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BOLT, LEER Develop Solutions Together

In addition to providing high-quality, durable products for the automotive aftermarket, BOLT and LEER work to develop problem-solving solutions for fleet and commercial operations. These synergies make the union of LEER’s Deluxe Commercial truck caps (DCC) with BOLT’s rugged one-key lock technology an ideal fit. LEER DCCs – which are custom built based on each customer’s specific business requirements – offer a wide range of options, including various door styles, toolboxes, shelves, dividers, roof racks and lighting. All LEER’s tough commercial caps are built to provide strength and security at the job site. Now, with the addition of BOLT cylinders as standard equipment in LEER’s heavy-duty aluminum DCCs, fleet managers and commercial users can take advantage of not only added security, but also BOLT locks’ ability to streamline daily operations. With BOLT locks technology, a single ignition key can be programmed to open any number of BOLT locks. Adds Fuel Card Integration has released fuel card integration, the latest enhancement to its fleet manager vehicle tracking system. The company’s flagship product already helps companies manage their fleets more efficiently – the added fuel card integration increases this capability. Under the new system, drivers pay for fuel at participating stations using a fuel card. The fuel card works much like a credit card, but with added reporting on fuel purchases that can alert dispatchers and fleet managers to potential fuel theft. The new fuel card functionality restricts access to specific merchant category codes, limits purchases with time-of-day restrictions and numbers of transactions, and assigns different purchase levels and PIN authorization to each user.


Wagner Lighting LED Sealed-Beam Headlamps

Wagner Lighting has introduced long-lasting, maintenance-free LED sealed-beam replacement headlamps for commercial applications and some passenger vehicles. The new LED lamps, available through any Wagner Lighting distributor or retailer, help dramatically improve driving visibility in a full range of operating conditions. The new lamps’ bulb-free LED design virtually eliminates damage caused by road shock and vibration while projecting a brighter, whiter and crisper light that extends the driver’s field of vision as compared to standard halogen headlamps.


Ranger Design FAST-RACK

Ranger Design’s Ranger FAST-RACK is a revolutionary drop-down ladder rack for cargo vans. The FAST-RACK changes the game on how old drop-down ladder systems have been utilized with its single-motion operation that protects the operator and the vehicle. It lowers up to 50 inches in one single motion with the operator out of the path of the descending ladder. It was subjected to harsh testing – five-year life-cycle tests, 108-degree thermo cycling and freezing rain tests – and passed with flying colors. It was also field tested for real-life feedback from tradesmen. The standout feature of its patent-pending design is the ease of operation; no secondary motion is required to lower the rack. Its gas shock-assisted descent makes operation a quick and easy task.


Navman Wireless Consolidated Telematics Portal

Fleet tracking provider Navman Wireless USA has announced a new Web-based telematics portal designed to streamline management of mixed heavy equipment fleets by consolidating machine data from all OEM and Navman Wireless-tracked assets into a single interface. The new solution complies with the AEMP telematics data standard, provides one-stop fleet-wide visibility without adding third-party hardware to machines that already have factory-installed OEM telematics and supports integration of data into the enterprise office system for broader business use. Fleet operators can request data-access credentials from each OEM represented in their fleet. Data from each reporting source will be securely transmitted to operators’ servers and then aggregated for use in the portal’s widgets, dashboards, maps and reports.


Davis CarChip Connect System Honored

Davis Instruments was recognized at the 2014 Connected World Awards in Chicago for its CarChip Connect Fleet Management System, a real-time GPS telematics device for small business and fleet managers. CarChip was honored for providing a GPS-enabled safety solution that helps small businesses and fleet managers improve driver safety and save money. CarChip combines a small, easy-to-install Onboard Diagnostic II-based telematics device with powerful Web-based reporting.


DICA FiberMax Outrigger and Crane Pads

DICA’s newly expanded line of FiberMax outrigger pads and crane pads enables the company to provide a solution for any crane setup in customers’ fleets. FiberMax products are great for mobile cranes and applications that demand an easy-to-use pad or mat with great strength and rigidity. They use nearly 74 percent fiberglass reinforcement, which provides a crushing strength of more than 400,000 psi.


Maxwell Engine Start Module

To reduce costs and failures associated with old or weakened lead-acid batteries, fleet managers are taking a closer look at Maxwell Technologies’ award-winning Engine Start Module. Rugged, lightweight and virtually maintenance free, the module features revolutionary ultracapacitor technology, a power-delivery innovation proven in hundreds of applications, and now available to the trucking and transportation industries.


Knapheide Introduces Sortimo by Knapheide

The Knapheide Manufacturing Co. introduced a new Sortimo by Knapheide brand and a new van equipment product family to its distributors at the 2014 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis earlier this year. Exxpand is a premier van storage solution from Sortimo by Knapheide, and Knapheide distributors had the opportunity to experience firsthand the ordering, assembly and installation processes during the show.


Freightliner S2G LPG Commercial Truck

The Freightliner S2G is ideal for any operation wanting the efficiency and dependability of a proven, factory-installed LPG powertrain solution in their medium-duty truck – all backed by an extensive service network to help ensure optimum operational uptime. The 8-liter, 339-horsepower engine offers clean-burning liquid propane gas technology. Designed for the medium-duty commercial market, the S2G is perfect for pickup and delivery, student transportation and municipal applications. It has a gross vehicle weight rating of 33,000 pounds and comes equipped with an Allison 2300 automatic transmission with optional PTO provision for a level of flexibility matched only by its performance.

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