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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

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Updates for Mack Granite

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Mack announced some updated to its Granite vocational model at the Mid-America Trucking Show Thursday

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Western Star Announces Enhances Interiors, 34-Inch Sleeper

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Western Star introduced updated interiors and a new 34-inch Stratosphere sleeper

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Aluminum Driveshaft Saves Weight

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Dana has introduced the first aluminum driveshafts for the commercial truck market. The one-piece Spicer Diamond Series driveshaft weighs 40 percent less than traditional two-piece steel driveshafts, has fewer parts, and helps reduce in problems associated with noise, vibration and harshness

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Envirofleet Offers HVAC Units in Three Styles

Envirofleet of Kent, Ohio, now offers three styles of stand-alone HVAC units for truck sleeper cabs for reduced idle time

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Delo Grease ESI Helps Extend Maintenance Intervals

By Truckinginfo Staff

New Delo Grease ESI from Chevron Lubricants is an extended service interval grease designed to help fleets extend their oil drain intervals

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

DTNA Launches Mobile Parts & Service App

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Daimler Trucks North America unveiled TruckerNet, a new mobile application for smartphones

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Freightliner Offers Aerodynamic Enhancements for the Cascadia

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Freightliner Trucks introduced new aerodynamic enhancements for the Cascadia

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Toyo Tires Adds New Commercial Sizes

Toyo Tire U.S.A. added three new sizes in its line-up of commercial tire products

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Peterbilt Standardizes Front Air-disc Brakes, Adds Speed Control and Extended Day Cabs

By Truckinginfo Staff

LOUISVILLE, KY -- At the Mid-America Trucking Show, Peterbilt announced that air disc brakes will become standard on all Class 8 models. As well, Peterbilt is making electronic engine speed control available on MX engines

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Navistar Lengthens ProStar+ Tractor for New MaxxForce 15 Diesel

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Navistar International's new MaxxForce 15 diesel, first will reside in a longer version of the ProStar+ aerodynamic tractor, the company announced on the eve of the opening of the 2011 Mid-America Trucking Show

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Dometic Closed-Circuit Camera System

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Dometic is unveiling a new line of cameras and monitors for the trucking industry

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Rand McNally IntelliRoute TND GPS Features Traffic

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Rand McNally's IntelliRoute TND line of GPS navigation products for the over-the-road driver now provides two types of traffic - historic and real-time

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Carrier 'APX' Controls Feature 'Distributed Electronics, Better Performance

APX user-interface module has a vivid display screen and easy touch buttons. USB port allows loading software and downloading operating data via memory stick.

LOUISVILLE, KY -- A new control system for transport refrigeration units uses "distributed electronics," placing modules around the unit for better reliability and performance, Carrier Transicold said Wednesday in an announcement at the Mid-America Trucking Show

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Bendix Expands Safety Capability with Wingman Advanced

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems has launched the next generation in collision mitigation technology, Wingman Advanced

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Fleet Innovators

2011 Truck Fleet Innovators - Three Outstanding Trucking Executives

On this page you'll find links to articles about some extraordinary trucking industry leaders, the winners of Heavy Duty Trucking's annual Truck Fleet Innovator awards.

Tags: Fleet Innovators

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Kenworth Offers New Line of Proprietary Seats for Kenworth T700

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Kenworth will offer a new line of proprietary seats exclusively for the Kenworth T700

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Kenworth T660 Regional Hauler Offers Shorter Wheelbases, Less Weight

LOUISVILLE, KY - Kenworth announced a new Kenworth T660 regional hauler configuration with shorter wheelbases, tighter chassis packaging, enhanced maneuverability and weight savings -- all while maintaining the same fuel tank capacity as a T660 with forward chassis fairings

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Allison Unveils New Fuel-Efficient Transmission for Tractors

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Allison Transmission is unveiling what it calls a "radically new transmission design" for tractors during the 2011 Mid-America Trucking Show

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Dometic Portable Air Purifier

Dometic introduced a new portable air purifier that reduces allergens, contaminants and odors from the air inside a truck

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Engine Smarts: Cummins Says Engine Focus Shifting to Fuel Economy

Cummins says it ISX offers 6 percent better fuel economy than its 2009 product.

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Noting that fuel economy will be key to competitiveness among engine makers in the next decade, Cummins says real-world data has confirmed that its EPA-2010 spec ISX15 engine delivers 6 percent fuel economy improvement over its 2009 product. Some customers could see even better results thanks to "significant calibration improvements

Tags: Engine Smarts

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Weather Guard Hi-Side Truck Box

Knaack LLC and Weather Guard Truck Equipment announced redesigned Hi-Side Truck Boxes

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Liquid Wrench Launches New Grease Product Line

Liquid Wrench introduced a new line of eight grease products that will be added to the Liquid Wrench family of specialty lubricants and penetrants

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

TRP Introduces New Alternators

TRP Aftermarket Parts has introduced a line of alternators for all makes of medium-duty to heavy-duty trucks

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Freightliner to Offer Pre-Wire Option for Telogis Telematics

Freightliner Trucks will provide its vocational customers with a Telogis telematics pre-wire option

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Arsenault: Don't Over-Buy on Parts

Many maintenance shops buy more parts than necessary, in effect storing company cash on parts room shelves

Tags: Managing the Shop

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Seats Inc. Next Generation Heritage Series Truck Seats

Seats Inc. is rolling out the Next Generation Heritage Series truck seats, which will debut at the Mid-America Truck Show in Louisville, Ky., this week

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Gordon Trucking Adds 2,000 Freight Wing Aeroflex Side Skirts

Gordon Trucking is set to begin installing 2,000 additional side skirt sets on its trailers that will join the 2,200 plus trailers already using the skirts in the GTI fleet

Tags: Operations & Fuel Economy

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Utility Trailers Includes LED Lighting As Standard Feature

Utility Trailer Manufacturing now uses 100 percent LED lighting on all its refrigerated and dry van trailers as well as tandem and tridem axle flatbeds

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Hendrickson's Steertek NXT Saves Weight, Allows for Multiple Brake Solutions

Hendrickson Truck Suspension Systems announced the Steertek NXT, the next generation its weight-saving Steertek fabricated front steer axle

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Cummins Care Introduced

Cummins launched Cummins Care, an enhanced customer assistance program providing 24/7 response

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Truck-Lite CSA Training Program, Repair Kit

Truck-Lite announced a training program and emergency repair kit aimed at helping truckers comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's new CSA enforcement system

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Mack Trucks Re-enters Medium Heavy-Duty Market

Mack Granite MHD (Medium-Heavy Duty) uses an 8.9-liter Cummins ISL9 for lighter weight and lower cost.

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

Mack Trucks has re-entered the "Baby 8" market with a medium-heavy duty version of its Granite vocational model. The Granite MHD is aimed at municipalities and other customers who don't need a large-bore engine or high gross-weight capabilities

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Retreads: Money Saved is Money Earned

Retreading is a cost-effective hedge against increasing tire raw material costs. (Photo by Jim Park)

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

Still looking for good reasons to embrace retreaded tires? Have you seen the price of oil lately?

Tags: Tires

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

MaxxForce 15 Debuts in PayStar Trucks; WorkStar Sloped Hood, Integrated Mixer Added

MaxxForce 15 diesel is now available in International PayStar 5900, and will reach on-highway models later this year. It combines Cat C15

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

Navistar International's long-awaited 15-liter diesel is in production and available in at least one vocational truck model. Meanwhile, another vocational truck has a new high-visibility hood, and Navistar and its Continental Mixer subsidiary are preparing more integrated products

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Networkfleet Introduces Real-Time Speed Reporting Tool

Networkfleet, a wireless fleet management technology provider, announced the availability of Posted Speed Reporting, which notifies fleet managers when a vehicle is moving faster than legal posted speed limits

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

K-Line Coolant Management Tool

K-Line Industries, a supplier of OEM and dealer special tools, introduced a Coolant Management Tool for fleet maintenance shops and truck maintenance facilities

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Accuride Announces Fabco Steerable Drive Axle Family

Accuride's Fabco division has released its new FSD-23 low-profile steerable drive axle family

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Ford Offers F-Series Truck App Software for Towing

Ford developed an application that walks drivers through the proper trailer connection process

March 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

The Future of Roadside Inspections

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

You're driving down the road and approaching a truck weigh/inspec­tion station. An amber light blinks on the dash, advising that your driver and vehicle credentials, vehicle condition and trip information are being gathered and transmitted to the inspection station's computers for analysis. A few moments later, the light blinks green.

Tags: Equipment & Technology

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

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