Fuels

Industries prepare for tighter emissions regulations that go into effect in 2007

FeatureDiesel deadline looms By Mark Stasell With the deadline just 15 months away, tighter diesel-emissions regulations that will take effect in 2007 continue to the shape business plans and strategies of the fuel oil industry, diesel-engine manufacturers and United States commercial truck and school bus operators.These groups now share a defined commitment to clean-air initiatives not only because they are ...

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Space trucking

FeatureRF Delivery System uses satellites to keep delivery trucks connected By Gary J. Sullivan Maine, the 23rd state to join the United States, is the home of the world’s largest boulder, the inventor of the toothpick, the author of “America the Beautiful,” the first state to have mandatory retirement at age 65, the first to broadcast a transatlantic TV signal ...

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Trucking along: Over 7,000 attended the 2005 Work Truck Show

FeaturesBY CHRIS TRACZEK With initial data showing an attendance of more than 7,000, The Work Truck Show 2005 and 41st Annual NTEA Convention was the place for industry professionals to see the latest products and product innovations; discover solutions to technical questions; and network with colleagues. The event is the country’s largest gathering of Class 1 through 8 commercial trucks ...

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Beyond wrenches, Part IV

FeaturesInformation technology can help increase the productivity of service techsBy Tom Duffe This article is Part 4 of a 4-part series. Parts 1, 2 and 3 addressed information technology tools to help make dispatchers, drivers and CSRs more productive. The focus of this article is how those tools can help make service technicians more productive.Typically, a more knowledgeable, more experienced ...

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Tip-top tanks

FeaturesModern technology makes remote automatic tank-gauging a viable storage optionBy Bill Pierce Manual gauging operations, especially on large, remote tanks, has always been a challenge for operators. Weather factors, including snow and ice on ladders, stairways and tank tops, make the job even more difficult and dangerous, especially in snowy regions like the Northeastern United States and Canada.However, fuel oil ...

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Work Truck Show 2005

FeaturesExpo to run concurrently with NTEA’s 41st convention The Work Truck Show 2005, in conjunction with the Annual National Truck Equipment Association Convention, has been scheduled for March 2-4 at the Indiana Convention Center and RCA Dome in Indianapolis. It is the only business-to-business event exclusively dedicated to the Class 1-8 truck and transportation equipment industry.Hundreds of exhibitors will display ...

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Picking Up Speed: Trend Toward Tracking Trucks Gaining

FeaturesBy Alexis Dingfelder The coming months are going to be challenging for fuel oil companies. With record-breaking oil prices and the fast-approaching winter, many are seeking ways to upgrade service and enhance customer relations.To provide existing and new customers with superior levels of service, and distinguish themselves from their competitors, fuel oil companies are increasingly monitoring deliveries with customized, computerized ...

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