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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

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Column: Keep Your Cool

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

I like cool old cars. I happen to have a couple of extra-cool, extra-old cars in a Jensen Interceptor II and a Porsche 928. But while they are cool, they don't cool very well. However, I have discovered Evans Cooling'

Tags: Under The Hood

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Driving Impressions: Alternative Fuels for Light-Duty Trucks

Behind the cab in the bed of this converted F-150 is a 53-gallon fuel cylinder, 41 gallons of which provide 500 miles of range.

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

Here are two ways to avoid buying petroleum from unfriendly countries

Tags: Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Test Drive: Mack Titan - Mack's Biggest Strongest Model

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

One look at this truck tells what it is - a big hauler of large and dense loads - and what it's not - a posh over-the-road freighter

Tags: Test Drive

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Pig's Eco-Friendly Version of Universal Mat

New Pig has unveiled a more eco-friendly version of its Pig Universal Mat, which is now made with 50 percent recycled polypropylene content

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Just Do It: Act Now to Cut Emissions

Bulky tanks for compressed natural gas consume room on a chassis, but there's usually room for them on trash collection trucks. Here the tanks are stacked vertically ahead of the packer body.  (Photo by Tom Berg)

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

Government people tend to spend a lot of time thinking and planning when they should just get things done, contends David McCary, director of solid waste management for the City of San Antonio

Tags: Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

REM Medical, U.S. HealthWorks to Offer Sleep Apnea Services to Drivers

REM Medical Corp. has teamed up with U.S. HealthWorks to provide sleep apnea services to the transportation industry

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Green Gas to Use MicroGreen Filters in Conversion Program

Green Gas Laboratories has added the microGreen Extended Performance Oil filter to its EcoSmart Lube green fleet conversion busines

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

CogniFit's Brain Training Programs For Drivers

CogniFit, a company that provides brain fitness programs, has developed a suite of brain training software that provides assessments and personalized training for driver

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Polaris Revamps Fluid Analysis Website

Polaris Laboratories has revamped its web site with expanded fluid analysis information as well as guidance on managing an effective testing progra

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Sioux's E-Series Pressure Washers and Steam Cleaners

Sioux Corp. has rolled out a new line of all-electric pressure washers and steam cleaners, which are more portable and compact

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Minimizer Enhances MIN2200 Poly Fenders

Minimizer, a manufacturer of poly truck fenders, poly toolboxes, customized mud flaps, and bracket kits, has made enhancements to the MIN220

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Col-Met Launches New Line of Flash-off Systems

Col-Met Spray Booths has launched a new line of waterborne flash-off systems with Col-Met Evo-1, a tower stand for applying waterborne-based primer and basecoat to smaller areas

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Dossier to Interface to Napa Parts Program

Arsenault Associates has integrated its Dossier maintenance management software with Napa's Integrated Business Solutions program, which should eliminate steps in ordering parts

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

McLeod Develops Responsibility Filtering Module

McLeod Software has developed a Responsibility Filtering Module, which restricts user access to operational data and assigns business unit responsibility based on a company's hierarchal structure

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Dana Adds New Line of Spicer Medium-Duty Axles

Dana has added a new line of Spicer axles, the S140 series single-drive, medium-duty axles

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Summit to Focus on Distracted Driving

Recent concerns about the dangers of text messaging and other distractions while driving have prompted a gathering in Washington, D.C., to address the issue in late Septembe

Tags: Safety & Compliance

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

R-O-M Improves SidekicK Walkramp

R-O-M Corp. has improved its SidekicK folding walkramp by adding new, larger wheels for better ramp mobility and easier maneuverability

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

PPG Creates Anti-Corrosion Compound

PPG Commercial Coatings has created Electrolysis Corrosion Kontrol, or ECK, an anti-corrosion compound for metal

August 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

MS Fuel Card Helps Fleets Meet Emissions Rules

Fleets using selective catalytic reduction to meet 2010 EPA emissions requirements will be able to use Multi Service Corp.'s Fuel Card for urea/diesel exhaust fluid purchases

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