Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Purchasing Carbon-Reducing Car Carriers

There's good news on the horizon for car transport service providers that ship vehicles to destination in the United States of America that have been hoping for a little break in their taxes to help them in their planned purchase of a new transport implementing the latest carbon reducing technology. This week a coalition of transport professionals will be meeting at the White House to talk about their push for tax breaks for transport drivers that want to purchase new trucks with the latest technology to help them reduce the carbon wheel-print of their transport services.

Sources close to this news indicate that things got rolling when the American Truck Dealers, the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association, the Engine Manufacturers Association, National Truck Equipment Association and other parties decided to send a letter to the administration calling for a short-term investment credit of 10 percent on the purchase of new Class 8 trucks equipped with EPA 2010-certified engines. This has apparently resulted in the Obama administration sending an invitation to the group to meet this week to discuss their proposals. We'll have to wait and see what news comes out of this meeting, before we can comment, but this news is definitely a reason for car haulers to smile a little.

Hopefully this meeting between the administration and this coalition comes up with solutions that make it easier for vehicle transport professionals to purchase new transport vehicles utilizing the latest carbon reducing and fuel saving technologies. This would definitely help take the transport industry of America further down the road to reducing its carbon wheel-print and put an even bigger smile on the faces of transport drivers across America.

Monday, August 30, 2010

New Rest Areas for Vehicle Shippers in Iowa

American transport professionals conducting express auto transport in Iowa will be interested in the announcement by the Iowa Department of Transportation that work on the reconstruction of two rest areas along Interstate 35 in Polk County will begin in the future. These rest areas are going to replace existing rest areas north of the First Street interchange, according to sources at the agency, and will be located at milepost 99, which is about halfway between the Elkhart and Iowa 210 interchanges. These particular rest areas had to be closed and replaced due to the construction of an interchange at I-35 and 36th Street, near Ankeny.

Professionals conduct enclosed auto transport for customers that need to travel through Iowa in the days and months ahead in the century of the environment will certainly want to make note of this news. The Iowa Department of Transportation doesn't expect to begin work on the new rest areas until sometime in 2012, so until then the existing ones will have to do, but at least we can look forward to some new facilities for weary road travelers as we travel further down the transport roads of the United States of America. They'll also have to go through the process of obtaining the necessary environmental and archaeological clearances required, before work can begin on the new rest areas they have in the plans, and according to sources they still need to obtain the right of way they need to allow the work to go forward to completion. One thing is for sure the job of enclosed car shipping is going to probably be a more comfortable task to accomplish in Iowa in the future, once they get the new rest areas they have planned finished, and in operation.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Car Hauling Engine Plant Will Increase Production

American car transport service providers will be glad to hear that production at Paccar's new engine plant in Columbus, Miss. will be increased in the days and months ahead in the century of the environment. They don't expect to start increasing production at this engine plant until sometime near the end of 2010, but at least this means that Americans are currently being hired to take care of the increase in the production of 12.9-liter and 9.2-liter diesel engines for Kenworth, DAF and Peterbilt trucks. Sources indicate that at present there are about 90 workers going through a group training program designed to prepare them for their new job and get them up to speed before they start assembling engines. Sources also indicate that Paccar might even need to hire more workers to handle the production of engines at this engine plant, but at present they haven't made any firm announcements on the final number of Americans that will be going to work at this plant in the days ahead.

This particular Paccar plant is located just north of the Golden Triangle Regional Airport near Columbus, and according to reports from around the car shipping industry of the United States of America, workers at the plant have been installing equipment and running diagnostic tests to make sure the equipment will be ready to begin engine production when the time comes.

This is great news for American auto shipping professionals and the transport industry in the United States in general. Hopefully, this news is just the first of many announcements that Paccar will make in the months ahead that will result in more Americans being put to work producing engines for the heavy-duty transports of the world.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Car Carrier Powertrain Maintenance Made Easier

American transport professionals that ship cars for a living looking for a better and easier way to service the powertrain of their transport vehicle might want to take a look at the latest offering from Dana Holding Corporation. Dana Holding Corporation recently announced enhancements to its Spicer Life Series Model 250 universal joint assembly, which according to the firm has resulted in significant improvement in the performance and durability of this product. Engineers have apparently designed the SPL-250 universal joint assembly to provide customers with a 40-percent improvement in dynamic bearing capacity, which has resulted in a driveline with around 70 percent more power density compared to its nearest competitor, according to Dana Holding Corporation.

According to Dana Holding Corporation engineers have utilized a new bearing package with the new SPL-250 universal joint assembly with larger needle bearings that increase the capacity of the system and a special Viton synthetic seal that improves the retention of grease and allows for easier maintenance of the powertrain using the Spicer Quick Disconnect feature. In addition, engineers have included a thermoplastic seal guard that keeps contaminants out of the seals of your car transport, and a new premium synthetic lubricant that will improve the life-expectancy of the system in the first three years or 350,000 miles of use.

Car transport companies that have been looking for a better way to service the powertrains of their fleet vehicles might want to take a look at the new SPL-250 universal joint assembly being offered by Dana Holding Corporation? This could be a great way to improve the maintenance of the powertrains of your fleet and make the job of your mechanics a little easier to accomplish in the days ahead in the century of the environment.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Ship Cars Using Interactive Driver-Facing Product

Owner operators conducting enclosed auto transport for customers that need vehicles transported in the United States of America and implementing PHH Arval's PHH InterActive driver-facing technology in their operations will be happy to hear that PHH Arval has recently announced they have added new functionality to this product. This news is going to make it easier for you to take care of things like handling all aspects of your service cards online, including reporting them if they're stolen, retrieving your PIN numbers and checking the current status of any new cards you might have obtained. It will also allow drivers to take care of things like reporting mileage travelled, online vehicle ordering, and the authorization of Motor Vehicle Record requests, and using a Blackberry, iPhone, or Windows Mobile and Android device, they can even contact the PHH call center for help with maintenance, accidents and other events. PHH Arval's PHH InterActive driver-facing technology also allows drivers to obtain registration renewal status online, order duplicate registrations and check the status of both duplicate registration and replacement plates, and drivers can now even request insurance cards online.

This news could make enclosed car shipping duties on the roads of the United States easier to accomplish for customers that use PHH Arval's PHH InterActive driver-facing technology in the months and years ahead in the century of the environment. This news is also going to provide American drivers conducting transport services using PHH Arval's PHH InterActive driver-facing technology for customers around the United States of America with a good feeling when they read it or hear about it. Anything that can save time during express auto transport is going to be a welcome addition and the new functionality provided by PHH Arval's PHH Interactive driver-facing technology appears could be just what the doctor ordered.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Enclosed Auto Transport & American Rest Stops

American car haulers providing transport services for customers that regularly use the rest areas along the transport highways and roads of the United States of America will be happy to hear that state officials around America are seeking to amend a 1956 federal law that bans the commercialization of public rest areas. The individuals that would like to see this federal law amended believe that this law doesn't provide states with the flexibility they need to allow them to properly fund the rest areas around the United States. This could be the state of affairs according to many professionals around America as a recently conducted survey by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials reported that at least five states in the United States are facing numerous financial challenges keeping rest areas open.

This news will certainly make American firms providing excellent auto shipping rates to customers that need to have vehicles transported to destination in the United States of America and around the world smile a little when they read it. It might be time to let the private business sector of the United States see what they can do about keeping the costs of maintaining American rest stops under control and at a level that will allow the rest stops of America to reopen and stay open to business in the days and months ahead in the century of the environment.

It appears that there's plenty of desire to see America take a look at this possibility in the future and hopefully this idea turns out to be the solution that keeps rest stops in the United States open for business. This would improve things for all American vehicle shippers and make the business of taking cars to destination in the United States a much more comfortable task.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Reducing the Cost of Car Hauling

Car transport companies that have spending time and money repairing aged or damage fuel tanks should take a look at the possible money-saving benefits of Paccar Parts TRP fuel tanks. Available for various makes of transport vehicles, including Freightliner, International, Mack, Sterling, Volvo, Kenworth, Peterbilt and Western Star, TRP fuel tanks are also available in a host of fuel sizes, including 50 to 150 gallon applications, and a variety of diameters, from 23 to 26 inches. Paccar Parts indicates that TRP fuel tanks are made by an ISO-certified manufacturer of fuel tanks that uses the same standard of thickness and grade of aluminum required in OEM manufacturing and have been treated with an acid etch they claim will provide a consistent and uniform finish on TRP fuel tanks implemented by American transport firms.

Paccar Parts has also indicated that TRP fuel tanks have gone through drop tests to verify they can withstand the forces involved using the same rigorous standards required that OEM fuel tanks are put through. Available with filler necks in the right, left and center position, you can find TRP fuel tanks for your car carriers at authorized Kenworth and Peterbilt parts and service distribution centers around the United States of America, and they even include a 24-month warranty that should make you smile.

The truth of the claims by Paccar Parts still needs to be verified, but anything to help firms reduce the car shipping prices of transport services is going to be something companies will certainly want to at least take a look at. Once firms have had a chance to take a look at the claims of Paccar Parts, we'll have a better idea if TRP fuel tanks can actually help American firms reduce the costs associated with repairing aged or damage fuel tanks.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Car Hauling in Atlantic Provinces

Auto transport services in the Atlantic provinces of Canada that implement Peterbilt tractor trailers in their vehicle shipping services have a new facility to stop at when on the car transport streets and roads of Canada's Atlantic provinces. Peterbilt Atlantic is the name of the new facility, which according to sources includes a dozen service bays to help keep transport in running order, an indoor 36,000 square foot showroom for the newest Peterbilt trucks, a lounge to keep drivers entertained while they wait, and a few other things of interest to transport professionals of Canada and the United States of America.

Sources close to the opening of this new facility indicate that a ribbon-cutting ceremony has been completed and customers that need to talk to a professional about their transport vehicle can stop by anytime and have a talk. The transport industry in the Atlantic provinces of Canada has been growing and expanding, according to sources, and this opening of a new facility is great news for transport professionals in the future that find they need a little help or want to purchase a new Peterbilt transport truck.

Transport professionals that want to take a look at this new facility or find they need a little help should stop by and say hello and have a coffee while they wait for the professionals to take a look at their transport vehicle. This could be your chance to make a few new friends that could be your best friend when on the transport roads of Canada's Atlantic provinces in the years ahead in the century of the environment, so you might want to drop by and say hello, if you're in the neighborhood, and get an idea of the services this new facility can provide, just in case you need them one day?

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

More Money for Car Transport Roadways!

Car hauling professonals conducting vehicle transportation on the streets and highways of the United States of America will be glad to hear that according to sources around the auto shipping industry the road builders of America have recently urged President to make a $500 billion, six-year congressional reauthorization of the federal surface transportation program a first-tier, post-election priority in a letter signed by American Road & Transportation Builders Association President and CEO Peter Raune. Sources also indicate that the letter oulined the challenges on the road ahead for the transportation design and construction industry of the United States of America in the century of the environment and the need to continue to improve the transportation infrastructure of the United States beyond the outstanding improvements made by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act.

The President of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association urging President Obama to make a $500 billion revitalization plan for the transport infrastructure of America a priority probably isn't causing a lot of surprise in the car shipping professionals of America. Still, this idea is one that needs to be a reality in the days ahead, if we are to keep cars in America moving to destination in an efficient, reliable and cost-effective manner, so we can certainly expect to hear some more good news on this subject, in the days ahead in the century of the environment. The question could in fact be how much money we end up investing in the transportation infrastructure of the United States of American in the years ahead in the century of the environment?

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Western Star Trucks & Car Transporters

Car transport professionals that drive a Western Star truck will be glad to hear that transport journalists and Western Star dealers were in Las Vegas last week at the invite of Western Star to drive some of Western Star's on-highway and off-highway transport vehicles and say hello to the new management of Western Star. Western Star also wanted to let the auto shipping world know about its new business structure as a separate business entity under Daimler Trucks North America during the meeting and according to those on hand Western Star officials on hand made sure to make a point of this fact.

Western Star will according to sources be headed by general manager Michael Jackson, who sources indicates has a very strong background in marketing, and should do find in the position as head man of Western Star. Michael Jackson will work with director of marketing Ann Demitruk, sales manager James Looysen and the new director of product planning and an engineer in his own right, Richard Shearing, who according to sources will be responsible for both short and long term product plans.

On hand for the dealers and transport journalist to try were various 4900 tractors, including the limited, commemorative edition model marking Western Star's 1967 birthdate. The engine in this FA - forward axle - model is a Detroit Diesel DD15 rated 560 horsepower and 1,967 pounds-feet of torque in EPA '07 configuration. Also on hand for dealers and journalists to take a look at were a set-forward and set-back daycab 4900 with 2010-compliant DD13 engines.

Monday, August 16, 2010

American Car Haulers Welcome!

Car movers conducting car hauling duties on the car transport roads of the United States of America that find they need a little help tender loving care for their auto shipping vehicle when in the beautiful state of Montana have a new place to stop for help. Motor Power Equipment in Billings, Montana recently announced they had recently completed a $4 million expansion of the company's full-service dealership in Billings, Montana, and the expanded facility is ready to help car shipping professionals in the United States of America with a transport vehicle in need of a little tender loving care.

What kind of changes have they made to the Motor Power Equipment full service dealership in Billings, Montana? Sources indicate that they have more than doubled the size of the facility to about 60,000 square feet and 10 acres of land, which includes a 36,000 square foot service department with 34 bays that include a Kenworth PremierCare ExpressLube, quick repair facilities and trailer bays. This expanded facility apparently also has a five-ton overhead crane, mobile truck lifts, special OEM tooling to diagnose and repair engines and transmissions, a wireless fluid tracking system and a dedicated body shop, in addition to an expanded parts display area and additional warehouse space.

American car transporters that stop by the expanded Motor Power Equipment facility in Billings, Montana for a little tender loving care for their automobile transport will find the driver amenities on hand to entertain them while they wait include a driver's lounge with a 55-inch LED flat screen television and data ports for notebook PCs and even a large training room for customers to use. Stop by and take a look at the expanded facilities at the Motor Power Equipment full service facility in Billings, Montana, if you happen to be close by, and talk to the professionals on hand about the services available for you, should you require them, and have a coffee. It could be the best decision you make in the next few days and if you ever need help for your car hauling vehicle when on the roads of Montana, you'll know where to go and who to talk to.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Improving the Safety of Car Transport in America

American car transport will be happy to hear that it could soon be mandatory for all heavy-duty highway vehicle transport on the roads of the United States to use stability control systems. The National Transportation Safety Board was in session this week and it was told by Nathaniel Beuse, director of crash avoidance standards at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, that the agency expects to complete its studies on the possible benefits of making stability control technology on the auto transportation vehicles of the United States of America mandatory equipment by the end of 2010. Great news for car movers conducting car shipping duties on the transport roads of continental America and according to many transport professionals a definite safety improvement.

The studies are being conducted in order to help verify the National Transportation Safety Board's belief that mandatory use of stability control systems in the transport vehicles of America could prevent as many as 3,500 rollover-related accidents and save the lives of as many as 100 Americans in the years ahead in the century of the environment. In fact, recent research conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the University of Michigan indicates that the use of stability control systems in the vehicle transport of America could save as many as 106 American lives and 4,400 injuries, according to sources. They also indicate that while transport vehicle rollovers are only present in about 13 percent of heavy-duty transport vehicle fatal accidents on the roads of America, that rollovers account for about 50 percent of truck-occupant fatalities, and stability control systems could help in this area of safety.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Car Transporters Make a Note!

Car shipping professionals conducting auto shipping duties on the roads and highways of the United States of America will be glad to hear the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has found a leader to act as official executive director of this North America umbrella group of highway enforcement agencies. This means the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has the leader it needs to drive forward to its strategic goals and mission of promoting commercial motor vehicle safety and security by providing leadership to enforcement, industry and policy makers in the American auto transport industry in the years ahead in the century of the environment in the United States of America.

Who will be the new executive director of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance? The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance didn't go far in their search and they have decided to stay in the fold by keeping Stephen Keppler in the role. Stephen has actually been doing the job as acting executive director for about a year now, according to sources, and he must be doing a good job, as they have decided they want him to continue in this role as the agency heads into a critical time in its history. Good news for Stephen, the car hauling industry of the United States and the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, and now they can get back to work on monitoring and enforcing truck highway safety and proposing and implementing new legislation designed to improve the safety of transport vehicles on the roads of America and save the lives of American drivers.

This news probably means things will just continue as they have at the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance for the past year and we can expect to see the agency begin to move forward in its goals and mission in the days and years ahead in the century of the environment. Now that Stephen has the approval of the people tasked with over looking the agency, he can start to get to work on the programs and projects the agency has planned for the future.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Car Transporters Feeling Confident

Car transporters of America are apparently feeling confident about the future as reports have auto shipping firms planning to invest hard earned profits on new transport vehicles during the next few months of the century of the environment. Sources indicate that according to the latest report from CK Commercial Vehicle Research's third quarter Fleet Sentiment Report, the Fleet Sentiment Report Buying Index increased by 90.2 during the third quarter of 2010, which is a 32 percent improvement over the numbers experienced in the second quarter of 2010, and the best numbers reported by the Fleet Sentiment Report in about two years.

What exactly did the third quarter report of CK Commercial Vehicle Research's Fleet Sentiment Report indicate? According to the results of the report, of the 51 firms polled about 45.1 percent expect to put in orders for new transport vehicles in the third quarter of 2010, a high percentage that would seem to indicate a growing confidence in the car movers of the United States of America that customers will need more cars moved in the weeks and months ahead in the century of the environment. Sources also indicate that while the numbers being experienced are still below the numbers of new transport vehicles that were bought in 2008 and 2009, this is still great news that will make auto transport professionals around the United States of America smile, and think confidently about the future.

Transport professionals looking at these numbers have indicated that it would appear that the numbers of transport vehicles that will be bought in the United States of America in the months ahead will continue to increase or stay about the same. In fact, if the volume of cars that needs to be transported continues to increase and the available transport vehicles on the sidelines available to conduct car transportation services for customers continues to go down at the same time, we might see firms invest more money in new equipment.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Computers & Americas' Car Transporters

The car transport business of the United States is rapidly becoming a computer-assisted business that is employing auto shipping professionals that are much more computer-literate than they use to be. Car movers no longer just deliver the cars and leave the paperwork to other professionals and this is certainly driving car transporters to embrace the computer technology available to help them conduct car hauling services in a more efficient, reliable and cost-effective manner a lot more in the first part of the century of the environment. This is producing a new breed of car shipping professionals that's embracing the advantages of implementing the latest computerized technologies and systems in their automobile transport business and smiling all the way to the bank.

The present computerized technologies being implemented in the vehicle transport business of the United States of America is only the tip of the iceberg as well. New technologies are on the way that are going to revolutionalize the way car hauling services are conducted in America and allow firms to confirm a drivers' vehicle transportation expertise in ways that will make car movers in the United States smile. Drivers will punch in the numbers on a keyboard that isn't difficult to operate that will simplify many processes that have traditionally been more time consuming than they'll be with computerized help. If mistakes are made during input, mistakes are easier to correct, and it becomes a learning experience with computerized technology. Computeritzed systems will provide wake up calls, monitor the reefer unit while you rest, help you get to your destination quicker, and provide features that in a few short years are going to be entrenched in the business of shipping cars in America.

Computers are here to stay in the car shipping business of the United States and auto shipping professionals that are able to embrace the new technologies and implement them successfully will most likely be the professionals that lead the pack in the years ahead. Computers are car transporters friend while on the roads and highways of the United States and in the years ahead will be playing a much bigger part in the success of taking cars to destination in America. Learning as much as you can about computers is going to improve your chances of being successful and considering the writing on the wall, it might be time for you to give the computer in your transport vehicle a pat of appreciation.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Car Transport Welcomes First 18-Tonne Hybrid Truck

The next generation of transport vehicles conducting auto shipping services on the roads of the United States of America will be even more fuel effcient than the previous one and each generation will of course have to be tested on the car transport roads and highways of America, before they'll be accepted for use by the car movers of America. Two companies recently announced they would be partnering in a trail program designed to check the usefulness of the world's first 18-tonne hybrid transport truck that according to some sources has achieved fuel savings in the neighbourhood of 15 percent. Sources also indicate that this hybrid transort truck is powered by an electric motor and a diesel engine, which can be operated individually or in combination.

Reports surrounding this partnership indicate that the trial program is expected to run for about two years, which is a significant amount of time that should give us a great indication of the usefulness of this first hybrid 18-tonne transport truck. This certainly is going to have benefits down the road for the two companies that have partnered in this trial program to test this 18-tonne hybrid transport truck and it might help reduce the carbon wheel-print of the firm that will be implementing this new hybrid transport truck for the two year period in question. Apparently, the firms involved in this trial program understand the possible benefits down the road for them by becoming involved in this trial program, and they obviously want to try to increase the efficiency of their operations in the years ahead in the century of the environment.

The development of the first 18-tonne hybrid transport truck is certainly an event that many transport professionals were expecting to see and one whose time has certainly arrived. Hopefully, the trials go better than expected and this first 18-tonne hybrid transport vehicle is only the first of many that are created and manufactured in the years ahead that help reduce the carbon wheel-print of America's transport industry.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Maintaining a Car Transport Cooling System

Maintaining the cooling system of a car transport vehicle conducting car shipping duties on the streets and highways of the United States of America is an essential and often vital part of regular car transport maintenance that car hauling professionals should probably make part of their regular truck maintenance routine. Fortunately, the process of maintaining the cooling system of a heavy-duty transport isn't as complicated as it was twenty years ago and today there are easier options available to help automobile transport professionals maintain the cooling system of their auto shipping vehicle.

Today, car movers can implement space-age developments, like fully formulated coolants and extended-life coolants, in the battle to keep their transport vehicle running cool down the transport highways of the United States of America in the years ahead in the century of the environment. The fully formulated coolants in use today feature additives such as silicate, nitrate, borate, and phosphate to help protect the engine from things like cylinder liner pitting or cavitation corrosion, which you don't normally see in light-duty transport vehicles, according to sources in the transport industry. Extended-life coolants on the other hand use organic acids as additives rather than the traditional silicate, nitrate, borate or phosphate, which according to transport professionals has changed the coolant business significantly since its arrival in the 1990s.

Anyway you slice it, maintaining the cooling system of your auto transport vehicle is going to have significant benefits down the road and you definitely want to make sure to take care of this and make it part of your regular truck maintenance routine. Take a look at all of the products on the market and read the reviews to help you find the best coolant to help you keep your transport vehicle running cool down the roads and highways of the United States of America in the years ahead in the century of the environment. Your car transport will thank you for it in ways that will save you time and money and the possibility of actually running a little late and having to hurry to make it to destination on time.

Monday, August 2, 2010

New Car Shipping Navigation Tool

American car transport firms conducting car shipping services in the ports of the United States of America in the years ahead in the century of the environment have a new tool to help navigate to a specific point within the organization of the auto transport firm they conduct car hauling services for, once they pick up their load of cars. Telogis's new Telogis Layers is a tool that helps fleets to quickly and easily integrate any custom GIS data into their existing Telogis solutions. Based on Telogis's GeoBase geospatial mapping plaform, which enables users to search and display custom information sets in a variety of deployment scenarios and application architectures, Telogis Layers features customizable labels and symbols for each feature and layers that can be themed via any attribute. In addition, users can quickly and easily configure and tailor data points using Telogis Layers wizard-driven import process and GUI-based style editor.

Telogis Layers is going to be handy for car movers that need to transport cars to a particular location for the firm in question, rather than a location with an actual physical address that they would have to find, like a dock in an American port. Apparently users can quicly and efficiently move between different layers of information, which provides users with clear and accurate details on their final destination, to help keep them on time. Data layers are apparently stored in the Telogis Cloud, which allows them to be accessed through the Telogis Fleet platform or Telogis Mobile, whenever required. Telogis also believes that Telogis Layers allows users needing accurate and highly customizable GIS data to incorporate, categorize and label a variety of data sets in a very user-friendly and straightforward manner that makes this system an essential tool for transport professionals.