Posts Tagged ‘freight shipping’

New Navigation Unit for Heavy Equipment Transport

Friday, March 18th, 2011
Transport transportation services and drivers of the United States of America that could use a new navigation system to help them deliver cargo on time and budget during the miles ahead should take a look at Cobra Electronics newest navigation unit for the transport industry of America the Cobra 5550 Pro. The Cobra 550 Pro is a 5-inch navigation unit designed and engineered for use by the professional truck drivers of America and the world and has features nearly identical to Cobra Electronics larger navigation system, the Cobra 7750 Platinum, according to the people over at Cobra Electronics.

The new Cobra 5550 Pro comes with enhanced graphics, junction view with lane assist, state mileage log and a log to keep track of the number of hours freight shipping trucks spend out on the transport roads and highways of the United States. It also includes a last-mile routing ability, quick-tabs that allow you to put essential transport information, like the distance to weight stations, travel centers, rest areas and the mileage markers along your route at your disposal at a moments notice, and over 12,000 points of interest to transport driver, according to Cobra Electronics.

Freight companies and drivers out on the roads and highways of the nation that would like to check out the new Cobra 5550 Pro should contact Cobra Electronics directly for more information, or stop by a local dealer of Cobra Electronics products to see what they have on hand. This new navigation system could be a new transport tool that helps you enhance the services you provide and save time and money during the miles ahead on the transport roads and highways of the United States of America.

New Tool for Freight Drivers on the Road

Friday, March 4th, 2011
Transport drivers and firms using a shipping container to help transport goods to destination on time and budget on the transport roads and highways of the United States of America will be interested in the latest news from TravelCenters of America. TravelCenters of America has announced the introduction of a new smart phone application, called SmartTruck, for your iPhone featuring an interactive map of all TravelCenters of America and Petro locations in the United States of America. Great news for freight shipping drivers and firms looking for a new tool for their iPhone that will help them find a place to rest, when taking cargo to destination in a reliable, efficient and cost-effective manner during the miles ahead.

This new iPhone application also provides long haul drivers with real-time information on fuel prices, the number of available parking spaces and showers available at at location, a list of amenities on site, any current special offers, and even current weather reports that can be used to plan your route. This application even provides you with turn-by-turn directions to each location and allows users to link with TA’s RoadSquad roadside assistance program, according to the people over at TravelCenters of America. The best thing is this new iPhone application is free of charge, so you really have no reason not to at least take a look.

Transport firms and drivers that want to check out this new free iPhone application should contact TravelCenters of America directly for more information on where they can download this offer. This could be another way for you to possibly save you time and money during the miles ahead, so don’t hesitate, and take the time to see how this free iPhone application can help you during the weeks and months ahead.

New Long Haul Dispatch Tool

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Transport firms and drivers in the shipping container transport industry looking for a new tool to help them deliver cargo in a more efficient, reliable and cost-effective manner during the weeks and months ahead have a new tool to use in this desire. Aljex Software has just announced the release of customizable dispatch screens for all transport modes used by brokers, carriers and 3PLs, that the firm believes will help make the job of transporting cargo to destination on time and budget easier to accomplish during the miles ahead on the transport roads and highways of the United States of America.

Aljex Software indicates that Aljex Vision customers can now simply drag-and-drop entire columns of data to and from dispatch displays to suit virtually any transport job. Also included is a map to help freight shipping firms track cargo shipments across America and the entire continent, according to Aljex Software, and shipment and customer information displayed spreadsheet-style with columns representing categories of data essential to the job of making sure cargo arrives on time and budget during the weeks and months ahead in the transport industry of the nation and world.

Freight transport firms and drivers that want to check out Aljex Software’s new offer should contact the company directly for more information on where they can find this new service, or talk to other transport professionals that have used Aljex Software products to see what they think. This could be your chance to save more time and money and possibly make your boss smile a little brighter about the transport services being provided.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Transportation Services in California

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

There’s good news for trucking companies operating in the beautiful American state of California operating transport vehicles implementing a reefer made in 2003. The board of director of CARB recently approved an amendment to the regulations of these model year transport vehicles. Now, these model year transport vehicles can be operated in California during the miles ahead, which will mean you’ll be able to do more freight shipping using your 2003 reefer unit in the weeks and months ahead in California. The board of directors approved the installation of Low-Emission aftertreatment equipment for 2003 reefer diesels, which means your 2003 reefer will be in compliance with CARB exhaust-emissions rules until the end of 2017.

This is great news for transport drivers operating a 2003 reefer unit, since before this news transport drivers operating a 2003 reefer unit only had the option of upgrading engine exhaust systems to more costly Ultra Low Emission (ULE) standards. Both upgrades usually involve the addition of diesel particulate filters, with an LE-type filter removing at least 50 percent of particulate matter from exhaust fumes, and a ULE filter taking out about 85 percent, according to transport experts looking at this news. Transport drivers operating a 2003 reefer can still decide to go with the tougher ULE upgrades, which would mean a trucking company reefer unit would be in compliance indefinitely, according to the experts.

Trucking Companies Using CNG-Fueled Vehicles

Friday, November 19th, 2010

American freight shipping firms implementing CNG-powerered transport vehicles in their fleet operations will be interested in the news that Parker Fluid Control Division has just announced the introduction of the CNG Natural Gas Valve Integrated With Filter. The CNG Natural Gas Valve is a high-pressure, high-flow, low-leakage valve designed for compressed natural gas fuel dispensing systems with single and multi-tank applications and is especially suited for downsteam valve installations in CNG-powered heavy haul vehicles, according to Parker Fluid Control Division. In addition, the added filter removes impurities from the natural gas as well any particulates downstream of the valve, ensuring a cleaner fuel source to help improve the operation of transport vehicles moving cargo to destination in a reliable, efficient and cost-effective manner.

The high-flow rate of the CNG Natural Gas Valve Integrated With Filter also allows users to implement a single CNG valve for two tanks, instead of dedicating a separate valve for each tank, which reduces the cost of the system, according to Parker Fluid Control Division. Capable of operating within any CNG-fueled transport vehicle, including the heavy-duty trucks used by the trucking services of the United States of America, the CNG Natural Gas Valve Integrated With Filter could be just the thing to help you reduce the operating costs of your CNG-fueled transport vehicles, and keep them running down the roads and highways of America taking customers cargo to destination.

Trucking Company Waits to Begin Transport

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Professionals working at an American flatbed trucking firm will be interested in the up coming debate about to occur in Idaho between Americans concerned about the transport of four massive, oversized loads of refinery equipment along scenic Highway 12 in northern Idaho and ConocoPhillips. The Idaho Transportation Department recently issued permits for this transportation job to go forward in the days ahead, but according to the latest news, this transport job will have to wait until the Americans concerned about the problems the transport of these massive pieces of equipment could create, have had their say in the days ahead. This means the transport trucks have stopped rolling along Highway 12 in northern Idaho, for the time being, at least until they go through the administrative appeals process, according to sources in the freight shipping business of the United States of America.

ConocoPhillips wants these four huge pieces of equipment transported from the port of Lewiston to its refinery operations in Billings, Montana, along a two-lane, 175-mile stretch of highway in Idaho passing through a federally designated river corridor that parallels both the Clearwater and Lochs river, and this appears to be the main problem for the Americans concerned about the transport of these pieces of machinery. This idea has gotten the attention of environmentalists in the United States of America and the people living along the proposed transport route, and in the courts these same groups have stated that this idea is a threat to the environment, tourism, and public safety. This is probably a little concerning to the transport professionals tasked with providing the trucking services needed to move these huge pieces of equipment, who have certainly taken the route into account, and will take the necessary precautions to make sure the job goes smoothly, once they are able to start transporting these pieces of equipment to destination.