ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The American Trucking Associations announced today it has renewed

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The American Trucking Associations announced today it has renewed PrePass—a product of the PrePass Safety Alliance—as an Endorsed ATA Business Solutions Featured Product. ATA also endorses PrePass Safety Alliance’s PrePass Plus electronic toll payment solution, MOTION, ALERTS, and INFORM products. PrePass is a weigh station bypass platform offered throughout North America that allows qualified commercial vehicles with good safety scores and current credentials to bypass hundreds of inspection facilities using a secure, hands-free in-cab electronic device. “Minimizing truck downtime is key for a fleet’s productivity and profitability,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “The service and technology offered in PrePass exemplify how innovative products can streamline a carrier’s operations and increase efficiency throughout the entire supply chain.” Within seconds of approaching a PrePass-equipped site, the service automatically pre-screens vehicles and notifies drivers if they are cleared to stay on the road and bypass truck scales, or if they need to pull in for inspection. PrePass Pl...

Leatherman expands magnetic tool family with K-series folding knives

Leatherman has today added to its Free family of free-swinging multitools, introducing the K-Series to bring a little difference in appearance and functionality to others in the lineup. The expansion includes four new knives, all defined by the Free collection’s magnetic locking mechanism for one-handed opening and closing. The Free collection was introduced earlier in the year when Leatherman kicked things off with the P4 and P2 multitools. These were quite different to the Leatherman tools of the past, featuring a magnetic opening and closing mechanism that could be controlled with a single thumb. These are priced at US$140 and and $120 respectively. Badge Pin Back Pin Clutch Leatherman followed this easy-release theme with the T2 and T4 in June, which cut down on the number of tools, therefore saving on weight and on price, with a cost of $40 and $60 respectively. The newly introduced K series splits the middle of these on cost, and is also a bit of a departure aesthetics-wise, with Leatherman describing it as a compact folding knife. With that comes a more traditional knife handle attached to a 8.4 cm (3.3 in) stainless steel blade. The Free K2 is the more minimal of the ne...