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July 8 2014 - Products

New Tuckunder Liftgate from Tommy Gate

Tommy Gate

The new TKT model liftgates from Tommy Gate incorporate a state-of-the-art, wide-arm, dual-cylinder design along with numerous installation, operation, and service features to maximize both operator and upfitter convenience.

July 1 2014 - Products

Supreme FiberPanel HC Walls Use Honeycomb Structure

Supreme Industries

A lightweight honeycomb sidewall design on straight truck bodies allows increased payload and promises long life and low maintenance, Supreme Industries says.

Tags: Supreme Industries, Lightweighting, Truck Bodies, Cargo Vans, Medium-Duty Trucks

July 1 2014 - Products

Watson & Chalin Ships Axles Fast via New X-Trac

Watson & Chalin

Watson & Chalin's new expedited shipping program allows customers to order up to three lift axles for shipping from a number of strategic locations throughout North America, with an expected delivery time of 48-72 hours.

Tags: Watson & Chalin, Lift Axles, Axles

June 12 2014 - Equipment

Morgan Offers Cold-Plate Trailer and Truck-Body System

Morgan Corp.

Morgan Corp. has released a cold plate refrigeration system for trailers and truck bodies. Cold plates are pre-chilled and keep commodities at proper temperatures without use of engine-driven reefer units or idling the truck’s main engine while a vehicle makes its rounds.

Tags: Morgan Corporation, Refrigerated Truck, Trailers

June 10 2014 - Products

Talbert’s 35-Ton Traveling Axle Trailer Features Corrosion Protection

Talbert Manufacturing

Talbert Manufacturing has manufactured its first trailer with Corsol WB Corrosion Protection, a complete metal treatment system that protects the steel from the corrosive effects of magnesium chloride, calcium chloride, sodium chloride, rock chipping, acid rain and extreme temperatures.

Tags: Trailers, Corrosion, Talbert, PRP Industries

June 9 2014 - Equipment

Kenworth Offers Lightweight T680 Sleeper

Kenworth Truck Co.

Specs include the 12.9-liter MX-13 diesel mated to an Eaton Advantage transmission, a 6x2 tandem, wide-base single wheels and tires, and an aluminum fifth wheel.

Tags: Kenworth, T680, Lightweighting

May 27 2014 - Products

SumoSpring Solo for Ram ProMaster Vans

SuperSprings International

"Airless airbag" fills the gap left by the ProMaster's stock bump stop to smooth the van's ride and enhance control.

Tags: Vans, Ram ProMaster, Suspensions, Auxiliary Springs, SuperSprings International

Freightliner Cascadia Evolution featuring new integrated Detroit powertrain. Graphic: DTNA

May 22 2014 - Equipment

Integrated Powertrain Debuts from Detroit

Detroit Diesel

DETROIT -- Detroit Diesel introduced its new Integrated Detroit Powertrain Thursday at an event in Detroit. The powertrain package brings together the company’s DD15 engine, DT12 transmission and Detroit axles.

Tags: Detroit Diesel, Freightliner, Western Star, Powertrain, Transmissions, Engines, Axles, Daimler Trucks North America

May 20 2014 - Products

New Ford F-650/F-750 Diesel Available in Three Power Ratings

Ford Motor Co.

Ford's all-new F-650/F-750 medium-duty truck lineup with 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 turbo diesel will feature three engine power ratings, with no vocational limits on top ratings.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Ford, Engines

May 20 2014 - Products

Fleetline Introduces New Refuse Fenders

Fleetline

Fleetline has introduced a new polyethylene refuse fender to its product offering.

Tags: Fenders, Fleetline, Refuse Trucks, Accessories

May 19 2014 - Products

Landoll Teams up With Air-Weigh on Anniversary Lowboy Trailer

Air-Weigh, Landoll

Landoll Corp. is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with the release of a special heavy-haul, detachable lowboy trailer.

Tags: Trailers, Lowbed, Heavy Haul, Air-Weigh, Landoll

May 16 2014 - Equipment

Meritor Adds Two New Axle Ratios to Improve Fuel Efficiency

Meritor

Two new axle ratios are available from Meritor, optimized to meet trucking's demand for improved fuel efficiency. Lower axle ratios promote downspeeding for optimum fuel efficiency.

Tags: Meritor, Downspeed, Axles, Fuel Economy

May 13 2014 - Products

Propane Autogas Engine Squeezes Out Cost, So It’s Called ‘PIthon’

Powertrain Integration

Powertrain Integration’s 8-liter V-8 propane autogas engine is now called “PIthon." The big-block propane-fuel V-8 is being used by FCCC in its S2G medium-duty chassis-cab truck.

Tags: FCCC, Propane Autogas, Alternative Fuels, Powertrain Integration, Medium-Duty Trucks, Engines

April 24 2014 - Products

CARB Approves Full Verification of Carrier Engine Emissions System

Carrier Transicold

The California Air Resources Board has granted full verification status to the Carrier Transicold Engine Emissions System for certain transport refrigeration units (TRU or reefer) and TRU generator sets (gen sets) with no limits on hours of accrued operation at time of installation.

Tags: CARB, Carrier Transicold

April 18 2014 - Equipment

Start-Up Builder to Concentrate on Custom Midrange COE Trucks

Rainier Truck & Chassis

The medium-duty cab-over-engine market abandoned several years ago by General Motors and more recently by UD Trucks will get new products from a small company in Washington state.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, COE, Rainier Truck, Cabovers

April 17 2014 - Products

SAF-Holland Introduces Integrated Yoke Mount Air Suspension Axle System

SAF-Holland

SAF-Holland introduced what it says is the industry's first integrated yoke mount air suspension axle system, the CBXy Series, designed for lowboy and dropdeck trailers.

Tags: Trailers, Suspensions, Axles, SAF-Holland, Lightweighting

April 16 2014 - Products

SAF Integral Air Disc Brake Axle System

SAF-Holland

SAF Holland introduced its new SAF Integral Air Disc Brake Axle System with P89 Wheel End Package.

Tags: Brakes, Suspensions, Wide-Base Tires, Air Disc Brake, SAF Holland, Wheel Ends

April 14 2014 - Products

Omnitracs Introduces Real-Time MPG Performance Feedback

Omnitracs

Omnitracs announced the upcoming availability of mpg performance information on the its Mobile Computing Platform 110 (MCP110) and 200 (MCP200) user interface.

Tags: Information Technology, Omnitracs

April 8 2014 - Products

Talbert Introduces New E3Nitro

Talbert Manufacturing

Talbert Manufacturing introduces its new E3Nitro. The nitrogen-assisted equalizing system provides the versatility haulers with East Coast trailers need to run in 3+1, 3+2 or 3+3 spread-axle configurations.

Tags: Trailers, Talbert

April 7 2014 - Products

Landi Renzo’s Ford Bi-Fuel System Gets EPA Certification

Landi Renzo

Landi Renzo USA says it has secured EPA certification for its bi-fuel gasoline-compressed natural gas system as applied to certain 2015 Ford F-250 and 350 SuperDuty pickups.

Tags: Natural Gas, Pickup Trucks, Ford F-350, Ford F-250, Landi Renzo USA, Alternative Fuels, Ford, Compressed Natural Gas

March 31 2014 - Products

Hallco Announces the Accelerator for Live Floor Conveyor System

Hallco Industries

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Hallco Industries unveiled a new product called the Accelerator that can unload trailers up to 30% faster. The Accelerator enables truck operators to quickly unload their cargo, thereby saving time especially for operators with frequent load turns.

Tags: Trailers, Hallco Industries, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 27 2014 - Products

Study of Bose Ride System Indicates Reduction in Back Pain for Drivers

Bose Corp.

A study of 73 drivers drawn from three leading truckload fleets, conducted by the Bose Corp., showed that the Bose Ride seat technology was effective in reducing back pain, fatigue and other adverse effects experienced by truck drivers during the course of their day.

Tags: Ergonomics, Seats, Bose

Kentucky Trailer is installing tall versions of the Trailer Tail at its plant in Louisville.

March 29 2014 - Products

Kentucky Trailer to Offer Trailer Tail DropFrame Aero Fairings

ATDynamics

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- ATDynamics and Kentucky Trailer say they’ve formed a partnership to offer the DropFrame version of the TrailerTail as a standard order option on new trailer orders.

Tags: Trailers, ATDynamics, Aerodynamics, Kentucky Trailer, Trailer Fairings, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 28 2014 - Products

Dana Spicer Launches All-Makes Aftermarket Parts

Dana Holdings Corp.

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Dana Spicer launched an All-Makes line of front-end parts for all heavy truck brands and models, the company announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Dana Holding Corp., Spicer, Mid-America Trucking Show, Dana Spicer

March 28 2014 - Products

Electronic Air Processing Uses ABS’s Controller for Compressor, Meritor Wabco Says

Meritor Wabco

Software stored in an upgraded control module on Meritor Wabco’s anti-lock braking system replaces the compressor’s mechanical governor and more precisely operates the mechanism, saving up to 1% in fuel.

Tags: Fuel Economy, air compressor, Meritor Wabco, Mid-America Trucking Show, Electronic, Air Dryers

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