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June 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Watlow's New Thermocouple Exhaust Gas Temperature Sensor

Watlow, which designs and manufactures electric heaters, controllers and temperature sensors, has unveiled its ExactSense thermocouple for high temperature exhaust gas temperature sensing

June 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Thermo King's New Hybrid Electric Truck Refrigeration System

Thermo King has introduced a new hybrid electric-powered truck refrigeration system. A prototype of the system is being tested by Dean Foods, dairy processor and owner of one of the largest refrigerated direct-store delivery distribution networks

June 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Device For Diagnosing Light Problems

Washington-based A-1 Truck Repair has launched its new A-1 Quick Check to help diagnose light problems without having to remove the junction box cover and testing wires

June 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Meritor Wabco Air Disc Brake Available on Meritor Trailer Suspensions

Meritor Wabco Vehicle Control Systems has made its single piston Pan 22 Series air disc brake available on three Meritor trailer suspensions

June 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

First Impressions of New Kenworth T700

(Photo by STF)

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

Last week's ride 'n drive at the Mount Vernon, Wash., Paccar Tech Center was set up to experience over a day both the new Kenworth T700 and the Paccar MX along with other Kenworth models and optional Cummins engines

Tags: Test Drive

June 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Waterless Coolant Shows Savings and Economy Payback

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor, and Deborah Lockridge, Editor

Evans Coolants says its unique waterless engine coolant has shown fuel savings of 3 percent to 7 percent in fleet testing

Tags: Operations & Fuel Economy

June 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

EGR Cooler Maintenance

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

The Technology and Maintenance Council has a Task Force looking in to EGR cooler maintenance

Tags: Under The Hood

June 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Stillen Introduces Urethane Body Kits For Chevy Silverado

The new Stillen body kits are made of high quality urethane.

Costa Mesa, Calif.-based Stillen, a manufacturer and distributor, has introduced new urethane body kits for the 2007 to 2010 Chevy Silverado pickup truck

June 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Integrated Unit With GPS, TPMS, Weighing Features

Safety Vision, Advantage PressurePro and Rice Lake Weighing Systems have come together to launch a solution that integrates GPS, tire pressure monitoring, and weighing features into one

June 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

First Impressions of New Kenworth T700

(Photo by STF)

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

Last week's ride 'n drive at the Mount Vernon, Wash., Paccar Tech Center was set up to experience over a day both the new Kenworth T700 and the Paccar MX along with other Kenworth models and optional Cummins engines. Several hours with Kenworth's redo of the T2000 show the new T700's way better

Tags: Test Drive

June 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

PeopleNet Upgrades Website With More Educational Resources

PeopleNet has redesigned its website to include new educational resources for fleets looking to use technology in their operation

June 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Running Cool: Maintaining Your Cooling System

Your coolant/antifreeze is the heart of your cooling system - and there are more choices to keep on top of than there used to be. (Photo by Jim Park)

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor

Twenty years ago, putting coolant in a heavy truck could be a bit like a kid's chemistry experiment. You started out with silicate-based coolant/antifreeze designed for cars and light trucks

Tags: Under The Hood

June 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Driving With the Wingman Collision Avoidance System

An arc of red lights along the top of the speedometer and an audible beeping alert the driver when something's too close up ahead. (Photo by Volvo)

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

Think of any rear-end accident you've ever seen or heard of, where a truck slams into a stopped or slower-moving vehicle. What was its cost in injuries, lives and property damage

Tags: Equipment & Technology

June 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Safety Specs: A Crash Course

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

Spec'ing truck components for the safest possible operation is the right thing to do, but it comes at a cost. But it may be a cost you cannot afford to avoid

Tags: Equipment & Technology

June 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

EBE's Updated CSA 2010 Dashboard Includes Carrier Percentiles

EBE Technologies has added new workflow capabilities to its Web-based CSA 2010 carrier and driver dashboard. The dashboard, launched earlier this year, now includes carrier percentiles based on peer group

June 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Cummins Filtration Launches Crankcase Ventilation Technology

Cummins Filtration has announced that it will supply Crankcase Ventilation solutions for Navistar, to support its 2010 MaxxForce 7 V-8 engine platform

June 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Daycab A/C Units Offer Quick Payback

Because daycabs idle so much, payback can be quick on an auxiliary A/C unit.

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

Dump trucks sit in a line waiting to load or unload, and the line moves every few minutes, trucks idling all the while

Tags: Equipment Issues

June 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Driving Navistar's eStar Van

The eStar's turning circle is only 36 feet. Electric propulsion is so quiet that Navistar is thinking of broadcasting music from an external speaker to avoid sneaking up on pedestrians. (Photo by Navistar)

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

Primitive batteries and limited range caused electric cars and trucks to lose a technology battle with the internal combustion engine in the early 20th century. But electrics have come a long way, buddy

Tags: Test Drive

June 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Driving Navistar's eStar Van

The eStar's turning circle is only 36 feet. Electric propulsion is so quiet that Navistar is thinking of broadcasting music from an external speaker to avoid sneaking up on pedestrians. (Photo by Navistar)

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

Primitive batteries and limited range caused electric cars and trucks to lose a technology battle with the internal combustion engine in the early 20th century. But electrics have come a long way, buddy

Tags: Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

June 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

A Win-Win on MPG

By Editorial Deborah Lockridge, Editor

The folks in Washington should take a page from last month's Obama administration announcement that two federal agencies would be working together to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve the fuel efficiency of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles

Tags: Operations & Fuel Economy

June 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

The Changing Face of Trucking Part 2: Riding the Rails

Rail intermodal gives trucking companies another option to sell to customers interested in saving money and being 'green.'

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor

In late 1989, truckload pioneer J.B. Hunt ventured into the intermodal business, moving truck trailers "piggyback" on flatbed railcars. The company moved 20 loads that first year. In 2009, it moved more than 900,000

Tags: The Bottom Line

June 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Wide-Base Singles: What You Need to Know

Their track record is firmly established and the efficiency gains are well documented, but they are not for every operation. Will they work for you? (Photo by Jim Park)

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

Many who have switched from duals to wide-base single tires have an almost evangelical enthusiasm for the things. They report better fuel mileage, longer tread life, better handling and stability, higher payload potential, and reduced maintenance costs

Tags: Tires

June 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Ken-Tool Adds Valve Breaker to Tire Service Line

Ken-Tool has introduced its new Valve Breaker, a tool to help quickly remove valve stems from demounted wheels

June 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

ConocoPhillips' New Low Ash Natural Gas Engine Oils

ConocoPhillips has developed two new low ash natural gas engine oils to meet the performance demands of high-output natural gas engines

June 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Con-way Multimodal Launches Load Tool on Twitter

Con-way Multimodal, a division of Con-way Inc., has launched a new tool to help carriers find freight loads using Twitter, the social media platform

June 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

PHH Arval Partners With Driving Dynamics For Fleet Safety Training

PHH Arval has formed a strategic partnership with Driving Dynamics for enhanced fleet safety training

June 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Michelin's New Military Tire For Soft-Soil Conditions

Michelin's next generation military tire was designed specifically for heavy trucks that work off-road in soft-soil conditions

June 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Phillips' Push-to-Connect Composite Air Fittings

Phillips' new composite fittings are available in union, tee and elbow configurations.

Phillips Industries has added a line of compact, lightweight, high-performance Push-to-Connect Composite Air Fittings to its line of air and electrical connection products

June 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Magellan Offers New Navigation Device For Large Vehicles

Magellan has introduced a new navigation device, the RoadMate 1700, designed for large vehicles

June 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

In-Cab Navigation: How Did We Go So Long Without It?

By Guest commentary Christian Schenk, Xata Corp.

Today, navigation capabilities using GPS technology are everywhere. Many new cars have built-in navigation units. You can find the nearest gas station or ATM on your smart phone

Tags: The Bottom Line

June 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

European Company Launches Technology for Tire Retailers

Ireland-based TyreCheck, which provides business automation, CRM and fleet and tire management solutions, has launched InContact, developed to accommodate customer contact management and sales lead generation for tire retailers

June 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Hyva's New Clean Cylinder Technology

Hyva USA Corporation has introduced its Clean Cylinder Technology, designed to control and maintain hydraulic oil operating under high pressure

June 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Mohr's New Truck Attenuators For Impact Protection

Mohr Manufacturing has introduced its truck attenuators, safety devices that fit on the back of a vehicle to prevent people from getting injured if they run in back

June 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Life Is Like Fuel Management: You Never Know What You're Going to Get

By Glen Sokolis, Sokolis Group

I had a pretty moving experience last week, and it has led me to think about a lot of things in life

Tags: The Bottom Line

June 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Yokohama's New OTR Tires For Dump Trucks

The RL42 has deep, wide grooves to help expel mud and dirt.

Yokohama Tire Corporation's new off-the-road tires are designed for dump trucks but have two different applications

June 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Miller Electric's New Wire Feeders

The XR-S (shown) provides the option of using or not using a 0.2 second pre-flow shielding gas coverage and 3.5 second post-flow coverage.

Miller Electric Manufacturing Co. has introduced its new XR-S Control and XR-D Control wire feeders

June 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

AIOD Launches New Fluid Analysis Program

The Association of Independent Oil Distributors (AIOD) has launched the Purus Assurance System, a fluid analysis program administered by Polaris Laboratories to support AIOD's newest brand, Puru

June 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Landing Gear Product Lines From SAF-Holland

The new product lines include features and technologies from former Binkley, Austin-Westran and Holland products.

SAF-Holland has streamlined its North American landing gear offering with the introduction of the Atlas and Classic Series

June 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Multi Service Expands Fuel Card Rebate Network

Multi Service has expanded its fuel card rebate network with 400 new truckstop locations

June 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Qualcomm Adds FreightWatch Cargo Tracking System

Qualcomm will now offer FreightWatch's cargo tracking system to its customers

June 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Ryder System Upgrades Supply Chain Solutions Website

Ryder System has introduced a new supply chain solutions website, featuring expanded content and an updated design

June 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Dometic Offers Remanufactured Auxiliary HVACs

Dometic Group is now offering remanufactured auxiliary HVAC units for truck sleeper

June 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Tire Sentry's Handheld Tire Pressure Monitoring Available For Sale

The Tire Sentry Division of Fleet Specialties Co. is reintroducing its handheld, remote tire pressure monitor receiver/display modules, Model HH-6 and HH12

June 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Shell Ecobox Reduces Plastic Waste

Shell Lubricants announced an innovative product called Ecobox, an alternative to traditional plastic packaging for motor oil for light-duty vehicles

June 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

25 Percent Better Fuel Economy?

The economy mandate for medium and heavy duty trucks, signed by President Obama in a May 21 Rose Garden ceremony, has been greeted by the industry with broad support. This is maybe a little surprising

Tags: Engine Smarts

June 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

BBTS New Wide Base Trailer Radial For Low Rolling Resistance

Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions' new Bridgestone brand Greatec R125 wide base trailer radial has been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay as a low rolling resistance tire

June 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

TMW's Upgrade of Innovative IES Includes Available Hours Feature

TMW Systems' new Innovative IES Release 9 includes a new "AvHrs" field that displays each driver's available hours to help companies comply with hours of service and CSA 2010 regulation

June 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New E-Commerce Site For Sleep Apnea Treatment Devices

Graymark Healthcare has launched an e-commerce site, CPAP-supplies.com, to offer patients of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) an online source for CPAP devices and supplies

June 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

The Road to MPG Improvement

Jim Coffren

By Jim Coffren, PeopleNet

Fuel prices may have temporarily stabilized, but after hitting $4 per gallon during the past few years, it doesn't take a crystal ball to predict continued volatility

Tags: Information Technology

June 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Bid Site Connects Shippers and Carriers

Easyloadpro.com has launched a new auction web site to help independent and corporate trucking companies find fully-loaded trucks on the road

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