Posts Tagged ‘freight’

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.

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.

Logistics Business Strong

Friday, March 11th, 2011
Transport firms transporting goods to destination on the roads and highways of the United States of America using a shipping container will be interested in the latest Department of Freight Transportation Services Index. The results of the latest Department of Freight index were recently released by the United States Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics and according to the experts the index increased by 0.9 percent in January. This is also the second straight month the Department of Freight index has increased, according to the agency, and means the index has increased during 16 of the past 21 months, starting in May 2009. The index had gone down during the 16 months before this time, so this news could also indicate that the transport industry of the nation and world is starting to pick up momentum, according to some sources in the transportation services industry of America.

The Department of Freight Transportation Services Index measures the month-to-month changes in freight shipments in ton-miles, which are then combined into one index, according to transport industry experts. The Freight index measures the output of the for-hire freight transportation industry and is made up of data from for-hire trucking and other freight transport industries in the United States of America.

This is interesting news that could indicate a general increase in transport services in America and across North America, according to some transport experts, but the recent highs are still below the highs reached in 2008, so we probably shouldn’t read to much into the numbers, for now. Once we see the Freight Index increase above previous levels recorded in 2008, and the years before, we could be back on the transport road the industry was on before the recent slower period.

Shipping Index Looks Good

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011
The winter months have hit the flatbed trucking business hard during the last few miles on the transport roads and highways of the nation, but despite this the latest reports indicate the economy of the United States of America has continued to improve during the winter storms of the last few months. The latest Cass Freight Index has been released, and according to transport industry experts looking at the report, the index reflects a general increase in both the volume of freight being shipped on the roads of North America and the number of trucks out on the highways on a daily basis. Great news for the transport industry of the United States of America and the business of shipping cargo to destination on time and budget in general.

According to the latest Cass Freight Index transport shipments went up by 2.6 percent in February from the volume shipped during January, and 11.4 percent from the volume of cargo shipped on the transport roads and highways of the United States during the same month last year. In addition, this latest Cass Freight Index report indicates that about 11,000 new trucking jobs were added to the roster of transport firms providing shipping services in the United States during the same time period in 2011. The data on the Cass Freight Index is based on the cargo shipments of hundreds of Cass Information Systems clients, who handle about $17 billion in annual transport business, according to the people over at Cass Information Systems.

Transport drivers and firms that want to check out the latest Cass Freight Index report should contact Cass Information Systems directly for more information on where to get a copy of the report. This report could help you forecast the future road of your transport firm and make plans to take advantage of any red skies that might appear on the horizon as you turn the next corner.

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.

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 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.

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.

Long Haul Trucks & EOBRs

Friday, February 18th, 2011

Are you part of a trucking company that needs help financing the purchase of Electronic On Board Recorders? Riviera Finance has announced they have combined forces with NavStar Technologies to help you purchase the Electronic On Board Recorders you need to help keep your trucks on time and budget during the miles ahead on the transport roads and highways of the United States of America. Great news for every transport company that was wondering where they were going to find the extra money they know they need to purchase the Electronic On Board Recorders that could be law, one day.

The United States Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently required freight hauling companies with poor safety records to install Electronic On Board Recorders in the trucks they use to make sure cargo is delivered in a reliable, efficient and cost-effective manner. In addition, on January 31, 2011 the United States Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration proposed a new rule that would make it law for all interstate heavy hauling trucks to have Electronic On Board Recorders installed.

NavStar also announced they were introducing a new EOBR to the market place for small and mid-size transport fleets in the United States of America. NavStar also believes that by offering this deal to trucking companies they’ll be offering firms the complete solution they need. NavStar will be providing help with financing, installation and monthly monitoring, and even in helping users getting the proper documents to the FMCSA.

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.