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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, 4x4

March 6 2014 - Products

Meritor Introduces Universal Knuckle for Non-Drive Front Steer Axles

Meritor

Meritor Inc. introduced a universal knuckle for use with its non-drive front steer axles, giving global customers a new solution to outfit drum or air disc brakes.

Tags: Meritor, Steer Axles

March 6 2014 - Products

SAF Holland Adds Compact, Low-Maintenance Neway LSZ Lift Axle

SAF Holland

WORK TRUCK SHOW -- SAF Holland has a new steerable lift axle, the Neway LSZ, that features a compact mounting, fast deployment and retracting times, and angled air bags for greater stability on dump, mixer, block and other vocational trucks.

Tags: Holland, SAF Holland, Lift Axle, Auxiliary Axle, Vocational Trucks, Work Truck Show, NTEA, Axles

March 6 2014 - Products

Mitsubishi Fuso Introduces Higher-GVWR Class 3 Truck

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Inc.

WORK TRUCK SHOW -- A new Canter FE130 model boosts gross vehicle weight rating and body/payload capacity by 700 pounds over the previous FE125 model, and a recalibrated Duonic transmission provides more performance, said executives of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Canter, Fuso, Class 3, Work Truck Show, NTEA, Medium-Duty Trucks

March 5 2014 - Products

Navistar Announces SCR for MaxxForce Midrange Engines, Plus TerraStar Enhancements

Navistar Inc.

Navistar announced enhancements to its severe service and medium-duty product lines, including adding selective catalytic reduction emissions technology to its higher-horsepower midrange engines.

Tags: Emissions, Navistar, Medium-Duty Trucks, SCR, TerraStar, Engines

March 5 2014 - Products

Freightliner Introduces Suite of Value-Added Options for M2 106

Freightliner Trucks

WORK TRUCK SHOW – Freightliner Trucks today announced several new value-added option packages specifically geared toward its M2 106 medium-duty trucks, featuring Allison’s new FuelSense product paired with the Cummins ISB6.7.

Tags: NTEA, Work Truck Show, Freightliner, Medium-Duty Trucks, Freightliner Trucks, Allison Transmission

March 5 2014 - Products

Isuzu Introduces New 2014 and 2015 N-Series Diesel Models

Isuzu

WORK TRUCK SHOW -- Isuzu Commercial Truck of America unveiled its lineup of 2014 and 2015 model year N-Series diesel models. The company also announced that it would extend its 24 Months/60,000 Miles Covered Maintenance Program to all the diesel models sold through June 30, 2014.

Tags: Isuzu, NTEA, Work Truck Show, Medium-Duty Trucks

March 5 2014 - Products

Telogis and GM Announce Partnership

Telogis, General Motors

WORK TRUCK SHOW -- Auto and commercial fleets using OnStar-equipped General Motors vehicles will be able to use Telogis’ location intelligence platform to collect data on vehicle and driver performance that can help reduce costs and improve safety, the companies announced March 5 at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Tags: NTEA, Work Truck Show, Telogis, General Motors, Telematics, Medium-Duty Trucks

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