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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.

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

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