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May 27 2015 - Equipment

XL 80 Gooseneck Trailer Is Designed to Be Lightweight

XL Specialized Trailers

XL Specialized Trailers is set to introduce the lightweight XL 80 Low-Profile Hydraulic Detachable Gooseneck trailer, designed for contractors that need to move lighter-duty equipment.

Tags: Trailers, Dropdeck Trailers, XL Specialized Trailers

May 12 2015 - Products

GT Radial Tire Made for High-Mileage, High-Scrub Use

GT Radial

The GT Radial GT639 is a non-directional regional drive tire designed for better traction and mileage performance in regional fleet use.

Tags: Tires, Regional, Tires and Wheels

May 5 2015 - Products

Truck-Lite Releases 4x6 LED Headlight System


Truck-Lite announced its 4x6-inch rectangular LED headlight system as a drop-in replacement for 1A1 and 2A1 sealed beams in most applications.

Tags: Headlights, Truck-Lite, LED Lighting

May 1 2015 - Products

Equal W Balances Wide-Base Tires


IMI has introduced Equal W, a new size of the Equal wheel balancer and vibration dampener specifically designed for wide-base tires.

Tags: Wide-Base Tires, IMI, Tires and Wheels, Wheel Balancers

April 28 2015 - Products

Kenworth Offers Meritor Permalube RPL Drivelines


Kenworth has added Meritor Permalube RPL Series Drivelines as an option on selected, new Class 8 trucks.

Tags: Kenworth, Meritor, Drivelines

April 27 2015 - Equipment

Meritor Front Steer Axles Increase Maneuverability


Kenworth is offering the Meritor Front Steer non-drive axle family for selected Class 8 trucks and the Class 7 Kenworth T370.

Tags: Kenworth, Meritor, Steer Axles

April 19 2015 - Products

Michelin Shows Uniroyal-Branded Truck Tires in Canada


Michelin is reinvigorating the Uniroyal brand for a line of lower-cost intermediate market truck tires to meet the growing demand for low-cost tires now served by budget-priced imports.

Tags: Michelin, Tires, Uniroyal, Canada

April 14 2015 - Products

Fuel Max Retread Designed for Regional Fleets

Goodyear Tire & Rubber

The Goodyear G682 RSD Fuel Max is a PreCure retread option designed for drive applications in regional fleets that require fuel efficiency, traction and long miles.

Tags: Goodyear, SmartWay, Retreads, Regional Operations

April 10 2015 - Products

Mitsubishi Electric Offers Starter Developed for DD15 Engine

Mitsubishi Electric

Mitsubishi Electric introduced its Diamond Power S60 starter as an upgrade for Freightliner and Western star trucks using Detroit DD15 and DD16 engines.

Tags: Freightliner, DD15, Western Star, DD16, Starters

April 8 2015 - Products

Trail King Returns to End-Dump Market

Trail King Industries

The Steel End Dump is a project that has been in consideration over the past few years and, with the re-awakening of construction activity, the company decided to re-introduce the model.

Tags: Trailers, Trail King, Dump Trailers

April 8 2015 - Products

Stemco Launches New Shop Tool Line


Stemco recently announced the launch of a new product line segment called Stemco Equipment featuring several shop tools designed for fleets and commercial vehicle technicians.

Tags: Wheel Alignment, Stemco, Shop Tools, Tires and Wheels, Wheel Balancers

April 8 2015 - Products

GTL922 Tire Designed for Line Haul Trailer Use

Giti Tire

The GT Radial GTL922 is a line haul trailer tire designed for better driving stability and wet grip performance.

Tags: Trailers, Tires, Linehaul Heavy Duty, Giti TIre USA

April 2 2015 - Equipment

Modular Trailer Molds to Job Size


The Scheuerle Highway Trailer MES merges the requirements for transporting oversize and concentrated loads into one trailer.

Tags: Trailers, Oversize Loads, Scheuerle

April 1 2015 - Products

Reading SL 132 is A Dual Wheel Service Body

Reading Truck Body

Reading Truck Body’s SL 132 is a truck service body with a dual-wheel configuration to accommodate increased storage demands and volume.

Tags: Work Trucks, Service Bodies, Reading Truck Body

March 24 2015 - Products

Toyo M153 Designed for High-Scrub Applications

Toyo Tires

Toyo Tire’s M153 regional and urban heavy-duty steer tire is designed for refuse operations and other high-scrub applications.

Tags: Refuse Trucks, Toyo Tires, Sanitation, Tires and Wheels

March 20 2015 - Products

Altec Offers Fiberglass Service And Utility Bodies

Altec Inc.

Altec’s fiberglass utility and service bodies are designed and engineered to be both lightweight and strong to fit a variety of customized needs.

Tags: Utility Fleets, Service Bodies, Lightweight Materials, Altec

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March 18 2015 - Products

Goodyear Adds Retread for Fuel Max Long-Haul Tire

Goodyear Tire & Rubber

Goodyear has introduced the precure Fuel Max LHD G505D retread, which is designed to extend the life cycle of the Goodyear Fuel Max LHD G505D long haul tire.

Tags: SmartWay, Tires, Retreads, Goodyear Tire & Rubber

March 17 2015 - Products

Ridewell Releases 15K Trailer Air Supension

Ridewell Suspensions

The Ridewell Suspensions RAR-260 15K is a trailer air-ride suspension designed for light- and medium-duty service.

Tags: Light & Medium, Ridewell, Trailer Suspensions

March 10 2015 - Products

Alliance Autogas Has Bi-Fuel Conversion for Transit Vans

Aliance Autogas

Alliance AutoGas has developed a bi-fuel propane-gasoline system for the Ford Transit’s 3.7-liter V-6 engine.

Tags: Alliance AutoGas, Ford Transit, Bi-Fuel Propane, Propane Conversion

March 9 2015 - Products

Webasto Releases Efficient Cargo Heaters


Webasto’s Air Top Evo 40 and 55 are air heaters designed for heating cargo spaces in medium-duty commercial vehicles to keep sensitive cargo from freezing or getting too cold.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Medium-Duty Trucks, Webasto, Heaters

March 6 2015 - Products

Atlas FastGear Are Faster Deploying Trailer Landing Gear

SAF Holland

SAF Holland introduced its Holland Atlas FastGear landing gear for trailers. The FastGear features a faster cranking deployment and comes in two models with different load capacities.

Tags: Trailers, Landing Gear, SAF Holland

March 2 2015 - Equipment

The IsoTemp Refrigeration Upfit is Designed for Cargo Vans


The Gruau IsoTemp is a one-piece refrigeration and insulation upfit for commercial vans featuring a lightweight and low-profile one piece module designed for efficient climate control while retaining cargo space.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Van Upfitting

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 Trucks

February 18 2015 - Products

Larger, Lighter But Stronger MTec6 Trailer Axle Coming from 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


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