Posts Tagged ‘shipping services’

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.

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.

Shipping Flammable Liquids in Pipes Beneath Cargo

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Transport firms providing shipping services for customers that need cargo transported to destination in a reliable, efficient, and cost-effective manner during the miles ahead will be interested in the latest news concerning a proposed rule that would prohibit the transport of flammable liquids in the pipes beneath cargo tanks. The United States Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has proposed a new rule called the “wetlines rule” which would prohibit the transport of flammable liquids in the pipes beneath cargo tanks, during the months and years ahead in the United States of America.

The wetlines rule would cover tank trailers carrying Class 3 flammable liquids, which includes gasoline and other products according to freight transport experts looking at this news. Under the proposal trailers built two years after the rule becomes law could carry no more than 0.26 gallons in its wetlines, according to transport drivers paying attention to this news, or have structural protection in place to make the transport safer. Existing trailers on the roads and highways of the United States would have 12 years in order to make sure they’re in compliance with the changes.

This proposal was recently published in the Federal Register, so freight forwarding workers that want to check out the proposal can check out the latest edition for more information on this news. This is the kind of news you need to stay on top of, if you’re in the business of transporting flammable liquids on the roads and highways of America during the years ahead, since staying on top of the latest news could save you time and money.

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 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.

New Freight Shipping Forklife Bumper

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Making sure pallets aren’t damaged can be difficult at times for shipping services trying to make sure customers cargo makes it to destination in a reliable, efficient and cost-effective manner. Pallets damaged during handling and cross docking operations can cost a transport professional time and money, and possibly even lead to cargo damage due to a damaged pallet. The Pallet Dawg from BST Technologies is a new forklift bumper that mounts on the carriage between the forks and bumps against the center runner on a pallet to minimize pallet damage and waste during transport. BST Technologies indicates that the Pallet Dawg allows users to reduce product damage by about 15-20 percent and pallet damage by about 40 percent during transport. Great news for logistics professionals and all transport firms concerned about possible damage to cargo and the pallets they need to carry goods.

BST Technologies indicates that the Pallet Dawg has a lower inside edge that’s rounded to prevent the unit catching on the dock plates and racking systems implemented by transport firms in the United States of America. The company also indicated that the Pallet Dawg is made of impact resistant nylon, can be installed in minutes using just a 9/16-inch socket wrench, and is compatible with any class II forklift carriage.

Professionals working for trucking companies in the United States of America that want to check out the new Pallet Dawg from BST Technologies should contact their local dealer of BST Technologies products, or contact BST Technologies directly for more information on where to find the Pallet Dawg.

Flatbed Truck Fuel Efficiency Standards

Friday, October 29th, 2010

The American Trucking Association believes the proposed fuel efficiency standards for the trucking industry of the United States of America are going to have definite benefits for the transport industry of America and all Americans. The American Trucking Association originally made a statement concerning the proposals a few days ago, but the other day they followed this statement up with a more in depth response to the proposal to develop the first-ever national fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emission standards for heavy and medium-duty trucks. The statement by the American Trucking Association indicated that they were happy with the administrations efforts and that through talks with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) they were encouraged that the proposal takes into account things that they thoughts were very important to making the proposals work for the variety of transportation services in the United States of America.

The proposal put forth by the parties involved in this affair is going to be phased in slowly according to sources in the transport industry of America. The proposals are also expected to allow the transport industry as a whole to reduce the carbon wheel-print of the shipping services it provides and overall fuel consumption by 7 to 20 percent for baseline Class 8 transport trucks. They expect the transport industry to achieve this through implementation of new engine and truck advancements, low-rolling resistance tires, improved truck aerodynamics, reduced idling, and other measures the Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Program think will help in this job. The best part of this news is hearing that the parties involved in the battle to reduce greenhouse emissions and fuel consumption in the transport industry of the United States are working together.

Trucking Companies Dealing With Change

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

There are a few changes coming down the road for firms providing transportation services in the United States of America in the days and months ahead. One change that transport professionals might not be aware of is the new standard J1939 standard connector, in preference to the old J1708 connection standard. PeopleNet’s new Vehicle Management Multi-bus Adapter expands the amount of vehicle data fleets can access while upgrading to the J1939 connector found on new engines. Shipping services providers and other transport professionals on hand for the American Trucking Association’s conference in Phoenix this week were talking about the new standard and how it will change the business of transporting in America as we enter the second decade of the century of the environment.

PeopleNet’s new Vehicle Management Multi-bus Adapter apparently allows users to purchase one connector that will work on both old and new transport vehicles in their fleet. PeopleNet indicates that their new Vehicle Management Multi-bus Adapter collects data from both data networks at the same time, in addition to collecting a lot more information on things that according to many professionals can make the job of heavy hauling on the roads and highways of the United States safer and more profitable for firms doing business in North America. This system also apparently makes integrating with third-party service providers much easier for transport firms and working with the on board computer a lot easier to manage for users.