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February 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

TRP Releases New Line of Clutches and Parts For Trucks

This angle spring clutch is made for older model vehicles.

TRP Aftermarket Parts has released a new line of clutches and clutch system parts for medium- and heavy-duty trucks

February 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Webb Wheel to Expand Vortex Drum Offerings

Webb Wheel plans to add drums for larger and wider S-cam drum brakes.

Webb Wheel Products has announced plans to expand the number of applications for the Vortex drum brake to include drums for larger and wider S-cam drum brakes over the next year

February 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Mitchell 1's New Tool Shortens Repair Time

Mitchell 1, a Snap-on Company, has launched Repair-Connect, a new tool to shorten repair time and lower truck operating costs

February 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Doran Manufacturing Announces Enhancements to Doran 360

The DriverTech integration provides tire pressure data and low pressure warnings both in the cab of the truck and at the fleet's headquarters in real time.

Cincinnati-based Doran Manufacturing has announced several enhancements to its Doran 360 tire pressure monitoring systems, including the introduction of a new valve-stem mounted sensor and integration with DriverTech's TruckPC

February 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Navistar Pens Deal With Clean Air Power to Build Natural Gas Engine

Navistar and Clean Air Power have penned a deal to develop Navistar's MaxxForce 13 big bore engine to run on natural gas and clean diesel fuel

February 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Intellitec Gears Up to Launch New Battery Guard System

Florida-based Intellitec is gearing up to launch its Battery Guard 3000+ system to the North American market in March

February 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Lifelines: The Tools You Need to Prepare For CSA 2010

Is your safety program ready for CSA 2010? (Photo courtesy of Fleetmaster Express)

By Diana Britton, Managing Editor

In July, fleets across the country will be hit with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's new Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010, or CSA 2010, which will completely redefine the way motor carriers must comply with regulations

Tags: Information Technology

February 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions Introduces New Trailer Tire

Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions (BBTS), a division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, has introduced a new Firestone brand trailer tire, which is approved for use on EPA SmartWay-certified equipment

February 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Bridgestone Bandag's New Tire Tread For LTL Fleets

Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions (BBTS), a division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, has developed a new Bandag brand tire tread for less-than-truckload fleet customers operating single-axle tractors

February 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Peterbilt Unveils New Stainless Steel Air Cleaner

Peterbilt has unveiled a new proprietary stainless steel, cowl mounted air cleaner and cap, with increased durability and serviceabilit

February 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Meritor Wabco Air Disc Brake Available at Hendrickson

Meritor Wabco has made its Single Piston PAN 22 Series Air Disc Brake available on selected Hendrickson International trailer axles and Intraax and Vantraax suspensions

February 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Panel: Electronic Logging Technology Addresses Fleet Priorities

From right: Allan Lowry of Central Refrigerated Service; Dustin England of C.R. England; John Pope of Cargo Transporters; and Kirby Sollom of Schneider National. (Photo courtesy of McGuire Photography)

By Diana Britton, Managing Editor

According to Allan Lowry, director of safety at Central Refrigerated Service, there are three main priorities for a fleet: safety, service and retention

Tags: Information Technology

February 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

SPX Adds Several Products to OTC Line

OTC'c new 10-Ton Capacity Portable Multipurpose C-Frame Press

January was a busy month for OTC, a brand of SPX, which launched several new products, including a new 10-Ton Capacity Portable Multipurpose C-Frame Press, Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Cleaner, new heavy-duty service jacks, and a Differential Mounting Adapter

February 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

GoNitroTire Introduces Nitrogen Tire Inflation For Fleets

GoNitroTire is bringing its nitrogen tire inflation technology to fleets with NitroFleet & TireXtender

February 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Fleet Fuel Prices: What are They Now?

By Glen Sokolis, Sokolis Group

How many of you forget something that you were going to do today, but you won't remember until tomorrow? I know everyone's hands would be raised if we were in a fleet fuel seminar.

Tags: The Bottom Line

February 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Navistar Adds Integrated Mixer Trucks Using Continental Bodies

Integrated mixer trucks will combine Continental bodies with International PayStar 5000 (shown) and WorkStar 7000 chassis. Navistar plans 30 additional outlets to sell and service for Continental products, up from the current five.

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

Navistar International is moving fast to add products from the December acquisition of Continental Manufacturing Co. to its vehicle line, introducing integrated mixer trucks while planning expanded outlets for the bodies themselves and giving the company a new nam

February 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Allison Optimized For Freightliner Vocational Trucks

Freightliner Trucks has partnered with Allison Transmission to offer Allison Optimized packages for vocational markets

February 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

GE Capital Fleet Services Enhances Mobile Resource Intelligence

GE Capital Fleet Services has launched a new version of its Mobile Resource Intelligence, in addition to recently signing a three-year full-service agreement with G4S Wackenhut to outfit the company's fleets with telematics units

February 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Tracer's New Ultrasonic Diagnostics Tool For Hearing Problems

The Marksman Master Kit comes with a receiver, full-sized headphones, two anodized probes and an ultrasonic emitter.

Tracer Products has introduced the Tracerline Marksman ultrasonic diagnostics tool, a highly accurate instrument that converts and amplifies inaudible ultrasonic sound into audible "natural" sound

February 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

IPD Releases New One-Piece Steel Pistons For Cat Engines

The new piston design is one of the many scheduled releases of the IPDSteel piston line for Caterpillar as well as for other additional engine lines.

IPD has released new one-piece steel pistons for the Caterpillar 3500 engines with design enhancements thanks to IPD's patent pending one-piece oil gallery retention plate

February 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Carrier Logistics Offers Subscription Pricing For Facts

Software developer Carrier Logistics Inc. has rolled out subscription pricing for its Facts transportation software suite

February 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Goodyear's New Super-Single Tire Offers Long Mileage for Mixed-Service Customers

Goodyear announced a new super-single mixed-service tire that enhances performance and helps lower cost-per-mile for truckers and fleet operators

February 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Goodyear's New G296 WHA Super-Single Tire Completes Line of High Performance Waste Haul Tires

Many front- and rear-waste loaders use a super-single type tire in the steer position to help handle heavy front axle loads.

Goodyear announced the G296 WHA, a new super-single waste haul tire that completes the company's lineup of innovative new waste haul tires

February 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Capacity of Texas Launching Power Source Options

Capacity of Texas announces the availability of a full line of "green" and diesel power solutions for its Terminal Tractor line

February 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Heavy Duty Dialogue DVDs Now Available for Purchase

Heavy Duty Dialogue '10 is now available on DVD

February 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Jensen Stereos Designed to Hold up to Heavy Duty

The new Jensen JHD1620 and JHD3620 AM/FM/Weatherband Heavy Duty Stereos not only survive the challenging heavy-duty environment, but also have satellite radio and iPod capability, according to manufacturer ASA Electronics

January 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

FreightCenter Announces Service Enhancements

FreightCenter, an online freight and logistics company, has announced several new services and capabilities, including improvements to their web site and service offerin

January 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

National Seating Releases New Truck Seats, Slipcover Sets

The new Ensign series seat comes in high, mid and low back versions.

National Seating, a division of Commercial Vehicle Group, has introduced the new Ensign series seats with air suspension

January 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Red Dot Adds Sleeping Well AC Systems to Distribution

The Arctic 2000 model (shown) consists of three pieces: an evaporator, condenser, and compact under-bunk compressor unit.

Red Dot Corp., a provider of climate control systems, now distributes Sleeping Well battery-powered auxiliary air-conditioning systems through its network of warehouse distributors in Canada and the U.S

January 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Kelly Tires Rolls Out New Steer Tire

The Armorsteel KLS features a pressure distribution groove located on the outer edge of the shoulder rib.

Kelly Tires has revealed the Armorsteel KLS, a new steer tire designed to offer uniform wear and long miles to removal

January 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Jost Debuts New Smart Gap System

Jost International's new "Smart Gap System (SGS)" is designed to overcome the gap management aerodynamic challenges in tractor-trailer combinations

January 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Protection One Offers Asset Protection Sensors to Detect Theft

Protection One has introduced Asset Protection Sensors, small, wireless sensors that help detect the theft or tampering of valuables

January 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Mitsubishi Fuso Introduces New Incentive Program

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America has introduced a new incentive program called "Get Up & Go," which offers 1.9 percent APR financing for 24 or 36 months in the U.S. and 5.4 percent APR financing for 48 or 60 month

January 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Heavy Duty Dialogue Looks at Trucks in the Next Decade

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor

What does the next decade hold for the commercial vehicle industry? How will trucks and the way they are marketed change? What will be the driving factors behind those changes? Heavy Duty Dialogue '10 tried to answer that question

Tags: Equipment Issues

January 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

The Motivation Behind Mobile Fleet Fueling

By Glen Sokolis, Sokolis Group

There are only a few things that are out of the hands of fleet fuel managers; the price of fuel itself may be one of them. But there are other ways to still have a handle on your fleet fuel

Tags: The Bottom Line

January 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Snap-on Device Picks Up Noise and Vibration

The new THEBIS Noise and Vibration Diagnostic Unit includes four inductive clamps that pick up vibrations and noise from the chassis and driveline and two vent transducers that pick up sounds from the vehicle's drivetrain.

Snap-on's Innovation Works has introduced a new device that pinpoints the source of noise and vibration in underhood, undercar and vehicle interiors

January 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

PCS Software's New iPhone App Assists With Bills of Lading

PCS Software has released a new iPhone application that allows drivers to collect consignee signatures on their iPhones

January 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Purolator Filters Expands Line of Class 8 Filters; Updates Catalog

Purolator's expanded line of filters includes coverage for cabin air filters.

Purolator Filters, headquartered in Fayetteville, N.C., has expanded its line of heavy duty filters for Class 8 trucks and buses to include oil, air, cabin, fuel, air dryers, hydraulic and coolant filters

January 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

RAIR Releases CSA 2010 Solution

RAIR, which provides log auditing services as well as services to manage driver qualification files, to audit DVIR's and to verify logs with GPS data, has released a solution to help carriers fully comply with the Comprehensive Safety Analysis 201

January 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

PressurePro Integrates With QAT's Fleet Management System

Advantage PressurePro has partnered with QA Technologies to integrate PressurePro's Tire Pressure Monitoring into QAT's AccutrAVL web-based fleet management system

January 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

SkyBitz Rolls Out New Asset Management System

Compared to GPS-based tracking devices, SkyBitz's new GLS-based system is meant to extend the service life.

SkyBitz has rolled out a new asset management solution based on its patented Global Locating System technology

January 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

YRC Launches Refund Program

YRC Inc., a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide, has launched a new program that offers shippers a 100 percent refund if their shipments fail to deliver on the scheduled day of service

January 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Paccar Launches MX Engine

Paccar announced the introduction of the Paccar MX engine to be installed in Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks this summer

January 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Secondary Containment Available for DEF Tote Storage Enclosure System

Spatco DEF has added a secondary containment feature to its Diesel Exhaust Fluid Tote Storage Enclosure System, which it says is an industry first

January 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

EBE Adds CSA 2010 Scorecard to Driver Management Solutions

EBE Technologies announces the addition of a web-based CSA 2010 scorecard and workflow application to its current driver management solution, SHIPS

January 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Additional Telescopic Cylinder Line for Hyva

Hyva Group launched the "BU" telescopic cylinder series, an additional range of product aimed at the cylinder aftermarket sales channel

January 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Big Iron Hub Covers Available on Iowa80.com

The Big Iron ABS Chrome Hub Cover Kits are available for front (shown) and rear hubs.

Iowa80.com is now offering Big Iron Hub Covers, which can be ordered through the web site

January 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Blackmer's CRL Pumps Designed to Handle Liquid CO2 Service

In response to demand from CO2 marketers, Blackmer designed its CRL pumps to be more durable.

Blackmer, which offers positive displacement pumps, has designed its CRL Series sliding vane pumps to handle the higher working pressures found in liquid CO2 service

January 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

PCS Software's New iPhone Application Helps to Find Loads

PCS Software has introduced iLoadFinder, a new iPhone-based application that retrieves available loads within a certain radius of the iPhone

January 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

ALK Introduces New Online Version of PC*Miler

ALK Technologies has launched PC*Miler|Web, an Internet-based version of ALK's PC*Miler software that provides accurate mileage for rate calculation and truck-specific driving directions and maps

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