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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

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Kelly Tires Rolls Out New In-City Applications

Kelly has introduced a new drive tire, designed for exceptional traction in pickup and delivery applications, as well as in specialty applications, such as school bus and metro operations

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Rand McNally Updates MileMaker and IntelliRoute

Rand McNally's MileMaker and IntelliRoute products have been upgraded with advanced routing capabilities and newly available data

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Rand McNally Launches Next Generation of TruckPC

Rand McNally released enhancements to its TruckPC mobile communication system at the Truckload Carriers' Association Annual Convention

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.

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