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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,

February 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Meritor Wabco Introduces OnGuard Collision Safety System

Meritor Wabco Vehicle Control Systems has introduced OnGuard, a new technology designed to further improve commercial vehicle safety. OnGuard is currently installed on nearly 200 vehicles and is targeted fo

February 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Goodyear Now Features DuraSeal Technology in Line-haul Trucking

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has adapted its self-sealing commercial tire technology on a broader scale for use on long-haul trucks. The new Unisteel G316 LHT line-haul trailer tire featuring DuraSeal Technology

February 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Sterling 360 Scoots Through Circles

By Tom Berg

The nomenclature suggests a circle, and this truck will turn them with alacrity. Also Ford redesigns its ever-popular F-150 for 2009.

Tags: Ford F-150, Sterling, Ford, Test Drive

February 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

International TranStar

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

The star of this show was the MaxxForce 13-liter, 1,700 pounds-foot engine destined for a high mileage fleet.

Tags: Test Drive, International TranStar

February 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Additives For Fuel Economy

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

Perhaps this fuel crisis will propel skeptical users to take a look at fuel economy enhancers.

Tags: Economy, Fuel Prices, Fuel Economy, Fuel and Oil, oil additives

February 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

THUD: Still Pretty Porky

By Doug Condra

Citizens Against Government Waste www.ccagw.org provides insights into the pork system, and a platform to participate in the movement to change it.

Tags: Budget, U.S. Congress

February 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Kenworth Hybrid: This Blue Truck Is Really Green

By Tom Berg

If you can't pass the higher costs on in surcharges, it's time to reduce fuel usage. And hybrid-drive trucks are capable of some serious savings.

Tags: Green, Kenworth, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Test Drive

February 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Ford Redesigns Its popular F-150 For ' 09

By Tom Berg

Ford's F-150, America's perennial best-selling vehicle and part of a truck line that has claimed sales leadership for 31 years, may well keep that distinction, thanks to an extensive redesign for the 2009 model year.

Tags: Ford F-150, Test Drive

February 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Sterling 360 Scoots Through Circles

By Tom Berg

There's a funny story about the Sterling 360's name. In a short bull session following a press conference last year, a couple of Sterling executives related that they considered calling the truck "AC 360," as in a circular 360 degrees, because the truck is "better all around," which became its marketing slogan.

Tags: Test Drive

February 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

International TranStar

By Sean Lyden

The test truck was the International TranStar in the new nomenclature - 8600 in the past. But the other new badges, high on the side of the hood, told the story: MaxxForce. This tractor was one of the International validation units for the new big-bore engines, destined for a high-mileage fleet to get fast results before the engine becomes commercially available around mid-year.

Tags: MaxxForce, Test Drive, International TranStar

February 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Student Driver Scam

By Deborah Whistler, editor

Swindlers are using carrier data to steal from trainees.

Tags: Driver Training, Crime & Fraud

February 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story

Risky Business: The Pitfalls of Not Managing the Dangers in the Shop

By Deborah Lockridge

OSHA Fines, Worker's Comp Claims, Lost Productivity, Lawsuits, Higher Insurance Costs, Equipment Downtime. The Pitfalls of Not Managing the Dangers in the Shop

Tags: Productivity, OSHA, Lawsuits, Workers' Compensation, Managing the Shop, insurance costs

February 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Department

Washington Report: DOT Keeps Mexico Program Alive Despite Congress' Intent To Cut Off Funds

By Oliver Patton

The Department of Transportation is going ahead with U.S.-Mexico cross-border trucking even though President Bush signed legislation intended to kill the program.

Tags: Mexican carriers

February 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Department

Tech Report: Maintenance by the Number

By Jim Beach

TMC's codes provide universal language for all

Tags: Maintenance, Warranty, Software

February 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Department

Tire Report: On/Off highway Tires Severe Service Stresses

By Evan Lockridge

One of the toughest conditions imaginable for a truck is oil field work. These trucks haul salty water back to the same drilling sites, where it is pumped into the drill shaft to mix with chemicals for cleaning and to help the drill grind deeper into the ground.

Tags: Tires

February 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Department

Trailer Report: Making Sense of Spread Tandems

By Tom Berg

There are good reasons to use 'em, and reasons not to. here's a way they'd work better or would they?

February 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Department

Emissions Report: Fleet Managers Improve Fuel Economy Up to 40.5 Percent at Challenge

By Tom Berg

Fleet managers can become effective teachers if they themselves know how to drive economically.

Tags: Isuzu, Fuel Economy

February 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Department

Emissions Report: Servicing the New Diesel Particulate Filters

By Tom Berg

By law, pollution control equipment on 2007-model diesels is supposed to last at least 100,000 miles before needing any work.

February 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

The Time Is Right For Reman

By Deborah Lockridge

in the last several years, we've seen increased interest in remanufacturing in the world of heavy-duty trucks.

Tags: Remanufactured Parts, Remanufacturing, reman

February 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Getting 'Em Back On The Road - Fast

By Steve Mitchell, Managing Editor

Used to be, when a driver's rig stopped dead in its tracks, that driver was in for some serious downtime. He had to put out the cones, lock up the cab, then walk or hitch a ride to the nearest pay phone. Once there, he'd fumble through a heavy phone book looking for a roadside service that he knew absolutely nothing about. Hanging up the phone, he'd hike back to his tractor and wait for help to arrive.

February 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Additives For Fuel Economy

By Steve Sturgess, executive editor

The price of fuel is enough to sway even the most hardcore oil additive skeptic.

Tags: Fuel Prices, oil additives

February 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Getting 'Em Back On The Road - Fast

By Steve Mitchell, managing editor

Used to be, when a driver's rig stopped dead in its tracks, that driver was in for some serious downtime. He had to put out the cones, lock up the cab, then walk or hitch a ride to the nearest pay phone.Then, seemingly overnight, the cell phone arrived, an invention that could turn a daylong nightmare into a few hours of inconvenience.

Tags: GPS, Cell Phone Use

January 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Mac Tools Introduces New Fuel System Tester

Mac Tools now offers a new fuel system tester - FST2000 that measures fuel pressure and flow in order to accurately pinpoint fuel system failures. Capable of testing both return an

January 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

TeleNav's Asset Tracker Keeps Tabs on Mobile Assets

TeleNav Inc. has added TeleNav Asset Tracker to its Mobile Resource Management product line. TeleNav Asset Tracker is a small, battery-powered GPS tracker that can be placed on vehicles, trailers, tractors or heavy equipment

January 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New U.S. Trucking Industry Profile Released by Newport Communications

The 2008 Profile of the U.S. Commercial Truck Market, analyzing the universe of Classes 2c through 8 trucks, trailers and buses, is now available from Newport Communications Group. As with previous Newport Profiles, it provides

January 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Safety Link Introduces New Lug Nut Cover

Safety Link International Inc. is now marketing its latest design in lug nut management and torque monitoring systems. The new Acorn Design is available in white and chrome finish and can be ordered in most any colo

January 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Red Dot Publishes New HVAC Catalog

Red Dot Corp. has published its 2008 catalog of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning units and all-makes replacement parts. The 656-page catalog features more than 3,000 Red Dot heating and air conditioning

January 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

PAR Logistics, PressurePro Develop Real Time TPMS

Par Logistics Management Systems along with Advantage PressurePro LLC have introduced a real-time tire pressure management system for the transportation industry. Par Logistics, with expertise in GPS solutions, and PressurePro,

January 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Saf-Tee Tire Pressure Sensor Now Has Anti-theft Device

Saf-Tee Corp.'s new Wireless Valve Stem Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) tire pressure sensor is half the size of the original sensor and is down to 26 grams from the original 58 grams. The new sensors will shi

January 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Sensors Monitor a Variety of Air, Fuel, DPF Filters

Filter Minder said its new variable output pressure sensors are capable of monitoring various filters, and give an output proportional to filter restriction. They are capable of monitoring vacuum, pressure and differential pressures.

January 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Valley Offers Receiver Hitch for Silverado/Sierra 1500

Valley, a manufacturer of hitches and towing accessories for more than 60 years, now offers a Class 3 and 4 receiver hitch to fit the new body style Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra 1500. Valley's black powder coat

January 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Bridgestone Debuts On/Off-Highway Single-wide Tire

Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire LLC (BFNT) is introducing the Bridgestone L315, an aggressive-traction on/off-highway single-wide radial tire engineered for long mileage, traction and flotation

January 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Voodoo Ride Puts a "Hexx" on Paint Scratches

Voodoo Ride's new Hexx scratch remover was developed to erase small scratch and swirl marks from your truck, leaving a glossy finish in one easy step. "Hexx is a great complement to our other products like Mojo, Shoq

January 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Kenworth To Produce Liquefied Natural Gas Vehicles

Kenworth Truck Co. said it will begin producing a low-emissions liquefied natural gas (LNG) T800 truck at its manufacturing facility in Renton, Wash., beginning next year. Under an agreement with Westpor

January 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Hendrickson Aero Bright Bumper Designed for Mack Trucks

Hendrickson Bumper and Trim has unveiled a Hendrickson Aero Bright bumper for Mack CH, CHN and CHU trucks. Easily installed to factory mounts, the three-piece configuration combines steel chromed center section

January 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Wix Filters Designs New Aftermarket Filter for Mack Trucks

Wix Filters engineers have designed a new aftermarket air filter that the company claims outperforms the original equipment for Mack Truck applications. The new Wix 42808 increases filter capacity over the OE design by 25 percen

January 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Bandag Has New Tread Design for Oilfield and Logging Fleets

Bandag now offers Bandag Drive Severe Service 2 (BDY2) in the North American market, a retread tire specifically engineered for conditions where superior traction is required from a drive position tire

January 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Odyssey Battery Guidebook Outlines Heavy Duty, Commercial Products

EnerSys recently released its new Odyssey battery heavy duty/commercial product guide, outlining the eight Odyssey battery models available for commercial fleets. It also provides details about the Odyssey Ultimizer charger

January 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

E-Switch Debuts Modular Illuminated Pushbutton Switch Series

E-Switch announces the new, modular MDP-16 series of illuminated pushbutton switches. Its modular interface design features an attractive front panel and many illumination options. Actuator styles include a low or high bezel

January 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

IntelliStick Monitors Truck's Oil Condition

IntelliStick Inc. of Newport Beach, Calif., has launched IntelliStick, a patented dipstick replacement sensor technology for the commercial trucking industry. IntelliStick allows owner-operators and fleet manager

January 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Sysco Goes With XATA for Fleet Optimization

XATA Corp. announced that Sysco Corp., the foodservice marketer and distributor, has selected XATA as its preferred provider of onboard computer technology. XATA will provide Sysco with XATANET,

January 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Freightliner Hybrid Beverage Truck Available As Regular Production Model

Freightliner Trucks has announced availability of a regular production hybrid-drive drop-frame beverage truck. Using a Business Class M2-106 chassis and Eaton Corp.'s electric hybrid system, the Class 6 truck promises substantial fuel saving

January 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Rostra Rearsight Camera Available on Tundra

Rostra Precision Controls Inc. now offers its RearSight back-up camera system for the 2007 Toyota Tundra. The system features a camera that mounts directly to the truck's tailgate latch in the same manner as the optional factory camera.

January 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Oil Eater Debuts Absorbent Pads for Loading Docks

An environmentally friendly line of absorbent pads made of natural plant by-products and featuring a woven construction, has been introduced by Oil Eater. Designed to provide a safer and cleaner workplace,

January 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Chicago Pneumatic Adds Wheel-fastening Tool

Chicago Pneumatic has added the CP7600 to its BlueTork line, creating a wheel-fastening tools with the functions of an impact and a torque wrench in one product to achieve a precise and accurate tightening the first time

January 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Wabco Launches Tire Repair Kit for Trucks

Wabco, which provides electronic braking, stability, suspension and transmission control systems for the commercial vehicle industry, has launched Wabco Tire Premium Seal, a first-aid kit for leaking commercial vehicles tires.

January 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Hendrickson Enhancing its PriMaax Suspension This Year

Hendrickson Truck Systems Group announced plans to release design enhancements to the PriMaax heavy-duty air-ride rear suspension by midyear. Launched in 2003, PriMaax became popular on a variety of vocationa

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