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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

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

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