Posts Tagged ‘trucking services’

Interior Lighting Timer for Shipping Cargo

Monday, March 7th, 2011
The interior lights in transport vehicles used by freight forwarders to deliver cargo on time and budget can drain the batteries of a heavy-duty truck out on the transport roads and highways of the United States and this is definitely a situation you want to avoid. Cole Hersee has recently announced the introduction of a new interior lighting timer called the FlexMod 48636 Electronic Timer that will provide you with several warning messages, before automatically turning off the interior lights of your truck to protect your batteries from being drained, and possibly saving freight forwarding services time and money, according to the people over at Cole Hersee.

Cole Hersee also indicated that the FlexMod 48636 Electronic Timer is a little different than the run-of-the-mill timers you might have seen or used over the years. You can switch the interior lights of your truck on for twenty minutes, before the FlexMod 48636 Electronic Timer will start letting you know using a series of increasing urgent messages that the lights are about to be turned off. Should you want to leave the lights on longer, you can just flip the switch on the timer and continue working at your own pace. The timer is controlled using one of two available switches, one located at the front of the compartment and the other at the rear, and is can use both 12-volt and 24-volt systems.

Transport firms and trucking services that want to check out the FlexMod 48636 Electronic Timer should contact Cole Hersee for more information on where to find this new interior lighting timer. This could be an idea that saves you time and money down the road and keeps the transport services you provide on time and budget and heading down the road to destination.

Long Haul of Hazardous Materials

Monday, February 28th, 2011
Transport freight forwarding firms and drivers out on the transport roads and highways of the beautiful American state of California taking vehicles to destination on time and budget will be happy to hear that hazardous waste facility personnel they deal with are getting the HAZMAT safety training they need to work safe. Sources in the transport industry of America indicate that Lion Technology will be hosting two different two-day HAZMAT Management Workshops, one in Los Angeles on March 10-11 and the second in Oakland on March 14-15, both designed to provide hazardous waste facility personnel with the training they need to help trucking services ship hazardous materials in a safe, efficient and reliable manner during the miles ahead in the United States of America, according to the people over at Lion Technology.

Sources in the shipping industry of the nation also indicate that students taking the two-day Hazardous/Toxic Waste Management Workshops will be provided with comprehensive hands-on training on the critical rules they need to know to stay in line with the current rules and regulations. In addition, they’ll learn how to identify regulated waste, handle and store waste on site, prepare waste for off-site shipping, prepare and plan for emergencies that might occur, keep proper records, assure for proper disposal of hazardous materials and prepare a site for any new regulations that might come around the bend during the miles ahead.

Transport professionals that want to attend either workshop are encouraged to pre-register as soon as possible in order to make sure they get the seat, or seats, they need. Tuition for either one of these two-day HAZMAT Management Workshops is $795 per person, but group discounts are available for larger groups that want to attend either workshop. Registration for either workshop starts at 7:30 a.m., and the workshops will take place between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Shipping Shop Should Be Clean

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Spills, drips and spatters are just common every day events around the shop in the long haul business, what counts is making sure you have the ability to clean up these little accidents as quickly and efficiently as possible. New Pig Corporation recently announced the introduction of smaller Pig Mat rolls the company believes are perfect for cleaning up the little drips, spills and splatters that occur around the shop on a daily basis.

Called Pig Universal Absorbent Mat Rolls and Pig Water-Repellent Oil-Only Absorbent Mat Rolls, these new smaller pig rolls allow users to quickly clean up little the fluids you don’t want to leave just lying around the floor, or other surfaces, of the shop and reduces the amount of time required to complete the clean up job. Pig Mat is also free from dust and grit, so it doesn’t end up in your vehicle, according to New Pig Corporation and some international shipping experts, or damage sensitive equipment, parts and tools. Pig Mat rolls even come with easy-to-tear perforations every ten inches along the length of the roll, which apparently makes it much easy to use this product.

Transport fleets in the trucking services business that want to check out New Pig Corporation’s smaller Pig Mat rolls should contact the company directly for more information, or drop by a local dealer of Pig Mats to see what they have on hand. This could be your chance to save a little time and money and provide the mechanics around the shop with a product they might fall in love with.

New Heavy Hauling Fuel Island Manager Software

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Transport freight forwarders will be interested in the news of new fuel island manager software that could help them save time and money and deliver goods in a more efficient, reliable and cost-effective manner during the months and years ahead. QuikQ, a provider of card less direct fuel connection services between truck stop point-of-sale and motor carrier enterprise systems, has recently announced the introduction of Fuel Island Manager.

Fuel Island Manager streamlines fueling for trucking services by detecting and validating the position of a transport truck in the fueling lane and turning on the dispensers without the traditional cards with a magnetic strip and little or no driver input, according to QuikQ. In addition, should the truck leave the fueling station the dispenser is sent a signal to stop fueling the truck, which makes it very difficult for any gas to be taken without authorization.

Transport drivers and fleets shipping cargo to destination on time and budget for a living that want to check out QuikQ’s new fuel island manager software should contact the company directly for more information, or stop by a local dealer of fuel island management software to see what they have on hand. This could be the chance for transport fleets of the United States and the world to possibly save a little time and money during fueling that could be used for other tasks, and make the boss smile a little brighter.

Heavy Hauling Highway Angel

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Transport drivers in the international shipping industry of North America will be happy to hear that Bill G. Poulos, a professional truck driver, has recently been named the latest Truckload Carriers Association Highway Angel for looking after the best interest of a small child caught in a troubling situation on the transport roads and highways of the United States.

Apparently, this truck driver was driving along I-84 on December 31, 2010, when he came upon an accident scene that had occurred just before he arrived on the scene. He stopped to have a look and talk to by standers who had witnessed the accident, to see if there was anyone still inside the mangled vehicle on the side of the road, but no one knew anything. Thinking fast, Bill went over to the vehicle and to his surprise he found a 23-month old girl still strapped in her car seat, actions that are sure to make the trucking services of America proud to say they transport cargo on the roads of the United States for a living.

Bill tried to extract the girl from the damaged vehicle, but the car was damaged too much and he found this difficult, at first. Worried that the vehicle was about to burst into fire and the girl would be trapped and killed, Bill reached into the vehicle and cut the girl loose, and then he crawled on top of the vehicle and pulled the young girl out through the sunroof of the vehicle.

For his action on this day Bill will receive a Highway Angel pin he can proudly wear to show he cares, a certificate, and clothing patch, and he will apparently also be honored with a humanitarian award by his shipping firm for his actions on this day. I am sure all of the attention is probably just a fuss over something he would have done for anyone he found in need during his travels down the transport roads and highways of America and he probably feels his greatest reward is the feeling he gets from knowing he saved the life of the young girl.

Shipping Trucks Get a New Filter

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Transport drivers and companies in the shipping container transport business looking for a new filter to help increase the life span of the oil they use in their heavy-duty transport vehicles and save a little time and money for other tasks might have found the filter for the job. Wix Filters has recently announced the introduction of a new filter called the Ecolast filter that according to Wix Filters could double the life expectancy of the oil in the heavy-duty transport vehicles you use to take customers cargo to destination on time and budget. The new Ecolast filter from Wix Filters does this magic by trapping the damaging acids in the oil and could save users between $100 and $200 a year, according to the people over at Wix Filters.

Wix Filters has also indicated that the Ecolast filter doesn’t add slow-release additive extenders to the mix, like other filters available for the trucking services of the United States of America, which is a practice smiled on by oil suppliers, according to many transport experts looking at this announcement. The new Ecolast filter still captures dirt and soot like a traditional oil filter, while at the same time using a new technique to take out damaging acids from the oil, according to Wix Filters. This ability was also field-tested in 15 large transport fleets and the data collected was analyzed by the Southwest Research Institute, according to transport experts, and in one of these field tests the Ecolast filter was tested in 17 Cummins ISX engines for about 1.7 million miles, over a period of 13 months.

Drivers and transport firms in the heavy hauling business that want to check out the new Ecolast filter should contact Wix Filters directly, or drop by a local dealer of Wix Filters to see if they can obtain more information. This could be the best filter you have ever experienced during your transport life and it might even save you a little time and money down the road.

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.

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.

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.