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May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Vehicle From Oshkosh

Oshkosh Airport Products has released the new Striker Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicle with a sleek and aero fiberglass body

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Dana's New High-Temperature Exhaust Gasket Coating

Dana Holding Corporation has developed a high-temperature exhaust gasket coating designed to withstand temperatures as high as 1,000 degrees Celsius

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Meritor Trailer Suspension Aimed at Vocational Operators

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

ArvinMeritor on Wednesday unveiled a new series of durable air-ride trailer suspensions for North American vocational operators. The Meritor Trailing-Arm Air (MTA) suspension series was introduced at the company's U.S. trailer products manufacturing facility in Frankfort, Ky., to industry journalists and key OEM customers

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Lip Service Just Doesn't Get It Done

By Commentary Stu MacKay, MacKay & Co.

How many times have you attempted to make a point to someone, perhaps repeatedly, and heard something like, "Yeah, yeah, I understand, I'll get to it"? This is a response I get from a handful of business school classmates when I make my annual call to ask for money

Tags: Business

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

A New Groove: Alternatives Fuels and Hybrids Are Coming

By Commentary Deborah Lockridge, Editor

We're wrapping up the winter-and-spring "show season," where conventions have shown the latest products and offered educational programs for all segments of the industry

Tags: Issues

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Electronic logbooks in Europe: Endless row of misfortunes, or a paper pusher's dream?

In the EU, the driver's smart card, top, is inserted into the vehicle unit portion of the digital tachograph, above. But there have been reports of the data on the card and the VU not matching up, among other problems.

By Sven-Erik Lindstrand, HDT International Editor

Many in the trucking technology world were relieved that the U.S. government decided to go with a "standards-based" regulation for electronic onboard recorders, rather than a technical specifications approach

Tags: Information Technology

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Tropicana Puts Peterbilt Hybrids Into Service

With the new hybrids, Tropicana expects to achieve an additional 35 percent improvement in fuel economy over its diesel-powered trucks.

Tropicana, a division of PepsiCo, has taken delivery of two new hybrid diesel-electric medium-duty Peterbilt trucks, which service downtown Chicag

Tags: Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Features on Navistar's Vocational Trucks

Navistar has unveiled a number of new waste collection features now available for the International DuraStar and International WorkStar vocational trucks

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Hendrickson Offers Steertek With Different Capacities, New Warranty

Steertek (shown) is the platform for Hendrickson's line of front suspension solutions including Airtek front air suspensions and Softek.

Hendrickson Truck Suspension Systems now offers its Steertek front steer axle at 13,000, 13,200, 14,000 and 14,600 pound ratings on International's ProStar+, LoneStar and TranStar model

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Hendrickson Aero Clad Bumper For Cascadia

Hendrickson Bumper and Trim has introduced the new Aero Clad bumper for the Freightliner Cascadia

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Thermo King's New Temperature Control Units

The new T-800R features reciprocating compressor technology and increased capacity over previous models.

Thermo King has added two new units to its line of T-Series temperature control units for straight trucks, the T-600R and the T-800R

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

PHH Arval Adds Mobile Platforms For Driver Application

PHH Arval has announced that its mobile application, PHH Connect, now runs on the Apple iPhone, Android and Windows Mobile handheld platforms

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

TransCore Announces New Web Site For Technology Group

TransCore's Commercial Technology Group has unveiled a new product and industry information web site, designed to consolidate its freight services into one locatio

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Lite-Check's New Test Instruments For Trailer Lights

Lite-Check has rolled out the new Pro-Check 720 and 720AC test instruments for trailer lights and electrical systems

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Morey Enhances Telematics-Based Fleet Management Product

Morey Corporation has enhanced its Trax MT-13, a telematics-based fleet management product for light- to medium-duty fleet owners

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Fleet Parts Buying Looking Up For 2010

Look for pent-up demand to push parts buying this year, but industry trends will require a closer look at what you offer customers. (Photo by Michelin)

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor

The recession has not been good for the parts and service business. Dealers and independent distributors alike report a downturn like they've never seen

Tags: Issues

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Tracer's New Portable Refrigerant Leak Detector With Sensor Technology

The Pro-Alert features a flexible metal probe that easily slithers into tight spots.

Tracer Products' new TP-9360 Pro-Alert, a portable refrigerant leak detector, uses heated-diode sensor technology to accurately detect refrigerant leaks down to 0.25 ounces per year

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

APU Maintenance

Someday soon, truckstops will be silent, thanks to on-board, engine-off climate control. (Photo by Jim Park)

By Jim Park, Contributing Editor

No-idle climate-control systems are here to stay after years of sluggish growth and slow market acceptance

Tags: Managing the Shop

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

E-Commerce: Parts At Your Fingertips

An employee at Vander Haag's uses HeavyTruckParts.net, where it lists its inventory of used, new and rebuilt parts and equipment. (Photo courtesy of Vander Haag's)

By Diana Britton, Managing Editor

Gary Courtwright, president of Frey Heavy Duty, an upstate New York-based independent distributor, says he doesn't work 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. But Courtwright's work schedule is now a moot point, because the company's customers can place an order anytime they want through an online ordering syste

Tags: technology

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Volvo Goes With Gas in Diesel Engines

Mats Franzen at Volvo Trucks looks ahead.

By Thomas Pettersson, Volvo Trucks

Which fuels will replace oil? Nobody yet knows the answer. However, in order for the manufacturers to be able to offer vehicles that the market will want in the future, strategic decisions have to be made today

Tags: Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Mark IV Unveils New Preclearance System Transponder

Mark IV has unveiled a new preclearance system transponder, which allows users to verify the operational status of their transponders with the push of a button

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Stand Out From the Crowd: Building a Brand Is More Than a Logo

By Craig Fry, Guest Contributor

People often talk about the value of a brand. But have you ever wondered how much your brand is really worth

Tags: Business

May 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Top Dealers Talk EPA 2010

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor

This year's nominees for the American Truck Dealers/Heavy Duty Trucking Truck Dealer of the Year say fleets are holding back on buying new 2010-technology engines, not because of concerns about how well the new engines will work, but because the high price is hard to swallow for fleet

Tags: Engine Smarts

April 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Snap-on's New SAE and Metric Nut Driver Sets

Snap-on Tools has introduced new SAE and Metric Nut Driver Sets, featuring new ergonomic T-handle and soft grip for greater turning power.

April 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Former Arrow Exec Launches Document Retention System For Drivers

By Diana Britton, Managing Editor

Donna Creekmore, a former assistant to two vice presidents at Arrow Trucking, has launched a new service that provides a way for drivers to have a paper trail of all their documentation

April 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Seats Incorporated Unveils Next Generation Legacy Seats

The new series is made with EVC Cushion Comfort Technology and D2 Foam Technology.

Seats Incorporated has unveiled its Next Generation Legacy Series of truck seats, with a new look, enhanced back support and cushion comfort using pressure mapping equipment and longer EZ-adjust armrests

April 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Joint Venture to Develop Liquid Battery System

Stratum Technologies of Cleveland has formed a joined venture with Swift Development, West Lafayette, Ind., to develop a high energy-density system consisting of a liquid direct proton fuel cell and a long life, high energy, polymer phosphate lithium-ion battery

April 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New ATA Business Solutions Publication Addresses Non-Union Status

The American Trucking Associations has added a new Business Solutions publication to help fleets prepare for the potential passage of the Employee Free Choice Act, a pro-union legislation, according to ATA

April 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Fuel Prices are Pumping Up!

By Glen Sokolis, Sokolis Group

If you read last month's feature article we talked about all of the negative things that were happening that we believe will cause fleet fuel prices to go up throughout the rest of the year

Tags: The Bottom Line

April 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

PCS Software's New Carrier Report Interfaces With Safer Database

With PCS Software's new Carrier Report, its Dispatching Software can interface with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Safer database

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

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