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Bryan Hess Photo: Cooper Tire

News

Cooper Tire & Rubber Names VP of Marketing for North America

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has named Bryan Hesse its new vice president of marketing for North America tire operations.

Photo of the Model 520 courtesy of Peterbilt.

News

Peterbilt Unveils Model 520 for Refuse Fleets

Peterbilt has expanded its refuse truck lineup with the Model 520, which features new seating configurations for route collection, more versatility and the availability of the Paccar MX-11 engine.

News

MATS Organizers React to Announcement of New Competing Truck Show

Even though it may not have the presence of at least some of the major truck OEMs next year, Mid-America Trucking Show organizers say they will continue to put on what is in reality a national and international show, despite the name, and offer a broader audience for supplier and manufacturer exhibitors.

Juan Klinehoffer, the “wheel man” at Bob Sumerel Tire in Zanesville, Ohio, air-sprays positively charged powder at the negatively charged wheel. There it clings until curing.

Articles

Refinishing Wheels the Right Way

Road salts damage steel and aluminum wheels, and there are proper ways to maintain and repair them.

News

Bridgestone Americas Names VP of Marketing for Commercial Tire

Eric Higgs has been named Bridgestone Americas’ new vice president of marketing for commercial tires.

News

Navistar Second OE to Sign with NACV Show

Navistar has signed a commitment to exhibit at the inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta, Ga.in 2017 as well as at the 2019 and 2021 editions of the biennial show.

Low deck heights, as on XL Specialized’s XL 80, allow carrying of extra-high loads. The hydraulic mechanism on this trailer’s removable gooseneck is powered by 13-hp Honda engine. In other systems, a tractor’s PTO runs a pump to supply hydraulic pressure. Photo:  XL Specialized

Articles

Heavy-Haul Trailers Get Lighter

You don’t think about “lightweight” when talking about lowboys, which are often long and multi-axled. Nevertheless, today’s heavy-haul trailers are not as heavy as their predecessors – but it’s a careful balance.

Photo: Evan Lockridge

News

Used Class 8 Sales Remain Below 2015 Levels

Used Class 8 same-dealer sales volumes fell in April, ending an upward trend from the past few months, according to the latest numbers from ACT Research.

Videos

KW’s Plans for Its New Paccar MX-11 Diesel [Video]

Paccar’s 10.8-liter MX-11 diesel became available in January in Peterbilt and Kenworth heavy trucks. It claims strong power and torque, and is a lightweight alternative to the larger MX-13 and Cummins ISX12. Kurt Swihart, Kenworth’s marketing director, discusses the MX-11 and its applications.

Hyliion founder Tom Healy poses with the first prototype of the hybrid system. The company is currently driving and testing a newer and more improved, third prototype. Photos: Hyliion

Articles

Hybrid Electric-Drive Trailer Tandem Promises Quick Payback

A hybrid electric-drive trailer tandem being developed by a group of engineers at Hyliion Inc. in Pittsburgh, Pa. The device, which for now has no official name, is undergoing road testing and should be ready for the market in mid-2017,

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