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August 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Equinox Mailbox Lets Owner-Operators Deal with Mail on the Road

Equinox Mailbox will allow drivers to view their home mail from anywhere on the road.

Equinox Owner-Operator Solutions, which offers bookkeeping, tax and business services for owner-operators, now offers Equinox Mailbox, an online solution for truck drivers on the road to review and respond to mail received at home

August 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Mitchell 1 Updates Programs to Include Information for 2011 Models

Mitchell 1 has updated its online programs, Tractor-Trailer.net, Medium-Duty.net and Repair-Connect.net, to add diagnostic and repair information for 2011 model vehicles.

August 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Mack Trucks Introduces Private-Label Coolants

Mack Bulldog Extended Life Coolant is distinguished by its red color, where as the Mack Bulldog Heavy-Duty (HD) PF Coolant has purple on the bottle.

Mack Trucks is introducing proprietary Bulldog-branded coolants

August 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Kenworth Adds Options for Medium-Duty Cabovers

With Kenworth's new 22.5-inch tire and wheel package, the K270 Class 6 and K370 Class 7 cabovers match up to standard dock heights at pickup and delivery locations in several applications.

Kenworth will offer a 22.5-inch tire and wheel package and expanded wheelbase choices for the Kenworth K270 and K370 medium duty cabovers

August 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Cobra Offers Hands-free, Wireless CB Mic System

Cobra Electronics' new Wireless CB Microphone System and Bluetooth Headset at the Great American Trucking Show, Model CA BTCB4

August 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Rand McNally Updates Software for IntelliRoute TND 510

A new software release was announced for the IntelliRoute TND 510 truck GPS unit

Rand McNally announced a new software release for its IntelliRoute TND 510 truck GPS unit. It includes updated map data, additional trucking points of interest, and many of the new features from the new TND 720 that was released in June.

August 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Webb Wheel Cast Brake Drum Designed to Run Cooler

Dynamometer testing clearly shows that the heat generated by the Vortex Unlimited during a braking event is significantly less than with a standard brake drum.

Webb Wheel has introduced the Vortex Unlimited, a cast brake drum now available for the most popular steer, drive and trailer axle applications

August 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Mechanical, Electronic Advances Boost Ram 1500's Fuel Economy

Smoother aerodynamics are standard while projector-beam headlamps and LED tail lamps come with upscale Ram 1500 pickups for 2013.

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

Chrysler Group's 2013-model Ram 1500 pickup trucks are getting major mechanical and electronic advancements that will increase fuel economy and performance, while comfort and styling are also improved, officials said

August 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Michelin Introduces X Line Energy D Tire For Highway Applications

The new Michelin X Line Energy D tire for line haul applications is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay-designated fuel economy tire

August 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Kenworth to Offer Glider Kits for T660, T800, W900L

T800 with split fenders (shown), T660 and W900L gliders include new frame, hood, cab and much wiring. They are designed to take customer EPA-2004 diesels and drivetrain components.

By Truckinginfo Staff

Increasing customer interest in glider kits is prompting Kenworth to offer non-powered cab-and-chassis trucks and tractors in three models. Gliders for the T660, split-fender T800 and W900L are to be mated with customer-supplied EPA 2004 engines, matching transmissions, and rear axles and suspensions

August 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Kenworth Offers New Dual LNG Tank Configuration

Kenworth T800 with LNG Dual Tanks

Kenworth is expanding its line of green products by offering factory-installed, dual liquefied natural gas fuel tank

August 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Chevron Adds Delo 400 LE Synthetic 5W-30

Chevron says its new Delo low-viscosity synthetic engine oil can deliver up to 4.5% fuel economy improvement

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

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