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December 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

GreenRoad Announces Enhanced Fuel Saving Solution

GreenRoad has added an idling performance solution to its service to help fleets further reduce fuel consumption and vehicle emissions

December 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Trucking License, Permit Registration Available Online

Your Authority Now has launched an online service offering truckers and carriers licensing and permit services, as well as cargo and general liability insurance -- all at one location

December 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Mobile Awareness Offers Color Cameras, Hi-Res Digital Monitors

Mobile Awareness is now offering a high-resolution digital monitor upgrade for all VisionStat Camera Systems

December 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Elite Brake Adds Anti-Corrosive Protection to Remanufactured Brake Shoes

Elite Brake Company has added an cathodic electrostatic coating called DiamondCote to all of its remanufactured brake shoes

December 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Tech Tips Newsletter Available from Phillips Industries

Phillips Industries has launched a monthly newsletter called Qwik Tech Tips

December 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Jasper Targets Inherent Issues with Ford 6-Liter Diesel

Jasper Engines & Transmissions, which makes remanufactured drivetrain products, has made updates to the Ford 6-liter diesel engine targeted to increase the longevity of the engine and customer satisfaction

November 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

4RoadService iPhone App

Online road service directory 4RoadService.com Inc. has rolled out a new iPhone app to help truckers and RVers locate the nearest service providers on the road.

November 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Lead Weights On The Way Out

An estimated 2,000 tons of lead tire weights are lost from vehicles each year

Tags: Tires

November 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Lead Weights On The Way Out

An estimated 2,000 tons of lead tire weights are lost from vehicles each year

Tags: Tires

November 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Test Drive: Peterbilt Model 587 with Paccar MX Make Dynamic Duo

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

You can't argue with the design, engineering, and manufacturing synergies of improving on an existing product

Tags: Test Drive

November 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Cat Scale Releases 11th Series of Super Trucks Collector Cards

Cat Scale Company has released its 11th series of Super Trucks Limited Edition collector cards at Cat Scale locations

November 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Why Diesel Fuel Prices Need Increased Taxes

By Glen Sokolis, Sokolis Group

Please wait a second before being upset at this headline

Tags: The Bottom Line

November 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Know Your Parts

"Parts is parts" was a funny slogan to describe chicken nuggets, but when it comes to vehicle safety, it's no laughing matter

Tags: Managing the Shop

November 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Parts & Service in the New Safety Environment

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

Trucks are probably the most complex vehicles on the highways today. They fairly bristle with electronic controllers, multiplexed wiring, and sensors

Tags: Issues

November 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Reman Today: Remanufacturing Faces New Pressures in a Changing World

By Jim Park, Contributing Editor

Why use new parts when used parts are half the price

Tags: Issues

November 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Western Star Introduces 2nd Reverse Transmission for Heavy-Duty Applications

Western Star announced the availability of the new Allison 4700RDS 2nd reverse transmission for the construction segment

November 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Western Star Unveils 2011 Calendar

Western Star's limited edition 2011 calendar is now available

November 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Electronically Controlled Actuator for Mobile HVAC Applications

Red Dot's actuator is manufactured in Seattle, Wash., and is available as an aftermarket replacement through Red Dot distributors.

Red Dot Corp. has introduced a sealed, microprocessor-controlled rotary actuator for 12- and 24-volt mobile HVAC applications

November 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Verizon, Xata Team up to Offer Turnpike Fleet Management Solution

The Xata Turnpike fleet management and compliance solution is now available to Verizon Wireless enterprise customers

November 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

GT Radial Earns SmartWay Verification on Two Long-haul Tires

The GT669+ is available in the following sizes: 11R22.5, 11R24.5, and 295/75R22.5 sizes.

The GT Radial GSL213 steer tire and GT669+ drive tire from GITI Tire USA have received SmartWay verification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

November 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Studies Show Strict Fleet Cell Phone Policies More Effective Than State Cell Phone Laws

By Truckinginfo.com Staff

A fleet safety study recently released by the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety, suggests that companies that strictly enforce their no-cell-phone policies have a lower crash rate than companies with milder enforcement policies

Tags: Drivers

November 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Clore Automotive 12-Volt Commercial Charger/Starter

New from Clore Automotive is a portable 12-volt commercial jump starter with an onboard air compressor

November 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Pallet Dawg Forklift Bumper Reduces Pallet Damage, Minimizes Waste

A new forklift bumper from BST Technologies mounts on the carriage between the forks and bumps against the center runner on a pallet to minimize pallet damage during handling and cross-docking operations

November 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Firestone Announces New Work-Rite Front Suspension Kits

Several new Work-Rite suspension kits have been developed by Firestone Industrial Products to provide added support to trucks carrying extra weight on the front with equipment like snowplows and winches

November 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Rude Awakening

By Commentary Deborah Lockridge, Editor

A lot of your customers are going to find the new CSA 2010 enforcement regime painful. Helping them avoid that pain is good business

Tags: Issues

November 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Selling Has Nothing To Do With Selling

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor

'People continue to sell as if they were in a quaint Norman Rockwell painting. That no longer works like it used to," said Rich Farrell, president of Tangent Knowledge Systems, during a presentation at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week earlier this year

Tags: Business

November 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

GoClaws Alternative to Chains

GoClaws is an advanced engineered tire traction system for use in mud, sand, snow or ice

November 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Valvoline Expands Fuel Proof Guarantee Program

Valvoline's Fuel Proof Guarantee program has been expanded to include any fleet with an existing telematics provider

November 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Service for Storing Loaded Intermodal Containers, Trailers

Fast Lane Transportation, a provider of intermodal transportation and equipment services throughout California, has launched a new service that offers secure overnight load storage near the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

November 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Vigillo Offers Carrier Analysis Scorecards

Vigillo introduced a 3P Carrier Analysis Scorecard for shippers, brokers and underwriters

November 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Shell Lubricants Revamps Oil Analysis Program

Shell Lubricants has revamped its Shell LubeAnalyst oil analysis program

November 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

PC*MilerFuelTax 16 Automates Fuel and Mileage Tax Tracking

ALK Technologies announced the release of PC*MilerFuelTax 16, a comprehensive system that automates fuel and mileage tax tracking, calculation and reporting

November 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Diesel Fuel Prices Going Up, Fuel Management Needed If You Want Fuel Savings

By Glen Sokolis, Sokolis Group

Diesel fuel prices are going higher, because the Department of Energy told us so last week

Tags: The Bottom Line

November 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Vacuum Truck Features Natural Gas

Freightliner Trucks delivered what it calls the first turnkey natural gas truck upfitted with a vacuum body

Tags: Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

November 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Cobra Offers New Bluetooth Headset

The new Cobra CBTH8 Ultra Light Bluetooth Headset with T5 Sonance Noise Cancellation Technology offers long talk and standby times and light weight

November 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Prophesy Adds ProphesyMaps with Enhanced Mapping to DispatchSeries System

Prophesy's DispatchSeries transportation management system is now available with ProphesyMaps featuring Microsoft's Bing Maps technology

November 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Kalmar Hydraulic Hybrid Terminal Tractor

Cargotec is the first to launch a hydraulic hybrid drive terminal tractor offering improved performance, significant savings in fuel costs and greater reductions in nitrous oxide and particulate matter emissions

November 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Broken Bolt Extraction Kit Goes Nationwide

After proving its utility in specialty markets including the U.S. Military, Broken Bolt now plans to market its bolt extraction kits to truck fleets and others across the country

November 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Engine Smarts: SCR vs. EGR - Curiouser and Curiouser

By Commentary Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

A recent request for help with understanding different emissions technologies to reach the Tier 4 Interim and Final off-highway emissions rules reopened the cooled EGR vs. SCR debate for me

Tags: Engine Smarts

November 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Pocket Truckstop Guide to Include Rest Areas

Road Life Publication's newest edition of the Pocket Truck Stop Guide now includes rest areas

November 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

National Truck Protection Online Inspection Program

National Truck Protection, which provides used truck warranties, has launched an online inspection system it says is an industry first

November 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Waltco Heavy Duty, Level Ride Flipaway Liftgate

Walto Lift Corp. announced a new and improved heavy duty, level ride flipaway HLF liftgate model

November 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

General Introduces Wide Base Tire for Construction, Severe Service

General Truck Tires introduced its first all-position wide base tire for NAFTA, the Grabber OA Wide Base, for the severe service and construction markets, in size 445/65R22.5

November 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Telogis Delivers New Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

Telogis has integrated Advanced Driver Assistance Systems data from Navteq into its Telogis GeoBase geospatial platform

November 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Comtech's IntelliTruck fleet management system

The Intellitruck on-board system consists of a low-profile mobile data computer and a color, touchscreen in-cab unit display.

Comtech launched IntelliTruck, a feature-rich, affordable telecommunications system for fleets

November 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

CITGO OverDrive HD Grease

Citgo says its new synthetic OverDrive HD Grease stays put and provides superior performance to protect engine parts, even under a wide variety of conditions

November 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Citgo Lubricants' Greenway Fleet Optimization Program

Citgo Lubricants announced a new program to optimize fleet performance, both economically and environmentally, called the Citgo HD Greenway program

November 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Enhanced Messaging in TrackerDispatch

Prophesy Transportation Solutions announced the newest enhancements to its TrackerDispatch software

November 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

CVSA Vision: Safety Is More than Enforcement

By Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is best known as the outfit that issues those clearance stickers to trucks that pass a roadside inspection. That has been the alliance's core program since it was founded in 1980

Tags: Topics & Trends

November 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Carrier Alliance Pushing for Congress to Pass EOBR Mandate Next Year

A group of carriers is pushing to make electronic logs mandatory. (Photo courtesy PeopleNet)

By Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor

The group of trucking companies that is pushing legislation to mandate electronic onboard recorders plans to spend the rest of the year gathering allies and building support for passage of the bill next year

Tags: Compliance

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