Equipment

Dometic’s new solar-charge truck battery systems

Dometic Group unveiled its new solar power systems with partner eNow for heavy-duty truckers at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

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Rand McNally introduces low-cost ELD that interfaces with smartphone

When paired with a driver’s existing Android phone or Rand McNally navigation tablet, Ravi Kodavarti, Rand McNally’s director of product management says the ELD 50 creates a secure compliance solution that will meet federal ELD mandates, which take effect next year.

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TA/Petro launches new TA Truck Service brand, expansion of maintenance offerings

TravelCenters of America, parent company of TA and Petro truck stops, announced March 31 at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville it is combining all of its mobile truck maintenance services under one umbrella, a rebranded TA Truck Service.

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Driver before the truck in small fleet expansion

If the truck procurement/driver employment situation in small fleet expansion presents a chicken-egg type conundrum, operators would do well to focus on the driver first.

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Truck Enterprises Hagerstown relocates to larger facility

The new location is less than a mile southeast of the former Truck Enterprises site on 8 acres near Interstate 81 and State Highway 11.

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Shell Rotella coolant recalled for lack of bitterant

Shell has asked distributors and retailers to return certain coolant products after it was discovered the products were under-treated with bitterant -- an additive used to make the product unpalatable for animals and children.

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Shell wants high school, college students to design interior of StarShip concept truck

The Shell Truck Design Challenge gives students an opportunity to win $1,000 for their school by designing the interior of the AirFlow StarShip, a partnership between Shell and AirFlow Truck Company.

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FMCSA orders recall-affected Volvo trucks out-of-service

Affected trucks include model year 2016-2017 VNL, VNX, and VNM trucks manufactured from May 11, 2015 through March 8, 2016.

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