Articles by CCJ Staff

Boyd Bros. equipping fleet with EpicVue satellite TV package

EpicVue announced that Boyd Bros. Transportation will continue to equip additional vehicles with its in-cab satellite TV package for fleets in the trucking industry. The decision by Boyd Bros. was made after seeing a significant increase in driver retention results from its earlier installation of the ...

Restaurant Technologies uses telemetry, equipment design for delivery advantage

Restaurant Technologies works with many of the national big boys – McDonald’s, KFC, Burger King – as well as many other regional and independent restaurant groups. In all, it services more than 21,000 foodservice locations. One of its distinct advantages involves the use of a telemetry ...

Truck-Lite’s expanded LED line

Truck-Lite has added 18 Signal-Stat LED products in the form of two additional lines – integral flange and low diode – with offerings in the Marker and Clearance, Stop/Turn/Tail, Front/Park/Turn and Back-Up lighting categories. The integral flange expansion includes 10 part numbers that bring additional ...

ConMet’s brake drum

ConMet’s TruCast brake drum, based on the company’s TruTurn and CastLite brake drum technologies, is balanced for vibration-free operation and is designed to ensure optimum braking performance for heavy-duty truck and trailer applications. The 16.5-by-8.625-inch version weighs 116 pounds, and two 16.5-by-7-inch models are available, ...

Bridge between N.Y. and N.J., Chicago’s Circle top ATRI’s top 10 highway intersections for freight congestion

After assessing truck-oriented congestion at 250 spots on the U.S. highway system, the American Transportation Research Institute has unveiled a list of the top 10 highway intersections in the country for truck freight congestion: Fort Lee, NJ: I-95 AT SR 4 Chicago, IL: I-290 AT I-90/I-94 Atlanta, GA: ...

Senate confirms new head of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration — a regulatory agency under the Department of Transportation responsible for some trucking-related regulations — has a new head man, coming after nearly a year-long vacancy at the top of the agency. President Obama nominated Mark Rosekind last month, and ...

Fontaine shifts modification center production to Garland, Texas

Fontaine Modification Vocational Services is reopening its modification center in Garland, Texas. The Garland facility has been closed since 2012, when most of the truck production that it supported moved away from Garland. Since 2012, demand for modifications on Peterbilt trucks produced in Denton, TX, has grown ...

Move over, General Lee — Mitsubishi Canter takes a shot at TV stardom

Working through its local dealer, Highway Motors, Inc., Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America (MFTA) leased a Canter FE160 cabover with dry van body to Black Dog Salvage, Inc., Roanoke, VA, for use in its architectural salvage business. As it turns out, the crew of Black ...

Eaton announces expanded UltraShift Plus warranty coverage

Eaton has increased the functionality in its lineup of UltraShift PLUS automated transmissions with enhancements that allow for compatibility with 2-speed axles. Geared primarily to increase the appeal of UltraShift PLUS among vocational customers, especially dump and heavy haul fleets, the new compatibility provides a cost-saving alternative to torque ...

Volvo debuts second “Welcome to my Cab” episode celebrating truckers

Volvo Trucks debuted this week the second installment of its popular “Welcome to My Cab” series recently featuring Tim Baumgartner, owner of a heavy-duty towing operation, and his award-winning “Freedom Flyer,” a patriotic-themed Volvo VNL. Baumgartner, a veteran of the Vietnam War and founder and owner of ...

Peterbilt celebrates 75th year with truck show, 351 Pete show trucks

Peterbilt held last month an anniversary party in Stockton, Calif., to celebrate its 75th year. Held at the San Joaquin Fairgrounds, Peterbilt says the party attracted 351 Peterbilts, which the truck makers bills as “the largest collection of Peterbilt trucks ever assembled.” Peterbilt also says thousands of ...

Old Dominion raising rates 4.5%

Old Dominion Freight Line (No. 11 in the CCJ Top 250) announced this week it will be raising rates by about 4.5 percent starting Jan. 5, 2015. Specific rate changes will be based on shipment lanes, distance traveled and more, but the overall impact will be ...

Cobra’s branded CB radio

Cobra Electronics’ limited-edition 29 LX HD Harley-Davidson CB Radio delivers NOAA weather with all-hazards alerts along with a selectable four-color LCD display. The CB features all-channel scan, a talk-back feature and customizable night and day settings for enhanced readability in both bright and dark lighting ...

Snap-on’s power tool roll cab

Snap-on’s 72-inch Master Series Roll Cab (KRL1163) has a 12-inch-deep drawer designed to hold eight power tools. The roll cab features the company’s proprietary Lock-n-Roll latch mechanism designed to make opening drawers easier while preventing them from drifting open, and casters engineered to facilitate a ...

Andersen Flaps’ wide-based splash guard

Andersen Flaps’ Eco-flaps aerodynamic splash guard line now includes an 18-inch-wide model that can be paired with wide-based tires. The splash guard’s design helps reduce wind resistance and excessive road spray by redirecting airborne water to the pavement rather than into a passing or trailing ...

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