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Daimler brands display ‘star power’ at MATS

From show-stopping tie-ins to Optimus Prime, NASCAR and tire-smoking tractors, to more mundane matters such as fuel efficiency improvements and automated transmission sales, Daimler Trucks North America used its press preview hour at the Mid-America Trucking Show to highlight a wide range of industry-leading products from the company’s various brands – and to hint at more to come. Among the more interesting items, and a likely crowd favorite when the doors officially open Thursday, Daimler’s Western ...

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Heil returns to stainless steel tanker market

After a 15 year absence, trailer manufacturer Heil is again manufacturing and selling stainless steel tanker trailers for general chemical hauling applications. The new line of tankers consists of four different application-based models including a round/double conical model, a dry bulk model, a stainless steel round/double conical design and a carbon steel round cryogenic trailer. Heil says the new trailers are highly adaptable for a variety of applications including an easy-to-clean 1611 trailer model. Other features Heil has ...

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Bendix breaks 300,000 trucks using collision stability system

At last year's Mid-America Trucking Show, Bendix made a bold prediction; that the company would have 300,000 trucks on the road using the company's Electronic Stability Program (ESP) collision and stability system. At the company's breakfast briefing held at this year's show in Louisville, Ky. Wednesday, Fred Andersky, Bendix's director of government affairs, delivered an update. "It took six full years to get to 100,000," he says of the benchmark of EPS systems in the marketplace, "but ...

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Internet Truckstop

The “first load board on the Internet,” ITS also offers access to partner freight factors integrated into their service, as well as broker credit ratings, business software and more. Some brokers have used the company to build custom apps exclusive to their carrier networks.

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i360 App

The i360 app has proven to be a boon to more than one small fleet owner-operator looking for round-the-clock GPS tracking of power units to serve customer/fleet management purposes, such as more accurate arrival times. Also, driver spouses have found it useful in emergencies.

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HopLoads

This online load matching service is primarily for hopper-bottom and other agricultural freight, starting at $50 monthly. Company reps report they’re working on apps.

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Google Maps

Map your current or future location with your phone’s GPS or via input address for satellite views of a shipper’s or receiver’s location to determine your best access point and parking possibilities.

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Go By Truck

Billing itself as “automated freight brokering,” this online platform takes 10 percent of every shipper- carrier load transaction. It functions similarly to Freightopolis (see listing) without restrictions on carrier size. It also holds social and business functionality for networking via an active social platform and other online tools.

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GetLoaded

This long-established online-only load board service links carriers with freight via a website and the associated iGetLoaded app. Other services include a partnered factoring company, online forums and business software (see TruckingOffice). A version of the load board is available via Rand McNally’s IntelliRoute TND device. Membership packages start at $29.99 monthly after a 10-day free trial.

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