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April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New LED Warning Lights from Waytek

Waytek, a distributor of electrical supplies, announced new LED warning lights for the transportation industry

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Fear and Fleet Fueling Prices

By Commentary Glen Sokolis, Sokolis Group

Fleet fueling prices are going up. We see it every day at the pump. We feel it in our wallets. But what exactly is driving diesel and gasoline prices higher

Tags: The Bottom Line

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Horton DM Advantage Conversion Kit

Horton introduced the DM Advantage On/Off Conversion Super Kit, which converts a standard DriveMaster On/Off Fan Drive to a DM Advantage On/Off Fan Drive

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

EBE Introduces CSA CarrierBoard

EBE Technologies released CSA CarrierBoard, a new web-based dashboard that allows users to monitor CSA scores for multiple carriers in one comprehensive interface

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Portwell x86-Based Fleet Tracking, Management and Navigation System

American Portwell Technology announced the PCS-8270 x86-computer-based telematics system. The PCS-8270 system provides in-vehicle information in a rugged, compact and flexible format as required for fleet management, navigation and real-time fleet tracking

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

UltraLube 5th Wheel Trailer Grease

Plews & Edelmann, a supplier of automotive and industrial lubricants and equipment, introduced UltraLube 5th Wheel Trailer Grease

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

GE Capital Fuel Price Mapping App

GE Capital Fleet Services has launched a new mobile application, U.S. Fuel Price Mapping, to help drivers and fleet managers reduce fueling costs

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

NTEA Releases Federal Excise Tax Guide

NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry, introduced its Federal Excise Tax Guide, a new publication for the work truck industry

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Fuel Economy Key Theme at Mid-America Show

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief

While there weren't many big new product announcements at this year's Mid-America Trucking Show last week in Louisville, Ky., there was one theme that rang loud and clear through nearly every product introduction and enhancement announced: improved fuel economy, and as part of that, lighter weight

Tags: Operations & Fuel Economy

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Volvo Rolls Out New Powertrain Options, Interior Upgrades

Volvo Trucks North America rolled out powertrain and aerodynamic enhancements, along with interior upgrades designed to help fleets attract and retain drivers

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Meritor Reports on 14X Axles, Stronger Brakes; Develops Single-DriveTandem for 6x2 Tractors

Mockup of Meritor’s concept single-drive tandem includes a 17X drive axle and an adjustable “dead” tag axle. A 6x2 tractor using this setup would weigh about 1,000 pounds less than one with the usual 6x4 twin-screw tandem. (Photo by Tom Berg)

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

LOUISVILLE, KY -- After briefly celebrating the return of the company's name to Meritor, executives of the commercial-truck components manufacturer issued a "report card" on one of its products, the 14X axle assembly

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Polaris Updates Fluid Analysis Software

Fluid analysis provider Polaris Laboratories officially launched Horizon 4, its newest version of its web-based data management software application

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Accuride Accu-Lite Lightweight Aluminum Wheels

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Accuride debuted its Accu-Lite lightweight aluminum wheel line at the Mid-America Trucking Show

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Trail King Hydraulic Detachable Gooseneck

Trail King's Advantage Plus! Series Hydraulic Detachable Gooseneck trailer features a new gooseneck design, as well as a long list of new standard equipment

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Michelin Advantage Extended to Owner-Operators

Initially established for small fleets, Michelin's Advantage Program now includes owner-operators.

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Hino Insight Advanced Telematics

Hino Trucks announced Hino Insight, a comprehensive Web-based location and telematics product

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Hankook Regional Haul Tires

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Hankook Tire introduced two regional haul commercial tires, the AH24 and DH06, at the Mid-America Trucking Sho

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Owner-Operators Gain Michelin Advantage

Owner-operators can now take advantage of consistent tire pricing and access to the Michelin's commercial service network through the Michelin Advantage Program

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

'Nano' Version of TrailerTail Coming This Fall

A compact version of ATDynamics' TrailerTail rear-end aero enhancer will be available this fall for use where legal length limits or physical restraints prevent the use of the full-size model

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Air-Weigh QuickLoad Scales Install Quickly

Air-Weigh has a new low-cost series of on-board scales called QuickLoad that includes trailer and tractor versions priced at $475 and $375, respectively

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Great Dane Shows New Aluminum Flatbed, Redesigned Reefer and Van

Great Dane's new MXP-120 all-aluminum platform trailer trims weight, resists corrosion and reduces maintenance.

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

Great Dane highlighted its design and manufacturing technologies as part of its "We Make" marketing campaign at the Mid-America Trucking Show last week. Its spotlighted trailers have features to enhance payload and durability, the company said

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Hutchens 9700 Series Trailer Suspension

The Hutch 9700 Series of trailer spring suspension systems can be assembled in single, tandem or multi-axle configurations, and mounting heights from 6 inches to 20 or more are easily achieved, says the company

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Mack Emphasizes Fuel Economy with Pinnacle Announcements

New longer side skirts for Pinnacle tractors weigh less and are lower priced than previous side fairings.

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Mack emphasized fuel economy for its Pinnacle highway tractors -- saying it's possible to achieve fuel savings of 12.5 percent -- at the Mid-America Trucking Show, showing refined roof and chassis fairings, along with additional Econodyne ratings for its Mack Power engines and upscale interior trim

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Updates for Mack Granite

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Mack announced some updated to its Granite vocational model at the Mid-America Trucking Show Thursday

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Western Star Announces Enhances Interiors, 34-Inch Sleeper

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Western Star introduced updated interiors and a new 34-inch Stratosphere sleeper

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Aluminum Driveshaft Saves Weight

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Dana has introduced the first aluminum driveshafts for the commercial truck market. The one-piece Spicer Diamond Series driveshaft weighs 40 percent less than traditional two-piece steel driveshafts, has fewer parts, and helps reduce in problems associated with noise, vibration and harshness

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Envirofleet Offers HVAC Units in Three Styles

Envirofleet of Kent, Ohio, now offers three styles of stand-alone HVAC units for truck sleeper cabs for reduced idle time

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Delo Grease ESI Helps Extend Maintenance Intervals

By Truckinginfo Staff

New Delo Grease ESI from Chevron Lubricants is an extended service interval grease designed to help fleets extend their oil drain intervals

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

DTNA Launches Mobile Parts & Service App

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Daimler Trucks North America unveiled TruckerNet, a new mobile application for smartphones

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

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