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August 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Transcraft Improves Neck Design on Drop Decks

Transcraft DTL with Beaver Tail

Transcraft has made product enhancements to the Transcraft DTL steel drop deck line.

August 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Mack Enhances Granite, Titan Interiors

Mack announced interior enhancements, including this bodybuilder console, to its Granite and Titan by Mack models.

Mack Trucks upgraded the interiors of its Mack Granite and Titan by Mack models.

August 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Rand McNally Brings Back Large Scale Motor Carrier Atlas

Rand McNally has brought back the Large Scale Motor Carriers' Road Atlas, which was last published in 2010

August 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Bee Line Says New Alignment System Redefines Laser Accuracy

Bee Line Company says its LC7500 computer alignment system redefines laser accuracy from the inside out

August 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Garmin dezl 760 Truck Navigator Features 7-Inch Display, Active Lane Guidance

Garmin announced dezl 760, the company's first trucking navigator with a 7-inch display and a new Active Lane Guidance feature to help truckers navigate intersections and exits

August 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Magellan, TA Introduce RoadMate Truck GPS Navigator

Magellan announced the Magellan RoadMate Commercial 9261T-LM GPS, designed for commercial truck drivers who need an extra-large GPS display, customizable truck-specific routing and hands-free communication

August 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Natural Gas: What Fleets Need to Know - Survey Shows Fuel Availability, Equipment Cost as Hurdles

More than half of large carriers say they are considering buying natural gas fueled trucks, but there are hurdles, according to a new study from Transport Capital Partners and ACT Research

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

August 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Group Effort Needed to Deal with Crash Accountability Question

By Commentary Rose A. McMurray

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has delayed its promised changes to its Compliance, Safety and Accountability program, and the truck and bus industries are being vocal with their frustration

Tags: Compliance

August 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Esco Adds Pneumatic Truck Tire Bead Breaker

Esco Model 20425 pneumatic truck tire bead breaker can handle all truck tires/wheel sizes 19.5 inches through 24.5 inches.

Esco says its new pneumatic truck tire bead breaker breaks both tough-to-break truck tire beads at the same time

August 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

TRP Introduces Driveshaft Components Program

TRP's new driveshaft component program offers premium U-joints and center bearings in a variety of sizes and applications

August 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Advanced Radar System Featured on Meritor Wabco OnGuard

Meritor Wabco introduced the next generation of its OnGuard collision safety system, featuring advancements in its radar-based technology

August 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Meritor Wabco Next Generation Lane Departure Warning System

Meritor Wabco announced its next generation Lane Departure Warning system, including SafeTraK technology by Takata Corp., will be available for fleet installation starting in October

August 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Verizon Enhances Fleet Management Tools

Verizon is enhancing its Field Force Manager and Fleet Control. The enhanced offerings combine location management, cloud services and tablet-based solutions

August 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Meritor Wabco's Electronically Controlled Air Suspension for 6x2s Available in September

A so-called dead tag axle is part of this 6x2 tandem with Electronically Controlled Air Suspension from Meritor Wabco.

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

A Wabco Electronically Controlled Air Suspension will be available next month through the European company's North American joint venture with Meritor

August 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Phillips Adds Weather-Tite Seal to Permaplug 7-Way Connector

Phillips Permaplug with the new Weather-Tite seal.

Phillips Industries is making patented change to its Permaplug 7-way electrical connector by adding a thick rubberized protective seal to create the Weather-Tite Permaplug

August 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Cadec Expands Performance Management Scorecards

Cadec Global announced expanded Performance Management Scorecards as part of its PowerVue system to help fleet managers track and report on driver and vehicle performance in real time

August 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Self-Learning Stability Control Being Readied by Meritor Wabco

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

Meritor Wabco is readying a "smart" version of its Electronic Stability Control system that will continuously learn a vehicle's handling dynamics and quickly adapt to changing conditions. Like the current system, which initially learns a vehicle's characteristics, then locks them in, the learning ability eliminates most programming of electronic controls for different configurations

August 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

4-State Trucks Partners With ALTTEC For Exclusive U.S. Distribution

4-State Trucks in Joplin, Mo., announced an exclusive partnership with ALTTEC to distribute a new line of big rig diesel fuel tanks in the United States

August 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Xata Changes Name, Moves to Mobile Platform

XRS CEO Jay Coughlan announcing the company’s name change to XRS Corporation and its new all-mobile platform, also called XRS, during the XUE opening session on Aug. 13.

By Jim Beach, Contributing Editor

Xata Corp. announced it is changing its name to XRS Corp. The company also announced a new all-mobile platform for its fleet management and compliance software solutions. The announcements came at the opening session of the company's Xata User Event (XUE) in Minneapolis Monday

August 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Ford Says All-New Transit to Offer Rear-Wheel Drive, Provides Details on Future of E-Series

By Greg Basich, Contributor

Late last year, Ford announced it plans to begin production of its all-new Transit commercial van (not to be confused with the smaller Transit Connect) in 2013. We recently spoke with Mike Levine, Ford's truck communications manager, to get more details about the van

August 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Thermo King Invested Much Toil and Treasure in 2013 Reefer Products, Execs Say

The cabinet of the Precedent S-600 has sleek styling, and its Yanmar diesel meets Tier 4 Final emissions limits without a particulate filter or urea injection.

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

CORRECTED -- Thermo King's new Precedent series of transport refrigeration units that will meet federal exhaust emissions limits for 2013 represent three years' work by hundreds of employees here and overseas, and cost more than $60 million, the biggest such investment in the company's history, its president said during a press briefing yesterday

August 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Cadec Partners with Digital Fuel Solutions

Cadec Global announced a partnership with Digital Fuel Solutions that provides a web-based management tool designed to optimize the entire fuel delivery process at every level of operations

August 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Natural Gas: What Fleets Need to Know, Part 1

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief

In 2011, the use of natural gas as a vehicle fuel rose 7.1% year over year and 38% from 2006, federal data show. It more than doubled during the past decade, to 38.85 million cubic feet in 2011

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

August 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Virtual Tech App Improves Reefer Unit Uptime, Carrier Says

Virtual Tech, a comprehensive diagnostic application that continually monitors trailer refrigeration unit operation to help avert potential system problems, is now part of Carrier Transicold's APX control system, the company announced

August 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

PeopleNet Introduces Fleet Management App for iPad

By Jim Beach, Contributing Editor

Fleet managers can get critical event alerts sent directly to their iPad with a new app introduced this week at the PeopleNet user conference in Boca Raton, Fla

August 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

TMW Provides Integration with FleetLocate Tracking

TMW Systems teamed up with Spireon to give trucking companies detailed information on trailer location, capacity and operations

August 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Thermo King Announcing Products, Enhancements to Meet 2013 Emissions Regs

Thermo King is launching a new trailer temperature control platform that claims double-digit fuel savings, high performance and low life cycle costs, while complying with upcoming exhaust-emissions regulations for refrigeration units

August 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

PeopleNet Software Fully Integrated with Intermec Handheld Devices

By Jim Beach, Contributing Editor

PeopleNet announced this week that its mobile communication system is now fully integrated with commercial-grade rugged-handheld devices. Intermec devices can now run PeopleNet's software and the company will soon be integrated with Motorola rugged devices

August 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Detroit Showcases DT12 Automated Manual Transmission

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

The heavy-duty automated transmission market in North America has a brand new and very serious competitor. Detroit's DT12 leverages deep component integration and advanced functionality, and delivers a high-performance transmission that will satisfy drivers of all capabilities

August 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Mack Announces In-Cab Enhancements for Pinnacle Models

Mack Trucks unveiled a suite of driver-focused enhancements for its Pinnacle highway models

August 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Enhanced UV LED Leak Detection Flashlight

Tracer Products introduced a cordless, rechargeable UV (365 nm) leak detection flashlight featuring state-of-the-art, ultra-high-flux LED technology

August 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Heat and Massage on Legacy Seats

Seats Inc.'s Legacy Series Heated Seats now feature a combination heat and message unit

August 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Parker Chelsea Offers Vane Pump Rear PTO

Parker says its Chelsea 560V Series rear-mounted power take-off and vane pump combination offers high power density in a compact and flexible design

August 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Xata Turnpike Improves Efficiency with TMWSuite

Xata's Turnpike fleet management software is now integrated with TMWSuite transportation management software from TMW Systems

August 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Natural Gas: What Fleets Need to Know - Six Questions to Ask Yourself

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

Interest is high in natural gas as a heavy-duty truck fuel. With a dollar per diesel-equivalent gallon differential, why wouldn't it be? Natural gas is likely to remain less expensive than diesel for the foreseeable future, and domestic supplies of the stuff are plentiful. Is natural gas a savior-in-waiting for beleaguered diesel buyers? Maybe, but here are six questions you need to ask before taking the plunge

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

August 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Xata Turnpike Improves Efficiency with TMWSuite

Xata Corporation's Turnpike fleet management software is now integrated with TMWSuite transportation management software from TMW Systems

August 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Reelcraft Hose Reels Offer Extra Level of Protection

Reelcraft Series 5000, 7000 and 8000 enclosed reels feature a steel enclosure that offers an additional level of protection for the hose from potentially harmful foreign debris

August 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

TomTom Launches New Version of Logistics Maps

Navigation systems manufacturer TomTom has launched the newest version of its Logistics map product designed specifically for truck and fleet operators

July 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Clean Energy Launches "The Road to Natural Gas" Report

By Staff

Clean Energy Fuels now provides a listing of trucking companies, refuse haulers, fleet operators, airports, municipalities and other organizations that have signed new or expanded existing fuel agreements.

Tags: Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Clean Energy

July 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Webb Wheel Releases Training and Tech Certification Videos

Webb Wheel has added a new training video along with an associated tech certification test to the Training Toolbox section of its website

Tags: Chassis & Brakes

July 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

SAE International Details Hybrid Powertrain Designs in New Book

A new book from SAE International provides a broad and comprehensive look at the technologies and advancements of one of the possible solutions for such challenges - hybrid powertrains for commercial vehicles

July 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Self-Securing Pallet Jack

Palletsmith says its new pallet jack makes the job easier for pickup and delivery drivers

July 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Diesel, Gasoline Prices Rise Again

Diesel prices are up for the fourth week in a row, according to weekly figures released Monday by the U.S. Department of Energy, and are nearing $4 per gallon in some areas of the country

July 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Bendix Air Disc Brakes Available on Peterbilt Vocational Models

Bendix air disc front brakes are now available on Peterbilt Models 382 and 348

July 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Peterblt Offers Split Shaft PTO Options

Peterbilt's vocational product line now is now available with a wide range of split shaft power take-off (PTO) options

July 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Paragon Software Systems Launches Major Upgrades

Paragon Software Systems announced a major upgrade of its routing and scheduling optimization software

July 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Fontaine Announces Three New Low-Deck-Height Trailers

The entire Infinity line is constructed with fabricated steel mainbeams and steel crossbracing with aluminum siderails, floor and rear skirt.

Fontaine Trailer Company has added three low-deck-height models to its Infinity product family: a 48-foot spread axle, a 53-foor rear axle slide and a 53-foot rear axle slide with twist locks to accommodate shipping containers.

July 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

J.J. Keller Adds U.S. Oil Field Exemption to EOBR/E-Log Solution

J.J. Keller's Encompass, a DOT compliance management tool, will now support the U.S. Oil Field logging exception through the use of Keller's Android-based EOBR system

July 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Study Sparks Industry Conversation on Fuel Economy

By Scott Perry, Ryder

With the fluctuating cost of diesel and the multiple variables affecting fuel efficiency, even the most experienced fleets often are challenged with finding ways to keep improving fuel economy

Tags: Equipment & Fuel Economy

July 2012, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive

TireStamp Introduces TireVigil TPMS Trailer

By Truckinginfo Staff

TireStamp Inc. is introducing TireVigil TPMS Trailer, which automatically connects to TireVigil TPMS on the tractor and is the first trailer tire pressure monitoring system that meets the new TPMS 2.0 standard for commercial TPMS products

Tags: Tires, TPMS

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