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December 2008, - Cover Story

Truckstops In Crisis

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

Cost-driven closures are taking away driver amenities - and parking spaces.

Tags: Truckstops, Truck Parking

December 2008, - Feature

ATA's Safety Bid

By Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor

There's a new player on the highway safety scene in Washington. It's an outfit called American Trucking Associations.

Tags: ATA, Seat Belts

November 2008, - Feature

Actron IR Thermometer Pro

Actron, Cleveland, Ohio, introduced the IR Thermometer Pro non-contact temperature reader, which safely measures surface temperatures of hot, hazardous or hard-to-reach objects

November 2008, - Feature

Jerr-Dan and Aero Industries Release Rolling Tarp

Jerr-Dan and Aero Industries introduced an easy-to-operate rolling tarp model available to the carrier bed market through Jerr-Dan

November 2008, - Feature

Jerr-Dan Premium 6-Ton Carrier

Jerr-Dan introduced the new Premium 6-Ton carrier bed, which it says is 50 percent stronger than most standard-duty carrier beds

November 2008, - Feature

Snap-on PWZ3 Pliers Wrench

Snap-on released its new PWZ3 Pliers Wrench, designed to work in hard-to get spots that require a powerful tool

November 2008, - Feature

Haldex Consep Service Kits

Haldex introduced its new Consep low maintenance air pre-treatment condenser/separator designed for a variety of OE applications

November 2008, - Feature

Jerr-Dan HDUL-450D Turns Tractor Into Recovery Unit

Jerr-Dan introduced the new HDUL-450D Heavy Duty Fifth Wheel Detachable Underlift

November 2008, - Feature

Delo Heavy Duty Motor Oil Meets Japanese Engine Requirements

Chevron announced its Delo 400 LE SAE 15W-40 has met the Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan's automotive diesel engine oil standard, JASO DH-2

November 2008, - Feature

Rand McNally Launches RouteTools Software

Rand McNally Commercial Transportation introduced RouteTools software, a routing, mileage and business management solution for the PC

November 2008, - Feature

Allison Introduces MY09 Prognostics

Allison Transmission, Indianapolis, introduced new prognostic features for MY09 are now available on Allison 1000/2000/3000/4000 series models

November 2008, - Feature

Monroe Brakes Line Includes Air Disc Brake Coverage

Tenneco introduced Monroe Dynamics disc brake pads and shoes, covering air disc brake systems from Workhorse, Knorr Bremse, Meritor Wabco and other manufacturers

November 2008, - Feature

Carrier Introduces Supra 950MT

Carrier Transicold released the new Supra 950MT truck refrigeration unit, which delivers the highest capacity performance found in a multi-temperature refrigeration system for straight truck

November 2008, - Feature

Innovative Computing Releases Enhancements, New Modules

Innovative Computing Corp., Brentwood, Tenn., released several new enhancements and modules that will be available in IES R9, which is expected to be available in late spring 2009

November 2008, - Feature

Oil Eater Spill Kit for Emergency Cleanups

Oil Eater, Skokie, Ill., introduced the Transportation Spill Kit, an all-in-one professional grade emergency clean up system for hazardous spills

November 2008, - Feature

Hendrickson Adds Primaax EX Air Suspension System

Hendrickson's Primaax EX system is an enhanced version of the Primaax heavy-duty, vocational truck air suspension, for expanded applications

November 2008, - Feature

New Book Looks at How Trucking's Rise in 20th Century is Tied to Economy, Politics

"Trucking Country: The Road to America's Wal-Mart Economy," by Shane Hamilton, is a new book that, through the social history of long-haul trucking, explores the contentious politics of free-market capitalism in post-World War II America

November 2008, - Feature

E-Z Pack Offers Advanced Gladiator Cylinder

E-Z Pack Manufacturing, Cynthiana, Ky., is offering its advanced Gladiator Pack-Eject cylinders as replacement parts to fit other brands of refuse bodies

November 2008, - Feature

Commercial Truck Guide Now Includes APU Values

NADA Used Car Guide has enhanced its ATD/NADA Official Commercial Truck Guide by adding a comprehensive set of values for Auxiliary Power Units (APUs),

November 2008, - Feature

Kenworth Offers Aftermarket Crew Cab Conversion for Medium-Duty Trucks

Kenworth offers an aftermarket crew cab conversion option for Kenworth T170, T270 and T370 medium-duty conventional models

November 2008, - Feature

Mack Launches Titan Website

Mack Trucks launched a new web site,, to give customers a closer look at the Titan truck

November 2008, - Feature

Kenworth Offers Fuel Tank Options For T170


Kenworth added 30-gallon, under-cab fuel tank options for its T170 Class 5 model, which serves applications in pickup and delivery, general freight, leasing and rental, towing and recovery, landscaping, and construction

November 2008, - Feature

Donovan Introduces Innovative Tarp System

Donovan Enterprises, Stuart, Fla., introduced the Flash Tarp System for dump bodies 24 feet and under, featuring patent-pending galvanized steel "clamshell" spring enclosures on the lower arms

November 2008, - Feature

GE Capital Solutions Fleet Services' Enhanced Driver Safety Program

GE Capital Solutions Fleet Services released a new Web-based driver safety management solution providing a full menu of lessons delivered on-demand via the Internet

November 2008, - Feature

Kenworth Adds New Interior Appointments

Marathon Seat Material

Kenworth will incorporate new cab and sleeper interior appointments for its Class 8 and medium-duty conventional models starting next month

November 2008, - Feature

AT&T CruiseCast

AT&T and RaySat Broadcasting introduced At&T CruiseCast, an in-vehicle entertainment service that allows mobile professionals to watch a lineup of 22 satellite video channels anywhere in the country

November 2008, - Feature

Navistar Documentary Celebrates America's Truck Drivers

"Drive and Deliver," the documentary film from Navistar that provides an inside look at the truck-driving professional, is now available on DVD at Flying J Travel Plazas across North America and at

November 2008, - Feature

Haldex ModulX DB22LT Disc Brake Offered on Hendrickson Axles

Haldex Commercial Vehicle Systems has made the ModulX DB22LT disc brake available on Hendrickson axles

November 2008, - Feature

Saf-Holland Launches New Web Sites

Saf-Holland has launched U.S. and Germany regional web sites to support the company's global operations and corporate web site

November 2008, - Feature

New Web Site Aims To Be Online Meeting Place

On Time Media and Trucking Jobs announce the launch of a new trucking job and community website,

November 2008, - Feature

Kenworth T2000 Adds Driver Information Center, GPS Navigation and Multiplex Instrumentation

The Kenworth T2000 is now available with the Kenworth Driver Information Center, Kenworth GPS Navigation System and state-of-the-art multiplex instrumentation system for enhanced performance and serviceability

November 2008, - Feature

Volvo D12 Series Engine Now Remanufactured In North America

A Volvo D12 engine is remanufactured to original equipment specifications at the Middletown Remanufacturing Center.

Volvo Trucks North America now offers the Volvo D12 series engines as a North American remanufactured product

November 2008, - Feature

Kaeser Airtower Series

Kaeser, Fredericksburg, Va., released new Airtower compressor packages designed for light industrial and commercial workshops, which combine a rotary screw air compressor, storage tank and dryer in one compact unit

November 2008, - Feature

2009 Dossier Fleet Maintenance Calendar

Arsenault Associates released the 2009 Dossier fleet maintenance wall calendar

November 2008, - Feature

Sumitomo Launches Three Medium Truck Radials

The ST778 is the next generation Sumitomo long haul steer tire.

Sumitomo Tire is introducing three new medium truck radials - the ST778 long haul steer tire, the ST 709 regional steer, and the ST938 long haul drive tire, all developed with S-Tech design technology

November 2008, - Feature

Kenworth T800 LNG Brochure

The new Kenworth T800 Liquefied Natural Gas truck brochure featuring the company's latest low emissions solution is now available in the United States and Canada

November 2008, - Feature

Prophesy Online eStore

Prophesy Transportation Solutions announced the opening of the Prophesy eStore, the company's new online Web store offering a number of Prophesy trucking software products

November 2008, - Feature

Peterbilt's Front Air Leaf Suspension Enters Full Production

Peterbilt began fullproduction of its new Front Air Leaf Suspension and made it available for customer order on Peterbilt Models 384, 386, 388 and 389

November 2008, - Feature

Hydraulic Hybrid System Can Be Retrofit

Recaptured Energy Technologies, Chicago, has developed a new hydraulic braking and propulsion system for fleet, commercial and transit vehicles that can be retrofit to existing vehicles

November 2008, - Feature

In Motion Technology Launches Unified Fleet and Mobile IT Management Platform

In Motion Technology's new next-generation onBoard Mobility Manager is a scalable management platform that allows organizations to coordinate, track and troubleshoot vehicles, devices, and mobile networks remotely and in real time

November 2008, - Feature

Mobile Awareness Releases New Commercial Pressure Monitoring System

Mobile Awareness announced TireStat, what it calls the next generation of tire pressure monitoring systems, for commercial trucks, trailers, buses and other commercial vehicles

November 2008, - Editorial

Racing Cascadias Are Winners

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

The C13 engines produce 1,050 horsepower and 4,400 pounds-feet of torque

Tags: Freightliner, Cascadia, Freightliner Cascadia

November 2008, - Editorial

Length Exemption For Aero Device

By Deborah Whistler, Editor

DOT waives length requirements for trailers with TrailerTail aerodynamic device.

Tags: TrailerTail

November 2008, - Editorial

Short-Sea Shippers: Barging In

By Doug Condra, President

With new government capitalization, water carriers launch a comeback.

November 2008, - Test Drives

Class 6 & 7 Roundup

November 2008, - Cover Story

Credit Crunch - Surviving The Storm

By Oliver Patton, Steve Sturgess, Deborah Lockridge

A month of financial turmoil has turned the economic forecast gloomy. Truckers will need good management to survive recession and the credit crisis.

Tags: Economy, Credit, Truck Sales, Economic Forecast

November 2008, - Feature

Maintenance Report: Trailers

By Deborah Lockridge, Senior Managing Editor

Attention to detail in spec'ing and maintaining trailers pays off in longer life and lower maintenance costs.

Tags: Maintenance, Spec'ing, Trailers, Inspections, Corrosion, Electrical System

November 2008, - Feature

Safety Technology: Rollover Control

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

Rollovers and jackknifes are costly, but modern electronic products seriously reduce their frequency, users say.

Tags: Accident Management, anti-rollover systems, Rollovers

October 2008, - Feature

Peterbilt Introduces Electric Hybrid Tractor

Peterbilt has introduced a new Peterbilt Model 335 hybrid electric tractor targeted for applications such as beverage and regional-haul deliveries that require a trailer

October 2008, - Feature

VuQube Automatic Satellite TV Antennas

King Controls of Bloomington, Minn., introduced two new automatic VuQube Mobile Satellite TV Antennas designed for long-haul truck drivers


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