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condition-based maintenance at UPS

May 19, 2009

UPS Freight has joined the growing list of companies that are focusing on condition-based maintenance. According to a recent Transportation Topics article, UPS Freight’s telematics systems “will be upgraded with proprietary firmware and an internally developed algorithm” that will help them better manage their trucks and analyze potential problems. UPS made the move to cut […]

Innovation Truck

March 27, 2009

Last weekend the latest and greatest the trucking industry has to offer was on display at the Mid-America Trucking Show. We are always interested in new features being debuted and the impact they’ll have on the trucking industry. It is no surprise that there were a lot of  “green” products that make trucks more environmentally […]

New Technology Successfully Retrofits Older Big Rig Engines

January 12, 2009

New Technology Successfully Retrofits Older Big Rig Engines

Heavy Duty Trucking Nifty Fifty

December 30, 2008

IntelliStick selected as one of the best new products by Heavy Duty Trucking and

Veteran Truck Driver Dies on the Road

December 11, 2008

If you watch the Today Show you might remember a story they did last spring where the hosts spent time working alongside people who work in some of the most dangerous occupations. This included a long-haultruck driver. Host Meredith Vieira spent time in the cab of Daren Baird’s 18 wheeler. Ms. Baird loved driving and had […]

LNG Plant to Fuel Clean Truck Program

December 2, 2008

In mid-November a new liquid natural gas plant, owned by Clean Energy Fuels (founded by T. Boone Pickens), started production near the city of Boron in the Mojave desert. This new plant will produce 160,000 gallons of LNG per day. There are already expansion plans which will allow it to produce 240,000 gallons per day in […]

vegetable oil fuel systems

November 25, 2008

While several of the IntelliStick crew know people who are running vegetable oil in lieu of diesel oil, there is a company out there that sells a system that converts diesel fuel systems to straight vegetable oil (SVO). This goes far beyond E85. You can check it out at Be sure to review the FAQs […]

ACFTD, GPM, PNA – Bingo!

November 18, 2008

From Noria, a list of lubrication and oil analysis terms and their definitions: Lubrication and Oil Analysis Dictionary. Just about any term you can think of is defined here.

IntelliStick Is Looking for Beta Customers

October 28, 2008

IntelliStick has been hard at work on the next generation oil condition monitor – the IntelliStickTS – and we’re looking for some innovators who would like to take part in the testing process.     IntelliStick Threaded Sensor The IntelliStickTS includes an RS232 communication package so oil condition can be monitored at remote sites. (Other […]

What’s the Best Way to Improve Your Gas Mileage?

September 19, 2008

While gas prices seem to have come back down from the stratosphere, at least for the moment, many people are still interested in improving their gas mileage because prices will inevitably rise again. According the Fuel Economy web site , the best way to improve your mileage is to replace your air filter. This can result in a […]