Archive for the ‘Momentum Freight’ Category

New Tool for Shipping Firms

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Transport fleets and flatbed truck drivers already using Mitchell 1’s Repair-Connect web services and Zonar Systems Ground Traffic Control software will be interested in the news of this pair forming a partnership. Mitchell 1 and Zonar Systems recently announced they are joining forces and products to create a new service offering called Zonar Rx, that takes diagnostics and repair information to a new level the partnership believes will be perfect for helping transport firms and drivers in the business of delivering cargo in a reliable, efficient and cost-effective manner in the United States of America during the years ahead.

The new partnership indicated that once the integration of these two products is complete Zonar Rx will automatically communicate trouble codes from an engine ECM, but will also provide shipping services with the data and information needed to diagnose and repair engine problems on the go. Once a transport vehicle reports a trouble code, Zonar Rx will automatically notify the freight transport driver, and present the repair information needed to fix the vehicle and get it back out on the road taking freight to destination on time and budge, according to the partnership.

Transport fleets and firms that want to check out what this new partnership has to offer to help transport drivers improve the transport services they provide and keep the vehicles they use to transport cargo moving down the road should contact Mitchell 1, or Zonar Systems, directly for more information. This new product could be just what you need to save money and time down the road that can be better spent on some other task.

New Heavy Hauling Fuel Island Manager Software

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Transport freight forwarders will be interested in the news of new fuel island manager software that could help them save time and money and deliver goods in a more efficient, reliable and cost-effective manner during the months and years ahead. QuikQ, a provider of card less direct fuel connection services between truck stop point-of-sale and motor carrier enterprise systems, has recently announced the introduction of Fuel Island Manager.

Fuel Island Manager streamlines fueling for trucking services by detecting and validating the position of a transport truck in the fueling lane and turning on the dispensers without the traditional cards with a magnetic strip and little or no driver input, according to QuikQ. In addition, should the truck leave the fueling station the dispenser is sent a signal to stop fueling the truck, which makes it very difficult for any gas to be taken without authorization.

Transport drivers and fleets shipping cargo to destination on time and budget for a living that want to check out QuikQ’s new fuel island manager software should contact the company directly for more information, or stop by a local dealer of fuel island management software to see what they have on hand. This could be the chance for transport fleets of the United States and the world to possibly save a little time and money during fueling that could be used for other tasks, and make the boss smile a little brighter.

Keep Track of Freight Vehicles

Friday, February 11th, 2011

One of the most important tasks in the shipping container business is making sure you keep track of every container and vehicle out on the transport roads and highways of the United States during transport. Vnomics, a telematics solutions provider for the transport industry of America based in Rochester, New York, has recently announced the introduction of its next generation vehicle monitoring system, FleetKnowSys, designed and engineered to help you keep track of containers and vehicles out on the transport roads and highways of the United States of America.

FleetKnowSys is driven by the Vnomics NowEngine, a cutting-edge technology with a built-in intelligence system designed to help freight shipping companies utilize transport data to make the decisions that save money and time. FleetKnowSys is also supported by a robust set of services to help transport firms maximize profits and make the best business decisions possible. A combination that could definitely help transport firms keep track of containers and vehicles and at the same time possibly save time and money for other tasks.

Transport firms and drivers in the heavy hauling business of the United States of America that would like to check out Vnomics FleetKnowSys should contact the company directly, or drop by a local dealer of Vnomics products to see what they say. This could be your chance to find a better, possibly cheaper, and more efficient way to keep track of transport containers and vehicles, and make the services you provide a little more efficient.

New Hybrid Heavy Haul Trailer Skirt

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Transport firms providing a great freight quote for customers that need cargo transported to destination on time and budget have a new low-cost trailer skirt from Laydon designed for fast installation and costing about 40 percent less than previous Laydon Economy Trailer Fairings, according to the company. News that could definitely save a transport company money, if true, but something that will have to be verified by the drivers out on the transport roads and highways of the United States of America taking cargo to destination on time and budget.

Called the Hybrid TrailerSkirt, a pair can be installed on a 53-foot shipping trailer by two men in about an hour, according to Laydon, and have been engineered and designed for fleets that want performance at a reasonable price. The engineers also designed an injection-molded clamp and strut to help keep the skirt in place in all environments and temperature ranges possible in North America. The clamp apparently attaches to a trailers cross members to form mounting points for the skirt panels and supporting struts.

Transport trucking firms that want to have a look at this new low-cost trailer skirt from Laydon should probably hurry because Laydon officials believe this new product is going to be popular and you might have trouble finding a pair if you wait to long. The company also believes the trailer skirt retrofit market potential of this new product could be even greater than new trailer sales.

We’ll have to wait for the first reviews of this new product before we can really comment, but hopefully this new low-cost trailer skirt from Laydon is as good as the company believes.

Heavy Hauling Highway Angel

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Transport drivers in the international shipping industry of North America will be happy to hear that Bill G. Poulos, a professional truck driver, has recently been named the latest Truckload Carriers Association Highway Angel for looking after the best interest of a small child caught in a troubling situation on the transport roads and highways of the United States.

Apparently, this truck driver was driving along I-84 on December 31, 2010, when he came upon an accident scene that had occurred just before he arrived on the scene. He stopped to have a look and talk to by standers who had witnessed the accident, to see if there was anyone still inside the mangled vehicle on the side of the road, but no one knew anything. Thinking fast, Bill went over to the vehicle and to his surprise he found a 23-month old girl still strapped in her car seat, actions that are sure to make the trucking services of America proud to say they transport cargo on the roads of the United States for a living.

Bill tried to extract the girl from the damaged vehicle, but the car was damaged too much and he found this difficult, at first. Worried that the vehicle was about to burst into fire and the girl would be trapped and killed, Bill reached into the vehicle and cut the girl loose, and then he crawled on top of the vehicle and pulled the young girl out through the sunroof of the vehicle.

For his action on this day Bill will receive a Highway Angel pin he can proudly wear to show he cares, a certificate, and clothing patch, and he will apparently also be honored with a humanitarian award by his shipping firm for his actions on this day. I am sure all of the attention is probably just a fuss over something he would have done for anyone he found in need during his travels down the transport roads and highways of America and he probably feels his greatest reward is the feeling he gets from knowing he saved the life of the young girl.

Shipping Container Transport Maintenance

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

One important job heavy hauling transport firms and drivers need to take care of in order for transport vehicles to keep running down the transport roads and highways of the United States taking cargo to destination on time and budget is eliminating contaminants from truck and trailer air systems. These systems include compressors, hoses and piping, valves, tanks and other parts of a transport vehicle, according to transport safety experts, basic and important components that you need to make sure are in proper working order, or it could cost you time and money down the road.

According to freight transport safety experts moisture, oil and dirt can disrupt the operations of a transport truck and even cause a transport vehicle to stop working and require significant downtime to fix. Compressors do have a filter at outlets to remove most contaminants, according to the experts, and what this filter can’t remove is grabbed by a condenser/separator and then the air dryer. You still need to make sure to check the specifications included with the dryer and condenser/separator, according to safety experts, especially if the volume of air running through the system of your transport vehicle is high. You can also remove moisture and contaminants from the system using drain valves in air tanks, which according to experts should be part of a driver’s pre-trip inspection process, and noted on the inspection check list.

Therefore, before you head out on the roads with a heavy haul transport vehicle make sure you include this in your pre-trip inspection process and you could save yourself a few headaches that could have you spending money to fix a problem, rather than out on the roads making the money you need to stay in business.

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.