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January 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

GM Offers Standard Maintenance to Fleet Buyers

General Motors Fleet and Commercial Sales announced that the GM Business Choice program, designed specifically for business customers, now includes a two-year, 30,000-mile Business Maintenance Plan, in addition to a cash allowance for vehicle accessories or upfits

Tags: General Motors

January 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Ultra-Ever Dry Protects Against Corrosion

UltraTech International announced the release of its newest product, Ultra-Ever Dry, a superhydrophobic (water) and oleophobic (hydrocarbons) coating that will completely repel almost any liquid.

Tags: Corrosion

January 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Dye-Lite TP-3100 Pinpoints Oil Leaks

Dye-Lite TP-3100 fluorescent dye pinpoints oil leaks easily and efficiently in diesel engine lubrication systems

Tags: Maintenance

January 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Remy Introduces New Starter and Alternator Product Line for Reefers

Remy International Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of Delco Remy brand heavy-duty starters and alternators, announces the expansion of its heavy-duty aftermarket alternator and starter line with the launch of the new Remy Refrigeration Program

Tags: Remy

January 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Rislone Releases Concentrated Version of Engine Treatment

Rislone Engine Treatment, a blend of lubricants, additives and cleaners is now available in a concentrated formula.

Rislone's newest concentrated product, Engine Treatment Concentrate, provides all the benefits of the original Rislone Engine Treatment in a bottle that is nearly half the size

Tags: Rislone

January 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Department

IdleAir Adds New Entertainment Package

By Truckinginfo Staff

IdleAir, a truck stop electrification service provider, has added a new entertainment package, ConvoyTV+Power

Tags: Idle Reduction, IdleAir, Truckstops

January 2013, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive

Fleet Brake Adds New Location in Ontario

By Truckinginfo Staff

Fleet Brake announced plans for a new parts distribution center in Mississauga, Ontario. When at full capacity, the 50,000-square-foot facility will employ up to 50 people and is expected to be operational in February 2013.

Tags: Business, Brakes, Canada, Aftermarket

January 2013, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive

Chicago Pneumatic Announces the CP7769 Series 3/4-inch Impact Wrench

The Chicago Pneumatic P7769 series is designed for a wide variety of maintenance applications, including heavy vehicle mechanical repair and Maintenance Repair Operations.

By Truckinginfo Staff

Chicago Pneumatic has introduced the CP7769 series air impact wrench, and says it is the only 3/4-inch impact wrench to offer the side-to-side single-hand forward/reverse switching for improved efficiency and operator comfort

January 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Department

Comdata Expands Cardless Fuel Transactions Processing Availability

By Truckinginfo Staff

Comdata Corp. announced the continued expansion of its cardless fuel solution. These transactions can now process through itsSmart Solutions point-of-sale platform

Tags: Comdata, Truckstops, RFID

January 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Department

Test Drive: Daimler's DT12 Automated Transmission

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

The arrival of Detroit's DT12 automated manual transmission wasn't unexpected. Daimler AG, the parent company of Daimler Trucks North America and Detroit Inc., has been using such transmissions in Europe for many years in the Mercedes Actros line and earlier products

Tags: Test Drive, Detroit, Daimler

January 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Department

To DataQ or Not to DataQ...That is the Question

By Don Jerrell, HNI

HNI's Don Jerrell shares what he learned about DataQs (FMCSA's method of challenging erroneous CSA points) at a recent ATA Safety & Loss Prevention Management Council meeting.

Tags: Compliance, CSA, DataQ, HNI

January 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Do-it-Yourself CNG

Kwik Trip is in the midst of installing CNG pumps at its stores in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. Kwik Trip's goal is to have 20 retail NCG pumps installed at its Midwest convenince store locations by next spring.

By Chris Brown, Business Fleet Executive Editor

From a frozen pizza company to neighborhood ice cream delivery, from a dry cleaner to a real estate business, these small fleets have been running natural gas-powered vehicles for years

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

January 2013, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive

Getting Your Trucking Business Ready for Tax Season

By Colton Lawrence, Contributor

Have you been trucking since 1912 or earlier? If so, you are a true trucking pioneer, have an incredible fitness regimen and once earned an income without paying the Internal Revenue Service a dime

Tags: Business, Owner-Operators, taxes

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Goodyear Highway Hero Makes Healthy Living a Priority

Mike Schiotis, Goodyear's Highway Hero last year, is a proponent of eating healthy on the road.

By HDT

You might recognize Mike Schiotis's name from the harrowing tale of how he saved a woman from her gun-wielding boyfriend and was named Goodyear's Highway Hero. What you probably don't know about Schiotis is that he can

Tags: Driver Stories, Health

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

DeKalb County in Georgia is converting landfill gas to CNG to run its fleet

By Kate Harlow, Associate Editor

The old saying goes, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade." Life, or in this case, a landfill, gave DeKalb County, Ga., methane gas - so the Sanitation Department decided to make vehicle fuel. In 2009, DeKalb County, located just east of Atlanta, was experiencing the same economic frustrations and high fuel prices as the rest of the country

Tags: Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Natural Gas, Natural Gas Vehicles, Government Fleets

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Talbert Introduces 40-Ton Lightweight With Superloads in Mind

Talbert Manufacturing recently introduced its 40-Ton Lightweight Trailer. The trailer can be customized for customers who need to remain below the superload weight limit in states with 120,000-pound gross vehicle weight rating restrictions.

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Kenworth T370 Adds Front Frame Assembly for Customer-Installed Winch Bumpers

Kenworth has introduced a new, heavy-duty front frame assembly option for its Kenworth T370 medium duty truck that makes it easy for body builders to install customer winch bumpers

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Yokohama's Rick Phillips Talks Commercial Tire Trends

When it comes to commercial tire sales, 2012 could not have been any more contrasting from 2011, says Rick Phillips, Yokohama Tire's director of commercial sales. Phillips, a 35-year tire industry veteran, discusses what the challenges were within the commercial tire industry in 2012 and how they will affect truck owners in 2013

Tags: Economy, Tires

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Crysteel Offers Deuce Two-Way Dump Body

The Deuce two-way dump body from Crysteel Manufacturing doubles work truck efficiency by combining rear dumping and side dumping in one body.

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

3 Steps to a Better Culture: Improve CSA Compliance by Valuing Your Drivers

By John Hill, Contributor

In my 38 years of involvement with highway safety, and even more recently as a safety consultant, I have observed a unique situation distinctive to safe and compliant companies: They value their employees by creating a safety culture

Tags: Compliance, CSA, Drivers

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Luber-finer TRT Oil Filter Line Provide Time-Release Additives

Luber-finer oil filters announced the launch of its new line of heavy-duty time release technology (TRT) oil filters

Tags: Luber-finer, Oil, Filters

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Does the MIL Lamp Spell Aftermarket Opportunity?

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

Your customers are going to be seeing a lot more of that ubiquitous yellow engine-shaped icon on their dashboard with the latest model trucks.

Tags: Managing the Shop, EPA, Diagnostics

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

NexTraq Releases Distracted Driving Solution

NexTraq, a GPS fleet tracking and fleet management company, released its new distracted driving solution, NexTraq DriveGuard

Tags: NexTraq, Distracted Driving

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

High-Tech Solutions Could Address Truck Parking Problem

Smartphones are one way drivers could learn about available truck parking spaces.

Nearly 100 people participated in a webinar last month on the truck parking shortage and innovative ways this problem can be addressed. The webinar was put on by the Trucking Industry Mobility and Technology Coalition. Several studies dating back to the 1990s have found that there is an inadequate supply of truck parking, especially along key freight corridor

Tags: Topics & Trends, Truckstops, Parking

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Mack Names Jost Standard Fifth Wheel

Jost International fifth wheels will be a standard feature on Mack Pinnacle, Titan by Mack and Mack Granite model trucks

Tags: Mack Trucks, JOST, Fifth Wheels

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Luber-finer Oil Filter Features Time-Release Additives

Luber-finer's new line of Heavy-Duty Time Release Technology (TRT) oil filters provide a controlled release of a specially formulated, highly concentrated liquid additive into the oil supply, helping the oil maintain its quality longer, according to the company

Tags: Oil, Filters, Luber-finer

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Rogers New Optional Cobraneck

Rogers introduced its CobraNeck multi-ride height detachable gooseneck, an optional neck designed to make unhooking and delivering safer, faster and more convenient for today's drivers.

Tags: gooseneck

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Optronic GloLight Brings New Look to Stop/Turn/Tail Lamps

Optronics International says it's developed the first truly different approach in years to the visual presentation of a stop/tail/turn lamp with the new GloLight Series

Tags: Lighting, Optronics

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

OEMs Outline Natural Gas Product Plans

Fleets have been looking forward to the new Cummins Westport ISX12 G engine.

By Tom Berg

If you're wondering about whether parts and service for natural gas engines will be in your future, it might be useful to take a look at what engine and truck makers will be offering

Tags: Issues, Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels, Aftermarket, Engines

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

A Different Way to Sell

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief

'People continue to sell as if they were in a quaint Norman Rockwell painting. That no longer works like it used to." Instead, says Rich Farrell, president of Tangent Knowledge Systems and author of the book "Selling has Nothing to do with Selling," a salesperson should play the role of a "change agent" rather than the more typical product-centric transactional approach

Tags: Business, Sales, Aftermarket

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

CargoNet Offers Cargo Theft Prevention Tips

CargoNet's analysis of historical cargo theft data shows that the rate of cargo theft increases over holiday weekends, so it's offering suggestions for how companies can help prevent theft

Tags: Topics & Trends, Security

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: 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

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