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March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Qualcomm, ALK Release On-Board Navigation System

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ALK's CoPilot Truck on-board, truck-specific GPS navigation solution will be available to Qualcomm customers

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Extol Enterprise Adapter for TMW Systems Software

Extol International, a B2B integration solution provider, has partnered with trucking software provider TMW Systems in development of the Enterprise Adapter for Innovative IES enterprise transportation software

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

ACS Releases Phase 2 of CSAdvantage

Phase 2 of CSAdvantage was released Monday. The latest version of the safety and compliance solution includes enhancements on reporting, driver scoring, carrier alerts and more

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Qualcomm Offers New Cost-Effective Solution for Fleets of All Sizes

Qualcomm announced the Mobile Computing Platform 50 (MCP50), which is designed to help transportation companies manage fleet safety and regulatory compliance proactively and cost effectively

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Making Tires Last

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

How much are you willing to invest to make your tires last longer? There is no shortage of tools or strategies available to help prolong tire life, and thereby reduce tire costs, but are they worth the effort and expense

Tags: Tires

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Rotary Lift Goes Wireless

Wireless Mach 4 can raise a vehicle 70 inches in just 78 seconds.

Rotary Lift's new Wireless Mach 4 mobile column lift does away with cords and cables, making set up and operation of the lift simpler and safer

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Supreme's Aero Body Takes the Wind Out of the Equation

Aero Body can improve fuel economy by up to 30 percent compared to similar vehicles, Supreme says.

The new Aero Body from Supreme takes medium-duty fuel efficiency to a new level. Shaped like no other truck body on the road, it offers a streamlined appearance and proven reliability

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Noregon Systems Updates JPRO Fleet Diagnostics

Continuing to improve its PC-based diagnostic tool for technicians, Noregon Systems has released JPRO Fleet Diagnostics v5.0 for technicians working on heavy duty trucks

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Latest Iteration of IntelliRoute TND Adds Real-Time Traffic, Virtual Dashboard

Driven by upgraded technology and feedback from long-haul truck drivers, Rand McNally has launched two new truck-specific GPS units: the 5-inch IntelliRoute TND 510, and the large, high-definition 7-inch IntelliRoute TND 710

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Carrier Transicold FuelCheck Ultrasonic Monitoring Option

Carrier Transicold's new FuelCheck ultrasonic monitoring option for Vector and X2 Series trailer refrigeration units is designed to help reduce operating costs and protect the integrity of the cold chain by alerting drivers when low-fuel situations could lead to a system shutdown

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Freightliner Unveils Severe-Duty Plow

Freightliner Trucks introduced its 114 Severe Duty (SD) platform equipped with a 14.5-foot elliptical dump body, 10-foot front plow and belly scraper at the 2011 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis this week

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Hino Brings COE Back to North America, Unveils First U.S. Diesel-Electric Class 4-5 Hybrid

Dealers will begin taking orders for Hino's new diesel models in May with first trucks arriving on dealer lots in August of 2011.

Hino Trucks has boldly reintroduced cab-over engine trucks to its North American line up with new Class 4 and Class 5 models, along with a groundbreaking hybrid diesel-electric drive system

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Weather Guard Offers Two New On-board Storage Systems

Knaack and Weather Guard Truck Equipment have announced a re-designed Hi-Side truck box and a customized van storage system for the new Nissan NV Commercial Van

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Utilimaster, Isuzu Design Lightweight, Fuel-efficient Walk-In Van

Reach combines a lightweight, aero-designed Utilimaster body with a fuel-efficient Isuzu diesel chassis. Empty weight is about 8,000 pounds and payload is 4,500 pounds.

The Reach, an integrated, lightweight walk-in van on a small-displacement diesel chassis, was unveiled Tuesday by Utilimaster Inc. and Isuzu Commercial Truck of America,

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

TerraStar Now Has 4x4 Option

TerraStar 4x4 uses Dana front-driving axle and Magna transfer case. Nose, cab and chassis sit 5.7 inches higher than a 4x2 model. (Photo by Tom Berg)

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

Navistar International's TerraStar Class 4-5 truck, introduced a year ago with real-wheel-drive only, is now available as a 4x4

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Fuso Brings Canter Name, Advanced LCO Trucks to America

Fuso Canter LCOs include four 4x2 models and a unique 4x4. A new 3-liter 4-cylinder diesel is mated to a dual-clutch 6-speed automated mechanical transmission. (Photo by Tom Berg)

Canter - a name long used by Mitsubishi Fuso for its Class 3, 4 and 5 low-cabover-engine trucks overseas - has come to North America with an extensively redesigned chassis, cab and fuel-efficient diesel.

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

ConMet Introduces Next-Generation PreSet Hub Assembly

Consolidated Metco has introduced the PreSet Plus, building on the 16-year success of its PreSet hub assembly

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Ram Truck Unveils Cargo Van

The New Ram C/V at The Work Truck Show. (Photo by Tom Berg)

Ram Truck unveiled the new Ram C/V cargo van at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis Tuesday

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Propane System for Ford V-10s Offered by Roush

Propane conversion for the V-10 engine in Ford's F-450 and 550 can save more than $22,000 over the truck's lifetime, Roush says.

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

Roush Clean Tech has added a propane injection system for the V-10 engine used in Ford's F-450 and F-550 cab-chassis. It joins five other propane products for Ford F- and E-series trucks that come standard with V-8 and V-10 gasoline engines

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

BAF Technologies Launches Bi-Fuel Ford Vans, Pick-Ups

BAF Technologies, a subsidiary of Clean Energy Fuels, has expanded its compressed natural gas product line to include Ford vehicles equipped with the BAF bi-fuel CNG system.

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Cobra Electronics New 29 LX LCD CB Radio

Cobra 29 LX LCD CB Radio

Cobra Electronics is unveiling the new 29 LX CB Radio at the Mid-America Trucking Show, March 31 through April 2 at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center in Louisville.

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Ford Showcases Alternative Fuel Medium-Duty Vehicles, Adds V10 Gasoline Power to F-650.

Ford's popular F-650 cab and chassis will soon be available with a 6.8-liter, 3-valve, V-10 rated at 362 horsepower with 457 lb ft of torque.

Ford Motor Company is expanding its line of fuel efficient, low-GHG commercial vehicles and says by 2012, half of its commercial portfolio will be capable of running on alternative fuels

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Western Star 4700 Series Aimed at Vocational, Municipal Customers

Western Star's premium Baby 8 trucks will come with axle-forward and axle-back settings, and with midrange and large-bore diesels. Production in Portland is set for late this year.  (Photos by Jim Park)

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

Western Star has launched a series of heavy-duty trucks aimed at vocational and municipal customers who want a midrange-size powertrain and its somewhat lower cost. The trucks, sometimes called Baby 8s in the industry, will be offered with the Cummins ISC and ISL, and with Detroit Diesel's DD13

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Volvo Autohauler Features Low Cab Height, 2010 Engine

Volvo Trucks in North America introduces a new truck exclusively for the automobile transport business, the Volvo Autohauler (VAH). The VAH was developed to maximize freight capacity while bringing efficiency, safety and comfort

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Kenworth To Offer Hendrickson Primaax EX Rear Air Suspension

Kenworth will offer the Hendrickson Primaax EX rear air suspension for the Kenworth T270 and T370 front-drive-axle-equipped medium-duty models

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Phillips Industries Introduces New Shut-Off Gladhands

Phillips Industries introduced additional Shut-Off Gladhands for double trailers.

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Internet Truckstop Launches ITEX Load Board Instant Messenger

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Internet Truckstop, an Internet-based load board in the transportation industry, launched ITEX, an instant messaging system for Internet Truckstop members.

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Cole Hersee Announces Interior Lighting Timer

Cole Hersee announced its new FlexMod 48636 Electronic Timer for interior vehicle lighting

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Tracerline Leakfinder

TP-8648 LeakFinder

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Tracer Products introduced a leak detection kit that helps find wind and water leaks around windows, doors and other areas.

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

ITS Financial Services, LLC Offers New Freight Broker Bonds In Partnership

ITS Financial Services LLC announces the addition of a high-quality surety bond as part of its Diamond Broker program. The new broker bonds were made through a partnership with McGriff, Seibels & Williams Inc. and Roanoke Trade Services Inc

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Hella Power Beam 2000 LED Work Lamp

Hella Power 2000 LED Work Lamp

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Automotive lighting and electronics supplier Hella released its new Hella Power Beam 2000 LED Work Lamp. This powerful new work lamp provides 2,200 lumens of lighting output while using only 43W of power

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Have Maintenance Expertise, Will Travel

Some of the most well-known members of ATA's Technology and Maintenance Council have become limited-time executives, spreading their expertise over a number of smaller truck fleets as they spend time with each client to help them get the most out of their maintenance operations

Tags: Managing the Shop

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

One-Way Introduces Ultimate Flatbed Organizer

The UFO  cab protector designed to make maximum use of the clear space behind the cab.

New from One Way Transport Products is the UFO -- the Ultimate Flatbed Organizer

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Energy Xtreme Provides Rechargeable Power Source for Hydraulic Bucket Trucks

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Energy Xtreme's new U36 Crossover provides emissions-free power to hydraulic lifts for bucket trucks used by municipal power and telecom companies.

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Goodyear Rolls Out FleetHQ Service Locator App

Goodyear's new FleetHQ app for smart phones makes it easier to located Goodyear FleetHQ service centers

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

FleetMind White Paper Offers Tip and Tools to Ensure Waste Fleet Safety

FleetMind Solutions, Inc., has released a white paper called "Waste Fleet Safety: Tips and Tools to Ensure Safe Driving" that discusses strategies for improving waste fleet safety

Tags: Drivers

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Continental Truck Tires Go Mobile with Smartphone App

Continental Tire the Americas, LLC, has introduced its first mobile truck tire dealer locator application

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Counteract Offers Stud Cleaning Brush

New from Counteract is a rotary stud cleaning tool designed to remove rust and dirt from the stud treads and insure proper torque is applied to the wheel nut during installation

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Outsourcing Fuel Management

By Commentary Glen Sokolis, Sokolis Group

&newsIt certainly seems that "outsourcing" is the buzzword these days across most industries. Fleet fuel management is no exception

Tags: The Bottom Line

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

NAFA Releases Narrated Version of Lifecycle Cost Analysis For Fleets

The NAFA Fleet Management Association has produced a narrated learning presentation that explains the intricacies of lifecycle cost analysis

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Aljex Offers Customizable Dispatch Screens for All Transportation Modes

Aljex Software has introduced the industry's first totally customizable dispatch display for brokers, carriers, and 3PLs

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Engine Smarts: A Game-Changer Engine?

By Commentary Rolf Lockwood, Editor at Large

You'll be hearing a lot about the 'OPOC' engine in the next little while, and maybe for a long time to come.

Tags: Engine Smarts

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

UPS Buys 48 LNG Tractors for Southwest Corridor Operations

Cryogenic saddle tank holds enough liquified natural gas to give a UPS tractor a range of 600 miles.

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

United Parcel Service has ordered 48 road tractors that will burn liquified natural gas while pulling trailers up and down Interstate 15 between southern California and northern Utah

Tags: Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

UPS Clearing the Air with New LNG Tractors

UPS has purchased another 48 heavy tractor trucks equipped to run on Liquefied Natural Gas, bolstering its continuing effort to reduce the emissions of its truck fleet while taking a step toward energy security

Tags: Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Grote Introduces CSA Roadside Lighting Repair Kit

Grote Industries has introduced the industry's first advanced, compact, portable Roadside Lighting Repair Kit

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Continental Launches Next Generation Waste-haul Tire

Greater structural stability and enhanced product performance are the hallmarks of Continental Tire the Americas, LLC's latest waste haul truck tire, the HSU2+

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Forecast: A Long Climb Out of Recession but a Busy Couple of Years for Trucking

By Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor

It's going to take many years to rebuild the economy from the Great Recession, but there are positive signs for the near term, and the outlook is good for trucking over the next couple of years, says economist Noel Perry, senior consultant for FTR Associates

Tags: Topics & Trends

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Five W's for Fleet Fuel Buying

By Commentary Glen Sokolis, Sokolis Group

The Department of Energy released diesel fuel pricing data Monday showing diesel fuel prices rising for the 11th straight week, up 2.1 cents to $3.534. That's 77.8 cents higher than this same time last year

Tags: The Bottom Line

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Truck-Lite's Signal-Stat Line Offers White LED Auxiliary Lighting

Truck-Lite has added white LED auxiliary lighting options to the popular Signal-Stat line-up, in the form of round & rectangular work lamps

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

ARB Announces Second Year of Grants for Hybrid Trucks and Buses

Air Resources Board has initiated a second year of grants totaling $19 million for hybrid vehicle technology. The Hybrid Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Program will provide vouchers to help California fleets purchase fuel-efficient hybrid trucks

Tags: Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

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