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June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Bergstrom Unveils No-Idle AC System for Day Cabs

Bergstrom has unveiled its Nite Day Cab No-Idle System, a battery-powered air conditioning system designed to comply with idling regulations

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Cummins Filtration Rolls Out New DEF Options

Cummins Filtration has rolled out smaller packaging options as well as dispensing equipment for diesel exhaust fluid

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Transite Launches My Freight Portal-3PL

Transite Technology has launched My Freight Portal-3PL, a solution that helps logistics companies manage costs and profits for each transaction

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Internet Truckstop Taps ProMiles to Enhance FuelDesk Plus

Internet Truckstop, an online freight matching service, has tapped ProMiles to update its national fuel stop directory in FuelDesk Plus and FuelDeskPlus.com

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Haldex Launches Full Function ABS Valve

Haldex Commercial Vehicle Systems has launched a new ABS valve that is compatible with the Haldex PLC Select 1M and 2M Full Function ABS System applications

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Arsenault Associates Develops Tools for Evaluating Maintenance Software

Arsenault Associates has developed two free tools to help companies evaluate fleet maintenance software

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

HOP Adds Two to Maintenance Cleaning Line

HOP Sales and Service, the distributor of Power Eagle hot water/high pressure cleaning equipment, has introduced the Power Eagle Carnuba Ultra Wash and Polished Aluminum Cleaner

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Telogis Rolls Out New Version of GeoBase

Telogis has rolled out a new version of GeoBase, a mapping engine that now provides real-time navigation for commercial vehicles through laptops and mobile operating systems

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

CarrierWeb Expands Monitoring Capabilities

CarrierWeb has developed a new website which adds enhancements to its Always-On technology, including Route GeoFencing and Polygonal Landmarking

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Old World's DEF Fluid Meets 2010 EPA Rules

Old World Industries has developed a brand of diesel exhaust fluid called BlueDEF to help commercial vehicles meet EPA standards for 2010

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Thermo King Annual Rebate Program

Thermo King has launched its annual rebate program for customers who purchase qualifying parts for Thermo King and Carrier units from participating dealerships in the U.S. and Canada

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Stemco Rolls Out Severe-Duty Tire Pressure Monitor

Stemco has added to its Bat RF line of products with the introduction of AirBat SD, a tire pressure monitoring sensor, designed for severe-duty applications such as transit and refuse hauling

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Decisiv Debuts Free Service Management Platform

Decisiv has debuted FleetBasic, the free version of the Decisiv Service Management Platform, which facilitates communication between over-the-road trucking operations, local and regional fleets, and their service providers

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Glacier Ships Out Ridgeline T100 Computer

Glacier Computer is shipping out its Ridgeline T100 tablet computer, an 8.4-inch interface to accommodate mobile computing in the warehouse, freight, medical and field service markets

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Minimizer Fender Available for Lonestar

The Minimizer MIN1300 fenders are now available for the new International Lonestar

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Mohawk Offers Mobile Column Lifts

Mohawk Lifts offers a line of mobile column lifts, which can be used to raise vehicles from the side while leaving the tires free for wheel, brake and front-end service

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Night Moves Offers Truck Branding for Night Drivers

Night Moves has developed a lighting technology that makes it possible to see brand names on trucks in the dark

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Go-15 Designed to Reduce Friction and Fuel Consumption

Engineous' new Go-15 is a metal-surface conditioning treatment, designed to reduce friction and improve fuel consumption, according to the company

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Hybrid Drive System for Class 8 Refuse Trucks

Parker Hannifin has rolled a new version of its RunWise Advanced Series Hybrid Drive System designed for Class 8 refuse vehicles

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Luber-finer Offers Replacement Fuel Filters

Luber-finer is now offering replacement elements for its line of Davco fuel/water separator fuel filters

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

TarpArmor Launches Fall Protection Line

The safeMount Ladder Assist serves as a handrail extension that enables workers to maintain three points of contact as they move to the top of a refuse collection vehicle.

TarpArmor has launched its Fall Protection System, a new line of products to promote safety of refuse employees working on top of garbage trucks

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Convenience Products Releases Foam Dispensing System

Convenience Products, which manufactures Touch 'n Seal insulating foam products, has created the new CPDS 1000, a constant pressure foam dispensing system

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Daimler Deploys Cummins Westport's Natural Gas Engine

Daimler Trucks North America will deploy the Cummins Westport ISL G Natural Gas engine in its Freightliner Business Class M2 112 truck in six liquefied natural gas and compressed natural gas configurations

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Kenworth Adds to Medium-Duty Vocational Line

Kenworth has added the new T470 to its medium-duty line of vocational and municipal trucks

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Double Coin Seeks Higher Industry Status, Shows 6 New Tires

New fuel-efficient heavy truck radials from Double Coin.

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

Double Coin might not be the first name that comes to mind when one thinks of tires, but the Chinese company is trying to boost its recognitio

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Kaeser Compressors Offers Free Newsletter

Kaeser Compressors now offers a free quarterly e-newsletter that provides case histories and articles

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Goodyear Unveils New Waste Haul Tires

Goodyear has unveiled a new waste hauling tire, the G289 WHA

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Isuzu Introduces New Web Site

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America has developed a new web site, which now enables truck buyers to get quotes, request literature or locate a nearby dealer

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Seeking the SuperTechs: TMC Technician Skills Competition

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor

This month, the Technology and Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations is holding its fourth annual National Technician Skills Competition, or SuperTech, in conjunction with TMC's fall meeting in Nashville, Tenn

Tags: Managing the Shop

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Top Five Tire Killers

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

Nobody questions that tires will wear out. But what might be considered reasonable in terms of service life varies considerably from application to application, from truck to truck, and from tire to tire

Tags: Tires

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Warranty Woes: TMC's universal equipment claim process

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

Bharat Thacker, a fleet consultant who runs RapidWarranty in Southfield, Mich., tells of visiting a large fleet and being taken to an office area where 30 people worked on nothing but filing warranty claims

Tags: Managing the Shop

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Cool It! Cooling system maintenance

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

We demand much of our cooling systems these days. Not only do they dissipate the heat generated by combustion within the block, but chances are they also cool large volumes of really hot exhaust ga

Tags: Under The Hood

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

A Question of Balance

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

Do we really need to balance our tires? Predictably, and depending who you ask, the answers are yes. Or no. Improvements in manufacturing processes guarantee a much better tire comes from the factory today than even a decade ago

Tags: Tires

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Brake Maintenance

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

Brake maintenance, particularly maintenance intervals for heavy duty trucks, depends more than anything else on the vehicle duty cycle. There is a world of difference between a refuse truck that experiences 200-300 heavy brake applications in a shif

Tags: Chassis & Brakes

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Crud Catcher: Fifth Wheel Maintenance

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

As we head into winter, springtime may seem far away. But it's the aftereffects of winter's messy roads and de-icing compounds that lead to one of the sounds of spring: drivers complaining about their fifth wheels

Tags: More Maintenance

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

At A Snail's Pace: 2009 Economic Outlook

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor

A year ago, experts predicted we'd be turning the corner on the sluggish economy by now. They were wrong.Two things happened this year that economists didn't predict

Tags: The Bottom Line

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Trailer Maintenance: Little Things Mean A Lot

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor

Trailers these days get a little more respect than they used to. They're designed to last longer with less maintenance. Newer, more damaging de-icers have driven the development of new coatings and other solutions to corrosion problems

Tags: Trailers

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Credit Crunch: Surviving The Storm

By Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor

Better batten down the hatches and tighten the belts, motor carriers. This thing is going to get worse before it gets better. That was the message last month from economic experts

Tags: The Bottom Line

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Rollover Control: Electronic stability technology

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

Not a lot of truck buyers are choosing electronic stability enhancement devices, but maybe they should - because they could be saving big bucks

Tags: Safety & Compliance

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Mobile Communication: Making it All Work

By Jim Beach, Technology Editor

Trucking operations use a number of technologies to improve both operational efficiencies and customer service: transportation management software in the home office, computers or tracking and monitoring devices on the vehicles

Tags: Information Technology

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

The Real Cost of Trucks

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

If you think about what you bought for a tractor in 1980 and what you get when you buy a tractor today, you quickly realize they're not even the same animal. Why 1980

Tags: Equipment Issues

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Minding the Fleet

By Jim Beach, Technology Editor

In the beginning, fleet management software mostly meant applications that tied together a carrier's accounting and dispatch functions. Today, such products encompass a number of operational activities and integrate with a wide range of technologies

Tags: Information Technology

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Ticking Time Bomb? NOT!

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

Two major television news reports within the last year cast a shadow over aging passenger-car and light-truck tires. Fatal accidents allegedly resulting from age-related tire degradatio

Tags: Tires

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

The Wireless Truck

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

There has been much talk about telematics on the car side of the automotive business, with GM the highest-profile early adopter with its OnStar product. Yet trucking had the car people beat by 20 years

Tags: Information Technology

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Something In The Air

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

There have been a lot of new product launches at the spring truck shows, as you'll see in this month's cover story. Despite the faltering economy, there's been no let-up in that activity

Tags: Engine Smarts

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Dealer of the Year: Customer Service Key

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor

These days, truck dealers can't rely solely on the sale of trucks to stay in business. So the successful one

Tags: Equipment Issues

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Tie-Downs Need Proper Storage and Use

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

When drivers are tying down a flatbed load, they may be tempted to use equipment that's worn or torn or broken, so they can get going and earn some money

Tags: Trailers

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Xantrex Redesigns Sine-Wave Inverter

Xantrex has redesigned its Prowatt SW 1000 Sine-Wave Inverter to be cost-effective and more powerful, the company says

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

ACS, PeopleNet Join Forces to Offer In-cab Scanning

Affiliated Computer Services' mobile solutions are being integrated into PeopleNet's Blu platform, in an effort to offer new mobile in-cab scanning solutions

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Preco Rolls Out Short Range Back-up Alarm

Preco Safety Products has rolled out its SRS, or short range sound, Back-up Alarm, created to lessen the noise pollution traditionally associated with back-up alarms

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