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April 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Vibco's New XL Bertha Dump Body Vibrator

Vibco Vibrators has released the new XL Bertha 12-volt or 24-volt DC-5000 dump body vibrato

April 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Daimler Makes Meritor MXL Standard on Trucks

ArvinMeritor's Meritor MXL (Meritor Xtended Lube) drivelines will be standard equipment on all Daimler Trucks, including the new Freightliner Cascadia, Coronado, Coronado SD and Western Star trucks

April 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Werner Takes Fuel Efficiency Message to Employees on Earth Day

The goal of Werner's Earth Day event was to educate employees on the company's green initiatives, in hopes of getting people involved. (Photo courtesy of Werner Enterprises)

By Diana Britton, Managing Editor

On Earth Day last Thursday, 600 employees of Werner Enterprises lined up outside its Omaha, Neb., headquarters to get educated on the company's sustainability initiatives and strategies

Tags: Operations & Fuel Economy

April 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Penray's New Brake Cleaner Is California-Compliant

Penray has added a California-compliant non-chlorinated brake cleaner to its Performance Products line

April 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Bar's Leaks Engine Repair For Oil-Related Problems

Bar's Leaks Engine Repair extends engine life and repairs most common oil-related problems in high-mileage vehicles, the company said.

Bar's Products has introduced the new Bar's Leaks Engine Repair, a chemical tool that uses a two-part formula to repair most common oil-related problems

April 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

CHS Develops New Diesel Fuels For Fleets

CHS, a grains and foods company, has developed the new Cenex Roadmaster XL and Ruby Fieldmaster Premium Diesel Fuels to meet the demands of existing engines and new engine technologies

April 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Kenworth Enhances C500 With Larger Cooling Module and New Hood

Kenworth has outfitted its C500 vocational model with a larger cooling module and new hood, available in either fiberglass or durable sheet metal

April 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

PeopleNet/Maptuit Integrate Dispatch, Geofencing and In-Cab Navigation

PeopleNet has expanded its partnership with Maptuit Corp. for an integrated solution that allows dispatch, geofencing and in-cab navigation to work together

April 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Spartan to Assemble Isuzu NPR Gas Trucks; Companies Readying New Walk-in Van

By Truckinginfo.com Staff

Spartan Motors will assemble gasoline-powered Isuzu N-series low-cab-forward trucks beginning in the second quarter of 2011, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America announced at the American Truck Dealers convention in Orlando, Fla

April 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

TRP's New Line of LED Lighting Products

A quality manufacturing process uses ultraviolet resistant polycarbonate lenses and a high diode count. This results in stop, trim, turn and tail lamps that make vehicles easier to see. 

TRP Aftermarket Parts has introduced a new line of LED lighting products for Class 6, 7 and 8 trucks, tractors and trailers

April 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Bridgestone's New Greatec Wide Base Drive Radial

The new M825 wide base drive radial is built with the Waved Belt design that balances stiffness and resiliency.

Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions (BBTS), a division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, has revealed the new Bridgestone-brand Greatec M825 wide base drive radial with extended tire life and low cost per mil

April 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Geofencing Breaks Efficiency Boundaries

(Photo courtesy of PeopleNet)

By Guest Commentary Kirsten Lester, PeopleNet

Geofencing is a key driver of a paperless environment, with the power to optimize back-office and driver efficiency, customer service, asset protection and safety

Tags: Information Technology

April 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Tips to Avoid Vehicle Fires

Truck fires have always been with us, but they have taken on a greater significance for their far more comprehensive and catastrophic nature.

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

"I don't know if there are more truck fires today or just that, now, they are catastrophic when they happen," says Bruce Purkey of Purkey's Fleet Electric.

Tags: Vehicle Fires, Electrical System

April 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Ceramic Roof Coating Saves Fuel for Food-Hauling Fleet

Super Therm can be sprayed over large areas or rolled onto smaller surfaces. Coating needn't be cleaned to stay effective and lasts more than 20 years. (Photo by Curt Lundberg)

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

Sunshine brings warmth and happiness, but to refrigerated trailers it brings only heat, and too much of it

Tags: Trailers

April 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Lift Axle Considerations

Pusher axles and the "flying tag" on this mixer truck are raised for crawling through deep sand in eastern Minnesota. While on road, the lift axles are lowered to spread the truck's weight, protecting pavement and bridge spans. (Photo by Tom Berg)

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

State laws are the biggest factor governing use or non-use of auxiliary lift axles on trucks and trailers

Tags: Equipment Issues

April 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Sourcing the Right Tire Repair Partner

Do you know who is actually doing the service work? In-house national-account service programs take the mystery out of roadside service calls. (Photo by Jim Park)

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

If you're going to have trouble on the road, chances are a tire is at the root of your grief. Tires remain the single most common reason for roadside service calls, no matter who you talk t

Tags: Tires

April 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

WebTech Adds Two New Devices to Quadrant Platform

Quadrant In-Cab has a large seven-inch, color touch screen display. It builds on the features of the existing MDT2000 series.

Canada-based WebTech Wireless, a provider of vehicle fleet location-based services and telematics technology, has launched two new Quadrant Transportation Solutions, including a new line of in-vehicle, mobile data terminals, and a heavy-duty enclosure for use with Quadrant WT5000 Locators

April 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New iPhone Application For Finding Pilot Locations

Professional drivers and motorists can now locate the nearest Pilot Travel Center anywhere in North America with a new free iPhone application introduced this month to users of the mobile platform

April 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

SKF's Price Cutting Booklet Now Available Online

SKF's new Price cutting booklet is now available online, the first of several in the SKF Distributor Economic Series

April 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

HDAW Session Highlights Hybrids

Eaton's hydraulic hybrid system is ideal for use in refuse applications.

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

Diesel-electric hybrids are proving ever more popular in vocations such as utility trucks and pickup and delivery

Tags: Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

April 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

An Automatic Yes: Transmission Trends

Once they're used to work-saving AMTs, drivers usually like them. One happy cruiser is Perry Allen, who drives a Volvo VHD dump truck with an I-Shift for Klink Trucking out of Ashley, Ind. (Photo by Tom Berg)

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

It's not driver laziness that's pushing buyers to order more automatic or automated transmissions, say manufacturers

Tags: Equipment Issues

April 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Test Drive: MX-13 in a Peterbilt 365

Most Peterbilt 365s are built as dump trucks or mixers, but this one is set up as a city delivery tractor, with 4.11 axle gears and no aero fairings. (Photo by Tom Berg)

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

Paccar, the corporate parent of Kenworth Truck and Peterbilt Motors, should print up some new stickers that say, "Low Revs 'R' Us," then smack 'em on the dashboards of all trucks equipped with its new MX-13 diese

Tags: Test Drive

April 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

OilCheckUp's New Oil Analysis Test Kits

OilCheckUp has introduced instant oil analysis test kits for engine oil, transmission, brake, steering, differential, transfer case, hydraulic fluids and other oil-based fluids

April 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Goodyear's New Regional Tire Gets SmartWay Nod

Goodyear's G662 RSA features TredLock Technology, with interlocking microgrooves.

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company said its new G662 RSA Fuel Max regional tire has been verified by the Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay program

April 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Continental Previews High-traction Winter Drive Tire at Truck World

The HDW2's tread pattern features numerous three-dimensional lateral sipes on the single-direction pattern to provide more gripping edges than traditional drive tires.

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

TORONTO -- Continental Tire gave attendees of Canada's Truck World show a sneak peak at a high-traction drive tire designed for northern climates and extreme winter conditions

April 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Can Fleet Fuel Fraud Happen to You?

By Glen Sokolis, Sokolis Group

In fleet fueling there are many ways your employees can steal fuel from you. Most companies truly believe, it can't happen to me

Tags: The Bottom Line

April 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Prophesy Reopens Online Software Store

Prophesy Transportation Solutions has reopened its eStore, an online shop featuring Prophesy software

April 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

NationaLease's New Web Site Shows Range of Equipment

NationaLease has created a web site featuring information on used trucks, tractors, and trailers

April 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Advantage PressurePro to Integrate Tire Pressure Monitoring With PeopleNet Blu Device

Through a new partnership, Advantage PressurePro will integrate its advanced Tire Pressure Monitoring capabilities with PeopleNet's legacy systems beginning with its Blu in-cab PC

April 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Parts Ordering Site For Beverage Delivery Industry

The American Body Company, which services the beverage industry's delivery vehicle, has launched a new web site that allows commercial body shops and beverage distribution companies to purchase parts for beverage trucks and trailers online

April 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

EPA Registers TriPak Diesel Fuel Conditioner

Texas-based Panimayo, an environmental management firm, has announced that TriPak Diesel Fuel Conditioner has been registered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agenc

April 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Rair to Offer Free Monthly CSA 2010 Scorecards

In response to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's delay of its Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010, Rair, which provides compliance and safety services for the trucking industry, said it will provide carriers with free monthly CSA 2010 scorecards

April 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Wheel-End Tech Cuts Tire Costs for Material Handling Trucks

AxleTech International introduced a new axle for heavy-duty empty container handlers, using wheel-end technology that can reduce tire wear by as much as 60 percent, according to the company

April 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Purolater Adds Air Dryer Filters

Purolator has introduced a compressed Air Dryer/Filter (Part # A26000) for a variety of truck and bus applications

April 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Tool Helps With Removal and Replacement of Spring Pins and Bushings

Tiger Tool's new 15001 Front Suspension Spring Pin and Bushing Removal and Installation tool removes and installs both rubber isolated and threaded pin bushings from the spring eye and chassis mounts without removing the spring packs from the axle

April 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Into the Cloud: The Latest in Web-Based Software

Jeannie Martinez, a customer service representative for Fox Intermodal Corp. of Kenilworth, N.J., begins working at the menu screen of Aljex Software. (Photo by Aljex Software)

By Diana Britton, Managing Editor

"Houston, we have a problem," is a phrase you'll probably never hear from Houston-based Crane Cartage, which provides ground transportation and logistics service

Tags: Information Technology

April 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

For Earth Introduces Force Fuel & Engine Conditioner

For Earth Incorporated has introduced its Force Fuel & Engine Conditioner, which helps engines burn fuel more completely

April 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Anti-Theft Devices From TELC

The new Rolling Door Lock secures the roll-up door lever in the locked position.

The Equipment Lock Company has recently added a Landing Gear Leg Lock, Rolling Door Lock and Wheel to Pedal Lock to its line of products

April 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

TransCore's CarrierWatch 2010 Monitors CSA 2010 Compliance Scores

TransCore is working on an enhanced version of its carrier monitoring service, which will feature carrier safety scores and other metrics from CSA 2010

April 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Knapheide to Offer Roush Liquid Propane Fuel Systems

Knapheide Manufacturing Company has partnered with Roush Performance to sell and install their line of Roush liquid propane fuel systems for Ford Commercial trucks, vans and cutaway

April 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Bendix Foundation Drum Brakes Standard on Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks' on-highway and vocational vehicles are now standard with Bendix Spicer foundation drum brakes

April 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New iPhone App Provides Daily Log Book

Software development firm Applicandy has launched a new application for the iPhone and iPod touch, aimed at helping truck drivers track revenue, monitor deadhead miles, and manage hours of service more efficiently

April 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

GreenRoad Releases New Version of 360 Service

GreenRoad has upgraded its 360 service with several new features, including a Customizable Vehicle Signature Profile, which tailors the service to the vehicle characteristics, optimal driving requirements and efficiency needs of a specific fleet

April 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Feature on Internet Truckstop Provides Increased Visibility

Internet Truckstop, an Internet-based load board for the transportation industry, has added a BrokerBing feature to its list of decision support offerings for its broker and shipper members

April 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Decisiv Introduces ManagedCare for Fleets

Decisiv, which provides a Web-based technology to connect fleet managers with service locations, introduced ManagedCare for Fleets

April 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Tracer's New Multi-Purpose Borescopes

The borescope kits are packed in a sturdy plastic carrying case with a foam insert.

Tracer Products has unveiled new multi-purpose borescopes with built-in UV LED and white light LED technology

April 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Pre-Filters From FreedomAirFilters.com

FreedomAirFilters.com has rolled out a new re-usable pre-filter, which is designed to fit over externally mounted air cleaners

April 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Amsoil's New Synthetic Polymeric Truck, Chassis and Equipment Grease

Amsoil has introduced its new Synthetic Polymeric Truck, Chassis and Equipment Grease for wear protection and extreme-pressure performance in medium- and heavy-duty applications

April 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

McLeod's New PowerBroker Version Includes Brokerage Performance Command

McLeod Software has released the newest version of its PowerBroker II brokerage software. The new software now includes a new Brokerage Performance Command too

April 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

DiamondBack Unveils New Truck Covers For Fleets

The DiamondBack 180 cover features a "butterfly" tonneau cover design, enabling access to either side of the truck bed.

DiamondBack Automotive Accessories has designed two new covers for fleet use. The new 180 and 270 covers provide bed security with increased access to tools and equipment

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