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March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Energy Xtreme Provides Rechargeable Power Source for Hydraulic Bucket Trucks

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Energy Xtreme's new U36 Crossover provides emissions-free power to hydraulic lifts for bucket trucks used by municipal power and telecom companies.

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Goodyear Rolls Out FleetHQ Service Locator App

Goodyear's new FleetHQ app for smart phones makes it easier to located Goodyear FleetHQ service centers

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

FleetMind White Paper Offers Tip and Tools to Ensure Waste Fleet Safety

FleetMind Solutions, Inc., has released a white paper called "Waste Fleet Safety: Tips and Tools to Ensure Safe Driving" that discusses strategies for improving waste fleet safety

Tags: Drivers

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Continental Truck Tires Go Mobile with Smartphone App

Continental Tire the Americas, LLC, has introduced its first mobile truck tire dealer locator application

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Counteract Offers Stud Cleaning Brush

New from Counteract is a rotary stud cleaning tool designed to remove rust and dirt from the stud treads and insure proper torque is applied to the wheel nut during installation

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Outsourcing Fuel Management

By Commentary Glen Sokolis, Sokolis Group

&newsIt certainly seems that "outsourcing" is the buzzword these days across most industries. Fleet fuel management is no exception

Tags: The Bottom Line

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

NAFA Releases Narrated Version of Lifecycle Cost Analysis For Fleets

The NAFA Fleet Management Association has produced a narrated learning presentation that explains the intricacies of lifecycle cost analysis

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Aljex Offers Customizable Dispatch Screens for All Transportation Modes

Aljex Software has introduced the industry's first totally customizable dispatch display for brokers, carriers, and 3PLs

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Engine Smarts: A Game-Changer Engine?

By Commentary Rolf Lockwood, Editor at Large

You'll be hearing a lot about the 'OPOC' engine in the next little while, and maybe for a long time to come.

Tags: Engine Smarts

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

UPS Buys 48 LNG Tractors for Southwest Corridor Operations

Cryogenic saddle tank holds enough liquified natural gas to give a UPS tractor a range of 600 miles.

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

United Parcel Service has ordered 48 road tractors that will burn liquified natural gas while pulling trailers up and down Interstate 15 between southern California and northern Utah

Tags: Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

UPS Clearing the Air with New LNG Tractors

UPS has purchased another 48 heavy tractor trucks equipped to run on Liquefied Natural Gas, bolstering its continuing effort to reduce the emissions of its truck fleet while taking a step toward energy security

Tags: Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Grote Introduces CSA Roadside Lighting Repair Kit

Grote Industries has introduced the industry's first advanced, compact, portable Roadside Lighting Repair Kit

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Continental Launches Next Generation Waste-haul Tire

Greater structural stability and enhanced product performance are the hallmarks of Continental Tire the Americas, LLC's latest waste haul truck tire, the HSU2+

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Forecast: A Long Climb Out of Recession but a Busy Couple of Years for Trucking

By Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor

It's going to take many years to rebuild the economy from the Great Recession, but there are positive signs for the near term, and the outlook is good for trucking over the next couple of years, says economist Noel Perry, senior consultant for FTR Associates

Tags: Topics & Trends

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Five W's for Fleet Fuel Buying

By Commentary Glen Sokolis, Sokolis Group

The Department of Energy released diesel fuel pricing data Monday showing diesel fuel prices rising for the 11th straight week, up 2.1 cents to $3.534. That's 77.8 cents higher than this same time last year

Tags: The Bottom Line

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Truck-Lite's Signal-Stat Line Offers White LED Auxiliary Lighting

Truck-Lite has added white LED auxiliary lighting options to the popular Signal-Stat line-up, in the form of round & rectangular work lamps

February 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

ARB Announces Second Year of Grants for Hybrid Trucks and Buses

Air Resources Board has initiated a second year of grants totaling $19 million for hybrid vehicle technology. The Hybrid Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Program will provide vouchers to help California fleets purchase fuel-efficient hybrid trucks

Tags: Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

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

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