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News

Thermo King Names Transport Specialists North American Dealer of the Year

Thermo King, manufacturer of transport temperature control solutions, recently recognized Cincinnati, Ohio-based Transport Specialists as its North American Dealer of the Year at the company's annual dealer principal meeting.

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MEMA Talks NAFTA, Other Issues with Trump Staffers

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association took part in a meeting with White House staff during which it sought information on possible changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement.

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News

Navistar Recalls 2,700 Trucks Over Brake Failure Risk

Navistar is recalling more than 2,700 heavy-duty International trucks due to a potential brake issue that could lengthen the distance needed to stop and increase the risk of a crash.

Products

NeoBrake Offers Lightweight Cast Iron Brake Shoe

NeoBrake Systems has introduced the Matrix NeoCast, a new lightweight cast iron 4707Q brake shoe for the North American heavy-duty market.

Products

Talbert Introduces 55-Ton Extendable Heavy Haul Trailer

Talbert Manufacturing has introduced a new 55-ton extendable heavy-haul trailer, the 55SA-Tele, designed to haul large equipment.

João V. Faria Photo: Eaton

News

Eaton Vehicle Group Names New Head

João V. Faria has been appointed president of Eaton’s vehicle group, effective May 1. He will succeed Kenneth F. Davis, who will retire on Aug. 1.

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News

Ford Boosts Ranger Production in Mich.

Ford will invest $1.2 billion in three Michigan facilities to support production of the Bronco and Ranger, build an advanced data center, and add jobs for autonomous and electrified vehicles, the company announced.

Trailer suspensions are oft neglected, so a robust and durable spec is mandatory. Photos: Jim Park

Articles

Trends in Trailer Suspensions

While suspension producers are constantly upgrading and improving their products and adding new models, overall trends in suspension uptake by fleets remain fairly constant.

Photo: Deborah Lockridge

News

Optimism Spurs Increased Heavy-Duty Truck Sales Predictions

There was a sense of optimism in the air at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky, last week. As truck makers and suppliers made their presentations to the trucking press, many said thanks to solid economic indicators, truck orders are higher than they would have predicted just three to six months ago.

Videos

On the Spot: Truck Makers Return to MATS for 2017 [Video]

For 2017, several major OEMs returned to the Mid-America Trucking Show. Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge was there on the show floor and has video highlights from each manufacturer's exhibit.

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