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March 2008, - Feature

Cummins ComfortGuard Solutions for 2008 CARB Regs

Cummins announced this week at the Mid-America Trucking Show that two new ComfortGuard APU solutions are compliant to meet the 2008 California Air Resources Board's idle reduction regulation

March 2008, - Feature

Dometic Prewired Battery Box

Dometic is offering a prewired battery box for its battery-powered CARB-compliant HVAC systems

March 2008, - Feature

Aljex for Carriers Offers Cost-Effective, Web-Based Fleet Management

Aljex Software's new Aljex for Carriers is a web-based management solution for truckload carriers. Because it's web-based, it's an ideal solution for smaller carriers

March 2008, - Feature

UltraShift HV Available on Hino Trucks

UltraShift HV offers fuel economy improvements.

Eaton's UltraShift Highway Value (HV) transmission will be offered by Hino Trucks on 2009 model year 268A and 338 truck models

March 2008, - Feature

Aggressive Bridgestone M775 Drive Available

Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire is now offering fleets in the U.S. the new Bridgestone M775 on/off-highway drive radial, a tire very popular with logging and oil field service fleets in Canada

March 2008, - Feature

New Detailing Products

Eagle One offers two new products for wheel and tire detailing

March 2008, - Feature

Mack's 'Big Dog' Titan Has 16-liter Power, Extra Strong Chassis, Bold Styling

High-capacity components will allow Titan to have gross combination weight ratings as high as 300,000 pounds.

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

Big power, extra-strong chassis components, bold styling and a posh interior are among features of Mack Trucks' Titan, a severe-service model designed for heavy transport and construction applications

March 2008, - Feature

Western Star, J&J Build Extreme-Duty Off-Highway Truck

Western Star Trucks is collaborating with Somerset, Pa.-based J&J Truck Bodies & Trailers to build the ultimate truck for mining and quarry applications

March 2008, - Feature

Qualcomm Announces OmniVision Metro Service

Qualcomm announced the first OmniVision Metro service offering, Service Fleet Manager. This new offering is designed to meet the unique needs of local service-based businesses that are centered in metropolitan areas and have mobile resources

March 2008, - Feature

Hunter Introduces New Premium Heavy-Duty Alignment Systems

Hunter has introduced the WT200 series premium alignment system for heavy-duty trucks

March 2008, - Feature

Michelin Offers On-/Off-Highway X One

Michelin Americas Truck Tires has expanded its line of wide base single tires to include the on-/off-road applications

March 2008, - Feature

Algae-X Automated Fuel Filtration System

Algae-X International of Fort Myers, Fla., expanded its line of Automated Fuel Filtration Systems for storage tanks with the addition of the new STS-6000 series

March 2008, - Feature

IntelliStick Intelligent Dipstick

IntelliStick offers condition-based preventive maintenance by providing an onboard, real-time oil quality sensor monitoring the true condition of lube oil.

March 2008, - Feature

Hendrickson Launches Softek Production

Hendrickson has launched production of its lighter weight Softek front steer suspension and axle system

March 2008, - Feature

ALK CoPilot Live 11 for Laptops

ALK Technologies announced the launch of CoPilot Live 11, a trip-planning and GPS navigation system for Windows laptops

March 2008, - Feature

Qualcomm Asset Management For Reefers

Qualcomm announced the availability of the Untethered Asset Management service for refrigerated trailers

March 2008, - Feature

Portable GPS for Truckers

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WorldNav Portable GPS offers advanced touch-screen truck routing for professional truck drivers

March 2008, - Feature

Tire Pressure Monitoring System Features "Green Means Good" Indicator

The new Doran 360HD Tire Pressure Monitoring System provides the driver "at- a-glance" status updates with a new patent-pending Green Means Good indicator.

March 2008, - Feature

PeopleNet Introduces BLU In-Cab Application Platform, Launches Tailored Solutions

PeopleNet introduced its BLU In-Cab Application Platform and announced the launch of its new Tailored Solutions practice

March 2008, - Feature

Isuzu Offers All-Electric Refrigeration Unit

Isuzu announced the availability of an all-electric refrigeration unit that eliminates the need for a diesel motor to run the compressor on refrigerated trucks

March 2008, - Feature

GM's 4500 Cutaway Chassis Strengthened For Higher Payload and Towing Capacities

General Motors has strengthened its 2009-model G-4500 chassis and increased its gross vehicle weight rating by 1,900 pounds and its towing capacity by as much as 2,400 pounds

March 2008, - Feature

New Fuller Aftermarket Clutch Kits Save Time

Eaton has made ordering replacement kits for Fuller clutches simpler and faster by combining key clutch and transmission components into one convenient package

March 2008, - Feature

Upgrade Inground Lifts

The new Rotary Lift Retrofit 60 in-ground lift enables fleets to replace their failing heavy-duty in-ground lifts with new, high-capacity models using their existing pits

March 2008, - Feature

Service All Vehicles with a Single Lift

Rotary Lift's new X Pad frame-contact adapter for its MOD30 in-ground lift allows the lift to be used with light vehicles

March 2008, - Feature

SkyBitz Reefer Control Solution Offers Two-Way Communication

SkyBitz, in partnership with StarTrak Systems, is launching the SkyBitz Reefer Control Solution, an affordable refrigeration monitoring and control technology

March 2008, - Feature

DriverTech Integrates ALK's CoPilot Truck 11

DriverTech LLC has integrated ALK's CoPilot Truck navigation into its tri-mode mobile communications and onboard computing system

March 2008, - Feature

Cartridges for Transverse and Longitudinal Torque Rods

Uro Shackle & Suspension Systems has developed a product family of free-rotation, ellipsoid straddle mount and tapered torque rod bushings for a variety of applications

March 2008, - Feature

Web-Enabled, Warranty Transaction Processing has introduced the heavy-duty trucking industry's first automated warranty claims transaction processing service based on industry-standard VMRS 2000 codes

March 2008, - Feature

SKF Rebuild Kit for PreSet Hubs

SKF now provides a unique all-in-one rebuild kit that contains everything needed to service ConMet's PreSet hub assemblies

March 2008, - Editorial

Safety In The Driving Seat

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

Heavy truck safety is getting a huge boost through technology of late, thanks to a couple of almost simultaneous launches.

Tags: Qualcomm, Truck Safety, anti-rollover systems

March 2008, - Editorial

Gators: An Image Problem

By Deb Whistler, Editor

Many things can sway public perception of trucks. One frequent and dangerous occurrence is flying debris from failed tires.

Tags: TRIB, Driving Safety, Tires, Retreads

March 2008, - Editorial

Innovation: It's The People

By Doug Condra, President

SAV Transportation Group knows that hiring the right people is critical to building a trucking powerhouse.

Tags: Truck Fleet Innovators, HDT Truck Fleet Innovators

March 2008, - Test Drives

Test Drive: Kenworth Clean Power

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

Kenworth's Clean Power System is designed to provide managed comfort when the driver needs it.

Tags: Green, Kenworth, Electric APU, Driver Comfort, Test Drive

March 2008, - Test Drives

Midrange Test Drive: Ram 5500

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

Dodge's heaviest commercial truck combines a beefy chassis with a cab from the 1500 series pickup.

Tags: Pickup Trucks, Medium-Duty Trucks, Ram Truck, Test Drive

March 2008, - Cover Story

Roadway Reforms

By Oliver Patton

Congress asked for the report in preparation for the 2009 reauthorization of the law that controls how we govern and pay for the system.

Tags: Maintenance, Funding, DOT, Congress, American Trucking Associations, Department of Transportation

March 2008, - Feature

Engine Preview: Paccar MX

By Steve Strurgess, Executive Editor

Paccar's MX is now being developed for US EPA 2010

Tags: PACCAR, Engine, Paccar MX Engine, Manufacturing

March 2008, - Feature

Preventing Trailer Corrosion: Spec'ing To Cope

By Tom Berg

Tips to consider about road-deicidng chemicals when ordering new trucks

Tags: repair, Spec'ing, Corrosion

March 2008, - Feature

Preventing Trailer Corrosion: Spec'ing Against Corrosion

By Tom Berg

Aggressive road salts require consideration of tougher materials.

Tags: Corrosion, Weather

March 2008, - Feature

Truck Fleet Innovator Awards: Honoring Trucking's Elite Leaders

By Deborah Lockridge

Six Outstanding trucking executives are recognized with Heavy Duty trucking's annual truck Fleet Innovators awards.

Tags: Awards, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, trucking industry, Fleet Innovators, Driver Safety, Swift Transportation, HDT Truck Fleet Innovators

February 2008, - Feature

TireVigil For Trailers

TireStamp has launched a trailer version of its TireVigil, a hardware/software solution that convert hot tire pressures to cold inflation pressure, analyzes the data and then stores it

February 2008, - Feature

Wix Filters Releases Catalog

Wix Filters has released its new 2008 Master Catalog, which includes more than 1,900 pages of part type

February 2008, - Feature

New Logistics/Transportation Consulting Group Formed

FTR Associates, Nashville, Tenn., has established a consulting group consisting of respected names in the logistics and transportation industry

February 2008, - Feature

New Technology For Tanker Trucks

Truck Works Inc., Phoenix, which makes custom-built tanker bodies, announced it has a new, cost-effective technology for corrosion resistance

February 2008, - Feature

Progressive Adds Cargo, General Liability Insurance

Progressive is rounding out its offerings for small trucking businesses with Cargo and General Liability insurance

February 2008, - Feature

Ford Announces Van Upgrades

In-dash PC for E vans and F series pickups allows online access via Sprint Broadband service and on-site printing of work sheets and invoices, among other things.

A redesigned interior for Ford's E series full-size vans includes a new dashboard, instrument panel and console with increased storage and electronics options

February 2008, - Feature

Ford Offers European-Designed Commercial Van

Ford's Transit Connect will be available in the U.S. in 2009.

Ford this month announced the European-engineered Transit Connect compact commercial van, aimed at small business owners

February 2008, - Feature

Battery Brain For Heavy Duty Vehicles

Smart Energy Solutions, developer and manufacturer of the Battery Brain electronic controller for vehicle and marine batteries, is launching a new high-capacity Battery Brain for the truck and bus markets

February 2008, - Feature

ALK Technologies Launches CoPilot Truck 11

ALK Technologies has launched CoPilot Truck 11, a full-featured GPS navigation and trip-planning solutio

February 2008, - Feature

Universal Boot Develops Lightweight King Pin Lock

Universal Boot Inc., which manufactures a conical kingpin lock for trailers, has developed a secure lightweight trailer anti-theft device

February 2008, - Feature

RigMaster Now Offers Choice of 4 APU Models

Caterpillar T4 unit

RigMaster Power Corp. has an expanded product offering for 2008 as well as a number of product enhancements on all its APU models


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