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October 21 2013 - Products

Navistar Offers Portfolio of Fully Automated Transmissions Options

Navistar, Cummins, Eaton, Allison

Navistar Inc. announced it is the first to market with a portfolio of fully automatic and automated manual transmissions for a range of applications, according to the company. The options will be available on International ProStar and International TranStar vehicles.

Tags: Cummins, Eaton, Navistar, Allison

October 20 2013 - Products

ATDynamics Debuts Automatic TrailerTail Deployment System

ATDynamics

ATDynamics on Sunday announced the launch of TrailerTail AutoDeploy system at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Fla. along with other product news.

Tags: Fuel Economy, ATDynamics, ATA2013

A sampling of some of Alcoa's current truck wheel offerings.

October 20 2013 - Products

Alcoa Introduces New Aluminum Wheel Alloy, First Product Due Early 2014

Alcoa

Alcoa Wheels rolled a new aluminum wheel alloy, its first in 45 years, at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference and Exhibition on Sunday in Orlando, Fla., and will introduce its first new wheel featuring this alloy early next year.

Tags: Wheels, Alcoa, ATA2013

PedalCoach uses a simple graphic interface to provide real-time feedback.

October 19 2013 - Products

PedalCoach Helps Drivers Operate in the Fuel Efficiency Green Zone

LinkeDrive

ORLANDO -- LinkeDrive, a new company, says its first product, PedalCoach, helps drivers achieve better fuel economy through a smartphone or tablet app that converts complex data from the engine and other areas into a simple graphic gauge interface that coaches drivers to stay in the "green zone."

Tags: Drivers, ATA, MPG, Fuel Economy, Smartphone app, ATA2013

October 17 2013 - Products

Aerodynamic TrailerTails Now Have Open/Close Sensors

BlueTree Systems, ATDynamics

Blue Tree Systems Inc., a provider of reefer monitoring, trailer tracking, and in-cab fleet management solutions and ATDynamics Inc., a supplier of semi-trailer rear-drag aerodynamics technology, announced the availability of a modified door sensor to detect when a semi-trailer’s TrailerTail aerodynamic device is properly deployed by a driver.

Tags: fuel efficiency, ATDynamics, Blue Tree Systems, Trailer Tails

Volvo’s XE11 powertrain package, available for Volvo VNM and VNL (above) models, provides up to a 3% fuel efficiency improvement when compared with another overdrive transmission in a similar operation.

October 15 2013 - Products

Volvo Trucks Announces XE11 Fuel Efficiency Package for 11-Liter Engine

Volvo Trucks

Volvo Trucks expanded its XE powertrain package lineup with the introduction of XE11 for its 11-liter Volvo D11 engine. XE11 is available on Volvo VNM and VNL models and rated up to 80,000 pounds GCWR. The powertrain package improves fuel efficiency by up to 3%, according to the company.

Tags: Volvo, fuel efficiency, Engine, Engine Smarts, I-Shift

October 8 2013 - Products

Omnitek Engineering Establishes Alliance With Reviva

Omnitek, Reviva

Omnitek Engineering Corp. has established a strategic alliance with Minnesota-based diesel engine remanufacturer Reviva to produce a "drop-in" natural gas engine for the Navister DT 466E and DT 530E heavy-duty truck engines, with plans to offer additional engine models.

Tags: Natural Gas, Navistar, Remanufactured Parts, Omnitek, Revivia

October 2 2013 - Products

Paragon Software Systems Announces Carbon Minimizer

Paragon Software Systems Inc.

Paragon Software Systems Inc. announced that Carbon Minimizer functionality adds environmental factors to its routing and scheduling optimization software.

Tags: Information Technology, greenhouse gas emissions, Paragon Software Systems

September 20 2013 - Products

Ricardo and Clean Air Power to Develop Dual Fuel Engine Business

Ricardo Inc. and Clean Air Power

Ricardo Inc. and Clean Air Power have entered into an agreement for the development of a dual fuel engine business. This agreement serves to strengthen the offering to clients of both companies, by bringing together Ricardo's system integration experience with CAP's dual-fuel technology of compression ignited diesel engines that use natural gas with diesel pilot ignition.

Tags: Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Ricardo Inc., Clean Air Power, Dual Fuel System

September 20 2013 - Products

PG&E, EVI Unveil Electric Hybrid Bucket Trucks

PG&E, EVI

Electric Vehicles International and the Pacific Gas and Electric Co. unveiled an electric hybrid drivetrain Class 5 trucks at the manufacturer’s facility in Stockton.

Tags: PG&E, California, Electric Vehicles International, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

September 19 2013 - Products

Phillips Industries Expands Permalogic Availability

Phillips Industries

The Phillips Permalogic Selector System is now available for more applications. It can be included in the Phillips i-Box housing and as a component of the new Sta-Dry S7 swivel electrical socket recently introduced for tractor/trailer combinations operating in tight maneuvering environments.

Carrier Transicold’s Vector 8500 single-temperature hybrid trailer refrigeration unit introduces a new electric digital scroll compressor, resulting in a significant unit weight reduction while helping the improve refrigeration capacity.

September 18 2013 - Products

New Carrier Transicold Vector 8500 Unit

Carrier Transicold

Significantly reduced weight, improved fuel economy and greater refrigeration capacity are a trio of advantages found in Carrier Transicold’s new Vector 8500 single-temperature hybrid trailer refrigeration unit.

Tags: Refrigerated Truck, Carrier Transicold

September 18 2013 - Products

EcoDual Unveils MAX/SR 2.0 Dual Fuel System

EcoDual Inc.

EcoDual Inc. announced Version 2.0 of its MAX/SR Dual Fuel System and a new two-year unlimited mileage warranty.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Liquefied Natural Gas, Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, EcoDual

September 5 2013 - Products

OptiGauge Helps Determine Optimum Speed

Transportation Value Engineering

Transportation Value Engineering LLC, an independent research and development company specializing in heavy vehicle telematics, has introduced a dashboard-mounted and self-contained OptiGauge that calculates the “sweet spot” speed that generates highest efficiency in real time.

Tags: Information Technology, OptiGuage, Transportation Value Engineering

September 4 2013 - Products

ATDynamics TrailerTails Now an Option on Wabash National Trailers

ATDynamics

Wabash National Corp. will offer ATDynamics TrailerTails as an option on select semi-trailer dry van and refrigerated van models.

Tags: Fuel Savings, ATDynamics, Aerodynamics, Wabash National

August 28 2013 - Products

SmartTruck Introduces Road Team for Owner-Operators

SmartTruck

SmartTruck is launching a free new program for owner-operators using its aerodynamic UnderTray Systems. The company has introduced the first members of the Road Team: Daniel and Jayme Snow, owners of Snow Farms Trucking; Denny Boatman, owner of Denny Boatman Trucking, and Michael Wallace a Landstar BCO.

Tags: SmartTruck, Aerodynamics

August 28 2013 - Products

Oliver Rubber Introduces Dual Drive Retread

Oliver Rubber

Oliver Rubber launched the Vantage Max Drive, an EPA Smartway verified drive position retread for line-haul applications. This new retread is designed for single and tandem axle tractors.

Tags: EPA SmartWay, Tires, Retreads, Oliver Rubber

August 28 2013 - Products

PeopleNet Provides Engine Reporting for CNG, LNG

PeopleNet

PeopleNet says that it is the first and only telematics provider to support compressed natural gas and liquid natural gas vehicles by delivering engine reporting in diesel equivalent gallons that easily compares performance and forecasts savings for multi-fueled fleets.

Tags: Information Technology, PeopleNet

August 22 2013 - Products

Roof Fairing Enhances Fuel Economy for the Freightliner Cascadia

Freightliner

Freightliner Trucks announced a new factory-installed roof fairing is now available as standard on Freightliner Cascadia Evolution 72-inch mid-roof XT models and as an option on Freightliner Cascadia 72-inch mid-roof XT trucks.

Tags: Freightliner, Aerodynamics

August 21 2013 - Products

Double Coin’s RR680 Tire Receives EPA SmartWay Verification

Double Coin

Double Coin's RR680 tire has met the requirements for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Technology Program.

Tags: Double Coin, Tires

August 8 2013 - Products

Eaton Manual Transmissions Available with Cummins-Westport ISX-12 G in Cascadia

Eaton, Freightliner, Cummins Westport

Eaton has announced that the company’s lineup of manual transmissions are now available as an option on Freightliner chassis equipped with Cummins Westport ISX-12 G heavy-duty natural gas engines.

Tags: Eaton, Freightliner, Cummins Westport, Transmissions, Natural Gas

July 10 2013 - Equipment

Electric Trucks with Deluxe Commercial Units

GreenGo Tek Inc. & A.R.E.

GreenGo Tek Inc. (GGT) specializes in delivering full-electric technologies vehicles. GGT electric trucks with A.R.E. custom deluxe commercial units (DCUs) are known as “rolling toolboxes” to users.

Tags: A.R.E., GreenGo Tek Inc., Battery-Electric Vehicles

May 9 2013 - Products

IPA Introduces the Digital Flow Meter Nozzle

Innovative Products of America

Innovative Products of America's new High-Flow Digital Meter Nozzle allows accurate records of fuel usage while transferring common fuels, monitoring volume in real-time.

Tags: Fuel and Oil, IPA

Illustration of LNG In A Box, with fuel tank and pump

May 2 2013 - Products

GE Introduces LNG In A Box Fueling System

GE, Gasfin

GE Oil & Gas introduced the LNG In A Box system, a small-scale, plug-and-play, re-deployable liquefied natural gas fueling solution it says can help accelerate the use of natural gas as a transportation fuel.

Tags: GE, Alternative Fuels, Liquefied Natural Gas, Natural Gas

G572A LHD Fuel Max

April 23 2013 - Products

Goodyear Enhances Three Tire Lines

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

Goodyear's G399A LHS Fuel Max, the G572A LHD Fuel Max, and the G392A SSD with DuraSeal + Fuel Max wide-base tire have been improved to help deliver reduced rolling resistance for better fuel efficiency, as well as long miles to removal.

Tags: Tires, MPG, Goodyear

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