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Even on a 20% grade, the Hill Helper held the truck until the clutch engaged and the engine got the truck moving. On the downslope the clutch held the truck in gear until an upshift was necessary. It never coasted downhill.
QuickSpin: Using Eaton's Procision Dual-Clutch Transmission
By Jim Park
Eaton’s Procision dual-clutch medium-duty automated transmission promises automatic-like driver feel with manual performance attributes.
Long Haul Trucking’s gunslinger paint job has made the rounds not only along the highways and byways, but also at industry events, such as the Mid-America Trucking Show last March.
Attracting New Clients and Drivers through Branding
By Stephane Babcock
From the November issue: A new look can go a long way in turning heads while spreading your brand message to people on the road as well as to potential drivers.
Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief
Commentary: The Shrinking Globe
By Deborah Lockridge
Today the transportation and logistics world is becoming increasingly global. We want to start giving you a broader global perspective about what's going on in trucking around the world.
Rolf Lockwood, Executive Contributing Editor. 
Commentary: Literacy Impacts Workplace Communication
By Rolf Lockwood
Literacy isn't just about understanding what words mean but about making yourself understood. And about having some sort of impact with the words you choose to use.
Top 50 Green Fleets of 2014
By Deborah Lockridge
HDT honors the industry leaders in sustainability, which show the path to being green is different for every fleet.

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A mobile dispatch app from Acordex is now fully integreated with CLI's FACTS freight management system. Carrier Logistics Announces New Integrations A mobile proof of delivery application and a mobile device dispatch app are now integrated with Carrier Logistics Inc.'s FACTS freight management system.
Efficient Store Delivery Goal of Paragon’s Arrivals Board The Paragon Software Systems Arrivals Board application allows in-store receiving personnel to monitor real-time ETA information of trucks scheduled to make deliveries as well as the load characteristics of each truck.
Transflo On-Demand Transmits Documents Efficiently Pegasus TransTech’s new Transflo On-Demand service allows drivers to print, fax or email documents stored in the network to expedite the delivery of paperwork to truckers on the road.
The Orbcomm chassis tracking system combines the company’s GT 1100 tracking device with its PS 100 proximity sensor to provide operators with chassis location, load status and other information. (Photo courtesy of Orbcomm.) Orbcomm Introduces Chassis Tracking Product A new chassis tracking system was introduced by Orbcomm, Rochelle Park, N.J., this week during the American Trucking Associations' annual conference in San Diego.
Bestpass Improves Data Integration Bestpass is providing more ways to integrate its billing services into online fleet management tools with the Bestpass Data Interchange platform.
USEFUL WHITEPAPERS
An Intro to Hybrid Navigation
What is Hybrid Navigation? Virtually all commercial navigation solutions available today rely on just the computing power of the on-board device alone to make directional decisions. Hybrid Navigation takes a completely different approach and philosophy to navigating the worldwide road network.
Improve Fleet Performance by Changing Driver Behavior
GPS vehicle tracking provides a powerful tool for managing your vehicles more effectively, helping you control fleet costs and improving productivity. Fleet operation isn’t just about the vehicles but also the people who drive them.
How to Use Telematics to Control Fleet Costs
GPS vehicle tracking systems can generate positive results in many areas, including employee productivity, driver safety, and more. What really stands out is telematics ability to lower costs.
Reman Parts Gaining More Favor with Truck Operators
Remanufactured components are a smart price-point alternative for fleets of all sizes and vehicles of all ages given the current market economic conditions. Meritor examines this trend in a whitepaper.
Traffic Violations are on the Rise: How Fleets Can Prepare
Fuel, insurance, preventive maintenance and repairs are generally accepted as standard operating costs for fleets. What about vehicle-issued violations, such as parking, toll and photo enforcement tickets?

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