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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

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

SKF Two-Piece Wheel Nut

SKF has teamed with MacLean-Fogg/Metform, the U.S. manufacturer of the Securex two-piece wheel nut, to be the sole aftermarket supplier of the SKF Securex two-piece nut for hub=piloted wheels

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Decisiv Enables Mobile Apps

Decisiv has enabled the application of the Decisiv Service Management Platform on mobile email

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Dealer of the Year Nominees Talk About 2010 Engines

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief

The five nominees for the American Truck Dealers/Heavy Duty Trucking Truck Dealer of the Year report that new engines meeting the 2010 emissions standards so far seem to be causing fewer problems than their 2002/04 and 2007 counterparts, and that support from the manufacturer is significantly improved

Tags: Engine Smarts

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Peterbilt Expands Powertrain Options for Medium-Duty AWD Trucks

Peterbilt is expanding powertrain options, including all wheel drive capabilities with the Paccar PX-8 engine

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Peterbilt Expands LNG Offerings

Peterbilt is expanding its liquefied natural gas platforms

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Peterbilt Launches Luxury Seat

New Peterbilt Premium Seats offer improved ergonomic and comfort features and will be standard on Peterbilt's Model 587

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

EPA-2010 Car Haulers From Freightliner

Freightliner Trucks has delivered 40 Freightliner Business Class M2 car haulers for Diversified Automotive Inc. The trucks feature Detroit Diesel's BlueTec Emissions Technology-equipped DD13 engines meeting 2010 emissions regulations

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Horton Two-Speed Fan Drive Now Available For Western Star

The Horton DriveMasterTwo-Speed Arctis Fan Drive is now available for Western Star 4700, 4800, 4900 and 6900 truck models

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Dorsey LiteGuard 5000 Reefer

Dorsey Trailer, one of the heavy-duty industry's oldest trailer manufacturers, announced the introduction of its wear-resistant LiteGuard 5000 refrigerated trailer at the Mid America Trucking Show

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Trailer Report: Controlling Corrosion

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

What deteriorates on trailers? Almost everything that's not specially built or treated to resist the ravages of road salts, flying grime and everyday weather elements

Tags: Trailers

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Trailer Corrosion

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

What deteriorates on trailers? Almost everything that's not specially built or treated to resist the ravages of road salts, flying grime and everyday weather elements

Tags: Managing the Shop

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

How IT Can Help With Warranty Recovery

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

Probably at least half of the hundreds of thousands of over-10-unit fleets in the U.S. are managed manually - by "white board," yellow note pad, and by Excel spreadsheet - according to one estimate

Tags: Managing the Shop

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Midrange Engine Trends

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

More power from smaller packages. That sums up what's been happening in medium-duty engines in the previous decade, where diesels of modest displacement are making more horsepower and torque than was possible before the advent of electronic controls and advanced combustion methods

Tags: Light & Medium

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Tire Report: Suspensions & Tire Wear

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

The knee-bone connects to the leg-bone. The leg-bone connects to the ankle-bone. The axle-bone connects to the wheel-bone, and the wheel-bone connects to the tire-bone … so the song goes, sort of.

Tags: Tires

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Bendix Diagnostic Unit for Trailers

The Bendix Trailer Remote Diagnostic Unit (TRDU), engineered for use on most trailer ABS systems - including those from Bendix, as well as Wabco and Haldex - helps technicians identify diagnostic trouble codes

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Bendix High-Performance, Extended-Service Drum Brake

Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake introduced a higher-performing version of its Extended Service drum brake (ES Brakes), developed to meet the new federal stopping distance requirements mandated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Mack Launches Dealer Locator App

Customers can use the free Mack Dealer Locator app, available for the iPhone and iPad, to find the nearest dealer based on current location, or by searching an alphabetical list by state or province

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Networkfleet Announces Fuel Card Reporting Capabilities

Networkfleet announced new fuel card reporting capabilities are now available through its wireless fleet management system

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

TransCore's Keypoint Transportation Software

Truck freight brokers and third party logistics providers can now access spot market and contract rates, validate carriers' CSA scores, authority, and insurance certificates, integrate agents' financial statements, and track carriers they've done business with, using TransCore's Keypoint Logistics Software

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

PHH Arval, Pricelock Provide Fuel Price Protection

PHH Arval announced a strategic partnership with Pricelock, an online provider of fuel-price hedging solutions, to provide fuel price protection to its clients

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Davco Shop Pro FXP

The Shop Pro FXP is a shop tool for sweeping diesel fuel tanks to remove water and contaminants, to filter the fuel when transferring to another tank and to prime diesel engines

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.

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