufactured International MaxxForce DT engine, available on exchange, for 2007-2009 International/<span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/international-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Navistar</a></span> applications.</p> <p>The engine is available for the following applications:</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/jasper-offers-remanufactured-maxxforce-dt-engine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/jasper-offers-remanufactured-maxxforce-dt-engine#comments Equipment News Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:24:00 +0000 132081 at http://fleetowner.com Tweet confirms Mercedes-Benz mid-sized Vito van coming to US http://fleetowner.com/news/tweet-confirms-mercedes-benz-mid-sized-vito-van-coming-us <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Unveiled in Germany earlier this week, an all-new Vito mid-sized commercial van will be coming to North America, according to what appears to be a direct message from Daimler Truck and Bus. &nbsp;Responding to a <a href="https://twitter.com/jimmele150/status/493829009625858048">Tweet from Fleet Owner</a> asking if the Vito might be headed to the U.S.,&nbsp; @Daimler_CV (Daimler Truck &amp; Bus) replied: &ldquo;yes we are bringing the #mbvito to North America. Stay tuned for more!!&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/news/tweet-confirms-mercedes-benz-mid-sized-vito-van-coming-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/news/tweet-confirms-mercedes-benz-mid-sized-vito-van-coming-us#comments Equipment News Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:11:00 +0000 132061 at http://fleetowner.com Wilson County Tire holds official opening of Marangoni Ringtread facility http://fleetowner.com/equipment/wilson-county-tire-holds-official-opening-marangoni-ringtread-facility <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Wilson County Tire and Retreading held an open house last week to celebrating its expanded operation, which now includes a <a href="http://www.na.marangoni.com">Marangoni Ringtread</a> retreading facility.</p> <p>The open house featured a plant tour, Spot the Retread contest and an Out of Service tire demonstration. Guests were also provided lunch and could enter a drawing for the chance to win a set of eight commercial truck tires or four super singles to be retreaded using the Ringtread (The splice-less retread) system on the winner&rsquo;s own casings.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/wilson-county-tire-holds-official-opening-marangoni-ringtread-facility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/wilson-county-tire-holds-official-opening-marangoni-ringtread-facility#comments Equipment News Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:10:00 +0000 131981 at http://fleetowner.com Gain Clean Fuel station to serve Delco Foods http://fleetowner.com/running-green/gain-clean-fuel-station-serve-delco-foods <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A new <a href="http://email.prnewswire.com/wf/click?upn=J6qBPRVgziwoCR2OIJDNfXjurytX-2BTAmZ3oI24tX-2BKc-3D_Umzh8971vhGbDHjh3kZT5fA82pxYO3nk4sbVdX63mC4CtSj-2FndW1-2BbOR8iNI2a6pEK7sIYlxmr8SYohi-2B5ynjv9ZNsb25fM8W9NFQbRaBpUoDKU8HKBdnSwHdHngiNeMWudVr9b6CygOudkZVLt-2BLVfpU6jrC0IZmVBrVa0pPpWnTdCoopAOvg4-2BJb4x88Eidncc7CKIN0VrAvTW4FGsSkp5q6Ej9rSVhuVN9qM0Wb7p4V6-2Fox1sbMnV6mx7N-2BveupfBY7TRJYeYCBb5hSGv4GY0n4uzLVMJOb4kn85J-2F3bj0JVsX09SwXaxJsFZIN8N6wTfbJsjIbnIU0B9nhpoIPRZeuR3rgCLHdcuDfZ0kN8-3D">Gain Clean Fuel</a> compressed <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/blue-fleets?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">natural gas</a></span> (CNG) station will open in Indianapolis, IN, to serve <a href="</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/gain-clean-fuel-station-serve-delco-foods" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/gain-clean-fuel-station-serve-delco-foods#comments Blue Fleets Equipment News Running Green Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:09:00 +0000 131971 at http://fleetowner.com Navistar outlines long-term restoration strategy http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/navistar-outlines-long-term-restoration-strategy <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Reducing structural and warranty costs while increasing not just market share but profitable market share are but some of the stepping stones <a href="http://www.navistar.com/"><u><span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/international-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Navistar</a></span></u></a> believes will be critical to restoring both its position and its long-term health as a truck OEM.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/navistar-outlines-long-term-restoration-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/navistar-outlines-long-term-restoration-strategy#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:56:00 +0000 131921 at http://fleetowner.com Navistar's Bill Kozek speaking at the 2014 Mid America Trucking Show Piedmont Truck Tires joins ContiLifeCycle dealer network http://fleetowner.com/equipment/piedmont-truck-tires-joins-contilifecycle-dealer-network <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Piedmont Truck Tires has started producing retreads as part of the ContiLifeCycle dealer network. The tires will be produced in Graham, N.C.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/piedmont-truck-tires-joins-contilifecycle-dealer-network" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/piedmont-truck-tires-joins-contilifecycle-dealer-network#comments Equipment News Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:03:00 +0000 131881 at http://fleetowner.com