Posts Tagged ‘heavy equipment transport’

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.

Shipping Services Gets a Little Help

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Transportation drivers and transportation services already using Valvoline’s Fuel Proof Guarantee program will be happy to hear that Valvoline has decided it’s time to expand this program as we head into the second decade of the century of the environment in the United States of America. Valvoline’s Fuel Proof Guarantee program has now been expanded to include any transport fleet in the United States of America using an existing telematics provider, according to the professionals over at Valvoline. Fleets using Valvoline’s Fuel Proof Guarantee program will now be guaranteed at least a 1.6 percent miles per gallon increase using Valvoline heavy-duty motor oil and gear lubricant, and up to a 4 percent miles per gallon increase for heavy hauling services also implementing Valvoline’s Tiwi Fleet program in their operations.

This means that at the end of the trial period, if Valvoline lubricants aren’t delivering the fuel economy improvements promised in fleet test vehicles, Valvoline will refund the incremental cost of the oil changes required. The testing procedure used, which uses a fleet’s existing telematics unit or Tiwi Fleet program data transmission for verification purposes, has also been approved by the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay SM J1321 protocol, according to the professionals over at Valvoline. In addition, the program has just added two new partners; transportation insurance specialist Brazos Specialty Risk and Mansfield Oil to the program, which Valvoline indicates could reduce auto liability premiums for users by as much as 15 percent using an existing telematics unit and provide additional savings for heavy equipment transport services on bulk fuel purchases.

Trucking in New Hampshire Safer This Week

Friday, November 12th, 2010

Transport professionals conducting heavy equipment transport on the roads and highways of New Hampshire that have noticed a lot of distracted drivers operating vehicles out on the transport roads and highways of this beautiful American state might notice a few more state police out on the roads talking to distracted drivers in the miles ahead. The latest reports out of New Hampshire indicate that Dover Police Captain Michael Raiche will have more cruisers out on the transport roads of New Hampshire this week looking for distracted drivers. In fact, he plans on having seven marked cruisers parked off major New Hampshire roadways trying to spot distracted drivers and have a little talk with them. Great news for freight trucking professionals that will be operating a heavy-duty transport vehicle on the roads of New Hampshire this week and in the future, and hopefully a decision that helps reduce the number of distracted drivers on the transport roads of New Hampshire during the miles ahead.

Sources close to this news indicate that New Hampshire state police will be on the look out for drivers traveling at a rate beyond the posted speed limit, keeping an eye out for vehicles traveling too close to other vehicles and making illegal lane changes, and any activity they feel distracts a drivers attention while they’re operating a vehicle. Flatbed trucking professionals out on the roads of New Hampshire this week, keep an eye out for the state police, and if you see something you think they should know about, you might even drop them a word or two, and make the roads safer at the same time.

Freight Transport Adds 300 Jobs

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

The latest reports on the unemployment conditions in the United States of America indicates that the trucking transport industry of American added about 300 jobs to the rosters of transportation firms around the country in the past few months. Sources in the transport industry indicate that considering the rise in workers heading back to work in the past few months in the United States of America, a rise in the number of new drivers on the roads and highways of America, isn’t really a surprise. In fact, we could see a few more drivers continue to be added to trucking company rosters in the miles ahead, according to some logistics professionals in the business of making sure customers cargo makes it to destination on time and budget. Great news for transport drivers looking for work and America in general and hopefully a belief that becomes reality in the days and weeks ahead.

In the months ahead for transportation companies in the United States of America we could see a lot more drivers behind the steering wheel of a heavy duty transport vehicle heading down the road in America, according to transport industry experts. Companies in the business of heavy equipment transport and all transport firms are presently preparing to do more business and transport more cargo in the miles ahead, and they’ll certainly need additional drivers down the road as well. This could be a chance for Americans looking for work to begin a new career as a transportation professional out on the roads and highways of North America.

Trucking Transport Wheel-end Maintenance

Friday, November 5th, 2010

One of the most important maintenance jobs for heavy equipment transport drivers and firms is making sure the wheels, hubs and other gear that attach truck tires to transport vehicles are kept in prime condition and are given the attention they deserve. The wheel-end of a transport vehicle works as a single unit, which means the spindle, hub, bearings, fasteners and wheels on your transport vehicle need to work together in order to keep the wheels of your transport truck in line and tracking a straight path down the highway. If one of the parts of the wheel-end on your vehicle isn’t in proper working condition, this is going to change the operation of the other parts of the wheel-end, and the results will be felt in other parts of the wheel-end system of your cargo shipping vehicle.

Preventing this problem for transport firms and drivers can be as simple as making sure the components of the wheel-end system of a transport vehicle are all in proper working condition and order, according to many experienced transport professionals out on the roads and highways of the United States of America on a daily basis. Make sure all of the components of the wheel-end system of a freight transport vehicle aren’t loose, loose axle U-bolts, for example, will affect the other components of a wheel-end system by allowing axles to wiggle and shimmy as the vehicle travels down the road, is going to improve the driving characteristics of a vehicle. Any component that allows a tire and wheel assembly to wander off center or run any other direction than straight is possibly going to create problems down the road, and you certainly don’t need any problems to appear.

Make sure your paperwork is in order

Monday, November 1st, 2010

There’s a lot of paperwork involved with being in the shipping container transport business, making sure all of your required paperwork and other things are in order is one of the most important tasks drivers and transport firms will be taking care of in the next few miles. One of the most essential parts of your paperwork in the next few miles is going to be making sure you obtain all of the documents on your employment history for transport drivers, both on and off your DAC Report. You also want to have the paperwork on your driving history, criminal record scan and now, your CSA PSP report. This is going to be essential in the next few miles, especially if you plan on applying at transport firms, and it’s certainly going to make touching base and finding the heavy equipment transport job you want easier during the miles ahead.

There’s also a new report out that freight shipping firms can reference called the “Pre-Employment Screening Report” (PSP) that you’ll want to take a look at, before you start looking for the job you want. The PSP report consists of records from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Motor Carrier Information System (MCMIS). In it firms will find the most recent five years of crash data and three years roadside inspection data of your transport career. Taking a look to make sure there aren’t any errors in the data on the PSP report could save you time and expense and you’ll certainly obtain a job faster if you correct any mistakes in this report. Transport firms you apply for could be using this report to determine if they want to employ you and mistakes in the data on this report could alter their opinion of your skills and professionalism.

Trucking Services Transporting Heavier Loads

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Transport professionals freight forwarding customers goods to destination in a reliable, efficient and cost-effective manner will be interested in the news that the Truckload Carriers Association has revised its truck size and weight policy. The new policy of the Truckload Carriers Association is calling for 88,000-pound gross weight transport vehicles to conduct transport services on the highways and roads of the United States of America. Sources indicate that this proposal received the full support of the Truckload Carrier Association’s board on Saturday, which according to many sources will open the road in the future to heavier loads being carried on the freight shipping highways of America. Sources also indicate that in fact progress in this plan to allow heavier loads on the transport roads of the United States actually began last March at the group’s annual meeting.

This news is going to change the transport landscape for firms conducting heavy equipment transport in the United States. The ability to transport heavier loads is also going to save time, money and reduce traffic levels on many roads of the United States, according to many transport professionals. The American Trucking Association currently supports a weight limit of 97,000 pounds on six axles for transport vehicles in the United States of America. This is a little different than the proposal by the Truckload Carriers Association, who according to sources close to this affair are hoping to come to a compromise of some type with the American Trucking Association, somewhere down the road.

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.