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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

September 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

TMC Updates Radial Tire Guide

American Trucking Associations' Technology & Maintenance Council has released the fourth edition of the Council's Radial Tire Conditions Analysis Guide

September 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Alliance All-Makes Heavy-Duty EZ-Assist Clutch

Alliance Truck Parts has added an EZ-Assist clutch designed to meet the demands of work truck applications that require severe torque transfer for extremely heavy loads

September 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Rair Integrates Safety and Compliance Services

Rair, a provider of safety and risk management services to the transportation industry, has integrated its services through a single web portal

September 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Eleos Cloud-based Mobile Scanning Product

Eleos Technologies released Drive Axle, a cloud-based service that enables owner-operators to scan, send, and store freight documents with an iPhone or Android smart phone

September 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Reyco Granning Improves 86AR Slider Series

Reyco Granning announced two significant changes to the 86AR Slider series that will make those suspensions more cost efficient and quicker to install

September 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Xata RouteTracker2 EOBR

Xata released its new RouteTracker2 electronic onboard recorder for Xata Turnpike, which has been highlighted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration as the most cost-effective DOT-compliant solution for electronic driver logs

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Why Real-World Fuel Efficiency Numbers Don't Match up to Lab Tests

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

Real-life fuel consumption reduction numbers never live up to the numbers some tire makers tout when promoting fuel efficiency. One reason is that tire makers conduct their testing and evaluation under ideal conditions on test tracks to control as many variables as possible

Tags: The Bottom Line

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Spec'ing Tires With Fuel Efficiency in Mind

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

Spec'ing tires is a lot like photography. It's a series of trade-offs and compromises. Let's say you're after a night shot of a city skyline. Because it's dark, you have to use a long exposure, which could make the photo blurry

Tags: Tires

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Optimization Software Can Reduce Gallons Burned, and Increase Money Saved

By Jim Beach, Contributing Editor

All trucking management software helps fleets reduce fuel use, because such systems are designed to reduce unpaid or out-of-route miles. An efficient fleet wastes less fuel

Tags: Operations & Fuel Economy

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Autocar Partners With Elgin to Produce Class 7 Street Sweeper

Autocar formed a partnership with Federal Signal's Elgin Sweeper Company to develop a Class 7 cabover sweeper

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

MACS Publishes Mobile A/C Textbook

The Mobile Air Conditioning Society Worldwide released its new textbook, Modern Automotive HVAC Systems

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Vigillo Rolls Out Carrier Select in Its Shipper/Broker Suite

Vigillo released Carrier Select, the first product in its Shipper/Broker Suite, which allows freight brokers, shippers and insurance providers to use real-time data to analyze motor carrier performance and make more informed choices

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Valvoline UltraMax Products for Heavy-Duty Diesel Equipment

Valvoline has expanded its UltraMax product line with two new offerings

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Comdata Cardless Fueling Program for Fleets

Comdata introduced a new cardless fueling solution for travel centers and transportation companies. The program provides a faster, more efficient way for drivers to fuel

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Utility Offers Optional Adjustable Load Securement System

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Utility Trailer Manufacturing introduced the Utility Adjustable Load Securement System, a new option for Utility flatbed trailers

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Utility Makes Tougher Sidewalls Standard

Utility Trailer Manufacturing has upgraded the standard sidewall lining on trailers to a "high-impact" bi-directional fiberglass reinforced, polypropylene plastic lining

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Crawford & Company Establishes Product Team for Claims Management

To help manage the risks associated with large trucking claims, Crawford & Company, a provider of claims management solutions, has established a new product team that focuses on high-value transportation claims

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Cooper Tire Introduces Roadmaster RM253

Cooper Tire and Rubber introduced a new drive tire, the Roadmaster RM253, designed for pick-up and delivery, and regional applications

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Heri Automotive Constant-Velocity Drive Axles

Heri Automotive launched a new line of constant-velocity drive axles to the North American aftermarket

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Collective Data Releases Core Update to Fleet Management Software

Collective Data, a provider of fleet management software solutions, has released an update for its suite of software applications

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

There are Many Anti-Idle Systems: Which One is Right for Your Fleet?

By Rolf Lockwood, Editor at Large

Among the obvious principles of successful trucking is the idea that those trucks of yours aren't earning a penny if they're not moving while there's freight onboard. Simple enough logic

Tags: Operations & Fuel Economy

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Chrome Poly Fender from Minimizer

Minimizer introduced a new chrome poly fender

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Bridgestone Unveils Three New Tires

Bridgestone introduced three new tires -- a drive tire, a mixed-service tire, and a wide-base trailer tire

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Kenworth NavPlus Available For Order

Kenworth's proprietary NavPlus navigation and infotainment systems is now available for order on Kenworth Class 5-8 trucks

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Wright Express OTR Pro Fuel Card Program

Wright Express launched the OTR Pro fuel card program

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Truck Body Wiring: Thou Shalt Not Cut

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

If there were an 11th Commandment, it would read: "Thou shalt not cut into thine wiring." Cutting and splicing and probing with pointed circuit testers can and do cause electrical grief

Tags: Light & Medium

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Don't Forget to Factor DEF into Fuel Costs

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

2010-model diesels are running well and turning in better fuel economy than their EPA-'07-spec predecessors, according to reports we've heard at industry meetings and in conversations with fleet managers

Tags: Engine Smarts

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Smart Fleets Test Fuel Efficiency Products

Mesilla Valley Transportation successfully tested TrailerTails aero devices.

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

Fuel is gold," says Jimmy Ray, fleet manager at Mesilla Valley Transportation in Las Cruces, N.M. He's out to save a lot of it with innovative components that have proven themselves in testing and everyday operations

Tags: Operations & Fuel Economy

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Rand McNally Lifetime Map Updates

Rand McNally announced that all IntelliRoute TND GPS purchasers will be eligible to participate in a Lifetime Map Program

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Smart Fleets Verify Fuel-Saving Technologies

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

Fuel is gold," says Jimmy Ray, fleet manager at Mesilla Valley Transportation in Las Cruces, N.M. He's out to save a lot of it with innovative components that have proven themselves in testing and everyday operations

Tags: The Bottom Line

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Zonar, ZoomSafer Team up to Manage Distracted Driving

Zonar and ZoomSafer are teaming up to combine their respective technologies to help fleet managers manage distracted driving

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Cobra CB Microphone System

Cobra's new Remote CB Microphone System offers truckers safe and convenient remote operation of all standard 4-pin CB radios

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

MicroNova Dot Clearance and Marker Lamps

Grote Industries introduced the new MicroNova Dot, a family of clearance/marker lamps with dual intensity capabilities designed to resist the dimming that is common in other penny-sized LED lamps

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Bendix Produces 175,000th Air Disc Brake

Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake recently reached a milestone when it manufactured its 175,000th Bendix ADB22X air disc brake at the company's wheel-end production facility in Bowling Green, Ky., which began producing the air disc brakes in 2005

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Peterbilt Expands Model 382 to Include Vocational Truck Uses

Peterbilt Motors is offering additional options for the Model 382 highway tractor that turn it into a vocational truck

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Corra Group Expands DOT Compliance Background Checks

Corra Group has expanded its services to trucking and transportation in order to help companies meet Department of Transportation compliance standards

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Waytek Introduces Vehicle Electrical Centers for Power Distribution

Waytek, a distributor of electrical supplies, now offers custom high-current power distribution vehicle electrical centers engineered and manufactured for specific applications

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Pegasus TransTech Introduces Transflo 2012

Pegasus TransTech introduced Transflo 2012, a forward-looking update of its flagship document management and workflow software for the transportation industry

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

TransCore Launches CarrierWatch Insurance Monitoring Center

TransCore opened its CarrierWatch Insurance Monitoring Center to help truckload freight brokers, 3PLs, and shippers quickly and safely bring onboard new carriers and monitor those they use on a regular basis

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

TruckWeight Introduces Wireless Mechanical Scales

TruckWeight introduced a new onboard scale for mechanical suspension systems that can be quickly, easily and inexpensively mounted as an aftermarket installation

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

2Buck Freight's Load Board Enters Into Beta Testing

2Buck Freight Company is entering into beta testing for its new load matching website

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Internet Truckstop Carrier Registration Service

Internet Truckstop added Carrier Registration Service CRS and CRS Plus, which allows a company to streamline the carrier on boarding process and move freight faster

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Fuel Price Follies: Why Fuel and Oil Prices Are Up, and Where They're Headed

By Tom Nunlist, Associate Editor

Soaring diesel prices in the first quarter of this year fueled fears of a dampened economic recovery, and prompted flashbacks to 2008's record high oil prices. However, the worst may be over - for now

Tags: Operations & Fuel Economy

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Alijex Adding Electronic Signature

Aljex Software and Sertifi announced the integration of Sertifi's electronic signature solution with Aljex's Internet-hosted transportation management software

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Qualcomm Trip Manager Now Available

Qualcomm's new Trip Manager is now commercially available, designed to meet the unique needs of private and dedicated fleets that primarily operate multi-stop scheduled or regular routes

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

TMC's Type IV fuel economy test rewritten with aftertreatment in mind

Type IV procedures are exacting, and include the need to level the truck during fueling, done here by driving a steer-axle wheel onto lumber.

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

How does the fuel-fed regeneration of diesel particulate filters affect overall fuel economy?

Tags: Engine Smarts

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Utility Trailer Makes Side Skirts Lighter, More Durable

Utility Trailer's newest side skirt, the USS-120A

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company unveiled what it says is the next generation in advanced aerodynamic side skirts, the Utility Side Skirt (USS)-120A, which is more durable and lighter than its previous offerings

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

PeopleNet Adds Tire Pressure Monitoring Partners, Enhances Service

PeopleNet has added two partners -- Doran Manufacturing and BatRF by Stemco -- that integrate with its Tire Pressure Monitoring Service.

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Bourque Logistics YardMaster Truck 2.0

Bourque Logistics, which provides logistics software for industrial shippers, introduces the latest version of YardMaster Truck, a one-stop software solution that addresses all tasks for weighing, inspection, documentation, and shipping operations for bulk and liquid products by truck, as well as the same for inbound loaded trucks

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