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November 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

NavStar Technologies Adds Cell Phone Detection Feature to EOBR Hardware

NavStar Technologies, Inc. has an agreement with Trinity Noble to add cell phone usage detection while driving to its portfolio of Electronic On Board Recorder hardware and services

November 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Wabash Debuts Industry's Strongest Semi-Trailer

Wabash National has introduced the industry's first dry freight van with a 35,000-pound floor rating. A versatile solution for extremely heavy freight, DuraPlate XD-35 allows cargo typically hauled on a flatbed trailer to be transported in a dry van

November 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Delco Remy Offers Product Cross-reference Directory

Remy International, Inc. has launched a new and improved online product cross-reference system that includes part numbers for all Delco Remy heavy-duty starter and alternator models ever produced

November 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

TomTom Launches Pro 7150 Truck-specific GPS

TomTom Business Solutions has unveiled the TomTom Pro 7150 Truck designed to provide truck drivers and fleet managers with automated routing that takes into account vehicle profiles and road attributes and restrictions

November 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Xantrex Launches Gen-2 Freedom SW Inverter/Chargers

Building on the success of its first generation 2,000- and 3,000-watt Freedom SW invertors, Xantrex has redesigned the 2000-watt model with many of the features found in its high power counterpart

November 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

5000 Series GPS Fleet Tracking and Engine Monitoring Hardware from Networkfleet

Compatible with light, medium and heavy duty vehicles, the 5000 series offers 24/7 visibility into fleet assets, enabling fleet managers to easily locate vehicles in real time

November 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

L-Ray Offers Lower-priced Differometric Tire Analyzer

L-Ray's new MDA-48 series tire analyzing machines are being made available at a lower price point, making them more affordable to smaller retread operations

November 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Air Force Truckers Haul U.S. out of Iraq

A U.S. Air Force M915 tractor from the 70th Medium Truck Detachment leads a convoy of 43 vehicles through Iraq with a load of equipment and supplies. They traveled 1,100 miles in seven days. (Photo by Master Sgt. Jeffrey Allen)

By U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. David Salanitri

Air Force truckers from the 70th Medium Truck Detachment and convoy escort team soldiers of B Troop, 1-94 Cavalry, Pine City, Minn., Army National Guard, met for the first time on Oct. 26. Only hours later, these men put their lives in one another's hands as they convoyed throughout Iraq, hauling out cargo as the U.S. withdraws from the country

Tags: Topics & Trends

November 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Replacement Truck Stereo from Alliance Truck Parts

Alliance Truck Parts has added replacement stereos to its growing line of in-demand parts for class 6-8 trucks. Drivers can have quality sound and the convenience of a remote control

November 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Penray Offers 2-Step Fuel-Injection Service Kit

Penray has added a 2-Step Premium Fuel Injection Service Kit to their line of Performance Installer Product Kits. The kit includes a Total Fuel System Cleaner and a Total Intake System Cleaner suitable for gasoline and diesel engines

November 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Rogers Redesigns Gooseneck Support

Rogers' new Gooseneck Jack Paddle requires little or no tractor modification and offers plenty of lift distance.

Rogers has re-designed their gooseneck jack paddle. The new jack paddle requires little or no tractor modification and offers plenty of lift distance

November 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Ridewell Releases New Disc Brake Axle

A new disc brake version of the Ridewell brand axle is available

November 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Double Coin Announces Super Wide Fuel-Efficient Tire

Double Coin Tires and China Manufacturers Alliance introduced the new FT125 super wide low rolling resistance trailer position tire

November 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Aljex Integrates Comdata for Checks, Cash, and Virtual Credit Cards

Aljex has integrated Comdata into its hosted transportation management system, automating the issuance and bookkeeping of Comdata products in fleet and broker businesses

November 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

PeopleNet Enhances In-Cab Navigation

Enhancements to PeopleNet's in-cab navigation are available on its Tablet (shown) or Blu products.

PeopleNet has enhances its in-cab navigation, making it easier for drivers and the back office to use and for fleets to reduce out-of-route miles

November 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Wright Express Pump Shut-Off Gives More Control Over Driver Spending

Wright Express is offering a new fuel card feature it says will increase transaction accountability and help reduce misuse

November 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

McLeod Software Integrates TransCore's Truckload Rate Index

TransCore's Truckload Rate Index solution is now available as an integrated feature of McLeod Software's LoadMaster and PowerBroker transportation management solutions

November 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

FleetSafer Vision Measures Truckers' Cell Phone Use While Driving

ZoomSafer has released the latest version of its FleetSafer Vision distracted driving solution. It enables employers to measure, manage and enforce cell phone usage policies to reduce crashes, risk, liability and expense

November 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

TruckWeight Offers Free Weight-Recording Software

TruckWeight now offers customers free software that will allow users of the company's onboard wireless sensors for mechanical and air suspensions to quickly and easily monitor and record weights

November 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Social Media and Trucking: What a Little Birdie Can Tell You

By Marco Beghetto, Contributor

Although I work in a demographically top-heavy industry that's been understandably slow to embrace free online tools like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Youtube, I'm convinced that you don't have to know the title of a single Justin Beiber son

Tags: Information Technology

November 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Paccar Financial Offers On-Line Bill Paying

U.S. customers of Paccar Financial Corp. can now pay their bills on-line. Paccar Financial's new service also provides access to account balances and payment history. Customers can also request payoff quotes and payoff accounts online

November 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Volvo's 750-Horsepower Truck and Sweden's Longer, Heavier Trucks

By Sven-Erik Lindstrand, HDT European Editor

What makes a truck and engine manufacturer want to launch a 750-horsepower engine for standard trucks? Volvo already offered its 16-liter inline six cylinder engine with overhead camshaft, four valves per cylinder and unit injectors, capable of 700 horsepower

Tags: Equipment Issues

November 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Long-Life Trailer Specs

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

Everything has a life span, but some of the things we make die sooner than they used to. For trailers, shortened lives usually can be blamed on corrosio

Tags: Trailers

November 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Monitoring Driver Behavior can Improve Safety and Reduce Costs

By Jim Beach, Contributing Editor & Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief

Driver monitoring has evolved tremendously in recent years. Some carriers still rely on reports from a 1-800 "how's my driving" number to find out when a driver is driving poorly, but many more are putting technology to wor

Tags: Drivers

November 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Quickspin: Driving the new Cat Truck

Short demo drive of Caterpillar's first on-highway truck reveals whether it lives up to its 'premium' billing.

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

We came, we saw, we drove -- but not far. Caterpillar people are very proud of their CT660 vocational truck. They introduced it earlier this yea

Tags: Test Drive

November 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Monitoring Driver Behavior Can Improve Safety, Reduce Costs

By Jim Beach, Contributing Editor & Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief

Driver monitoring has evolved tremendously in recent years. Some carriers still rely on reports from a 1-800 "how's my driving" number to find out when a driver is driving poorly, but many more are putting technology to wor

Tags: Safety & Compliance

November 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Medium-Duty Update: Sales Up as Buyers Replace Old Trucks Amid Improving Economy, New Products Enter the Market

For years, Ford’s F-450 and F-550 SuperDuty trucks have led the Class 4 to 5 segment.

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

It's a story we've heard before, but a pretty good one: Sales are up, products are improving, and buyers have many choices of trucks to do their hauling job

Tags: Light & Medium

November 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Training Technicians - Part One

Understanding the knowledge shortfalls in your shop is the first step to designing a training program.

By Rolf Lockwood, Editor at Large

Training has probably never been more valuable or important than it is in 2011. That's true no matter what the trucking job, but it's especially true in the shop

Tags: Managing the Shop

November 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Cutting-Edge Customer Service

Getting the freight there on time and undamaged is just the beginning. (Photo: Con-way)

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief

When a customer calls Southeastern Freight Lines, he doesn't hear, "press one for sales, press two for maintenance, press zero for a company directory.

Tags: Topics & Trends

November 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Test Drive: Volvo's Torque Magic

Volvo's new XE13 and Eco-Torque powertrain packages will make a big difference to drivers in ways they will never know -- and a few they will.

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

What a difference a little extra torque makes. I recently had the privilege of being one of the first drivers outside of test fleets to put a new fuel economy and performance concept from Volvo through its paces

Tags: Test Drive

November 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Tire Storage & Inventory Management

Storing tires and maintaining a current inventory is the task that never ends. There are easier ways to manage tire inventories. (Photo: Jim Park)

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

Even when your tires aren't out on the road getting used and abused, they're still costing you money. Stacked in a warehouse or in a storage trailer on the back forty, they're taking up valuable floor spac

Tags: Tires

November 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Daimler Almost Ready with 6D Vision Technology, Better Than Eyes

The Daimler team has devised a way to distinguish between static and moving objects, and an object's direction and speed.

By Rolf Lockwood, Editor at Large

One definition of success in driving any sort of vehicle is getting where you're going without hitting stuff. Doing that involves the coordinated use of brakes and throttle and steerin

Tags: Drivers

November 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

A Better Way to Drug Test? Hair Testing Reveals Disturbing Facts About Driver Drug Use and DOT Requirements

Hair testing has gotten better over the years. Labs have standardized their procedures. And demand is rising, which will presumably continue to drive quality up and cost down.

By Tom Nunlist, Contributor & Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor

In late 2005 and early 2006, two J.B. Hunt drivers were involved in accidents that claimed three lives. Both drivers had clean records, but both tested positive at the scene for cocaine. The Arkansas-based transportation and logistics company decided it was time for a change.

Tags: Drivers

November 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Blue Tree Systems Adds Dry Trailer Tracking

A new dry trailer tracking solution is now available from Blue Tree Systems. R:Com Dot is a low-cost, self-contained and heavily ruggedized unit designed to be mounted covertly on the underside of the trailer - including flatbeds and tankers

November 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Paccar Parts Fleet Services Enhances Electronic Catalog ECAT

Paccar Parts Fleet Services' electronic catalog system now uses vehicle maintenance reporting standard (VMRS) codes for easier part searches

November 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Back-up Alarms from Alliance Truck Parts

Alliance Truck Parts has added back-up alarms to its growing electrical product offering. The new back-up alarm conforms to SAEJ994 standards and can be used on construction or agricultural machinery, and any truck that requires a back-up alarm

November 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Timken Creates Mobile App for Automotive & Heavy Truck Aftermarket

The Timken Company has gone mobile with its online auto-aftermarket catalog site, with new applications designed for iPhone, Android and Blackberry smartphones

November 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Cheetah Supply Chain Optimizer Improves Routing

Cheetah Software Systems' Supply Chain Optimizer is a decision support system designed to solve and optimize large-scale routing for shipments that require both local and line haul movements

November 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

UShip App Helps Truckers Discover New Business

With nearly 6 out of 10 truckers relying on mobile phones and wireless service to grow their businesses, uShip's app for iPhone and Android smartphones can help them discover new business while on the road

November 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Retrofittable XL Hybrid Brings Fuel Savings to Existing Light Trucks

Motor-generator hangs next to the GM transmission, and is connected to a 4-to-1 gearbox. A Kevlar belt inside the housing transfers torque to and from the driveshaft.

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

Hybrid drive systems usually have to be part of a new car or truck, and usually they're expensive. But XL Hybrids of Boston is coming up with one that can be installed on new or existing vehicles at a moderate cost

Tags: Engine Smarts

November 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Molex Introduces 2.5mm Miniature Waterproof Connector

Space-saving wire-to-wire connector solution for transportation and other rugged applications requiring superior mating and IP67 protection against dust and water Molex's new Mizu-P25 miniature waterproof connectors are said to be the first and only sealed wire-to-wire system of its size in the market certified to the IP67 standard

November 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Lubegard Launches New Heavy Duty Product Line

International Lubricants, Inc. has launched the Lubegard Heavy Duty line, a new product line intended for servicing heavy-duty vehicles and equipment -- particularly those that are past warranty

October 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Ingersoll Rand Unveils World's Most Powerful Cordless Impactool

Ingersoll Rand unveiled the new W7150 1/2-in. High-Torque Cordless Impactool at SEMA 2011 in Las Vegas. The W7150 is the first addition to the new IQV20 Series of 20V lithium-ion cordless tools and will be available beginning in January 2012

October 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

2012 Shell Rotella SuperRigs Calendar Available

The 29th anniversary edition of the Shell Rotella SuperRigs calendar will soon be available for order, or you can get one now free for a limited time through Shell's special oil change promotion

October 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

EPA-Certified Trailer Skirts, Wheel Cover Offered by Solus

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

Solus Solutions and Technologies introduced 10 aerodynamic products for trailers that are sold in packages and promise significant fuel savings.

October 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

All-Volvo Company Does Log Transport Around The Clock in Sweden

By Text and photos Sven-Erik Lindstrand, European Editor

An all-Volvo fleet of nine trucks with I-Shift transmissions hauls logs 24 hours a day, seven days a week in southern Sweden. For a couple of hours, a group of North American truck editors in Sweden got a chance to follow first-hand the transport of timber from where the trees were harvested to a nearby sawmill

Tags: Topics & Trends

October 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Jacobs Vehicle Systems Develops "Bridge Brake" Technology

Jacobs Vehicle Systems has developed a new engine braking technology, integrating the functionality of a standard Compression Release Brake into the ultra-small footprint of a valve bridge

October 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

I-Shift Turns 10

By Sven-Erik Lindstrand, European Editor

Volvo's I-Shift may be relatively newcomer to the North American Market, but in Europe, it's celebrating its 10th anniversary

October 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Cheetah Operations Simulator Helps Customers Optimize Performance

The Cheetah Operations Simulator can assist fleets in analyzing the impact of operational changes, monitoring performance, and identifying opportunities to increase operational performance

October 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Getting the Most from Your Limited Budget Through Life-cycle Cost Analysis

By Robert Johnson, director of fleet relations, NTEA

Financial constraints often force fleet managers to make tough equipment decisions. Should I repair a vehicle or replace it

Tags: The Bottom Line

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