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March 2008, TruckingInfo.com - 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, TruckingInfo.com - 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, TruckingInfo.com - 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, TruckingInfo.com - 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, TruckingInfo.com - 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, TruckingInfo.com - 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, TruckingInfo.com - 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, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Web-Enabled, Warranty Transaction Processing

RapidWarranty.com has introduced the heavy-duty trucking industry's first automated warranty claims transaction processing service based on industry-standard VMRS 2000 codes

March 2008, TruckingInfo.com - 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, TruckingInfo.com - 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, anti-rollover systems, Safety

March 2008, TruckingInfo.com - 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: Driver Safety, TRIB, Tires, Retreads

March 2008, TruckingInfo.com - 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, TruckingInfo.com - 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, TruckingInfo.com - 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, TruckingInfo.com - 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, American Trucking Associations, U.S. DOT, U.S. Congress

March 2008, TruckingInfo.com - 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, TruckingInfo.com - 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, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Preventing Trailer Corrosion: Spec'ing Against Corrosion

By Tom Berg

Aggressive road salts require consideration of tougher materials.

Tags: Corrosion, Weather

March 2008, TruckingInfo.com - 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, TruckingInfo.com - 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, TruckingInfo.com - 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, TruckingInfo.com - 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, TruckingInfo.com - 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, TruckingInfo.com - 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, TruckingInfo.com - 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, TruckingInfo.com - 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, TruckingInfo.com - 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, TruckingInfo.com - 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, TruckingInfo.com - 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, TruckingInfo.com - 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

February 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Ken-Tool Develops IronMan Ergonomic Wheel Lifting Bar

Professional tire service technicians know that lifting large tire and wheel assemblies can put a lot of extra stress on their backs, with the potential to cause serious injuries. Ken-Tool has developed a new wheel-lifting tool

February 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

RouteTracker Offers EOBR Solutions

RouteTracker is an electronic on board recorder (EOBR) that combines GPS and engine diagnostics information for small, medium and large vehicle fleets

February 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Horton Introduces EC600 Electromagnetic Fan Drive

Horton Inc. has introduced the new higher-torque EC600 electromagnetic on/off fan drive designed for use on medium-duty trucks, buses and off-highway equipment.

February 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Rostra Debuts ParkPilot Kit for Pickup Trucks

Rostra Precision Controls has introduced a ParkPilot Ultrasonic Smart Parking System designed for pickup trucks that did not come factory equipped with obstacle sensing

February 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Carrier Transicold Improves IntelliSet Refrigeration Controls

Carrier Transicold's IntelliSet trailer refrigeration control option has been improved with new preset profiles that make it easier to program for better temperature management and fuel economy.

February 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Rogers Builds Trailer for Oil and Gas Exploration

Heavy-duty main beams and side channels along with deep cross members make a strong and durable trailer frame.

The newest addition to the Rogers line of flatbed trailers is the 40-ton capacity oil field float

February 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

SPS Safety Bumps, Locks Now Available Through PT Coupling

Safety Pumping Systems (SPS) says its complete line of Safety Bumps and Safety Locks are now available through PT Coupling Co., headquartered in Enid, Okla. Safety Bumps replace traditional cam and groove caps and plugs

February 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Safety Pumping Systems Offers Easy-to-Install Pump Kit

Safety Pumping Systems, headquartered in San Diego, said its revolutionary pump system is now available as a "System-in-a-Box" kit. System-in-a-Box contains everything needed to assemble a base SPS system with a customer

February 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Prophesy Introduces FreightBill Express

Prophesy Transportation Solutions Inc., the Connecticut-based creators of the DispatchSeries Software for Trucking, has introduced FreightBill Express to its family of products. FreightBill Express gives growing trucking companies a simple way to create professional quotes

February 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Mac Tools Markets New Heavy-duty Scan Tool

Mac Tools is introducing the new HD Scan Tool - ET3417. Priced at $1,700, this heavy-duty scan tool is perfect for heavy-duty shops that need a second tool in the shop and for their mobile repair trucks.

February 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Yokohama Debuts 2 New Commercial Truck Tires

Yokohama's 103ZR truck tire.

Yokohama has introduced two new commercial truck tires - the 103ZR and 501ZA - both part of Yokohama Tire's eco-friendly, ultra-high-tech Z.environment line, which features truck tires that last longer and are more fuel efficient

February 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Motor Wheel Announces New Wheel-end System

Motor Wheel Commercial Vehicle Systems, a supplier of commercial highway axle-end components, has launched its new CentriSet Trailer Hub System, a pre-adjusted, low maintenance, low-weight

February 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

PetroLiance Expands Market for Antifreeze Products

PetroLiance LLC has expanded its Medallion Plus product line by introducing a proven line of proprietary antifreeze to customers throughout its service area. Medallion PlusGuard Antifreeze, previously available in the company'

February 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

J. J. Keller Offers Online Version of Fuel Tax Master

J. J. Keller & Associates Inc. has just introduced Fuel Tax Master Online, a web-based application that helps motor carriers report quarterly fuel tax information. Fuel Tax Master Online produces IFTA-required reports base

February 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Michelin Improves Its Best-selling XZE2 Truck Tire

Michelin Americas Truck Tires has taken its best-selling regional tire, the all-position Michelin XZE tire, and made it better, according to Marc Laferriere, vice president of marketing for Michelin Americas Truck Tires.

February 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Double Coin Debuts National Account Fleet Program

Double Coin Truck Tire has announced the rollout of its Double Coin National Account Fleet Program, which enables medium and large trucking fleets to purchase Double Coin TBR products at competitive pricing through the extensive deale

February 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

DD15 Engine Now Available in Sterling Trucks

Sterling Truck Corp. said the new DD15 engine is now available for order in the heavy-duty Sterling Set-Back A-Line and Set-Back L-Line models. The DD15 is the result of the largest investment eve

February 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Great Dane Highlights SSL Van's Aerodynamics, Corrosion Solution

The Great Dane SSL dry freight van on display at the this week's Technology and Maintenance Council Exhibition in Orlando, Fla. showcases aerodynamic features backed by the EPA SmartWay Program. In addition, the focal poin

February 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Thermo King Launches Remote Status Light Displays

Thermo King has announced the launch of three new remote status light displays for reefer-equipped trailers. The displays make it easy for drivers to check on the status, temperature and fuel level of their unit

February 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Nexiq Technologies Introduces new Diagnostic Scan Tool

Nexiq Technologies Inc, which designs and produces diagnostic solutions and services for the commercial-vehicle industry, has introduced Pro-Link iQ, a hand-held scan tool for commercial vehicle repair,

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