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June 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Vigillo Division Offers Custom Data Analytics

Vigillo, know for its CSA scorecard products, has created a new division, IQLab, with dedicated personnel to meet the increasing demand for custom reporting and data analytics

June 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Michelin's New XZA3+ EverTread Steer Tire Guarantees 30% More Miles

Dual-compound design delivers extended mileage and long casing life.

Michelin claims the latest version of its evolving family of fuel-efficient tires, the XZA3+ EverTread Steer, will go 30 percent further than any competitor's tire in over-the-road service.

June 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

AppsFX Introduces Software to Enhance Driver Productivity and Safety

AppsFX, a provider of BlackBerry Smartphone applications, launched LifeSAVER Enterprise, an enhanced version of its popular LifeSAVER distracted driving software

June 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Goodyear Unveils Deep-Tread Drive Tire with Fuel Max Features

Goodyear G572 LHD

Goodyear released its new, SmartWay-verified G572 LHD drive tire with what it calls Fuel Max Technology

June 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

The Facts about Lumen Ratings

By Ryan Mayrand, J.W. Speaker Corp.

When considering the purchase of LED lights, be wary of the "lumen" rating

Tags: Equipment Issues

June 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

NAFA Releases Risk Management Guide

NAFA Fleet Management Association's new Risk Management Guide is designed to provide fleet managers the ability to identify, quantify, and treat risk across their fleet and throughout their overall organization

June 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Dieselcraft Fluid Engineering Tool Detects Water in Fuel Tanks

Dieselcraft Fluid Engineering has developed a line of sensors to detect water at the bottom of tanks before if get dispensed, or for installation in water separators to alarm the user of water presence

June 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Paylode Introduces Reusable Dunnage

Paylode announced its 100-percent recycled, reusable dunnage product line for truck, rail and intermodal cargo

June 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Who's Winning, You or Your Fuel Program?

By Commentary Glen Sokolis, Sokolis Group

You and your fuel program should be working together in harmony. However, with diesel fuel prices going up and down like a yo-yo, and your work schedule getting busier, not easier, it probably feels like neither you nor your fuel program is winning

Tags: The Bottom Line

June 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Waytek Introduces 24-LED Dome Light with Sealed Electronics

Waytek, a distributor of electrical supplies, has added a new interior LED Dome light with 24 LED's for high illumination

June 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Clore Introduces Heavy-Duty Jump Starter

Clore Automotive introduces Model No. HT1224, a 12/24 Volt commercial jump starter, from Solar

June 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Tracer Audible Diagnostic Tool

Tracer Products introduced the Tracerline Marksman ultrasonic diagnostic tool, which converts and amplifies inaudible ultrasonic sound into audible "natural" sound

June 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Esco Wheel Heat Warning Label

Esco announced the Hot Wheel wheel heat indicator label, which warns drivers, maintenance personnel, and safety inspectors of possible wheel end, bearing and brake failure during walk around inspections

June 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Snap-on's Clear Coat Offers High-Gloss Tool Storage

The new Clear Coat Series of tool boxes from Snap-on is an additional top layer that adds depth and a mirror-like gloss over select colors to create a high-gloss look, similar to automotive finishes

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Compli Adds Social Media Management Policies

Compli, provider of HR and compliance management software, announced the addition of social media policies to the Compli platform

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

FreightWatch International Introduces Temperature Sensing Capability

FreightWatch International, a logistics security services provider, now offers real-time temperature monitoring service in conjunction with its suite of cargo monitoring capabilities

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Geofencing Breaks Through Efficiency Barriers

By White Paper courtesy of PeopleNet

Geofencing is a critical component of a mobile communications system, with the power to optimize back-office and driver efficiency, customer service, asset protection and safety

Tags: Information Technology

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

AT&T Offers Management Solutions From Xata, Complete Innovations

AT&T announced the availability of three mobile transportation and dispatch management applications from Complete Innovations and Xata Corp

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Rotary Lift Introduces EFX60 In-Ground Scissor Lift

Rotary Lift introduces the EFX60, a new heavy-duty, in-ground scissor lift

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

CoPilot Live Enterprise Software Development Kit For Android OS



ALK Technologies announced a comprehensive Enterprise Software Developer Kit that allows CoPilot Live and CoPilot Truck navigation software to be integrated into professional mobile solutions running on the Android platform

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

NGVi Produces Online Buyers' Guide for Natural Gas Vehicles

The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute released what it says is the first comprehensive online buyers' guide exclusively for natural gas vehicles

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Prophesy, Teletrac Announce Integration


Prophesy Transportation Solutions and Teletrac have integrated Prophesy Dispatch Series Software and Fleet Director

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Rand McNally IntelliRoute TND Truck GPS Available in Canada

Rand McNally now offers its line of truck GPS devices for sale throughout Canada

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Synthetic-Web Strapping Under Scrutiny

Testing demonstrated that even minor cuts in the sides of the tested straps caused failures at much lower tension than expected.

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

What do you know about the synthetic web strapping you use to secure cargo? What you need to know is that it has a label, tag or stencil showing the manufacturer's name and/or trademark, and the working load limit of the strap in pounds or kilograms. You've got all that? The label even says the strap is DOT approved. You're good to go, right? Guess what? There are no DOT standards for cargo strapping

Tags: Equipment & Technology

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Pegasus TransTech Offers Workflow Library

Pegasus TransTech has introduced the Transflo Workflow Library, a series of software templates for the trucking business that simplify Transflo Workflow 2010 solutions

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

OTC DEF Refractometer

OTC released the 5025 DEF Refractometer, which optically measures the quality of DEF fluid

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

A New Twist on the Brake Board

By Rolf Lockwood, Editor at at Large

A new electronic, portable version of a brake board is aimed at instructors teaching advanced air-brake service technicians in component operation and system diagnostics

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

AAA Cooper Turns to Low- and High-Tech Fuel Economy Strategies

By Tom Nunlist, Associate Editor

AAA Cooper puts a high premium on fuel saving technologies, so is experimenting with a range of fuel saving devices, from side skirts on trailers to aftermarket computer devices, says Terry Clouser, director of maintenance

Tags: Operations & Fuel Economy

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Cardinal Logistics Looks Under Every Rock for Fuel Economy

By Tom Nunlist, Associate Editor

"Managing fuel is really a proxy for how well you manage your overall business," said Vin McLoughlin, chairman of Cardinal Logistics. "But it's not that easy.

Tags: Operations & Fuel Economy

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

C.R. England Employs Bag of Tricks to Improve Fuel Economy

By Tom Nunlist, Associate Editor

"Fuel economy is one of our top priorities," says Chad England, president of C.R. England

Tags: Operations & Fuel Economy

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Freightliner Introduces AMT3 Automated-Manual for M2

Freightliner Trucks introduced its AMT3 automated-manual transmission for Business Class M2 vehicles

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

IPA Introduces Tractor-Trailer Connections Maintenance Tools

Innovative Products of America launched two products designed to reduce guesswork and extend harness life in tractor-trailer maintenance

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Getting Ready for More Volatile Fuel Prices with Fuel Purchasing Strategies

By Guest commentary Ryan Mossman, FuelQuest Fuel Services

Rising and volatile fuel prices are applying significant pressure to commercial fleet operational plans and budgets

Tags: The Bottom Line

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Diesel Fuel Prices Are Falling, But Why?

By Commentary Glen Sokolis, Sokolis Group

&newsIt's hard to believe that fuel prices are falling, especially if your local gas station has not yet crested the hill at the pump. In fact, most of us have yet to see this. This is because most retail locations are taking their time lowering their prices (and your costs)

Tags: The Bottom Line

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Continental Introduces Two New Truck Tires

Continental HDC1

Continental Tire the Americas launched two new medium radial truck tires to complete its suite of products for construction and severe-duty trucking applications, such as coal or waste hauling, logging, and other on/off highway service

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

MAHA USA Introduces Heavy Duty Scissor Lift

MAHA USA announced the addition of the new KAR 250/350 Heavy Duty Scissor Lift to its Heavy Duty Equipment Line

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Schneider Tackles Summer Tire Problems

Excessive heat, road construction, impending safety regulations and other factors created a tire shortage within the trucking industry last summer, sidelining a record number of tractors and trailers

Tags: Tires

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Velvac 2020XG Mirrors Available on F-650 and F-750

Velvac's 2020XG mirrors are now available as a factory option on all 2011 Ford medium-duty F-650 and F-750 trucks

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Dialight Introduces 4"x 6" LED Low Beam Headlamp

Dialight announced the addition of the new LED Low Beam 4"x6" Headlamp to its growing line of SAE/DOT approved LED lighting products for mass transit buses and commercial vehicles

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

PAR Logistics Introduces Dry Van, Flatbed Management Solutions

PAR Logistics Management Systems introduced its new dry van and flatbed trailer management solutions

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Lightweight Kysor On/Off Fan Drives

Over 1-1/2 pounds lighter than the previous model, BorgWarner's new Kysor K30 on/off fan drive features an aluminum housing designed to help boost fuel economy and performance

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

The Risks of Hydrocarbon Refrigerant Blends

When the temperatures warm up, it's a good time to bone up on the dangers associated with hydrocarbon refrigerants being sold as cheap substitutes for R-134a and R-12

Tags: Managing the Shop

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

The Risks of Hydrocarbon Refrigerant Blends

When the temperatures warm up, it's a good time to remind technicians and drivers about the dangers associated with hydrocarbon refrigerants being sold as cheap substitutes for R-134a and R-12

Tags: Under The Hood

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

An Eastern Star?

By Commentary Rolf Lockwood, Editor at Large

Amidst endless chatter about electric power and even fuel cells, the good old internal combustion engine clearly isn't going away any time soon

Tags: Engine Smarts

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Fontaine Modification, Fyda Freightliner Produce Collection Vehicle

A partnership between Fontaine Modification Company, Fyda Freightliner and GSP Marketing has produced a new, flexible refuse collection vehicle

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Umbian Announces Pilot Program for Monitoring Sleep Apnea

Umbian has begun a three-month pilot program for U-Sleep, which can monitor individual drivers who have been diagnosed with and are undergoing treatment for sleep apnea

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Ancra Silverline Elite EPDM Tarp Strap Made in U.S.

Ancra International's new Silverline Elite EPDM Tarp Strap is a high-quality, American-made EPDM product at a competitive price

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Firestone Introduces Fuel Efficient, Long-Wearing Drive Tire

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions Group, a division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, introduced the new Firestone FD695 PLUS drive tire

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Fewer than Half of Fleets Use Fleet-Specific Software for Maintenance

Fewer than 44 percent of fleets maintain their vehicles using software designed for that specific purpose, and one in three still uses paper and pencil or nothing at all, according to a survey by a maintenance software supplier

Tags: Managing the Shop

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Latest McLeod Software Versions Include CSA Analytics

McLeod Software announced the release of LoadMaster and PowerBroker Version 10.2, which help companies collect and manage information from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for the CSA program

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