2015 Sprinter Gets Small Diesel, ‘Crosswind Assist'

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October 31, 2014

Axle-Forward Cat CT681 Vocational Truck in Full Production
<p><strong>Cat's CT681, right, features more &ldquo;industrial&rdquo; styling than the current CT660.</strong> <em>Photo by Tom Berg</em></p> Caterpillar has begun serving more vocational segments with its CT681, a Class 8 set-forward-axle model with “industrial” styling based on customer preferences, representatives said Thursday at a press briefing at Cat’s demonstration facility west of Peoria, Ill.

2015 Sprinter Gets Small Diesel, ‘Crosswind Assist'
<p><strong>Electronic controls send power to three grounded wheels while the fourth hangs in the air.</strong> <em>Photo: Tom Berg</em></p> A smaller and more economical diesel powertrain, new styling and safety features, and optional on-demand four-wheel drive are among features of 2015 Sprinter models.

Class 3 Ford Transit Vans Improve Payload, Towing
<p><em><strong>Photo of long wheelbase Transit 350HD courtesy of Ford.</strong></em></p> Ford's 2015 Transit full-size cargo van with a Class 3 chassis expands the payload and towing capability of the van without the need for a cutaway or chassis cab model.

Toyo Drive Tire is SmartWay Verified
Toyo Tire U.S.A. released the Toyo M650, a commercial drive tire that is SmartWay verified. The tire is designed for regional haul service and higher-torque operating conditions.

Kenworth Anti-Theft Available on T680 and T880
Kenworth is offering its passcode protected anti-theft system for the T680 and T880 trucks.

Optional Package Adds Frame Rail Space to Peterbilt 220
The Peterbilt Model 220 has a new optional clear frame rail package that provides up to 10 inches of additional frame rail space over the previous clear frame rail package.

Telogis Introduces Fleet Analytics Tools at Latitude Event
<p><em><strong>Graphic courtesy of Telogis.</strong></em></p> Telogis released several new tools for the company’s fleet analytics software at the Telogis Latitude event in Dana Point, Calif. These new tools included the Telogis For Field Service extension, the Dynamic Response Suite, and Telogis Sites.

CoPilot Nav App Refreshed and Updated
ALK updated the CoPilot Truck mobile GPS navigation app with a refreshed design and full maps update.

Teletrac Partners With Samsung for Drive App
Teletrac is partnering with Samsung Electronics America to host its fleet tracking and telematics software on the Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet.

Jost Selling Edbro Hydraulic Cylinders
Jost International has added Edbro brand hydraulic cylinders to the company’s range of products.

Efficient Store Delivery Goal of Paragon’s Arrivals Board
The Paragon Software Systems Arrivals Board application allows in-store receiving personnel to monitor real-time ETA information of trucks scheduled to make deliveries as well as the load characteristics of each truck.

Forklift Inflator Speeds Up Trailer Load Times
The Forklift Inflator is an air pump made by Shippers Products that attaches to a forklift and provides a portable way to inflate dunnage airbags when loading a trailer with cargo.

Isuzu, Telogis Agree on Connected Vehicle Pact
<p>Isuzu Commerical Truck of America and Telogis have entered into an exclusive collaboration to develop connected vehicle products and services. <strong><em>Photo: Isuzu</em></strong></p> Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. distributor of low-cab-forward trucks, has announced an exclusive collaboration with Telogis to improve the overall ownership experience for Isuzu customers.

Transflo On-Demand Transmits Documents Efficiently
Pegasus TransTech’s new Transflo On-Demand service allows drivers to print, fax or email documents stored in the network to expedite the delivery of paperwork to truckers on the road.

Carrier Transicold Improves Warranty on Reefer Units
Carrier Transicold improved the warranty coverage for its Vector trailer refrigeration units extending mileage and warranty length on several models.

ROUSH CleanTech Shelves Propane Autogas Transit
<p><em><strong>Photo courtesy of Ford.</strong></em></p> ROUSH CleanTech has indefinitely halted production of its propane autogas powered Ford Transit full-size van after hearing concerns from fleet owners.

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