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October 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Telogis Introduces Telogis Fleet 9

Telogis has introduced the next generation of its flagship SaaS enterprise software, Telogis Fleet 9. The release extends the power of its SaaS location intelligence platform with advanced functionality, reporting and asset security/management

October 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Test Drive: Mack's Granite MHD

Mack's new Granite MHD is a 'baby 8' designed for shorter runs and lighter-duty cycles but still offers the strength to tackle heavy chores.

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

One way to cut weight and cost from a new truck is to choose a relatively small engine. This is the essence of the Mack Granite MHD, announced early this year and recently put into production

Tags: Test Drive

October 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Fleet Innovators

HDT's 2011 Truck Fleet Innovators Talk About Sustainability

C.R. England tests new fuel-efficient equipment and focuses on driver behavior to improve mpg.

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief

HDT's 2011 Truck Fleet Innovators were honored for their industry leadership in areas such as driver safety, logistics and maintenanc

Tags: Fleet Innovators

October 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Dairy Operation to Recycle Natural Waste of Cows into Fuel for Delivery Vehicles

A milk delivery vehicle refuels at an on-site CNG station that will soon use manure-derived natural gas. Paclease has partnered with the Fair Oaks Farms to provide a full-service leasing agreement, and Ruan operates the trucks.

By Tom Nunlist, Associate Editor

Recycling waste is an integral part of sustainable living in both small-scale homes and large-scale industrial operations. Fair Oaks Farms, a dairy farm in northwestern Indiana, is taking this concept to a new level

Tags: Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

October 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Public-Private Partnership Helps Put Natural Gas Trucks into Southern California Fleets

Ryder System will have 202 natural gas vehicles available for lease or rent under a public-private partnership in southern California.

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief

What do an office supply store, a dairy processor, a flooring supplier, a beer distributor and a grocery retailer have in common

Tags: Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

October 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Tire Report: Automatic Tire Inflation Systems Guard Against Premature Failure

In many cases, the cost of two or three service calls will pay for an automatic tire inflation system.

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

Next to the click-click-click sound of your starter on a cold winter morning, a trucker's most dreaded sound has to be the hiss of a slowly deflating tire

Tags: Tires

October 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Fleet Innovators

HDT's 2011 Truck Fleet Innovators Weigh In on Fuel Economy

By Tom Nunlist, Associate Editor

No silver bullet "Fuel economy is one of our top priorities,

Tags: Fleet Innovators

October 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Flawed Economy Rules: Fuel Efficiency

Rolf Lockwood, Editor at Large

By Commentary Rolf Lockwood, Editor at Large

By all means, let's improve fuel economy in our trucks as well as in our cars

Tags: Operations & Fuel Economy

October 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Trailer Report: Weight vs. Cost

Plastic sheeting and aluminum extrusions and fabrications combine to cut many pounds from this trash-transfer trailer shown at the 2011 Mid-America Trucking Show.

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

How important is saving weight? It's vital in some operations, such as hauling bulk commodities, especially if trailers are always loaded to the max and tare weight must be cut to enhance payload potential

Tags: Trailers

October 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

QuickSpin: A First Look at Hino's New COEs

Hino's compact 155 and 195 series trucks, including a diesel-electric hybrid, will be at home on congested city streets.

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

The dynamics of the U.S. transportation market are changing, opening the door to smaller, more efficient trucks

Tags: Test Drive

October 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Pickups Update

Sales of SuperDuty pickups for commercial use are up a small 2%, but chassis-cab versions have climbed 48% since last year, signaling a resurgence among commercial buyers, Ford says.

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

Almost left idle by the high cost of fuel in 2008 and the recession, sales of pickup trucks are now recovering

Tags: Light & Medium

October 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Tracking For Smaller Fleets

Some tracking systems are developing smartphone apps that offer tracking information on the go, such as this one from FleetMatics.

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief

Once upon a time, vehicle tracking and communications meant expensive satellite equipmen

Tags: Information Technology

October 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Fleet Innovators

2011 Truck Fleet Innovators on the Driver Shortage

By Tom Nunlist, Associate Editor

If you bring up the challenges of carriers today with any fleet manager, the topic of driver shortage is almost certain to come up

Tags: Fleet Innovators

October 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Technology, CSA, and a Culture of Safety

Research shows that making 'chores' socially competitive is a sure-fire way of provoking behavioral change.

By Tom Nunlist, Associate Editor

Technology is not only changing what the driver looks for in the job, but also what the job looks for in the driver

Tags: Drivers

October 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Test Drive: Kenworth's T660 Regional Hauler

The day cab aero package includes cab-side fairings and a roof-mounted air deflector. the DPF/SCR package is under the passenger access step. (Photo: Jim Park)

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

The emergence of the regional transportation market is causing many fleets to rethink their equipment demands

Tags: Test Drive

October 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Carrier Logistics Enhances Mapping and Dispatch System

Carrier Logistics Inc. launched Factsmap version 2.0, offering dispatchers increased routing optimization capabilities and ease of use, for its Facts transportation software suite

October 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Advances in Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems Make it Easier than Ever to Get the Most Out of Your Tires

Trucks with flat tires don't go anywhere. TPMS can prevent flats or run-flat conditions that stop trucks and ruin tires. (Photo: Jim Park)

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

Pneumatic or "balloon" tires go back to 1845, when Robert W. Thomson filled a leather-covered rubber tube with air and wrapped it around a wheel

Tags: Tires

October 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

TCA's Safety Professional of the Year Sets the Tone

Don Lacy, TCA's 2011 Safety Professional of the Year

By Tom Nunlist, Associate Editor

When Don Lacy implemented weekly safety meetings as one of his first actions as director of safety at Prime Inc.

Tags: Topics & Trends

October 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Private Fleets Find Fuel Savings in Changing Driver Behavior

You can teach old dogs new tricks (Photo: Jim Park)

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief

With the federal government's new regulations setting fuel economy goals for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, there's been a lot of attention paid to current technologie

Tags: Operations & Fuel Economy

October 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

So Much for Paperless

By Commentary Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief

I'm constantly amazed and impressed by the pace of trucking technology

Tags: Information Technology

October 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Arsenault Associates Announces Next Generation of Dossier Maintenance Software

Arsenault Associates's new version of its maintenance management software, Dossier Version 6.1, offers expanded reporting capabilities and new tools for compliance and benchmarking

October 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Cell Phone Call Logger Discourages In-motion Calling

Orion Innovations has introduces breakthrough wireless technology designed to reduces driver distraction by monitoring and logging driver cell phone use

October 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Maptuit Releases NaviGo 4.0.

Maptuit's newest version of NaviGo, version 4.0, now includes both on- and off-board routing functionality. Fleets will have the option to decide when NaviGo 4.0 leverages the new on-board routing engine

October 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Puradyn Gets Patent for New Filtration Technology

Puradyn Filter Technologies has been granted a new patent that will extend the company's competitive advantages in bypass oil filtration systems

October 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Oracle Software for Midsize Fleets

The Eminent Group has introduced a version of Oracle's Transportation Management software designed for midsized fleets

October 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Dieselcraft Cleans and Recycles Contaminated Fluids

Dieselcraft Fluid Engineering has developed a modular drum-top centrifuge processing system for cleaning contaminated fluids such as diesel fuel and engine oil

October 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Yara Launches DEF Locater App for Android Phones

Need diesel exhaust fluid now and don't know where to find it? Air1 DEF App from Yara for Android Smart Phones offers a Convenient Resource to Help Even More Drivers on the Road Find the Closest DEF Retail Outlet

October 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New LED Side Turn Lamps from Grote

Grote Industries has introduced its new family of six side turn lamps with variety of mounting designs and connector options

October 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Valvoline NextGen 15W-40 Engine Oil includes 50% Recycled Oil

Valvoline's latest offerings for commercial and industrial customers, NextGen Premium Blue 15W-40 and NextGen All Fleet Plus 15W-40, are made from 50 percent recycled oil

October 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Umbian Offers Universal CPAP Monitoring

U-Sleep from Umbian is now offering what it claims is the first commercially available CPAP compliance monitoring solution that is compatible with several leading device manufacturers

October 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Good stories countered by complaints at TMC's Fleet Talk

By Engine Smarts Tom Berg, Senior Editor

What's going on with the latest diesels? The answer depends on who's doing the talking

Tags: Engine Smarts

October 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Parker Chelsea Introduces 870 Series PTO

Parker Chelsea introduced the 870 Series PTO with compact housing that helps eliminate clearance issues

October 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Prophesy, TruckersB2B Launch Prophesy OnDemand

Prophesy Transportation Solutions and TruckersB2B have jointly launched the new Prophesy OnDemand solution to their growing membership base at a discounted rate

October 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Ram Unveils New, Longer RamBox

Ram Truck has lengthened the RamBox cargo management system to fit Ram pickup trucks with 6-foot 4-inch bed lengths. The new RamBox expands the feature's availability to include most Ram truck models

September 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Jacobs Vehicle Systems Develops Mechanical Bleeder, Decompression Technology

Jacobs Vehicle Systems has recently enhanced its engine braking technology to include the capability for engine decompression

September 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Michelin Commercial Service Network Increases Coverage, Road Service Calls

The Michelin Commercial Service Network has added approximately 200 locations to increase its coverage by nearly 70% since being launched in February

September 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Westport Natural Gas System for Ford Super Duty

Westport Innovations announced the new natural gas Westport WiNG Power System will be available in Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty pickup trucks sold and serviced through authorized Ford dealers

September 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Life Transport Parts Center Announces New CSA Lighting Kit

New Life Transport Parts Center introduced the Fleetcraft Incandescent CSA lighting kit to help keep fleets compliant with the FMCSA's new safety enforcement regime

September 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Kenworth Now Offers Cummins ISX11.9 with Rear PTO

Kenworth now offers the Cummins ISX11.9 engine with rear engine power take-off for selected vocational applications

September 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Kenworth Air Suspension For Heavy and Severe-Duty Applications

Kenworth has added the Neway ADZ rear air suspension from SAF-Holland for heavy-duty and severe-duty applications

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

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