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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 Heavy Hauling Hub Rebuild Kits

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Transport firms and drivers in the shipping container transport business looking for a new heavy-duty hub rebuilt kit to help them keep transport vehicles in top condition can stop looking. The Timken Company has recently announced the introduction of Timken 454-Series Set-Right Hub Rebuild Kits, an expansion of the Set-Right Heavy Duty Hub Rebuilt Kits line that transport firms and drivers have been using to help take customers cargo to destination in a reliable, efficient and cost-effective manner for years, according to many transport drivers.

The Timken 454-Series bearings incorporates a special design to help accommodate the 2-in offset loads found in lots of new axle designs of trucking services out on the roads and highways of the United States of America, according to Timken. The new Timken 454-Series will also make it easier for fleet operators to maintain consistency in the installation procedures they use for preset wheel ends. In addition, this news also provides fleets with complete bearing options to serve a variety of wheel-end configurations, including wide-singles and present types, according to many transport drivers looking at this announcement.

Transport drivers driving for a trucking company that want to check out the Timken 454-Series Set-Right Hub Rebuilt Kits should talk to maintenance personnel, or contact Timken directly for more information on where they can find this product.

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.

Intermodel Shipping With Natural Refrigerant

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Transport drivers and transportation services using a container refrigeration system incorporating conventional synthetic hydrofluorocarbon refrigerants, which according to transportation industry sources have a greater potential for increasing the carbon wheel-print of the transport trucks of the United States of America, will be happy to hear that a system using natural refrigerant for intermodal containers is now available. This news is going to help transportation firms around the United States of America and the world find sustainable solutions for refrigerated transport, according to trucking company experts, and represents the world’s first natural refrigerant technology for container refrigeration.

Transport experts indicate that this new container refrigeration system incorporates carbon dioxide instead of conventional synthetic hydrofluorocarbon refrigerants, which according to the scientists could reduce the volume of emissions being put into the air. Called NaturaLINE, this new natural refrigerant technology was on display at Intermodal Europe 2010, recently, and according to the people on hand to take a look at this new container refrigeration system, this could be just the thing to help freight shipping firms save money and reduce the carbon wheel-print of the transport services they provide to Americans on a daily basis during the months and years ahead. Great news for American transport firms in the business of making sure customers cargo makes it to destination on time and budget, and something that could make the job of making the trucks on the highways and roads of the United States of America more environmentally-friendly easier as we head into the second decade of the century of the environment.

Medium-Duty Trucking Units Could Save You Money

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Medium-duty transports could be a way for a trucking company operating in the United States of America to reduce the gas mileage of the transportation vehicles they use to move customers cargo to destination in a reliable, efficient and cost-effective manner during the miles ahead, according to a recent survey conducted by J.D. Power and Associates. The survey in question was recently released by J.D. Power and Associates and according to the interpretation of the results could indicate that firms using certain medium-duty trucks for shipping customers cargo to destination could save as much as $2,000 per medium-duty transport vehicle per year. Significant news, if the results of the survey have been interpreted correctly, that will definitely get the attention of transport firms that are presently using medium-duty transport trucks to help deliver customers cargo on time and budget during the last few months and years.

The survey indicates that some medium-duty transport trucks cost about 18 percent less to operate on a yearly basis as compared to other medium-duty trucks, according to the people over at J.D. Power and Associates. This means that freight hauling firms implementing medium-duty transport trucks in their fleet operations might want to compare the results of the survey to the medium-duty trucks they’re currently using. It could be another way to save money on fuel during the weeks and months ahead and increase the fuel mileage of the medium-duty transport trucks they use on a daily basis to keep customers cargo moving along the roads and highways of the United States of America.

Transport companies and drivers that want to check out the survey and results should contact J.D. Power and Associates to see where they can get a look at the survey. It could be just the thing to improve them save money on fuel and find a more efficient medium-duty transport to help them in the future.

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 Services Can Modify Trucks

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

The American trucking company looking for a little help in the job of adding transport vehicles using alternate fuels and auxiliary power units to their fleet should talk to the people over at the Fontaine Modification Company about adding a few of these types of vehicles to their fleet operations in the miles ahead. Fontaine Modification Company provides post-production truck modification services, and with the most recent news, they’re offering certified installation of alternative fuel engines, alternative fuel delivery systems and auxiliary power units (APUs) for America’s transport firms and professionals out on the transport roads and highways on a daily basis. Fontaine Modification Company recently commented that they are in a position to provide transport fleets in the United States with professionally certified system installation that can save heavy haul firms money during the miles ahead, through the current agreements and deals they have in place with the major truck manufacturers in the United States.

This is great news for transport firms ordering new vehicles and if they can save money on the trucks they purchase by doing business with Fontaine Modification Company, we can certainly expect them to look into the possibility during the miles ahead. Especially, if they already do business with the Fontaine Modification Company. Trucking companies can have alternate fuel systems installed at the same time they have their trucks shipped to Fontaine to have other work done, like dual drive systems, cab or chassis reconfiguration or fleet services at the seven service locations Fontaine has across the United States of America.

New Long Haul Truck by Cat Will be on Hand

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Cat is preparing to unveil a new vocational truck for trucking services of the United States of America during the upcoming ConExpo in Las Vegas in March 2011. The latest sources around the transport industry indicate that the first model of the Cat Vocational Truck Series, the CT660 will be on hand at the ConExpo for transport firms and professionals to take a look at. The CT660 is based on Navistar International`s PayStar 5000i series and will implement Navistar diesels, along with Cat`s own automatic transmission, according to the people close to this news. Sources also indicate that these Class 8 trucks will be sold and serviced exclusively through Cat`s North American dealer network, which means that international dealers of Class 8 trucks won`t be selling this truck.

Production on the CT660 isn`t expected to start until after ConExpo and firms that want to use this Class 8 truck to provide customers with flatbed trucking services will have to wait until sometime in 2011, before putting in an order. Cat took the time to ask customers that would be implementing these trucks in their operations what they would like to see in the Cat Vocational Truck Series, and this could pay off in the months and years ahead in the United States of America. Cat designed and built the Cat Vocational Truck Series to be suitable for a number of different trucking company jobs around the United States. This Class 8 heavy-duty truck could be just the thing in the days and months ahead that allows your firm to increase profits and decrease operation costs, so it might be a good idea to start planning to be on hand at ConExpo, just to check out the new CT660.

White-Freightliner Freight Trucks of Old

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Are you a trucking company official who fondly remembers the days when White-Freightliner transport trucks were running down the roads and highways of the United States of America? There’s a new book written by a fellow called Ron Adams you can take out on the road with you to entertain you during your stops that will put a smile back on your face and make you remember these trucks and days, called “White-Freightliner Trucks of the 1960s”. This 128-page book features about 60 color pictures of White-Freightliner transport trucks from a different time and about 70 black and white photos that will take you back to another age of long haul trucking in America.

White-Freightliner trucks started appearing on the highways and roads of the United States after 1951, when Freightliner signed a deal with the White Motor Company to sell Freightliner trucks through White dealerships. These transports were referred to as White-Freightliner by the drivers and transport firms using them in their operations and over the 1950s and 1960s a lot more White-Freightliners started to appear on the transport roads of America.

Author Ron Adams has produced a number of books on the heavy hauling trucks of America and the world, as well as contributing regularly to trucking magazines, so he’s a noted authority on this subject. This particular book is available through Quayside Publishing & Distribution, so if you want a copy you’ll have to contact the publisher, or look for this book at an online source of books.