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August 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Engine Smarts: SuperTurbo Project Could Increase Fuel Economy 5-7%

By Commentary Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

An easily-missed announcement of a joint development program between Cummins and a start-up, VanDyne SuperTurbo, points the way to a future technology that could result in as much as 7 percent fuel savings for heavy trucks

Tags: Engine Smarts

August 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

PeopleNet Redesigns Fleet Manager With End User In Mind

PeopleNet, a provider of Internet-based and integrated onboard computing and mobile communications systems, has redesigned the PeopleNet Fleet Manager, its web-based carrier fleet management system, with the end user in mind

August 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

21st Century Technicians

By Gordon Botts, Guest Columnist

My 15-year-old daughter's life goal, since she was 6 years old, has been to be a pediatrician. This year, she was able to attend a National Youth Leadership Internship in Medicine

Tags: Issues

August 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Fighting Back: Regaining Market Share

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor

In undercarriage components, independents have seen their share drop from 46 percent to 35 percent, while dealers have risen from 32 percent to 43 percent

Tags: Issues, Aftermarket, Distributors

August 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Talking to the Competition

By Editorial Deborah Lockridge, Editor

Bob Nuss has truck parts in his blood. His dad was a truck mechanic in Rockford, Ill., while he was growing up, and eventually became a Mack distributor in 1959

Tags: Business

August 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Wired For Profit: Today's Electrical Systems

A cut here, a splice there: Today's complex electrical systems won't tolerate jury-rigged repair jobs. There are fewer and fewer user-serviceable systems on trucks. (Photo by Jim Park)

By Jim Park, Contributing Editor

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Nowhere better does that expression resonate than with heavy truck electrical systems

Tags: Managing the Shop

August 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Five Tips For High-Tech Communication

Technology can be used to streamline communications and make customers happy. (Photo by W. W. Williams)

By Diana Britton, Managing Editor

Before W.W. Williams adopted a customized version of the Decisiv Service Management Platform, the Detroit Diesel and Allison Transmission distributor would keep repair quotes in an Excel file or on a Post-it note

Tags: Technology

August 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Make Training and Education Pay

By Chuck Udell, Guest Contributor

To be successful in today's heavy-duty aftermarket, you must have a clear competitive edge over your competitors

Tags: Business

August 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

SkyBitz Joins Forces With QinetiQ For New Terrestrial Tracking Solution

SkyBitz has partnered with QinetiQ's GPS-enabled telematics business, a high sensitivity business which delivers tracking solutions in difficult operational environments

August 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

F-150s to Get New V-6, V-8 Engines, 6-speed Automatic Transmissions For 2011

Truck version of Ford’s EcoBoost 3.5-liter double-turbocharged V-6 joins the F-150 lineup for 2011. It and three other new engines will replace current 4.6- and 5.4-liter Triton V-8s by year’s end.

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

Ford's F-150 pickups will soon get an entirely new lineup of V-6 and V-8 gasoline engines that will deliver high power and torque but deliver up to 20 percent better fuel economy than current engines, company executives said on a webcast Wednesday

August 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Safeguard Now Offers Direct Gritting

Safeguard Technology, which provides anti-slip solutions, offers Direct Gritting to prefabricated truck parts, including truck steps, bus ramps, trim assemblies and all vehicle access areas that pose a potential risk for slips and falls

August 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Anti-idling ZzzBox Connects to Reefer

PacWest Global, a Portland, Ore.-based marketing company, is marketing zzzBox, a new auxiliary power unit technology

August 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Ametek's New Universal Instrument Panel

Ametek Vehicular Instruments Systems has added the UIP-S Universal Instrument Panel-Specialized to its UIP family of dashboard displays

August 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Safety Vision, PressurePro and Rice Lake Collaborate

Safety Vision, Advantage PressurePro and Rice Lake Weighing Systems have teamed up to offer an integrated fleet monitoring system

August 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Fleet Innovators

2010 Truck Fleet Innovators on Being a Good Fleet to Drive For

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor, and Diana Britton, Managing Editor

Last month, we introduced you to our 2010 Truck Fleet Innovators. Throughout the year, we'll be sharing their insights on various issues important to the industry. This month, our innovators talk about how they make their companies a good fleet to drive for.

Tags: Fleet Innovators

August 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Heavy Duty Kit Featuring Compact Leak Detection Flashlight

Tracer Products has introduced a special leak detection kit that makes it easy for heavy duty technicians to find all air conditioning and fluid leaks the first time - and avoid costly comebacks

August 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Field Management Co-Location Report For Telogis Fleet

Telogis introduced the newest feature for its Telogis Fleet vehicle management application: the Field Management Co-Location Report. This new report breaks down the daily routine of field supervisors, including time spent at a jobsite, time spent driving, vehicle miles and time spent at other locations

August 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Partnership Brings Trailer Management to PeopleNet

By Diana Britton, Managing Editor

Onboard computing and mobile communications systems provider PeopleNet has partnered with Par Logistics Management Systems to offer Par's suite of trailer management products through an integrated user interface, both in the cab and back office

August 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Paccar Parts Offers TRP All-Makes Replacement Fuel Tanks

Paccar Parts introduced TRP all-makes fuel tanks, offering heavy-duty truck operators and truck fleets a cost-effective alternative to repairing aged or damaged fuel tanks

August 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Premium 2000+ Adds Coverage Options

Used-truck warranty provider Premium 2000+ will offer an emissions component warranty on the diesel particulate filter (DPF) and the exhaust gas recirculating valve (EGR) on all Class 8 diesel engines in heavy duty trucks and tractors.

August 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

PHH Arval Launches PHH FleetSelect

PHH Arval has introduced PHH FleetSelect, the company's new vehicle ordering platform for light-vehicle fleets, in the United States and Canada

August 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

TrailBlade's New Work Shoe For Truckers

The TrailBlade, the newest work shoe from Rocky, incorporates the traditional standards of a work boot, such as slip-resistant outsoles and waterproof construction, with a mesh athletic lining and comfort footbed

August 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Portable Snow Scraper System

Denex announced it's distributing a new "portable" version of the Snow Scraper System in Canada

August 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Giti Unveils New Long Haul Steer Tire

Giti Tire's new long haul steer tire, the GSL213, is now available through Giti Tire dealers

August 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Atlas DEF Dispenser From Gasboy

Gilbarco Veeder-Root has added the new Atlas DEF dispenser to its Gasboy dispenser product line

August 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

PeopleNet Partners With ITS Compliance For Integrated Fuel Tax Reporting

Minneapolis-based PeopleNet has partnered with ITS Compliance to offer an integrated solution. The new partnership will allow fleets to automate their fuel tax reporting

August 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Ford Upgrades Power on New Diesels

Ford Motor Company will be upgrading its 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 turbocharged diesel powering the 2011 Ford F-Series Super Duty to 800 pounds-feet of torque and 400 horsepowe

August 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New SafeTrak Feature For Driver Alertness

Takata Electronics, which provides electronic safety equipment for the automotive and commercial truck industries, has added a new driver alertness feature to its SafeTrak system

August 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

ACS TripPak Products Now Available to TruckersB2B Members

Affiliated Computer Services, a Xerox company, is making its ACS TripPak products and services available through TruckersB2B in a three-year deal

August 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Fleet Fuel: A Look Back and a Glimpse Ahead

By Glen Sokolis, Sokolis Group

What a difference eight years makes in the world of fleet fuel. In May 2002 the average diesel fuel price was $1.30 a gallon and the percentage of that price collected in federal and state fuel taxes was 37 percent

Tags: The Bottom Line

August 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Security Divider Service From Old Dominion

A new security divider service from Old Dominion Freight Line provides an extra layer of protection for customers shipping sensitive cargo

August 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Safety Video Covers Tank Driver Rollover Prevention

The National Tank Truck Carriers and the American Trucking Associations have released a new "Cargo Tank Driver Rollover Prevention Video," designed to help drivers reduce rollover incidents

August 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Trac Intermodal Launches Web-Based Marketplace

Trac Intermodal, formerly known as Seacastle Chassis, has launched Trac Connect, a Web-based marketplace for marine chassis needed on a short- to medium-term basis

August 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Teletrac Integrates With ProMiles' Fuel Tax Reporting

Teletrac, which provides vehicle tracking solutions, has partnered with ProMiles, which provides a software-as-a-service solution for automating fuel tax reporting paperwork

August 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

The SCR Inducement Battle Wages On

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

"Inducement" is a word that is getting much play in the Selective Catalytic Reduction debate right now.

Tags: Engine Smarts

July 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Safety Eyewear Features Protective Foam Edge

Gateway Safety's new StarLite Foam safety eyewear has a soft foam edge to block dirt and debris, while absorbing perspiration in warm indoor and outdoor work environments

July 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Schneider Logistics Service Integrates International, Port Dray Visibility

Schneider Logistics has launched a new Inland Logistics Management service, which synchronizes international and domestic supply chains

July 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Bandag Trailer Tread Promotes Long Life

A new Bandag-brand trailer tread from Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions (BBTS), a division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, is built to promote long tread life with its compounding and straight-rib tread design

July 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

OTC's Newest Pegisys Software With Code-Assist

OTC, an SPX brand, has released the latest Pegisys software for its on-tool repair and diagnostic information suite, including a new Code-Assist Experienced-Based Confirmed Fixes, powered by Identifix

July 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

ArvinMeritor Redesigns Company Website

ArvinMeritor has redesigned its website to include an advanced search engine, new navigation features and additional information about the company

July 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Mahle Clevite Adds to Electronic Catalogs

Mahle Clevite Inc. has added new electronic catalogs for Cummins, Allis-Chalmers and Buda to the heavy-duty section of Launchpad, a portal of eCatalogs

July 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Repair-Connect Customers Get Listing in Truck Repair Yellow Pages

National Roadside Service, a roadside repair and fleet management company, will purchase a listing in Truck Repair Yellow Pages for Mitchell 1's Repair-Connect customers

July 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Penray's High Mileage Oil Treatment Stops Leaks

Penray's new High Mileage Oil Treatment, intended for vehicle over 75,000 miles, can stop leaks due to drying, hardening or shrinking of seals

July 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Sprint's NextMail Now Available on All Devices

Sprint has made its NextMail feature available on all Sprint devices. NextMail allows mobile professionals to instantaneously send a recorded voice message to up to 50 e-mail addresses, or also send the voice message via text message to up to 50 mobile devices and receive a "Listen to" notification

July 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

PC*Miler Integrates With Oracle's Transportation Management

ALK Technologies has integrated its PC*Miler Solutions with Oracle's Transportation Management 6.1

July 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Round Head Ratchet From Snap-on

The new ratchet features a swivel head for a variety of ratcheting positions.

Snap-on Tools has introduced a new 3/8-inch 100-tooth round head ratchet

July 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Black Chrome Finish on H3R Performance Fire Extinguishers

H3R Performance, which makes fire extinguishers for the automotive aftermarket, has added a jet-black finish to its line of HalGuard "clean agent" and MaxOut dry chemical fire extinguisher

July 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Godwin Unveils Hybrid Series of Dump Bodies

Godwin Truck Body has unveiled its new Hybrid Series of dump bodies, ideal for hauling processed materials, sand, gravel, and asphalt

July 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New e-Barrier Wheel Seal From Champ Seals

Champ Seals has introduced the new e-Barrier Wheel Seal, which can be installed by hand, other manufacturer's tools or any other tool that can fit the seal into the hub

July 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Series of Lift Trucks From Yale Materials Handling

Yale Materials Handling Corporation has improved its Veracitor VX truck series with a choice of engine options designed for low fuel consumption, minimal noise and reduced maintenance and operating costs

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