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April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Compli Enters Trucking Business With Comprehensive HR and Compliance Offering

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief

Compli, a company with a decade of experience providing human resources and compliance management software, has brought its expertise to the trucking industry, where it says it can give small- to mid-size trucking companies a level of control over its employee communications and compliance previously unseen in the industry

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

ATA Releases Latest Edition of American Trucking Trends

American Trucking Associations released the latest edition of its annual statistical compendium, American Trucking Trends 2011, for sale through its commercial arm, ATA Business Solutions

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Arizona Trucking Association Announces Owner-Operator Program

Transtar Insurance Brokers and the Arizona Trucking Association have partnered up to offer more-affordable insurance coverages designed for motor carriers to offer their owner-operators

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Goodyear's FleetHQ Offers New Retread Program

Goodyear FleetHQ's latest service, the Gold Medallion Retread Tire Program, is offering cost-effective, quality retreaded tires for emergency road service nationwide

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Engine Smarts: New directions in aftertreatment

By Commentary Rolf Lockwood, Editor at Large

You may not know that Navistar owns a subsidiary company called PurePower Technologies, formed last year, which has just announced the purchase of the Eaton Corporation's aftertreatment business. And it says the solid-ammonia dosing technology developed by a small Danish compan

Tags: Engine Smarts

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

SKF Lug Locking Device

SKF introduces its lug lock device, a mechanism designed to alert fleet maintenance personnel of a loosened wheel nut before it backs off the stud

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

SKF Two-Piece Wheel Nut

SKF has teamed with MacLean-Fogg/Metform, the U.S. manufacturer of the Securex two-piece wheel nut, to be the sole aftermarket supplier of the SKF Securex two-piece nut for hub=piloted wheels

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Decisiv Enables Mobile Apps

Decisiv has enabled the application of the Decisiv Service Management Platform on mobile email

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Dealer of the Year Nominees Talk About 2010 Engines

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief

The five nominees for the American Truck Dealers/Heavy Duty Trucking Truck Dealer of the Year report that new engines meeting the 2010 emissions standards so far seem to be causing fewer problems than their 2002/04 and 2007 counterparts, and that support from the manufacturer is significantly improved

Tags: Engine Smarts

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Peterbilt Expands Powertrain Options for Medium-Duty AWD Trucks

Peterbilt is expanding powertrain options, including all wheel drive capabilities with the Paccar PX-8 engine

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Peterbilt Expands LNG Offerings

Peterbilt is expanding its liquefied natural gas platforms

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Peterbilt Launches Luxury Seat

New Peterbilt Premium Seats offer improved ergonomic and comfort features and will be standard on Peterbilt's Model 587

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

EPA-2010 Car Haulers From Freightliner

Freightliner Trucks has delivered 40 Freightliner Business Class M2 car haulers for Diversified Automotive Inc. The trucks feature Detroit Diesel's BlueTec Emissions Technology-equipped DD13 engines meeting 2010 emissions regulations

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Horton Two-Speed Fan Drive Now Available For Western Star

The Horton DriveMasterTwo-Speed Arctis Fan Drive is now available for Western Star 4700, 4800, 4900 and 6900 truck models

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Dorsey LiteGuard 5000 Reefer

Dorsey Trailer, one of the heavy-duty industry's oldest trailer manufacturers, announced the introduction of its wear-resistant LiteGuard 5000 refrigerated trailer at the Mid America Trucking Show

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Trailer Report: Controlling Corrosion

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

What deteriorates on trailers? Almost everything that's not specially built or treated to resist the ravages of road salts, flying grime and everyday weather elements

Tags: Trailers

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Trailer Corrosion

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

What deteriorates on trailers? Almost everything that's not specially built or treated to resist the ravages of road salts, flying grime and everyday weather elements

Tags: Managing the Shop

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

How IT Can Help With Warranty Recovery

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

Probably at least half of the hundreds of thousands of over-10-unit fleets in the U.S. are managed manually - by "white board," yellow note pad, and by Excel spreadsheet - according to one estimate

Tags: Managing the Shop

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Midrange Engine Trends

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

More power from smaller packages. That sums up what's been happening in medium-duty engines in the previous decade, where diesels of modest displacement are making more horsepower and torque than was possible before the advent of electronic controls and advanced combustion methods

Tags: Light & Medium

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Tire Report: Suspensions & Tire Wear

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

The knee-bone connects to the leg-bone. The leg-bone connects to the ankle-bone. The axle-bone connects to the wheel-bone, and the wheel-bone connects to the tire-bone … so the song goes, sort of.

Tags: Tires

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Bendix Diagnostic Unit for Trailers

The Bendix Trailer Remote Diagnostic Unit (TRDU), engineered for use on most trailer ABS systems - including those from Bendix, as well as Wabco and Haldex - helps technicians identify diagnostic trouble codes

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Bendix High-Performance, Extended-Service Drum Brake

Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake introduced a higher-performing version of its Extended Service drum brake (ES Brakes), developed to meet the new federal stopping distance requirements mandated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Mack Launches Dealer Locator App

Customers can use the free Mack Dealer Locator app, available for the iPhone and iPad, to find the nearest dealer based on current location, or by searching an alphabetical list by state or province

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Networkfleet Announces Fuel Card Reporting Capabilities

Networkfleet announced new fuel card reporting capabilities are now available through its wireless fleet management system

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

TransCore's Keypoint Transportation Software

Truck freight brokers and third party logistics providers can now access spot market and contract rates, validate carriers' CSA scores, authority, and insurance certificates, integrate agents' financial statements, and track carriers they've done business with, using TransCore's Keypoint Logistics Software

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

PHH Arval, Pricelock Provide Fuel Price Protection

PHH Arval announced a strategic partnership with Pricelock, an online provider of fuel-price hedging solutions, to provide fuel price protection to its clients

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Davco Shop Pro FXP

The Shop Pro FXP is a shop tool for sweeping diesel fuel tanks to remove water and contaminants, to filter the fuel when transferring to another tank and to prime diesel engines

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New LED Warning Lights from Waytek

Waytek, a distributor of electrical supplies, announced new LED warning lights for the transportation industry

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Fear and Fleet Fueling Prices

By Commentary Glen Sokolis, Sokolis Group

Fleet fueling prices are going up. We see it every day at the pump. We feel it in our wallets. But what exactly is driving diesel and gasoline prices higher

Tags: The Bottom Line

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Horton DM Advantage Conversion Kit

Horton introduced the DM Advantage On/Off Conversion Super Kit, which converts a standard DriveMaster On/Off Fan Drive to a DM Advantage On/Off Fan Drive

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

EBE Introduces CSA CarrierBoard

EBE Technologies released CSA CarrierBoard, a new web-based dashboard that allows users to monitor CSA scores for multiple carriers in one comprehensive interface

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Portwell x86-Based Fleet Tracking, Management and Navigation System

American Portwell Technology announced the PCS-8270 x86-computer-based telematics system. The PCS-8270 system provides in-vehicle information in a rugged, compact and flexible format as required for fleet management, navigation and real-time fleet tracking

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

UltraLube 5th Wheel Trailer Grease

Plews & Edelmann, a supplier of automotive and industrial lubricants and equipment, introduced UltraLube 5th Wheel Trailer Grease

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

GE Capital Fuel Price Mapping App

GE Capital Fleet Services has launched a new mobile application, U.S. Fuel Price Mapping, to help drivers and fleet managers reduce fueling costs

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

NTEA Releases Federal Excise Tax Guide

NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry, introduced its Federal Excise Tax Guide, a new publication for the work truck industry

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Fuel Economy Key Theme at Mid-America Show

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief

While there weren't many big new product announcements at this year's Mid-America Trucking Show last week in Louisville, Ky., there was one theme that rang loud and clear through nearly every product introduction and enhancement announced: improved fuel economy, and as part of that, lighter weight

Tags: Operations & Fuel Economy

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Volvo Rolls Out New Powertrain Options, Interior Upgrades

Volvo Trucks North America rolled out powertrain and aerodynamic enhancements, along with interior upgrades designed to help fleets attract and retain drivers

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Meritor Reports on 14X Axles, Stronger Brakes; Develops Single-DriveTandem for 6x2 Tractors

Mockup of Meritor’s concept single-drive tandem includes a 17X drive axle and an adjustable “dead” tag axle. A 6x2 tractor using this setup would weigh about 1,000 pounds less than one with the usual 6x4 twin-screw tandem. (Photo by Tom Berg)

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

LOUISVILLE, KY -- After briefly celebrating the return of the company's name to Meritor, executives of the commercial-truck components manufacturer issued a "report card" on one of its products, the 14X axle assembly

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Polaris Updates Fluid Analysis Software

Fluid analysis provider Polaris Laboratories officially launched Horizon 4, its newest version of its web-based data management software application

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Accuride Accu-Lite Lightweight Aluminum Wheels

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Accuride debuted its Accu-Lite lightweight aluminum wheel line at the Mid-America Trucking Show

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Trail King Hydraulic Detachable Gooseneck

Trail King's Advantage Plus! Series Hydraulic Detachable Gooseneck trailer features a new gooseneck design, as well as a long list of new standard equipment

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Michelin Advantage Extended to Owner-Operators

Initially established for small fleets, Michelin's Advantage Program now includes owner-operators.

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Hino Insight Advanced Telematics

Hino Trucks announced Hino Insight, a comprehensive Web-based location and telematics product

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Hankook Regional Haul Tires

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Hankook Tire introduced two regional haul commercial tires, the AH24 and DH06, at the Mid-America Trucking Sho

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Owner-Operators Gain Michelin Advantage

Owner-operators can now take advantage of consistent tire pricing and access to the Michelin's commercial service network through the Michelin Advantage Program

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

'Nano' Version of TrailerTail Coming This Fall

A compact version of ATDynamics' TrailerTail rear-end aero enhancer will be available this fall for use where legal length limits or physical restraints prevent the use of the full-size model

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Air-Weigh QuickLoad Scales Install Quickly

Air-Weigh has a new low-cost series of on-board scales called QuickLoad that includes trailer and tractor versions priced at $475 and $375, respectively

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Great Dane Shows New Aluminum Flatbed, Redesigned Reefer and Van

Great Dane's new MXP-120 all-aluminum platform trailer trims weight, resists corrosion and reduces maintenance.

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

Great Dane highlighted its design and manufacturing technologies as part of its "We Make" marketing campaign at the Mid-America Trucking Show last week. Its spotlighted trailers have features to enhance payload and durability, the company said

April 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Hutchens 9700 Series Trailer Suspension

The Hutch 9700 Series of trailer spring suspension systems can be assembled in single, tandem or multi-axle configurations, and mounting heights from 6 inches to 20 or more are easily achieved, says the company

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Mack Emphasizes Fuel Economy with Pinnacle Announcements

New longer side skirts for Pinnacle tractors weigh less and are lower priced than previous side fairings.

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Mack emphasized fuel economy for its Pinnacle highway tractors -- saying it's possible to achieve fuel savings of 12.5 percent -- at the Mid-America Trucking Show, showing refined roof and chassis fairings, along with additional Econodyne ratings for its Mack Power engines and upscale interior trim

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