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June 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

SmartTruck Improves Trailer Aerodynamics System, Adds Distribution

SmartTruck, which makes aerodynamic products for the trucking industry, has introduced the second generation of its UT-6 Trailer UnderTray System

June 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

CSA's Cargo BASIC Demands More from Flatbed and Open Deck Carriers

Carriers want fair and consistent enforcement of regulations that are  understandable and teachable.

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

Open-deck carriers will have a lot on their minds going forward

Tags: Compliance

June 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Hutch 440 Suspension for Dump Applications

Hutch 440 Single Point Suspensions are built to meet the demands of numerous dump trailer hauling needs, such as for construction materials, solid waste, bulk commodities, and other similar types of loads

June 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Federal-Mogul Brushless Fuel Pump

Federal-Mogul developed an electrical brushless diesel fuel pump for on- and off-highway engines to help keep heavy-duty vehicles working longer

June 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Volvo Launching MethaneDiesel Truck in Europe

By Commentary Rolf Lockwood, Editor at Large

Volvo Trucks in Sweden is about to be the first to market a methane-powered truck for long-haul operations in Europe

Tags: Engine Smarts

June 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

ALK Releases PC*Miler 25 with Free Traffic Data

ALK Technologies released the PC*Miler 25 product line, which now includes time-based features and other enhancement

June 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Hegemon Electronics Introduces Multi-Voltage Gateway EOBR Bluetooth Module

Hegemon Electronics has developed a "Plug and Play" device that connects to the J1708 bus and transmits the data from the ECM to an app on a SmartPhone/Tablet so a driver can carry his data with him

June 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Cleaire Verification Extends to Caterpillar ACERT Engines

The California Air Resources Board has approved an extension to the Cleaire LongMile diesel particulate filter verification

June 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Groups Offer Information on Cargo Theft

As we report in the July 2012 issue of Heavy Duty Trucking, cargo theft is on the increase. One way to combat it is by using the resources below

Tags: Safety & Compliance

June 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Landoll Selects Double Coin Tires as Standard

Double Coin Tires and China Manufacturers Alliance is partnering with Landoll Corp. to supply tires for all Landoll trailer models

June 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Western Star Offers Bluetooth-Enabled Radio for Full Product Line

A Bluetooth-enabled radio is now available as an option for Western Star's full product line, including the Western Star 4700, 4800, 4900 and 6900 truck models

June 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Roadranger Automated Transmission Extended Protection Plan Available to Owner-Operators

Roadranger Marketing is now offering its automated transmission extender protection plan to owner-operators in the United States and Canada

June 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Comdata Now Offers Sleep Healthcare Solutions for Truck Drivers

Comdata's new Sleep Apnea Disease Management and Fatigue Prevention Solutions include companywide screenings, nationwide scheduling, single-night testing, immediate diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders, as well as driver compliance reporting

June 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

A Dozen Ways to Drive MPG

By Commentary Rolf Lockwood, Editor at Large

Years ago I won a fuel-economy competition driving 150 easy miles or so along a major highway. And I beat a bunch of pros in the process

Tags: Operations & Fuel Economy

June 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Goodyear Wide-Base Trailer Tires With DuraSeal Flat Protection

Goodyear_G392 SSD

Goodyear introduces G392 SSD drive and G394 SST trailer wide-base tires for long-haul and regional-haul applications

June 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

BorgWarner Offering Visctronic Fan Drives for First Time in North America

A first for Class 8 commercial trucks in North America, BorgWarner Thermal Systems now supplies its electronic Visctronic viscous fan drives as optional equipment for Freightliner Cascadia trucks powered by DD13 and DD15 engines

June 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Western Star Introduces Two New Suspension Options

Western Star has two new suspension options available, a high-capacity air suspension and a an all-wheel-drive vocational suspension

June 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Another company developing fuel-efficient, opposed-piston engine

By "Engine Smarts" Tom Berg, Senior Editor

Earlier this year, we wrote about the OPOC engine from EcoMotors. Since then, we've discovered another opposed-piston engine, from Achates Power in San Diego

Tags: Engine Smarts

June 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Rair Enhances CSA Solution

Rair introduced two enhancements to its CSA solution, with more user control

June 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

HDX Services Develops Electronic 210 Freight Invoice Standard for Heavy Duty Industry

HDX Services, a subsidiary of Datalliance, announced the EDI 210 Freight Invoice standard for the heavy duty industry

June 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Michigan Upping Truck Enforcement Through End of September

Working under a grant from the Michigan Truck Safety Commission, Michigan State Police motor carrier officers will work specialized truck enforcement team operations until September 30

June 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Transportation Spill Emergencies Subject of Free White Paper

A new white paper from Spill Center, a spill support and environmental claims management company, provides a comprehensive look at the regulatory maze surrounding environmental spills and carrier preparedness

June 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

K-Line Tire Runout Gauge

K-Line Industries, a supplier of OEM and dealer special tools, introduced a tire run-out gauge that measures both radial and lateral tire run-out conditions

June 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Amsoil 15W-40 Synthetic Diesel Oil

Amsoil added Amsoil OE 15W-40 to the OE line of synthetic diesel oils

June 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Shell Limited Warranty Offers Engine Protection up to 500,000 Miles

A new limited warranty for heavy duty diesels using Shell Rotella motor oil covers 10 parts for for up to 10 years or 500,000 miles

June 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Telematics Tablet

Mobile Devices is introducing what it calls the first Telematics Tablet

June 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

PCS Software GPS and Mobile Communications App for iPhone

PCS Software has released Mobile XpressTrax for the iPhone

June 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Xata Turnpike for Android

The Xata Turnpike fleet management and compliance solution now supports the Google Android mobile-device operating system across multiple wireless carriers

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

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