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February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Pig Introduces Smaller Pig Mat Rolls

New Pig Corporation has introduced two highly absorbent PIG Mat rolls for soaking up drips, spills and spatters that happen anywhere in the shop

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Peterbilt Offers the MX Engine with the Model 389

Peterbilt Motors Company says the Paccar MX engine is now available on Model 389 trucks

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Noregon Systems Releases a Major Update to JPRO Fleet Diagnostics

Noregon Systems continues to improve and deliver the PC-based diagnostic tool of choice for technicians working on today's complex vehicles

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Decisiv Adds New Information Source

Decisiv, Inc., says its Decisiv Service Management Platform now incorporates labor operations data from MOTOR Information Systems

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

HireRight Introduces HireRight DAC Edition

HireRight has announced availability of its new integrated screening management solution, the HireRight DAC Edition

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Mobile DVIR Delivers Vehicle Inspection Reports Instantly

Mobile DVIR from FleetLine Metrics is a new automated vehicle inspection system that allows drivers to report daily fleet pre-trip/post-trip data electronically in real time from any location from a standard cell phone

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Chevrolet and GMC Offer a Single-Source LPG Option for Cutaway Vans

General Motors embraces an established infrastructure by offering its customers a liquefied petroleum gas option for the 2012 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana cutaway 3500 and 4500 vans

Tags: Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

GM FleetTrac Simplifes and Streamlines Maintenance for Self-Managed Fleets

General Motors unveiled a new system today that will dramatically simplify the vehicle maintenance process for fleets of all sizes and types

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Cole Hersee's Flexmod Electronic Timer for Interior Lighting Saves Batteries

Cole Hersee Company has announced the availability of its new FlexMod 48636 Electronic Timer for interior vehicle lighting

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

NEW HT 250YS 80 Pounds Lighter

Hendrickson's commitment to innovation continues with the April 2011 release of the HT250YS trailer suspension, which is 80 pounds lighter than its popular counterpart, the road-proven HT 250 Y-beam suspension developed exclusively for lowboy applications

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Phillips Industries Assembles Kits With Popular QWIK-FIT Air Fittings

Phillips Industries has put together two new combination kits holding their most popular QWIK-FIT Push-to-Connect Composite Air Fittings

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Webb Severe Duty Announces Direct Replacement Vortex Drums For MAN Transit Axles

Webb Severe Duty has announced that their patented Vortex drums will be offered as direct replacements for all their previous MAN transit axle part numbers

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Comdata Unveils Diesel Exhaust Fluid Reporting and Controls

Comdata Corporation has implemented enhanced reporting and controls for Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) and other alternative fuel types

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Stoops Specialty Trucks Unveils Climate-Controlled Expediter

Stoops Specialty Trucks department of Stoops Freightliner has brought a premium climate-controlled straight truck to the expedited freight market

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

CoPilot Live 9 Comes to Mobile Navigation Platforms

ALK Technologies has unveiled CoPilot Live 9, the company's next generation GPS navigation platform for smartphones and tablet devices

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

GM Offers LPG Option for Cutaway Van Chassis, Begins Fleet Billing and Repair Scheduling Service

General Motors announced it is offering a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) option for its 2012 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana cutaway van chassis. GM also announced a FleetTrac repair-scheduling and invoicing service that will reduce administrative workload for fleet customers

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

QuikQ Rolls Out Fuel Island Manager

QuikQ, the provider of a cardless direct fuel connection between truck stop point-of-sale and motor carrier enterprise systems, has announced its new Fuel Island Manager software

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Fumoto Engineering Offers Instant Oil Analysis for Less than a Dollar per Sample

Fumoto's new "on-site" Instant Oil Analysis Kit offers a fast and cost saving alternative at a fraction of the cost of a conventional oil analysis

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Cummins Announces High Output 6.7L Turbo Diesel

Cummins Inc. has announced the release of its High Output 6.7-liter Turbo Diesel for Ram Heavy Duty pickup trucks. The new high-output rating produces peak torque of 800 lb ft

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Hutchens Introduces New 'Series 10' Slider

The new Series 10 Slider from Hutchens is a lighter-weight, extremely durable subframe developed for dry van and refrigerated trailers combining newer design concepts with lighter materials and Hutchens' advanced welding capabilities

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Dodge Unveils Value-priced Ram Tradesman Pickup Package

Ram Truck today announced a new trim package aimed at one of the pickup truck category's largest traditional customer bases: the Ram Tradesman

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Hino Offers Sneak Peek of New Class 4/5 Diesel and Hybrid COE

The truck pictured above is a working prototype of Hino's new hybrid Class 4 COE used by beverage distributor, Ito En, in Tokyo. You'll have to wait until March to see the newly designed North American cab.

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

While it has not yet been introduced to American and Canadian customers, North American truck writers got a sneak peek and a test drive of Hino's all-new light-duty COE at the company's Hamura truck plant near Tokyo last week. The official launch takes place at the NTEA Work Truck Show Indianapolis on March 8, 2011

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

SmartTruck Adds Two Distributors for UT-6 Trailer Aero System

Trudell Trailers, located in the upper Midwest, and Midlands Carrier Transicold, headquartered in Omaha, Neb. are the two newest distributors of SmartTruck's new UT-6 Trailer UnderTray aerodynamic System

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Laydon Economy Trailer Fairing Offers Fast Fit

Laydon's Hybrid skirt used simple extruded plastic panels, strong and flexible spring struts, and molded mono clamp to attach the devices to trailer crossmembers.

Laydon Composites announced a low-cost trailer skirt that's priced about 40 percent less than its current LCL product and is designed for fast installation to minimize vehicle downtime

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Volvo Introduces Innovative Lightweight Fifth Wheel System

Volvo Trucks in North America now offers a new fifth wheel option, installed directly into a truck's frame. The smaller, lighter design preserves ride and drive quality while weighing up to 100 pounds less than current standard-duty fifth wheel systems

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Mitchell 1's Repair-Connect Now For Class 4-8 Vehicles

Mitchell 1 announced a new release of its online troubleshooting program Repair-Connect that expands the vehicles covered down to Class 4

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Betts Spring, Spraydown USA Offer Joint Hanger-Flap Product

Betts Spring Co., a maker of resilient flap hangers, and Spraydown USA, which offers louver-like anti-spray mudflaps, say they're jointly offering a combined hanger-flap product

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

National 'Red' 37 Series Oil Seal Helps Increase Wheel-End Reliability

Federal-Mogul introduced an innovative National heavy-duty oil seal technology that offers maximum contaminant exclusion for the toughest wheel-end applications

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Dana Introduces Service-Free U-Joints

Service-free, lubed-for-life U-joints are now available on Spicer Life Series (SPL) driveshafts from Dana Holding Corp. The products reduce maintenance costs over a truck's lifetime, and can be ordered on new vehicles or retrofitted to existing Spicer U-joints

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Michelin Commercial Service Network

Michelin Americas Truck Tires is introducing the Michelin Commercial Service Network, a franchise network of commercial tire dealers to provide consistent, high-quality service across the U.S

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Midtronics, Mitsubishi Electric to Debut RFID Technology

Midtronics and Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America announced a collaboration to merge Midtronics' MRFID technology and battery management equipment with Mitsubishi Electric's electrical components to generate complete historical service data for batteries, starters, and alternators

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Integrated Tire Monitoring System from Doran and PeopleNet

Doran Manufacturing entered into a collaborative project with PeopleNet to provide an in-cab integration of tire-pressure monitoring with off-truck communication and fleet management capabilities

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Ridewell Releases Four‐Axle Walking Beam Suspensions

Ridewell released RWB‐QUAD, a new series of rigid walking beam suspensions

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Extensive Customer Research Led to Design of Nissan Vans, Now Entering Production

Nissan Van (NV) comes in three weight-based models with a choice of two roof heights, two trim levels, and two gasoline engines. Chassis layout is front-engine, rear-wheel-drive.

By Truckinginfo Staff

The Nissan Van is new, it's different from what's been available, and it's almost ready to buy. Nissan Commercial Vehicles executives showed off their entry in the cargo van market Feb. 1 in Miami, and said production was officially launched with a Job One ceremony at an expanded plant in Canton, Miss., on Jan. 19

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

PressurePro and International Telematics Corp Announce Integration

International Telematics Corp. and Advantage PressurePro announced they are teaming up to develop integrated TPMS/Telematics solution to fleet markets worldwide

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Company Offers Healthcare Access for Truckers

The Man in White LLC launched an Internet-based "Healthcare Touch Point" for professional truckers, www.TheManInWhite.org.

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Decisiv Now Links Fleets, Service Locations, OEMs Through Handhelds, Call Centers, Web

Decisiv has expanded the unified communications of its Decisiv Service Management Platform. Fleets, service locations, mobile workforce personnel and OEM representatives can now communicate and access details about vehicle service events through call centers and on handheld communications devices

January 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Trucking Rebounds With New Approach Born Out of Economic Necessity

By Guest commentary Lisa H. Harrington

Supply chains today face extraordinary levels of volatility, and companies are scrambling to manage risk that is unprecedented in scope, amplitude, and frequency. In the wake of the U.S. economic meltdown, no segment of the supply chain has remained untouched by volatility and risk

Tags: Topics & Trends

January 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Shell Announces Market Tests of Nitrogen Enriched Diesel

Shell Oil Products U.S. announced a test of Shell Nitrogen Enriched Diesel, extending the company's exclusive "Nitrogen Enriched" advanced cleaning system to diesel

January 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

TRP Introduces New Exhaust Parts Program

TRP Aftermarket Parts announces the availability of a new line of quality exhaust mufflers, pipes and clamps for different configurations and different budgets

January 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Fatigue Study Provides Basis for 34-Hour Restart Proposal

By Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor

The 34-hour restart gives daytime drivers a chance to catch up on their rest, but it does not work as well for night drivers. In fact, it may even be detrimental to driver performance

Tags: Drivers

January 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Rising Fuel Prices Mean You Need A Fleet Fueling Policy

By Commentary Glen Sokolis, Sokolis Group

I was talking to a client earlier this week, and he was telling me his diesel fuel prices were up 23 percent since this time last year

Tags: The Bottom Line

January 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Dana Upgrades Spicer Life Series Driveshafts

With the recent completion of key product improvements to its Spicer Life Series Model 170 universal joint assembly, Dana Holding Corporation has now upgraded the performance and durability features of its entire lineup of SPL heavy-duty universal joints

January 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Daimler Trucks North America Celebrates 1000th Hybrid Electric Vehicle

Daimler Trucks North America is marking the production of its 1,000th hybrid electric vehicle with a celebration at its Mt. Holly, NC plant. The 1,000th vehicle - a Freightliner Business Class M2 106 Hybrid truck, manufactured at the Mt. Holly plant

Tags: Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

January 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Dual-Mode Iridium/GSM Tracking and Communication Device

Blue Sky Network introduced the HawkEye 5300, a dual-mode tracking device leveraging both GSM and Iridium satellite capabilities

January 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Zurich Fleet Intelligence Works With Telematics to Monitor Driver Behavior

Fleet insurer Zurich announced a new program in the U.S. that combines its in-depth understanding of fleet insurance, operations and risk engineering to create Zurich Fleet Intelligence

January 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Titan Live Floor Trailer Adds 2,000 Pounds Capacity

The newest aluminum smoothside hauler from Titan Trailers is a streamlined Walking Floor model designed to reduce weight and increase payloads by up to 2,000 pounds

January 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

ARI Road Safety Observation Reporting Program

ARI, Automotive Resources International, introduced ARI Driver Watch, its new road safety observation reporting program which promotes safer driving

January 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Custom Broken Bolt Kit for ISX

Broken Bolt introduced its custom ISX broken bolt removal kit. The Cummins ISX engine demands a specialized kit to address its unique characteristics and exhaust manifold maintenance procedures

January 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Eaton Launches New Aftermarket Brand, EverTough

Eaton has launched a new brand of drivetrain components, called EverTough, engineered specifically for the aftermarket. Eaton made the announcement this week at the 2011 Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week conference in Las Vegas

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