Archive for January, 2011

Shipping Flammable Liquids in Pipes Beneath Cargo

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Transport firms providing shipping services for customers that need cargo transported to destination in a reliable, efficient, and cost-effective manner during the miles ahead will be interested in the latest news concerning a proposed rule that would prohibit the transport of flammable liquids in the pipes beneath cargo tanks. The United States Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has proposed a new rule called the “wetlines rule” which would prohibit the transport of flammable liquids in the pipes beneath cargo tanks, during the months and years ahead in the United States of America.

The wetlines rule would cover tank trailers carrying Class 3 flammable liquids, which includes gasoline and other products according to freight transport experts looking at this news. Under the proposal trailers built two years after the rule becomes law could carry no more than 0.26 gallons in its wetlines, according to transport drivers paying attention to this news, or have structural protection in place to make the transport safer. Existing trailers on the roads and highways of the United States would have 12 years in order to make sure they’re in compliance with the changes.

This proposal was recently published in the Federal Register, so freight forwarding workers that want to check out the proposal can check out the latest edition for more information on this news. This is the kind of news you need to stay on top of, if you’re in the business of transporting flammable liquids on the roads and highways of America during the years ahead, since staying on top of the latest news could save you time and money.

Sales of Heavy Hauling Trailers Up

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Transport firms in the business of international shipping will be interested in the latest news concerning the number of new commercial trailers purchased during the last few months of 2010. According to Act Research Company net orders for commercial trailers in the United States increased to 22,915 trailers during December, a nice healthy 7 percent increase over the total number of commercial trailers ordered during a strong November. Act Research Company also indicated at the same time that factory shipments of commercial trailers was up 12 percent in December, from the numbers experienced during November, and up a total of 69 percent over the number of commercial trailers ordered during the same time period during December 2009.

The latest numbers were part of Act Research Company’s “State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers” report, in which Act Research Company noted that the increases had been spread mainly spread across seven of the nine trailer categories used in this shipping equipment study. In fact, seven of the nine categories registered triple-digit year-over-year sales numbers for commercial trailers during December 2010, according to Act Research Company. The largest commercial trailer segment, the dry van segment, showed the greatest increase, with a 417 percent gain, according to the people over at Act Research Company.

This is great news for heavy haul firms in the business of making sure the cargo arrives on time and budget in the United States of America that use this kind of news as an indicator of the health of the transport business of America during the past few months. This news could mean that red skies are ahead for the business of taking cargo to destination in a reliable, efficient and cost-effective manner during the miles ahead.

Cleaner Heavy Hauling Trucks

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Transport freight forwarders will be interested in the latest news concerning the time frame for the clean vehicle rules that are expected during the miles ahead on the transport roads and highways of the United States of America. The United States Environmental Protection Agency, United States Department of Transportation, and the beautiful American state of California have announced a single time frame for proposing fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards for cars and light-duty freight shipping trucks made between 2017 and 2025, according to sources in the transport industry of America. Sources in the transport industry of America also indicate that the time frame for the clean vehicle rules concerning the vehicles between the years above hasn’t been firmly set, just yet, but we can certainly to hear more on this news during the weeks and months ahead.

This announcement is interesting news that will get the attention of freight transport drivers and companies in the business of making sure cargo arrives on time and budget that have been expecting this news to arrive, sooner or later. This news is really only one step in the desire to reduce the carbon wheel-print of the transport vehicles that will be on the roads and highways of America in the years ahead. Still, we’re are starting to build more momentum in this desire, and this news will certainly mean a reduction in the overall volume of carbon emissions entering the environment of the United States. Hopefully, we keep building momentum in the desire to make cleaner transport vehicles, and in a few years time we’re talking about new manufactured transport trucks that are the cleanest in the history of the industry.

Help for Shipping Firms, That need to deal with CSA 2010 programs

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Transport drivers in the United States of America using a flatbed truck to make sure cargo arrives at its destination on time and budget looking for another way to stay in line with the United States Federal Motor Carrier Administration’s new transport compliance, safety and accountability enforcement program have a new tool. Qualcomm recently announced the commercial availability of the CSA Safety Performance Service for the transport industry of the United States of America. In the announcement Qualcomm indicated that this new offering will be available in two forms, a basic service and a deluxe service, both designed to help freight transport drivers and firms deal with the United States Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s new rules.

Qualcomm has also indicated that the deluxe service is designed to provide the most comprehensive tool to help freight forwarding workers and transport firms manage performance elements related to the United States Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s new regiment during the miles ahead. The CSA Safety Performance Service provided by this news integrates data from the CSA Safety Measurement System, including relevant data on Hours of Service violations, Critical Event Reporting, and Performance Monitoring of the transport drivers out on the roads and highways of the United States of America, according to Qualcomm.

This is great news for transport firms and drivers of the United States of America who were looking ahead to full implementation of the new rules and dealing with the transport officials tasked with making sure the new rules and regulations are followed. Hopefully, this new offering from Qualcomm is able to help some firms and drivers deal with the changes to the transport rules and regulations during the years ahead, and helps to make the roads and highways safer for all to drive on.

Shipping Trucks Get a New Filter

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Transport drivers and companies in the shipping container transport business looking for a new filter to help increase the life span of the oil they use in their heavy-duty transport vehicles and save a little time and money for other tasks might have found the filter for the job. Wix Filters has recently announced the introduction of a new filter called the Ecolast filter that according to Wix Filters could double the life expectancy of the oil in the heavy-duty transport vehicles you use to take customers cargo to destination on time and budget. The new Ecolast filter from Wix Filters does this magic by trapping the damaging acids in the oil and could save users between $100 and $200 a year, according to the people over at Wix Filters.

Wix Filters has also indicated that the Ecolast filter doesn’t add slow-release additive extenders to the mix, like other filters available for the trucking services of the United States of America, which is a practice smiled on by oil suppliers, according to many transport experts looking at this announcement. The new Ecolast filter still captures dirt and soot like a traditional oil filter, while at the same time using a new technique to take out damaging acids from the oil, according to Wix Filters. This ability was also field-tested in 15 large transport fleets and the data collected was analyzed by the Southwest Research Institute, according to transport experts, and in one of these field tests the Ecolast filter was tested in 17 Cummins ISX engines for about 1.7 million miles, over a period of 13 months.

Drivers and transport firms in the heavy hauling business that want to check out the new Ecolast filter should contact Wix Filters directly, or drop by a local dealer of Wix Filters to see if they can obtain more information. This could be the best filter you have ever experienced during your transport life and it might even save you a little time and money down the road.

Sprint Connectivity Coming to Freight Trucks

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Transport industry freight forwarders will be interested in the latest news concerning Paccar proprietary navigation and business technology systems for Kenworth and Peterbilt Class 5-8 transport trucks. Sprint connectivity will be another option available on Paccar In-Dash systems in Kenworth NavPlus and Peterbilt SmartNav, according to transport experts, and will also integrate telematics, navigation, diagnostics and business system features. Great news for transport drivers driving Kenworth factory trucks equipped with Kenworth NavPlus and Peterbilt’s SmartNav systems.

Transport experts looking at this news believe that this new offering will be able to offer Peterbilt and Kenworth customers an outstanding mobile connectivity service perfect for helping the freight shipping industry enhance the services they already provide. This in-dash technology system implements a high-resolution, 7-inch color screen and about 8 gigabytes of memory expected to help transport drivers deliver cargo in a more efficient, reliable and cost-effective manner during the months and years ahead in the United States of America. This news also means that when a heavy hauling transport vehicle is sitting still, the driver will be able to access the Internet and send and receive emails, according to the transport drivers looking at this news, which is expected to enhance communications with dispatchers and shippers as we enter into the second decade of the century of the environment in the United States of America.

Transport drivers that want to check out this new offering for the transport industry of America should contact Paccar directly for more information on this new service. This could be a new way to increase profits and enhance the transport services you currently provide customers on a daily basis.

Trucking Company Drivers & Fontaine Fifth Wheels

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Transport drivers and firms providing shipping services for customers that use Fontaine Fifth Wheel products, like the Fontaine Ultra LT, Ultra HD, and Ultra HR, looking for information on the proper coupling, sliding and uncoupling procedures for these fifth wheel can relax. Fontaine Fifth Wheel has just released a video and document outlining the proper techniques that transport drivers and firms should use during this procedure, which they think is going to save you time and possibly a little money down the road. This was recently announced by Terry Mennen, the vice president of sales and marketing for Fontaine Fifth Wheel, a firm that has been providing outstanding services for the transport industry of the United States of America for years, according to the transport experts looking at this news, and even a few freight forwarding people in transport offices around America.

Fontaine Fifth Wheel believes that all transport drivers and firms transporting freight using their fifth wheels will benefit a lot by taking a look at this information on the proper installation procedures for Fontaine Fifth Wheel products. Fontaine Fifth Wheel products use a patented lock design that requires specific coupling, sliding and uncoupling procedures, according to Fontaine Fifth Wheel, and this information is designed to help you work safer and maximize the performance benefits of Fontaine Fifth Wheel products.

The information provided is available for download or online viewing on the Fontaine Fifth Wheel website, so if this news interests you, stop by and have a look and see what you think. This could be another way for you to save time and money that could be used for better things, and you boss is definitely going to approve.

New Heavy Hauling Hub Rebuild Kits

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Transport firms and drivers in the shipping container transport business looking for a new heavy-duty hub rebuilt kit to help them keep transport vehicles in top condition can stop looking. The Timken Company has recently announced the introduction of Timken 454-Series Set-Right Hub Rebuild Kits, an expansion of the Set-Right Heavy Duty Hub Rebuilt Kits line that transport firms and drivers have been using to help take customers cargo to destination in a reliable, efficient and cost-effective manner for years, according to many transport drivers.

The Timken 454-Series bearings incorporates a special design to help accommodate the 2-in offset loads found in lots of new axle designs of trucking services out on the roads and highways of the United States of America, according to Timken. The new Timken 454-Series will also make it easier for fleet operators to maintain consistency in the installation procedures they use for preset wheel ends. In addition, this news also provides fleets with complete bearing options to serve a variety of wheel-end configurations, including wide-singles and present types, according to many transport drivers looking at this announcement.

Transport drivers driving for a trucking company that want to check out the Timken 454-Series Set-Right Hub Rebuilt Kits should talk to maintenance personnel, or contact Timken directly for more information on where they can find this product.

Heavy Hauling Tuk-A-Way Liftgate

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

The freight forwarders in the office that have made note of the importance of a strong, reliable and easy-to-fix liftgate on transport vehicles taking customers cargo to destination in a reliable, efficient and cost-effective manner will definitely want to pay attention to this news. Maxon Lift Corporation has just announced the introduction of the next generation of the firms Tuk-A-Way liftgate, which has been helping transport firms and drivers in the job of lifting cargo into and out of transport vehicles for a few years. Called the Grand Prix Tuk-A-Way liftgate, the latest edition of Maxon Lift Corporation’s Tuk-A-Way liftgate features a bolt-on extension plate and the option for bolt-on steps.

Maxon Lift Corporation has indicated that bolting the extension plate and steps onto a freight shipping vehicle is a better and more efficient method, rather than the current practice of welding the parts on. Maxon Lift Corporation also indicates that this idea reduces corrosion induced by welding and repainting a surface, and it even makes the installation of the extension plate and steps easier to accomplish. It also, according to many transport firms and drivers, makes the installation of the liftgate simpler, by eliminating the practice of adding aftermarket steps during the installation process.

Drivers and firms in the business of transporting freight to destination in a reliable, efficient and cost-effective manner that want to take a look at the Grand Prix Tuk-A-Way liftgate should contact Maxon Lift Corporation directly for more information. This new liftgate could be a great way for you to improve the efficiency of the transport services you provide and make the lift of your drivers better.

Freight Transport Drivers are Like Santa

Monday, January 10th, 2011

What would you say if I said that the transport industry and the flatbed truck drivers you see traveling along the roads and highways of the United States on a daily basis taking essential goods to destination are just like Santa, in many ways. United States Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has been singing the praises of the trucking industry and the belief that the truckers delivering the goods to destination in the United States of America during the Christmas season deserve credit as Santa, of a sort, for making sure freight makes it all the way to its destination on time and budget.

This might seem a stretch to some freight forwarding workers sitting in transport offices around the United States of America and many Americans in general, but this idea is certainly close to the mark, for many people in the United States. The essential services provided by the transport industry during this time of year and throughout the year help to keep business and life in America flowing forward on a daily basis. Without the work done by each trucking company in the country, the goods wouldn’t make it to destination on time and budget, and this would slow down life and business.

When you and your family are unwrapping the presents under the tree during Christmas, give a little thought to the America trucker who made sure the goods you bought made it to the stores on time. Without the work done by the transport drivers out on the roads and highways of America your Christmas might be a little less of a celebration.