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April 2008, - Editorial

Safety In The Driving Seat

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

Tracking driving behavior helps predict a driver's potential for accidents.

Tags: Accidents, Qualcomm, Driver Safety, Accident Management, Software, anti-rollover systems

April 2008, - Editorial

Coping With The Fuel Crisis

By Deb Whistler, Editor

Conserving fuel: More critical than ever.

Tags: ATA, American Trucking Associations, Fuel Consumption, independent operators, Fuel Costs

April 2008, - Editorial

Highway Funding: Let The Games Begin

By Doug Condra, President

Recommendations on how this country should approach funding to fix its ailing surface transportation system are on the table.

Tags: Congress, Highway Funding, Highway Trust Fund, Highways, fiscal crisis

April 2008, - Cover Story

Stocking The Global Garage: Cheaper Isn't Always Better

By Deborah Lockridge

It's quite possible that even when you're buying something that is "made in the USA," some piece of it came from overseas.

Tags: TMC, Parts, Counterfeit Goods, Global, Exports

April 2008, - Feature

Built For The Road And More: Rugged Laptops

By Jim Beach, Technology Editor

Rugged and durable notebook computers can handle the rigors of life on the road.

Tags: vehicle-mounted computers, Panasonic ToughBook, In-Car Computers, computerization, Rugged notebook

April 2008, - Feature

A Shifting Situation

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

Automated transmission takes some of the jostle and slosh out of driving a tractor with an unbaffled tank in back.

Tags: Tractor, Transmission, Green Fleet, Automated Manual Transmissions

April 2008, - Feature

Incentives To Invest In Safety

By Oliver Patton

A group of manufacturers and their allies are searching for a new path toward highway safety improvements.

Tags: Active Safety Systems, MEMA

April 2008, - Feature

Synthetic Lubes

By Deborah Lockridge, Senior Managing Editor

The switch to synthetic lubricants can result in many benefits.

Tags: Engine Oil, Fuel Economy, Lubricants, Synthetic Oil, Low-Viscosity Oil

March 2008, - Feature

Mack Unveils MP10

Mack MP10

At the Mid-America Trucking Show last week, Mack unveiled to highway customers the company's new 16-liter Mack MP10 engine, a big-block diesel with up to 605 horsepower and 2,060 pounds-feet of torque

March 2008, - Feature

New Mack Pinnacle Rawhide Edition Ups Style, Comfort

Mack Trucks introduced the Mack Pinnacle Rawhide Edition at the Mid-America Trucking Show last week

March 2008, - Feature

Navistar Introduces Custom Parts Line

Navistar has launched a new parts line, called DoubleSix Customs, with an initial offering of 40 interior and exterior parts specifically developed for its new LoneStar model

March 2008, - Feature

Karmak Updates Dealer Management System

Karmak has released a major update of its Info 5 dealer management system

March 2008, - Feature

Dometic Upgrades Auxiliary Air Conditioning Systems

Dometic Environmental has redesigned its auxiliary air conditioning products to meet the growing demand for idle-reduction systems in the North American trucking market

March 2008, - Feature

Corcentric Adds OCR Capture to Electronic Invoice System

Corcentric has enhanced its Electronic Invoice Presentment & Payment syste

March 2008, - Feature

Accuride & Chrome Shop Mafia

Accuride has joined with Chrome Shop Mafia to develop a line of co-branded products

March 2008, - Feature

Transcard Mobile Gives Cell Phone Access to Payroll Info

Transcard's new Transcard Mobile platform enables Transcard payroll card members, a majority of which have text-enabled cell phones, to access full account activity and functions via their cell phones

March 2008, - Feature

New Tires from BFGoodrich

ST244 steer tire

BFGoodrich Commercial Truck Tires has introduced the ST244 steer tire and TR144 trailer tire to its redesigned line of commercial truck tires

March 2008, - Feature

Freightliner Adds Cascadia Model

Freightliner Trucks' Cascadia is now available in a 72-inch XT model, the second sleeper variation of the on-highway truck to be introduced

March 2008, - Feature

Michelin XDN2 Retread

Michelin Retread Technologies has introduced a new all-weather drive retread optimized for traction and mileage

March 2008, - Feature

Carrier Offers Greener Reefers

Carrier Transicold's 2008 trailer product line-up, showcased at the 2008 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., last week, offers better fuel efficiency and lower sound output than previous models

March 2008, - Feature

Horton introduces Stratis Viscous Fan

Horton has introduced its Stratis Viscous Fan Drives in anticipation of the 2010 and Euro V emissions standards

March 2008, - Feature

Two New Trailers from Fontaine

Fontaine's Revolution Combo trailer

Fontaine Trailer introduced two new trailers at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., this week

March 2008, - Feature

Phillips i-Box Offers Room for Electronics

Phillips Industries introduced the i-Box, a larger, more efficient nosebox to handle the expanding electronic requirements of today's trailers

March 2008, - Feature

Reyco Granning Introduces Class 8 IFS

Reyco Granning introduced what it says is the industry's first viable Class 8 independent front suspension, creating a new category for front suspensions that allows Class 8 vehicles to attain automobile-type handling, with minimal cost and weight penalty

March 2008, - Feature

Thermo King Showcases New SLX Trailer Refrigeration Unit

Thermo King showcased its new SLX trailer refrigeration unit for Europe at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., last week to gauge North American customer interest

March 2008, - Feature

Thermo King Offers DPF for TriPac APU

Thermo King has developed a diesel particulate filter for its TriPac Hybrid Auxiliary Idle Reduction and Temperature Management System

March 2008, - Feature

Dometic Battery-Powered HVAC for Day Cabs

Dometic Environmental Corp. has developed a new battery-powered auxiliary air conditioning system, designed specifically for day cabs

March 2008, - Feature

Toyo Premium High Performance Steer Radial

Toyo Tire U.S.A.'s new M137 premium high performance steer radial for long haul, over-the-highway applications is designed to deliver more miles per 32nds

March 2008, - Feature

Toyo Ultra-Premium Regional Highway Truck Tire

Toyo Tire U.S.A. introduces the new M154 ultra-premium, all-steel regional highway tire

March 2008, - Feature

ATDynamics' TrailerTail Cuts Drag

ATDynamics announced the commercial launch of its aerodynamic TrailerTail, a rear-drag reduction device proven to increase fuel efficiency of long-haul tractor-trailers by more than 5 percent

March 2008, - Feature

Fuel Card Offers Discounts on Biodiesel

The National Biodiesel Foundation unveiled the first-ever biodiesel fuel car

March 2008, - Feature

T2000 Gets Driver Info Center, Multiplex Dash

Kenworth Driver Information Center

Kenworth has added its Driver Information Center and new standard multiplex instrumentation to the T2000, it announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show

March 2008, - Feature

Kenworth Interior Appointments

Kenworth introduced new finish trim accents for cabs and sleepers on its Class 8 and medium-duty conventional models Wednesday at the Mid-America Trucking Show

March 2008, - Feature

Kenworth Expands Availability of No-Idle System

Purchasers of new Kenworth W900s and T800s can now go green with the Kenworth Clean Power no-idle system

March 2008, - Feature

Kenworth Front and Rear Suspensions

Kenworth AG130 front axle air spring suspension

Kenworth unveiled new front and rear suspensions for its heavy and medium duty truck models Wednesday at the Mid-America Trucking Sho

March 2008, - Feature

Mobile Software App for Private Fleets

Countermind introduced MI Deliver, an enterprise-grade mobile software application designed to coordinate logistics and fleet management for medium to large-sized corporations

March 2008, - Feature

Remove Ghost Sign Images

West End Products has added Ghost-Off to its Crystaltek environmental product line. This product restores weather exposed surfaces and removes ghost sign images from vehicle surfaces

March 2008, - Feature

Non-Citrus Adhesive Remover

West End Products has added Adhesive Off new "Vanilla Smash" formula to its Crystaltek environmental product line

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


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