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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

March 28 2014 - Products

Trail King Debuts All Aluminum Step Deck Trailer

Trail King

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Making its debut this week at the 2014 Mid-America Trucking Show is Trail King Industries’ prototype All-Aluminum Center Frame Step Deck trailer.

Tags: Trailers, Anniversary, Trail King, Lightweighting, Mid-America Trucking Show, Flatbed Trailers

March 28 2014 - Products

Volvo VNL Series to Feature Eaton SmartAdvantage Package

Volvo Trucks

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Volvo Trucks will offer the Eaton SmartAdvantage Powertrain in all VNL Series models. In addition to lighter weight and increasing the driver pool with smooth, automated shifting, this powertrain is designed to enhance the time spent in a diesel engine’s most efficient RPM zone helping to reduce fuel consumption.

Tags: Volvo, Cummins, Eaton, Transmissions, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 27 2014 - Products

Softek NXT Lightweight Front Steel Axle and Suspension Introduced by Hendrickson

Hendrickson

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems announced the Softek NXT, a light-weight front steer axle with mono-leaf spring suspension.

Tags: Suspensions, Hendrickson, Mid-America Trucking Show, Axles

March 27 2014 - Products

Hendrickson Introduces OptiMaax Liftable Forward Tandem Axle System for 6x2

Hendrickson

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems introduced the of OptiMaax, a revolutionary new liftable forward tandem axle system with automated controls.

Tags: Hendrickson, Axles, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 27 2014 - Products

Eaton Launches Fuller Advantage Series Transmission with Paccar

Eaton, Paccar, Kenworth, Peterbilt

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Eaton announced that an optimized version of its Fuller Advantage Series Automated 10-speed transmissions will be available on select Paccar trucks with the MX-13 engine in order to maximize fuel efficiency in linehaul applications.

Tags: Kenworth, Cummins, Paccar, Eaton, Peterbilt, Transmissions, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 27 2014 - Products

Peterbilt Adds Natural Gas Option to Models 579, 567

Peterbilt

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Cummins Westport ISX12 G and Quantum CNG tanks are key components of a gas-powered tractor displayed at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

Tags: Natural Gas, Peterbilt, Fuel Economy, Mid-America Trucking Show, CNG

March 27 2014 - Products

East Has New Aluminum Drop-Deck Beavertail Trailer

East Manufacturing

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Beavertail adds roll-on, roll-off capability for loads to an existing aluminum drop-deck model. Decking is available in aluminum or wood.

Tags: East Manufacturing, dropdeck trailers, beavertail trailers, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 27 2014 - Products

East Makes Alcoa Wheels, Jost Landing Gear Standard on Certain Trailers

East Manufacturing

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- The new aluminum wheels and landing gear together can save 90 pounds per trailer while maintaining high strength.

Tags: Trailers, Alcoa, East Manufacturing, Jost International, Lightweighting

March 27 2014 - Products

Alcoa Says New Wheel is Lightest in Trucking

Alcoa Wheels

MATS, LOUISVILLE, KY -- Alcoa has rolled out what it says is the world’s lightest heavy-duty truck wheel, with the help of a new alloy.

Tags: Alcoa, Mid-America Trucking Show, Lightweighting, Wheels

March 27 2014 - Products

WS Makes Virtual Technician Standard on Many Models, Offers UltraShift Plus, ESC

Western Star Trucks

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Immediate assessment of fault codes keeps trucks working, while more automated transmission availability enhances versatility, the builder says.

Tags: Maintenance, Eaton, Safety, Western Star, Virtual Technician, Meritor Wabco, ESC, UltraShift Plus

Dana - Spicer D-Series Steer Axle

March 27 2014 - Products

Dana Rolls Out Two Lightweight Steer Axles

Dana

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Truck owners seeking to help offset the pounds added with today's emissions systems can choose Dana's new E-Series or D-Series steer axles.

Tags: Dana Holding Corp., Mid-America Trucking Show, Axles, Lightweighting

March 27 2014 - Products

New LED Lighting Easier on Drivers’ Eyes, Save Power

Peterbilt Motors

Package with LED lamps available on Models 579 and 567 with 72- and 80-inch Platinum sleepers.

Tags: Peterbilt, Peterbilt Motors Company, Sleepers, LED Lighting

March 27 2014 - Products

Control-Box Feature for Meritor-P.S.I. System Now Optional for All Trailers

Pressure Systems International

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Formerly limited to special fleet purchases, the new pressure-check function eases task of verifying set pressure on trailer's control box.

Tags: Maintenance, Tires, Meritor, Meritor Tire Inflation System by PSI, P.S.I., tire inflation systems

March 26 2014 - Products

New Options Available for Freightliner Cascadia and Cascadia Evolution

Daimler Trucks North America

MATS, LOUISVILLE, KY – Freightliner Trucks released several new options for the Cascadia and Cascadia Evolution to enhance driver performance and safety, from new day cab fairings to grab handle options and a way for drivers to stay comfortable for longer without idling.

March 26 2014 - Products

Bendix Enhances TABS-6 Trailer Stability With Automatic Lift Axle Control

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems

MATS, LOUISVILLE, KY -- The Bendix TABS-6 Advanced trailer roll stability system now offers automatic lift axle control, which can help reduce tire wear and fuel consumption by maintaining proper per-axle weight load.

Tags: Trailers, Bendix, Mid-America Trucking Show, Axles, Roll Stability

March 26 2014 - Products

Cummins Releases 25th Anniversary Package for Turbo Diesel Rams

Cummins

MATS, LOUISVILLE – A 25th Anniversary package is commemorating the first offering of the Cummins Turbo Diesel engine in Ram pickup trucks in 1989, the engine maker says.

Tags: Cummins, Ram, Cummins Turbo Diesel, Light-Duty Trucks, Engines

Toyo M177 steer tire can be used as trailer tire.

March 25 2014 - Products

Toyo Rolls Out Three New Tires at MATS

Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp.

Toyo Tires is rolling out three new premium tires this week at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. Featuring Toyo Tires’ proprietary e-balance technology, these tires deliver improved tire life, endurance, and retreadability plus reduced rolling resistance and irregular wear, says the company.

Tags: Toyo Tires, Tires, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 21 2014 - Products

Peterson Adds Integrated S/T/T/Backup 'Cyclops' Lamp to New LumenX LED Line

Peterson Manufacturing

Peterson Manufacturing has expanded its LumenX LED line with an stop/turn/tail light featuring an integrated back-up lamp. The LumenX LED allows one of the seven diodes to provide DOT-legal back-up functionality as a two-in-one lighting concept.

Tags: LED, Lighting, Peterson Manufacturing

March 19 2014 - Equipment

Dana Adds Two Lightweight Axles to Medium-duty Portfolio

Dana

TMC, NASHVILLE -- Dana is adding two new Spicer S140 Series axles to the company’s lineup of single-reduction, single-drive axles for Class 6 and Class 7 vehicles. Dana says the new axles are up to 50 pounds lighter than competitive offerings.

Tags: TMC, Dana Spicer, Axles

March 18 2014 - Products

Eaton, Cummins Expand SmartAdvantage Powertrain Portfolio

Eaton Cummins

TMC, NASHVILLE -- Eaton and Cummins have added the ISX12 diesel to the SmartAdvantage powertrain portfolio while upping the gross vehicle weight for the previously announced Advantage Series/ISX15 diesel combination to 110,000 pounds.

Tags: TMC, Cummins ISX12, Cummins ISX15, Eaton Advantage, Transmissions, Cummins, Eaton

March 17 2014 - Products

Inexpensive Propane Dual-Fuel System Promises Quick Payback

LP Energy Systems

Propane is the alternative fuel that’s added to a diesel or gasoline engine in a product from LP Energy Systems, a small firm in La Conner, Wash. The device, called simply the Dual Fuel System, injects up to 20% propane vapor into the fuel stream to displace the more costly diesel or gasoline fuel and reduce exhaust emissions,

Tags: Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Propane Autogas

Driver uses two push buttons to pneumatically raise or lower a PTS50’s legs while the trailer’s nose is supported by the tractor. There are no internal gears or external crank handle.

March 12 2014 - Products

Pneumatic Landing Gear Operates Quickly, Easily

Prime Transport Solutions

TMC, NASHVILLE -- Just in from the United Kingdom is a pneumatic landing gear product that replaces hand-cranked gear and promises to eliminate injuries and save time and money.

Tags: Productivity, Drivers, Trailers, Landing Gear, Injury Reduction

March 10 2014 - Products

Alcoa Says New Wheels Lightest in the Industry

Alcoa

TMC, NASHVILLE -- Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products says its new 14-inch wide base and 9-inch wheels are again the lightest in the industry, using Alcoa's proprietary LvL One wheel manufacturing process of light weighting coupled with 6061 alloy.

Tags: Wheels, Alcoa, Wide-Base Tires

March 7 2014 - Products

2015 Sprinter Receives 4x4 System

Sprinter

The model year 2015 Sprinter 4x4 goes on sale in the U.S. in the first quarter of calendar year 2015. Both 144-inch and 170-inch wheelbases will be available in both low and high roof configurations, in both passenger and cargo versions.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Four Wheel Drive

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