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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

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

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