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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

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

J.J. Keller Introduces Driver Pre-Employment Screening Program

J. J. Keller is now offering a pre-employment screening program service to provide carriers with a complete review of a driver's history and aid in the hiring process.

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Developing a Plan to 'Green' a Truck Fleet

By Greg Basich and Lauren Fletcher

SCHAUMBURG, IL - Tackling the challenge of "greening" medium-duty trucks was the focus of one of the conference sessions at the 2012 Green Fleet Conference last week, with the NTEA's Fleet Relations Director Bob Johnston presenting a plan truck fleets can follow to successfully meet their sustainability goals

Tags: Going Green

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Cummins Westport Plans Natural Gas ISB6.7 for 2015

By Truckinginfo Staff

Cummins Westport Inc. says it has begun development of an ISB6.7-G, a midrange 6.7-liter natural gas engine designed for medium-duty trucks and C-class school buses. It will enter production in 2015

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Vigillo Goes Mobile With CSA App

Vigillo says its new CSA Daylight is the industry's first CSA mobile app. Available at no additional cost to all scorecard subscribers, this latest offering from Vigillo delivers critical CSA data via iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones and tablets

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Havco Unveils Fusion Floor

Havco Wood Products introduced its newest generation of composite floor, Fusion Floor

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Weather Guard Cab Protectors for 2012 Models

Knaack LLC announced that Weather Guard Truck Equipment has reduced the overall height of Protect-A-Rail Cab Protectors to make them more compatible with current full-size truck model year designs

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Diagnosing Your Aftermarket Sales Force

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief

What are some of the most common weaknesses of aftermarket parts sales staff, and how can you work to correct them? Find out in this Q&A with Chuck Udell, senior partner of Essential Action Design Group, Leawood, Kan., management consultants specializing in heavy-duty and automotive aftermarket operations

Tags: Business

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

TomTom Enables Predefined Routes for Fleet Navigation

TomTom Business Solutions announced that its Software Alliance Program is now allowing over-the-air delivery of predefined routes into its Pro series of connected navigation devices.

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Webb Wheel Introduces 'Right For You' Brake Drum Technologies

The Aftermarket Business Unit of Webb Wheel Products is introducing a new brake drum selection program, Right for You, which it says offers end users the best value proposition for their fleet when purchasing replacement drums

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Zonar Introduces 3G Telematics Platform

Zonar, a provider of electronic fleet inspection, tracking and operations systems, introduces the V3 telematics platform

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Cummins Gets 2014 Emissions Certification

Cummins Inc. has received certification for its ISX15 engine from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, meeting both the EPA 2013 regulations and the new greenhouse gas and fuel-efficiency rules that will take effect in 2014

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Mack Trucks Offers Advanced Collision Avoidance Technology

Mack Trucks expanded its safety offer for on-highway customers with the addition of a collision mitigation technology, which can help avoid rear-end collisions

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Hino Trucks Partners With Morgan on Quick-Delivery Program

Hino Trucks has partnered with Morgan Corp. on a quick-delivery, dry freight van body program for its conventional trucks

September 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Tips on Using and Caring for Your Torque Wrench

A torque wrench is a precision instrument designed to apply a specific amount of force to a fastener

Tags: Maintenance

September 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

You Can't Escape Technology: Take Advantage of It

By Robert Johnson, director of fleet relations, NTEA

Regulatory requirements governing fuel economy, emissions and safety have turned today's work trucks into rolling computers

Tags: Information Technology

September 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

LoadStar's Stainless Steel Cab Among Advantages to Trash Haulers, Navistar Says

International LoadStar with EZ Pack top-loader body is among the integrated trash-hauling products to be available from Navistar in the second half of 2013.

By Tom Berg

SALT LAKE CITY - The upcoming International LoadStar heavy low cab-over-engine truck will use the only stainless steel cab in the segment, and will be available as an integrated trash truck

September 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Vehicle Insurance Myths, Debunked

By Bill Caudill, commercial auto product manager at Progressive

Your customers rely on you to deliver, and by keeping your vehicles on the road, your business will be more profitable. Simply stated, time is money. Within the world of commercial auto insurance, we've found that there are some common misconceptions that could cost your business time and money

Tags: The Bottom Line, Progressive, Insurance

September 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Navistar Dropping 'ICT+' Name for Simply 'SCR'

Navistar officials say the company will start calling its emissions technology SCR to avoid confusion.

By Tom Berg

"In-Cylinder Technology Plus" is the name Navistar gave in July to its MaxxForce diesels that will use selective catalytic reduction starting early next year, but the name is already being dropped, executives said at a dealer sales-training event in Utah this week. Instead, the aftertreatment system will simply be called SCR, as it is by competitors already using it

September 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Fleet Innovators

Treating Drivers Right Keeps Nussbaum Turnover Low

Nussbaum Operations Manager Doug Bradle demonstrates the company's dispatch system. The company's IT staff customized TMW solutions to give it more insight and help drivers get home more.

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief

How does a trucking company with a 500-plus-mile average length of haul keep its driver turnover down around 30% when the industry average is over 100%

Tags: Fleet Innovators

September 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

TMW Adds Capabilities to Maintenance Software

TMW has added a number of enhancements to both the IBM i System and SQL versions of TMT Fleet Maintenance software

September 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

DAT Onboarding Expedites Truckload Freight Movements

TransCore DAT announced a new service that helps freight brokers and other third-party logistics providers to hire and qualify carriers quickly and efficiently

September 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Integration is the Name of the Game

By Jim Beach, contributing Editor

ORLANDO, Fla. - News from TMW System's Transforum 2012 User Conference this week included a number of new integrations between TMW's products and other technology providers

September 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Cummins Ready for Euro 6, But Not to Buy Navistar

Tom Linebarger

By Tom Berg

HANOVER, Germany -- "We're ready for Euro 6," declared Tom Linebarger, the pleasant, polite and straight-talking CEO of Cummins Inc., in leading off his press conference during the IAA show in Hanover last week

Tags: Engine Smarts

September 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Daimler Adds Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems to Aftermarket Offering

Daimler Trucks North America has launched new tire pressure monitoring technology as an aftermarket offering for its Freightliner, Western Star and Thomas Built Buses commercial vehicles

September 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Peake 'Diesel Natural Gas' Offers Dual-Fuel Conversion for New Cummins ISX Engines

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief

Peake Fuel Solutions has a new product called "Diesel Natural Gas," or DNG, that allows truck owners to run a Cummins ISX 15 engine on a combination of natural gas (CNG or LNG) and diesel, or on 100% diesel, with conversion kits that the company says pay for themselves in about a year

September 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Study: More Particulate Emissions From Charbroiled Burgers Than Diesel Trucks

By Engine Smarts

Just how clean is the latest clean diesel technology? Put it this way: A study by the University of California-Riverside found commercially cooked hamburgers emit more particulate matter than diesel trucks meeting EPA 2007 and EPA 2010 emissions standards. The UC-Riverside study was funded by the South Coast Air Quality Management District and the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District

Tags: Engine Smarts

September 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Freight Wing Offers New Side Skirt for Box Fairing Trailers

For truckers and fleets hauling van trailers with drop down storage boxes, aerodynamic fairings that improve fuel economy up to 5% are now available from Freight Wing

September 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Talbert Launches 50CC-PS Hybrid Trailer

Talbert has launched the 50CC-PS hybrid "paver special" trailer. Combining the benefits of a close-couple lowbed design with roller paver accessibility, the 50CC-PS offers a longer loading incline

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