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Stemco Builds R&D Lab to Design and Test Air Springs

Stemco has completed construction of an R&D lab built to design and test advances in materials, designs, and technology for commercial vehicle air springs.

Volvo VNLs on the assembly line at the New River Valley plant. Photo: Volvo

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Volvo Trucks Cancels 500-Person Layoff at Virginia Plant

Volvo Trucks has decided to cancel a round of layoffs at its Dublin, Va., truck manufacturing plants that would have put 500 people out of work.

Source: MacKay & Co.

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Supplier Outlook Calls for Continued Market Softness

The on-highway OE outlook calls for continued softness as the market is still feeling the hangover effect from the boom in 2015.

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Eaton Upgrades Line of Advantage Series Clutches

Eaton has upgraded its line of Advantage Series heavy-duty clutches with design enhancements to improve durability, reduce vibrations and enable smoother shifting with torque ratings of up to 2,250 lbs.-ft.

The new trucks' specs focus on safety, light weight, and driver comfort. Photo Credit: Peterbilt

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Peterbilt Helping Texas Hauler Hit Target Zero

For Andrews Logistics, the quest to achieve a 100% safety record includes the purchase of 100 new Peterbilt 579 trucks featuring the Bendix Wingman Fusion advanced braking system.

Photo: Stephane Babcock

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Utility Trailers Reviews 2016, Looks Ahead to 2017 and New Regs

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. is “fairly optimistic about 2017,” according to Craig Bennett, senior vice president of sales and marketing. Bennett and his team are moving into 2017 with some new products and an eye on incoming federal regulations.

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Medium-Duty Sales Expected to Stabilize Commercial Market in 2017

The commercial vehicle market in 2016 was a tug of war between gaining medium-duty and declining heavy-duty sales, according to IHS Markit. Next year, medium-duty sales may be high enough to offset those losses.

Who knows what you’ll find when the pavement comes to an end. At that point it’s too late to realize that you spec’d the wrong tires.

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Choosing Tires for On and Off the Road

There are still big differences in tire designs for on-highway and off-road tires, but newer designs make it possible to do a little of both.

This trailer’s sitting untethered in New Mexico, but its reefer unit can monitor temperatures of the load and transmit data to home base, no matter where that is. Photos: Tom Berg

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Trailers are Smarter Than Ever

Reefer temperature sensing, remote tracking, and tire pressure management are now in use. Coming soon: monitoring more mechanical conditions.

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SAF-Holland to Shift U.S. Production, Close Michigan Plants

The change will move manufacturing closer to its truck and trailer customers, the company said. Muskegon engineering operations will expand.

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