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October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Tyre Lyna Introduces Nitrogen-Infused Tire Sealant

Tire Lyna manufacturer Lyna Manufacturing recently introduced Nitrogen Infused Tire Lyna Sahara at the U.S.-Canada border crossing

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Corrosion: Why Put up With It?

By Guest Commentary Richard A. Nay, CEO, Van Nay Corp.

Take a look as you drive the highway. Look at the trucks and trailers representing major corporations. See the corrosion?

Tags: Equipment Issues

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

4 Ways Oakley Maximizes Driver Recruiting AND Retention

By Francis Hare, Contributor

Little Rock-based Oakley Trucking maintains a turnover rate less than 1/3 the current industry average for fleets the American Trucking Associations categorize as "large" (above $30 million in revenue). How

Tags: Drivers

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Blue Tree Offers New Temperature Probe

Blue Tree Systems Inc., a provider of trailer tracking, reefer monitoring and in-cab fleet management solutions, now offers a temperature probe to continuously deliver accurate cargo temperatures

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Talon Logistics and CNG

Talon Logistics' Volvo VNM daycabs use dual frame-mounted CNG tanks, rather than the back-of-cab cabinet frequently seen.

Last year, food and fuel retailer Giant Eagle unveiled its first two compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations in the Pittsburgh area at its Beechnut Drive retail support and distribution center. The demonstration included a fuel-up of one of its brand-new natural gas-powered VNM daycabs

Tags: Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

East Built-in Tarp Storage for Drop Deck Trailers

East has introduced new safety option to their drop deck trailers, an all-aluminum tarp storage box built into the floor of the upper or lower deck.

East introduced a new option for its drop deck trailers - an all-aluminum tarp storage box built into the floor of the upper or lower deck.

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Investcorp Sells Fleetpride

Investcorp is selling heavy-duty truck and trailer parts retailer FleetPride Inc. to global investment firm TPG. FleetPride, based in The Woodlands, Texas, was established in 1999 as a result of the merger of Quality Distribution Service Partners and HDA Parts System Inc. It was bought by Bahrain-based Investcorp in 2006.

Tags: Issues

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Medium-Duty Engine Problems Decrease, Downtime Increases

Hino engines rank highest in customer satisfaction for a fifth consecutive year.

As medium-duty truck engine technology advances, more complicated repairs lead to more unscheduled downtime, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 U.S. Medium-Duty Truck Engine and Transmission Study

Tags: Managing the Shop

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

What HD Distributors Should Know About Cloud Computing

By Jim Beach, Contributing Editor

Cloud computing has been getting a lot of attention in the information technology space. Before you put your head in the cloud, though, there are some things you should understand about the concept of cloud computing

Tags: Technology

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Titan to Introduce Polymer, In-Bed Diesel Fuel Tank

Titan Fuel Tanks, a manufacturer of high-performance aftermarket fuel tanks, is introducing its new cross-linked polyethylene, In-Bed Diesel Fuel Tank

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Driver Orientation: How Much is Retained?

By Guest Commentary Megan Younkin, Contributor

In my seven years with Strategic Programs Inc., I have yet to come across a transportation organization that does not have an orientation for their newly hired Professional Drivers

Tags: Drivers

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Alumax Dump Body 50% Lighter Than Steel

DuraClass says its new Alumax heavy-duty aluminum dump body offers high strength and low body weight for long life and maximum payloads

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Pegasus TransTech Releases Transflo 2012 R2

Pegasus TransTech released its newest version of Transflo. Transflo 2012 R2 is the latest update of the document management solution that helps transportation companies go paperless

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Kinedyne Enhances Load Binder Products

Kinedyne recently revised its chain/load binder product offering to make them fully compliant with newly released industry standards.

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

ATA Adopts New Position on Sleep Disorder Screening and Testing

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief

LAS VEGAS - Seeing disturbing indications that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration may plan to address the issue of sleep apnea among truck drivers with a "guidance" rather than a rulemaking, the American Trucking Associations has a new policy positio

Tags: Health Issues, Sleep Apnea, ATA, Health, sleep disorders

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Trincon, Ohio Trucking Association Announce Education Program

Trincon Group, a national transportation industry advisory firm, in conjunction with the Ohio Trucking Association, announces Ohio Trucking University, a new series of educational programs focused on key issues within the trucking industry.

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

GreenRoad Offers Smartphone Driver Performance Management

GreenRoad announced a smartphone-based driver performance solution for fleets.

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Upcoming Changes for Commercial Driver's License Holders

By Don Jerrell, Contributor

Regulations for commercial vehicle drivers are changing, in particular with regards to medical cards

Tags: Drivers

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

One Fleet's Experience in Dealing with Post-2007 Diesel Problems

Much of Lewis Tree Service's maintenance is done by outside vendors, “which makes it interesting,” says the corporate fleet supervisor, Paul Wion.

By Tom Berg

Several years ago, Paul Wion, corporate fleet supervisor at Lewis Tree Service in upstate New York, got up during a Shop Talk session at a TMC meeting to describe a fix for diesel particulate filters that were plugging up in the field

Tags: Engine Smarts

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Medium-Duty Engine and Fuel Problems Decrease, Unscheduled Downtime Increases

Hino engines rank highest in customer satisfaction for a fifth consecutive year.

As medium-duty truck engine technology advances, more complicated repairs lead to more unscheduled downtime, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 U.S. Medium-Duty Truck Engine and Transmission Study

Tags: Light & Medium

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Using a Safety Program to Get the Best Rates in a Hard Market

By Contributed HNi

With a hard market on the way for the insurance industry, it's more important now than ever to shore up your safety program (although developing a safety culture should always be a focus, no matter what the market conditions.

Tags: Topics & Trends, Insurance

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Meritor Trailer Axles Named Standard Equipment on Wabash Trailers

Meritor Inc. announced that Wabash National has selected Meritor trailer axles to be standard equipment on all its trailers

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Test Drive: Mack's SuperEconodyne Can Lug Down Low for Fuel Savings

By Tom Berg

Cruising down the Interstate, you glance at the tachometer and gasp as you see the needle hovering at under 1,200 rpm. Yet the engine isn't vibrating or straining, and the rig continues to move steadily forward

Tags: Test Drive, Mack Trucks, Diesel

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

7 ways to improve trucking's image

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief

Trucking image. It's something just about everyone in the industry wants to improve, but it's a moving target, a never-ending battle

Tags: Topics & Trends, Image

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Winterize Wiring Against Rocks, Ice and Corrosion

By Bob Phillips, Contributor

Today's wire harnesses are pretty darn good compared to systems of the past. Fleets have options they have never had before, from sealed male 7-way connectors to sealed cable systems to sealed nose boxes

Tags: Maintenance

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Fleet Innovators

Nominations Open for HDT Truck Fleet Innovators

By Staff

Heavy Duty Trucking editors are now accepting nominations for 2013 HDT Truck Fleet Innovators

Tags: Fleet Innovators

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Private Fleet Management Reference Guide and Training Manual

The National Private Truck Council and Instructional Technologies Inc. have partnered to release Private Fleet Management Online, an interactive, multimedia e-book that's a how-to-guide and reference manual for managers of private fleets.

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Airclic Partners with ALK Technologies

Airclic and ALK Technologies announced ALK's CoPilot Truck truck-specific GPS navigation solution will be integrated into Airclic's cloud-based mobile software products

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

LE Introduces 5W-40 Synthetic Diesel Engine Oil

New from Lubrication Engineers Inc., Monolec Ultra Syn Heavy Duty Engine Oil is a broad-range multiviscosity synthetic oil for diesel engines that delivers year-round performance, wear protection, fuel efficiency and extended drains

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

TomTom Business Solutions Expands WebFleet Reporting Capabilities

TomTom Business Solutions announced U.S. availability of a comprehensive expansion of its WebFleet fleet management application's reporting capabilities.

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Oil Category Will Help Meet Fuel Economy/GHG Emissions Regs

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief

By January of 2016, you'll see a new API diesel engine oil classification, designed to help meet federal greenhouse gas/fuel economy standards. In fact, you may, for the first time, see two separate categories

Tags: Under The Hood

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Propane's Cheap and Ready

This 2009 F-250 looks like any other SuperDuty work truck except for its stout propane tank, mounted in the bed behind the cab.

By Tom Berg

Propane is no longer just for your backyard barbeque or the furnace and water heater in your rural home. It's an efficient and economical fuel that powers millions of vehicles overseas, and proponents in the United States say it deserves to catch on in a big way here

Tags: Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Propane Autogas, ROUSH

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Time Running out for CARB Compliance on Trailer Aerodynamics

Jan. 1, 2013, will bring heavy fines for truckers who cross into California without SmartWay verified aerodynamic devices such side skirts or boat tail fairings that improve fuel economy 4% to 5% on their 53-foot or longer box and refrigerated trailers

Tags: Equipment & Fuel Economy

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

CEI Releases New Speeding Lesson for DriverCare Lineup

The CEI Group Inc. added a new online mini-lesson to its DriverCare product line called, "Speeding: Fast Lane to Disaster.

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Eaton Adds Flex Reman Transmissions to Aftermarket Warranty

Eaton has added Eaton Fuller Flex Reman transmissions to its specially packaged line of remanufactured and aftermarket components

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Mohawk Mobile Offers Column Touch Screen

Mohawk Mobile Lifts now is offering a 7-inch color touch screen control

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Origo Device Keeps Drivers from Using Handheld Phones While Driving

By Truckinginfo Staff

LAS VEGAS - Origo, a new technology introduced this week at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference and Exhibition in Las Vegas, offers a physical solution to make sure drivers are using their phones in a hands-free mode while driving

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Webtech Wireless Announces 3G WT7000H Locators

Webtech Wireless, a provider of vehicle fleet location-based services and telematics technology, announced the immediate availability of its next generation WT7000 locators with 3G connectivity.

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

SmartTruck Unveils Pup Trailer Aero System

LAS VEGAS - SmartTruck introduced its latest trailer aerodynamic system, specially designed for 28-foot pup trailers and delivering fuel savings of up to 9%

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Rand McNally Announces Updated Hardware and Price Drop on TND 760

LAS VEGAS - Rand McNally announced a hardware revision and a price drop on its TND 760 mobile fleet management solution.

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

ALK Maps Offers New Development Platform

LAS VEGAS - ALK Technologies announced the availability of ALK Maps, a new development platform that provides commercial routing, geocoding and mapping visualization for transportation apps

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

PeopleNet Workflow Integrates with TMWSuite for Crude/Tanker Fleets

LAS VEGAS - PeopleNet announced a new PeopleNet Automated Workflow integration with TMWSuite from TMW Systems, designed specifically to boost efficiency throughout crude/tanker fleet operations

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

PeopleNet Integrates with ALK's CoPilotTruck

LAS VEGAS - PeopleNet's new integration with ALK Technologies' CoPilotTruck in-cab navigation application is now available and will work with the company's Blu2 and Tablet in-cab devices

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Rand McNally HD 100 Turns Mobile Devices into Engine-Tethered EOBR

LAS VEGAS - Rand McNally's new HD 100 device provides electronic hours of service recording, text- and dispatch-integrated messaging plus driver performance monitoring capabilities, through mobile devices

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Equinox Owner-Operator Solutions Launches Driver Placement Program

Equinox Owner-Operator Solutions, a technology-driven business services firm that offers truck drivers carrier-integrated mobile and online bookkeeping, tax, and advisory services, launched a new Driver Placement Program

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Noregon Releases JPro Fleet Diagnostics v5.4

Noregon Systems' new JPro Commercial Fleet Diagnostics software v5.4 adds new features to the JPRO Heavy Duty software module

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

ATDynamics Adds Another TrailerTail Fuel-Saving Aero Device

LAS VEGAS - ATDynamics announced the latest TrailerTail technology to be verified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an Advanced Trailer End Fairing, the TrailerTail Trident

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

First MaxxForce 13s with SCR Due Out Next April, Navistar Says

By Tom Berg

LAS VEGAS - Navistar International will follow a "build and hold" strategy as it rolls out the first SCR-equipped MaxxForce 13 diesels, beginning in April

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Aerofficient Adds Fairings for Container Chassis, 'Basic' Models for Vans, Reefers

Side skirts for container chassis are hung on long brackets attached to central beams. The fairings' top flexes if struck by a container being roughly loaded.

LAS VEGAS - Aerofficient, the trailer fairing maker, announced a line of side skirts for intermodal container chassis plus lower-cost "basic" skirts for vans and reefers

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Zonar Tablet Checks Vehicle Inspections to Ensure Compliance

LAS VEGAS - A new tablet device from Zonar Systems combines vehicle inspection, hours-of-service, two-way messaging and advanced navigation in an open platform that allows fleets to integrate other systems and customize its use

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