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February 25 2015 - Equipment

Crysteel Aluminum Dump Body Saves Weight

Crysteel Manufacturing

The Crysteel Manufacturing A-Tipper is an aluminum dump body designed for contractors and municipalities with improved strength, durability and efficiency.

Tags: Corrosion, Crysteel Manufacturing, Aluminum, Dump Bodies

February 18 2015 - Products

Larger, Lighter But Stronger MTec6 Trailer Axle Coming from Meritor

Meritor

Meritor has developed a larger trailer axle said to be stronger but lighter than its current 5-inch-diameter tube-type product. The MTec6 experiences less bending at the wheel end and better tire wear, and cuts out 40 pounds of material.

Tags: Technology & Maintenance Council, Axles, Meritor, Tires, Lightweighting

February 17 2015 - Products

Roadmaster’s Trailer Tire Designed for Improved Treadwear

Cooper Tire & Rubber

Roadmaster’s RM272 trailer tire is designed to withstand treadwear from use with a drop-deck trailer.

Tags: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Tires, Tires and Wheels, Dropdeck Trailers

February 17 2015 - Products

New Lube Filter for ISX15 Addresses Changes in Engine Design and Oils

Cummins Filtration

Cummins Filtration says its new Fleetguard lube filter is the first to use a patented nanotechnology based synthetic media originally developed for fuel filters.

Tags: Filters, Cummins Filtration, Technology & Maintenance Council, Engine Oils, Oil Filters, Fleetguard, Cummins ISX15, PC-11

February 17 2015 - Products

Meritor Wabco Automatic Lift Axle Control Manages Suspension Load

Meritor Wabco

Meritor Wabco’s SmartTrac automatic trailer lift axle control system is designed to monitor suspension load and manage lift axles for trailers.

Tags: Electronic Stability Control, Meritor Wabco, Lift Axle, Trailers

February 17 2015 - Products

Lightning Hybrids Debuts System for Step Vans

Lightning Hybrids

Lightning Hybrids, which makes hydraulic hybrid systems for medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses, is debuting the use of its emission-reducing brake regeneration technology on a walk-in van.

Tags: Hydraulic Hybrid, Walk-in Van, Morgan Olson, Lightning Hybrids

February 16 2015 - Products

Dana Delivers Web-Based Training to Clarify Downspeeding

Dana Holding Corp.

Dana's new online course will delve into the basic principles, benefits, and challenges associated with engine downspeeding. It also provides a one-stop source for key drivetrain system knowledge, individual component specifications, literature, videos, images, service bulletins, and parts books.

Tags: Dana Holding Corp., Downspeed, Technology & Maintenance Council, Vehicle Spec'ing, Drivetrains, Fuel Efficiency

February 16 2015 - Products

Bose Ride System II Delivers New Features, More Functionality

Bose Ride Systems

Adjustable seat settings will help drivers who are accustomed to the firmer feel of an air ride seat will find the Bose II seats easier to get used to.

Tags: Driver Safety, Driver Health, Driver Retention, Bose, Technology & Maintenance Council, Seats, Ergonomics

February 16 2015 - Products

Optronics LED Lamps Impervious to Damage, Resistant to Theft

Optronics International

SuperLamps are waterproof and highly resistant to contaminants, while LampLock fixtures cannot be removed without destroying them, making them useless to a thief.

Tags: Theft, Intermodal Chassis, LED Lighting, Optronics International, Technology & Maintenance Council, Lighting

February 16 2015 - Products

Converter Dolly Automatically Closes Gap

Silver Eagle Mfg.

The large gap between combination trailers can now be decreased at highway speeds to reduce aerodynamic drag and save fuel with Silver Eagle Manufacturing’s T-Dolly.

Tags: Safety, Trailers, Silver Eagle Mfg., Converter Dollies, Double Trailers, Fuel Economy, Technology & Maintenance Council

February 16 2015 - Products

More Strength, Efficiency in Capacity’s Sabre Terminal Tractor

Capacity Trucks

Sabre features include a 13% stronger main frame, a lower skid ramp to more easily pick up low-nosed trailers, 30% faster actuation of the fifth-wheel boom, easily replaceable parts, and a more comfortable cab.

Tags: Capacity, Terminal Tractors, Technology & Maintenance Council

February 12 2015 - Products

New Detroit Drive Axles Can Improve Fuel Economy

Detroit Diesel

Detroit Diesel introduced the Model 6 Detroit Drive Axle, designed for smoother performance and better fuel economy.The Model 6 is available for single drive 4x2 or tandem 6x2 configurations.

Tags: Detroit Diesel, Axles, Tandem axle

February 11 2015 - Equipment

Galbreath Expands Lightweight Roll-off Trailer Line

Galbreath

Galbreath launched the M6-250 Series Roll-off Trailer designed to be lightweight and handle heavy loads like scrap and construction materials.

Tags: Trailers, Wastequip, Roll-Off Trailer, Galbreath, Roll-Off Containers

February 11 2015 - Products

Toyo Tires M149 Wide-Based Single Designed for Regional Use

Toyo Tires

Toyo Tires' new M149 wide-based single is an all-position tire made for regional to urban use on commercial trucks.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Toyo Tires, Wide-Base Tires, Regional, Tires

February 5 2015 - Products

SumoSprings Solos Reduce Body Roll in Ford Transits

SuperSprings International

SumoSprings Solo suspension applications are designed to enhance ride, reduce body roll and eliminate sudden bottoming out on a full range of Ford Transit commercial vans.

Tags: Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, Suspensions, SumoSprings, SuperSprings International

February 3 2015 - Products

Mack's 12-Speed mDrive HD Transmission Beefed Up for Vocational Applications

Mack Trucks

LAS VEGAS -- A heavier-duty version of Mack's mDrive automated manual transmission will be standard on the Granite truck starting this March.

Tags: Mack Trucks, Automated Manual Transmissions, mDrive, Vocational Trucks, Automated Driving, Transmissions

February 2 2015 - Equipment

Volvo VAH 630 Sleeper Designed for Long-Haul

Volvo Trucks North America

Volvo Trucks introduced the Volvo VAH 630, a new sleeper model designed for the long-haul segment of the trucking market. The VAH 630 is currently available for order.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Sleepercab, Volvo VAH

January 29 2015 - Products

PDA Provides Quick Estimates Across the U.S.

Property Damage Appraisers

Property Damage Appraisers are a national network of appraisers providing estimate services for trucks damaged through accidents.

Tags: Accidents, Insurance Claims, Insurance, Property Damage Appraisers

January 28 2015 - Products

New Option Packages Now Available for Freightliner Truck

Freightliner

Freightliner trucks announced that new option packages were available to order for its Class 6/7 M2 106 truck. The packages were originally revealed at the 2014 Work Truck Show.

Tags: Freightliner, Medium-Duty Trucks, Vehicle Options, Freightliner M2 106

January 27 2015 - Products

BF Goodrich Releases Dealer Locater App

BFGoodrich Commercial Truck Tires

BFGoodrich Truck Tires released a dealer locator app that allows drivers to locate BFGoodrich commercial truck dealers on the road

Tags: Information Technology, Truck Tires, Tires and Wheels, BFGoodrich, Mobile Apps

December 16 2014 - Products

Eco-flaps Splash Guards Expanded to 18-Inch Widths

Andersen Flaps

Andersen Flaps will now offer its Eco-flaps splash guard line in 18-inch widths that can be paired with wide-based tires.

Tags: Andersen Flaps

December 15 2014 - Products

UltraShift Plus Transmissions Now Allow for 2-Speed Axle Compatibility

Eaton

Eaton recently increased the functionality of its UltraShift Plus automated transmissions to allow for compatibility with two-speed axles.

Tags: Eaton, Transmissions, UltraShift Plus, Automated Manual Transmissions, Vocational

December 10 2014 - Products

Utility Makes Roll Stability Standard on Refrigerated Trailer

Utility Trailers

Utility Trailers added roll stability protection from Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems as a standard feature on the 3000R base model refrigerated trailer. The safety feature will be added to trailers beginning with orders received in January 2015.

Tags: Bendix, Reefers, Roll Stability, Utility Trailer Manufacturing, Trailers

November 24 2014 - Products

Kenworth Cabover Options Expand Applications

Kenworth Truck Co.

Kenworth has three new options that extend the applications range for its medium-duty cabovers. More back-of-cab space and right-hand steering allow body-mounting flexibility and specialty work.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Cabovers, Kenworth K270, Kenworth K370, Kenworth

November 20 2014 - Products

Talbert Unveils New Traveling Axle Trailer

Talbert Trailers

Talbert released the 4050TA trailer as part of its Traveling Axle Series for haulers who need a California-legal trailer with a lower deck height to clear bridges and tunnels when transporting taller equipment.

Tags: California, Trailers, Talbert Trailers, Dropdeck Trailers

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