Kenworth is introducing a remote keyless entry as an option for its T2000. Users will be able to unlock driver and passenger doors separately, and lock all doors at once. Parking lights will flash to signal that action has taken place. Retrofit to older T2000s will be possible. Contact KW dealers for more info. www.kenworth.com
Kemlite Co, Joliet, IL,. announced that Faucher Industries will be distributing its transportation products throughout Canada. Kemlite makes fiberglass reinforced plastic for use in truck and trailer roof liners, including ArmorTuf Liner Panel, ETR Translucent Roof Panels, and Monster Liner and Scuff Panels.
Waltco Truck Equipment says it has redesigned its LPF Flipaway Liftgate to ease installation and improve reliability. At the NTEA Work Truck Show last month, the company also announced a new generation of its Thermalpak power unit, featuring microprocessor controls and programmable automatic controls, and an updated version of its E-RM Series Flipaway hitch that can accommodate all bed heights suitable for its E-RM Series liftgates. www.waltco.com or 310
Velant Inc., a developer of transportation planning applications for private and for-hire fleets, had named Allan M. Hess director of marketing. Velant's Transportation Management Center (TMC) provides decision support for routing, scheduling, load building, backhaul coordination and shipment planning.
Fleets considering investment in a rear-obstacle sensing system can take advantage of a return-on-investment (ROI) analysis program offered by Rostra Precision Controls, maker of RearSentry. Go to www.rostra.com or call 1-800-782-3379
Fleets now have instant access to parts and service info on Cummins engines via the company's Quickserve Online web site. By typing in the engine's serial number, they can also access diagrams, troubleshooting manuals, operations and maintenance manuals, and tool catalogs. Contact your local Cummins dealer or go to http://quickserve.cummins.com
Hendrickson introduced a factory-installed wheel end, Hendrickson Long-life System (HLS), with a limited 5-yr./500,000-mi. warranty for on-highway applications using INTRAAX and VANTRAAX suspensions, and a limited 3-yr./300,000-mi. warranty for off-road hauling. HLS is available with ductile iron, Dura-Light, or aluminum hubs, and HN or HP axles. www.hendrickson-intl.com
Weigh-Right's new EASY AIR II onboard scaling system is a battery-powered hand-held computer that temporarily attaches to low-cost meter connects, which are quick-couplers with memory. EASY AIR II reads the memory, attaches to the quick-coupler to read the suspension pressure, and then converts the pressure to weight measurements.
The North American Truck Show will be held May 8-10 at Boston's Bayside Expo Center. Exhibitors include medium- and heavy-duty truck OEMs, body and trailer companies, and component suppliers. For a free ticket to the show, go to www.truckingexpo.com or call 1-800-225-1577.
The Kroger Co. has signed a multi-year, enterprise-wide agreement to expand its use of the Elogex OneNetwork. Kroger has been using the system for the past year across select distribution centers and said it will now extend the solution to support the entire company. The web-based Elogex OneNetwork allows companies to inter-network between shipping and receiving departments; customer sales representatives can confirm orders with merchandising; and retailers, manufacturers and carriers can streamline processes across one common platform.