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March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Freightliner Offers Aerodynamic Enhancements for the Cascadia

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Freightliner Trucks introduced new aerodynamic enhancements for the Cascadia

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Toyo Tires Adds New Commercial Sizes

Toyo Tire U.S.A. added three new sizes in its line-up of commercial tire products

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Peterbilt Standardizes Front Air-disc Brakes, Adds Speed Control and Extended Day Cabs

By Truckinginfo Staff

LOUISVILLE, KY -- At the Mid-America Trucking Show, Peterbilt announced that air disc brakes will become standard on all Class 8 models. As well, Peterbilt is making electronic engine speed control available on MX engines

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Navistar Lengthens ProStar+ Tractor for New MaxxForce 15 Diesel

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Navistar International's new MaxxForce 15 diesel, first will reside in a longer version of the ProStar+ aerodynamic tractor, the company announced on the eve of the opening of the 2011 Mid-America Trucking Show

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Dometic Closed-Circuit Camera System

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Dometic is unveiling a new line of cameras and monitors for the trucking industry

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Rand McNally IntelliRoute TND GPS Features Traffic

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Rand McNally's IntelliRoute TND line of GPS navigation products for the over-the-road driver now provides two types of traffic - historic and real-time

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Carrier 'APX' Controls Feature 'Distributed Electronics, Better Performance

APX user-interface module has a vivid display screen and easy touch buttons. USB port allows loading software and downloading operating data via memory stick.

LOUISVILLE, KY -- A new control system for transport refrigeration units uses "distributed electronics," placing modules around the unit for better reliability and performance, Carrier Transicold said Wednesday in an announcement at the Mid-America Trucking Show

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Bendix Expands Safety Capability with Wingman Advanced

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems has launched the next generation in collision mitigation technology, Wingman Advanced

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Fleet Innovators

2011 Truck Fleet Innovators - Three Outstanding Trucking Executives

On this page you'll find links to articles about some extraordinary trucking industry leaders, the winners of Heavy Duty Trucking's annual Truck Fleet Innovator awards.

Tags: Fleet Innovators

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Kenworth Offers New Line of Proprietary Seats for Kenworth T700

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Kenworth will offer a new line of proprietary seats exclusively for the Kenworth T700

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Kenworth T660 Regional Hauler Offers Shorter Wheelbases, Less Weight

LOUISVILLE, KY - Kenworth announced a new Kenworth T660 regional hauler configuration with shorter wheelbases, tighter chassis packaging, enhanced maneuverability and weight savings -- all while maintaining the same fuel tank capacity as a T660 with forward chassis fairings

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Allison Unveils New Fuel-Efficient Transmission for Tractors

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Allison Transmission is unveiling what it calls a "radically new transmission design" for tractors during the 2011 Mid-America Trucking Show

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Dometic Portable Air Purifier

Dometic introduced a new portable air purifier that reduces allergens, contaminants and odors from the air inside a truck

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Engine Smarts: Cummins Says Engine Focus Shifting to Fuel Economy

Cummins says it ISX offers 6 percent better fuel economy than its 2009 product.

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Noting that fuel economy will be key to competitiveness among engine makers in the next decade, Cummins says real-world data has confirmed that its EPA-2010 spec ISX15 engine delivers 6 percent fuel economy improvement over its 2009 product. Some customers could see even better results thanks to "significant calibration improvements

Tags: Engine Smarts

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Weather Guard Hi-Side Truck Box

Knaack LLC and Weather Guard Truck Equipment announced redesigned Hi-Side Truck Boxes

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Liquid Wrench Launches New Grease Product Line

Liquid Wrench introduced a new line of eight grease products that will be added to the Liquid Wrench family of specialty lubricants and penetrants

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

TRP Introduces New Alternators

TRP Aftermarket Parts has introduced a line of alternators for all makes of medium-duty to heavy-duty trucks

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Freightliner to Offer Pre-Wire Option for Telogis Telematics

Freightliner Trucks will provide its vocational customers with a Telogis telematics pre-wire option

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Arsenault: Don't Over-Buy on Parts

Many maintenance shops buy more parts than necessary, in effect storing company cash on parts room shelves

Tags: Managing the Shop

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Seats Inc. Next Generation Heritage Series Truck Seats

Seats Inc. is rolling out the Next Generation Heritage Series truck seats, which will debut at the Mid-America Truck Show in Louisville, Ky., this week

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Gordon Trucking Adds 2,000 Freight Wing Aeroflex Side Skirts

Gordon Trucking is set to begin installing 2,000 additional side skirt sets on its trailers that will join the 2,200 plus trailers already using the skirts in the GTI fleet

Tags: Operations & Fuel Economy

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Utility Trailers Includes LED Lighting As Standard Feature

Utility Trailer Manufacturing now uses 100 percent LED lighting on all its refrigerated and dry van trailers as well as tandem and tridem axle flatbeds

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Hendrickson's Steertek NXT Saves Weight, Allows for Multiple Brake Solutions

Hendrickson Truck Suspension Systems announced the Steertek NXT, the next generation its weight-saving Steertek fabricated front steer axle

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Cummins Care Introduced

Cummins launched Cummins Care, an enhanced customer assistance program providing 24/7 response

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Truck-Lite CSA Training Program, Repair Kit

Truck-Lite announced a training program and emergency repair kit aimed at helping truckers comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's new CSA enforcement system

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Mack Trucks Re-enters Medium Heavy-Duty Market

Mack Granite MHD (Medium-Heavy Duty) uses an 8.9-liter Cummins ISL9 for lighter weight and lower cost.

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

Mack Trucks has re-entered the "Baby 8" market with a medium-heavy duty version of its Granite vocational model. The Granite MHD is aimed at municipalities and other customers who don't need a large-bore engine or high gross-weight capabilities

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Retreads: Money Saved is Money Earned

Retreading is a cost-effective hedge against increasing tire raw material costs. (Photo by Jim Park)

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

Still looking for good reasons to embrace retreaded tires? Have you seen the price of oil lately?

Tags: Tires

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

MaxxForce 15 Debuts in PayStar Trucks; WorkStar Sloped Hood, Integrated Mixer Added

MaxxForce 15 diesel is now available in International PayStar 5900, and will reach on-highway models later this year. It combines Cat C15

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

Navistar International's long-awaited 15-liter diesel is in production and available in at least one vocational truck model. Meanwhile, another vocational truck has a new high-visibility hood, and Navistar and its Continental Mixer subsidiary are preparing more integrated products

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Networkfleet Introduces Real-Time Speed Reporting Tool

Networkfleet, a wireless fleet management technology provider, announced the availability of Posted Speed Reporting, which notifies fleet managers when a vehicle is moving faster than legal posted speed limits

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

K-Line Coolant Management Tool

K-Line Industries, a supplier of OEM and dealer special tools, introduced a Coolant Management Tool for fleet maintenance shops and truck maintenance facilities

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Accuride Announces Fabco Steerable Drive Axle Family

Accuride's Fabco division has released its new FSD-23 low-profile steerable drive axle family

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Ford Offers F-Series Truck App Software for Towing

Ford developed an application that walks drivers through the proper trailer connection process

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

The Future of Roadside Inspections

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

You're driving down the road and approaching a truck weigh/inspec­tion station. An amber light blinks on the dash, advising that your driver and vehicle credentials, vehicle condition and trip information are being gathered and transmitted to the inspection station's computers for analysis. A few moments later, the light blinks green.

Tags: Equipment & Technology

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Dual-Fuel Diesel/CNG System Enters Fleet Testing

APG is conducting EPA testing of its dual-fuel system on a Sprinter van, nine Class 8 tractors, and a Ford F450 pickup. (Photo by Deborah Lockridge)

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief

One company thinks it has the answer for truck operators that want to use natural gas but are concerned about range issues: a dual-fuel system that can be retrofitted to existing diesel engines

Tags: Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Why Low Cabovers in a Conventional-Cab Market?

The Mitsubishi Fuso Canter is one of several low-COE trucks coming to North America. (Photo by Tom Berg)

By Commentary Tom Berg, Senior Editor

Why do the Japan-based importers continue trying to sell low cab-over-engine trucks when North America is conventional-cab territory? The short answer is that LCOEs are what they have to sell

Tags: Light & Medium

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Xata Signs Reseller Agreement with SkyBitz

Fleet software and communications provider Xata is now a value-added reseller for SkyBitz, which provides remote-asset management solutions

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Vigillo Offers Affiliate Membership to Motor Carriers

Vigillo, which makes data mining software products that organize fleet safety information in scorecard format, announced its Affiliate Member Program

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Phillips Introduces Battery Status Indicator

The Phillips Battery Status Indicator can be added to monitor the state of power for any battery, particularly liftgate batteries

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

QSI Wireless Mobile Data Terminal Meets EOBR Regulations

Mobile data terminal supplier QSI Corp. released the Treq-M4x mobile data terminal

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Multi Service, Paccar Sales Integration Creates Back-Office Savings

A recent partnership between Multi Service and Paccar Parts led to the development of a new national account billing and payment program that has improved price and invoice accuracy by nearly 50 percent and has improved dealer reimbursement time by as much as 80 days

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

MetaSource Releases EOBR and Content Management Tool

MetaSource, which provides outsourced back office and content management solutions, upgraded its transportation offering

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Parker Chelsea's 891 Series PTO Cuts Installation Time

The new 891 Series PTO from Parker Chelsea is said to make PTO and pump installation simpler and more reliable on oil field exploration and maintenance trucks

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Yokohama Tire to Showcase New Wide Base Single Tires at Mid-America

Yokohama Tire Corporation will spotlight two new tires at the upcoming Mid-America Trucking Show The new tires are the RY407 wide base single trailer tire and the prototype 702 drive tire

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Cat Truck Based on a 'Donor,' But Claims Many Details for Greater Durability, Value

CT660's tall, sculpted nose has stainless steel trim around the grille and over the bumper. They and the metan plastic hood are in several pieces for easy replacement when damaged - examples of design details applied to the Cat Truck.

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

The curtain drew back and for a minute Caterpillar's new vocational truck was obscured by ceremonial smoke during its unveiling on Sunday. But when the smoke cleared, it was apparent that this is no mere badge-engineered model borrowed from Cat's partner, Navistar International

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Freightliner Adds 2 Models to Its SD Line, Aims for Vocational Dominance

Latest severe duty models from Freightliner are (from left) 114SD with setback steer axle, 108SD, also with a SBA, and 114SD with set-forward steer axle, announced in January.

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

Freightliner has added two models to its line of SD (severe duty) trucks, and says it plans to dominate the vocational market as it does on-highway trucking. The trucks were shown over the weekend prior to the opening of ConExpo in Las Vegas

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Dunlop Drive Tire Offers Enhanced Traction, Longer Miles

Dunlop has announced its new SP 464 long-haul drive tire.

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Sangar Cargo Security Inc. Opens New Jersey Location

Sangar Cargo Security has opened a new location at 7373 West Side Avenue, North Bergen, New Jersey. The high security facility in North Bergen is completely fenced and provides 24-hour security staffing

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Penray Diesel Fuel System Cleaner

Penray has added Total Diesel Fuel System Cleaner to its Power Fleet product line. The diesel fuel treatment is formulated to dissolve and disperse asphaltenes and provide a total fuel system cleaning

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Pegasus TransTech Launches Online Document Management & Workflow

Pegasus TransTech has introduced TransFlo Web, an online document management system that can be accessed through any internet-connected computer

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Cobra 5550 Pro Navigation System

Cobra 5550 Pro

Cobra Electronics announced the Cobra 5550 Pro, its new 5-inch navigation unit for professional drivers

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