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March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

ShowMeTheParts Adds New Where-to-Buy Feature

ShowMeTheParts, an online parts catalog, has implemented a new "Where-to-Buy" feature to help users find resellers of specific products within 50 miles of their location

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Fuel Management Lost at Sea

By Glen Sokolis, Sokolis Group

Fuel Management might be lost at sea, but it hasn't gained any demand on land either. What are we talking about?

Tags: The Bottom Line

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Fleet One's New Fuel Card Allows Drivers to Support U.S. Troops

Fleet One is now offering the Operation Homefront fuel card to customers looking for a way to support U.S. troops while saving money on their fuel expenses

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Mohr's SuperBumper Absorbs Rear-End Crash Energy

The SuperBumper can lessen damage caused by rear-end collisions.

Mohr Manufacturing has introduced the SuperBumper, a receiver hitch product for SUVs and pickup trucks that absorbs crash energy

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Four Ways to Make Onsite Product Training More Effective

When you spec a component, often training is part of the package. Training helps established suppliers set themselves apart from those selling cheap parts without any customer support, and generally there's no out-of-pocket expense to the fleet or dealer

Tags: Managing the Shop

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

SAF-Holland's Air-Ride Suspension For Vocational Trucks

SAF-Holland has introduced a new air-ride suspension engineered for vocational applications

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

MMI Adds CSR Module to Contract Management Portal

Managed Maintenance, Inc., which provides contract management process optimization solutions, has added a Customer Service Request management module to its ONEview contract management web portal

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Drive Performance Using Key Indicators

By Tom Flies, Xata Corp.

We've all heard the old saying: you can't improve what you don't measure. Yet that is exactly what fleets are trying to do these days

Tags: Information Technology

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Innovation in the Execution: Three Ways Suppliers May Distinguish Their Products and Services in the Aftermarket

By Terry Livingston, General Manager - Americas, Commercial Vehicle Aftermarket, ArvinMeritor

The heavy-duty aftermarket is hardly known as a bastion of innovation. By its very nature, the business is reactive: when a component breaks down it must be repaired or replaced

Tags: Issues

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Networkfleet Launches Fleet Utilization Reports

Networkfleet has added new fleet utilization reports for users of its wireless fleet management system

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

ACS Launches Smart Phone Mobile Imaging

Affiliated Computer Services now enables commercial drivers to image and process paperwork from any location that has cell phone coverage by using a first-of-its-kind smart phone application

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Qualcomm Debuts Analytics Manager Service

Qualcomm has added an Analytics Manager service to the Qualcomm Transportation Services suite, which will provide fleets with a critical-event reporting dashboard, driver safety reports and scorecards, as well as key industry benchmarking

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Snap-On's New Micro Cordless Impact Wrench

Snapon''s new wrench is built with a glass-filled nylon housing for durable high impact strength and comes with a 7.2-volt battery.

Snap-on Tools' new 3/8-inch Mirco Cordless Impact Wrench is small enough to fit into tight spaces and powerful enough to get the job don

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

J.J. Keller Offers Tools For CSA 2010 Preparation

J.J. Keller & Associates has launched several tools to help fleets prepare for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010, including public workshops, seminars and educational articles

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Qualcomm Adds NaviGo Fuel and Hazmat Features to In-Cab Navigation

Qualcomm has added Maptuit's NaviGo Fuel and NaviGo Hazmat features to its NaviGo In-Cab Navigation service on the Mobile Computing Platform Series

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Hybrid Lift System Conserves Energy

The HBP Hybrid Battery-Powered Mobile Lifting System can be used in two, four, six and eight post configurations.

Ari-Hetra has launched the new HBP Hybrid Battery-Powered Mobile Lifting System. The new lifting system has a regenerative charging capability that uses the weight of the lifted vehicle to recharge its batteries to provide increased cycles between charges

March 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

ACS Offers New In-Cab Scanning Solution

Affiliated Computer Services, a Xerox company, has introduced a new in-cab scanning solution with the help of PeopleNet

February 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Bridgestone Bandag P&D Tires Are SmartWay-Approved

The R250F (shown) has straight-line grooves that promote traction and durable protector ribs on both sidewalls to fight damage from curbing, cuts and abrasions.

Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions, a division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, has announced that two of its pickup and delivery tires were approved for use on Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay-certified equipment

February 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Fontaine Heavy-Haul Trailer Built For Versatility

The new Magnitude 55MX's design provides convenience and versatility.

Fontaine Trailer has debuted a new heavy-haul trailer that handles a wide variety of hauling jobs

February 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Navistar Parts' New Credit Program Gives Owners Flexibility

A new purchasing program by Navistar Parts offers truck and bus owners 30-day terms on their parts and service purchases

February 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Phillips' New Charge-Box For Single and Dual Pole Charging Sockets

Phillips' new Charge-Box is built with an impact-resistant, non-corrosive nylon housing with steel reinforced mounting collars.

Phillips Industries, Santa Fe Springs, Calif., has debuted its new Charge-Box, a Sta-Dry Nosebox with both single and dual pole charging sockets

February 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New FreightWatch Program Allows Members to Use Reports

FreightWatch International has developed a new Authorized Intelligence Partnership Program to promote information sharing throughout the industry

February 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Valvoline, Cummins Team Up to Distribute DEF

Valvoline, a brand of Ashland Inc., and Cummins Filtration have teamed up to package, market and distribute diesel exhaust fluid in North America

February 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Latium Releases New Latlogix GPS Monitoring System

Canada-based Latium Fleet Management Inc. has launched Latlogix, a new custom GPS monitoring system for fleet vehicles in North America

February 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Yokohama Unveils New Long-Haul Steer Tire

Yokohama's new 101ZL tire is SmartWay-verified for low rolling resistance.

Yokohama Tire Corporation has unveiled its new its new 101ZL commercial tire, a long-haul steer tire that's part of the company's Zenvironment line

February 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Evans Cooling's Heavy Duty Thermal Coolant Available in Gallon Containers

Sharon, Conn.-based Evans Cooling Systems has started offering its Heavy Duty Thermal Coolant in one-gallon containers

February 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Grote Adds to Work Lamp Line With Trilliant 36 LED WhiteLight

The lamp's rugged UV, hard-coated, polycarbonate lens can be replaced if damaged.

Grote Industries has added the new Trilliant 36 LED WhiteLight with Mounting Bracket to its portfolio of LED WhiteLight Work Lamps

February 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Keith Manufacturing Enhances Walking Floor System

Keith's Running Floor II ADX drive features an automated switching valve.

Keith Manufacturing Co. has made several improvements to its Running Floor II DX system, or horizontal unloader

February 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Getloaded.com Integrates With PC*Miler's Mapping Data

Getloaded.com has integrated PC*Miler's mapping and travel data into its online freight matching service for carriers, brokers, shippers, and third party logistics providers

February 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Cleanwaste Introduces New Personal Urine Bag

Cleanwaste, which supplies human waste management products, has introduced Pee-Wee, a personal unisex urine bag for travel

February 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Laydon Composites' New TrailerSkirts Are CARB-Certified

Laydon Composites' new trailer side skirts are built from automotive/tractor-grade plastic for a low coefficient of expansion and contraction.

Laydon Composites has unveiled its new Hybrid and seven-panel Classic version TrailerSkirts, which have been certified to comply with Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board requirements

February 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Western Star Offers Cummins ISX15

Western Star Trucks Sales announced the availability of the Cummins ISX15 EPA 2010 engine for the North American market

February 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Xantrex Unveils New Line of Sine-Wave Inverter/Chargers

The Freedom SW 3000 is equipped with dual AC input/output with configuration for customized applications and is compatible with optional accessories.

Xantrex Technology, a subsidiary of Schneider Electric, has introduced a new line of pure sine-wave inverter/chargers designed for the recreational vehicle, commercial vehicle and marine markets

February 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Complete Innovations' Mobile Management System Keeps Drivers Connected

Complete Innovations' newest version of its Fleet Complete solution allows customers to communicate via free-form text and scripted messages delivered on GPS-enabled personal navigation devices, thanks to a partnership with Garmin International

February 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Mudguard Unveils New V-Flap Mudflap

The new V-Flap is meant to reduce shock energy, while directing  direct water and road debris to the ground.

Mudguard Technologies, a woman-owned business, has unveiled its new patent pending V-Flap mudflap, designed to provide aerodynamics efficiency

February 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

TCI Tire Centers Unveils Track My Tread

TCI Tire Centers has introduced Track My Tread, a new proprietary fleet asset management system

February 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Holland Changes Along With Trucking

SAF and Holland hope their synergy will produce demand for new 5-inch round trailer axles to go into the CBX40 (shown) and the UX40.

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

There's a mighty transition going on at an old, established North American supplier to the trucking industry. Holland from Michigan is now a combined company with SAF of German

Tags: Trailers

February 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Dart Goes Lightweight

This photo shows features of Dart Transit's Eco Trailer, a 53-by-102 van built by Hyundai in Tijuana, Baja Calif. Double-sheet sidewall was designed and patented by Dart's president, Dave Oren. (Photo courtesy of Dart Transit Co.)

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

Dart Transit, a pioneer in high-cube trailers for hauling low-density freight, is now seeking lower tare weight to serve customers who ship heavier cargoes

Tags: Trailers

February 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Test Drive: Freightliner's Coronados

Reshaping of some exterior trim and a 2010-legal engine are among features of the latest Coronado tractor (left), which debuted as a 2001 model but has re-emerged as Freightliner's premium road tractor. (Photo by Tom Berg)

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

Premium is as premium does, and at least for the driver, Freightliner's Coronado does things very well

Tags: Test Drive

February 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Western Star Offers Detroit Diesel Series 60 Tier III For Vocational Trucks

Western Star Trucks Sales is now offering the Detroit Diesel Series 60 Tier III engine package for off-road vocational applications

February 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

J.V.R. Safe-T-Signal Adds 7-Diode LED to Wide Turn Warning Signal

J.V.R. Safe-T-Signal has made its wide turn warning signal available in the new 7-diode Amber LED

February 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Truck-Lite's New LED Lights For Flexible Mounting

Manufactured with a specially engineered peel-and-stick adhesive backing, Flex-Lite lamps are affixed to the surface with a heavy-duty adhesive that's designed to hold up to weather, impact and much more while maintaining a strong hold.

Truck-Lite has released a new line of LED lighting products that allow for flexible mounting

February 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Tire Report: Tire 'Myth'-perceptions

Tire casings are inspected and reconditioned before making two, three, or perhaps four journeys down the road of life. (Photo by Jim Park)

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

Prominent Canadian journalist Allan Fotheringham offered the following bit of advice to aspiring journalists: "If your mother tells you her age, check it out." But the advantages of a little skepticism aren't limited to journalist

Tags: Tires

February 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Accuride's New Bostrom Pro Ride Seat

To design the most comfortable and ergonomic seat, Accuride performed pressure point mapping.

Accuride Corporation has designed the new Bostrom Pro Ride seat with driver comfort, durability, serviceability and style in mind

February 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

TeleType's New WorldNav Software With Google Earth

TeleType has updated its WorldNav software to provide small to mid-sized fleets and owner-operators with the ability to create and view truck-friendly routes

February 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

McLeod Adds Vital Signs Reporting to Base System

McLeod Software has added significant reporting functionality to its LoadMaster IX base software system to help carriers better identify and manage their key operational metrics

February 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Fontaine Expands Revolution Line with New Dropdeck Model

Fontaine Trailer is launching a 48-foot-by-102-inch dropdeck trailer that weighs only 9,300 pounds -- the new Fontaine Revolution Hybrid Dropdeck

February 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Hybrid Yard Jockey Delivers

This trailer is loaded to gross 110,000 pounds to replicate the heaviest containers at the docks as they come off the ships. PHETT drives like a conventional yard jockey, but quieter.

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

The terminal tractor - yard jockey, hostler, whatever you call it - has to be one of the most used, abused and under-regarded vehicles in any fleet

Tags: Equipment Issues

February 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Hybrid Yard Jockey Delivers

This trailer is loaded to gross 110,000 pounds to replicate the heaviest containers at the docks as they come off the ships. PHETT drives like a conventional yard jockey, but quieter.

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

The terminal tractor - yard jockey, hostler, whatever you call it - has to be one of the most used, abused and under-regarded vehicles in any fleet

Tags: Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

February 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Panasonic Designs Handheld Computer For Mobile Workers

The Panasonic Toughbook H1 Field is built to withstand demanding working conditions.

Panasonic Computer Solutions Company has introduced the Panasonic Toughbook H1 Field, a rugged handheld tablet computer designed for truck drivers and other mobile workers

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