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August 2011, - Feature

How to Secure Commercial Financing: 10 Tips for Smart Borrowers

Dan Clark, president and general manager of GE Capital, Transportation Finance.

By Dan Clark, president and general manager of GE Capital, Transportation Finance

Trucking companies are ready to move beyond merely surviving. They're ready to start growing again, which means they're also ready to resume borrowing

Tags: The Bottom Line

August 2011, - Feature

Sangar to Open Parking Facility in Pharr, Texas

Sangar Cargo Security will open a new high-value parking facility in Pharr, Texas

August 2011, - Feature

New Charge Air Coolers from Alliance

Alliance Truck Parts now offers a charge air cooler product line for most makes and models of Class 6-8 commercial trucks and buses

August 2011, - Feature

ATA Introduces Official National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Gifts

American Trucking Associations released the official line of 2011 National Truck Driver Appreciation Week gifts for professional truck drivers

August 2011, - Feature

Mitchell 1 Adds EPA '10 Engine Repair Information

Mitchell 1 is currently updating its online programs to include diagnostic and repair information for 2010 engines designed to meet new EPA emission standards

August 2011, - Feature

Rand McNally Unveils Game-Changing EOBR

Rand McNally has developed a next-generation in-cab EOBR device that combines award-winning navigation with a robust mobile communication system that sells for less than $800

August 2011, - Feature

Snap-On Introduces Top Chest with 55-Inch Lid

Snap-on's KRA2410 top chest offer 21,000 cubic inches of space, 10 interchangeable drawers and a flip-top lid area

August 2011, - Feature

Powerful Analytics Give Fleets New Advantages in Teletrac's Fleet Director 8.5

Teletrac released Fleet Director 8.5 with a number of features and updates

August 2011, - Feature

GE Capital Fleet Services Launches New Management Tool to Simplify Vehicle Ordering

GE Capital Fleet Services launched a management tool that allows fleet managers and drivers to order vehicles and track orders via the web, tablets, and mobile devices

August 2011, - Feature

TRP Adds Chrome-Plated and Stainless

TRP Super Single Fenders

TRP Aftermarket Parts announced a chrome and stainless line of accessories for image-conscious owners and operators

August 2011, - Feature

Alliance Truck Parts Announces All-Makes Radiator Line

Alliance Truck Parts now offers radiator replacements for all makes of medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses

August 2011, - Feature

Earthlift Wireless Column Lift Self-Regenerates Power

Stertil-Koni, a heavy-duty lift provider, released its new Earthlift Wireless Mobile Column Lift

August 2011, - Feature

9 Ways to Keep Cargo Safe and Secure

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief

Last November, cargo thieves made off with a truckload of pharmaceuticals worth several million dollars

Tags: Safety & Compliance

July 2011, - Feature

Could a New Internet Network Trash Your GPS?

By Tom Nunlist, Associate Editor

Arguments are heating up between Lightsquared, a 4G LTE wireless company, and the GPS industry and user community.

Tags: Information Technology

July 2011, - Feature

Kenworth Offers Low-Weight Slider System

Holland FW17 ILS

Kenworth now offers the Holland Integrated Low-Weight Slider System, which provides an average weight savings of 30 pounds over traditional fifth wheel slider assemblies

July 2011, - Feature

New Firestone FS507 Plus Radial

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions is launching the premium Firestone FS507 Plus steer/all-position radial for fuel efficiency and dependability

July 2011, - Feature

Internet Truckstop Integrates with ALK Technologies' PC*Miler

Internet Truckstop has joined with ALK Technologies to add ALK's PC*Miler mileage software to the list of decision support tools available to members

July 2011, - Feature

Transportation Costing Group Announces Next Generation Product

Transportation Costing Group introduced the next generation of its Cost Information System, CIS/NG

July 2011, - Feature

VETS Gasket from Press-Seal offers Better Seal, Increased Durability

Press-Seal Gasket offers a new gasket for dry van trailer door seals that offers improved sealing and durability

July 2011, - Feature

Michelin On/Off Road Tires

Michelin Americas Truck Tires is introducing two new tires for on/off road applications

July 2011, - Feature

ATRI Updates Online Idling Regulations Compendium

The American Transportation Research Institute has updated the listing of state and local idling regulations found on its website

July 2011, - Feature

Wireless Matrix Releases FleetOutlook 6.3

Wireless Matrix released Version 6.3 of the company's FleetOutlook GPS fleet tracking solution

July 2011, - Feature

Penske Makes Online Truck Rentals Easier with New Mobile Website

Penske Truck Rental introduced a new mobile website that lets consumers make truck rental reservations from a smartphone

July 2011, - Feature

J.J. Keller Enhances CSA Management Suite with Scorecards

J.J. Keller's online CSA Management Suite service now gives subscribers driver and unit scorecards

July 2011, - Feature

Networkfleet Launches Mobile Website for Smartphones

Networkfleet launched a new mobile website that provides anytime, anywhere access to GPS fleet tracking information

July 2011, - Feature

Kinedyne Pro-Grade Tarp Ties

Kinedyne introduced a new line of professional-grade tarp ties

July 2011, - Feature

Semi Truck Source Expands Owner-Operator Financing

Semi Truck Source, a provider of financing for semi trucks and semi truck sales, added new employees and programs that will allow new and seasoned owner-operators to acquire semi trucks nationwide

July 2011, - Feature

Eaton's UltraShift Plus Adds Platforms, Applications

Eaton expanded its UltraShift Plus line of automated transmissions, adding two new vocational platforms, more application approvals within a multipurpose platform and a lower range of torque for its linehaul platform

July 2011, - Feature

Paragon Improves Multi-Frequency Delivery Software

Paragon Software Systems improved the route optimization on its Multi Period Planner

July 2011, - Feature

Prophesy Announces Version 4.2 of Prophesy Transport

Prophesy Transportation Solutions, provider of trucking and logistics software, released of version 4.2 of Prophesy Transport TMS

July 2011, - Feature

Shell Revamps Lubricant Choices

Shell Lubricants is rolling out a redesigned global portfolio of transmission fluids, gearbox oils, mobile hydraulic oils, gear and axle oils, and greases for on- and off-highway vehicles and equipment

July 2011, - Feature

Pegasus TransTech Debuts Scan App for iPhone

Pegasus TransTech has introduced Transflo Now! for iPhone, a mobile scanning solution that speeds document delivery

July 2011, - Feature

Internet Truckstop, Registry Monitoring Insurance Service Provides Insurance Monitoring

Internet Truckstop and Registry Monitoring Insurance Service are teaming up provide tracking and insurance monitoring services to the transportation industry

July 2011, - Feature

Kenworth Transfer Case PTO Option on All-Wheel Drive Medium-Duty Trucks

Kenworth's all-wheel drive Kenworth T270 Class 6 and T370 Class 7 models now can be factory-ordered with a Fabco power take-off option (PTO) on the two-speed transfer case

July 2011, - Feature

NEXIQ Introduces Blue-Point Pocket iQ Diagnostic Tool

The new Blue-Point Pocket iQ is a versatile, handheld diagnostic tool that can be used for all commercial vehicles from light duty to Class 8 trucks

July 2011, - Feature

Arsenault Introduces Instant Recall for Dossier Software

Arsenault Associates announced the development of Instant Recall, a new function of Dossier software that instantly and automatically displays maintenance history information when a new repair order is initiated

July 2011, - Feature

Panasonic Introduces Toughbook H2 Tablet

Panasonic introduced the Toughbook H2, a fully-rugged, ergonomic Windows tablet PC

July 2011, - Feature

Marathon Releases HS20 Premium Brake Linings

Marathon Brake released a new, premium-grade HeatStar20 brake lining, rated for 20,000-pound axle loads

July 2011, - Feature

Facebook Feedback Leads to Two New Wide-Base Singles from Continental

Continental launched two new wide-based single tires following comments and feedback of customers

July 2011, - Feature

CSA and the Maintenance BASIC

By Truckinginfo Staff

Seventy to 75 percent of all CSA points can be traced back to maintenance or unsafe driving violations, says Drew Anderson, director of sales for Vigillo, which provides CSA compliance services

Tags: Maintenance

July 2011, - Feature

Master Fleet Announces Roadside Assistance Program

Master Fleet announced expansion into a nationwide, one-call emergency roadside assistance service for semi-tractors, trailers and straight trucks that is available around the clock, seven days a week

July 2011, - Feature

CAT Scale Introduces Free Android App

Cat Scale released the free locator app for Android smartphones, now available through The Android Marketplace

July 2011, - Feature

Michelin Unveils New Refuse Tire

Michelin Americas Truck Tires introduced a new tire and a new retread size offering for refuse applications

July 2011, - Feature

Eaton Enhances Access to Reman Transmissions

Eaton has increased the availability and coverage of its Reman transmissions through the addition of a new Flex Reman line

July 2011, - Feature

Embracing the Age of the Air Disc Brake

By Commentary Rolf Lockwood, Editor at Large

A while ago I was sitting on a bench in downtown St. Louis with a grande bold coffee in my paw and a reflective mood infusing me with big thoughts. Or maybe just regular-sized thoughts, but definitely about big things

Tags: Brakes

July 2011, - Feature

New Reefer Tech Unveiled at MATS Saves Money

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

Big and tall rigs aren't the only things that hit low overpasses. Medium-duty trucks can hit really low bridges, or at least one of them did in Westwood, Mass

Tags: Trailers

July 2011, - Feature

All You Need to Know About 'B Numbers'

By "Engine Smarts" Tom Berg, Senior Editor

To many customers, reliability and durability are as important as pulling ability. They should look at an engine's "B" rating

Tags: Engine Smarts

July 2011, - Test Drives

Test Drive: Paccar 12.9-Liter MX -- When 13 Liters Are Enough

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

Proof of performance is on the road. So Las Vegas Peterbilt set up a demonstration rig promoting Paccar's 12.9-liter MX

Tags: Test Drive

July 2011, - Feature

When a 13-Liter Diesel Engine is Right for You

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

One of the smartest ways to cut weight and cost out of a new truck is to specify an engine that's smaller than what's always been used. But it's smart only if it works the way the operator wants. Some want million-mile life as well as good pulling power

Tags: Equipment Issues

July 2011, - Feature

HVAC: Environmentally Friendly Refrigerants of the Future

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief

There may be a new refrigerant in your future. This year, the first stage of a European Union ban goes into effect on mobile refrigerants with a global warming potential greater than 150 in new car and light-truck platforms

Tags: Under The Hood


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