Velvac acquires MVP member status

Monday, January 29, 2018

NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry recently recognized Velvac, Inc. for completing a rigorous qualification process, demonstrating successful implementation of defined business standards and conformity to applicable government regulations. Achieving MVP status validates our efforts toward bettering the work truck industry through professionalism, knowledge and performance.

Because standards don’t raise themselves, MVP acknowledges the companies that are leading the industry to excellence. Velvac’s MVP member status reflects our ongoing commitment to quality.

Velvac to Exhibit at HDAW 2018

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Velvac will once again exhibit at HDAW, North America's largest gathering of the independent heavy duty aftermarket industry. The show will take place in Las Vegas on January 23rd and 24th. 

Visit us at booth 436 for a show special and to see what's in store for 2018!

Road-iQ Supports Women in Trucking

Friday, July 28, 2017

Road-iQ, a Velvac company, has partnered with The Women In Trucking (WIT) Association in their 2018 Truck Giveaway. Road-iQ Connected Vehicle Vision Platform will be installed on the 2014 Volvo VNL670 to be given away at the “Salute to Women Behind the Wheel” next spring. The truck is being donated to WIT by Arrow Truck Sales, Inc., a Gold Partner supporter of the association.

Velvac & Phillips team up on TrailerNet

Monday, April 24, 2017

Phillips Industries and Velvac, Inc. have announced a new collaboration between the two companies to offer TrailerNet™, a new patent-pending connected vehicle solution designed to support trailer-to-tractor video and data communications with connectivity that is both robust and high-performance.

Velvac’s Road iQ subsidiary worked with Phillips Industries to develop TrailerNet, which augments the traditional tractor-trailer 7-pin electrical connection with an additional ISO 15-pin cable connection. This 15-pin cable connection, when combined with Phillips’ trailer-mounted dual nosebox and additional tractor-mounted tail box, provides a simple, secure, real-time video and data connection between the tractor and the trailer. More importantly, it provides connectivity that is immune to the noise, interference, and latency concerns associated with other wireless or PLC data transmission approaches. TrailerNet provides the high-speed data highway between tractors and trailers needed to support future generations of intelligent devices mounted on trailers, including multiple trailer mounted video cameras, CAN communications, etc.

Velvac, Inc. to become portfolio company of the Eastern Company

Monday, April 17, 2017

Velvac, Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of proprietary vision system technology for commercial and recreational vehicles, has been acquired by The Eastern Company (NASDAQ: EML). Velvac was sold by Chicago private equity firm Prospect Partners, which had acquired the company with Jeff Porter in August 2005.

5th Wheel Video Demonstrates Need for Clean Coupling

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Velvac's 5th Wheel Dual Camera System gives drivers a whole new look at the coupling process - check out our video to see how the two cameras help line up your vehicle for a safer, faster alignment of the king pin and fifth wheel.


Velvac's Trade Show Calender

Friday, March 17, 2017

Velvac will be attending several upcoming trade shows. Be sure to visit our booth and see what new products and technology we've been working on!

National Private Truck Council NTPC Expo / April 30-May 2 / Cincinnati, OH

HDA Truck Pride / May 3-7 / Orlando

Waste Expo / May 9-11 / New Orleans

DSU Peterbilt / May 17 / Portland, OR

2017 Trucking Summit / June 21-23 / Vegas

VIPAR / October 15-20 / Marco Island, FL

Velvac to Exhibit New Technology at NTEA

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Velvac, Inc. will be exhibiting at NTEA The Work Truck Show (Indianapolis, March 14 - 17). At the show we will be unveiling a new way to connect your trailer to tractor with the vision system recording technology of Road-iQ - stop by booth 2019 to check it out!

Jeff Steinbach Promoted to OEM Sales Director Position

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

2020XG Mirror Featured in Ford F650 Video

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Velvac's 2020XG mirror is featured in Fleet Equipment's 2016 Ford F650 test drive. Check it out!