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December 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

PacLease Upgrades Telematics With PacTrac BLU

Paccar Leasing Co. now offers PacTrac BLU, a new display that is an added advantage to PacLease's PacTrac telematics system utilizing GPS technology, a reliable network of over 100 wireless carriers, and an Internet connectio

December 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Hendrickson Upgrades Adjustable ParaLift Lift Axle

Hendrickson Auxiliary Axle Systems has unveiled its newly upgraded 20,000-pound capacity ParaLift steerable truck lift axle system, now available with adjustable ride height and frame width capabilities.

December 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Polish from Voodoo Ride Protects Tractor

Voodoo Ride, a manufacturer of premier vehicle appearance products, co-founded by Dale Earnhardt Jr., is now offering a new synthetic liquid polish called Silq. Chris Ferraro, president, CEO and co-founder of Voodoo Ride

December 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Mobile Awareness Offers Wireless Parking Sensor System

Mobile Awareness LLC has released a new wireless parking sensor system geared toward commercial trucks with trailers, as well as utility vehicles, buses and RVs. Commercial vehicle owners now have an effective means to help prevent backing accidents

December 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

EnerSys Offers New BCI Sizes to its Odyssey Battery Line

EnerSys, of Reading, Pa., has recently introduced BCI battery sizes 75/86, 25, 35 and 65 to its Odyssey battery product offering, which provide starting power to various applications among the automotive/light truck and

December 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Meritor Wabco Unveils New Trailer Stability Enhancement System

Meritor Wabco Vehicle Control Systems has introduced its new Roll Stability Support trailer system, RSSplus, designed specifically for the North American trailer industry. RSSplus will be available in late first quarter 200

December 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Flexaust Introduces Crush-resistant Heat, Defrost Hose

A new, crush-resistant heater and defroster and auxiliary power unit (APU) hose for commercial vehicles has been introduced by Flexaust of Warsaw, Ind. Flexaust Dayflex DFD-T heater and defroster hose is made from lightweight thermoplastic

December 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Phillips Industries Receives 2 New Patents

California-based Phillips Industries has received federal patents for two more of its products. Patent numbers have been assigned to Permalogic controllers and the Sta-Dry Slim-7 trailer harness.

December 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

FreightScan Systems Scans Cargo in Seconds

The new FreightScan FS100 automated dimensioning system enables cargo and logistics companies to collect accurate and reliable dimensions and calculate chargeable weight for multiple packages, in all configurations, with a single scan

December 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Waytek Publishes Its New Product Catalog

Waytek Inc., the Minnesota-based distributor of electrical wiring supplies, said its newest catalog 220A, featuring many new product introductions, is now available. New offerings include solenoids, push button and selector switches

December 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Firestone Air Helper Springs Made for Dodge Sprinter

Firestone Industrial Products Co. said its new Ride-Rite air helper spring kits are now available for the new Dodge Sprinter. The kit offers maximum load support and ride comfort by using air pressure to adjust Firestone's spring

December 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Goodyear Class 3 Tires Meet TREAD Act Rules

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has developed commercial-duty light-truck tires that address the stringent regulations established by the federal TREAD Act. Unveiling its new Armor Max Technology, Goodyear introduce

December 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

The Camless Concerto

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

Camless engine design could offer 20 percent fuel savings.

Tags: Engine

December 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Watch Them While They Work

By Deborah Whistler, Editor

Fleets can monitor drivers and detect at-risk behavior before an accident happens.

Tags: Accident Management

December 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Heading For A Blue Christmas

By Doug Condra, President

Partisan politics may mean few presents under anyone's tree this year.

Tags: Senate

December 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story

Fleets as Test Labs

By Deborah Lockridge, HDT editor

Real world testing by savvy fleets makes for better products.

December 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

NIFTYFIFTY

By HDT Staff

HDT editors honor the top products of the year for usefulness to truck operators.

Tags: Buyers Products

December 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Cargo Vans Roundup

By HDT Staff

Sales are still good, features are nicer, and fuel economy is becoming more important .

December 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Engine Launch

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

Detroit Diesel's new heavy-duty engine platform that will ultimately replace Series 60 and MBE 4000 in North America.

Tags: Detroit Diesel, Engine

December 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New CARB Rules Loom

By HDT Staff

In a year, older diesel-powered reefers — even those meeting federal emissions rules — will no longer be welcome in California.

Tags: CARB, Reefers, Reefer

November 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

2008 Shell Rotella T SuperRigs Calendars Include a DVD

The 2005 Peterbilt 379 of Curtis Christians is featured on the cover of the 2008 Shell Rotella SuperRigs 25th Anniversary calendar. Christians, who captured Best in Show honors at the 25th Shell Rotella SuperRigs contest in

November 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Dampney Debuts Heat-resistant Engine Paint

A full line of colorful, heat-resistant automotive spray coatings for engines, exhaust headers, manifolds, engine compartments and other parts is being introduced by Dampney Co. Inc. of Everett, Mass

November 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

California Gets Tough on Idling

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

California will kick it up several notches with a new anti-idling regulation come Jan. 1, 2008.

Tags: CARB, anti idling

November 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

If It Bleeds, It Leads

By Deborah Whistler, Editor

Horrific truck crash is a public image nightmare.

Tags: Trucking's image

November 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Tax Credit: A Win-Win

By Doug Condra, President

A measure in Congress proposing to give truck and bus owners tax credits for putting advanced safety devices on their equipment.

Tags: Congress, Tax Credits

November 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Mack's New Large Car

By Tom Berg

The Pinnacle Axle Forward lacks a really long hood, but this madeover CH has traditional looks and terrific driveability, thanks partly to a new, bigger engine.

Tags: Test Drive

November 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Peterbilt's 386 Hybrid

By Tom Berg

Ignore the "viper green" paint and the "hybrid" labels, and this Model 386 looks like a lot of road tractors out there.

Tags: Test Drive

November 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Isuzu N-Series

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

New truck gets larger, more spacious cab with increased side-to-side and front-to-back room.

Tags: Test Drive, Isuzu N-Series

November 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story

Killer Trucks No More

By Oliver Patton

How the industry is working to better its public image.

Tags: TCA

November 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Graphic Attractions

Last year, Disneyland celebrated its 50th anniversary with special promotions, including truckside ads produced by Epic Media.

By HDT Staff

Running ads - literally - can raise revenue and maybe build business

November 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

The Monster That's Eating Your Rigs

By Deborah Lockridge

Frame rails, crossmembers, suspension components, air tanks, fuel tanks, battery boxes, brackets, brake shoes, electrical systems, air-conditioning condensers, radiators, metal coolant tubing, steel wheels, inside the floor of the cab - even refrigeration units aren't safe from the corrosion monster.

Tags: Corrosion

October 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Optimism In Belgium Over Fuels

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

Volvo introduces "carbon-dioxide-free" demonstrator trucks

October 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Optimism In Belgium Over Fuels

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

Volvo introduces "carbon-dioxide-free" demonstrator trucks

Tags: Renewable Fuel

October 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

A Real Cure for Driver Fatigue

By Deborah Whistler, Editor

Helping drivers sleep improves bottom line.

Tags: Driver Safety, Sleep Apnea, sleep disorders

October 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Cross-Border: Who's on First?

By Doug Condra, President

After 13 years of wild pitches and dropped fly balls, we're still trying to figure out Who's going to bend first, Why, and What will happen when they do.

Tags: Cross-Border Trucking, Pilot Program

October 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Test Drive: Volvo VT830

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

This heavy truck is a complex and integrated vehicle that has so many more features the deeper you delve into it.

Tags: Volvo, Test Drive

October 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story

The Overcapacity Crunch

By Patricia Smith, Senior Editor

When will the freight recover?

October 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Coolant Clues

By Deborah Lockridge

Think about adding high-level coolant analysis to your fleet's cooling system maintenance program.

Tags: COOLANT, Cooling Systems

October 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

View From The Hill

By Oliver Patton

Infrastructure, emissions incentives, hours of service, NAFTA and Mexico are the hot issues for 2008.

Tags: Congress, Highway Funding, Highways, Emissions

October 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Will There Be A Christmas This Year?

By Patricia Smith, Senior Editor

Industry experts look to the peak freight season – and beyond.

Tags: Freight, Shippers

September 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Saving Fuel By Remote Control

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

Denver-based Intermap Technologies plans to use sophisticated mapping and GPS data to save heavy truck fuel.

Tags: Technology

September 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Hours of Service Rollercoaster

By Deborah Whistler, Editor

Once again, "safety" advocates have thrown a monkey wrench into truck driver hours of service rules.

Tags: FMSCA

September 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Congress: Skip The Bacon

By Doug Condra, President

Money that could've fixed bridges went for politicians' pet projects. It's time for sensible priorities.

Tags: Minnesota, Infrastructure, Bridge

September 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story

Return To Limbo

By Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor; Deborah L.

A federal court's rejection of key provisions of driver hours of service rule throws the trucking industry into a too familiar regulatory quagmire.

Tags: Truck Drivers, FMCSA, American Trucking Associations

September 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Security Law Requires Cargo Container Screening and Sealing

By HDT staff

A new security law says that by July 2012, all cargo containers destined for the U.S. must be scanned and sealed at a foreign port before being loaded.

Tags: Security

September 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Bill Would Cut Off Funds for Cross-Border Pilot Project

By HDT staff

Opponents of the Bush administration's plan to begin long-distance trucking across the Mexican border threw another boulder onto the road recently...

Tags: Mexican Trucking, U.S. DOT, Mexican carriers

September 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

ATA Pushes National Clearinghouse For Drug And Alcohol Test Results

By HDT staff

The ATA is pushing Congress and the Department of Transportation to set up a national system to identify truck drivers who have tested positive for drugs and alcohol.

Tags: ATA, Drug Testing

September 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Infrastructure Disaster

By HDT Staff

Minnesota bridge collapse sharpens focus on highway spending.

Tags: Infrastructure, Highway Funding, Highways, Bridge

September 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Putting The Brakes On

By Deborah Lockridge, HDT editor

Brakes must work harder than ever, but your replacement brake linings may not be up to the task.

September 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Washington Report

By HDT Staff

Minnesota Bridge Collapse Sharpens Focus On Highway Spending

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