TRP AFTERMARKET PARTS, www.trpparts.com,
The SmartTail system comprises polymer skins mounted to the rear doors. The WindTamer uses a low-profile, contoured cover mounted on the truck’s undercarriage. The systems can improve fuel efficiency by 5.3 percent, the company says, and have the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay approval to meet California Air Resources Board requirements.
AUTOMATED TRAILER SYSTEMS, www.ats-green.com, (440) 543-2902
Crankcase ventilation technology
The crankcase ventilation system mounts easily onto the truck’s engine and meets specifications for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and original equipment makers, the company says. It implements jet pump technology to allow for placement anywhere on the engine. The system will be used to support Navistar’s 2010 line of MaxxForce 7 V8 engine platforms.
www.cumminsfiltration.com, (800) 343-7357
The 75-ton Double Schnabel trailer has a 13-axle configuration designed to haul an 80-meter wind tower base or mid-section and comes equipped with both mechanical and remote rear steer capabilities. The trailers are self-sustaining, and self-loading options are available with hydraulic-lift capabilities. The front Schnabel gooseneck is attached to a 3-axle dolly with a 60-in. sliding fifth wheel to help with load distribution, and the rear Schnabel gooseneck is attached to a 6-axle rear steer dolly rated for a 120,000-pound load.
TALBERT MANUFACTURING, www.talbertmfg.com,
Smart phone application
A mobile application for the iPhone and other smart phones offers drivers the ability to update trip status, confirm pick-up and deliveries and capture trip documents for submissions. The application offers a document submission method that can provide faster pay and reduce out-of-route miles, the company says.
Motor Carriers Road Atlas
The 30th Edition Motor Carriers Road Atlas includes revised state and province maps, with updated mileages, additional suburb, town and small city names. The maps have updated highways that show trucking-designated highways from the Surface Transportation Assistance Act. Changes include truck-specific state contact information, such as operating authority contacts, emergency police and vehicle registration, the company says. The book includes a 22-page mileage directory with more than 40,000 truck-route-specific mileages.