Equipment http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6595/more en Mack makes GuardDog Connect telematics standard on concrete pumpers http://fleetowner.com/technology/mack-makes-guarddog-connect-telematics-standard-concrete-pumpers <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.macktrucks.com/">Mack Trucks</a> has announced that its GuardDog Connect integrated telematics solution will be standard on TerraPro concrete-pumper truck models ordered as of April. The OEM said this will be &ldquo;the first such proactive support service available in the trucking industry for pumper applications.&rdquo;&nbsp; Included in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/mack-0?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Mack</a></span>&rsquo;s concrete pumper solution is specialized body builder support.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/mack-makes-guarddog-connect-telematics-standard-concrete-pumpers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/mack-makes-guarddog-connect-telematics-standard-concrete-pumpers#comments Equipment News Technology Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:05:00 +0000 148621 at http://fleetowner.com Ryder switches to low-viscosity, high-efficiency engine oil http://fleetowner.com/equipment/ryder-switches-low-viscosity-high-efficiency-engine-oil <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Ryder System has converted its bulk oil program over to a low-viscosity, high-efficiency engine oil. The company is now using 10W-30 oil in all lease, rental and maintenance customer vehicles as part of its regular <a href="http://www.ryder.com/managed-maintenance/preventive-maintenance.aspx">preventive maintenance</a> program.</p> <p>By using the more efficient oil, Rydersaid customers will achieve up to a 1.5% improvement in fuel economy.&nbsp; In addition, the move will translate into a collective reduction of almost 110,000 metric tons of carbon (CO2) emissions annually.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/ryder-switches-low-viscosity-high-efficiency-engine-oil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/ryder-switches-low-viscosity-high-efficiency-engine-oil#comments Equipment News Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:04:00 +0000 148611 at http://fleetowner.com Two-post lift for high-roof vans offered http://fleetowner.com/equipment/two-post-lift-high-roof-vans-offered <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Rotary Lift is now offering a two-post lift designed for high-roof vans such as the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/ford-0?intlink=incontent " title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Ford</a></span> Transit, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Nissan NV and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/search/results/ram?intlink=incontent" title="">Ram</a></span> ProMaster.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/two-post-lift-high-roof-vans-offered" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/two-post-lift-high-roof-vans-offered#comments Equipment News Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:01:00 +0000 148601 at http://fleetowner.com Spending on truck parts over $26 billion and growing http://fleetowner.com/equipment/spending-truck-parts-over-26-billion-and-growing <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><span style="font-size: 13px;">LAS VEGAS. &nbsp;Demand for truck and trailer parts grew roughly 2% in 2014 to $26.19 billion dollars, and it will continue to grow, albeit at a slower pace this year and through 2019, according to John Blodgett, VP of sales and marketing for MacKay &amp; Co.&nbsp;</span></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/spending-truck-parts-over-26-billion-and-growing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/spending-truck-parts-over-26-billion-and-growing#comments Equipment News Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:35:00 +0000 148551 at http://fleetowner.com Ram Trucks at the 2015 Washington Auto Show http://fleetowner.com/equipment/ram-trucks-2015-washington-auto-show <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p><span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/search/results/ram?intlink=incontent" title="">Ram</a></span> Trucks highlighted several of its pickup and van models at the 2015 Washington Auto Show, held annually in the nation&#39;s capital, as well as hosting an appearance by the new Jeep Renegade sport uility vehicle. Both Ram Trucks and Jeep are divisions of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, which is as of now the seventh largest automaker in the world.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/ram-trucks-2015-washington-auto-show#comments Equipment News Mon, 26 Jan 2015 20:03:00 +0000 148531 at http://fleetowner.com GM at the 2015 Washington Auto Show http://fleetowner.com/equipment/gm-2015-washington-auto-show <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>General Motors displayed a host of its Chevrolet and GMC pickup models at the 2015 Washington Auto Show, held annually in the nation&#39;s capital. Other models -- such as its new 2016 Volt sedan -- also took a turn in the spotlight, as well as several classics from the automaker&#39;s past brought to the event by independent collectors and even a federal government agency.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/gm-2015-washington-auto-show#comments Equipment News Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:44:00 +0000 148521 at http://fleetowner.com Ford at the 2015 Washington Auto Show http://fleetowner.com/equipment/ford-2015-washington-auto-show <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. showed off a bevy of its truck and van models at the 2015 Washington Auto Show, held annually in the nation&#39;s capital, with a local &quot;Mustang Club&quot; and auto auction firm highlighting some classic rides from the automaker&#39;s past.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/ford-2015-washington-auto-show#comments Equipment News Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:10:00 +0000 148511 at http://fleetowner.com Supplier groups signal support for copper-free brakes http://fleetowner.com/equipment/supplier-groups-signal-support-copper-free-brakes <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>An <a href="http://water.epa.gov/polwaste/npdes/stormwater/upload/copper_breakpads_mou1.pdf">agreement signed last week</a> between the <a href="http://www.epa.gov/">Environmental Protection Agency</a> (EPA), state governments and equipment trade groups serving the automotive and trucking industries will aim to reduce the amount of copper used in brake pads to less than 5% by weight by 2021 and then down to 0.5% by 2025.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/supplier-groups-signal-support-copper-free-brakes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/supplier-groups-signal-support-copper-free-brakes#comments Equipment News Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:27:00 +0000 148491 at http://fleetowner.com Photo courtesy of Bendix BF Goodrich releases mobile dealer app http://fleetowner.com/technology/bf-goodrich-releases-mobile-dealer-app <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.bfgoodrichtrucktires.com/?utm_source=PR&amp;utm_medium=Press%20Release&amp;utm_campaign=Site%20Launch" target="_blank">BFGoodrich Truck Tires</a> has launched a new dealer locator app to help drivers locate BFGoodrich commercial truck dealers while on the road.</p> <p>The app offers drag and drop capabilities, type-ahead functionality, a variety of search options and one-click access to all key dealer information.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/bf-goodrich-releases-mobile-dealer-app" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/bf-goodrich-releases-mobile-dealer-app#comments Equipment News Technology Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:53:00 +0000 148451 at http://fleetowner.com Eaton adds split shaft PTO enhancements to UltraShift Plus http://fleetowner.com/equipment/eaton-adds-split-shaft-pto-enhancements-ultrashift-plus <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Eaton has added split shaft power take-off (PTO) enhancements to its <a href="http://www.eaton.com/roadranger">UltraShift Plus automated transmissions</a>. The enhancements now allow for transmission gear selection and clutch control outside of a vehicle&rsquo;s cab.</p> <p>Based on vehicle application and body builder design, the transmission also allows for the use of all transmission gear ratios for PTO minimum and maximum drive gears, Eaton said.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/eaton-adds-split-shaft-pto-enhancements-ultrashift-plus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/eaton-adds-split-shaft-pto-enhancements-ultrashift-plus#comments Equipment News Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:52:00 +0000 148441 at http://fleetowner.com