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March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Truck-Lite Rolls Out Auxiliary Work & Spot Lamps

Much like the LED Headlamp, the spot and work series creates a white light, closer to the color temperature of daylight.

New York-based Truck-Lite has released its new 7-inch round LED Auxiliary Work & Spot Lamp

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Purolator Adds New Parts to Heavy-Duty Filtration Line

Purolator Filters has added 20 new part numbers to its line of heavy-duty filtration products

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Networkfleet Offers One Plug Installation on GPS Tracking System

Networkfleet now offers one plug installation for its Networkfleet 4200 GPS vehicle tracking system

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Accuride Adds New Sizes of Gunite Optimum Lightweight Drum

Accuride Corporation has introduced two new sizes of its Gunite Optimum Lightweight Drum to support the revised stopping regulations for standard three-axle tractors

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Aljex Introduces New Transportation Management Platform

Aljex Software is launching a new, web-hosted transportation management platform, Aljex Vision, which will allow users to operate from a single dispatch screen

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Alliance Parts' New EZ-Assist Clutches

Alliance Parts rounds out its product line for the heavy-duty truck market with the addition of EZ-Assist clutches

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

TransCore Adds Carrier Module to Logistics Software

TransCore has added a new carrier module to its Logistics Software 4.0. The carrier module helps freight brokers and third party logistics providers to manage their own trucks or drivers

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Is Bio Fuel Dead for Your Fleet Fuel Program?

By Glen Sokolis, Sokolis Group

We aren't going to say that just yet. But Congress has sure made it difficult for that market. As most of you know, the $1 a gallon tax credit went away at the end of 2009

Tags: The Bottom Line

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Dometic's New Low-Power Bunk Cooler

Dometic Group has added a low-power bunk cooler to its line of engine-off battery-powered auxiliary air conditioning products

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Xtra Lease Unveils 2010 Size & Weight Guide

Xtra Lease has unveiled its 2010 Size & Weight Guide, a reference guide containing state-by-state listings of size and weight regulation

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

OTC's New Under Axle Jack

OTC, an SPX Brand, has released the new 27.5-ton Under Axle Jack, an air-powered jack with a robust design architecture and many ergonomic features

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Delmar's New Training Course For Beginning Drivers

Delmar, part of Cengage Learning, has released an electronic training course for beginning drivers

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

T. Boone Pickens Predicts Quick Action on Natural Gas Incentives

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor

LOUISVILLE, KY -- After the bitter battle on Capitol Hill about healthcare reform, a well-known alternative energy advocate predicts Congress will turn to legislation that will help the country toward a bipartisan goal of reducing our dependence on foreign oil

Tags: Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Reyco Granning Offers 10-Year Warranty on Air Slider Suspension

Reyco Granning has added a 10-year warranty on its air slider suspensions, extending the initial coverage period on major components by providing full parts and labor coverage at no cost for 10 years

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Seats Incorporated's New Suspension Seats With Camo Fabric

Seats Incorporated has released two models of their over-the-road suspension seats with Mossy Oak Break-Up brand camo fabric

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

ARI Offers CSA 2010 Compliance Services

Automotive Resources International is now offering consulting support, driver training and web-based resource to help fleets comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Comprehensive Safety Analysis 201

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

GM Gasoline Engine From Isuzu, FCCC

The Freightliner chassis is equipped with a standard Allison 1000/2000 Series transmission.

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

Pick-up and delivery operators who prefer gasoline power got some good news at the Work Truck Show, held in March in St. Louis, Mo

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Daimler Has Improved Freightliner M2-106, Western Star 4900-109 Vocational Trucks

New shorter hood gives Western Star's 4900 a compact 109-inch BBC dimension for good maneuverability in urban conditions. It's standard with a Detroit DD13.

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

Daimler Trucks announced improvements to its Freightliner Business Class M2-106V and displayed a shorter version of the Western Star 4900 at NTEA's Work Truck Show in March in St. Loui

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Chevrolet, GMC HD Pickups Get Stronger Underpinnings, Enhanced Duramax Diesel

Stronger, stiffer frame has fully boxed rails, heftier cross sections and more high-strength steel. Rear suspension uses asymetrical leaf springs with wider leafs for better ride and greater control of wheel hop.

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

General Motors' Heavy Duty pickups for 2011 will feature stronger frames, new suspensions, a more powerful, cleaner-burning Duramax diesel and an enhanced Allison automatic transmission

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Kenworth Makes Upgrades To T300 Series Mediums

Redesigned dashboard for Kenworth T300 series includes new gauges, information center and trim.

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

Kenworth Truck's T370 Class 7 model is getting interior upgrades and a heavier front-axle option, while all three of its T300 series midrange models get new interior trim and optional multiplexed wiring systems

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Phillips' New Electrical and Air Hose Assembly With QCP

Phillips' new Electrical and Air Hose Assemblies have large grips for coupling and uncoupling leverage.

Phillips Industries' new 3 n' 1 Electrical and Air Hose Assembly includes its Quick Connect Plug, which reduces the time required for field repairs of electrical cables

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

FreightWatch Security Net's New Location Tracker

FreightWatch Security Net, which provides embedded cargo and portable surveillance tracking solutions, has released the Geo F2 'Pill Bottle' Location Tracker, a small, industrial strength, assisted-GPS tracking product based on the inGeo reference design and technology developed by Qualcomm

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Continental's New Deep Lug Drive Tire Gets SmartWay Verification

Continental's new low rolling resistance version of its deep lug drive tire, the HDL2 DL Eco Plus, has been verified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay Transport Partnershi

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Fleet Innovators

2010 Truck Fleet Innovators: Tom Voelkel, President/COO, Dupre Logistics

By Diana Britton, Managing Editor

As a child, Tom Voelkel's parents instilled in him a strong work ethic. The current president and chief operating officer of Dupre Logistics got his first job, cutting grass, at age 8

Tags: Fleet Innovators

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Fleet Innovators

2010 Truck Fleet Innovators: Jim Mickey, President/Co-Owner, Coastal Pacific Xpress

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor

Jim Mickey insists he's not doing anything innovative. Trucking, he says, is a simple business: You show up on time and do a good job

Tags: Fleet Innovators

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Cummins' New NAP-Free OAT Coolant

Cummins Filtration has released its environmentally-friendly Fleetguard ES Compleat OAT (Organic Acid Technology) Coolant in a nitrite, amine and phosphate free formulation

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Webb Wheel Launches New Aluminum Hubs For Trailer Axles

Webb Wheel's new hub for "TN" axles weighs 31 pounds with studs and bearing cups, while the "TP" axle hub weighs in at 33 pounds.

Webb Wheel Products has introduced two new aluminum hubs for trailer axles

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Anti-Idling Solution From Transportation Safety Technologies

Transportation Safety Technologies has released Idle Guard 200, a solid state timer that automatically prevents unnecessary engine idling in fleet and delivery vehicles

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

ComposiLite SC Axle Has Damage-Resistant Tie Rod

Steerable lift axle's tie rod is made of spring steel to resist bending and breaking.

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

An updated ComposiLite steerable lift axle has reduced weight and a damage-resistant, flexible tie rod, and is more compact, said Hendrickson International, which announced the product at the National Truck Equipment's Work Truck Show in St. Louis

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Fleet Innovators

2010 Truck Fleet Innovators: Jim Burg, President/CEO, James Burg Trucking

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor

When Jim Burg bought his first truck in 1984, he thought he was embarking on a lifelong career as a single-truck owner-operator

Tags: Fleet Innovators

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Fleet Innovators

2010 Truck Fleet Innovators: Ben Bauman, President/CEO, Bolt Express

By Diana Britton, Managing Editor

When Ben Bauman thinks about the accomplishment he is most proud of, he thinks about helping and supporting his son, who won two gold medals in the world championship of Taekwondo at the age of 16

Tags: Fleet Innovators

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Fleet Innovators

2010 Truck Fleet Innovators: Doug Duncan, President/CEO, FedEx Freight

By Diana Britton, Managing Editor

In February 2001, when FedEx Freight was first established through a series of acquisitions, including Viking Freight, the less-than-truckload sector was still trying to differentiate itself from the rest of the trucking industry

Tags: Fleet Innovators

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Sherex's New Rivet Nut With Internally Floating Threads

Cross-section of Riv-Float installed

New York-based Sherex Fastening Solutions, which manufactures and distributes blind rivet nuts, has rolled out a new patent pending rivet nut with internally floating threads

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Spring is in the Air.....and There's Water in my Tank!

By Glen Sokolis, Sokolis Group

April showers bring May flowers ... but you might already have water in your fuel tank

Tags: The Bottom Line

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Snap-on Tools' New Heavy Duty Mobile Workstation

The new workstation is equipped with two 30.25-inch by 24-inch InPulse drawers, both with a secure round key locking system.

Snap-on Tools has built its new Heavy Duty Mobile Workstation to provide the nearly indestructible strength of a stationary workstation with the portability of a shop cart

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Maxi-Seal's New Harness/Lighting System Has Corrosion-Protection Technology

The Defender harness/lighting system is sealed against moisture and corrosion through Maxi-Seal's exclusive Power-Seal Technology.

Maxi-Seal Harness Systems, a subsidiary of Peterson Manufacturing, has introduced a modular harness/lighting system with moisture/corrosion protection technology

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Miller's New Line of Arc Armor Titanium Series Welding Helmets

Battery powered with solar assist for long life, the Titanium 9400 (shown) features auto-on/auto-off, grind mode, adjustable sensitivity, delay and shade.

Miller Electric Manufacturing Co. has introduced its line of Arc Armor Titanium Series welding helmets

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Fifth Wheel Maintenance

No-lube fifth wheels are gaining acceptance, but they still require periodic inspection, and perhaps adjustment. (Photo by Jost International)

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

While the calendar says we've just about made it through another winter, as these words materialize on my screen, the Northeast is digging out from three days of record snowfall

Tags: More Maintenance

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

OEMs Gather For Truck of the Year Judging

(Photo by Tom Berg)

By Diana Britton, Managing Editor

Contenders for the title of best medium-duty and heavy-duty truck gathered at the St. Louis Regional Airport last week to strut their stuff to the panel of judges made up of eight magazine editor

Tags: Light & Medium

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

A Computer In Your Pocket: What Smartphones Can Do For Your Business

Smartphone technology can keep drivers connected to the back office.

By Diana Britton, Managing Editor

Florida-based Peninsula Trucking, a dedicated less-than-truckload carrier, is keeping up with its drivers, not through satellite tracking, but through their phones. Peninsula is using TeleNav Track, a web-based workforce management software with GPS tracking and navigation

Tags: Information Technology

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Superior Signals Introduces New LED Work Lights

Superior Signals' new lights are thermal shock resistant, reverse polarity protected, spike protected and have rugged stainless steel mounting hardware.

Superior Signals has introduced its Illuminator SY2L and SY4L Series LED Work Lights.

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

GE Capital Fleet Services Rolls Out Regulatory Compliance Service

GE Capital Fleet Services has rolled out a new regulatory compliance service for truck customers

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Navistar Parts' New DPF Cleaning System

Navistar Parts has added the FSX Cleaning System to its line of products, which cleans diesel particulate filters installed to meet 2007 emissions requirements

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Omaha Standard Palfinger's New Line Trucks, Cranes and Air Compressors

Omaha Standard Palfinger has announced the formal launch of a new line of mechanics trucks, service cranes and air compressors

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

TRP Introduces CleanBlue DEF

TRP's CleanBlue is available in 2.5-gallon jugs, 55-gallon drums, 275-gallon totes and 300-gallon totes.

TRP Aftermarket Parts has developed the new CleanBlue diesel exhaust fluid, which can be used in all diesel-powered vehicles that rely on selective catalytic reduction technology

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Qualcomm, GreenRoad Team Up For MRM/Driving Behavior Solution

Qualcomm and GreenRoad have teamed up to offer an integrated solution for addressing mobile resource management (MRM), safety and driving behavior

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Cobra's New CB Radio With Bluetooth Technology

Cobra Electronics has introduced the new 29 LTD BT CB radio with Bluetooth wireless technology

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

NuStar's New Battery-Powered Lift Cart

NuStar, Shakopee, Minn., has debuted a new pedestrian-operated, battery-powered cart for safely lifting and transporting 55-gallon drums

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

ArvinMeritor Unveils MPG Series of Products

ArvinMeritor has unveiled a new product lineup of eight components

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Kenworth Adds Bendix ESP Option on Select Models

Bendix ESP will be available on select Kenworth medium-duty models, such as T370 Fire Tankers.

Customers of select Kenworth medium-duty tractors and full truck applications with air brake systems now have the option of selecting Bendix's Electronic Stability program

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