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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.

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.

Handheld Computerized Help for Trucking

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Professionals in the business of shipping customers goods to destination in the United States looking for a little handheld computerized help in their daily operations should check out Panasonic Solutions Company’s latest member of its Toughbook U1 family, the U1 Ultra. According to Panasonic Solutions Company, this handheld toughbook combines the portability of traditional handheld devices, with the features and benefits of a full Windows operating system that will even run Windows 7. Tested to MIL-STD-810G and IP65 standards, the Toughbook U1 Ultra can survive a drop from a height of six feet, and is great for the mobile transportation worker delivering to destination, or working in the warehouse. Optional features, like a 29-key numeric keypad for quick data entry and easy navigation, GPS, barcode reader, camera and mobile broadband, are also available.

Panasonic Solutions Company indicates that the new Toughbook U1 Ultra comes with a TransflectivePlus display that makes viewing in direct sunlight easier for users conducting heavy equipment transport. A 64GB solid state hard drive is also included, along with 2GB of memory, and a Z530 1.6 Ghz Intel Atom processor. The optional 2 megapixel camera of the U1 Ultra comes with updated software that allows users to take advantage of faster auto-focus and improved features included with the Toughbook U1 Ultra. The optional bar reader also includes new software that allows users to better configure onboard data, a feature that can save you time and money down the road.

Professionals in the business of transporting freight that want to check out the new Toughbook U1 Ultra, should contact their local dealer of Panasonic Solutions Company’s products, or check out the company’s website for more information on where to find the Toughbook U1 Ultra.

Lowering Bridge Tolls for Trucking Services?

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Trucking transport firms delivering freight in the lower mainland of British Columbia are always going to take the cheapest route in order to transport customers trucking loads to destination. This fact appears to have just been realised by some professionals working for the Golden Ears Bridge as after watching the number of vehicles traveling across the bridge continue to be lower than expected, it appears there are a few working for the Golden Ears Bridge that think it might be time to lower tolls in order to try to attract more customers and hopefully a few more trailer trucking units to use the bridge on a daily basis.

The operator TransLink has indicated that at present only about 22,300 vehicles travel across the bridge on a daily basis, which is about 7,100 less vehicles than they were expecting when they first built the bridge and represents a significant drop in revenue than projected levels. Considering the lack of vehicles traveling across the Golden Ears Bridge in relation to expectations, it’s hardly surprising that the operators are looking at lowering the tolls at this time for trucking services and non-commutter traffic during specific hours of the day. In fact, the latest reports indicate that TransLink could be presently putting together a plan that could see tolls on the Golden Ears Bridge go down in the future for trucking services during certain parts of the day.

Will lower tolls attract more owner operator trucking professionals to implement the Golden Ears Bridge in their operations? According to reports by drivers lower tolls could definitely cause many to begin looking at using this route more often and better marketing of the Golden Ears Bridge to professionals in the trucking industry can only help increase the number of trailer trucks using the Golden Ears Bridge in the future.

Shipping Industry Needs More Help, British Shipping Industry

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

The shipping industry is commonly considered by many to be the most carbon-friendly sector of the freight industry, but despite this the business of shipping cars and overseas shipping companies in general still needs to make changes in order to help the freight industry meet future carbon emission targets. The ocean freight industry has certainly shown signs of taking this battle into its own hands, after what’s generally recognized as the failure of recent meetings on the subject of putting in place law-binding rules and regulations to help the shipping industry in its desire to lead the fight to change their industry. Still, most feel more needs to be done to help the ocean freight industry make the needed changes to the way they do business in order to meet future carbon emission targets.

The shipping industry of the United Kingdom has been a world leader in many industries connected with the business of overseas shipping companies for centuries and they still lead the world in many sectors, such as shipping finance, insurance coverage, shipping brokerage, shipping law and shipping itself according to industry experts. It also appears that there are entities in the shipping industry of the United Kingdom that want to lead the world in the sectors of security, the environment and trade. There have been recent cries from some freight industry professionals in the United Kingdom for more to be done to build momentum in these key three areas of future growth in the freight industry, along with more work continuing to be done in other areas of interest in the freight industry. The cry for something to be done about these importance subjects isn’t a surprise considering the importance of the shipping industry to the life and breathe of the United Kingdom. Hopefully the comments reach the right ears and things begin to pick up speed in the fight to get some work done in these three areas.

Eurotunnel Signs a Deal, European freight, container transport, trucking transport, owner-operator trucking

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Getting the goods and materials Europeans need to survive to destination using container transport is an expensive, and profitable business, if you can do the job in a timely and efficient manner. The French channel port of Dunkirk recently put a smile on the faces of officials at Eurotunnel as the firm announced that Eurotunnel would be the new operator for its company rail network for the next seven years, with an option for an extra four years should both parties agree.

The deal should put about $36 million American into the coffers of Eurotunnel, after unforseen costs, and expenses, but could be worth far more in terms of business connections and other considerations for Eurotunnel. The opportunity for other business deals and relationships might turn out to be far more valuable for Eurotunnel in the years ahead.

Eurotunnel should be able to just step into the role as they have years of experience operating similar lines and currently operate the terminal at Calais, a 30 km hop and skip away from the rail line of the port of Dunkirk.

The deal is partly being driven by the French governments desire to use rail as a sustainable form of freight transport and this can be seen in the growth of rail in and around the port of Dunkirk. Presently they’re constructing new rail infrastructure and preparing to use rail more and more as part of their plan to use intermodal transfer services to enhance rail freight transport in the port of Dunkirk beyond the 15 million tonnes it has been moving each year.

How will this affect the trucking transport industry of Europe? This is a good question that the European owner-operator trucking industry and road freight transport firms will be asking themselves. The French road trucking industry has been pretty quiet about the situation, so maybe they don’t think it will mean much to them.

Rail is normally better for moving freight long distances and in large amounts, while road freight transport generally deals with shorter routes and smaller loads and this hasn’t changed. There are goods that need to be transported by truck in Europe and while the need exists the trucks will continue to move along the roads.…tunnel%20GB.pdf

Trucking Services Compare Plastic to Wood

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

One issue facing trucking services these days is whether to use wood or plastic pallets in shipping consumable goods. Wood pallets could carry Listeria or other bacteria. They can splinter, causing injuries to human handlers. They can break if handled improperly. They can harbor insects. But they are inexpensive compared to plastic pallets, which makes them more economical to use. They can be recycled and they are created from a renewable source…trees.

Plastic pallets are stronger than wood pallets and they can be sterilized, thereby eliminating any bacterial problem. They are lighter in weight than wood pallets, and weight is an important consideration for trucking services because it can save fuel and labor costs. But plastic pallets contain a toxic chemical called deca, which is a fire retardant.

Highlighting this debate is the recent recall of some specific lots of Tylenol, Motrin, and St. Joseph products whose packaging materials were transported on wood pallets that contained a chemical called 2,4,6-tribromoanisole (TBA). It is believed that the packaging materials absorbed traces of the TBA, which then created a musky odor in the products that were ultimately packaged in those materials. McNeil Consumer Healthcare (a Johnson & Johnson company) continues to investigate this situation—which has resulted in very few, temporary and non-serious gastrointestinal events—and has notified suppliers of the packaging materials to stop using wood pallets.

Other options for transporting consumable goods include metal or paper pallets. But both of these options are more expensive, so the debate—wood or plastic—continues.