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June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

ArvinMeritor Brake Experts Offer 10 Tips to Improve Brake Performance

ArvinMeritor offers 10 brake-related tips to help North American truck operators and maintenance professional

Tags: Brakes

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

How to Recognize and Prevent Corrosion and Rust-Jacking on Heavy-Duty Brake Shoes

When rust creeps in between the brake lining and shoe table, it can cause the lining to fracture. Provided chunks of lings do not break off

Tags: Brakes

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Robocom's R-Load Optimizer Maximizes Loads

Robocom Systems has introduced its R-Load Optimizer to help managers improve their outbound load operations

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

SmartDrive Integrates With Microsoft's Bing Maps

SmartDrive Systems has partnered with Microsoft to integrate Microsoft's Bing Maps for Enterprise into the SmartDrive Measured Safety Program

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

TMW Launches New Version of TruckMate

TMW Systems has rolled out TruckMate 2009, an updated version of its transportation software

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Mobile Awareness Upgrades SenseStat System

Mobile Awareness has released the Sensor Enhancement version of its SenseStat Obstacle Detection Sensor System, which detects objects at the rear of a vehicle

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Networkfleet Grooms GPS Vehicle Tracking Device

Networkfleet is prepping its Networkfleet 4200, a GPS vehicle tracking system, for release to the public

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Playing by the Numbers: Spec'ing Tires For Fuel Economy

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

Sooner or later the economy will heat up again and so will demand for fuel - and prices for it. So it's still wise to buy the most fuel-efficient vehicles and operate them wisely

Tags: Tires

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Navteq's Map to Power Daimler's New Fuel Efficiency Feature

Daimler Trucks North America will use Navteq's map to power its RunSmart Predictive Cruise solution in its Cascadia line of trucks

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Deadlines, Deadlines

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

Navistar International is pressing for a delay in the implementation of the 2010 emissions mandate, pushing it back from the Jan. 1 deadline

Tags: Engine Smarts

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Trailer Report: Fuel-Saving Reefers

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

Diesel fuel is getting almost too dear in price to burn, so users are looking at ways to conserve it and to avoid consuming it altogether

Tags: Trailers

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Running Lean: Lightweight specs no longer just for payload

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

Weight, and what we're willing to pay to shed pounds, is relative. Tare isn't quite as critical to a typical truckload carrier as it is to a bulk or beverage hauler

Tags: Equipment Issues

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

EBE Interface Provides Automated Data Entry

EBE Technologies has introduced a new web-based portal that automatically enters detention claims and invoice submissions

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

The Plot Thickens

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

Navistar's January analysts call - where companies strut their stuff to Wall Street - tucked a small bombshell in among the predictions: International will have a 15-liter engine in its MaxxForce lineup for 2010

Tags: Engine Smarts

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Cofair Releases Waterproof Repair Kit

Cofair's new Trailer Medic, a self-adhesive waterproof repair kit for trailers, is made to withstand 140-mph winds and protect a load from a leaky trailer

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Truck-Lite Brings Out Penny-Size LED Lamp

Truck-Lite has created an LED license lamp that is the size of a penny

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Refrigerant Leak Detector Features Infrared Sensor

Tracer Products has developed an electronic refrigerant leak detector that uses an infrared sensor to discover refrigerant leaks down to 0.1 ounce per year

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Direct Equipment Unveils Model 10 Towing Unit

Direct Equipment Supply, a heavy-duty equipment supplier, introduces its Model 10 Fifth Wheel Towing Boom, which converts any standard fifth wheel road tractor for towing service

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Mitsubishi Electric Launches Medium-Duty Starter Program

Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America has introduced a medium-duty aftermarket starter program, the maiden offering for Navistar's I-6 engine family

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New TrucFlo System Offers Electronic Chassis Status Reporting

TrucFlo, a service designed to help the intermodal sector meet the new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's chassis inspection requirements, is the result of a partnership between Conmar and MetriTech

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Alternative Power Industry Glossary of Terms

All Electric Range - the distance or time that a vehicle can drive in all electric mode without engaging another means of powering the vehicle

Tags: Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Bosch Develops BAT 110 Battery Tester

Bosch unveiled a new battery tester that features conductance technology and temperature compensation

June 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Fuel Cap Lock for Commercial Trucks

Fleet Locks has rolled out a one-piece fuel cap lock, designed to help protect the fuel, engine and fuel cap on commercial trucks

May 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Gamber-Johnson Releases Rugged Telematics Mounting Base

Gamber-Johnson has created a mounting base designed to hold telematic units and laptops in commercial vehicles

May 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Grote Dome Lamp Features Infrared Technology

The transportation industry can do away with on/off switches as a result of Grote Industries's new 12-volt version of its S100 LED WhiteLight surface-mount dome lamp with infrared motion activation

May 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Customizable Truck Caps for 2009 Pickups

A.R.E. has introduced a Deluxe Commercial Unit for 2009 truck models

May 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Mahle Offers Online Engine Catalog

Aftermarket customers can search for engine parts online with Mahle Clevite's heavy-duty online catalog, featuring a new 3406E engine offering

May 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

DriverTech Upgrades Mobile Software

DriverTech, the in-vehicle computing software developer, has made several improvements to its Core Mobile Software, including a single driver login capability, an added security feature and new applications

May 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Burnett Brings on Partners for Apnea Initiative

Burnett Insurance is teaming up with Precision Pulmonary Diagnostics and Homeland Healthcare to provide sleep apnea diagnosis and single payer integrated insured wellness to the trucking industry

May 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

CarrierWeb's ReeferMate Features Two-way Communication

There is now a way to monitor and control refrigeration using two-way communication technology with the introduction of CarrierWeb's ReeferMate

May 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Rain-X Releases Heavy-Duty Windshield Blade

Rain-X has released a new windshield wiper blade for Class 3 through 8 vehicles, designed to survive harsh weather conditions and protect against corrosion

May 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Master Locks Rolls Out Truck Bed Protection

Master Lock introduces its Truck Bed U-Lock, designed to deter theft and prevent items from shifting in a pickup's bed

May 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Future is Green at NTEA

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

Some of the earliest freight-hauling trucks were electric-powered, but they disappeared in the 1920s when internal combustion engines proved less costly and operationally more flexible

Tags: Light & Medium

May 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Trailer Safety: Technology That's Working

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

Rollovers are one of the most serious types of accidents, because drivers and other truck occupants are usually tossed around and badly injured or killed. In the process, tractors are badly damaged or totaled

Tags: Trailers

May 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Shop Safety: Carrying on the Good Fight

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

Cleanliness may be next to godliness, but it also makes lots of sense in a truck shop. So say three maintenance managers we interviewed for this article. "Good housekeeping,

Tags: Managing the Shop

May 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Airing on the Side of Safety

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

How much force would it take to hurl a 16-pound bowling ball three-quarters of a mile? About the same amount of potential energy packed into an 11-by-22-inch truck tire inflated to 100 psi, says the Tire Industry Association

Tags: Tires

May 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Under Pressure: Fuel Filtration

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

A perennial topic at any meeting of the Technology and Maintenance Council of ATA is fuel filter plugging

Tags: Operations & Fuel Economy

May 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Specs for Fuel Economy

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

Sooner or later the economy will heat up again and so will demand for fuel - and prices for it. So it's still wise to buy the most fuel-efficient vehicles and operate them wisely

Tags: Operations & Fuel Economy

May 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Time for Preventive Maintenance on Fuel Surcharges

By Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor

Funny how things change. Six months ago at $147 a barrel, oil prices were a catastrophe. In mid-December, hovering near $40, they were the only ray of light on an economic horizon that was grim and getting grimmer

Tags: The Bottom Line

May 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Tires & Fuel Economy: Playing by the Numbers

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

Spec'ing considerations for tires run the gamut from application to serviceability, and from life cycle costs to anticipated fuel savings. No two fleets will have exactly the same considerations, but at year-end, fuel costs will factor into most spec'ing decisions

Tags: Operations & Fuel Economy

May 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Fuel Buying Smarts

By Deborah Lockridge, Editor

Whether fuel is two-something a gallon or four-something a gallon, every penny you can save is another penny toward the bottom line

Tags: The Bottom Line

May 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Diesel Particulate Filters

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

Detroit Diesel's Chuck Blake offers an interesting perspective on diesel particulate filters. He says he owns them, even though every truck owner who has purchased a Detroit engine on every 2008 model-year Freightliner product has paid for them

Tags: Under The Hood

May 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Making the Connection -- Beyond the Fifth Wheel

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

Doubles and triples combinations are the primary over-the-road equipment for less-than-truckload fleets, truck-trailer rigs are common among specialty haulers in many western states

Tags: Trailers

May 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Tire Evaluation: Are you getting all the information you need before spec'ing your tires?

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

Perhaps only computers remain a more confusing purchasing decision than tires. The thought of comparing RAMS and ROMS and Gigs and HDs and DVDs and processors strikes fear into the hearts of all but the hardened geek

Tags: Tires

May 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Investigating Vehicles For Corrosion

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

Rust! It's upon us like a plague, and has been since snow has fallen and ice formed on paved roads and authorities decided to try to melt as much as they could to make travel safer

Tags: More Maintenance

May 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Fleet Innovators

Technology Trailblazer: Jaquelyn Barretta, CIO, Con-way, Inc.

Like many of HDT's Truck Fleet Innovators, Jacquelyn Barretta followed in her father's footsteps - but it was into the world of information technology, or IT, rather than trucking

Tags: Fleet Innovators

May 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Fleet Innovators

A Vision Fulfilled: Kevin Knight, Chairman/CEO, Knight Transportation

We are in the "Mother of all Recessions," Kevin Knight agrees, but he's optimistic. His company, Phoenix-based Knight Transportation, was conceived and bred to succeed in the toughest of times

Tags: Fleet Innovators

May 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Fleet Innovators

Innovation Driven by Necessity: Donald G. Oren, Chairman, Dart Transit Co.

Dart Transit is largely responsible for two innovations that are key parts of today's truckload industry: 53-foot trailers and the use of independent contractors as drivers

Tags: Fleet Innovators

May 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Fleet Innovators

Preparing for Change: Ray Kuntz, Chairman/CEO, Watkins and Shepard Trucking

'I have long advocated for the industry to better prepare itself to deal with change, and one way to do so is to better anticipate the challenges ahead.

Tags: Fleet Innovators

May 2009, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Book Review: "Safety for the Long Haul"

By Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor

Every truck safety professional in the country should read this book. And every trucking company owner or chief executive, upon whom the ultimate responsibility for safety lies, should be familiar with it

Tags: Safety & Compliance

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