Thursday, September 30, 2010

Need a Good Used Car Transporter

Sources in the business of great auto transport reviews indicate that the sales of used Class 8 commercial trucks was up about 55 percent in August, over the numbers recorded during the same period of time in 2009. At the same time, sources also indicate that the average price being paid for a used truck in the United States of America increased, and prices could increase even more in the days and months ahead in the century of the environment. This data was reported by ACT Research Co, which is a firm in the business of providing commercial vehicle industry information, market analysis and forecasting.

How much were customers paying for a used truck they could use for vehicle transport? ACT Research indicates that the price of a used truck broke the $40,000 mark for the first time since February, 2009, and this is a lot for a used truck, but the demand for used trucks is still strong, despite having gone down a little recently. Dealers have been voicing concerns over the lack of good used trucks and this could certainly be pushing up the price of a used truck, according to many transport professionals in the United States of America.

Professionals that ship cars in the United States using used transports will be looking at this news and probably thinking they are glad they have all of the used transports they need to meet their customers needs. Firms that are looking at investing money in used trucks will be looking at this news and thinking that it might be a good idea to wait, for awhile, if they can. Hopefully, in a few months time, the price for a used truck in America will come down a little, and this will help some firms find some of the used trucks they need.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Auto Transport Safety Improved

Professional vehicle transport drivers will be glad that according to sources at the United States Department of Transportation the agency has already finished implementing more NTSB safety recommendations in 2010 than anytime during the past five years. During the past 18 months in the United States the United States Department of Transportation has been on the transport roads taking care of critical safety issues, like distracted driving, pilot fatigue, and other transport safety issues. Sources at the agency indicate that they completed 92 safety recommendations in the first nine months of 2010, compared to 60 in 2009, so it does appear that momentum is building for the implementation of critical safety issues on the transport roads.

This is good news for the professionals that ship cars in the United States, but this is just the beginning of the battle to improve the level of safety on the transport roads. The United States Department of Transportation is also at work implementing about 80 percent of the safety recommendation they have received or looking at their feasibility for improving the level of safety for the transport industry of America in the century of the environment. Hopefully, they get all of the useful safety recommendations implemented in the next few months, and the transport roads are safer to move along. This is the news that transport professionals and all Americans using the roads are looking forward to hearing. If we keep building momentum in this battle, we should steadily improve the level of safety on the transport highways of America for the professional car transporter, and all Americans.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Auto Transport Vehicle Technicians Can Compete

Professional car transporter technicians were on hand for the fall meeting of the TMC SuperTech Competition at the Technology & Maintenance Council's in Raleigh, North Carolina, this week. This particular competition was created by TMC to recognize and promote transport technicians on a national level through TMC's Professional Technical Development Committee, according to sources close to this event. The winner this time is Jeffrey Schlecht, a technician who works for a truck shop in Norfolk, who outscored 40 other professional transport technicians in a series of written and hands-on tests designed to test their skills, and technical and mechanical aptitude for the job of making sure transports are ready and able to move to destination in a reliable, efficient and cost-effective manner.

Sources indicate that Jeffrey comes by his skills in a normal way for Americans, he learned by watching his father work on transport trucks, during his career as a technician. A technician with seven years experience working on all makes and models of transports that ship cars in the United States of America, it appears that Jeffrey Schlecht has reached a mile stone in his career as a technician. A graduate of the Wyoming Technical College, this was apparently the first technician's competiton that Jeffery has entered, and if this first competition is any indication, we might be hearing about Jeffery competiting in the future? One thing is for certain, Jeffrey must be very proud of his accomplishments, and his father must be smiling, whatever he's doing.

Technicians that work on car carriers that would like to show the world and other transportation professionals the techncial and mechanical skills they have developed over the years should take part in the next competition. This could be your chance to shine a little brighter and make the professionals working at your firm proud.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Windshields for Auto Transport Vehicle

Professionals shipping cars overseas for a living will be interested in the news that TRP Aftermarket Parts has announced they have a new line of high quality glass for most makes of Class 6, 7 and 8 transport trucks and tractors available in the United States of America in the century of the environment. Sources indicate that TRP glass products are manufactured and tested to current OEM specifications to ensure they meet all the needs of the transport professionals on the roads. They also indicate that this new line of high quality glass is suitable for all makes of heavy-duty transport trucks that TRP Aftermarket Parts are available for, including Freightliner, Kenworth, Peterbilt, Mack, Navistar, Sterling, Volvo and Western Star trucks.

TRP Aftermarket Parts indicates that car haulers can expect their windshield to fit perfectly, if the installation is done by an TRP authorized retailer, and the installation to be done on time. They also indicate that a properly installed windshield increases the life expectancy of the windshield, protects truckers from debris on the road, and helps to avoid costly, frustrating and needless water leaks.

Professionals in the vehicle shipping business that want to check out TRP Aftermarket Part's new line of high quality glass for heavy-duty transport vehicles can drop by an authorized TRP retailer. TRP Aftermarket parts for heavy-duty transport vehicles is also available through a network of authorized dealers that include Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF dealerships, around the United States of America.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Vehicle Shipping Professionals Were in Attendance

Professionals that determine the auto shipping rates in the United States of America were on hand for TMW Systems user conference in Dallas during the recently held 24th annual event. Reports indicate that about 1,400 transport professionals were on hand for the event and this meant they had to find a few extra rooms to handle the overflow. This is an increase of about 400 people in attendance at this affair, which could mean that transport professionals in the United States are starting to take a closer look at the products being offered by TMW Systems. Sources at TMW Systems indicate that the turn out exceeds their desires for the event and they're looking forward to seeing how many professionals turn out for the event next year.

This year's event actually had to be moved from the original location at the Gaylord Opryland hotel in Nashville, Tennessee, after the hotel sustained damage due to flooding. They do expect to hold next year's TMW Systems user conference at the same location in Nashville, Tennessee, but professionals that drive car carriers should probably wait until sometime in 2011, before seeing if this is the final location for next year's affair.

Professionals in the business of shipping cars overseas that want to check out next year's TMW Systems user conference and the possible benefits this firms products could have for improving their business operations should contact TMW Systems directly. This could be the event that provides you with important information and contacts that could help your firm improve their business opportunities in the century of the environment.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Women of the Car Transport Industry

Professional women working in the car shipping industry of the United States will be happy to hear that members of Women in Trucking's advisory committee met recently with TravelCenters of America President and CEO, Tom O'Brien, to talk about a few things that will interest them. Sources indicate that Tom O'Brien wants to better understand the issues and needs of the women in trucking, when they're out on the roads of the United States of America, and listening and talking to the women of transport is probably just the first step in his plans to understand the women of trucking, using TravelCenter's Driver Council format. The professional women of trucking on hand included independent women contractors and professional women working in the transport industry of America.

What kind of things were the women of trucking and professionals at TravelCenters of America talking about? The women of the vehicle shipping industry wanted to talk about things like safety in the rest areas they use, the availability and usage of towers and showers, and other issues for about two hours according to reports. The ladies were also on hand to compliment the company on the changes they have already made to make their trucking life easier, when out on the roads and highways of the United States, and for treating them with the respect all transport professionals in America deserve.

There appears to be a few smart individuals over at TravelCenters of America that have noticed an opportunity and have implemented changes to take advantage of the opportunity they see. At the same time they are providing the growing population of women truckers, and auto transport professionals, with the things they need when out on the roads of North America.

Monday, September 20, 2010

New Auto Transport Weight Display

American vehicle transport professionals transporting vehicles in the United States of America need to make sure they know the exact on-the-ground weight of the load they're transporting. Air-Weight has just announced the release of a new in-cab LoadMaxx display that apparently includes all of the Air-Weight scale features you need to do the job, in a small rectangular package about the size of one of your credit cards. Air-Weight indicates that the new LoadMaxx display can be mounted on any flat surface using permanent adhesive tape or an optional dash swivel mount that can be put in even more places. The manufacturer also indicates that the new LoadMaxx display is perfect for transport vehicles where mounting the traditional round gauge weight display in the dash of the truck isn't feasible.

The new LoadMaxx on-board display is available in both rectangular and round displays, so professionals in the business of vehicle shipping have a choice in the look of their new LoadMaxx on-board scale. Sources around the transport industry and Air-Weight indicate that LoadMaxx on-board scales convert tractor and trailer suspension loads to an accurate on-the-ground weight. Air-Weight also indicates that LoadMax on-board scales are easy to install and operate and the accuracy of their on-board scales isn't effected by altitude, temperature, or humidity. Programmable alarm outputs warn users of excessive weight on any axle and fleet operators can integrate their on-board computers to LoadMaxx in order to monitor, record and transmit the weight of a car transport vehicle.

Friday, September 17, 2010

New Auto Transport Vehicles on Display

Professionals in the business of vehicle shipping in the United States of America were watching this week as Western Star presented its transport vehicle line to professionals on attendance at the National Truck Equipment Association's Product Conference in Dearborn. Michigan. Western Star has been a smaller force in the manufacture of premium transports for the American transport industry for decades, but the professionals at Western Star would like to grab more market share in the heavy-duty transport manufacturing industry of the United States in the century of the environment, according to sources close to this news.

One things is for sure, the attendees on hand at this affair were getting a sneak preview of the newest transport trucks and chassis offerings from the top manufacturers of car carriers in the transport business. In addition to taking part in a series of sales and training meetings with dealers designed to address the current marketplace and customers needs in the months and years ahead. Reports indicate that the National Truck Equipment Association represents about 1,600 firms that manufacture, distribute, install, buy, sell, and repair transport trucks, truck bodies, transport equipment, trailers and accessories for the transport industry of the United States.

Sources on hand have described the latest heavy and extra-duty transports that will soon be available for transport professionals around the United States. Manufacturers have indicated that the new models will be built to have a life expectancy of around thirty years, making them ideal for auto shipping firms in the United States of America looking for long-term solutions in their transport vehicles.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Keeping a Handle on Auto Shipping Rates

The American car transporter that wants to keep a handle on the rates they charge customers for the services they provide might want to check out a new service offering by three service providers for the transport industry of the United States. Rice Lake Weighing Systems, Pressure Pro and Safety Vision have decided to join forces to create a new tool for transport professionals in America called SafetyTrax. A new method to monitor transports and overall fleet performance, SafetyTrax is a web-based system hosted by Safety Vision that brings together each transports computerized diagnostics using video monitoring and Rice Lake's on-board vehicle weighing system.

Sources close to this partnership indicate that SafetyTrax is believed to be a solution unlike any currently available on the market for firms that ship cars in the United States. They believe that SafetyTrax will provide customers with tangible returns on their investment in their transport vehicles through fuel savings, extended tire life, reduced downtime, and improved driver performance. SafetyTrax provides fleet owners with online access to real-time vehicle data around the clock, including vehicle identification, start/stop times and durations, speed, location, weight, tire pressure, mechanical failures, and a lot more. Dispatch offices can receive instant alerts on a variety of possible transport problems and download the data for up to six months.

Car haulers that want to have a look at this new offering by this newly announced partnership between three service providers for the transport industry, should contact Rice Lake Weighing Systems directly for more information on SafetyTrax, and the possible benefits for their company. This could be just the thing that helps your transport firm improve its bottom line as it heads down the transport roads and you might want to check it out.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Ship Cars Using Smartphone Application

Firms car shipping to Puerto Rico have a new tool to help them in their business operations as they head down the road in the century of the environment. McLeod Software has announced the introduction of a smartphone application to help transport professionals comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Administration's new Comprehensive Safety Analysis program. At the same time they unveiled their first application for the iPhone and Droid smartphones, during an annual conference held in Birmingham, Alaska.

McLeod Software has indicated that the new smartphone applications it has introduced allow users to integrate information into the system and distribute it to the parties in an auto shipping firm that need the information. McLeod Software's LoadMaster Enterprise product for instance has features and functionality that allows users to manage safety and transport crashes. Sources at McLeod Software indicate that the company is currently designing enhancements to their LoadMaster Enterprise product that will incorporate the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's new Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories into the system. The next version of LoadMaster Enterprise will allow firms to keep track of each driver's BASICS scores, well ahead of federal database updates, by allowing users to enter roadside inspection reports directly into the system as they come in from each driver.

Transport firms using McLeod Software's LoadMaster Enterprise product to keep customers happy and improve thus improve their auto transport reviews will be happy to hear this news. They have a new, and hopefully easier way, to document the actions of their drivers and make sure they comply with CSA 2010, and this is going to probably make the job easier to accomplish in the weeks and months ahead.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Invest in a New or Used Car Transporter

Transport firms in the United States thinking about investing in new or used car carriers in the last part of 2010 just got some good news. SelectTrucks just announced they're extending the Down Payment Match promotion through until December 31, 2010. This means SelectTrucks will continue to help customers invest in a new or used transport vehicle, by matching up to 100 percent of the maximum 2,500 customers can claim of the down payment on their investment. It also means that qualifying customers can defer first loan payment for up to 90 days, with varying lengths that depend on eligibility, according to sources close to this affair.

The car shipping transport vehicles that are eligible for SelectTrucks Down Payment Match promotion program include 2005- 2007 Freightliner Century Class S/T models with various specs and mileage ranges. You should contact your local SelectTruck Center to obtain more information on the program and the particular transport trucks that are eligible for the Down Payment Match program. This program has helped small fleet owners and owner-operators add to the initial cash outlay for a new or used transport vehicle, according to sources around the transport industry of America.

This is great news for American auto shipping professionals that have been thinking about investing in new or used transports in the last part of 2010. The news that SelectTrucks is extending their Down Payment Match program is going to allow them to potentially add 2,500 to the down payment of any new or used transport vehicle they purchase. Now, they can use the money saved on some other expense that will help make their business operations more efficient and reliable.

Monday, September 13, 2010

New Car Transporter Long Haul Truck Tires

The auto shipping rates you charge customers will begin to look insufficient, if you have to pay more to constantly replace truck tires. GITI Tire has just announced the introduction of a new long haul truck tire designed to help you keep customers cars headed to destination in a reliable, efficient and cost-effective manner as we head into the second decade of the century of the environment in the United States of America. Featuring what GITI Tire calls advanced technology and pattern design to increase resistance to irregular tire wear and extend the life and performance of the truck tire, the new GSL213 is presently rolling down the road to truck tire dealers in America.

Engineers at GITI Tire have apparently added defensive and braking force ribs to the new GSL213 that effectively prevents irregular wear on these new car shipping truck tires. They have also included extra wide and deep treads that have an increased life expectancy due to the special tread compound they implemented in the design of the new GSL213, according to GITI Tire. The new GSL213 is also backed by the new limited GT radial truck tire warranty, which includes a two retread or five-year limited casing warranty and features robust casing allowances.

American car haulers desiring to take a look at the new GSL213 should contact GITI Tire directly or maybe the local truck tire dealer, just in case they have arrived and are available. The new GSL213 truck tire could be just the thing to help you keep a handle on the rates you charge customers and your truck on the road and moving to destination.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Control Car Shipping Prices

American car shipping professionals who are members of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and live in certain states in the United States of America could be about to get some help reducing the carbon wheel-print of their business operations. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has announced they're now accepting applications for grants to help transport professionals with the cost of a new auxiliary power unit for their transport vehicle and the installation of the APU. This means that the OOIDA will be able to provide qualifying transport professionals with a 40 percent reimbursement for the cost and installation of a new APU, starting Tuesday, according to sources.

What regions do vehicle transport professionals in the United States of America have to be from in order to qualify for the grants? The United States Environmental Protection Agency provided the funds in order to help install about 300 APUs in the transport trucks operating in regions 6 and 7 of America. Region 6 includes the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and 66 tribal nations, while region 7 includes Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and nine tribal nations. The Owner-Operators Independent Drivers Association is in fact one of five agencies that has been provided with financial help through funds from the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA), to help support transport professionals that want to install a new APU unit on their truck operating in the regions in question.

Auto transport professionals living in region 6 or 7 that want to apply for the grants should contact the OOIDA's Equipment Finance Department for additional information on the program.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Auto Shipping Truck Tires Get a Little Help

The business of a car transporter doing business in the United States can get tougher, if the cost of doing business starts to head north. Making sure the required maintenance is completed on the truck tires your fleet uses could be a task that keeps your transports moving to destination, rather than sitting on the sidelines having their truck tires worked on. Ohio-based Ken-Tool has just announced the expansion of their line of tire service lubricants that will help you keep your truck tires in shape and moving to destination in a reliable and efficient manner, rather than in the hands of tire technicians.

Designed for both fleets that ship cars to destination and off-highway applications, Ken-Tool's new Euro Paste, Heavy Paste, Tiger Paste and Ultra Lube help in the truck tire mounting process, by lubricating the surface of the tire rim and bead. All of these new lubricants contain rust inhibitors to protect the tires steel rims from rust, which can bond the tire bead to the rim, and make removing and mounting the tire quicker and easier to accomplish, according to Ken-Tool.

Ken-Tool has indicated that Euro Paste is a premium tire mounting lubricant that dries to a tacky consistency and prevents rim slippage that's perfect to help vehicle shipping professionals keep their truck tires in shape. Heavy Paste is an economical, concentrated tire mounting and bead packing lubricant, Tiger Paste is made for commercial, off-road and other applications, while Ultra Lube is a tire mounting lubricant and rim rust retardant that has been designed for the demanding transport applications required in the transport industry of the United States of America.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Vehicle Shipping Professionals in Oklahoma

American vehicle transport professionals operating on the transport roads and highways of Oklahoma have a new facility in Ardmore, Oklahoma that's ready and willing to provide them with the services they need. The Around The Clock Freightliner Group just announced the opening of another new branch location in Ardmore, Oklahoma, after recently opening a new facility in Dallas, Texas, called Ardmore Freightliner. Great news for transport professionals as Ardmore is centrally located and the location of this new facility should allow customers in Ada, Davis, Durant and the Duncan areas to get the services they need, faster than before, according to sources. Customers checking out this new Around The Clock Freightliner Group facility will also find a new branch manager on hand to help them as reports indicate that local resident Randy Benhardt has recently accepted the position.

Car haulers that have experience with the facilities of Around The Clock Freightliner Group and want to check out this new Around The Clock Freightliner Group facility will find Ardmore Freightliner at 2707 Refinery Road in Ardmore, Oaklahoma. The Around The Clock Freightliner Group operates similar facilities in both Texas and Oklahoma and it wouldn't be a surprise if you have experienced their services. You might want information on this new facility, just in case you need a little help while on the transport roads of Texas or Oklahoma, at some point in the future. The professionals on hand will certainly be waiting to help you, if the need arises, but they'll probably be happy just to see you show up for a look at their new facility.

Getting to know the professionals that work at this new facility could be the saving-grace that keeps your auto transport vehicle on the road and moving to destination, rather than sitting on the sidelines being repaired. Stop in and say hello, and you could make a friend or two that could be your angel, someday.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Car Shipping Professionals Make a Note

Professionals that ship cars for the living in the United States of America will be glad to hear that a former United States Federal Carrier Safety Administrator will be joining the fight to help diagnose sleep apnea in the transport industry. The latest reports indicate that John Hill will now be a senior advisor for regulatory affairs for SleepSafe Drivers, a national provider of sleep apnea diagnosis and treatment programs designed for the transport industry of America. John Hill was previously in his career confirmed by the United States Senate as administrator of the United States Federal Carrier Safety Administration in 2006 and earlier in his life he served as USFMCSA's chief safety officer and assistant administrator.

This is news that will certainly get the attention of car transport professionals on the transport roads and highways of the United States of America. Mr. Hill will certainly have the research experience required to understand the issues involved in sleep apnea and the possible solutions that could be available for the transport professionals of America. Hopefully, this gentleman's efforts combined with the current efforts transport professionals around the United States are taking to understand and deal with possible sleep apnea in drivers, will be the solution that eventually leads to sleep apnea being being something of the past.

The job before Mr. Hill isn't a small one according to many sources around the car transporter industry as an extensive list of new regulations concerning sleep apnea in the transport industry could be coming down the road in the months ahead. What exactly the final look of these new regulations will be and how they'll improve things for transport professionals on the roads of the United States will be the final question?

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Car Shipping on Michelin Tires

American transport firms that like to run Michelin tires on their car carriers have a new way to locate a dealer of Michelin tires or service provider for their favorite truck tire. Michelin recently announced the start of a new mobile dealer-locator application for Blackberry smart phones used in the United States of America and Canada designed to help you locate the dealer or service provider for Michelin tires when you really need one. This new application is part of the existing Michelin OnCall emergency road service and online dealer and service locator that's part of Michelin's "Wherever You Go" service.

Sources around the car transport industry of the United States of America report that this new Blackberry is the first of a number of similar application that might be launched in the future. Android and iPhone applications servicing the same customers could be just around the bend in the road ahead, according to sources, so the difference could be that Blackberry is first. This is provided that Blackberry's application is as good as the Android and iPhone applications, once they arrive on the scene. We'll have to wait and see what customer think of Michelin's Blackberry application, before we can comment on the job that the developers and designers did creating this application.

This is great news for firms in America that use Michelin truck tires to help them keep a handle on their car shipping prices. It will also help professionals on the roads of the United States find the nearest Michelin truck tire or service provider and even provides them with basic information on the facility in question. Users can call Michelin OnCall ERS directly from the application or search for a providers by category, using the users current GPS location or a location they enter.