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26 Jul by Vitaliy Dadalyan Tags:

The No. 28 Cummins Diesel Special

In 1952, the No. 28 Cummins Diesel Special cemented a special legacy at the Indianapolis 500 and also, in many ways, helped reshape the future of the trucking industry. That year, this unique diesel-powered race car captured the pole position - the only diesel-powered racing machine ever to do so - with a one-lap time of 139.104 mph and four-lap time of 138.010 mph. It also helped Cummins validate the use of turbocharging and fuel injection within its diesel engine design.

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26 Jul by Vitaliy Dadalyan Tags:

Reading Group Adds Instant Online Inventory Access

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Work Truck Solutions, an online platform that enables commercial inventory searches by body type and chassis, announced a new partnership with Reading Truck Body, LLC, to provide up-to-date bailment pool inventory online. Now, dealers and distributors have instant access to information about chassis that are available to add to their own inventory from the truck body manufacturer's extensive bailment pool.

When dealers log into their commercial inventory sites through Work Truck Solutions as Truck Professionals, they will be able to quickly view all Reading bailment pool chassis. With just a few clicks, they can select the right chassis for their customer at the most convenient pool location, and easily alert Reading to their interest.

“We felt that it was very important for bailment pool inventory information to be made accessible to the dealers and distributors who need it,” says Kathryn Schifferle, CEO and Founder of Work Truck Solutions. “It's a win-win, because dealers and distributors get really rich information with photos and diagrams to help them sell — and Reading has an automated and seamless way to show their inventory to the dealers who need it, when they need it.”

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“We are very excited to partner with Work Truck Solutions,” says William Craig Bonham, Vice President of Sales and Business Development for Reading Truck Body. “Now, dealers will be able to better support their vocational customers who are looking for quality work trucks for their business or fleet, with instant access to valuable information on Reading Truck Body pools.”

For more information about Work Truck Solutions' online inventory management solutions, please visit www.worktrucksolutions.com.

Related: Work Truck Solutions Approved for GM Reimbursement Program

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26 Jul by Vitaliy Dadalyan Tags:

TomTom Partnership Adds Real-Time Accounting

TomTom Telematics has announced a collaboration with Sage, a cloud accounting software company, to deliver real-time accounting for fleets.

By combining TomTom Webfleet and Sage Live, the partnership will allow users to automatically view fleet data from connected vehicles, including trucks and light vehicles for accounting purposes.

“By partnering with Sage, we are helping to create a more modern and responsive accounting environment, one that capitalizes on cloud technology and the connected car to drive cost savings for our customers,” said Thomas Schmidt, managing director at TomTom Telematics. “The new software integration will offer a vital service for companies that don't necessarily need to track and trace their sales or engineering teams on a map, but are interested in getting other core vehicle data into their financial systems.”

The software integration will be available in the U.S. and United Kingdom first with regionalized version later being released for other European nations.

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