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June 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Digging Deeper into Navistar's New eStar

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

In a Portland "market" launch of its plug-in electric commercial van, Navistar expanded on the technical side of the eStar, which it's offering in cooperation with Modec of the United Kingdom. The Class 2C-3 van is all-electric. With a range of 100 miles on an eight-hour charge, the revolutionary-looking vehicle is targeted at operations that currently use gasoline or diesel step vans in city applications.

Tags: Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

June 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

IAS DispatchManager Integrates With Intermodal Trucking

International Asset Systems has announced that its DispatchManager drayage management service is now fully integration-enabled to support the intermodal trucking industry

June 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Deeza Chassis Parts Expands Use of Technology To Prevent Contamination

Deeza's design allows grease to release through an engineered component placed between the dust boot and the body.

Deeza Chassis Parts has expanded its use of its patent-pending technology developed in 2008 to help eliminate damage from harmful contaminants infiltrating serviceable chassis part

June 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

MTS Driver Recruiters Launches Temp-to-Hire Program

MTS Driver Recruiters, a provider of recruitment outsourcing to the transportation industry, has launched a new Temp-to-Hire program for fleet manager

June 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

TracerLine Dye Helps Trace Coolant Leaks

Tracer Products has introduced TP-3900 Dye-Lite Coolant/Auto Body Dye

June 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

ALK Upgrades PC*Miler

ALK Technologies' new PC*Miler 24 offers a Least Cost Routing feature to generate routes based on custom fuel efficiency settings, operating cost settings and other corporate priorities

June 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Minimizer Tanker Fenders Improved

Minimizer has improved its tanker fenders

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Triangle Field Testing Lightweight Replacement Spring for Camelback

Triangle Suspension Systems announced the start of vehicle testing with its new, lightweight Mack camelback leaf spring

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Triangle Suspension Includes U-Bolt Torque Labels

Triangle Suspension Systems announced that all leaf springs produced by Triangle will include a label with the proper U-bolt torque specifications

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

UD Trucks North America Gives Dealers Sneak Peak of 2011 Models

UD Trucks North America's recently showed off its 2011 new medium duty truck product to dealers, including the company's new SCR-based EATS (Exhaust After-Treatment System) system

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Frost & Sullivan: Medium-Duty Market Will Lead the Growth in Hybrid Trucks

Medium-duty hybrid trucks, such as this one, are expected to gain even more traction in the years ahead.  (Photo by Eaton)

By Diana Britton, Managing Editor

Demand for hybrid trucks is expected to grow over the next six years across North America and Europe, and the medium-duty market will likely be the leader, with significant penetration into the hybrid secto

Tags: Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

ASA Electronics Offers Mobile TV Service For Truckers

ASA Electronics has expanded its electronics offerings to include more entertainment options for driving, with the introduction of Flo TV, a mobile TV service

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Multi Service, Dealer Solutions Integrate Dealer Systems

Multi Service has teamed up with Dealer Solutions to integrate data communications between national account programs managed by Multi Service and Dealer Solutions' Platinum Software Suite

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

ACS Introduces Sleep Apnea Reporting Service

Affiliated Computer Services, a Xerox company, has introduced a new sleep apnea reporting service to help carriers better address the problem of sleep apnea

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

A.R.E.'s Caps Available on 2011 Ford Super Duties

A.R.E. is now offering its lineup of caps and tonneau covers for the new 2011 Ford Super Duty, custom made to fit the size and shape of the truck's regular, extended and quad cabs design as well as both long and short beds

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Carrier Transicold Offers Freight Wing's AeroFlex Trailer Fairings

AeroFlex fairing installation showing angled "wedge" configuration, which efficiently diverts airflow along trailer sides for optimal fuel savings.

Freight Wing's AeroFlex fairings are now available through Carrier Transicold's North American dealer network

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Teletrac Rolls Out New Version of Fleet Director

Teletrac has rolled out the newest version of its telematics solution, Fleet Director 8, which features the latest Microsoft Silverlight and Bing Mapping technologies to provide satellite maps, 2D and 3D-perspective roadmaps, users' own familiar landmarks and live traffic information in real time

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Take the Wild Card Out of Fuel Management

By Glen Sokolis, Sokolis Group

Have you have been to Las Vegas, Atlantic City, or the horseracing track? Have you ever bet on a football game? Do you ever feel like you're going to win

Tags: The Bottom Line

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Pegasus TransTech Upgrades Truckstop Scanning

Pegasus TransTech has upgraded its Transflo Express truckstop scanning solution, with a new look and feel, Windows 7 compatibility, easier reporting capabilities, and an upgraded Confirmation Viewer

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Reference Paper on CSA 2010

Open Road Drivers Plan, a legal program established by Multi Service, has published a reference paper for carriers preparing for the rollout of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Ken-Tool's New Truck Tire Demount Tool

Ken-Tool has unveiled its new "Blue Cobra" Truck Tire Demount Tool, which is ergonomically designed to allow a technician to quickly remove the tire from the rim on the floor

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Valspar Unveils New PlastiKote Brand of Paint Products

The Valspar Corporation has unveiled the new PlastiKote brand of paint and touch-up products

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

The Weight is Over: New Front-End Introductions

Trucks are getting heavier, especially on the front axle. But help is at hand with new weight-saving front-end introductions. (Photo by Jim Park)

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

Fleets spec'ing new trucks are suffering several stages of sticker shock. For one, the price has just jumped another $10,000 for EPA 2010-compliant engines

Tags: Chassis & Brakes

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Hydraulic Hybrids: Ride-and-Drive Report From Work Truck Show

Built for New York City's sanitation department, American La France Condor has a Cummins ISM and Rexroth hydraulic hybrid system. It was smooth and quiet. (Photo by Tom Berg)

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

Well-attended educational sessions and an ever-larger trade display marked the National Truck Equipment Association's annual meeting and Work Truck Show, held in March at the St. Louis Convention Center

Tags: Test Drive

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Hydraulic Hybrids: Ride-and-Drive Report From Work Truck Show

Built for New York City's sanitation department, American La France Condor has a Cummins ISM and Rexroth hydraulic hybrid system. It was smooth and quiet. (Photo by Tom Berg)

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

Well-attended educational sessions and an ever-larger trade display marked the National Truck Equipment Association's annual meeting and Work Truck Show, held in March at the St. Louis Convention Center

Tags: Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Spray and Splash and MPG

Fuel economy can be an added bonus for special anti-spray flaps. (Photo by Koneta Rubber)

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

Water spray kicked up by heavy tractor-trailers blinds motorists, something that got a lot of attention in the early 1980s from government and industry

Tags: Trailers

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Test Drive: Ford's New Power Stroke Diesel's a Smoothie

King Ranch seats have thick, soft leather like that on a quality baseball mitt, but they're part of a high-end trim package. (Photo by Tom Berg)

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

There apparently was never any question whether Ford Motor Co.'s new Power Stroke diesel would be another V-8 because, as an engineer explained when it was announced last year, "V-8s are in Ford's DNA.

Tags: Test Drive

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

SmartTruck Debuts Drag-Reducing UnderTray System

SmartTruck's new UnderTray system has been tested to cut drag by 12 percent.

By Diana Britton, Managing Editor

SmartTruck, a truck aerodynamic venture launched by Mitch Greenberg, the former head of SmartWay, has released its first product into the marketplace, a trailer UnderTray system, which has just recently been EPA SmartWay certified

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Miller's New Line of Wall-Mounted Fume Extractors

The SWX-series is available in either the self-cleaning SWX-S model or the disposable filter SWX-D model.

Miller Electric Manufacturing Co. has rolled out a new line of wall-mounted fume extractors, designed to maximize floor space while providing welding fume filtration

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

ASA Electronics' New Blind Zone Camera System

The new system comes with a durable seven-inch heavy-duty LCD monitor, a right side high-performance camera, a monitor mount, and 25 feet of cabling.

ASA Electronics has introduced the Voyager OBS713RCM Heavy Duty Blind Zone Camera System to the heavy truck market

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

TMC Releases Newest Edition of Recommended Practices Manual

The American Trucking Associations' Technology and Maintenance Council has released the newest version of its TMC Recommend Practices Manual for 2010-2011

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Safety Technologies & Lawsuits

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor

Widespread adoption of high-tech safety technologies, such as collision warning systems with adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning systems, stability control, fatigue warning devices and other technologies, could have a significant impact on litigation in the futur

Tags: Topics & Trends

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Protecting Yourself From Lawsuits

New safety regs will change accident litigation.

By Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor

New safety initiatives under way at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will reshape the legal landscape for trucking, say industry lawyers

Tags: The Bottom Line

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

E-Logs: A New Era

FMCSA chooses strictest option in EOBR rule; industry reaction supportive with reservations. (Photo by Trackwell ADS)

By Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration opted for the strictest approach it could take in its new requirement for electronic onboard recorders, announced last month

Tags: Information Technology

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Grote's New Infrared LED Dome Lamp For Reefers

The 61F61 is made with a durable aluminum housing, a tough, replaceable, acrylic lens and a self-resetting internal cut-off switch.

Grote Industries has released its new 61F61 Infrared Motion-Activated LED Dome Lamp to the marketplace. The new lamp is aimed at the refrigerated transport market

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Peterbilt Offers Cummins ISX11.9 on Select Models

On the Cummins ISX11.9 engine, ratings range from 310-425 horsepower with a maximum 1,650 pounds-feet of peak torque.

Peterbilt has announced that the new Cummins ISX11.9 diesel engine will be available on Models 320, 365, 367, 384, 386 and 388

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Better Fuel Economy ... From Air?

International has made a major bet on its 11- and 13-liter MaxxForce engines to take the place of current 15- and 11/12-liter power units

Tags: Engine Smarts

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Fleet Innovators

2010 Truck Fleet Innovators on E-Logs: A New Era

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

This month, Heavy Duty Trucking's 2010 Truck Fleet Innovators offer their viewpoints on and experiences with electronic logs.

Tags: Fleet Innovators

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

E-Logs: 21st Century Timesheets

While drivers may be skeptical at first, most find that electric logging technology makes their lives easier, reducing paperwork and increasing their productivity. (Photo by Alamo Cement Co.)

By Diana Britton, Managing Editor

Refrigerated carrier Pollywog Transportation underwent a safety audit in 2006 after someone made an accusation against the company

Tags: Information Technology

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Pegasus Adds New Self-Service Scan Kiosks to Transflo Express

Pegasus TransTech has launched new Transflo Express self-service scan station kiosks in selected Pilot Travel Center locations

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

BBTS Introduces New Low Rolling Resistance Radial

The new R197 uses the Defense Groove design that helps create uniform pressure across the shoulder to minimize edge wear and cupping.

Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions, a division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, has introduced the new Bridgestone-brand R197 low rolling resistance radial for superior fuel efficiency and long, even tread wear

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Bully Dog Develops New Exhaust Manifolds

Bully Dog Technologies is developing new Premium Ceramic Coated Exhaust Manifolds to produce quicker spool and higher power output from the engine

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

The Pressure of Events

By Commentary Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

With limited opportunity to walk the Mid-America Trucking Show due to the number of press conferences and the vast number of exhibitors, it was gratifying indeed to turn up an innovative new technology that could transform a fleet's tire maintenance

Tags: More Maintenance

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

All That, And Fuel Economy Too

Fuel efficiency hasn't been a high priority for tire makers' medium-duty and regional service offerings - until now. (Photo by Jim Park)

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

Talk tires with anyone in the long-haul truckload sector, and fuel economy won't be long percolating to the surface. Every mile they run is pure cost, and any savings are big savings

Tags: Tires

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Qualcomm, FleetRisk Advisors Introduce CSA 2010 Safety Performance Service

Qualcomm and FleetRisk Advisors have introduced the new CSA 2010 Safety Performance Service powered by FleetRisk Advisors' The Driving Cente

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Mizco Designs New Bluetooth Headsets For Truck Drivers

The Pro Boom 747 features 10X noise canceling technology, DSP dual mic technology, background noise reduction and a 180-degree flex boom mic.

Mizco International has designed its Cellular Innovations "Tough Tested" Series of Bluetooth Headsets to meet the demands of professional truck drivers

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

TMW Systems Introduces Free CSA 2010 Tool For Fleet Customers

TMW Systems has introduced a free tool for its fleet customers to help them monitor and manage their Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 (CSA 2010) safety scores and data

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Vigillo to Release PSP Driver Scorecards

Vigillo, which provides data mining software products designed to aggregate, organize and deliver complex fleet safety information, has announced it will release its PSP Driver Scorecards

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Rugged Mobile Computer From Panasonic

The new Toughbook 31 includes a 13.1-inch XGA LCD touchscreen display and a new hybrid cooling system to keep the internal temperature down.

Panasonic Solutions Company has introduced the new Toughbook 31 mobile computer, a rugged mobile computer designed for field workers in industries such as transportation, construction, mining, utilities and energy

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Truck-Lite Trailer Lamp Features Infrared Technology

The Super 80 will function at full brightness from seven to 16 volts, while the lamp's 10 LEDs will reach full brightness at 9.5 volts.

Truck-Lite has released the Super 80 LED Interior Trailer lamp, featuring infrared motion sensor technology, eliminating the need for a switch

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