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August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Maintaining and Servicing Diesel Particulate Filters

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

Diesel particulate filters trap soot from the exhaust and ash from motor oil. Most soot is burned off in the course of a truck's operations, but ash stays in the filter's honeycomb substrate and is removed through periodic servicing.

Tags: Maintenance

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

The Changing Supply Chain: It Takes More Than Trucks

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief

In 1932, the Brown family started National Hauling with one truck. Today the New Jersey-based company, rebranded as NFI, offers regional truckload, drayage, intermodal (including refrigerated containers), dedicated fleets, warehousing, cross-docking operations, packaging, and global logistics

Tags: Topics & Trends

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Test Drive: MaxxForce 15 for the Big Hills

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

When Navistar execs turned the key on one of the first MaxxForce 15 engines at the 2009 Mid-America Trucking Show, there were more than a few doubting Thomases in the audience

Tags: Test Drive

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

What You Need to Know About Tire Valves

By Al Cohn, Director New Market Development & Engineering Support, Pressure Systems International

Most fleets consider tire valve stems and valve hardware as an afterthought, but there are many issues associated with valve stem hardware that fleets need to be aware of

Tags: Tires

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Kano Releases Corrosion-Breaking Product

Kano Laboratories released Kroil anti-corrosion fluid that loosens frozen metal parts

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

NTSB Recommends Rollover/Stability Protection For Tank Trailers

By Truckinginfo Staff

The National Transportation Safety Board says more needs to be done to make tanker trailers less prone to rollovers, including mandatory stability control systems, following its investigation of a 2009 rollover accident involving a tractor and tanker trailer

Tags: Trailers

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Obama Administration Announces First Fuel Economy Standards for Medium and Heavy Trucks

By Truckinginfo Staff

President Obama today announced first-of-their-kind fuel efficiency standards for trucks, buses, and other heavy-duty vehicles, saying the new rules will save American businesses who operate and own these commercial vehicles approximately $50 billion in fuel costs over the life of the program

Tags: Operations & Fuel Economy

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Noregon Tractor-Trailer ABS Diagnostic Kit with HP Notebook

Noregon Systems released its newest diagnostic service kit for heavy-duty vehicles, the Heavy Duty Tractor/Trailer ABS Diagnostic Kit

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

FDC Fleet Duty Fast Charger

Clore Automotive released Model FDC, a Fleet Duty Fast Charger, from Christie

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

SageQuest Launches Mobile App

SageQuest, a GPS fleet tracking and management provider, has released SageQuest Mobile, an app for Android phones, to give fleet owners and managers real-time access from anywhere to vehicle locations, dashboards, reports and exception alerts

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Ken-Tool Announces the EZ Tire Rotator Inflation Cage Roller Insert

Ken-Tool introduced the EZ Tire Rotator, a roller insert for popular tire inflation cages

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Roadnet, Magic Software to Deliver Integrated Transportation Management Solutions

A new agreement will help integrate Roadnet's routing software with enterprise software applications

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Remote Diagnostic Systems to be Standard on 2012 Freightliners

Zonar announced an agreement with Daimler Trucks North America to provide DTNA's Virtual Technician

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Powerblanket Surface Heaters Protect DEF In Cold Weather

Powerblanket's line of wraparound diesel exhaust fluid heaters offer year-round temperature control of DEF totes, pumps and dispensing units

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

FlexMod Voltage Sensing Relay and Timer

Cole Hersee introduced the Voltage Sensing Relay & Timer in the recently released FlexMod line

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

CNA Launches Enhanced Motor Truck Cargo Legal Liability Form

CNA released an enhanced version of its Motor Truck Cargo Legal Liability form that provides critical cargo liability coverage for motor carriers whether on the road, loading or unloading, or stopped at terminals

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

How to Secure Commercial Financing: 10 Tips for Smart Borrowers

Dan Clark, president and general manager of GE Capital, Transportation Finance.

By Dan Clark, president and general manager of GE Capital, Transportation Finance

Trucking companies are ready to move beyond merely surviving. They're ready to start growing again, which means they're also ready to resume borrowing

Tags: The Bottom Line

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Sangar to Open Parking Facility in Pharr, Texas

Sangar Cargo Security will open a new high-value parking facility in Pharr, Texas

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Charge Air Coolers from Alliance

Alliance Truck Parts now offers a charge air cooler product line for most makes and models of Class 6-8 commercial trucks and buses

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

ATA Introduces Official National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Gifts

American Trucking Associations released the official line of 2011 National Truck Driver Appreciation Week gifts for professional truck drivers

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Mitchell 1 Adds EPA '10 Engine Repair Information

Mitchell 1 is currently updating its online programs to include diagnostic and repair information for 2010 engines designed to meet new EPA emission standards

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Rand McNally Unveils Game-Changing EOBR

Rand McNally has developed a next-generation in-cab EOBR device that combines award-winning navigation with a robust mobile communication system that sells for less than $800

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Snap-On Introduces Top Chest with 55-Inch Lid

Snap-on's KRA2410 top chest offer 21,000 cubic inches of space, 10 interchangeable drawers and a flip-top lid area

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Powerful Analytics Give Fleets New Advantages in Teletrac's Fleet Director 8.5

Teletrac released Fleet Director 8.5 with a number of features and updates

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

GE Capital Fleet Services Launches New Management Tool to Simplify Vehicle Ordering

GE Capital Fleet Services launched a management tool that allows fleet managers and drivers to order vehicles and track orders via the web, tablets, and mobile devices

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

TRP Adds Chrome-Plated and Stainless

TRP Super Single Fenders

TRP Aftermarket Parts announced a chrome and stainless line of accessories for image-conscious owners and operators

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Alliance Truck Parts Announces All-Makes Radiator Line

Alliance Truck Parts now offers radiator replacements for all makes of medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Earthlift Wireless Column Lift Self-Regenerates Power

Stertil-Koni, a heavy-duty lift provider, released its new Earthlift Wireless Mobile Column Lift

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

9 Ways to Keep Cargo Safe and Secure

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief

Last November, cargo thieves made off with a truckload of pharmaceuticals worth several million dollars

Tags: Safety & Compliance

July 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Could a New Internet Network Trash Your GPS?

By Tom Nunlist, Associate Editor

Arguments are heating up between Lightsquared, a 4G LTE wireless company, and the GPS industry and user community.

Tags: Information Technology

July 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Kenworth Offers Low-Weight Slider System

Holland FW17 ILS

Kenworth now offers the Holland Integrated Low-Weight Slider System, which provides an average weight savings of 30 pounds over traditional fifth wheel slider assemblies

July 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Firestone FS507 Plus Radial

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions is launching the premium Firestone FS507 Plus steer/all-position radial for fuel efficiency and dependability

July 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Internet Truckstop Integrates with ALK Technologies' PC*Miler

Internet Truckstop has joined with ALK Technologies to add ALK's PC*Miler mileage software to the list of decision support tools available to members

July 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Transportation Costing Group Announces Next Generation Product

Transportation Costing Group introduced the next generation of its Cost Information System, CIS/NG

July 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

VETS Gasket from Press-Seal offers Better Seal, Increased Durability

Press-Seal Gasket offers a new gasket for dry van trailer door seals that offers improved sealing and durability

July 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Michelin On/Off Road Tires

Michelin Americas Truck Tires is introducing two new tires for on/off road applications

July 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

ATRI Updates Online Idling Regulations Compendium

The American Transportation Research Institute has updated the listing of state and local idling regulations found on its website

July 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Wireless Matrix Releases FleetOutlook 6.3

Wireless Matrix released Version 6.3 of the company's FleetOutlook GPS fleet tracking solution

July 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Penske Makes Online Truck Rentals Easier with New Mobile Website

Penske Truck Rental introduced a new mobile website that lets consumers make truck rental reservations from a smartphone

July 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

J.J. Keller Enhances CSA Management Suite with Scorecards

J.J. Keller's online CSA Management Suite service now gives subscribers driver and unit scorecards

July 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Networkfleet Launches Mobile Website for Smartphones

Networkfleet launched a new mobile website that provides anytime, anywhere access to GPS fleet tracking information

July 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Kinedyne Pro-Grade Tarp Ties

Kinedyne introduced a new line of professional-grade tarp ties

July 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Semi Truck Source Expands Owner-Operator Financing

Semi Truck Source, a provider of financing for semi trucks and semi truck sales, added new employees and programs that will allow new and seasoned owner-operators to acquire semi trucks nationwide

July 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Eaton's UltraShift Plus Adds Platforms, Applications

Eaton expanded its UltraShift Plus line of automated transmissions, adding two new vocational platforms, more application approvals within a multipurpose platform and a lower range of torque for its linehaul platform

July 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Paragon Improves Multi-Frequency Delivery Software

Paragon Software Systems improved the route optimization on its Multi Period Planner

July 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Prophesy Announces Version 4.2 of Prophesy Transport

Prophesy Transportation Solutions, provider of trucking and logistics software, released of version 4.2 of Prophesy Transport TMS

July 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Shell Revamps Lubricant Choices

Shell Lubricants is rolling out a redesigned global portfolio of transmission fluids, gearbox oils, mobile hydraulic oils, gear and axle oils, and greases for on- and off-highway vehicles and equipment

July 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Pegasus TransTech Debuts Scan App for iPhone

Pegasus TransTech has introduced Transflo Now! for iPhone, a mobile scanning solution that speeds document delivery

July 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Internet Truckstop, Registry Monitoring Insurance Service Provides Insurance Monitoring

Internet Truckstop and Registry Monitoring Insurance Service are teaming up provide tracking and insurance monitoring services to the transportation industry

July 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Kenworth Transfer Case PTO Option on All-Wheel Drive Medium-Duty Trucks

Kenworth's all-wheel drive Kenworth T270 Class 6 and T370 Class 7 models now can be factory-ordered with a Fabco power take-off option (PTO) on the two-speed transfer case

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