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December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Pegasus TransTech Upgrades Transflo Mobile

Pegasus TransTech has released a new version of Transflo Mobile, a solution to scan and submit delivery documents instantly

Tags: Transflo, Pegasus, Scanning

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Oliver Rubber Introduces New Trailer Retread

Oliver Rubber has launched ULP Trailer (Ultra Low Profile), an EPA SmartWay verified retread for wide-base single tires

Tags: Retreads, Oliver Rubber, Michelin

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

8 Ways to Make Sure Your Diesel Fuel and More are Ready for Winter

By Glen Sokolis, Contributor

Weather forecasters are predicting not only one of the coldest, but the snowiest winters in the last five years. Here are a few simple tips to help maintain your equipment and fuel tanks

Tags: More Maintenance, Diesel, Winter

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

ComFreight.com Launches Logistics Matching Technology

ComFreight.com has identified several inefficiencies in the current business model for freight consolidation and freight matching throughout North America

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

No crystal ball for natural gas

By Vicki Ekstrom, MIT News

Natural gas prices neared the lowest they've been in about a decade last winter, as utilities scrambled to take advantage of the fuel's low price tag and producers began to turn away from the low-profit fuel

Tags: Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Chevron Adds 'Expert Knowledge' Section to Website

Chevron has expanded the Expert Knowledge section on its ChevronDelo.com website, with video and written material to address key issues, including Fuel Economy, Emissions Regulations and PC-11 (the new diesel engine oil category under development, slated for introduction in 2016.

Tags: Chevron, Engine Oil, PC-11

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Lighter-duty Commercial Trucks Get More Fuel-Efficient Engines

EcoBoost 3.5-liter gasoline V-6 and a naturally aspirated 3.7 V-6 in Ford's upcoming Transit vans will do the work of much larger and heavier V-8 and V-10 engines in current E-series vans. New 3.2-liter I-5 diesel will be optional.

By Tom Berg

In all the years I've been doing update articles for HDT, particularly on Class 1, 2 and 3 cargo vans, I've repeatedly asked execs at the truck builders about trends in engines

Tags: Engine Smarts, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Engines

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Navistar Shipping International ProStar+ Units With Cummins ISX15 Ahead Of Schedule

Navistar announced it is shipping to customers its first 300 International ProStar+ Class 8 on-highway tractors equipped with the Cummins ISX15, ahead of schedule

Tags: Cummins, Navistar, SCR

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Robocom Releases R-Mobile for LTL and Private Delivery Fleets

Robocom Systems International launched the latest version of its R-Mobile System for real-time communication between drivers and dispatchers

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Ford Plans 2 Gasoline V-6s Plus I-5 Diesel for Transit, Pair of I-4s for Transit Connect

The full-size Transit will gradually replace the popular and long-running E-series when the new-to-North America Euro-style van goes into production at Fords refitted Kansas City, Mo., plant late in 2013.

By Tom Berg

The upcoming full-size Transit van will have two gasoline V-6 engines and an inline 5-cylinder diesel, while the new compact Transit Connect will get a pair of inline 4-cylinder gasoline engines, said officials with Ford Commercial Truck in a series of briefings in Detroit on Friday

Tags: Ford, Cargo Vans

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Dana Launches Spicer iPad Application for Aftermarket Customers

Dana Holding Corp. developed its first iPad application, Spicer for iPad, to provide its aftermarket customers with convenient access to key product and service information

Tags: Dana, Spicer, Mobile Apps

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Polar Introduces MC-331 Tank Trailer

Polar Corp. introduced its first trailer for the North American propane industry, the Polar NexGen MC-331 highway transport

Tags: Propane Autogas, Polar

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Three Goodyear Retreads Earn SmartWay Verification

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded SmartWay verification of three Goodyear truck tire retreads - the G316 AT Fuel Max, the G572 LHD Fuel Max and the G305 ATS Fuel Max

Tags: SmartWay, Retreads, Goodyear

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

UDrove Releases EOBR Technology

This week uDrove released an affordable electronic onboard recorder

Tags: EOBR

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Kenworth Offers Rebate To OOIDA Members

The Kenworth T660 is one of the trucks eligible for purchase with the rebate.

Kenworth is extending a successful rebate program with the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association through 2013

Tags: Kenworth, OOIDA

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

GM Shows Refined 2014 Half-Ton Pickups, Re-emphasizes Chevy-GMC Brand Differentiation

GM's Jeff Luke describes engineering features of the 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickups at an unveiling on Thursday.

By Tom Berg

General Motors' truck executives on Thursday showed off their highly refined, high-volume 2014-model 1500 series pickups, and re-emphasized product and image differences between Chevrolet's Silverado and GMC's Sierra

Tags: Chevrolet, General Motors, GMC, Pickup Trucks

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Suppliers Outline Natural Gas Product Plans

Cummins Westport's ISX12 G is a game changer, some say.

By Tom Berg

The engine products of the joint venture between Cummins Inc. and Westport Innovations now dominate the existing, albeit small, market for natural gas trucks, but more are on the way from other sources, indicated manufacturer representatives during the American Trucking Associations' recent Natural Gas Summit

Tags: Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Natural Gas, Natural Gas Vehicles, Liquefied Natural Gas, Shippers

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Webasto, ESW Team up for Heater/DPF Offering

Idle-reduction supplier Webasto has teamed up with ESW Group, which provides emission control products, to integrate the two technologies in a way that allows fleets to obtain DERA (Diesel Emission Reduction Act) funding for emission control and idle reduction equipment

Tags: Idle Reduction, Webasto, Emissions, DERA

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Supplier Panel Announced for Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association and MacKay & Company have announced the participants for the Heavy Duty Supplier panel, one of the three Industry Expert Discussion Panels to take place as part of the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue conference

Tags: Business, HDMA, Aftermarket

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

CARB Verifies Cleaire LongMileS Diesel Particulate Filter

Cleaire Advanced Emission Controls announced today that the California Air Resources Board has verified the LongMile-S diesel particulate filter as Level 3+ for on-road applications

Tags: CARB, California, DPF

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Mack, Volvo Trucks Meet 2014 GHG Standards

By Truckinginfo Staff

Mack and Volvo both announced that their model year 2014 trucks and tractors are now certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as meeting 2014 fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas regulations

Tags: Volvo, GHG, Mack Trucks

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

4 Ways to Avoid Selling Counterfeit or Substandard Parts

Can you tell the difference? On the left is a genuine Bendix MV-3 dash valve. On the right is a counterfeit version.

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief

One of your customers gets sued when his truck is involved in a fatal crash. Faulty brake parts are blamed. Before you know it, you get dragged into court because you sold it to him. You may say, "I didn't make it! I didn't know it wasn't safe!" The answer from the courts may well be, "You should have.

Tags: Issues

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Shell Rotella T6 0W-40 Designed to Operate in Extreme Cold

Shell Lubricants has introduced Shell Rotella T6 0W-40, a full synthetic heavy-duty diesel engine oil designed for extreme cold conditions

Tags: Oil, Shell

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Flex Power Option for Carrier Vector Refrigeration Units

Carrier Transicold's new dual-voltage option, Flex Power, allows Vector trailer refrigeration units to now use either low- or high-voltage power sources when parked for loading, unloading or staging

Tags: Carrier, Reefers

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Rush Truck Centers Technicians Test Skills in Rodeo

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

SAN ANTONIO -- Almost 100 truck technicians from across the Rush Truck Centers dealer chain are gathered in San Antonio, Texas, this week to test their skill levels against their peers

Tags: Managing the Shop, Dealers, Rush

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Esco Announces New Zafety Lug Lock

Esco's new Zafety Lug Lock secures truck lug nuts to each other after they have been properly torqued

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Aljex Launches Integrated Inbound Faxing

Aljex Software has introduced Integrated Inbound Faxing, a new service that enables carriers to fax documents directly into a broker's or 3PL's hosted Aljex system

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

3.2-Liter Turbo Diesel Slated for Ford's Upcoming Transit Van

The upcoming Transit full-size van will be offered with a new 3.2-liter Power Stroke diesel, Ford Commercial Truck says. The inline five-cylinder diesel joins a 3.5-liter EcoBoost turbocharged gasoline V-6 already announced for the vehicle, which will go on sale in 2014. All engines will be mated to a Ford 6R80 six-speed automatic transmission

Tags: Ford

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

2013 Peterbilt Calendars Now Available

The 2013 Peterbilt calendar is now available for purchase. This year's calendar features many Peterbilt models

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

M.D. Alignment's New Video Series Features Tire Wear Problems

M.D. Alignment now offers a series of instructional videos for truck operators and repair shops, developed to improve understanding of irregular tire wear and its causes

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

SkyBitz Announces New Terrestrial Asset Tracking Solution for 3G/4G Networks

SkyBitz announced the Falcon Series GXT100, a new global positioning satellite asset tracking solution for 3G/4G cellular networks with seamless North American coverage.

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Kenworth Offers Extended Protection Plans for 2013 Paccar Engines

The 8.9-liter Paccar PX-9 engine is available for Kenworth medium and heavy duy trucks.

Kenworth now offers extended protection plans for the new 2013 Paccar PX-7 and PX-9 engines

Tags: Kenworth, Paccar

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

GE, Chesapeake Launch CNG In A Box System

CNG In A Box is a plug and play fueling system that can be set up at a traditional filling station or at an industrial location and compress natural gas into CNG on site.

General Electric and Peake Fuel Solutions, an affiliate of Chesapeake Energy, recently launched the CNG In A Box system, which allows for easier adoption of compressed natural gas refueling options by large- and small-scale retailers and fleets

Tags: Natural Gas, Natural Gas Vehicles

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

DriveAxle Mobile Scanning Integration Now Available within Prophesy Dispatch

Eleos Drive Axle mobile scanning application is now integrated into the Prophesy Dispatch solutions package for trucking and fleet management

Tags: Scanning

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

TireStamp Offers TPMS Servicing App for Tire Dealers

TireStamp Inc. released its upgraded, cloud based TireVigil Servicing app with features specifically designed for commercial tire dealers who provide services to fleets using the TireVigil tire pressure monitoring system

Tags: Tires

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Phillips 66 Adds Natural Gas Engine Oils

Phillips 66 Lubricants launched two natural gas engine oils, Guardol NG and Kendall Super-D NG

Tags: Natural Gas, Natural Gas Vehicles, Liquefied Natural Gas, Truckstops

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Meritor Expects 6x2 Acceptance to Grow, Readies Faster Axle Ratios

Use of 6x2 tandems with only one powered axle, like Meritor's FueLite, could grow to six times the current rate, the company thinks.

By Tom Berg

Managers at Meritor Inc. think many more truck operators will choose 6x2 axle configurations and will begin asking for faster axle ratios to save fuel and cut greenhouse gas emissions

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Hendrickson Launches Parts Look Up System

Hendrickson introduced PLUS, a Parts Look Up System. Hendrickson's new PLUS is designed to provide the fleet, repair center, or distributor with serviceable parts information for Hendrickson Truck and Trailer suspension systems.

Tags: Hendrickson

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Pegasus TransTech Launches Transflo DMS

Pegasus TransTech has introduced Transflo DMS, a cloud-based version of its industry-leading Transflo document management and workflow solution.

Tags: Transflo, Pegasus

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Ford Super Duty to Get Natural Gas Engines

Westport Innovations Inc. announced that it will expand its product offerings with the introduction of natural gas powered versions of the Ford F-450 and F-550 Super Duty trucks in mid-2013

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Westport, Natural Gas, Ford

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Jost Offers Powder Coating and Fabrication Services

Jost International has announced that powder coating and fabrication services are now available from its TS6949/ISO14001/ISO9001 certified Greeneville, Tenn., facility to other manufacturer

Tags: JOST

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

PSI's 2012 Commercial Fleet Tire Digest Now Available

By HDT Staff

Pressure Systems International is now offering a full set of Volume VI (Jan-Nov/Dec 2012) Commercial Fleet Tire Digest issues, as a printed spiral bound book.

Tags: PSI

November 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

CARB Verifies First Diesel Particulate Filter with Safety Device by Boshart

The California Air Resources Board announced that Boshart Engineering Inc. achieved verification of the BE Econix Diesel Particulate Filter active metal system, with what Boshart calls the industry's first safety device for a DPF

Tags: CARB, DPF, Emissions

November 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Diagnostics on the Move: Telematics Help Fleets Stay Ahead in Maintenance

By Jim Beach, Contributing Editor

Technology in the shop is nothing new; in fact, it's absolutely necessary to diagnose, troubleshoot and repair today's trucks. But fleets are finding there are technologies they can use outside of the shop to monitor vehicle health and diagnose problems

Tags: Information Technology, Telematics, Diagnostics

November 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Federal field testing proves ROI on automatic tire inflation systems

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

We now have conclusive proof that automated tire inflation systems and tire pressure monitoring systems offer quantifiable payback

Tags: Tires

November 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Truck Bodies Spotlight

The low floor height of this Johnson body allows the delivery driver to easily reach into any of the body's multiple compartments.

By Tom Berg

Truck bodies these days are more than just a box, and we've highlighted several recent developments in this article

Tags: Trailers

November 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Breakthrough Fuel Launches Natural Gas Transportation Service

By HDT

Breakthrough Fuel, a national supply chain management and energy advisory firm, has launched a new product it says will allow shippers to accurately measure natural gas fuel costs associated with moving company freight throughout the North American market

Tags: Natural Gas, Natural Gas Vehicles, Liquefied Natural Gas, Shippers

November 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

ATA Summit: Plenty of Natural Gas to go Around, but Few Users So Far

Up to 8% of the Class 6-8 truck population could be natural gas fueled by 2017.

By Tom Berg

There are only about 167,000 natural gas-fueled vehicles in the United States, according the head of a group that promotes natural gas as a vehicle fuel, but its abundance and cheap price is spurring so much interest that an almost overflow crowd turned up at the American Trucking Associations Natural Gas Summit, which began yesterday in Alexandria, Va

Tags: Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Natural Gas, ATA, Alternative Fuels

November 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Carriers Need to get 'Ducks in a Row' on Hazmat for CSA 3.0

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief

In the coming days, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will unveil version 3.0 of its Safety Measurement System under the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program, and the changes will mean increased scrutiny of hazmat compliance, even for companies not considered hazmat carriers

Tags: Compliance, CSA, Hazmat

November 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Getting Your Work Truck Ready for Winter

Winter weather and the harsh driving conditions that come with it can be hard on trucks, but Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America suggests that downtime can be minimized with proper maintenance procedures.

Tags: More Maintenance, Winter

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