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May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Mack Announces Product Enhancements at Waste Expo

Mack Trucks is rolling out several new product enhancements for the refuse market during Waste Expo 2011 in Dallas this week

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Titan Trailers Introduces Paramax Suspension System

The new-high lift ParaMax Suspension System, now available on all Titan Trailers, offers a more comfortable ride and a longer tire and trailer life for haulers who operate on rough roads and off-road sites

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

SpaceKap Compak Slip-In Utility Body

Truck cap and tonneau cover manufacturer A.R.E. introduced the SpaceKap Compak slip-in utility body as part of its commercial fleet product line

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

ELDs and EOBRs - What's the Difference?

Dave Kraft

By Commentary Dave Kraft, Director, Business Development, Qualcomm Enterprise Services

Part of the fun of technology is getting a new vocabulary of acronyms. The latest for automated driver logs is ELDs - or electronic logging devices. According to some reports, ELDs are not only better than Electronic On-board Recorders (EOBRs), but they cost less. That's progress

Tags: Information Technology

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Goodyear Super Single for Severe-Duty Applications

The G278 MSD replaces Goodyear's G178 Super Single and provides enhanced mileage with a 1-inch larger footprint, deeper tread depth and special compounding

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Compli Inks Two Partnership Agreements

Compli, a provider of on-demand human resource and compliance management software, recently completed partnership agreements with two trucking industry providers

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Nine Must-Dos for a Successful Social Media Strategy

By Kimberly Pupillo, Contributor

The marketing model of simply blasting out company messages and hoping that someone will listen is outdated

Tags: Information Technology

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Radio-CD Player Offers Hands-Free Capability to Answer Cell Phone Calls

TRP Aftermarket Parts has introduced an AM/FM CD player with front-panel auxiliary input jack and matching coaxial speakers that offer operators a crystal-clear, hands-free way to answer calls on their cell phones

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Freightliner Offers Natural Gas Option for Freightliner 114 Severe Duty Trucks

Freightliner Trucks has announced that its new 114 Severe Duty (SD) set-back axle (SBA) truck will be available with natural gas technology. Designed for severe duty segments such as construction and other markets, the new 114SD SBA is a lightweight yet durable truck ideal for heavy-duty vocational applications

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Peterson LED Light Meets California Title 13 Requirements

Peterson's Model 354 Series of LED Mid-Turn Lights meets Title 13 compliance for use on long trailers in the state of California

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Xata Teams up with ZoomSafer to Address Distracted Driving

Xata Corp. announced is integrating and reselling ZoomSafer's software, FleetSafer Mobile and FleetSafer Vision, both of which can be customized to a fleet's specific mobile phone policies

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Window Crimp & Seal Connectors Offer Visibility

Phillips Industries has applied its Clear-Vu and Sta-Dry technologies to new Window Crimp & Seal Connectors, providing optimal visual assurance that wires are sealed and crimped properly and that corrosion build-up is prevented.

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Clore High-Capacity Jump Starter

Clore Automotive introduces the ES6000, a high-capacity 12-volt jump starter from Truck PAC

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Dana Launches Aftermarket Drivetrain Product Line

Dana announced a new line of SVL drivetrain components for the automotive, commercial-vehicle, and off-highway aftermarkets. Designed specifically for older (post-warranty) vehicles, SVL products offer quality replacement parts for vehicles with lower usage cycles

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

TMC reefer task force: Timely trailer repairs important

It's not enough to write the correct specs for trailer insulation values when you order. Proper maintenance and repairs are vital. The Technology & Maintenance Council of ATA has a task force on preserving reefer insulation values

Tags: Trailers

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Baby It's Cold Inside: Spec'ing Reefer Trailers

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

Transport refrigeration units - TRUs - are the main thing separating temperature-controlled trailers from dry freight vans. But insulation is just as important.

Tags: Trailers

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Ready for Reman

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

The average age of a truck in the U.S. fleet is now about 6.7 years. That's about 11 months older than the historical average and the oldest it has ever been, according to ACT data going back to 1979

Tags: Managing the Shop

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Industry Trends Prompting More Fleets to Look at Leasing Equipment

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief

As trucking companies cautiously poke their heads out of their shells after struggling to survive the recession, they're finding higher prices for new equipment

Tags: Topics & Trends

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Government Cracks Down on Distracted Driving; What's a Fleet to Do?

By Guest commentary Christian Schenk, vice president, product marketing, Xata

It's a fact: Fleets with the highest safety performance records also have stringent policies on in-cab cell phone use, according to the recent Strength in Numbers Fleet Benchmarking Study sponsored by the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety

Tags: Equipment & Technology

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Batteries Key to Hybrid and Electric Truck Growth

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

For years, builders of hybrid-electric systems have been saying that prices for lithium ion batteries they need would be coming down, which would make these fuel-saving vehicles more affordable

Tags: Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Charged Up: Battery Advances

By Jim Beach, Contributing Editor

Lead acid batteries - the most common type of battery found in trucking and automotive applications - were developed in the mid-1800s. After more than 160 years, the technology still delivers, because lead acid batteries are relatively inexpensive when compared with other types of batteries

Tags: Under The Hood

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

The Coming Driver Shortage, Part 2: Who Will Be Driving Your Trucks?

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

That trucking is about to experience its worst labor shortage ever should as come no surprise. Our fate was cast years ago, though a few cruel twists have conspired to make it worse than it otherwise would have been.

Tags: Drivers

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Test Drive: TerraStar Ready to Work

International TerraStar is a downsized heavier truck, and looks it, with its big cab nestled onto the low-slung frame.

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

Does the world need another Class 4 and 5 vehicle in a market already crawling with trucks

Tags: Test Drive

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Isuzu, Teletrac Partner on GPS for Isuzu N-Series

Teletrac's Fleet Director has been selected by Isuzu Commercial Truck of America for its 2011 and 2012 model year N-Series customers

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

PG&E: Practicing What They Preach

By Jim Romeo, Contributor

Public utilities are in a precarious position. They must advise customers to be more prudent with their energy consumption; they also must set an example that their business operations are doing the same.

Tags: Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Fleet Innovators

2011 Truck Fleet Innovators - Making Sure It Works

By Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor

All trucking is competitive, but the corner occupied by Cardinal Logistics Management Corp. is particularly tough

Tags: Fleet Innovators

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Fleet Innovators

2011 Truck Fleet Innovators: Practical Trucking, Predictive Modeling

By Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor

C.R. England has always been a company that relies on the practical solution. Back in the 1940s, mechanical refrigeration was new and unreliable, so England cooled its trailers by blowing air across a pile of ice with a belt-driven fan.

Tags: Fleet Innovators

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Fleet Innovators

2011 Truck Fleet Innovators: The Efficient Shop

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief

Sometimes, innovation is in the details. Take Terry Clouser's invention to help technicians save time and effort when checking to make sure all the lights on the front of the truck work: a mirror.

Tags: Fleet Innovators

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Fleet Innovators

Innovators talk about regulations, technology and drivers

Innovators, from left, Clouser, England, Baumann, Burg and Johnson.

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief

At a time when industry analysts are predicting the worst driver shortage trucking has ever seen, thanks in large part due to the unprecedented shifting regulatory environment, some of trucking's most innovative leaders are embracing some of those changes but doing battle on other fronts

Tags: Fleet Innovators

May 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Improved Spicer LMS Hub System

Dana introduced a hub system that offers original-equipment and end-user customers value and complexity savings while improving driveline reliability and maintenance time

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Jacobs Develops High-Power-Density Engine Brake

Jacobs Vehicle Systems, a supplier of heavy-duty diesel engine retarding systems, has developed new engine braking technology

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Hutchens Introduces 9800 Series Trailer Sliders

The Hutch 9800 Series of heavy-duty trailer slider systems can fit a standard 49-inch tandem axle or a widespread axle application

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

FreightCenter, SMC3 Partner on TMS

Freight transportation software developer SMC3 and transportation management system provider FreightCenter.com announced a new technology partnership to produce a more advanced and all-inclusive TMS solution

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

CargoNet iPhone App

CargoNet introduced a new iPhone app to work with the company's anti-theft services

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Willis Power Systems APU

Willis Power Systems introduced a compact APU (auxiliary power unit), the lightweight Willie APU

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

SAF-Holland Updates and Expands CBX Series Trailer Suspension

SAF-Holland announced engineering updates and expanded applications for its CBX Series Suspension System offering for the North American trailer market

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Webb Wheel Products Adds Training Toolbox to Website

Webb Wheel Products added a new Training Toolbox with videos and documents to their website

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

CleanFuel USA, Capacity to Offer Liquid Propane Terminal Truck

CleanFuel USA, a supplier of alternative fuel infrastructure and liquid propane engine systems, announced a partnership with Capacity of Texas to develop and certify the country's first terminal trucks using its liquid propane injection engine on a General Motors 8-liter platform

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Vigillo Introduces PSP Converter

Vigillo introduced a program to convert reports from the new federal Pre-Employment Screening Program into Vigillo CSA Scorecards

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Spicer Tandem Axles

Dana introduced the first of a new family of heavy-duty 40,000-pound tandem drive axles, the new Spicer Pro-40, designed to offer fleets a reliable, lightweight and competitively priced alternative to currently available axles for linehaul, bulk, regional and city delivery vehicles

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Ottawa Special Edition Marks Kalmar Terminal Tractor Milestones

Kalmar Special Edition package marks the production of the company's 50,000th terminal tractor earlier this year. It was part of a 12-unit order from Safeway Foods, a long-time customer, the builder says.

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

Kalmar division of Cargotec offers a Golden Anniversary Special Edition terminal tractor with bright metal trim, LED lights, patriotic decals and polished aluminum wheels. It marks the recent delivery of the 50,000th unit since the company built the first one more than 50 years ago

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Networkfleet Expands GPS Tracking to All Fleet Assets

Networkfleet announced the AT-1400 Asset Tracker, a battery-powered tracking device for fixed and movable assets without a constant source of power

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

ACS Announces New Industry Offerings from Lee TranServices

Affiliated Computer Services is now offering customers solutions from Lee TranServices including fuel tax management and driver qualification data services

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Qualcomm Announces New Workflow, Safety Applications

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief

Qualcomm announced several additions and enhancements to its product lineup at the National Private Truck Council meeting in Cincinnati this week, including vehicle inspection reports, a proof-of-delivery app on a handheld device, Trip Manager for private fleets, and integration with Mobileye technology

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Compli Enters Trucking Business With Comprehensive HR and Compliance Offering

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief

Compli, a company with a decade of experience providing human resources and compliance management software, has brought its expertise to the trucking industry, where it says it can give small- to mid-size trucking companies a level of control over its employee communications and compliance previously unseen in the industry

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

ATA Releases Latest Edition of American Trucking Trends

American Trucking Associations released the latest edition of its annual statistical compendium, American Trucking Trends 2011, for sale through its commercial arm, ATA Business Solutions

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Arizona Trucking Association Announces Owner-Operator Program

Transtar Insurance Brokers and the Arizona Trucking Association have partnered up to offer more-affordable insurance coverages designed for motor carriers to offer their owner-operators

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Goodyear's FleetHQ Offers New Retread Program

Goodyear FleetHQ's latest service, the Gold Medallion Retread Tire Program, is offering cost-effective, quality retreaded tires for emergency road service nationwide

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Engine Smarts: New directions in aftertreatment

By Commentary Rolf Lockwood, Editor at Large

You may not know that Navistar owns a subsidiary company called PurePower Technologies, formed last year, which has just announced the purchase of the Eaton Corporation's aftertreatment business. And it says the solid-ammonia dosing technology developed by a small Danish compan

Tags: Engine Smarts

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

SKF Lug Locking Device

SKF introduces its lug lock device, a mechanism designed to alert fleet maintenance personnel of a loosened wheel nut before it backs off the stud

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