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September 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Xata, McLeod Announce Joint Projects

Xata and McLeod Software announced joint-development projects to help fleets comply with hours-of-service regulations and to more effectively use driver and vehicle data to improve fleet operations

September 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Qualcomm's Circle of Service Workflow Application to Integrate with McLeod LoadMaster

Qualcomm and McLeod Software announced the integration of Qualcomm's Circle of Service Workflow application with McLeod's LoadMaster Enterprise trucking dispatch operations management system

September 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

PC*Miler Web Services 25 Now Available

ALK Technologies announced PC*Miler Web Services 25. Included with the Premium feature option are new time-based features and enhancements including new real-time, predictive and historical traffic speed data

September 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Fiberglass Auto-hauler Height Stick

Take the guesswork and eyeballing out of loading to maximum legal height with the improved Life Saver height stick from Auto Hauler Supply

September 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Espar E-Delivery Truck Kit

Espar Heating Systems introduced the E-Delivery Truck Kit anti-idle heater

September 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Ryder Flex-to-Green

Ryder's new "Flex-to-Green" lease offering makes it easier for private fleet operators to add alternative fuel vehicles to their fleets

September 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Kenworth Could Join Peterbilt Introducing Class 6 and 7 COEs

Prototype Kenworth K370 displayed at NTEA New Model Truck Product Conference.

By Tom Nunlist, Associate Editor

Kenworth displayed its prototype K370, Class 7 cabover at the NTEA New Product Truck Conference in Dearborn, Mich

September 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Hybrid Truck Sales Rising

Hybrid truck sales are expected to pass 100,000 units annually by 2017, according to a report from Pike Research

Tags: Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

September 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

TMW Announces Web-Based Driver Recruiting and Onboarding Solution

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief

TMW DriverManagement is a new web-based program that automates much of the driver recruitment and hiring process and integrates with TMW's enterprise transportation systems and document management

September 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Remote Disable, Unlock Features from Track Your Truck

Track Your Truck is upgrading its Coyote Series GPS devices to include features designed to give companies better control over vehicle security

September 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Phillips CSA Qwik-Fix Kit

Phillips' new CSA Qwik-Fix Kit can help reduce roadside violations by organizing popular repair parts packaged in a handy carry bag so drivers have what they need at their finger tips

September 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Volvo Powertrain Package Promises 3% Better Fuel Economy

The new XE13 powertrain package reduces fuel consumption by allowing the engine to cruise at just 1150 rpm at 65 mph -- about 200 rpm less than the average truck sold today.

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

Volvo Trucks is taking the concept of "Gear Fast: Run Slow" to new heights with a new powertrain package called XE13 -- Exceptional Efficiency. XE13 is a combination of powertrain components designed for low-rpm cruise speed, and software upgrades that increase torque output and rewrite the shift algorithms

September 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Peterbilt 210 and 220 Low COE to Return Next Year

This concept truck was on display at NTEA event in advance of anticipated 2012 availability of Model 210 and Model 220 cabovers from Peterbilt.

By Tom Nunlist, Associate Editor

Peterbilt is reintroducing its medium-duty Model 210 and 220 low cab-over-engine trucks, tentatively in the first quarter of 2012

September 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Telogis Progression SAAS Work Order Management

Telogis Progression is a new Software-as-a-Service web-based work order management platfor

September 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Arsenault Survey Shows How Fleets Operate Preventive Maintenance Programs

According to an ongoing survey by Arsenault Associates, 56% of fleets that employ maintenance software use it first and foremost to automate preventive maintenance scheduling

Tags: Managing the Shop

September 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

IZup Enterprise to Reduce Distracted Driving Among Mobile Workers

Illume Software, developer of iZup mobile software that holds incoming and outgoing communications while driving, announced iZup Enterprise

September 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Pig Corporation Introduces Pig Grippy Mat

New Pig Corporation introduced the Pig Grippy Mat, an absorbent mat with an adhesive bottom

September 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Pharmacy Partners with Smith Electric Vehicles on All-Electric Fleet

Duane Reade, a retail pharmacy, announced a partnership with Smith Electric Vehicles to add Newton zero-emission, all-electric commercial trucks to its delivery fleet

Tags: Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

September 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Betts Smart A17 Spring-Loaded Mud Flap Hangers

Betts Spring introduced the Smart A17 spring-loaded mud flap hangers to replace older product lines

September 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Red Dot Offers Improved Battery-Powered A/C System for Truck Sleepers

Red Dot Corporation, a global supplier of HVAC systems and components for heavy-duty vehicles, now offers the Sleeping Well Arctic 2000 Plus through its network of warehouse distributors in North America

September 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Meritor Adds Higher-Capacity Models to Trailer Suspension Line

Meritor unveiled the newest suspension family members - the MTA25 (25,000-pound capacity) and MTA30 (30,000-pound capacity) - to its product line of trailing-arm air ride trailer suspension systems

September 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

TMW Certifies PC*Miler 25

ALK Technologies announced the successful integration and certification of its PC*Miler 25 and PC*Miler|Tolls 25 by TMW Systems to ensure customers can take advantage of the new enhancements

September 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

PeopleNet, TMW Announce Joint Development Projects

PeopleNet is working with TMW Systems on several development projects that will automate workflows and improve reporting for carriers

September 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

ALK Technologies Introduces RouteSync

ALK Technologies' new RouteSync lets users synchronize PC*Miler routes planned in the back-office with the CoPilot Truck GPS navigation system

September 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Shell Introduces Coolant Contamination Test

By Truckinginfo Staff

Shell has introduced an on-site contamination test kit for its extended-life coolants, the Shell Rotella Extended Life Coolant Contamination Test Tool

September 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Latest McLeod Updates

McLeod Software released LoadMaster Enterprise and PowerBroker Version 10.3

September 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Xata Turnpike Now Runs on Intermec Handhelds

Three additional Intermec devices are now available for use with Xata Turnpike

September 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Paccar TruckerLink Uses Proprietary Cellular Network Technology

Paccar Parts announced the commercial availability of its aftermarket TruckerLink telematics and fleet management service

September 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Chevin Releases FleetWave2

Chevin Fleet Solutions has released FleetWave2, the latest version of its online fleet management system

September 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

SkyBitz to Offer Trailer Tracking with TMWSuite

SkyBitz announced a trailer-tracking development project with TMW Systems. The project will interface advanced trailer-asset management capabilities and data from SkyBitz with TMWSuite from TMW Systems

September 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Allison TC10 to Aim at Road Tractor Market When It's Available in Late 2012

Allison says its TC10 TS (for tractor series) is 41 inches long and weighs 1,030 pounds, with overall system weight about the same as a 13-speed Eaton UltraShift Plus.

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

In about 13 months, buyers of heavy-duty road tractors will have another transmission choice: Allison's TC10, which combines a torque converter with a sophisticated 10-speed mechanical gearbox to achieve easy starts and smooth, fast shifting

September 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Rair Introduces Driver Dashboard

Rair's new Driver Dashboard allows users to quickly assess a driver's performance

September 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Gasboy Unveils Warm Weather Atlas DEF Dispensers

The new Warm Weather Atlas diesel exhaust fluid dispenser from Gasboy offers a cheaper option for fluid dispensers in warmer climes

September 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Dieselcraft Redesigns Fuel Purifier

Dieselcraft Fluid Engineering has developed a redesigned Fuel Purifier that removes 99.997% of the visible water and over 95% of the natural contaminants found in diesel fuel

September 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Is a CNG Fleet in Your Future?

Chevrolet Silverado bi-fueled natural gas pickup

By Commentary Bob Strickland, Manager of Natural Gas Transportation, Alagasco

With the advent of hybrid cars, more and more people are rethinking American energy dependence and choosing alternative energy. While we still have a long way to go toward true energy independence, most of our gasoline and diesel vehicles could be replaced by vehicles fueled by compressed natural gas (CNG)

Tags: Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

September 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Hribar Logistics Adds CNG-Fueled Kenworth T440 To Help Manage Fuel Costs and Emissions

Hribar Logistics of Caledonia, Wis., added two Kenworth 440 compressed-natural-gas tractors to its fleet powered by the Cummins Westport ISL G

Tags: Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

September 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Bosch Introduces Long Haul Extreme Alternator

Bosch has launched the heavy-duty Long Haul Extreme alternator, designed to provide superior power output on the road and at idle

September 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Peterbilt Upgrades Model 320

Peterbilt introduced a range of new features for its Model 320, providing improved maneuverability, increased vehicle utility and enhanced driver comfort

September 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Equinox Releases Expense Receipt App

Equinox Owner-Operator Solutions introduced a new smart phone application for submitting receipts

September 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Old Dominion's Green Shop

By Tom Nunlist, Associate Editor

Old Dominion Freight Line has implemented environmentally conscious programs at all 31 of its shops in the lower 48 states

Tags: Managing the Shop

September 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

It Might Be Time for a 6x2

By Commentary Tom Berg, Senior Editor

The scene was a frozen lake in central Sweden in the early 1980s. On the ice in the midst of powdery, freshly fallen snow sat a municipal snow-plow truck, a Volvo N10 conventional-cab dumper fitted with a V-plow up front and a wing plow on its right side

Tags: Equipment Issues

September 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Better Stopping Performance Now Built Into Highway Tractors as New Rules Take Effect

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

Emerging from truck factories in the U.S. right now are road tractors that can stop in substantially shorter distances than those built last week. That's because new government stopping-distance requirements took effect August 1st

Tags: Chassis & Brakes

September 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Navistar Launches International Branded Brake Drum

Navistar introduced International brake drums, offering a private label branded line of brake drums manufactured to Navistar OE specifications

September 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

FP Diesel Catalog of Dodge Ram Diesel Engine Parts

Federal-Mogul's FP Diesel brand now offers a comprehensive catalog covering original equipment-quality replacement engine parts for 1988-2009 Dodge Ram diesel pickups

September 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

IPA Introduces Filter and Radiator Cleaning Tool

IPA released the Air Comb Filter and Radiator Cleaner, designed for cleaning cylindrical style air filters, radiators, condensers and other hard-to-reach applications

September 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Construction Dead? Think Again.

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

Construction is dead, right? Not entirely. Even in down times there are things a-buildin,' and some people are buying new vocational trucks, say truck-maker representatives

Tags: Topics & Trends

September 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Wide-Base Tires Gaining Popularity: Are You Ready to Make the Switch?

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

So maybe you're thinking something like this: "The market is improving, getting credit is easier, business is looking up. Maybe it's time to retire a few older rigs and get some new iron into the fleet. Maybe we should go to wide-base single tires while we're at it

Tags: Equipment Issues

September 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Test Driving the Nissan NV Light-Duty Commercial Van

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

As light-duty commercial trucks go, cargo vans are a hot seller because they're so useful. In a good year, about a quarter million are built and snatched up by tradesmen, building contractors, rental fleets and many other types of users

Tags: Test Drive

July 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

The Art and Science of Spec'ing Tires

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

Tires are a big part of the fleet maintenance and operations puzzle. They serve an obvious purpose, but how well they perform in the operational theater is key to a successful tire program. What's important in a tire to one fleet may not matter at all to another

Tags: Tires

September 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

How Paperless Contracts Can Help Trucking Companies

By Jason Lemkin, Contributor

Beyond the popular enthusiasm for green trends, paperless business practices are proving to be smart business practices, particularly in contract-heavy industries like trucking

Tags: Information Technology

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