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INDUSTRY NEWS: JUNE 2018

ROAR LOGISTICS ACQUIRES INTEGRA LOGISTICS SERVICES

ROAR extends its reach across North America with the acquisition of Integra Logistics. This positions ROAR with offices in eight major markets and more than 120 Associates. Since 2003, Integra has built an extensive offering of logistics solutions and transportation services for its clients, transporting a range of packaged materials and finished goods via intermodal and highway transportation services. It will integrate its corporate headquarters and technology center in Houston, Texas, and full-service sales and support operations in Dallas, Texas, and Chicago into the ROAR network.

ROAR entered the transportation industry in 2003 as an intermodal marketing company, approaching the industry from the perspective of a shipper rather than a provider of transportation services. It rapidly expanded its service to include highway transportation, international freight forwarding, and US customs brokerage services. For more, visit www.roarlogistics.com.

LOADDOCS ALLOWS WORKERS TO COMPLETE PAPERWORK ON THE ROAD

Using smartphone connectivity, LoadDocs allows field workers to submit work documents directly from the jobsite to the office. From the LoadDocs app, workers simply align the document within the frame shown on their device. The app automatically rotates, crops, and adjusts colors to send a legible, high-quality electronic copy. LoadDocs is designed to work with various industry forms including safety forms, bills of lading, inspection reports, site checklists, and expense reports. The LoadDocs app is compatible across Android and iOS devices. For more, visit www.loaddocs.co.

MILLER ANNOUNCES WE BUILD VIP EXPERIENCE SWEEPSTAKES

Miller Electric Mfg LLC announces the WE BUILD VIP Experience sweepstakes to recognize the mutual appreciation between Miller and welders who use Miller equipment. The grand prize winner receives an expense-paid trip to the tradeshow of their choice: 2018 SEMA Show, FABTECH 2018, or PRI 2018. For more, visit www.millerwelds.com/industryvip.

FORD COMMERCIAL SOLUTIONS OFFERS TRANSPORTATION MOBILITY CLOUD

Ford Commercial Solutions’ new Data Services product serves large company fleets, telematics service providers, and fleet management companies. The service transfers data from the vehicle directly to the cloud, no third-party service necessary. The data is relayed to the fleet’s internal IT system or telematics service provider. Using Data Services, fleets gain access to GPS location, fuel use data, mileage, driver behavior, vehicle maintenance alerts, and more.

Fleet owners also have the power to choose between Verizon Connect, Geotab, and Spireon as service providers. For more, visit www.ford.com.

EATON CUMMINGS PROCISION TRANSMISSION PERFORMANCE AND LOWER MAINTENANCE COSTS NOW AVAILABLE TO WIDER VOCATION RANGE

Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies expands into medium-duty coverage with its Procision 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission to include construction, utility, refuse, tanker, and municipal trucks. The application coverage allows customers in the added vocations access to the maneuverability, fuel economy, ease of service, and total cost of ownership advantages provided by Procision. The gross combined weight rating of 35,000 lbs and maximum engine ratings of 300 hp and 660 lb-ft of torque remain.

Procision features IntelliConnect, a telematics-capable system that provides near real time monitoring of vehicle fault codes, accurate and comprehensive action plans, and prioritizes critical events. For more, visit www.eaton.com/roadranger.

MiX INTEGRATE INCORPORATES TELEMATICS DATA INTO PAYROLL AND TRANSPORT MANAGEMENT

MiX Telematics, global provider of fleet and asset management solutions, announces MiX Integrate, an API platform that allows for seamless third-party data integration. MiX Integrate bridges the gap between in-house or third-party business systems and telematics data generated by MiX’s solutions. The platform can be used by companies of all sizes, where in-house or third-party systems could benefit from the rich data generated by MiX Telematics’ solutions. For more, visit www.mixtelematics.com.

STERTIL-KONI HONORS SIX DISTRIBUTORS FOR OUTSTANDING SALES GROWTH

Stertil-Koni, heavy-duty vehicle lift manufacturer, awards six distributors in its North American network into its Aspire Program based on 2017 sales growth. The Aspire Program salutes Stertil-Koni distributors who have achieved marked incremental sales gains on a year-over-year basis, placing in them in a heightened level of performance. Aspire Program awardees are Midwest Equipment Specialists, Reeder Distributors Inc, USA Lifts, Southwest Lift and Equipment, and Vendor Network. For more, visit www.stertil-koni.com.

DANA INTRODUCES NEW LINE OF DRIVETRAIN PRODUCTS

Dana launches Spicer Select drivetrain products, a line of all-makes coverage for North American commercial vehicle aftermarket. The line is suited for aging vehicles and features Dana-engineered and tested drivetrain products. Spicer Select is available through traditional commercial vehicle aftermarket channels and includes u-joints and center bearings with a plan to expand yokes. The new Spicer Select products are easily identifiable in aftermarket outlets by unique purple packaging.

Spicer Select products have undergone design feature evaluations and engineering specification approval. Dana plans to announce Spicer Select for light vehicle applications in early 2019. For more, visit www.spicerparts.com/spicerselect or www.danaaftermarket.com.

NTEA’S 2018 EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP SUMMIT IDENTIFIES CONNECTIONS WITHIN THE INDUSTRY

Hosted at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland, NTEA’s Executive Leadership Summit highlights a dynamic one-day program on October 16, 2018. A forum is provided to explore the most important trends influencing the work truck industry. The schedule continues to allow ample time to connect with industry leaders and colleagues. Owners and managers have the opportunity to receive current, focused data and information from economists, thought leaders, and peers. Early registration is available through Monday, September 17. For more, visit www.ntea.com/executivesummit.

PPG LAUNCHES FAST DRY URETHANE SEALER

PPG’s commercial coatings division added F4943 2.1 VOC Fast Dry Urethane Sealer to the DELFLEET Evolution lineup. The sealer is lead- and chromate-free and fully compatible with all DELFLEET Evolution primers. Its 2.1 VOC rating makes the sealer compliant for all parts of the US and Canada.

The sealer is designed to provide excellent gloss hideout and fast dry times. Topcoat it in as little as 15 minutes. It also features an improved pot life of up to three hours and a recoat window extending to three days. For more, visit www.ppgcommercialcoatings.com.

CALAMP EXPANDS ACCESS TO CRASH DETAILS WITH AUTOMATED PUSH NOTIFICATIONS AND ONLINE REPORT ACCESS

CalAmp announces CrashBoxx, a vehicle risk management system offering detailed collision information to be widely available as an over-the-top service to its current and new telematics customers. CrashBoxx capabilities will be embedded in all compatible CalAmp devices, allowing customers to receive automated push notifications and CrashBoxx Portal access to near real time accident reconstruction reports. For more, visit www.calamp.com.

MORGAN OLSON HONORS TRANSGLOBAL DOORS, INC. WITH PRESIDENTIAL CIRCLE SUPPLIER AWARD

Transglobal Doors Inc, a manufacturer of roll-up doors for truck trailers and work truck bodies was awarded the Morgan Olson “Presidential Circle” supplier award. “Transglobal has gone above and beyond on numerous occasions and shares the Morgan Olson ‘Quality … On time—every time” belief,” says Mike Ownbey, president/COO of Morgan Olson. For more, visit www.transglobaldoor.com.


MODERN WORKTRUCK SOLUTIONS: JUNE 2018 ISSUE
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