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August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Choosing the Optimal Tool Cart

Tool carts are available in just about every possible variety, from a simple two tray unit, to super wide units with six or more drawers and a flip lid, not to mention roll cabinet

Tags: Managing the Shop

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Class 8 Update: In the Trenches

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

If it weren't for what's being nicknamed "The Great Recession," news in the Class 8 truck business would be all about engines

Tags: Equipment Issues

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Iowa 80 Reveals New Web Site

The Iowa 80 Truckstop has launched a new web site, which allows visitors to take a virtual tour of the truckstop, learn about its 45-year history and apply for jobs

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

CHS Rolls Out Cenex Voyager Fleet Card

CHS Payment Solutions has rolled out the Cenex Voyager Fleet Card, which allows for charging and tracking fuel as well as vehicle maintenance and repair purchases in one card

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Alcoa Wheel Launches Online Tool For Comparing Products

Alcoa has launched a new online tool for comparing financial data for steel and aluminum wheel alternative

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Making a Plan and Sticking to IT: Routing, Navigation and Mapping

By Diana Britton, Managing Editor, and Jim Beach, Contributing Editor

Routing, mapping and navigation all deal with getting a vehicle from Point A to Point B. Transportation management systems may offer all three of these components, but the terms are not really interchangeable

Tags: Information Technology

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Test Drive: Volvo's I-Shift - A Smooth Operator

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

Testimonials are fine, but repeat business is the best endorsement for a product. Wayne Klink, founder and president of a fleet with his name, likes his 90 Volvo trucks and the latest component in three of them, the I-Shif

Tags: Test Drive

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Steering Clear of Trouble: Get Ready for Heavier Axles

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

While recruiting and compliance departments grapple with the potential implications of weight-based sleep-apnea testing for drivers, operations and maintenance personnel should be aware that trucks are getting heavier, to

Tags: Tires

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

California Reefers

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

The California Air Resources Board is following through on its promise to clamp down on emissions from reefer diesel

Tags: Trailers

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

If They Can Make It Here: NYC Adds Hybrids

By Diana Britton, Managing Editor

The New York City Department of Sanitation collects more than 12,000 tons of residential and institutional refuse and recyclables each da

Tags: Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Abanaki Releases New Disk Oil Skimmer

Abanaki Corp. has released its disk-type oil skimmer, a device for removing unwanted tramp oils from coolants and parts washer

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Phillips Industries' Permalogic Selector System

Phillips Industries has rolled out its Permalogic Selector System, a device for maximizing liftgate power

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Trackwell ADS Launches New Web Site

Trackwell ADS has developed a new web site to provide users with increased information about the company's products

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Titan Trailers' New Kicker Plate Improves Safety

Titan Trailers has designed the new Titan Kicker Plate, a device to aid in the safe offloading of materials out of Titan's line of trailer

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

The Future of Heavy-Duty Mobile A/C Refrigerants

The average long-haul tractor-trailer will have its engine running for 21 hours a day, including six to seven hours at idle so the driver can heat or cool the cab during a rest period

Tags: Equipment Issues

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Silver Eagle Skirt Receives SmartWay Certification

Silver Eagle Manufacturing has received SmartWay certification for its mid-length aerodynamic skirt

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Chassis Grabber Requires No Drilling

Safety Pumping Systems has developed the Chassis Grabber Mounting System, a tool for mounting any type of equipment on a truck frame without drilling holes in the frame

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Aljex Offers E-Statements for TIN Users

Aljex Software now offers E-Statements for users of Aljex Transportation Intermediary Network, the company's map-oriented management software for freight brokers, 3PLs, and other transportation provider

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

OPS' New Filtration System With Electronic Controls

Oil Purification Systems is rolling out its new Eco-Pur System in September, a supplemental filtration system that uses electronic controls to optimize the cleaning process and filter out solid and liquid contaminants

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

ATRO Enhances Web Site For Online Ordering

ATRO Engineered Systems, a urethane suspension components manufacturer for heavy-duty trucks, has created a new corporate web site for online ordering of product

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Cobra's New Navigation and Routing Device for Truckers

Cobra Electronics' new GPS navigation and routing device was designed specifically with the professional truck driver in mind

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

AMTs Can Improve Fuel Efficiency, Study Finds

Automated Manual Transmissions can improve fuel efficiency by up to 22 percent over conventional automatic transmission

Tags: Operations & Fuel Economy

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Data Recorders Available on Navistar Emergency Trucks

Navistar's International DuraStar and WorkStar fire trucks and emergency vehicles can now be installed with vehicle data recorder

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Great Dane Unveils New Classic Truckload Reefer

Great Dane Trailers has unveiled its new Classic Truckload refrigerated trailer during the Great American Trucking Show this wee

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

TnT Release Develops Ergo Hook, Reducer

TnT Release has recently developed two new products to make pulling the release handle on a fifth wheel plate much easier and safer for drivers

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Xata to Launch Web Training on Xatanet

Minnesota-based Xata Corporation, which offers fleet optimization tools, has created a web portal to train customers on its Xatanet technology

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Penske Used Trucks Available on eBay

Customers of Penske Truck Leasing will now be able to purchase used trucks online through eBay Motors

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Oil Gone Easy Stain Remover Now Available to Public

Oil Gone Easy, a natural, bio-remediation product, is now available to consumers

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Bar's Products Rebrands Rislone Ring Seal Product

Bar's Products has rebranded its Rislone Ring Seal to better describe the product's functionality. The product has been renamed Rislone Ring Seal Smoke Repair and redesigned with a new brighter label

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Rock Hard Systems' New Software Offerings

Rock Hard Systems has rolled out several new software solutions aimed at the trucking industry, including Trailer/Asset Tracking software, an integrated accounting system and owner-operator software

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

PHH Arval Releases Mobile Application for Drivers

PHH Arval, a subsidiary of PHH Corp., has released a new mobile application for fleet driver

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Detroit Diesel Offers Two-year Warranty on PowerPacks

Detroit Diesel is now offering an extended two-year, 150,000-mile warranty on its PowerPacks replacement fuel injector

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Dometic Rolls Out Line of Sleeper Refrigerators

Dometic Automotive has rolled out a new line of refrigerators and freezers for truck sleepers, with a new patented double-lock door feature to make sure the door stays shut in rough road conditions

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Talbert Launches New Financing Program

Talbert Manufacturing is offering a complete financing program for customers of new trailer purchases made through participating dealer

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Rand McNally Rolls Out Truck Navigation Device

Rand McNally has released IntelliRoute TND 500, a truck navigation device

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Rayconnect Unveils Line of Heated SCR Fluid Connectors

Rayconnect has unveiled a new line of self-heating fluid connectors, which work to keep the urea-based fluid used in the selective catalytic reduction process from freezin

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

EBE Introduces Carrier Qualification System

EBE Technologies has introduced Carrier CSI, a carrier qualification and safety solution

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Truck Parts Solutions Offers Online Parts Inventory

Truck Parts Solutions has developed a set of websites to help companies get their inventories of heavy-duty truck parts out there

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Trailer Economy Considerations: Research on side skirts and more

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

Canadian researchers and fleet managers have run another series of test runs on fuel economy improvement products, and some of the results have verified what was learned at an event the year before

Tags: Operations & Fuel Economy

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

TruckVac Pro Rolls Out First Vacuum Product

TruckVac Pro has rolled out a vacuum system product to the commercial truck market

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Mobileye Launches New Driver-safety System

Mobileye has launched a new driver-safety system designed for aftermarket applications in passenger and fleet vehicle

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Security Smarts: Protecting Your Cargo, Trucks and Drivers

Photo by Jim Park

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor

The hijacking of the Maersk Alabama by Somali pirates and the dramatic rescue of its captain may have captured the nation's attention, but the hijacking and theft of trucks and trailers is a greater threat to the U.S. econom

Tags: Safety & Compliance

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Heavier-Rig Idea Advances

This mockup from Maverick shows how a proposed three-axle, 48-foot flatbed would carry 51,000 pounds on its tridem, plus the familiar 12,000 pounds on the tractor's steer axle and 34,000 on its tandem.

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

A bill to allow states to authorize heavier tractor-trailers has been introduced in Congress, and the idea might also be part of highway reauthorization legislation. But chances for passage are iffy, observers sa

Tags: Trailers

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Geofencing: More Than 'Big Brother'

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

"Big Brother" comes to mind in any otherwise-official definition of "geofencing," the tracking method that keeps track of employees entering or leaving certain geographic area

Tags: Information Technology

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

The Latest in Handhelds

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

Companies surviving in trucking today are all about efficiency. What will drive down costs, increase productivity and speed up cash flow

Tags: Information Technology

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Technology for Cost Control: Report From the ALK Conference

By Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor

There are indications that we are closer to the start of economic recovery - at least, the pace of decline is slowing - but John White, President of U.S. Xpress, is still waiting for inventory numbers to show a turnaround

Tags: Information Technology

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Tire Report: Telematics and Tire Pressure Monitoring

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

You don't need me to tell you that maintaining correct tire inflation pressure across a fleet of trucks and trailers is a challenge of biblical proportion

Tags: Tires

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

'Hey, Where'd My Truck Go?' Driver Security Tips

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

Short of rotting pig guts or trash destined for landfill, crooks will grab just about anything they can dispose of quickly and sell without a trace

Tags: Safety & Compliance

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

OTC Introduces Wrench and Socket Tools for PriMaax Suspensions

OTC, an SPX Brand, has added to its line of heavy-duty tools with the introduction of the Quick Alignment Socket and Quick Wrench

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Eyes on the Road: First Observer Takes Over for Highway Watch

By Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor

Truck drivers' long and storied tradition as Knights of the Road took on new meaning after 9/11

Tags: Safety & Compliance

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