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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

January 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Spare Parts

Help fleets prepare for unpredictable repairs on the road.

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

For years, savvy fleet managers have been able to predict how long parts and components will last based on experience, and scheduled maintenance and replacement accordingly

Tags: Business

January 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Delivering Productivity

As parts distributors grow, so do their delivery fleets. there are technology solutions that can help make sure you're getting the most out of both trucks and drivers.

By Diana Britton, Managing Editor

Pak West Paper & Packaging, Santa Ana, Calif., used to have a major problem with the amount of overtime hours its delivery fleet drivers were racking up

Tags: Technology

January 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Firestone Industrial's Work-Rite Available For Certain Truck Models

The Work-Rite kit includes load assist springs, brackets, comprehensive instructions and all necessary mounting hardware.

Firestone Industrial Products Company has made its Work-Rite suspension solution available for certain models of Chevrolet, GMC, Dodge, Ford and Nissan pickup trucks, commercial vehicles and van

January 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Braking News: New Regulations Could Spell Parts & Service Opportunities

A technician repairs a Meritor air brake. With the new stopping rule, service providers can expect changes in 2011.

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

Changes in the works at the Department of Transportation could spell major opportunities for independent brake shops around the nation

Tags: Issues

January 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Some Things to Consider in Your Business Planning

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor

In the heavy-duty distribution business, a long-term plan is about 18 months, according to a survey done in advance of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week '09

Tags: Business

January 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Eight Steps to Success

By Gene Ely, Contributing Editor

It's the question on everyone's mind: "What's the best heavy-duty truck parts and service strategy for our company to take during these interesting times?

Tags: Business

January 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Great Customer Service

Being customer-focused helps win the pricing battle. (Photo by Jim Park)

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor

What do your customers value? A survey of HDAW attendees said availability/delivery of a product was the top thing, followed by the product knowledge of your sales staff, and third by customer service/ease of doing business

Tags: Business

January 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

It's Time For Telematics

Telematics has moved beyond satellite solutions. (Photo by STF)

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

'Aftermarket companies will be the primary drivers of many all-new product and service opportunities for both the consumer and commercial-vehicle industries," predicted the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association in a detailed report published late last year

Tags: Technology

January 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Turn Technology Into Profits

Don't adopt technology for technology's sake, but so you can better serve your customers. (Photo by Jim Park)

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor

It's easy to get excited by all the possibilities technology offers us today. It's also easy to be intimidated and concerned about the challenges increasing technology in trucks poses to the independent distributor and service provider

Tags: Issues

January 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

MEMA Financial Services - Because no news isn't always good news

In this uncertain economic and financial environment, you may want to keep your company's finances and credit information to yourself

Tags: Business

January 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Getting To Know You - Everyone wants to know why fleets buy, but the reasons behind those decisions can be as individual as the people who make them

With slowing freight volumes and high fuel costs squeezing fleet profits, your customers may be looking to trim costs wherever they can, including in their parts purchases

Tags: Business

January 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Partnerships Key During Challenging Times

By Guest column Joe McAleese

Relationships - whether among family members, friends, colleagues, or business associates - enrich our life experiences. And they are never more needed, more appreciated, or more important than during challenging times

Tags: Business

January 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

DPF Maintenance

Diesel particulate filters may offer distributors a service opportunity. (Photo by STF)

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

Every truck manufactured with a 2007 and later diesel engine is equipped with a diesel particulate filter. Many bus fleets started using them in 2005. There are something like 2 million DPFs, as they're called, in North America already

Tags: Managing the Shop

January 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Network Your Way To Success

By Guest column Marc Karon

I had a call recently from a young distributor looking for a part. I had met him at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week this year. After taking care of his part need, we discussed the upcoming HDAW '09 event

Tags: Business

January 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Why Do Fleets Buy?

Every day, millions of replacement parts are purchased in North America for commercial trucks

Tags: Business

January 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

HDAW '08 Report - Aftermarket: Where it's been, where it's going

Heavy duty distributors and product specialists have lost market share over the last 15 years, especially to independent garages, but there are opportunities for growth in several areas

Tags: Issues

January 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Managing Shop Waste

Have you looked in your shop's trash lately? If it's like a lot of shops, you may find aerosol cans, mud flaps, truck batteries, rechargeable flashligh

Tags: Managing the Shop

January 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Automatic Brake Adjusters: First Line Of Defense

Maintenance and repair of brakes has always been a vital, and sometimes overlooked, part of a heavy-duty PM program

Tags: Managing the Shop

January 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

TMC: Not Just For Fleets

How well do you know your customers? Do you know the superficial stuff, like their birthday or which sports team they follow

Tags: Managing the Shop

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