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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

April 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Greenhouse Gas Management for Medium-Duty Truck Fleets

For years, Frito-Lay used 24-foot Class 6 straight trucks for urban grocery store deliveries. It recently found they could use a 20-foot Class 5 straight truck to do the same job, with a fuel savings of roughly 10 percent.

Medium-duty trucks, identified as Classes 3-6, are the workhorses of the American economy

Tags: Operations & Fuel Economy

April 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Mitchell 1 Offers 14-Day Trial of Repair-Connect

Mitchell 1 is offering a 14-day trial subscription to its Repair-Connect online service program for qualified companies

April 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Tire-Track Releases New ID Unit

Tire-Track has released a new multi-layer, all-rubber, permanent serialized CVL bar code identification unit

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

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