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November 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

SKF Develops Wheel End Monitor

SKF, a global supplier in the areas of bearings, seals, mechatronics, services and lubrication systems, has developed the SKF Wheel End Monitor, which detects early stage wheel bearing damage in heavy-duty trucks, trailers, buses and other commercial vehicles

November 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

TransCore's New Service Provides Credit Visibility

TransCore, Harrisburg, Pa., has launched a new credit monitoring service designed for freight brokers and carrier

November 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Vigillo Releases CSA 2010 Scorecard

Oregon-based Vigillo, which provides a web-based risk management platform, has released its new CSA 2010 Preview Scorecard, a tool to provide trucking companies with an advance look at their fleet safety dat

November 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Outlook 2010: Slow Turn Ahead

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor, and Diana Britton, Managing Editor

Skim the economic news headlines online, and they'll likely leave you scratching your head. What do all these numbers really mean

Tags: The Bottom Line

November 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Idle Reduction: What's Right for Your Fleet?

Fewer long-haul drivers idle to keep cool at night, but there's room for improvement.

By Jim Park

More than half of all the states in the Union plus the District of Columbia now enforce idling restrictions at either the state, county or municipal leve

Tags: Operations & Fuel Economy

November 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Test Drive: Eaton's New UltraShift Plus Has Brains and Brawn

Shifts on uphill grades under heavy load are lightning-fast, thanks to the inertia brake and outstanding shifting logic.

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

Eaton's UltraShift has been updated and upgraded with a new, two-plate, electronically activated clutch and revised logic for the electronic controller that makes it a much sweeter transmission that will learn - or coach - according to driver deman

Tags: Test Drive

November 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

PeopleNet Partners With CLI to Offer PeopleNet Link

PeopleNet has partnered with Carrier Logistics to use PeopleNet Link as a way to retrieve and populate data into CLI's Facts software, according to Ken Weinberg, vice president of CL

November 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Firestone Releases New Load Adaptive Shocks

The new Ride-Rite LS  shocks are designed as an upgrade to its Ride-Rite air helper springs.

Firestone Industrial Products has introduced Ride-Rite LS, new load adaptive shocks designed as an upgrade to its Ride-Rite air helper spring

November 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Cheetah Introduces New Customer Visibility Add-on

Cheetah Software Systems, Westlake Village, Calif., has added the Customer Visibility System to its solution, a tool that provides customers with real-time order status information

November 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Kenworth Unveils 2010 Heavy Duty Body Builder Manual

Kenworth Truck Company has unveiled its 2010 Heavy Duty Body Builder Manual, which provides information and guidelines for truck specification and design during the body planning and installation processe

November 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Turn Rubber into Gold: Tire Management

Carrying excessive inventory makes little sense. If you can accurately predict replacement cycles, your money stays where it belongs.

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

Here's a quick quiz: What's your tire cost per mile? How many miles per 32nd do you get out of a steer or drive tire? How many miles do you expect from a steer tire

Tags: Tires

November 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Trailer Safety: Easy On, Off and Walking for Drivers With These Products

Air cylinders raise the railing along the top of this dry-bulk tanker for safe use by a driver or worker. They drop back down when loading or maintenance is complete.

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

Falling from a tall trailer will almost certainly result in broken bones or worse for a driver or maintenance person, and will cost thousands of dollars in medical and worker's compensation claims

Tags: Safety & Compliance

November 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Trailer Safety: Easy On, Off and Walking for Drivers With These Products

Air cylinders raise the railing along the top of this dry-bulk tanker for safe use by a driver or worker. They drop back down when loading or maintenance is complete.

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

Falling from a tall trailer will almost certainly result in broken bones or worse for a driver or maintenance person, and will cost thousands of dollars in medical and worker's compensation claims

Tags: Trailers

November 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Meritor Wabco Releases New Version of Diagnostics Software

Meritor Wabco has enhanced its Toolbox PC-based diagnostics software, which is available for its pneumatic and hydraulic anti-lock braking systems, electronic leveling modules, and electronically-controlled air suspensions

November 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Valvoline, Tiwi Launch Fuel Proof Guarantee Program

Valvoline's Premium Blue Extreme SAE 5W-40 full synthetic engine oil.

Valvoline and tiwi are launching a joint initiative to provide customers with a Fuel Proof Guarantee to test fuel economy improvement

November 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

NATSO Foundation Develops Truckstop Toolkit on H1N1

The NATSO Foundation has created an online toolkit designed to help truckstop and travel plaza owners as well as the public prepare for an H1N1 outbreak

November 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Hiring Technology: Automated Recruiting

By Diana Britton, Managing Editor, Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

Wayne Cedarholm told a story 20 years ago about his employer C.R. England, the major refrigerated carrier based in Salt Lake City

Tags: Information Technology

November 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

The Future of Fuel Prices

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor

"Forecasting anything beyond 90 days makes witchcraft look like some sort of exact science." That was the caveat of Tom Kloza, chief oil analyst for the Oil Price Information Service, when we asked him about his oil and diesel price prediction

Tags: The Bottom Line

November 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Is Your Fuel Management Ready for Winter?

By Glen Sokolis, Sokolis Group

Every year the transportation industry faces new challenges during the winter months, and this year is no different

Tags: The Bottom Line

November 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Gateway Safety Enhances Line of Protection Eyewear

Gateway Safety has introduced its StarLite Mag and Scorpion Mag biofocal eye protection for use in the shop

November 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Vanguard Outfits Trailers With Phillips' QBox and Sta-Dry

Vanguard National Trailer Corporation, Monon, Ind., has chosen to make the Phillips QBox nosebox and Sta-Dry Slim-7 wiring harnesses standard on its trailers

November 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Alliance Parts Redesigns Web Site

Alliance Parts has recently redesigned its web site to include a comprehensive search function for its on-site catalog as well as a new customized page for its 1,000-plus retail location

November 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

PrePass Rolls Out New Suite of Products

The new Ground Traffic Control product, powered by Zonar

PrePass has rolled out a new suite of products that target fleet efficiency and an improvement in air quality and highway safety

November 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New iPhone App Documents Hours of Service

iCooper, a software publisher based in Southwest Washington, has launched iDDL, an iPhone application to help truck drivers document their hours of service and other activitie

November 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Mahle Clevite Rebrands North American Aftermarket Parts

Mahle Clevite has implemented a new brand strategy for its North American aftermarket products, including transitioning some of its product lines to the Mahle Original brand and making changes to the Original logo and packagin

November 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Karmak Introduces New Scheduling Tool

Karmak recently introduced its new ProfitMaster Scheduling product, which helps shops manage service schedules and dispatching appointments

November 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Helm Launches Service Bay Marketplace Unit

Helm Incorporated, a specialty fulfillment and brand support solutions provider based in Highland Park, Mich., has launched a new Service Bay Marketplace business unit, an online centralized purchasing and supply chain management solutio

November 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Delmar Releases Two New Online Technician Courses

Delmar, part of Cengage Learning, has released two new online courses in its Professional Truck Technician Training Series, including courses covering Diesel Engines and Drive Train

November 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

TransCore Adds Three New Modules to Logistics Software

TransCore has upgraded its Logistics Software with three new modules, including the Carrier Pay Rate Calculator and other business analytics tools

November 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Smart Truck, Smart Business: Former SmartWay Head Launches Aerodynamic Venture

Photo courtesy of Navistar

By Diana Britton, Managing Editor

There have been many contributions to the improvement of truck and trailer aerodynamics - and therefore fuel efficiency - over the last few years, both from truck manufacturers and from add-on device

Tags: Operations & Fuel Economy

November 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Vortex Reveals Aerodynamic Splash Guards

Vortex Splash Guards Technologies has introduced a new aerodynamic air flow mud flap, which performs like an air routing system that also helps facilitate cooler running brakes and tires

November 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Mohawk Introduces New Weight Gauge

Mohawk Lifts, Amsterdam, N.Y., has introduced a new weight gauge, a scale on the lift that shows the weight being lifted by each column or the entire load

November 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Tele Atlas Maps, Content to Power Cobra's Truck GPS

Under a new agreement, Tele Atlas will provide digital maps and location content to power Cobra Electronics' 7700 Pro, its GPS navigation and routing tool designed for the professional truck driver

November 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

PHH Arval Upgrades Preventive Maintenance Program

PHH Arval has made enhancements to its Preventive Maintenance program, which automatically sends e-mail notifications to fleet drivers when it's time to get work done on their vehicles

November 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Outside Shops Demand 'Right To Repair,' But That's Not Fair to Dealers, One Says

The "right to repair" one's vehicle wherever one chooses isn't in the U.S. Constitution or Bill of Rights, but many people in the maintenance and parts business believe it almost should be

Tags: Maintenance

November 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Software Users Hear About Trucking Industry Trends at Conference

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor

From the rise in truck intermodal to shippers' use of 3PLs to the coming black box, the changes we're seeing in the trucking industry were front and center during the opening general session of the McLeod Software User's Conference

Tags: Information Technology

November 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Behind the Scenes at Fontaine Fifth Wheel R&D

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor

Fifth wheels often get taken for granted.

Tags: Equipment Issues

November 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Shipper-Carrier Relations: Coca Cola Supply Looks for a Better Way

We're at a familiar point in the business cycle, a dismal one from the perspective of many carriers

Tags: The Bottom Line

October 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Stoops Launches Cash for Clunkers Program

Freightliner Columbias

Stoops Freightliner is offering cash for any used truck that is driven into any of its six locations in the Midwest as part of its new Cash for Clunkers Program for Class 8 vehicles

October 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Peterbilt's New 337, 348 Now In Production

Peterbilt Model 337

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

Peterbilt has rolled out new medium- and medium-heavy duty trucks that are replacing earlier vehicles and will soon be built with EPA-2010 diesels

October 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Allison Transmission Enhances 2010 Models

Allison Transmission has made several improvements to its 2010 model year medium- and heavy-duty commercial transmission

October 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Smith Electric Offers Class 3, 4 Newtons

Smith Electric Vehicles U.S. now offers its Newton commercial vehicle platform on Class 3 and 4 model

October 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Fleet Fuel Card Shopping

By Glen Sokolis, Sokolis Group

Your company has decided to get its first fleet fuel card, or perhaps you are tired of your current vendor. How do you go about shopping for the right fuel card

Tags: The Bottom Line

October 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

HDX Offers Solution For Accessing Extranet Sites

HDX Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Datalliance, now offers HDX SiMan, a service that allows distributors to access and utilize extranet sites for all heavy-duty manufacturers in one sign-on solutio

October 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Innovative to Develop Trucking Auditing System

Innovative Computing Corporation has been granted a patent by the U.S. Patent Office to create a "Method And System For Auditing Trucking Invoices,

October 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Direct Equipment Supply Releases New Hydraulic Shop Presses

Direct Equipment Supply is releasing new versions of its 100- and 150-ton H-Frame Hydraulic Shop Presses

October 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Truck Insurer Introduces Free iPhone Application

1st Guard Corporation, a truck insurer based out of Venice, Fla., has introduced a free mobile application for the iPhone, Trucker1, designed for owner-operators

October 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Appian Releases Newest Version of Direct Route

Appian Logistics Software has released a new version of its Direct Route fleet routing system, which has new features and capabilities

October 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Isuzu Expands Powertrain Warranty Coverage

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America has enhanced its Gold Star Warranty Program for Isuzu-built N-Series and Chevrolet/GMC W-Series Class 3-5 used truck

October 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

FleetMind Rolls Out Trailer Tracking Solution

Montreal-based FleetMind Solutions, which develops fleet management technology, has rolled out a new trailer tracking solution that provides information on the location every tractor and trailer in a fleet

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