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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

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Multi Service, McLeod to Integrate

Multi Service, which specializes in fuel and aftermarket parts payment programs, and McLeod Software, a software provider for the trucking industry, announced an agreement meant to help streamline fleet data management

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Maxwell Technologies Introduces Ultracapacitor-Based Engine Start Module

Maxwell Technologies introduced a 12-volt ultracapacitor module that ensures reliable engine starting for commercial trucks and other heavy vehicles

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

September Forged Wheels Tire Pressure Monitoring System

September Forged Wheels, a national distributor of commercial truck products, introduced the Sentinel Tire Pressure Monitoring System.

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Dashboard Interface from GPS Insight

GPS Insight released its powerful and configurable, yet simple new GPS fleet tracking dashboard interface

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Weighted Spill Tray

The Weighted Spill Tray from Andax Industries is the latest innovation in portable leak containment products

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

PeopleNet Expands Lane Departure Warning Integration Providers

PeopleNet expanded its Lane Departure Warning integration network with the addition of new partners Takata (which makes SafeTrak) and Mobileye

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Hands-Free Cell Phone Options for Truckers

By Tom Nunlist, Associate Editor

Last December, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration introduced a proposed rulemaking that would prohibit commercial drivers from reaching for, holding or dialing a cell phone while operating a commercial vehicle

Tags: Information Technology

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Utility Bodies: Any Way You Like It

Materials choices and design flexibility allow fleets and contractors to get more utility body for less.

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

There's no such thing as a cookie-cutter utility body anymore.

Tags: Light & Medium

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

The Art and Science of Truck and Engine Diagnostics

By Rolf Lockwood, Editor at Large

Diagnostics took a while to become a high art, though for for a long time it was a human one.

Tags: Under The Hood

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Extend Tire Life: Learn How to Tell When Your Trucks are Killing Your Tires

Irregular wear on trailer tires could be a combination of  pre-existing wear and poor  maintenance of the trailer. (Photo by Jim Park)

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

Thousands of tires are cast prematurely onto scrap piles every month. That's hundreds of thousands of miles of operation fleets give up because their tires die untimely, unnatural and often unnecessary deaths. And the tires themselves are rarely to blame

Tags: Tires

August 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Uneven Wear on Wide-Base Single Tires

Shoulder wear on wide-base singles is a common problem.

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

The wear demons don't discriminate between standard and wide-base single tires. With a few exceptions, the kinds of irregular wear that standard tires exhibit will appear on wide-base singles, too

Tags: Tires

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

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