Posts Tagged ‘flatbed truck’

Flatbed Trucking Using an Older Diesel Engines

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011
Transport drivers and firms using a flatbed truck to deliver cargo on time and budget will be interested in the news that Navistar International is currently doing research on some exciting new ideas to reduce oxides of nitrogen in the exhaust of the older diesel trucks on the transport roads and highways of North America during the miles ahead. Navistar International has indicated that after treatment using urea in liquid form will not be one of the new ideas the company will be looking at implementing in reducing nitrogen oxides in the exhaust of older diesel freight trucks.

What new ideas is Navistar International currently looking at to help reduce nitrogen oxides in the exhaust of the older diesel engines out on the transport roads and highways of North America and the world? Navistar International is currently taking a look at using a solid form of urea injection being developed by a Danish firm the company invested in last year, Amminex, to help reduce the level of nitrogen oxides in the exhaust of older diesel engines called diesel exhaust fluid. This method has been in use in the transport industry of the United States during the 2010 calendar year, according to sources in the shipping industry of the country, and is in use in many of the trucks being manufactured by firms around the world.

This news has many transport drivers and firms around the United States of America wondering what this new method of reducing nitrogen oxides in the exhaust of older diesel trucks out on the transport roads and highways of North America is going to cost to implement during the miles ahead? They’re also wondering what the fuel economy of using this idea is going to be like for transport services using this new technology during the years ahead? We’ll have to wait and see what the numbers are like, before we can comment on the cost, but if this technology is able to effectively decrease the level of nitrogen oxides in the exhaust of older trucks on the roads of the country, we might want to make sure to take a real close look at the possibilities, before making a final decision.

Quickly Find Truck Tires for Freight Trucks

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011
Transport flatbed truck drivers heading down the transport roads and highways of the United States of America that suddenly need to find the nearest truck tire dealer have a new tool to take out on the road with them that can get the job done. Continental Tire the Americas has announced the introduction of its first mobile truck dealer locator application, called the Continental Truck Tires Dealer Locator, to help shipping services find the nearest authorized service provider when they find they suddenly need truck tire or emergency road services to help keep them moving to destination on time and budget. Great news for any transport drivers or firms that have been looking for a new way to quickly locate the nearest authorized service provider when needed the most.

Continental Tire the Americas indicates that the Continental Truck Tires Dealer Locator can be used with your iPhone and allows you to quickly find and call service providers closest to the GPS location of your iPhone, or based on a location you specify. Continental Tire the Americas also indicated this application was created to help customers quickly access service providers and locations at a moments notice and during the times when they need the help the most.

Transport firms and drivers in the business of shipping cargo to destination on time and budget that want to check out what this new application can do for them should check out iTunes App Store. Just search for “Continental Truck Tires Dealer Locator” and you should find what you’re looking for. This could be the new road tool that saves you time and money down the road that you might normally have just written off as part of the cost of doing business on the transport roads and highways of the United States of America.

New Shipping Truck Tire

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

The flatbed truck you use on a daily basis to make sure cargo is delivered in an efficient, reliable and cost-effective manner is a severe transport vehicle requiring heavy-duty truck tires to get the job done. Continental Tire the Americas has just announced the introduction of a new severe duty truck tire they think is perfect for helping transport drivers and fleets stay on the transport roads and highways of the United States, while conducting the toughest transport jobs around. Great news for transport drivers and firms looking for a new heavy-duty severe transport truck tire to use during the years ahead to make sure the cargo arrives on time and budget.

Called the HSU2+, this truck tire is the next generation of Continental`s line up of heavy-duty truck tires designed to help the shipping services industry of the United States of America stay on the road and moving to destination, according to Continental Tire the Americas. Incorporating the wide tread and shoulder ribs of previous HSU2 truck tires made by Continental, the HSU2+ incorporates a new bead construction that`s a technically advanced bead design created by Continental engineers to offer severe transport service providers the truck tires they need on a daily basis to get the job done on time and budget, according to the people over at Continental Tire the Americas.

Freight companies that want to check out the new HSU2+ severe transport truck tire should contact Continental Tire the Americas directly for more information on where they can find this truck tire, or drop by a local dealer of Continental truck tires to see what they say. This could be your chance to find a better truck tire and maybe safe a little money and time you can use for other tasks during the miles ahead.

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.

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.

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.

Long Haul Truck Tires

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Transport fleets that need to make sure in-house flatbed truck tire technicians are up to date with the latest techniques being implemented by transport firms to help keep customers cargo moving to destination in a reliable, efficient and cost effective manner will be interested in a recent announcement by the Tire Industry Association. The Tire Industry Association has announced the 2011 dates for the Automotive Tire Service (ATS) and Commercial Tire Service (CTS) Certified Instructor programs.

The newly revised ATS program combines classroom instruction, with comprehensive hands-on education, according to the Tire Industry Association, and provides students completing the program with the skills they need to return to their companies and impart the things they have learned to other shipping transport workers by conducting in-house Certified ATS Technician or Instructor classes.

The CTS program makes use of classroom instruction, combined with hands-on learning, and meets the current standards required by OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.177, according to the Tire Industry Association. Students completing the CTS Instructor program are qualified to certify technicians in the field once they return to their trucking company.

Transport firms that want to check out the 2011 dates for the Automotive Tire Service and Commercial Tire Service Certified Instructor programs should visit the Tire Industry Association website for more information. You want to make sure you sign up as soon as possible, so that you can keep up to date, and make sure your truck tire technicians have the latest information available.

New Rotary Actuator for Trucking Services

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Transport shipping services looking for a better way to manage air-distribution doors, water valves, and other functions on their transport vehicles will be interested in Red Dot Corporation’s new sealed, microprocessor-controlled rotary actuator for 12 and 24-volt transport applications. Red Dot Corporation has indicated that this new actuator is perfect for use on highway transport vehicles taking customers cargo to destination on time and budget. That the microprocessor control of this new actuator is designed to be durable and precise in heavy haul applications where electronically controlled actuation is required.

Red Dot Corporation has also indicated that the microprocessor control of this new actuator is designed to maintain a constant torque across the range of operating voltage and automatically reduce torque in a stalled condition. This precision according to the people over at Red Dot means less stress is put on components, which can improve service life of the components in question. This new actuator is also sealed to IP68 standards, as well, to resist moisture and other problem creating contaminants found out on the roads and highways of the United States on a daily basis.

In addition, this new actuator is adjustable using linear voltage or pulse-width modulated signals, meets UL 94-V0 and UL 94-5VA flame retardant standards, and is rated for use in temperatures ranging from minus 40 to 185 degrees Fahrenheit. This new actuator that be just the thing to help firms using flatbed truck units save money and time better spent on other tasks during the months and years ahead in the United States of America.

Telematics System for Heavy Haul Services

Monday, October 25th, 2010

There’s a revolution in the information technology being used by trucking companies in the United States of America using electric transport vehicles in their business operations coming down the road. The information technology traditionally used in the banking and telecoms industries is making in-roads into the transport industry of America and getting the attention of more and more transport firms in North America. Smith Electric Vehicles Smith Telemetry is the first telematics system for production electric transport vehicles in the United States of America that allows fleet managers to know precisely how much battery power is left in each flatbed truck, just by pushing a button. This allows fleet managers to maximize the use of their electric transports and users to know which transports are still available to be used for immediate transport of goods.

Smith Electric Vehicles Smith Telemetry also allows users to monitor the performance of a shipping container transport vehicles battery, down to individual cells, which allows users to quickly locate potential problems and have them fixed immediately. Smith Electric Vehicles has also been at work creating a system to handle all of the data that this new system monitors, by investing in servers to handle the expected flood of data, and working with third-party support for this service. They have also been working on a system that will allow the data to be stored and then released in a steady steam, so their servers won’t be overloaded with data.

Flatbed Trucking gets a new Dashboard

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Transport flatbed truck drivers implementing PHH Arval’s Interactive Dashboard in their business operations taking cargo to destination in the United States of America will be glad to hear that PHH Arval has announced a major enhancement of their dashboard tool for the transport industry. Sources at PHH Arval indicate that designers and engineers have enhanced the features and capability of their dashboard tool and made it easier to use and learn how to implement PHH Arval’s Interactive Dashboard to help increase the efficiency and reliability of the shipping container transport services users provide. The dashboard summarizes data compiled on the transport industry and presents it to users in a form that’s easy to read and understand, which allows users to find out what they want to know at a glance, according to PHH Arval.

PHH Arval indicates that their interactive dashboard has been given a fresh look, is easier to navigate through with the changes made, and provides transport drivers with quick and easy access to enhanced information on graphs and charts. The company also indicates that the depth of the information and ability of their interactive dashboard has definitely been enhanced and the changes make PHH Arval’s Interactive Dashboard a standard in the transport industry of North America. The new dashboard make it easier to conduct the transport of goods and harnesses the power of the information age to increase the efficiency and reliability of transporting goods to destination as we begin to travel down the long haul roads of North America and into the second decade of the century of the environment.