KENWORTH T880S MIXER SALE PRODUCES $190,000 DONATION TO SUPPORT CIM PROGRAM
A Kenworth T880S bridge-formula mixer, donated for sale at the recent Concrete Industry Management (CIM) annual auction at World of Concrete, has produced a major $190,000 contribution to the CIM program, thanks to Kenworth, Con-Tech Manufacturing, Kenworth of Central Florida, and other Kenworth supplier partners.
The Kenworth T880S mixer was purchased for $190,000 by Liquid Stone Concrete, a ready mixed concrete company based in Burleson, Texas. The donation will support the CIM program through scholarships for students pursuing a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Concrete Industry Management at Middle Tennessee State University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Texas State University, and California State University-Chico. For more, visit www.kenworth.com.
VENCO VENTURO LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE
Manufacturer of truck- and van-mounted telescopic service cranes, underbody conversion/dump hoists, and crane service bodies, Venco Venturo, launched a revamped website. The new design offers quick and easy access to essential product specifications, support, troubleshooting, and more. The website also has new tools for the company’s large network of truck equipment upfitters throughout North America and Canada.
The clean, uncluttered design features updated support and troubleshooting, all-new quote requests, enhanced product specifications, and easily accessible bid specifications. The site will be updated on a regular basis with news of product launches, events, and more. For more, visit www.venturo.com.
JACOBS LAUNCHES BRAKE FOR HINO MOTORS’ FIRST US CLASS 8 TRUCK
Jacobs Vehicle Systems, manufacturer of diesel and natural gas engine retarding systems and valve actuation mechanisms, announces the launch of a compression release engine brake for the all-new 2020 Hino XL Series truck. For two decades, Hino Motors’ and Jacobs Vehicle Systems’ engineers have collaborated to provide engine brakes to the Japanese market. The relationship continues today with the introduction of the A09 engine to the US market.
The Jacobs Engine Brake is available on Hino’s A09 engine and comes factory installed on all class XL7 and XL8 Series trucks. It is fully integrated with the engine electronic control system and ABS—a two-stage brake operation of medium and high—and cruise control compatibility for greater driver control. For more, visit www.jacobsvehiclesystems.com.
NESTE’S RENEWABLE FUELS HELPED REDUCE CLIMATE EMISSIONS BY 7.9 MILLION TONS IN 2018
In 2018, Neste’s renewable fuels helped private motorists and professional and commercial drivers reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 7.9 million tons, equaling the annual carbon footprint of 1.2 million average EU citizens or the removal of 3 million passenger cars from the roads for a year.
“While we continue discussing various future alternatives for reducing transport-related emissions, high-quality renewable fuels such as Neste MY Renewable Diesel continue to steadily reduce transportation-related emissions even as we speak,” Peter Vanacker, president and CEO of Neste, says. “The fuel provides its users a concrete, cost-effective way to combat climate change while also helping various organizations, cities, municipalities, and even countries to meet their emissions reduction and carbon neutrality targets.” For more, visit www.neste.com.
2019 RAM CHASSIS CAB BRINGS CAPABILITY, ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY, AND COMFORT TO COMMERCIAL WORK TRUCK SEGMENT
The new 2019 Ram 3500, 4500, and 5500 chassis cab ushers in a new generation of work trucks. With a towing capacity of up to 35,220 lbs, the highest Gross Combined Weight Rating of 43,000 lbs, and payload up to 12,510 lbs, Ram’s heaviest haulers are built for tough duty cycles and achieving new levels of efficiency and upfitter friendliness. For more, visit www.ramtrucks.com.
COXREELS INTRODUCES BRAWNY OPTION FOR THE 100 SERIES REELS
Coxreels announced the new Brawny option available for most 100 Series hose reels. The 100 Series reel can be mounted to a floor, wall, ceiling, bench, or truck and is made of steel for strength and durability with a U-shaped frame for two-point axle support to provide stability during operation. It has a brake assembly for braking or for locking the drum to a desired length of a hose.
The new Brawny feature is an added option that adds strength to the drum, minimizing potential damage under increased or pulsing pressure usage. By adding the additional strength to the drum, these professional grade reels are better prepared to tackle tough jobs. For more, visit www.coxreels.com.
NEW MiX TELEMATICS ELD EXTENSION IMPROVES PAYROLL MANAGEMENT
MiX Telematics announced an extension to its Hours of Service ELD solution—Time Entry. Time Entry is the result of MiX listening closely to the needs of its ELD customers who were looking for more effective driver payroll management. With Time Entry, customers are provided a tool to extract more detailed activity data from the Hours of Service solution.
Benefits include improved accuracy of payroll data, saving time with less paperwork, reducing fraudulent payroll claims, reducing payroll leakage, and improving payroll business process efficiency. For more, visit www.mixtelematics.com.
NTEA RELEASES VEHICLE CERTIFICATION TRAINING COURSE
NTEA’s Truck Equipment 201 is a training course intended as a series of online course modules designed for those with a technical knowledge seeking a deeper understanding of certain topics. Truck Equipment 201 builds on Truck Equipment 101—an NTEA training program covering all aspects of work trucks and the industry—which launched in 2017. Made of 15 online modules, Truck Equipment 101 provides insight into systems that make up a truck and basic regulatory requirements applicable to US and Canadian markets.
There are no prerequisites to take the Truck Equipment 201 course. To receive a certificate of completion, the learner is required to complete a brief quiz following each of the four sections in addition to an evaluation at the end. The course is available through the NTEA Learning Center platform. For more, visit www.ntea.com/te201.
XL TO LAUNCH PLUG-IN HYBRID ELECTRIC FOR F-250 PICKUP AT NTEA’S THE WORK TRUCK SHOW
Leader in connected vehicle electrification solutions for commercial, utility, and municipal fleets, XL, announced it will unveil a plug-in hybrid electric version of the Ford F-250 pickup truck at NTEA’s The Work Truck Show. The product will support a continued expansion of the company’s successful plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) product family, which also includes the PHEV Ford F-150 that the company began shipping in 2018 to municipal and utility fleets.
Product specifications will be available during the NTEA show, and XL will display a PHEV F-250 in its booth (#3175). For more, visit www.xlfleet.com/phev-f250.
FLEX FLEET RENTAL ANNOUNCES INVESTMENT BY WATERFALL ASSET MANAGEMENT AND TRP CAPITAL PARTNERS
Flex Fleet Rental, provider of medium-term truck rentals to commercial customers, announced a completed transaction with Waterfall Asset Management’s private equity platform. TRP Capital Partners, a transportation-focused private equity firm, is also making an investment alongside Waterfall. The transaction positions Flex Fleet Rental to augment its customer reach, technology enablement, and national fleet. For more, visit www.flexfleetrental.com.
BRIDGESTONE LAUNCHES NEW DRIVE POSITION RETREAD FOR SEVERE SERVICE APPLICATIONS
Bridgestone Americas, Inc announced a new addition to its Bandag retread portfolio. The Bandag BLSS retread is designed for fleets that travel in both on- and off-road environments. Engineered for the drive position with a specialized tread compound to resist cutting and chipping, the Bandag BLSS retread helps make mobility more efficient by delivering a long-lasting tread life with a powerful grip in severe service applications. For more, visit www.bandag.com.
MODERN WORKTRUCK SOLUTIONS: MARCH 2019 ISSUE
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