Friday, October 29, 2010

Transport Firms That Ship Cars on Michelin Tires

National auto transport firms and professionals that implement Michelin Americas Truck Tires in their fleet operations will be happy to hear that Michelin was recently honored by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) with the 2010 Mike Russell “Good stuff” trucking image award as the truck tire manufacturing industry winner. The 2010 Mike Russell “Good stuff” trucking image award is awarded to those that have been active in creating a positive attitude in the United States and the world toward transport professionals. Michelin was presented with the 2010 Mike Russell “Good stuff” trucking image award during the annual American Trucking Association Management Conference and Exhibition, last week in Phoenix, Arizona.

Michelin officials on hand made a nice speech thanking the American Trucking Association for presenting them with the 2010 Mike Russell “Good stuff” trucking image award. Michelin has been involved in the work of promoting the vehicle shipping industry through industry partnerships in programs like the ATA's Share the Road program, by showing leadership in their work with the Tire Retread and Information Bureau, and products like the XZA3 Antisplash steer tire and X One wide single drive and trailer tires. All great work that has certainly improved the overall image of the transport industry of the United States of America and the world, and certainly deserving of the 2010 Mike Russell “Good stuff” trucking image award.

The 2010 Mike Russell “Good stuff” trucking image award is given in honor of the late Mike Russell, a car hauling industry supporter and media official who helped develop the "Good stuff. Trucks Bring It." campaign as vice president of Public Affairs for the American Trucking Association.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

New Eaton Clutches for Your Car Carriers

Transport professionals out on the roads and highways of the United States of America conducting enclosed auto transport have a new generation of heavy-duty clutches from Eaton to help them get the job done. The new Advantage Series 15.5-inch clutches include several improvements and enhancements that make 50,000-mile service intervals a possibility, rather than the 25,000-mile service intervals of previous models. The new Advantage Series also comes with a new 2-year/unlimited mileage aftermarket warranty, which has been improved from one year, and there are two 15.5-inch options for users to select from.

This new series of heavy-duty clutches has been designed to help professionals out on the roads conducting enclosed car shipping and includes the new manually adjusted Easy Pedal Advantage clutch replacing the Easy Pedal model, and the new self-adjusting Solo Advantage clutch replacing the Eaton Solo. This generation of Eaton clutches also includes an enhanced release bearing design that features a tougher bushing material, according to the professionals over at Eaton. The release bearing housing is also new, with three grease fittings for increased flexibility in setting up a lubrication path, regardless of release-fork design. The grease reservoir is more efficient and allows for extended grease intervals between servicing and the designers included new composite slingers that are better at retaining grease and keeping out the dirt and contamination of the road.

The new Advantage Series 15.5-inch clutches could be just the thing to help car transport professionals keep their transports in top running condition. We`ll have to wait for the reviews from the vehicle transport drivers out on the highways taking vehicles to destination, before we can comment, but hopefully this new series of heavy-duty clutches from Eaton hits the spot.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Control Car Shipping Prices

There's a new hybrid fuel truck for car transport companies in the United States of America to implement in their fleet operations. Diesel Direct and Freightliner Trucks recently announced the world's first-ever hybrid fuel truck designed to help transport firms keep their fleets fueled and ready to deliver customers vehicles in an efficient, reliable and cost-effective manner in the century of the environment. Called the Freightliner Business Class M2 106 Hybrid, this fuel transport is ready to be used by transport firms with a fleet of heavy-duty transports, and can now be seen taking fuel to destinations around the United States of America.

Sources in the car transport service of the United States of America indicate that the Freightliner Business Class M2 106 Hybrid features the Eaton Hybrid Electric Drivetrain System and a parallel hybrid system that allows drivers to operate this truck using just the diesel engine, or in combination with the hybrid electric motor included with this fuel truck. Operators can also save fuel by turning off this fuel transport while fueling trucks, reduce the noise associated with fueling trucks, and save money on fuel consumption using this truck, according to the transport professionals of America.

Firms conducting express auto transport often need fuel for their vehicle transports at a moments notice, using this new fuel transport could be just the tool you need to make sure your transport vehicles are always ready to go at a moments notice.

Monday, October 25, 2010

The I-40 in North Carolina Open to Car Haulers

There's good news for auto shipping professionals that want to use the I-40 in North Carolina near the Tennessee border to conduct transport services for customers that need vehicles delivered in an efficient, reliable and cost-effective manner in the days and months ahead in the United States of America. The I-40 had to be closed to transport services last year after a rock slide closed down this route and made it impossible for transport drivers to use this route to move cars. The last orange construction barrel was removed from Interstate 40 near the Tennessee line in Haywood Country at 4.:45 p.m. on Friday, signalling to America's transport firms that they can once again use the I-40 in North Carolina to conduct vehicle transport services for customers in the United States of America.

Sources close to this news indicate that work crews are still out on the I-40 in North Carolina working on getting this transport route fully open. Over the next few weeks, if you're planning on using this route, there could still be occasional lane closures lasting a few hours as equipment is moved from the site, and work crews get everything finished. Car shipping services will be able to use this route, but just be aware that depending on your timing, you might find the route a little slower than usual. Still, the I-40 in North Carolina reopening to transport vehicles is great news that firms have probably been waiting to hear, and with this news they can start moving cars along this route again.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Aftermarket Parts for Vehicle Shippers

National auto transport firms looking for aftermarket parts for their transport vehicles should check out Polk's Commercial Aftermarket Parts Demand Modules. The latest news indicates that Polk has produced some new resources and additional functionality in their latest modules that they think are perfect for helping transport professionals in the United States of America forecast demand for filters, brake components, lubricants and tires for their transport vehicles. Sources indicate the enhanced modules include the capability for users to forecast future demand for a wide variety of engine parts and serve as a resource to help light, medium and heavy-duty vehicle shipping firms looking for aftermarket parts for their vehicles.

Sources also indicate that the latest modules are available online and a single subscription will allow firms efficient and reliable access to the modules. These online modules are designed to help aftermarket suppliers and commercial truck dealers improve efficiency and identify additional business opportunities. The modules are updated quarterly and allow users to list the information based on a number of factors, including manufacturer, geography, customer, age of vehicle, vehicle part and other criteria important to the transport professionals of the United States of America as we head into the second decade of the century of the environment.

This is great news for car hauling firms looking for aftermarket parts to keep their transports operating in an efficient, reliable and cost-effective manner in the days and months ahead. Transport firms that want to check out Polk's Commercial Aftermarket Parts Demand Modules should contact Polk directly, or take a look online to see what's being offered.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Enclosed Auto Transport in Wisconsin

Wisconsin State Patrol officers will be talking to car transport professionals out on the roads and highways of the great American state of Wisconsin a lot more in the days and weeks ahead. The Wisconsin State Patrol is taking part in Operation Safe Driver until Saturday, a plan designed to improve the driving behaviour, habits and choices being made out on the roads by drivers of large vehicles. During Operation Safe Driver Wisconsin State Patrol officers will be checking the speeds of large vehicles, the distance between large transport vehicles and other vehicles, improper lane changes and the failure on the part of some large vehicles that ship cars to obey the traffic signs on the highways of the United States of America.

Wisconsin's State Patrol officers will also be talking with transport drivers about things like compliance with license requirements and all things dealing with the regulations governing your medical card and the number of hours you spend on the roads. Officials in Wisconsin indicate that Operation Safe Driver is designed to improve the level of safety for large car carriers operating on the highways of America and all vehicles on the roads. They hope this idea is going to save lives in Wisconsin in the months and years ahead by reducing the unsafe driving behaviours of large vehicles and the number of large vehicles involved in accidents.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Enclosed Car Shipping Firms Have a New Tool

Transport firms in the United States trying to control their car shipping prices will be happy to hear that there's a new version of Prophesy Transportation Solutions Prophesy Dispatch ready to help firms keep their transports on time and budget in the second decade of the century of the environment. Prophesy Transportation Solutions recently announced to the transport industry of the United States that Prophesy Dispatch 6.2 is ready to start work, using a number of improvements and enhancements to make the job of transporting easier and more efficient. Prophesy Dispatch 6.2's newest improvements to enhance your car transport service includes new integration with Microsoft Bing Maps, improved integration with QuickBooks Accounting software and constant updates from Prophesy Transportation Solutions commercial mileage database.

Prophesy Dispatch 6.2 also includes other user requested changes, like a new Microsoft Dynamics GP accounting interface, the ability to assign a specific mileage program to each unique transport required to help firms rate each transport and control billing, and integration with SMCA RateWare XL external rating system. Prophesy Dispatch 6.2 also allows users to retrieve data on credit card purchases and includes a new Message Center to help firms monitor two-way mobile communications between dispatch and trucks out on the roads conducting express auto transport for customers.

Prophesy Dispatch 6.2 appears to have been significantly enhanced and improved, but we'll have to wait and see what transport firms implementing Prophesy Dispatch 6.2 in their operations think about this new version. Hopefully, Prophesy Dispatch 6.2 allows transport firms to improve their operations as the creators believe, and in a few months time Prophesy Dispatch is being heralded as a useful tool for transport firms.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Free Webinar for Car Haulers

National car transport companies looking for more information on how to operate more effectively and efficiently in their business operations in the century of the environment in the United States should check out a free webinar being offered by Carrier Logistics. This 45-minute webinar on surviving and planning for the future could be the help your firm has been looking for. You could get information that will help you keep your transports moving to destination in the months and years ahead in the century of the environment in a reliable and cost-effective manner. You'll definitely get to talk to other car shipping professionals about the current state of the transport industry and you might even pick up a few ideas that will make your boss smile.

This webinar is called "Transportation Twenty Ten", is taking place a 1 p.m., October 27, and will be led by Jeffrey A Keller, founder and principal of Keller Services, a transportation and management technology advisory firm of the United States of America. Mr. Keller will be talking about taking advantage of the times transportation firms are presently doing business in, putting your auto shipping firm in position to grow, evaluating trends in the transport business to create opportunity, and other ideas.

Companies and transport professionals interested in checking out this webinar should contact Carrier Logistics for more information on how to register. This could be your chance to put your company on solid ground as it heads down the road and possibly allow your transport firm to do business in a more efficient and reliable manner as we head into the second century of the environment in America.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Vehicle Transport in Western US Gets a Boost

The speed of auto transport in Southern California is about to get a boost, after being forced to take a 75-mile detour to make it to regions on the other side of the Hoover Dam, since September 11, 2001. Next week the new Hoover Dam bypass bridge will open to traffic, which will shorten the job of transporting cars in Southern California and hopefully reduce noted traffic congestion on the two lanes of the Hover Dam, according to officials and transport professionals applauding this news. This week United States Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood was in Southern California on Thursday taking a look at the new bypass bridge and making a few speeches and dedications.

This is great news for national vehicle shipping firms transporting vehicles in the western United States as the Hover Dam is a very important to keeping the flow of transport moving in this region of America. Reports indicate that there were about 1,000 construction workers on hand for the naming of the bypass bridge, which will be called the Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge. The western hemisphere's longest single-span concrete arch bridge and one of the tallest bridges in the world, the Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge is a 1,900-foot long bridge that's an important part of a $240 million four-lane bypass designed and engineered to reroute traffic for 3.5 miles from the two-lane bottleneck on US 93 across the Hoover Dam.

Transport professionals car hauling in the western United States that want to take a look at the new Mike Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge will find this amazing bridge on the Arizona/Nevada border about 40 miles east of Las Vegas. Drop by and take a look at the bridge and give it a try and let the world know what you think. We want to make sure we give credit when it's due and criticism when necessary.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

New Fuel for Car Carriers on the Way

National vehicle shippers could have a new fuel to help them control costs and reduce the carbon wheel-print of the services they provide in a few years time. A refining process for a new fuel that combines ultra-low sulfur diesel with natural gas has been given a U.S. patent and this means in a few years time this process could be producing clean liquid hydrocarbon fuel suitable for the heavy-duty transports of the United States of America. The process involved is called ClearRefining and was designed by the professionals working at Advanced Refining Concepts, and according to sources this patent could be just the first of many patents as this firm has other patents pending.

Reports close to this news indicate that fuel made with the ClearRefining method would have definite benefits for professionals that ship cars in the United States of America. Fuel made through this new process would be available in the commercial quantities the transport industry of the United States would require, it wouldn't require massive infrastructure changes to implement and no government help would be needed to get this fuel into production.

A new type of fuel for the car transport industry of the United States is definitely good news, but the developers of the ClearRefining process still have lots of work to do, before we'll see any commercial quantities of this fuel being taken to destination in America. Still, Advanced Refining Concepts appears to be leading the charge in this battle, and considering the past history of this firm, we expect to see transport using fuel made with this process in a few years.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Help Control Car Shipping Prices

Your car transport service can save time and money using one of two new Diesel Pro fuel filtration systems by Cummins Filtration, according to the professionals that developed and designed these new fuel filtration systems. Fleetguard FH235 is a diesel fuel filtration system with a flow rate of 60 GPH (230 L/H), while Fleetguard FH 236 has a flow rate of 90 GPH, both can save users time and money by removing 95 percent of free and emulsified water and hard particles, down to about two microns, from diesel fuel systems, according to sources at Cummins Filtration. Cummins Filtration also indicates that their patented Seeing is Believing technology lets enclosed car shipping transport drivers know when they need to change the EleMax filter element, which is going to save them time and money down the road.

Cummins Filtration has designed and engineered these two new Diesel Pro Filtration systems to easily handle flow rates up to 90 GPH and provide users with different configurations to handle extreme environments and demanding transport applications. The company indicated that they believe in taking the time to listen to users input on their products and make the changes their customers demand, and they have redesigned Fleetguard FH235 and FH236 in order to meet the needs of their customers in the business of express auto transport and all transport firms that make use of their products. We'll of course have to wait and see what the transport professional thinks of these two new Diesel Pro fuel systems and if they can help firms reduce costs and save time down the road. These two new fuel filtration systems look like they could help firms improve their business operations and hopefully this is the case.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Car Shipping Drivers Opinion Requested

Are you an enclosed auto transport driver operating on the roads and highways of North America on a daily basis? The Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association is interested in your opinion on something that will definitely interest you. They are conducting a survey to find out your feelings about cross-border transport between Canada and the United States, and if you are truly interested in the job, or would rather stay within the borders of America, if possible. They want to find out how your business operations are being affected by things like the changes in regulations, fees, credential requirements, wheelbase restrictions, and all the things on your mind.

This news probably isn't a surprise to many auto shipping professionals doing business in North America that travel back and forth across the border between the United States and Canada on a regular basis. According to many transport drivers things have been getting more and more complicated for drivers trying to cross into Canada during the last few years, and some drivers might be trying to see if they can avoid crossing the border into Canada, if at all possible. The changes could in fact be discouraging some transport drivers from crossing the border between Canada and the United States, especially if this decision makes doing business easier to conduct in the months and years ahead in North America.

Car transport companies doing business in North America that want to check out this survey and possible take part, should contact the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association, or check out their website for more information.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

New CSA 2010 Help for Vehicle Shippers

National car transport firms and professionals looking for a great way to help manage hours-of-service compliance with CSA 2010 should check out J.J. Keller & Associates new product. J.J. Keller & Associates announced the other day that $6 E-Logs is ready to help transport professionals stay in line with the rules and regulations of the United States Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The latest offering from J.J. Keller & Associates, $6 E-Logs is powered by J.J. Keller & Associates Encompass product, and will allow users to pay per driver per month, but will require the one-time purchase of an onboard recorder for $199, according to J.J. Keller & Associates.

J.J. Keller has indicated lately that their surveys of professionals that ship cars around the United States of America indicates that many professionals are staying away from electronic logs because of the cost involved. The company is planning on hosting a meeting called The New EOBR Rule and Effective Hours of Service Management webcast, on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 1 P.M. Central Time. Transport professionals that want to check out J.J. Keller & Associates new product to help them manage hours-of-service compliance with CSA 2010 should probably check out this webcast. You'll need to register with the people in control of this meeting, in order to attend, but you should be able to get the information you need on this subject in order to stay in compliance with the hours-of-service rules for car haulers included with CSA 2010.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

New Car Hauling Peterbilt Trucks & Bendix Wingman

National vehicle shipping firms doing business in the United States of America can now order a Peterbilt truck with a Bendix Wingman (Active Cruise with Braking) option. Peterbilt Motor Company recently made the announcement that this option is available for immediate order on a range of Peterbilt models that can be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2010. This means that Peterbilt is the latest manufacturer of heavy-duty transports to make this option available to its customers, according to sources in the transport industry of the United States of America. Great news that's sure to put a smile on the face of transport professionals that implement Peterbilt trucks in their fleet operations.

The Bendix Wingman ACB is engineered and designed to deliver driver-friendly, forward collision warning and mitigation by fully integrating a vehicle transport and its braking system, according to officials at Bendix Wingman. This allows drivers to avoid collisions and keeps the driver aware of the environment in which they're operating their vehicle. A tool that according to some transport professionals in the United States will have definitely benefits for the industry and drivers as we travel further down the road in the years ahead.

This news won't surprise auto transport professionals that were on hand for the 2010 Mid-America Trucking Show as Peterbilt announced its intention to offer Bendix Wingman ACB with its trucks sometime in 2010, at this affair. Peterbilt has been committed to highway safety for years and this news is just the latest announcement in tune with this desire.

Monday, October 4, 2010

New Home for Express Auto Transport Drivers

American professionals in Tennessee in the car transport service industry looking for a new home base to call home should check out Truckers Home Base. Truckers Home Base is a residential park located along Interstate 40 in Tennessee, with services designed to make the truckers life easier and more comfortable. Sources indicate that truckers can send mail and small packages to over 1,000 different locations across North America, overnight, and reduce their cost of living by using the services Truckers Home Base provides. They indicate that everything a trucker needs in a home base is provided, at a very low price, and professionals can reduce the cost of having a home base by using Truckers Home Base.

What services do professionals in the business of enclosed car shipping receive for using the services of Truckers Home Base? They get a legal resident address in a state with no state income taxes, efficient and quick access to the transport roads and highways, plenty of parking space for your transport vehicle, and up to two months free rent, if they find they're out of work. In addition, stores, restaurants, hotels, and other facilities are only minutes away, and they'll even handle legal process receiving and forwarding, all for the price of a private mailbox, according to Truckers Home Base.

Transport professionals that want to control car shipping prices need to keep a handle on all business costs and Truckers Home Base seems like a good alternative to help them reduce the price of doing business in the days and months ahead in the United States of America. We'll have to wait and see what the reviews of this new service look like, before we can say for sure, but if Truckers Home Base is as good as suggested, this idea could grow.