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June 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Deflecting Fuel Savings

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

A driver's suggestion saved this small fleet $1 million on fuel in just two years..

Tags: technology

June 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Trucking's Compelling Story

By Deb Whistler, Editor

The fuel crisis is an opportunity for trucking to get its message heard.

Tags: U.S. Congress

June 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

The Shutdown Experience

By Doug Condra, President

Did we learn anything from past trucker strikes? Looks like we did.

Tags: OOIDA

June 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

The Driver Connection

By Jim Park, Contributing Editor

Fleets seeking to modify driver behavior have many more tools at their disposal today than ever before.

Tags: Fuel Prices

June 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Technology to the Rescue

By Jim Beach, Technology Editor

Dispatch and routing systems, fuel purchasing applications and other solutions are proving their fuel-saving worth.

Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel Costs

June 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Trailer Economy

By Jim Beach, Technology Editor

Five long days of testing showed trailer aerodynamics and wide-base single tires are best bets to save fuel.

Tags: Fuel Economy

June 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Grace Under Pressure

By Jim Park, Contributing Editor

Under-inflated tires and improper tread patterns conspire to rob you of fuel economy.

Tags: FMCSA, Fuel Economy, Tires

June 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Hybrid Trucks

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

Manufacturers make progress on hydraulic systems while electric-drive trucks gain orders.

Tags: HTUF, Azure Dynamics, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

June 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Spec Economy

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

Spec a truck right, and you'll get top fuel economy. Do it wrong, and you could be doomed.

Tags: Emissions, Spec'ing, Cascadia, Fuel Economy, Aerodynamics

June 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Onboard Idling Solutions

By Jim Beach, Technology Editor

APUs and other onboard idle reduction technologies show promise, but fleet adoption has been slow.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Idle Reduction

June 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Clean Power

By Jim Park, Contributing Editor

Pull in, plug in, pay up, and enjoy. It's that simple, it's that cheap, and it's for real.

Tags: Shorepower

May 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Web Site Links Job Seekers With Compatible Careers, Including Trucking

A new career web site offers career seekers dozens of job-specific compatibility assessments in high-demand industries, including trucking

May 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Phillis Qwik-Snap 3-Hose Holder

Phillips Industries introduced the Qwik-Snap 3-hose holder for commercial truck trailer combinations.

May 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Everco Adds Global Sourcing Video to Web site

Everco Heavy Duty, Lewisville, Texas, has added a new video to its web site about the quality of products being sourced from low-cost countries.

May 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Comfort Class System Available in 63-Inch Sleeper Configuration

Peterbilt announced full production of the Peterbilt ComfortClass system in a 63-inch sleeper configuration

May 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

American Background Launches New Screening Service

American Background Information Services launched a comprehensive Department of Transportation suite of employee screening services for clients in the transportation sector

May 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Automatic Transmission Offerings for Kenworth T800

Kenworth T800

Kenworth customers can now order the T800 with Allison 4000 and 4500 series transmissions when spec'd with Cummins ISX engines, not to exceed 1,650 pounds-feet

May 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Fram Offers Fluid Analysis

Honeywell International, the maker of Fram products, has partnered with Polaris Labs to offer the Fram Heavy Duty Fluid Analysis Program, a single source solution for fleet owners that tests everything from motor oil to coolant to hydraulic fluid

May 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Carrier Transicold RoadCare Enhances Contract Maintenance

Carrier Transicold has enhanced its transport refrigeration unit RoadCare contract maintenance programs with a new Web-enabled asset management tool called ViewPoint

May 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

OSA Glass Repair Kit

Ocean State Abrasives introduced The Scratch Magic glass repair kit for removing pits and scratches from glass windshields

May 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Prolam Produces SFI Certified Trailer Floors

Prolam announced that a portion of the laminated floors it produces use Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Certified hardwood

May 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Phillips Introduces Heavy Duty Ratching Crimper

Phillips Industries introduced a new heavy duty ratcheting crimper tool to accommodate 8 gage through 22 gage wires, so only one tool is needed.

May 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Delco Remy Introduces 36SI

Delco Remy introduced its 36SI alternator featuring increased performance and durability

May 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Screens, Fans, Bunk Warmer Offer Anti-Idling Strategy

One company is marketing a trio of low-tech products to help truckers save money on fuel by not idling: truck window screens, a fan and a 12-volt bunk warmer

May 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

FreightScan Previews CargoVizion

FreightScan introduced CargoVizion, a 3-D imaging system for cargo screening that attaches to its FS100 automatic dimensioning system and captures a three-dimensional image of the contents of cargo in seconds

May 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Diesel Additives From Amalgamated

Amalgamated Inc., Fort Wayne, Ind., has announed two new premium fuel-saving diesel additives, one for winter, one for summer

May 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Book Features Custom Rigs

"Ultra-Custom Semi Trucks," a new book by trucking photojournalist Bette S. Garber, offers a close-up look at how a custom semi goes from inspiration to road-ready masterpiece

May 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Truck-Lite LED Dome Lamp

Truck-Lite added a new flush mount six-diode LED dome light to its product line.

May 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Air-Weigh Makes Refuse Truck Scales

Air-Weigh announced the availability of scales designed for refuse vehicles built with air or walking beam drive suspensions

May 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Web-Based Trucking Software

New eTrux Web Based Trucking Software is available directly via the Internet to help small and medium-sized trucking companies track their trips, loads, equipment, reminders, and contacts online.

May 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Shell Rotella Synthetic Motor Oil Offers Improved Engine Protection

Shell Lubricants has introduced Shell Rotella T Synthetic 5W-40 heavy-duty motor oil, which meets or exceeds API CJ-4 specifications

May 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Karmak Releases Enhanced Software

Karmak released an updated version of ProfitMaster Internet Parts Sales, a Web-based software solution that lets heavy-duty dealers and distributors receive parts orders over the Internet

May 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Hi-G-Tek Partners with Emco Wheaton to Launch Sealed Cargo System

Hi-G-Tek announced a partnership with Emco Wheaton designed to supply a range of wireless Radio Frequency Identification sealed delivery solutions for liquid petroleum and fuel-oil road tankers

May 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Sterling Introduces Its First Natural Gas-Powered Vehicle

Sterling Truck Corp. introduced the Sterling Set-Back 113 with Natural Gas

May 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Delco Remy Introduces 24SI HP Alternator

Delco Remy introduced the 24SI HP alternator, an updated replacement for the 310 with many new advanced engineering features.

May 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

UShip Launches Transportation Price Index

Austin, Texas-based uShip announced the launch of the Transportation Price Index, a monthly report designed to track important data related to transportation costs

May 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

OTC Releases New Wheel Stud Remover/Installer Kit

OTC released the new 5195 Wheel Stud Remover/Installer Kit, designed to allow shop technicians to quickly remove and install wheel studs, calipers or axles on virtually any Class 7 or 8 vehicle wheel hub.

May 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New OTC Heavy-Duty Bearing Cup Installers

OTC announced two new professional grade heavy-duty bearing cup installers-the OTC 5191 and OTC 5192, complementary products to the OTC 5190 heavy duty universal joint puller.

May 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

OTC Releases New Bench Press

OTC added the new 16.5-ton-capacity bench press to its line of shop equipment. The OTC 5230's new design saves workshop spac

May 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

OTC Releases New Diagnostic Products

OTC has announced two new diagnostic products for medium duty and heavy duty trucks

May 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

StarTrak Integrates PLC4TrucksTractor Identifier System

StarTrak Systems has integrated its ReeferTrak system with the PLC4Trucks tractor identification system.

May 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Grote Industries Introduces SuperNova Back-Up Lamps

Grote has added the SuperNova LED single-diode back-up lamps to its line of LED lamps, providing light output rivaling multi-diode versions

May 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Heil Modifies Half/Pack Front Loader

Heil Environmental has updated its Half/Pack front loaders to improve integration with the Curotto-Can automated system

May 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Carrier Reefers Meet EPA, CARB Standards

Carrier Transicold's Supra refrigeration units are now equipped with engines certified to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Tier 4 standard.

May 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

OTC Introduces Master TORX Socket Set

OTC's new Master TORX Socket Set is a 52-piece, professional-grade socket set selected to cover hundreds of applications on both gas and diesel cars and trucks

May 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Water Maze Introduces CLPB Systems

Water Maze has introduced the CLPB series, a wash-water treatment system integrating mechanical filtration and bioremediation

May 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Winsted Portable GPS Systems

Winsted Group has released the commercial truck WorldNav Portable GPS system based on its Teletype's navigation product line in the Canadian market

May 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Prophesy Adds New Fuel Optimization Feature to Dispatch

Prophesy Dispatch v5.6 now generates optimized fuel plans for dispatched loads and electronically sends them to the cell phone or on-board computer of the assigned driver

May 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Aljex Adds Positive Pay, Direct Deposit

Aljex Software has added Positive Pay and Direct Deposit as options in its online software services to help customers improve productivity and avoid losses from check fraud

May 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

ALK Technologies Releases PC*Miler 22

ALK Technologies released the PC*Miler 22 product line, an upgrade of its routing, mileage and mapping software solutions

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