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Articles by CCJ Staff

Tracking temp-controlled trailers

AirIQ's latest wireless application for the trucking industry is a system for monitoring perishable goods in refrigerated and heated trailers...

PeopleNet in Palms

PeopleNet Communications says its Intouch Fleet Management system is now compatible with products that operate on the Palm OS platform, allowi...

Refrigerated Distribution Trailer

Kidron's refrigerated distribution trailer is "value-engineered to withstand the challenges of multistop, multitemperature refrigerated dist...

Polypropylene wiper

New Pig's polypropylene wipers are designed for absorbing and cleaning up petroleum-based liquids. Because the wiper does not contain cellulo...

Heavy duty coolant changer

Finish Thompson's QCD-HD heavy duty coolant quick changer is designed to service buses, diesel engine trucks, construction equipment and othe...
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Handheld diagnostics for CATS

An information and diagnostic software package option for use with Palm handheld computers is now available from Caterpillar. The Caterpillar ...

Smart fuel level sensor

SSI Technologies' smart fuel level sensor measures fuel level without any moving parts. Using ultrasonic sound wave technology to measure fue...

Reefer network

Thermo King Corp.'s radio-based network, the R:Com system, provides wireless communication between its Smart Reefer units or a data logger an...

Tractor ABS with trailer indicator lamp

Meritor WABCO's new E-version ABS system with Power Line Carrier communications technology allows data and power to be transmitted simultaneo...

Tear down bench

Shure Manufacturing's tear down bench Model #030465 is designed to ease the task of working with small, fluid-saturated components. The unit ...

Road Relay 4 with fuel tax reporting

Cummins Inc. and ProMiles Software Development Corp. have introduced an interface between Cummins' Road Relay 4 with Global Positioning Syst...

Stormwater guard

UltraTech's Ultra-Grate Guard is designed to prevent sediment or hydrocarbons from entering storm drains and catch basin inlets. It consists ...

Big Rig History

Big Rigs, by Stan Holzman, is a 160-page volume portraying the history of all the major U.S. and Canadian Class 8 truck builders. Available fr...

Storing up success

For most of the 1990s, John Daniels' 20-truck refrigerated carrier hovered just below $3 million in revenue. Along with its sister brokerage ...

Answering G.O.D.’s prayers

Guaranteed overnight delivery - better known as G.O.D. because those letters are prominently displayed on all sides of the carrier's more tha...