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September 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Prophesy Upgrades DispatchSeries Software

Prophesy Transportation Solutions has upgraded its DispatchSeries trucking software, including enhancements to its load scheduler, last commodity tracking and a new alert center

September 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Affinia's New Site Provides Brake Safety Education

A new web site created by Affinia Global Brake & Chassis provides information on the potential safety risks associated with a class of lighter and thinner brake rotors that don't meet OE specifications

September 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Taking the 'Man' Out of Management: Enterprise Software Trends

Technology trends are making the return on investment in fleet management software more attractive than ever.

By Diana Britton, Managing Editor

The economic meltdown has fleets scrambling to cut costs and improve efficiency in more creative and innovative ways than ever before. This involves getting the most out of fleet management softwar

Tags: Information Technology

September 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Streetwise Tires: Avoiding Urban Damage

Tires for regional and P&D applications face greater stress due to tight turns and constant stop-and-start cycles.

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

Unlike their relatively pampered long-haul cousins that run all day long on flat, straight Interstates, tires that earn their keep on city streets get up close and very personal with all manner of road hazards, including curbs, potholes, piercing grave

Tags: Tires

September 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

CA Goes Aero: CARB's New Aerodynamic Rules

SmartWay-certified trailers with side skirts and low-rolling-resistance tires should meet the upcoming CARB rules. These tires are wide-base singles, but some standard-size duals also qualify. Photo from Great Dane Trailers

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

Not many owners of semitrailers have bought aerodynamic fairings and low-rolling-resistance tires to save fuel, but a lot of them will have to under new rules from California's Air Resources Board

Tags: Trailers

September 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

The Right Oil Now: Improving Your Engine Lubrication Program

A well-run maintenance program can help you extend oil drain intervals.

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor

The recession has everyone pinching pennies. Close management of your engine lubrication program can offer cost savings in a number of areas - if done properly

Tags: Under The Hood

September 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Doran's Tire Pressure Monitoring Available on DriverTech TruckPC

Doran Manufacturing will integrate its 360 tire pressure monitoring system with DriverTech's TruckPC, the company's Windows Embedded onboard computing and mobile communications syste

September 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Who's Watching Your Fuel Program?

Who's watching your fuel program? Sounds simple, right? Not so fast.

Tags: The Bottom Line

September 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Research Shows Oil Viscosity Affects Fuel Economy

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor

You could save as much as 1 percent on your fuel economy simply by switching from a 15W-40 engine oil to a 10W-30 engine oil, according to new research from Chevron Oronite

Tags: Operations & Fuel Economy

September 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Test Drive: Kenworth's T800 LNG Day Cab

Kenworth T800 LNG day cab offers capable clean power.

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

Opportunities to evaluate natural heavy-truck gas alternative power have been few to this point

Tags: Test Drive

September 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Multi Service to Integrate With ADP's Dealer Management Systems

Multi Service Corp. has teamed up with ADP to integrate OEM national account programs with ADP Dealer Services' Dealer Management Systems using Service Gate

September 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Truck Fuel Economy Regulation on the Horizon

By Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor

Well-managed fleets focus on fuel efficiency the way a surgeon focuses on the tip of his scalpel. It is, after all, a life-and-death issu

Tags: Operations & Fuel Economy

September 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Intelek's EDI Software Interfaces to TMWSuite

Intelek Technologies has integrated its DiamondMine EDI translation software with TMW System's enterprise transportation software, TMWSuit

September 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

The Fight Against Global Warming: What's at Stake For Trucking in Cap-and-Trade

By Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor

The effort to create a cap-and-trade system to limit carbon emissions is generating more questions than answers right now, including whether or not Congress will be able to actually pass a bill

Tags: Operations & Fuel Economy

September 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

FreightWatch Releases Geo F1 Tracker

FreightWatch International has released the new Geo F1 Tracker, which it says is the smallest wireless covert tracking device on the marke

September 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

UltraShift Plus is Next Generation of Automated Transmission

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

Eaton has launched its next generation of automated transmissions. The UltraShift Plus family of fully automated transmissions features new automated clutch technology and intelligent shift selection softwar

September 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Phillips Develops New Sta-Lock Gladhands For Trailers

Phillips Industries has developed a new secure trailer connection, Sta-Lock Gladhand

September 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Alliant Power Adds to Line of Cummins, Ford Parts

Alliant Power now offers 12-volt and 24-volt fuel shut-off valve assemblies and coils for Cummins PT pump owners.

Alliant Power has rolled out new parts for Cummins engine owners and for Ford truck owners

September 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Lite-Check's New Light Tester For Trailers and Air Brakes

Lite-Check has introduced a new precision tester for trailer lights and air brake system

September 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Successful Fuel Management Program Equals Discipline

By Glen Sokolis

It's the beginning of football season, so let's talk about blocking and tackling your fuel management program. When you say "blocking and tackling," it sounds so hard.

Tags: The Bottom Line

September 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Rotary Lift Launches Lift Inspection Program

Rotary Lift has launched a heavy-duty lift inspection program called Inspect to Protect

September 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Redesigned Panel Available on FCCC Walk-in Vans

Freightliner Custom Chassis is making an enhanced instrumentation panel standard on new walk-in van chassis model

September 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Alcoa's New Lightweight Wide Base Wheel

Alcoa has introduced the new LvL One wide base wheel, a lighter weight wide-base optio

September 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Four Seasons Releases New Hose Fitting System

Four Seasons, a remanufacturer of mobile air conditioning compressors, has released a new hose fitting system for building A/C hoses in the fiel

September 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Alliance, ArvinMeritor to Roll Out Line of Brake Shoes

Alliance Parts has teamed up with ArvinMeritor to produce a line of remanufactured brake shoes, featuring PlatinumShield Advance Shoe Coating, which helps prevent rust jacking

September 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Comfort Innovation's Go Cool Portable Air Conditioner

Comfort Innovation's new portable air conditioner, Go Cool, was designed to provide the trucking industry with an alternative to other cooling systems or idlin

September 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Kenworth's T470 Body Builder Manual

Kenworth has released the T470 Body Builder Manual to give guidance on body builder installations on the new T470 truck mode

September 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Hendrickson Launches Online Weight Savings Calculator

Hendrickson Truck Suspension Systems has introduced an online weight savings calculator to help fleets estimate the value of weight saving

September 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

McLeod to Integrate Rand McNally's Dock2Dock Software

McLeod Software will integrate Rand McNally's IntelliRoute Dock2Dock solution with its transportation management syste

September 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Haldex Develops Clutch Wall Chart and Brochure

Haldex Commercial Vehicle Systems has developed a Heavy Duty Clutch Guide Wall Chart and Clutch Guide/Cross Reference Brochure

September 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

McLeod Unveils New Driver Scorecard Module

McLeod Software has added a new Driver Scorecard module to its LoadMaster IX Version 9.

September 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Kinedyne Redesigns Tie-Down Straps

Kinedyne, which manufactures and distributes cargo control products for the transportation industry, has redesigned its tie-down straps to include black edges, gold color webbing and a new stencil pattern

September 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

SOMS Technologies Launches Fleet Adoption Program

SOMS Technologies has launched a Fleet Adoption Program for its microGreen Extended Performance Oil Filter, so fleets can test the filter's performance under severe conditions and the fleet's operating conditions

September 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Bosch Introduces New Commercial Starter

The Bosch Group has introduced a new long-haul commercial starter with a lighter weight and twice the life of older starter

September 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Ford Unveils New Power Stroke Diesel

Ford has rolled out its Ford-engineered, Ford-tested and Ford-manufactured 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 turbocharged diesel engine, which will debut in the next-generation F-Series Super Duty truck

September 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Automotive Solutions Releases Treatment to Boost Battery Life

Automotive Solutions, a global distributor of automotive and truck air conditioning parts, has introduced EcoTecPower, an organic, biodegradable polymer treatment that can extend battery life by two to three time

September 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Trojan's New AGM Battery For Idle Reduction

Trojan Battery has created a sealed, absorbed glass mat battery designed specifically for idle-reduction technology in the heavy-duty truck industr

September 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Refuse Parts Adds LowLift to Line of Hoists

Refuse Parts' new LowLift hoist provides for lower loading, a smaller footprint and faster loading and unloading for refuse containers

September 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Col-Met Introduces New VS Waterborne Flash-Off System

Col-Met Spray Booths has introduced the new Col-Met VS Waterborne Flash-Off Systems, a variable-speed system that allows for airflow control within the booth when switching the spray cycle to the higher-speed flash-off cycl

September 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

CEI's New Training Focuses on Distracted Driving

CEI Group has developed a 25-minute online lesson called Avoiding Distracted Drivin

September 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Navistar Financial Provides Guaranteed Asset Protection

Navistar Financial Corp. now offers Guaranteed Asset Protection, a new service that protects customers who suffer a total loss of vehicle

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Peterbilt Announces Natural Gas Engines for Models 365, 384

Peterbilt is offering the Cummins Westport natural gas engine in its Model 365 and Model 384.

Peterbilt is taking immediate orders for its vocational and aerodynamic vehicles powered by compressed and liquefied natural gas. The Model 365 and Model 384 will be offered with the Cummins Westport ISL

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

iBank Offers Web-based SmartWay Finance Center

iBank.com has introduced the SmartWay Finance Center, an online resource to connect truckers with SmartWay-certified products and match them with a nationwide network of financing sources

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Sinclair Oil Launches Fluid Analysis Program With Polaris

Sinclair Oil Lubricants is launching the Sinclair Fluid Analysis Program through a partnership with Polaris Laboratories, which will provide the complete fluid testing and analysis for the new program

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Mahle Clevite Rolls Out Online Catalog

Mahle Clevite has unveiled the first part of its new electronic catalog, Launchpa

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Beall Develops New Tank Trailer

Beall Corp. has developed a new composite tank trailer for the chemical industry

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

How to Stay Cool While Saving Fuel

Delphi offers useful tips to help drivers enhance fuel economy during A/C use The use of any commercial vehicle's air conditioning system increases the load on a vehicle's engine, which in turn consumes fue

Tags: Operations & Fuel Economy

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Four Tips To Help Prevent Potentially Deadly Wheel-Off Accidents

What do a pregnant woman from Maryland, a 48-year-old man from Ontario, and a driver in Seattle have in common? They are all victims of truck wheel-off

Tags: More Maintenance

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Kenworth T470 Available With Extra Horsepower

Buyers of Kenworth's T470 model can now purchase the truck with the 9-liter Cummins ISL engine with 365 horsepower and 1,250 pounds-feet of torque

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Titan's New Line of Floor Trailers Handles Tough Jobs

Titan Trailers has introduced a new suite of live floor trailers to handle more demanding job

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