Equipment

ELD Mandate, with equipment headaches, presents ‘tough call’ for one owner-operator

Weighing the costs of maintenance, truck purchase and operation in the face of the ELD mandate with one owner-operator.

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Commercial truck financier launches mobile app

ENGS Commercial Finance Co. (“ECF”) introduced a new way for customers to access their online accounts. The ENGS Mobile App is now available in app stores for both iPhone and Android users.

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Mack Leasing full-service demand on upswing

Mack Leasing System is today seeing greater demand for leasing services, having added 19 member dealer locations to its network in 2015.

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New GPS-dashcam hybrid released

The system uses built-in GPS capabilities and built-in 3G cellular connectivity to form real-time location reports, along with saving recordings when triggered.

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Gear

Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ RSD-certified Abex brake lining

Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ expanded range of Abex reduced stopping distance-certified commercial-grade friction linings now includes RX 6297, designed to exceed both the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards 121 RSD requirement and the OE brake manufacturer standard for 23,000-pound tractor applications. According to the company, testing conducted ...

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Penray’s sensor cleaner

Penray’s 2520 cleaner for mass air flow sensors is designed to remove contaminants such as dust and oily vapors from the fine wire that senses the flow of air entering the induction system. Cleaning the sensor’s wire helps prevent rough idle, hesitation, poor fuel mileage ...

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Havis’ tablet cradle

Havis’ UT-300 Series Universal Tablet Cradle for mobile workers features three-point adjustment controls in a compact design to facilitate easier mounting of a wide variety of tablet models while optimizing available in-vehicle space. The cradle is engineered with high-performance PC-ABS thermoplastics for added strength and ...

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Michelin’s wide-base retread for refuse trucks

Michelin’s X One XZU S+ Pre-Mold retread is designed for all-position wide-base single tires used by urban waste and refuse trucks. The retread features a winged tread that helps enhance shoulder protection in high-scrub stop-and-start applications. It features a 29/32-inch-deep tread depth and an optimized ...

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