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Oklahoma City FD Purchases 20 New Fire Engines

By Staff Writer / a few days ago

The Oklahoma City Fire Department has purchased 20 brand new fire engines. The trucks feature different compartment and interior configurations. The agency still hopes to benefit from two standardized engines. The trucks cost about 500,000 dollars each and they were funded through a limited time one cent sales tax. Oklahoma City FD Purchases 20 New […]

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Apple CEO Divulges Autonomous Car Strategy for First Time

By Staff Writer / 6 days ago

The CEO of Apple has divulged an autonomous car strategy for the very first time. There have been rumors circulating for years that Apple is formulating their own autonomous car under the title Project Titan. Tim Cook, CEO of Apple has recently discussed their strategy regarding this technology. They view it as very important. Key […]

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Michelin to acquire telematics provider to expands fleet management capabilities

By Staff Writer / 7 days ago

Michelin has acquired Nextraq, formerly a subsidiary of Fleetcore Technologies Inc. This purchase effectively offers Michelin the opportunity to expand on its market and have a greater impact in the automotive industry. Michelin believes, with its commitment to tires and now its navigation, that it has improved the realm of automotive safety standards. Key Takeaways: […]

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Cummins Makes Big Electrification Move

By Staff Writer / 7 days ago

On June 14, Cummins announced that an electric powertrain will be available to its customers in 2019 and an electric vehicle with extended range will be available to customers in 2020. In an announcement by chairman and CEO of Cummins, Tom Linebarger noted the value of electrification in the transportation industry. Julie Furber, the executive […]

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Aftermarket Pioneer Vic Edelbrock Jr. Has Passed Away

By Staff Writer / last week

Vic Edelbrock Jr., son a racing legend Vic Edelbrock Sr., and one of the founders of hot rodding and aftermarket speed equipment, also former president of SEMA and pioneer of the Edelbrock Company has passed away at the age of 60. Edelbrock Jr., took over the business after his father’s passing and brought it to […]

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Michelin Reveals ‘Wheel with No Air’ Tire Concept

By Staff Writer / last week

On June 14, Michelin revealed its concept tire of a wheel with no air at the Movin’ On global conference. The wheel’s thread which can be made in a 3D printer incorporates a honeycomb design which functions at the same performance as tires with traditional thread but is biodegradable and can be recycled. Lastly, the […]

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What Are Top In-Car Gadgets For Chauffeurs And Clients?

By Staff Writer / last week

These eight handy items and gizmos are great for chauffeurs and clients. First, a smart connected car adaptor allows the driver to control various in car systems. A portable jump start kit or an in-car air purifier or humidifier can help alleviate the stress of a long drive. As well, a drop stop organizer, or […]

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Super Trucks: Pie in the Sky, or Pathway to Super Fuel Savings?

By Staff Writer / last week

The U.S Department of Energy funded research towards improving freight efficiency and reducing truck’s fuel consumption. Two companies, the first being the Navistar Supertruck changed the entire shape of the truck into a more airfoil shape which made it more aerodynamic and added a full length trailer skirt. The second, Cummins-Peterbuilt improved on this by […]

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Dominator III Mechanics Truck

By Staff Writer / last week

The Dominator III is a new 11-foot mechanics truck with a 25-foot 12,000-pound telescopic crane. It was recently introduced by Iowa Mold Tooling Co., Inc (IMT). This truck was designed with a lighter body and increased maneuvering capabilities compared to larger vehicles. It was designed to work in smaller, tighter areas. IMT has also upgraded […]

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How fuel additives are enhancing engine performance

By Staff Writer / last week

Fuel additives are enhancing engine performance. Properly blended diesel fuel, with the correct additives, keeps the fuel clean and the engine running properly. The blending of the additives is a very exact science. It is continuing to be perfected to this day. Diesel engines are very complex things that require a lot of care. Key […]

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