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EDITOR’S PAGE .............................................. 4 Taxpayer fortitude for funding infrastructure is lacking

PARTS & SERVICE ............................................ 8 The latest in parts

TIRE RACK ....................................................18 CSA 2010 doesn’t change the safety process

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ROAD BUMPS AHEAD READERS’ RIGS Infrastructure remains an obstacle to freight

Long-haul comfort

Remanufactured electricals offer value

TRUCKS AT WORK ..........................................30 Flower delivery dependent on management

READERS’ RIGS...............................................32 Got what it takes?

AMERICAN TRUCKER MARKETPLACE ............33 Used trucks, trailers, parts & services

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Funding the future

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R he American Assn. of State Highway and Transportation Offi e out with a report on America’s freight system that stated t ucture needed to move freight in this country needs a major financial investment to not only maintain, but also to improve the efficiency of the system. The findings of the report are probably nothing new to most, but where does the money come from? The Mineta Transportation Institute conducted a survey of 1,545 Taxpayer support for adults from April 27 to May 22 to investing in freight’s gauge public support for sales, gas, and mileage taxes for transportation future is lagging. projects. The survey presented eight tax options, including a flat-rate mileage tax, a mileage tax with a rate that varies by the vehicle’s environmental performance, several versions of a gas tax, and a sales tax. To no one’s surprise, support was anything but overwhelming. The most popular options were a half-cent sales tax (43%), a 10¢ gas tax increase when that revenue is used to reduce the transportation system’s impact on global warming (42%), and a 10¢ gas tax increase spread over five years (39%). The option of varying the flat-rate mileage tax by the vehicle’s pollution levels increased support by 12 percentage points, while spreading the gas tax increase over five years increased support by 16 percentage points. Interestingly, linking tax increases to reducing global warming increased support by 19 percentage points. Will any of this support hold up when the time comes to open the taxpayer’s wallet? That remains to be seen. AT

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new study says America’s freight system—encompassing highways, railroads, ports, waterways, and airports— faces a massive near-term infrastructure crisis as funding has slipped well below what’s needed to maintain, much less improve, the infrastructure necessary to ensure efficient movement of goods in the U.S. Unlocking Freight was compiled by the American Assn. of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and calls for the development of a national multimodal strategic freight plan along with a wide range of expansion infrastructure efforts, especially for highways. Those highway improvements include adding 32,000 lane-miles to the current Interstate system; upgrading 14,000 mi. of current Interstate highways; adding 14,000 lanemiles to NAFTA corridors; adding 8,000 lane-miles of truck-only toll facilities; and adding 400 lane-miles to provide access to key port and intermodal facilities. Overall freight demand will double, the study noted, from 15 billion tons today to 30 billion by 2050. Freight carried by trucks will increase 41% and that by rail 38% from today’s quantities. AASHTO noted that traffic on the Interstate Highway System increased by 150%, while capacity increased by only 15%, between 1980 and 2006. Much of the nation’s future freight will be carried by trucks, so a good portion of the report focuses on the needs of motor carriers. According to AASHTO data, the U.S. population is expected to

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FMCSA details CSA 2010 rollout

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AASHTO is calling for more investment in infrastructure to meet freight needs. reach 420 million by 2050, meaning more food, clothing, and other goods will be consumed, creating a higher demand for freight being shipped across the country. As a result, 3 billion more tons of freight will be moved in the U.S. by 2020, requiring the services of another 1.8 million trucks. On average, 10,500 trucks a day travel busy sections of the Interstate Highway System. The group’s data indicates that by 2035 this will increase to 22,700, with some segments seeing 50,000 trucks a day. “Notice the number of trucks, semis, and other cargo vehicles the next time you are driving,” said John Horsely, AASHTO executive director. “In 20 years, for every two trucks you see on the road today, there will be an additional one right behind it. If we don’t add more capacity, those additional trucks will be right next to you on the roadway, adding congestion and delays. Is that a future you want to experience?” —SEAN KILCARR

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he Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has revealed a rollout plan for its CSA 2010 program. Anne Ferro, FMCSA administrator, told the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure that the key components of CSA 2010 will be revealed in stages beginning this month and the new process should go into full effect sometime in 2011. The new Carrier Safety Measurement System (CSMS) will replace SafeStat, the current safety scoring system, and will measure carriers more thoroughly through the use of all safety violation data, weighted by crash risk. “CSMS will give our investigators a more robust tool to use in identifying high-risk carriers for review,” Ferro stressed. “It also will be the basis for the selection system roadside enforcement officers will use to focus their roadside inspections.” With regard to process, CSA 2010 introduces a new strategy known as the “intervention” and frames it at four levels: comprehensive on-site reviews (much like today’s compliance review); focused on-site investigations; off-site investigations; and warning letters. “Through a mix of these interventions, combined with roadside activity, we will increase the number of carriers we ‘touch’ and catch unsafe behaviors before it leads to a crash,” Ferro said. Finally, for maximum effect, Ferro said CSA 2010 will be grounded on a new piece of regulation known as the Safety Fitness Determination Rule. “This rule will decouple the carrier safety rating from today’s on-site compliance review [and] will enable FMCSA to propose carrier safety ratings through CSMS, thereby increasing the number of carriers we rate annually tenfold,” Ferro explained.

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Insuring against theft BY SEAN KILC ARR, EDITOR

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argo theft is an ongoing problem in the transportation business—and not just for truckers. According to the FBI, cargo theft is estimated to cost the U.S. between $15 billion and $30 billion a year. Two experts on cargo theft recently spoke with American Truckerr on the subject. Craig Kolakowski is a risk consulting manager with 22 years of experience in the insurance loss control industry. A member of the Inland Marine Underwriters Assn. (IMUA) loss control and claims technical committee, Frank Buccafusco is a regional underwriting director who’s worked in the insurance industry since 1962. Both men work for Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, a property and casualty insurance company providing insurance and risk management services. Q: How important is a fleet owner’s risk management program? Kolakowski: It’s essential these companies have a risk management “culture” where every single employee feels it’s important to protect the company’s operations from theft. This is usually demonstrated by a well-publicized and distributed “standards of care” policy, along with a comprehensive audit program. Buccafusco: As an underwriter, if an account has top-notch risk control procedures in place, I definitely consider awarding credit to reduce the premium and deductible. Q: Give an example of a red flag that might cause an account to be unattractive to an insurer? Buccafusco: The first thing an underwriter should look at is prior

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Experts say just having a program in place to guard against theft is not enough. loss history. If the account is showing theft losses with more frequency than severity, it indicates the owner isn’t taking the necessary steps to prevent such losses. A frequency of a specific type of loss, especially if it’s associated with a highly theftattractive product, also creates a concern. In addition, we pay close attention to theft activity that takes place in similar locations within the company’s operational locations. Kolakowski: As a risk consulting manager, if the carrier has a poor loss history, I expect them to be able to articulate the procedures they have implemented to address and correct the problem. Transparency is crucial as I need to understand the exact preventive actions being implemented so I can provide a recommendation to the underwriter about the potential effectiveness of the measures. Q: What type of cargo theft security measures are considered to be enhancements by insurers? Kolakowski: For high-value and

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highly targeted commodities, I look for clients who use devices that monitor driver activities. When necessary, these devices should be capable of alerting appropriate responders, whether law enforcement and/or accountable company management, that a driver who is transporting goods is deviating from standard policy. Buccafusco: The required security measures all depend on the commodities that are being transported. Obviously, there are a number of systems that we expect clients to have in place, e.g., GPS devices and affiliations with informationsharing systems like CargoNet. In certain circumstances, though, the commodities might not require GPS or an alarm system. Kolakowski: We expect the client to have a layered approach to cargo security. They need to evaluate what the threats are throughout the transporting process and then demonstrate they’re utilizing the appropriate protocol and security devices.

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Radial coverage for long and short hauls

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ncorporating low-rolling resis- der to minimize edge wear and tance tread and sidewall com- cupping. Stress relief siping along pounding and shallow 11/32 in. the rib edges is designed to protread depth, the new R197 radial mote even wear for higher mileage. A classic straight-rib tread from Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions (BBTS) ofdesign evacuates water from fers fuel efficiency and long, the footprint, while cross-rib even tread wear, the comsipes provide a solid grip on pany said. wet roads. Shoulder protector Available in a 295/75R22.5 ribs on both sidewalls fight size with a “G” load rating, damage from cuts and abrathe R197 is a Bridgestonesion from curbing. branded tire suitable for all The company also released position use. a wide-base low-rolling reIt is ideal for single The R197 is certified sistant tire for trailers. The and tandem axle trailer for use on SmartWay Greatec R125 radial is and dolly applications equipment. both SmartWay certified in long haul and reand CARB compliant. gional haul service, said the comThe tire features Bridgestone’s pany. It is approved for use on EPA patented Equalizer Rib and Defense SmartWay-certified equipment and Groove technologies as well as CARB-compliant vehicles. stress-relief sipes to resist irregular The tire is built on an energy-ef- wear for longer mileage, according ficient casing. The Defense Groove to BBTS. Sidewall protector ribs on feature of the tire is said to create both sides protect the casing. www.bridgestonetrucktires.com uniform pressure across the shoul-

Aftermarket line of a/c compressors

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line of a/c compressors is now available for all makes and models of Class 6 to 8 trucks from Alliance Parts, the aftermarket business group of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA). These direct drop-in replacement parts were developed and tested to original equipment specifications, according to Alliance. Produced by T/CCI, a U.S. heavy-duty compressor manufacturer, they feature a double end-capped PAC oil with a

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special anti-wear additive. “Air conditioning compressors are fundamental to the operation of commercial vehicles in the summer months,” said Todd Hooper, DTNA director of parts and service marketing. “With a lifespan of three to five years, air conditioning compressors typically aren’t part of a set maintenance schedule. But efficient a/c is essential to driver comfort as the season heats up.” www.alliancebrandparts.com

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It’s about time to make money

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o maximize revenue opportunities, trucking company managers should continually work at getting the most productivity possible out of their drivers’ time. To do that, they need to understand one important measure of productivity—it’s about time. It’s not about the miles a driver travels to complete a load, but the time required to do it. It’s the time it takes for your driver to finish his previous load, drive to the reload location, put the new load on the truck, drive to his next destination, and unload. Yes, miles are a part of this equation, but time is the factor that decides if you make a profit. Trucking remains one of the few industries that calculates its revenue by the mile. In most cases, these aren’t even the actual miles driven. Think about everything your drivers do. It’s all based on time: 11 hours driving, 14 hours in a day, 70 hours in 8 days. Even most truck payments are based on time—payments by the week or month for a term of “X” number of months. Fixed costs are also looked at based on time: per day, per week, per month and per year. The common denominator is time. It’s not what you’re paid per mile. It’s how well you are paid for your drivers’ time that will determine your success. Tim Brady’s “Trucking Insights” column appears monthly, offering helpful tips on how you can successfully navigate your business in today’s economy. Contact Tim Brady at tbrady@writeuptheroad.com or call 731-749-8567. Join Brady at www.truckersu.com

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Electric-only choice

Auxiliary axle control made easier

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hermo King’s new TriPac E electric auxiliary idle reduction and temperature management system has been recognized as an EPA SmartWay-verified technology, the company has announced. Thermo King’s engine-based TriPac system has also been verified by SmartWay. According to the company, the TriPac E system is designed to maintain comfortable cab conditions without running the engine. The battery-operated system is said to run quieter and is emissions free. “Thermo King continues to drive innovation for our customers and

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new series of lift axle control panels from Parker Hannifin Corp. allows truck operators to raise and lower auxiliary axles easily and quickly, according to the company. The panels can be used in truck cabs or externally mounted on dump trucks or trailers. They are available for both steer and non-steer axles and offer color-coded connections. The air system maintains a high flow rate to ensure rapid raising and lowering, Parker said. Technical information on control panels, module kits, and component specs is included on the company’s website. www.parker.com

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Finding the solution to cut inspections

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rucking’s information technology providers are moving quickly to develop and deploy a wide range of tools and services to help fleets analyze and manage safety scores as the industry transitions to the CSA 2010 federal program. The new offerings range from standalone “scorecards” that provide a quick overview of fleet performance to full-featured services with training and predictive tools. Combining Qualcomm’s wireless communications and vehicle monitoring services with FleetRisk Advisors’ safety management services, CSA 2010 Safety Performance Service will provide compliance reporting, driver coaching to address safety issues, and performance monitoring to help fleets identify potential problems that could impact CSA ratings. Available this fall to Qualcomm users, the new service incorporates information from the FMCSA CSA database with driver- and vehiclespecific performance data. It will allow fleet managers to analyze individual driver performance by CSA standards, including time-based weighting rules and peer-group comparisons, according to Qualcomm. Predictive performance capabilities will help fleets identify potential future safety problems, and coaching modules will be available to help address driver problems identified by the service. Carriers using TMW Systems’ fleet management systems will have access to a new free service for monitoring and managing CSA 2010 safety scores

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Software packages can help cut inspection time. and data. CSA Management is a webbased service that not only aggregates and analyzes FMCSA safety data and CSA ratings, but also provides fleets with the tools for challenging errors found in the federal data, according to TMW. Available first to active TMW fleet customers in states that have already begun rolling out the federal program, the software developer says it also has limited availability for other North American customers that want to begin learning about their CSA safety scores before the federal program is fully implemented later this year. Interested fleets should obtain log-in access to their safety ratings from FMCSA’s CSA 2010 website and then get in touch with their TMW support contact for access to the new program, the company advises. Having announced a CSA scorecard in April that gives fleets a look at their individual safety ratings, the software company Vigillo has now added a driver scorecard based on data that will be used in FMCSA’s preemployment screening program. The driver scorecards will be available this summer.

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Demount tool saves time

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he Blue Cobra truck tire demount tool from Ken-Tool is ergonomically designed to allow technicians to quickly remove a tire from its rim. It is designed for 20-, 22.5- and 24.5-in. rims mounted with tube or tubeless style wheels up to 13 in. wide. The tool’s head is made from premium-grade steel and equipped with two heavy-duty industrial nylon rollers to protect the rim and provide rolling fulcrum points to reduce user fatigue. The head is press-fit into the ergonomic-shaped handle, which is fabricated from heavy-gauge steel tubing and equipped with a non-slip handle grip. Tires can be demounted in three easy motions with the Blue Cobra tool, reducing back strain by eliminating the need to lift the tire and wheel assembly to demount the bottom bead, according to the manufacturer. A tire can be demounted in seconds, Ken-Tool said. www.kentool.com

Reman’d HVACs

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emanufactured auxiliary HVAC systems for truck sleepers are now being offered by Dometic. The units operate on 115-volt AC power and work with most types of auxiliary power units as well as shorepower hookups. The units provide 14,000 Btu/hr. of cooling and 2.5 kW of heating capacity and come with a oneyear warranty. “These products have been totally overhauled and thoroughly tested to ensure years of reliable performance under the most rigorous over-the-road conditions,” said Lou Siegel, a spokesman for Dometic. www.dometic.com

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The next evolution of one of trucking’s most successful axles – the legendary Meritor RT145 – is here. The 14X delivers every benefit its predecessor did – and more! A more robust, 20% larger Inter-Axle Differential to handle today’s higher-torque engines Premium Meritor Amboid™ design – now standard The most complete range of ratios in the industry More robust and efficient design, applicable to a broader range of applications, and it’s the lightest-weight axle in its class So raise your Xpectations! For more information, see mpgseries.com.

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rote Industries is now shipping its 61F61 infrared motion-activated dome lamp to customers. The 61F61 is part of the company’s WhiteLight product line and is particularly well-suited for refrigerated trailer and body applications due to its design. That design includes the ability to withstand 100% humidity conditions that are common to refrigerated environments. It includes no on/off switch. The 61F61’s passive infrared motion sensor is calibrated to recognize the human heat signature, turning the lamp on when a person moves

within 6 ft. The lamp remains on while activity is detected and stays on for three minutes following the last human motion. The energy-efficient, 800-lumen 61F61 is designed to extend a vehicle’s battery life by reducing its exposure to power draws during prolonged stops. According to Grote, this makes it an intelligent choice for vehicles that must make multiple stops during the course of a workday. “Grote is the undisputed leader in interior LED lighting for the refrigerated transport sector,” said Scott Robertson, product manager

The lamp is designed to withstand 100% humidity conditions. of forward and interior lighting at Grote Industries. “Our new 61F61 was designed specifically with the challenges of the reefer environment in mind.” www.grote.com

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Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems from Doran keep a watchful eye on your truck tires. Proper tire inflation can keep your fleet on the road and your tire costs under control. Call us to learn more!

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ercules Manufacturing has developed a new hybrid cold-plate refrigerated truck body using Eaton Corp. hybrid diesel/electric technology. The company said its new hybrid system can save refrigerated truck users an estimated $7,000 or more annually per vehicle in fuel and maintenance costs, while reducing yearly carbon dioxide emissions by up to 43,000 lbs. per vehicle when compared to conventional refrigeration systems. This new Hercules truck body combines heating and cooling capabilities with over-the-road power generation in a direct store delivery (DSD) vehicle, the company said. The design eliminates the complexity of onboard generators and/or inverters with a seamless power management module. The system uses the hybrid chassis battery system during the delivery day and plug-in electric shore power at night. Through re-engineering and new electronic controls, the truck is able to use the electricity generated by the hybrid motor to recharge its cold-plate refrigeration system while on the road. This enables carriers to run longer routes. In addition, the weight of the refrigeration system has been reduced to improve fuel mileage. www.herculesvanbodies.com


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aragon’s Resource Manager is designed to help transportation managers cut costs by optimizing driver utilization. The program provides a bird’s-eye view of trucks, drivers, and their load capabilities, according to the developer. The software also incorporates the data into the planning process to ensure efficient use of resources, cut overtime costs, and reduce unnecessary hiring, the company said. When integrated with Paragon routing and scheduling software, the program produces a total solution with data about all drivers and vehicles, including availability and hours worked each day. The software is intended to

Skirt given CARB OK

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leets installing Silver Eagle Manufacturing’s new Aero Saber trailer skirt will meet upcoming California Air Resources Board (CARB) legislation requiring 53-ft. trailers operating in the state to have aerodynamic devices that yield 5% or greater verified fuel savings installed on trailers. According to the manufacturer, its skirt can deliver up to a 5.7% improvement in fuel efficiency for a tractor-trailer combination. Paragon’s software can help cut costs Made of 90% recycled aluminum and and improve equipment utilization. rubber, the new skirt offers 18 in. of ground clearance to minimize maintecreate a full picture of the fleet and can nance costs and is 100% recyclable. catalogue each vehicle type, helping to All trailers operating in California are match the most appropriate vehicle to required to meet the CARB standard by a specific job. the end of 2012. www.paragonrouting.com www.silvereaglemfg.com

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Package tracking added to devices

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eleNav and Sendum announced the availability of the Sendum PT200 tracking device for Sprint wireless enterprise customers using the TeleNav Asset Tracker platform. The device is designed to The device allows real-time visibility of assets. provide highly accurate location information to permit users X Battery level alert notifications. to monitor the real-time location of X A geofence function that reports assets such as high-value packages, whenever assets leave or enter a decargo or equipment using a secure, fined area. web-based portal. X Integrated temperature sensor. The Sendum PT200 is a portable, X Intelligent power management rugged tracking device that can be that conserves battery life and miniplaced in packages or containers, or mizes network usage. mounted on assets like machinery or The combination of Sendum’s vehicles. It uses assisted GPS, a tech- PT200 tracking hardware with the nology combining GPS satellite and TeleNav Asset Tracker platform is cellular tower triangulation data, to intended to help organizations inprovide location information in con- volved in shipping, distribution, ditions where most autonomous GPS transportation, law enforcement, receivers are unable to get a location equipment leasing or government fix. The software uses a detailed, ani- operations improve the speed and mated map to allow for easy identi- accuracy with which they locate and fication of an asset’s location or the dispatch equipment and assets. path of a moving asset. Real-time “We believe the Sendum PT200 alerts can also be configured to send provides the precision and duranotification of geofence events, ex- bility our customers require to use tended stops, or loss of communica- our TeleNav Asset Tracker software tion with the device. in their daily operations,” said Ravi Additional features include: Acharya, associate director of B2B X Rechargeable, quick-change, marketing at TeleNav. The device is high capacity lithium ion battery now available to Sprint wireless cuspacks capable of powering the de- tomers. A monthly subscription to vice for a long duration in the field. TeleNav Asset Tracker service and a X Comprehensive reporting on Sprint data plan are required to use either an on-demand or scheduled the service. reporting cycle. www.telenav.com

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ino Trucks has reached an agreement with Hitachi Capital America Corp. to offer dealers and customers more financing options. Toyota Financial Services will continue to offer its services as well. “It is a challenge in today’s financial climate to secure financing for a customer after they have committed to purchasing a new or used vehicle,” said Bob McDowell Sr., vice president-sales and customer support. “Adding a well-capitalized partner like Hitachi, which specializes in the medium-duty truck market, is a tremendous asset to our growing dealer body and customer base.” Hitachi will offer customers retail and wholesale financing choices and will work with Hino to develop new and used retail programs.www.hino.com

Fleet card program adds partners

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leet fuel and maintenance card provider U.S. Bank Voyager Fleet Systems is expanding its Voyager channel partners program with the addition of customers of Pettit Oil. Pettit Oil is the latest Voyager channel partner to begin issuing co-branded fleet cards for customers to use at its retail locations in western Washington State and at any of the 230,000 Voyager fuel and maintenance acceptance locations throughout the U.S. “This gives us the opportunity to offer our fleet customers a more comprehensive fuel management system,” said Pettit Oil president Mike Barlow. Pettit Oil supplies more than 150 convenience stores and fueling locations in the state of Washington. www.usbank.com

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Bumper pull flatbed

Bluetooth headsets designed for trucking

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new aluminum bumper pull flatbed from Alum-Line offers durability while allowing maximum payload capacity. The lightweight trailer is 18 ft. long (includes 5 ft. dovetail) and 96 in. wide with two axles rated at 7,000 lb. each. It provides a GVWR of 15,400 lb. The trailer has a ½ in. thick main frame perimeter, 2 in. tongue and groove extruded floor with built-in crossmembers every 4 in., and ½ in. by 10 in. extruded C-channel long sills. Loading ramps are easy to flip and the trailer uses stainless steel hardware with enclosed electrical wiring.

The trailer’s aluminum design keeps weight down and payload up. The aluminum nature of the trailer offers advantages over steel designs, Alum-Line said, including no rust or paint maintenance, lighter weight for improved load capacity and fuel savings, and a higher resale value. www.alum-line.com

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izco International has designed a Bluetooth headset specifically for the demands of professional drivers. The Cellular Innovations Tough Tested series (Lyte Comm 737 and Pro Boom 747) are mono headsets with 10X noise canceling technology, DSP dual mic technology, background noise reduction and a 180deg. flex boom mic. Each model offers six hours of talk time and up to 250 hours of standby time. The devices offer Bluetooth V2.0 technology, Li-polymer battery, adjustable mic stem, adjustable headband, call waiting, three-way calling, voice-activated dialing, and one-touch call answer/end. www.mizco.com


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Eliminating the blind spot

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SA Electronics, a manufacturer of audio and video electronics, has released the Voyager OBS713RCM heavy-duty Blind Zone camera system for Class 7 and 8 vehicles. The system is comprised of a 7-in. heavy-duty LCD monitor, a right-side camera, monitor mount, and 25 ft. of cabling. Designed to aid drivers when backing, changing lanes, merging or making turns, the camera can be automatically triggered by 12V impulses, including left/right blinkers and reverse gear lights. The monitor is waterproof and dustproof, provides high-quality color images, and can be paired with up to three cameras, according to the manufacturer. Other features include an integrated audio speaker, backlit controls, manual or automatic source

Voyager OBS713RCM camera system assists drivers when backing. selection, day/night brightness modes and on-screen display for AV source, picture adjustment and volume control. An optional side camera is also available with wide viewing angles showing drivers the entire length of the vehicle as well as three or four lanes. www.asaelectronics.com

new line of replacement parts for Cummins ISX and QSX engines has been released by IPD. The products will include components for in-frame rebuild, pistons, cylinder liners, bearings and gasket kits as well as valvetrain rebuild parts. “As IPD grows our business, adding the Cummins ISX engine was a natural progression for our on-highway truck offering,” said Bob Straw, vice president of sales & marketing. “IPD has a long history of experience working in the Caterpillar on-highway truck market with engine models such as 3406, C12 and C15, along with many others. This experience has laid the foundation to expand our on-highway coverage to one of the more popular engine models in this market.” The product line also includes onepiece steel pistons in both open and closed skirt designs, an aftermarket industry first, IPD said. www.ipdparts.com

General tires given the OK

Fuel-card rebate network expands

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eneral Tire has announced that four of its truck tires have been added to the EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership list of verified fuelsaving technologies. General S581, S371, D660 and ST250 truck tires were verified by SmartWay as low-rolling resistance tires. The S581 long-haul steer tire features an 18/32 in. 5-rib tread design for wet traction and lateral stability. The S371 long-haul steer and drive tire has 20/32 in. tread depth. Its tread compound provides long highway miles while resisting cuts and tears in off-highway use.

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The D660 long-haul drive tire has a 30/32 in. tread depth and a closed shoulder tread design for long, even wear. The ST250 long-haul trailer tire features 13/32 in. tread depth and a stone ejection system. Tires that have been verified for low rolling resistance can provide a reduction in NOx emissions and an estimated fuel savings of 3% or greater, relative to the “best selling” new tires for line-haul trucks when used on all five axles on long-haul Class 8 trucks, according to the tire maker. www.generaltire.com

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ver 400 truckstops were added in May to the Multi Service Fuel Card rebate network, bringing the total to more than 1,000 stations in the network. “We are continuously working to identify merchants that will improve the value of the rebate network for our fleet customers,” said Jake Sitler, general manager of the Multi Service Fuel Card program, “and we are pleased to add so significantly to the network in a single month.” The rebate program provides fleets with rebates of up to 10¢ on fuel gallons purchased within the rebate network. www.multiservice.com

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The innerspring mattress is 7 in. thick. Innerspring mattresses are available in the following sizes: 25x79 in., 31x79 in., 26x80 in., 31x80 in., 38x80 in., 39x80 in., and 42x80 in. Foam mattresses are available in 31x79 in., 35x79 in., 36x80 in., 38x80 in., 39x80 in., and 42x80 in. sizes. www.trpparts.com

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ustomers can receive rebates of up to $250 from Thermo King when purchasing qualifying parts for Thermo King and Carrier units through Sept. 30 of this year. In its sixth year, the program includes belts and filters, alternators, starters, injectors, water pumps, TriPac parts and more. New products include Standard Life Plus starters, air management products, PG Parts for Comfort Pro, X-430 remanufactured deep sump compressors, fans, and refrigeration components. For complete details on the rebate program, just visit your local Thermo King dealer. www.thermoking.com


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I’ve been fielding questions lately reernment’s latest idea for improving large afety. Under an initiative by FMCSA, valuated by the new CSA 2010 initiative that takes a number of factors into account, among them the condition of the tires and wheels. From what I can tell, CSA 2010 is going to put pressure on drivers to make sure every base is covered Under CSA 2010, before, during and after they drive the drivers who thump vehicle. The good news tires are a liability. is that nothing really changes when it comes to the areas that must be inspected. Minimum tread depth for steer tires is still 4/32 of an inch, and all other positions must have at least 2/32 of tread depth. Contrary to what some may think, the tread depth regulations for large trucks and buses apply to any spot on a major groove so one area that is below the minimum will probably result in a violation. Under CSA 2010, every tread depth violation will count against the fleet. While it comes in many forms, the intervention that should scare the daylights out of every fleet is the Targeted Roadside Inspection because it identifies specific violations for that particular carrier. Companies with a lot of violations for insufficient tire tread depth can expect more careful inspections and tread depth measurements. It’s also important to note that federal law already requires the driver to verify that every tire has sufficient inflation pressure to carry the load of the vehicle and its cargo. With the new CSA 2010 initiative, every enforcement officer with a scale and an air gauge can become

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a serious threat when the vehicle is loaded. And once again, if a carrier has a history of inflation pressure violations and the Targeted Roadside Inspection is the form of early contact that FMCSA chooses as intervention, drivers that thump the tires will become a liability. Another critical area that must be addressed by the driver is the condition of the tires, specifically the presence of any cuts or chips that expose body plies or belt material in the tread or sidewall. One step of a proper puncture repair requires the installation of a rubber stem in the injury to prevent water and moisture from entering the casing. If the service provider is taking shortcuts by following the “patch-only” method on the inside of the tire, the carrier will be the one to suffer. Likewise, the re-installation of cracked wheels or wheels with elongated bolt holes won’t affect the operations of the service provider in any way, but every vehicle that is returned to service with damaged wheels or missing studs and nuts becomes another chapter in the CSA 2010 nightmare. Fleets will be more reliant than ever on their outside vendors to make sure the tires and wheels on every vehicle meet FMCSA in-service requirements for large trucks and buses. On paper, CSA 2010 appears to be a positive step toward improving roadway safety in the U.S. Since the measurement system takes a lot of factors into account and most of them can be controlled by the driver and/ or service provider, nothing should really change for the carriers that currently operate in compliance. Fleets that operate on the fringe of compliance, however, better get ready for a whole new ball game because it looks like there won’t be anywhere to hide in the near future. AT

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in the market for a starter or alternator, rs must be considered: cost, reliability, ut none of those are likely as important at should be asked of the supplier: What is the remanufacturing process for this particular part? Suppliers, both local shops and original equipment manufacturers, have their own definitions of what constitutes remanufactured, so knowing the process used can help in determining whether you are purchasing a quality part. And don’t confuse a remanufactured part with a rebuilt part either, because for most remanufacturers, they are not the same thing. There remains a big difference between remanufactured parts and rebuilt parts, says Bruce Purkey, president of Purkey’s Fleet Electric, which remanufactures all major brands of alternators and starters. “The real difference is one person is going to fix what’s broke and the other is going to fix or replace whatever needs to be,” he says. Purkey says a rebuilt alternator or starter will be fixed with the broken items replaced. By checking, inspecting and testing each part in the product, and replacing parts that do not meet original equipment specs, a remanufactured item can be brought back to like-new condition. “I think, in all honesty, if properly tested, a remanufactured alternator or starter is just as good as a new one,” Purkey points out. Most remanufacturers will reuse parts. The quantity will vary, but all agree that “known wear” parts will be replaced automatically. Jim Lewis, executive vice president of Denso subsidiary American Industrial Manufacturing Services (AIMS), says there is no golden rule when it comes to the life expectancy of a remanufactured part. “Life span can vary customer by customer and usage by usage,” he says. AIMS remanufactures only Denso products. Lewis explains that about 60% of the parts in an alternator and

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80% of the parts in a starter are reusable. But just because parts are reused doesn’t mean they are inferior products. “We tear the part down and we check every part we intend to reuse,” Lewis says. “In the remanufacturing process, certain parts are known wear parts and they are replaced automatically.” Although Delco Remy remanufactures most major brands, about 85% of its product line is comprised of original Delco Remy products. However, the goal is always to bring the product back to original equipment specifications, regardless of make. “One of the approaches we take is we’ll remanufacture a product back to OE specifications,” says Kent Jones, vice president, North American heavy-duty sales and marketing for Delco Remy. This allows fleets with older engines to receive a quality product suited to the vehicle’s needs. In fact, for fleets with older vehicles, remanufactured may be the best option. “A remanufactured product is an excellent choice,” Jones says, due to its cost and warranty coverage. According to Jones, Delco Remy’s products generally include a 1 yr./unlimited mileage warranty, but that could be extended up to three years in some cases. And for any original Delco Remy product with a warranty still remaining, the company will honor that with the remanufactured replacement. For customers, one of the biggest selling points is warranty. Customers buying a new starter can oftentimes expect a warranty to last several years, while a remanufactured starter might carry a 1-yr. warranty. Purkey says the remanufactured item should last just as long as the new starter, provided there are no other problems in the vehicle, such as electrical, that would impact the starter’s operation.

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et’s start the customer farming process with two extremely important questions: What do you know about the businesses in which your customers are engaged? What products or services do they manufacture, produce or provide? There are several things you need to know. First, do your customers have a load? If so, when does it get picked up? Where does it get delivered? When does it need to be there? And does the pay for the load fit into your rate range? The answers to these questions, though, aren’t all that you need to know. Finding answers to the questions that started this discussion can definitely benefit your business. The

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more you know about your customers’ business, the better you can plan for your motor carrier’s future. One of the most important customer service techniques is to anticipate a customer’s need so when he’s ready to do business, you’ve already got it covered. Most of us think developing new business means finding new customers. But farming current customers to generate new business creates greater benefit. We have just gone through, and in some cases are still emerging from, one of the deepest recessions of our lives. Well, if you’re emerging, who else may be coming out

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of these financial doldrums? Your customers. And you already have an established, valuable relationship with them. You not only know the decision-makers, you are most likely on a first-name basis with them. An oft-quoted business principle is that it costs considerably less in time and money to keep a customer than to find a new one. Here are some ways to cultivate customers: X Listen to what they’re looking for from the services you provide. X Ask them what they’re not receiving from other vendors and haulers; then provide it. X Ask yourself what information or additional service would make the shippers’ or receivers’ job easier. X Help your customers cut costs

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business of trucking without having to lower your hauling rates. X Increase communication with shippers, receivers or brokers. This keeps them better informed about their shipments. X Be aware of what services your competition is providing, then be sure you’re doing more. X Make sure your customers can reach you or a representative of your company on the first phone call. If you have to rely on voice mail, return their call as quickly as possible. X Go beyond the call of duty. X Know as much about your customers’ operations as possible. The more you understand how they operate, what they produce, and who they sell to, the better you’ll serve their needs. X Create a raving fan of each customer by becoming his or her raving fan. Any farmer or vintner knows it’s a lot easier to harvest more fruit from an established, well-maintained vineyard. The same holds true for trucking companies. A new customer is like a grapevine. It can take three years of constant pruning, training and care before the vine bears any usable fruit. When looking for new customers, it may take 15 or 20 phone calls just to get to talk to a decision-maker. Then you have to nurture and coddle that relationship to create trust between you and the customer. When dealing with an established customer, it is much easier to get them on the phone or get them to answer an email. But like any grapevine, if you don’t put effort into your relationships with your customers, they’ll produce fewer and fewer loads, just as the neglected grapevine will have less and less fruit. ‘Random cultivating,’ how-

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Finding new revenue streams can keep your trucks on the road. ever, doesn’t work either. Just like a farmer constantly monitors his crops, you have to constantly monitor your customers. You won’t find a farmer weeding when there are no weeds. He won’t fertilize unless it’s necessary, and he doesn’t pray for rain if there was a good soaking yesterday. In other words, you must keep constant vigilance on what your customers are going to need and be ready to meet those needs when it’s the right time—for your customer. It’s very important to have a plan and a schedule geared toward keeping up with where your customers are going and how to provide the right level of shipping service as they increase their business. Conversely, the same holds true if business takes a sudden dip. By knowing what’s going on in their business, you can determine the level of service required at any time and have the equipment and personnel ready. Working with your current customers to develop better ways of providing the services they need will help your company create shippers who appreciate your efforts; establish itself—and you—as the expert in their needs; and become the goto hauler when they need a shipment moved. Customize how you work with

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each shipper by staying on top of their requirements and understanding what they manufacture or produce. This will make your carrier a valuable asset in their operation. In turn, this provides you with the opportunity to sustain your freight lanes, maintain your hauling rates, and work with your customer-partners in developing a profitable strategy that benefits both. Sustainable profitability in trucking depends on consistent and continuous freight that fits into your hauling rate range. Again, the best way to be sure these needs are covered is by working with your customers and shippers in strong, interdependent business relationships cultivated by understanding what they do. Just like an ignored vineyard will eventually wither and die, neglected customers will move on to another carrier. If you are vigilant in providing what the customers need at a hauling rate that works for them and creates a profit for you, you will have a bountiful harvest of loads, season after season. AT Contact Tim Brady at tbrady@writeuptheroad.com or call 731-749-8567. Join Brady in the Trucking Business Community at www.truckersu.com.

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Stretching your parts dollar Programs can simplify management and reduce costs BY BRIAN STRAIGHT, MANAGING EDITOR

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hen it comes to parts management and inventory control, there are many routes small fleet owners and owner-operators can take. Bulk purchasing discounts and the software programs that go along with them, though, are few and far between for the small business owner. That doesn’t mean there is no hope. Many parts dealers offer programs, whether through a truck manufacturer, or even their own unique services. Working closely with a local parts dealer to maximize the opportunities for savings, including special deals or discounts that may be offered, are crucial for small fleet owners, experts say. Gary Moore, parts manager for Illinois-based Truck Centers, which stocks over 35,000 part numbers and many aftermarket lines, says there are cost-effective options for small fleet owners who may need assistance in managing their parts inventory. Freightliner offers one such option through Truck Centers, which operates six facilities in two states. Customers can log into a program that allows them to see visually what parts are needed and how involved the repairs are, including how “the parts go back together.” That, he says, helps the customer identify whether they can do the repair themselves, and if so, what parts are needed. “We identified probably the 200 most used parts [to stock] and that’s geared to the owner-operator,” Moore says. Truck Centers maintains a $6 million parts inventory, he adds, including “anything that a [small fleet owner] is going to use.”

A COMPLICATED DECISION “The feedback we’re getting from small fleets is they are doing a lot more of the maintenance themselves,” says Todd Hooper, director of parts and service marketing for Alliance Parts. But that maintenance stops when it comes to major repairs. It becomes even more complicated from a parts inventory standpoint when modern engines and technolo-

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gies are involved. In these cases, looking at an outside maintenance program may be a better option. “Where it becomes beneficial for them is when they have different [truck] model years,” Hooper says. “The idea is to create a one-stop shop.” That one-stop shop need not be a dealer, though. It could be a local repair shop that can service all of a small fleet’s needs, regardless of the model, or models, it runs. With the introduction of all-makes parts years ago, local dealers or repair shops now typically have the ability to supply the small business owner with whatever he or she needs. “A lot of our customers are independent repair shops,” Moore says, adding that about 2530% of Truck Centers’ business is from local shops. “We try to work very closely with them.” Alliance, which is a Daimler Trucks North America operation, supplies all-makes parts for Freightliner vehicles as well as other major OEM trucks. While many of the parts management programs Alliance offers may be out of the price range for small fleet owners, those same owners can still take advantage of the relationship Alliance has with local dealers. And many of those dealers work on the local level with quality repair shops. “The key is to develop those relationships,” Hooper says. “Keep a relationship with a dealer as well because

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you want to keep your truck as genuine as possible so you don’t sacrifice the trade-in value.”

THE VALUE OF IT ALL Alliance offers three different value levels of parts: OE quality, the Alliance value brand, and a third price point, which is usually an offshore part. Hooper says the Alliance brand is usually the same quality as the OE part, and in many cases may come off the same assembly line. “At times, [fleets] are concerned about quality, but they may be concerned about price, too,” Hooper says. Alliance works closely with dealers to track parts usage and chart breakdown histories to ensure local dealers have the necessary parts on hand when needed. In most cases, a fleet can receive a part the next day, but Hooper advises fleets to keep an inventory on hand of commonly used parts and anything that could be a doit-yourself item. In addition to parts, many dealers offer programs that can assist owners. Most programs start with parts inventory management. Moore says small fleets still maintain inventories, but even that is changing. “They are going to stock the very, very common item, but basically they’re counting on us to be their warehouse,” he says. Fleets that travel across state lines needn’t worry either, as Moore says local dealers have become adept at communicating with other dealers to ensure the needs of their customers are met regardless of where service is needed. Another option Truck Centers offers is a free computer information system (CIS). CIS allows any customer with an active account, regardless of fleet size, to log in and see pricing, availability of parts, invoicing, order histories, and more. Customers may even order parts through the system, Moore says, allowing for owners who may be on the road to order a part they may need and have it wait-

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cover story ing for them when they return home, eliminating downtime.

ONLINE POWER Online buying is becoming a more important tool as well, especially as so many small fleet owners are on the road themselves trying to earn a living. To ensure parts are available when needed, Navistar Parts offers its fast-moving private-label line, PartSmart Parts, online at partsmartparts.com with next-day delivery available nearly everywhere. The parts can also be purchased at local dealers. All PartSmart Parts come with a one-year warranty and are “International aftermarket quality approved,” says Kathy Seegebrecht, vice president-marketing & brand. Availability of parts is never a problem, Seegebrecht says, and “there are no back-order situations. We’re really focused on serving the customer.” Navistar Parts also offers two programs that can assist smaller fleet owners in stretching their dollars even further. The first is its Customer Parts Recovery program. Under the program, a customer can return unused parts—either obsolete or surplus— to the company, taking the risk out of over-buying a part. Navistar Parts

Working closely with a local dealer can help maximize savings. then credits the customer’s account for 25% of the value of the parts, usually the original purchase price, upon acceptance into the program. The remaining 75% of the price is credited over the life of the program agreement. Those credits can be applied to purchase future parts. “We are the only truck OE that offers this and it’s been quite successful,” Seegebrecht says. In fact, the company allows the return of any competitor’s parts as well. The other tool that customers can take advantage of is the company’s Diamond Connection Solutions. This software package monitors a customer’s on-hand inventory based on minimum/maximum settings in

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conjunction with an inventory management program and will automatically order parts when on-hand inventory drops below the minimum level set by the customer. That eliminates a layer of oversight that many small business owners just don’t have time for these days.

CARDCARRYING BENEFITS For fleet owners or owner-operators who still believe that a management package is out of their price range, some additional options may exist. Paccar Parts offers programs as simple as a preferred buyer’s card, or as complete as a full-fledged maintenance program. With the Kenworth Privileges and Peterbilt Preferred Member cards, customers are rewarded for their loyalty, and that can help everyone from a single owner-operator to a 1,000-truck fleet, says John Wisdom, director-customer systems for Paccar Parts. The cards do not require any prior purchasing of parts to build up the benefits and include weekly discounts. “That can help a fleet of any size,” Wisdom says. But cost is not the only aspect to parts management. Tracking inventory is another. “The next piece to having the right part is having the right part at the right time,” Wisdom says. That means working with local dealers and managing in-house in-

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cover story ventory. To do that, Paccar Parts offers “consigned inventory” programs through local dealers.

READY WHEN NEEDED Under the programs, dealers stock parts on customer shelves, but will not bill the customer for that part until it is used. When it is used, the automated nature of the system will order a replacement part based on predetermined inventory levels to be delivered to the customer, all without any action on the customer’s part. “It really does help someone who is a small business owner,” Wisdom says, who may not have the time to manage inventory to that finite degree. Local dealers can also work with fleets in organizing their shops and advising them on what parts to keep on hand. “Our dealers have a lot of expertise in inventory control,” Wisdom says. “Quite a few of our dealers will offer to go into a shop, help them set up inventory bins,” and advise them on what to stock and how much to stock. Programs such as Peterbilt TruckCare Connect and Kenworth PremierCare Connect can also help. Those programs are quite robust but also scalable based on a fleet’s requirements, both financially and otherwise. Basic versions include basic inventory management, and options include cross-referencing tools to match a competitor’s parts number to a Paccar Parts item, parts reordering, vehicle histories to enable mechanics to track what work has been done to a specific vehicle, warranty management, preventive maintenance scheduling, invoicing and more. The Paccar Parts Fleet Services Program also offers consolidated billing, customized reporting, 24/7 web access, upfront price verification, and all-makes parts. There is also a Paccar Fleet Services card for drivers that allows for predetermined

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Buying parts off the shelf can leave owners frustrated when the correct part is not in stock. parts and spending limits no matter where they are when trouble arises. Wisdom says that for customers who are not near a Kenworth or Peterbilt dealer, asking about the relationship status local repair shops have with a dealer can minimize downtime, helping to ensure customers their vehicles will be fixed quickly.

WHERE TO LOOK When possible, says Ken McKibben, founder of Single Source Transportation Solutions and the former head of maintenance for Penske Truck Leasing, the best option is to find a company that has inventory management tools in place. “What they’ve got to do, in my opinion, is they should get to a national company that has the systems in place,” McKibben says. “[Once] they have a good dealer who can get them quality parts, then they have to set up a process in their own shop.” Single Source provides services to fleets to help them evaluate products, improve efficiencies, and increase profitability within their maintenance operations. Questions that should be asked, McKibben says, are how many parts a supplier stocks and what type of warranty comes with those parts. “The problem with these fleets with ten trucks is they don’t have the

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software” to track parts inventory, McKibben explains. He adds that fleets should look at their rate of usage for inventory and, if they can get replacement parts quickly, keep only about 60 days of inventory on hand. “If they are in a location where they can’t get parts quickly, then maybe they should keep six months’ worth,” he continues. “If they can get the part overnight, than they don’t need to have as much inventory.”

REGULATORY BENEFITS Under CSA 2010, one of the seven BASIC categories FMCSA will review carriers on is vehicle maintenance, ranging from brakes, lights and other mechanical defects. Part of the rules will involve documenting vehicle repair histories. Modern software programs can mitigate some of these interventions with their scalability. “Usually there are enough benefits from one or two features that it’s worth the cost,” Wisdom says. When considering parts inventory management systems, the attention to price should not be the only focus. “The most important thing is, are you going to use it or not?” Wisdom asks. “The price point for these systems is low enough—it’s a matter of whether you are going to take advantage of the benefits.” AT

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le see an arrangeand plants, they n the lush aroma and visual beauty of such greenery. Denny Anderson, however, views them very differently: as goods that have a shelf life measured in days, if not hours, with profits measured by the same slim margin. That’s because Andersen is director of transportation for San Antonio, TX-based Continental Floral Greens, and he’s tasked with making sure the company’s goods get delivered on time, every time, to its customers across the U.S. “To make deliveries to wholesalers and grocery stores, we need an efficient transportation system in place,” says Anderson. “We have more than 950 customers and one key to our success is having our own fleet of tractors and refrigerated trailers to handle deliveries. When you can put your own trucks in play, you’re not at the mercy of anyone’s schedule but your own. And that’s critical in terms of the extremely perishable goods we ship.” Founded in 1954 and still family owned and operated, Continental booked more than $45 million in revenues last year serving the ultracompetitive U.S. floral market.

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Two company farms in Mexico make up 30% of the company’s business, with a flower growing area and distribution warehouse near Mexico City. Continental also operates a 300acre farm in Deland, FL; a 100-acre plot in Floresville, TX; and another 100-acre tract in Watsonville, CA. All produce what’s known in the business as “greenery,” mainly leather leaf, Latin greens, and tree ferns. A VAST NETWORK Continental’s production farms are supplemented with distribution houses in New Freedom, PA, and Belfair, WA, with Belfair also serving as a major player in the production of Christmas greens, which are brought in by independent harvesters. Flowers and floral arrangements are highly fragile and perishable goods, so a lot rides on how they are transported. Altogether, Continental imports 70% of its flowers from outside sources and carries more than 350 varieties of floral containers and supplies, which include vases, baskets, foam and other goods to support fresh cut products. Most of the floral products and greens come into the company’s warehouse, where shipments are

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sorted, then packaged and readied for delivery, with greens and flowers going to wholesalers and arrangements to grocery stores. Continental owes its continued success to its domestic transportation arm, a fleet of 16 Peterbilt Model 387 tractors with 70-in. doublebunk sleepers leased from PacLease vendor Rush Truck Leasing. Anderson says Continental runs team drivers, so each vehicle logs close to 190,000 mi. a year, with the fleet totaling 2.7 million mi. annually. With each round trip, a Continental Floral rig will make 40-50 stops, which includes a stop at one of the company’s farms or distribution houses to backhaul greenery for sorting in San Antonio. And the driver’s fingerprints are all over the 1,600 to 1,800 boxes delivered per week, Anderson stresses. “[Drivers] aren’t bumping docks out there; they are not unloading these flowers and greens by forklift,” he points out. “Most of our customers don’t have docks so our drivers unload those boxes by hand and with great care.” Continental’s business plan centers on always delivering exceptional customer service—and having its own fleet on hand is key to their success.

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2001 International Boom Truck, DT466, Auto. Parting

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1999 Kenworth T2000, 475 hp CAT, 18918A Trans. Will Be Parting

2003 Kenworth T600, C15 6NZ CAT, 13-spd., On Air. Will Be Parting

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2000 International 4700, DT466, 7-spd. Trans., Rebuilt Tile $10,500

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1990 International 9400, 3406B 425 hp, RTO14613, NX400â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 3.73 Ratio, Lift Axle ...................... CALL

2001 Peterbilt 379, C15 475 hp, RTX16915, DS404â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on Air Leaf....... f .............................. CALL

1999 Western Star 4964, Cummins Signature 600, RTLO20918B, DSSH 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s On Hendrickson Air, APU, 314â&#x20AC;? W.B ............. CALL

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2001 Freightliner FL70, CAT 3126, 5-spd., S.A., 25â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Flatbed w/Liftgate...... ...............................CALL

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2005 Kenworth W900L, CAT C-15, 1998 Peterbilt 379 Dump Truck, 3406E CAT, 18-spd., 40K Rears, Air Ride. RTLO18718B, Lift Axle, DS461 Eatons on Chalmers, Complete or Parting Out Dbl. Lockers, 4.11 Ratio, 16’ Alum. Box. Will Be Parting Out

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2003 Kenworth T600, Series 60 500 hp, Fuller 13-spd., Air Ride. Parting Out

2005 Kenworth T800, C-15 CAT ACERT, RTLO16913A Trans. 40K Rears. Complete Or Parting Out

1988 Peterbilt Logger Chassis, 3406C CAT/Reman, 18-spd., DT402’s on Hendrickson Pad. Parting Out

1998 Kenworth T800, 60 Series Detroit, 13-spd., 40K Rears on Air Ride, Watson Chalin Lift Axle. Parting Out

2004 Kenworth T600, Cummins ISX 475 hp, RTLO16913A, DSP40’s on Air Ride. Parting Out

2004 Kenworth T800, C-15, 18-spd., 46K Rears On Air Ride. Parting Out

2005 Freightliner Columbia, Series 60 515 hp, 15-spd., 40K Rears On Air Ride. Parting Out

2006 Freightliner, Series 60 515 hp, 18-spd., 46K Rears w/Lockers. Parting Out

2002 Freightliner Heavy Duty Dump, C-15 CAT, 18-spd., 2 Lift Axles, 46K Rears/Lockers, 19’ Demolishon Box, 20K Frt. Axle, Hendrickson HN. Selling Complete

2000 Kenworth W900L, N-14 475 hp, RTLO18718B, AG400 404’s, Lockers. Parting Out

2004 Freightliner Columbia, C-15 CAT, 18-spd. Trans., 40K Rears On Air. Parting Out

2006 Freightliner Columbia, Mercedes B, RTLO18913A Trans., Air Ride. Parting Out

2008 Peterbilt 388 Day Cab, ISX 485 hp, RTO18913A, Lift Axle, Air Ride. Will Be Parting Out

2006 Kenworth T600, ISX 475 hp, FRO16210C Trans., DSP40’s On Air Ride. Parting Out

2006 Freightliner Coronado, Detroit 60 Series, 13-spd., 40K Rears On Air Ride. Parting Out

2000 International 9900i, Detroit 60 Series 500 hp, 18-spd., 46K Rears On Air Ride. Parting Out

2009 International 4300, GDT 210, Allison Auto. Parting Out

1998 Kenworth T600, Detroit Series 60, 13-spd., 40K Rears. Parting Out

2003 Ford Sterling, C-12 CAT, 9-spd., 23K Single Drive Axle. Parting Out

2000 Kenworth h W900L, 3406E CAT, 18-spd., 40K Rears, Air Ride. Parting Out

2004 Peterbilt 379, C-15 CAT, 18-spd., Super 40’s, Lockers, 3.90 Ratio. Parting Out

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1999 International Paystar Quad Axle Dump, M11 370 hp, 10-spd., 16K Steer Axle, Hendrickson 40K Rears, 17â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Alum. Dump Box .............................$35,000

1999 International 2674 Lube Truck, 120,000 Miles, 8LL, Air Ride, 22â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Body, 1,750 Gal. Diesel Tank, 220 Gal. EVAC Tank, 2 Cyl. Air Comp. w/Hoses & Hose Reels.....................................$60,000

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1999 International 4900 Tri-Axle w/17â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Steel Box, DT530, 298,000 Miles, 10-spd., 4.78 Ratio ...............$23,000

1997 Volvo Auto Car Cab/Chassis, 12.1 Liter Volvo 425 hp, 6-spd., T-Ride Susp., 18K Steer Axle, 44K Rears....... ..............................................$15,500

1994 Ford L9000 w/Texoma TX245 Crane, 45â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Boom, Daul Controls, Outriggers, Diff Lock, Air Ride Driver and Pass Seat, Auto. Trans., CAT 3176, 175,000 Miles .......................$17,500

1995 Freightliner FLD-120, T/A 18â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Flatbed, Detroit Series 60 470 hp, Eng. Brake, 9-spd., A/C .................. $8,500

2002 Chevrolet C-6500, 21â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Reefer Box, Thermo King MD-2-SR, CAT 210 hp, 5-spd., Under CDL................... $9,500

New Watson & Chalin 20K Steerable Pusher Axles, Model SL-2089TT, These Are New Take Offâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Does Not Include Wheels or Controls ................. $4,500 Elec. Controls w/Regulator Add $250

1998 Freightliner FLD, Cummins M-11 330 hp, 10-spd., Air Slide .....$12,500

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2001 GMC 3500 Bucket Truck, 5.7 Liter Gas, Auto. Trans., 14â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Van Body, 35â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bucket Reach.......................... $9,500

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2003 Freightliner FL106, 320 hp Detroit, 10-spd OD., Air Ride, Clean Single Axle w/24’ Flatbed, 388K Miles .............................................. $17,750

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1998 Mack CH613, 427 Mack 427 hp, 10-spd., Air Ride, Tandem Axle, 12FA/40RA, 17’ Frame Excellent for Tender Truck...................... $14,750

1994 Mack RD, 300 Mack 300 hp, Camelback Susp., 18FA/44RA, 15’ Round Bottom Dump Box ................................................................ $24,750

1998 Kenworth, 330 hp C10, 13-spd., 3.90 Ratio, Air Ride, 12FA/40RA, New 21’ Box, Combo Gate, Tarp, Beet Equipped, 737K Miles............ $42,900

1999 Kenworth T800, M11+ Cummins 370 hp, 10-spd. OD, Air Ride, 3.90 Ratio, 165” W.B., 22.5 Tires, 650K Miles .................................... $14,500

1994 Freightliner Dump Truck, M11 Cummins 370 hp, 10-spd. OD, Air Ride Susp., 4.11 Ratio, 12FA/40RA, Nice 15’ Box Like New, 440K Miles ................................................................ $19,500

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2002 Volvo VNL, VED12 435 hp, 10-spd. Fuller Auto., Stk. #2484 ... ..........................................$10,000

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1999 International 8100, CAT C10 305 hp, 9-spd. Rockwell, 449,000 Miles, Stk. #2483................$6,500

1993 Ford F700, Cummins 5.9L, 175 hp, 5-spd. w/2-spd. Rear, 184â&#x20AC;? W.B., Stk. #2372 ........$5,000

2004 International 9400i, Cummins ISX 475 hp, 13-spd. Fuller ................................$12,500

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1989 Timpte 48â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Reefer, Thermo King SBII-30M, Works Good, Stk. #2327 ..........................$4,500

1981 Peterbilt 359, Cummins Big Cam 350 hp, 15-spd., Wet Kit, Stk. #2440 ..........................$6,000

1996 Great Dane 48â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Flat Bed, Stk. #2149 ..........................$5,000

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1991 Ford F800, 7.8L 210 hp, 6-spd. Eaton, 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Van Body, Stk. #2464 ..........................$7,000

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