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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: Emissions, Volvo, 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: Maintenance, Winter

November 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

IPA Electrical Terminal Maintenance Set

IPA announced its newest product, the HD Fleet Technician's Electrical Terminal Maintenance Set

Tags: Tools, IPA

November 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Kenworth Offers Michelin X Line Energy D Tire

Kenworth now offers the new Michelin X Line Energy D drive tire for Kenworth heavy- and medium-duty trucks involved in line haul applications

Tags: Kenworth, Michelin

November 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

WheelTime to Market, Install APG Dual-Fuel Natural Gas Conversions

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief

American Power Group and WheelTime Network announced that they're teaming up, with WheelTime member companies marketing and installing APG's dual-fuel natural gas and diesel aftermarket conversion system

Tags: Natural Gas, Dual Fuel, WheelTime

November 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

ASA Electronics Introduces Multi-Media Jensen AWM968 Stereo

ASA Electronics introduced the Jensen AWM968 multimedia wall-mount entertainment center to the commercial industry

Tags: ASA Electronics, Bluetooth

November 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Ahead of the fitness curve: Q&A with Bob Perry, founder of Rolling Strong

As part of his Rolling Strong Driver Wellness Tour, Bob Perry rolls a truck tire 7 miles and invites drivers to walk along.

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief

Bob Perry has been trying to help drivers be healthier for about 25 years, but he was way ahead of the curve. It's only in the past couple of years that the industry has embraced the notion that healthier drivers are safer, happier and more productive

Tags: Diet & Nutrition, Drivers, Health

November 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Ram Launches Commercial Truck Division, Confirms Full-Size Van for 2013

A new Chrysler commercial van will be based on the Fiat Ducato.

Chryslers Ram brand is expanding its BusinessLink and On The Job activities by launching a Commercial Truck division, and has confirmed plans for a full-size van based on a Fiat model from Europe

Tags: Fiat, Chrysler, Ram Truck, Vans

November 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Test Drive: Peterbilt Model 579

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

The urge to compare is great, but I will resist. Both Peterbilt's Model 579 and Kenworth's T68O were introduced with much fanfare at the Mid-America Trucking Show earlier this year

Tags: Test Drive, Peterbilt

November 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Four Screening Best Practices for Speeding Time to Hire

By Steven Spencer, Contributor

These days, transportation companies are caught between the proverbial driver shortage and their CSA BASIC scores

Tags: Drivers, Compliance, Hiring

November 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Cleaire Receives CARB Verification Expansion for Vista DPF

The Cleaire Vista is a diesel particulate reduction system designed for a very broad range of on-road diesel engines and applications.

Cleaire Advanced Emission Controls announced that the California Air Resources Board has approved an expansion of the previously verified Vista diesel particulate filter to cover a broad range of 1993 and newer model year engines

Tags: CARB, DPF, ACERT, Cleaire, EGR

November 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Engine Problems Spell Aftermarket Opportunity

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor, and Tom Berg, Senior Editor

You don't have to go far to find a fleet having trouble with engines, spelling opportunities for aftermarket parts and service. In its 2012 U.S. Heavy-Duty Truck Engine and Transmission Study, J.D. Power and Associates found 46% of owners of one-model-year-old engines experienced some type of engine-related problem, up from 42% in 2011

Tags: Managing the Shop, Engines

November 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Maintenance Tips for Air and Fuel Systems

There's been a lot of attention paid lately to engine problems driven by new, more complex equipment developed to meet emissions regulations. Sometimes the most basic systems get overlooked because they aren't part of the new technology-driven dynamic.

Tags: Managing the Shop, Engines

November 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Investcorp Completes Sale of FleetPride

Aftermarket truck and trailer parts distributor FleetPride has been sold to U.S.-based TPG Capital, one of the largest private equity investment firms globally, for more than $1 billion

Tags: Business, Aftermarket, FleetPride, Parts

November 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Chicago Orders Electric-Powered Heavy Trash Trucks

By Tom Berg

The City of Chicago has ordered 20 heavy-duty electric-powered trash trucks that will be the first in the nation, according to one of the companies that won the official bid

Tags: Going Green, Alternative Fuels, Battery-Electric Vehicles

November 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Westport Announces Advanced LNG Tank System

Westport Innovations says its new tank system allows customers the ability to fuel even the largest spark-ignited liquefied natural gas engines on a single tank and deliver extended range

Tags: Westport, Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels, Liquefied Natural Gas, Natural Gas Vehicles

November 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Sense and AWTI/3rd Eye MobileVision Plan Vision-and-Sensor Technologies

Sense Technologies and AWTI 3rd Eye MobileVision announced a strategic partnership in the integration of vision-and-sensor-based technologies for blind spot safety and proximity detection for commercial vehicles

November 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Clean Diesel Technologies's Purifilter EGR Now Available

Clean Diesel Technologies announced that the California Air Resources Board has issued an executive order allowing CDTi to advertise, sell and install its Purifilter EGR diesel particulate filte

November 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Algae-based Biodiesel For Sale in California

For what is being touted as the first time in history, algae-based biodiesel is available to consumers in a retail setting at various locations in the state of California

Tags: Biodiesel, Alternative Fuels

November 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

East Improves Optional Integrated Stairway for Flatbed Trailers

East Manufacturing has improved its flatbed integrated stairway option by adding a locking door enclosure that allows for additional lights and license plate mounting.

To provide a simpler, easier and safer entrance to and exit from the flatbed deck, East Manufacturing first introduced an optional integrated stairway a few years ago. Now East has improved this option by adding a locking door enclosur

Tags: Trailers, Flatbeds, East Manufacturing

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