HeavyDuty Trucking – Issue

January 2012

Cover Story By Tom Berg, Senior Editor & Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief
Engines Today: How Are the EPA-Spec Engines From the Past Decade Performing?

A lot of truck owners aren't particularly happy with some of their EPA-emissions-spec engines from the past decade, and that could spell aftermarket opportunities as those engines come out of warranty.

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Illinois Lock Company Releases Weather-Resistant Wing Locks Illinois Lock Company's weather-resistant wing locks have built-in flip-up cap to provide protection from the elements.

Illinois Lock Company introduced a complete line of weather-resistant wing locks for both indoor and outdoor applications

Dunlop Steer Tire for Regional, P&D Applications The new Dunlop SP348 for Goodyear is an all-position steer tire for regional fleet, school bus and pickup and delivery applications.

Goodyear expanded its portfolio of Dunlop brand truck tires with the new Dunlop SP348, an all-position steer tire for regional fleet, school bus and pickup and delivery applications

UPS Driver Ron 'Big Dog' Sowder Reaches 50 Years Accident Free UPS Driver Ron Sowder recently celebrated 50 Years of accident-free driving for UPS.

By Genevieve Conti, Assistant Editor

Ron "Big Dog" Sowder has a good reason for his nickname: He's driven 50 years and 4 million miles without a single accident

California Air Resources Board Approves Hug Mobiclean R DPF The California Air Resources Board approved the Hug mobiclean DPF to improve air quality.

The California Air Resources Board verified the Hug Filtersystems mobiclean R diesel particulate filter for use with most non-EGR on-road diesel vehicles from 1991 to 2006

Vigillo Enhances CSA Scorecards for 2012

Vigillo's newest version of its CSA scorecards puts a strong emphasis on drivers by incorporating advanced Driver Essentials

Driving Tips to Protect Light-Duty Fleets This Winter

By Ed Iannuzzi, Automotive Resources International

As we settle into the new year, winter 2012 is just beginning to flex its muscles

Getloaded Launches Integrated Automatic Posting & Searching Solution

Getloaded, an internet-based logistics load board company, introduced Web Services, a new interface that integrates customers' systems directly into the Getloaded network

Goodyear Launches G619 RST for Spread Axle Trailers Goodyear's new G619 RST  features 18/32-inch tread depth and a four-belt casing.

Goodyear developed the G619 RST, a new tire for spread axle trailer applications

Engines Tomorrow: What Types of Engines Will You Be Selling Parts for in the Future?

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor, Jim Park & Rolf Lockwood, Contributing Editors

The next step in engine emissions is targeting greenhouse gas emissions in heavy trucks. Because burning less fossil fuel means lower GHG emissions, truck makers soon must meet North America's first fuel economy standards for medium- and heavy-duty truck

What Alternatives Are There to Diesel? Liquified-natural-gas trucks are better suited to longer hauls thatn CNG, but their range maxes out at 600 miles or so and fueling stations are very expensive.

By Rolf Lockwood, Editor at Large

Once you start, the questions don't stop. Every answer begets another query. Sooner or later even some of the experts will pause, scratch their heads, and might even say something like, "Beats me.


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