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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

October 29 2014 - Products

Meritor Fuel-Efficient Axle to be Used for 6x2 Configurations

Meritor

Meritor's 17X EVO axle for linehaul applications, originally designed for 4x2 applications in Europe, will be introduced in North America for the 6x2 segment.

Tags: Fuel Economy, Meritor, Axles, Global, 6x2

October 21 2014 - Products

Jost Selling Edbro Hydraulic Cylinders

Jost International

Jost International has added Edbro brand hydraulic cylinders to the company’s range of products.

Tags: Jost International, Trailers, Aftermarket, Dump Trucks

The Orbcomm chassis tracking system combines the company’s GT 1100 tracking device with its PS 100 proximity sensor to provide operators with chassis location, load status and other information. (Photo courtesy of Orbcomm.)

October 10 2014 - Products

Orbcomm Introduces Chassis Tracking Product

Orbcomm

A new chassis tracking system was introduced by Orbcomm, Rochelle Park, N.J., this week during the American Trucking Associations' annual conference in San Diego.

Tags: Fleet Management, Orbcomm, Asset Tracking, ATA MC&E, Intermodal Chassis, Intermodal

Photo by Evan Lockridge

October 6 2014 - Products

Meritor Adds Drivelines for Heavy Service Fleets

Meritor

SAN DIEGO -- Meritor is adding the RPL35 and RPL35SD drivelines to its Permalube RPL family of truck drivelines designed for heavy service applications.

Tags: Meritor, Drivelines, Downspeed, ATA MC&E

September 25 2014 - Products

TRW’s New Steering Systems Improve Control and Efficiency

TRW

TRW’s new steering technologies, ReAX and ActivMode, are designed to improve control and stability in power steering and reduce power consumption in commercial vehicles.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, IAA, TRW Automotive, Steering System

September 25 2014 - Products

New TRW Torsion Rod Design 30% Lighter

TRW

TRW’s new lightweight radius torsion rod for trucks is up to 30% lighter and has been optimized for vehicle manufacturers.

Tags: IAA, TRW Automotive, Lightweighting

September 24 2014 - Products

Skygo Dual Fuel System Approved By EPA

Skygo Fuel Systems

The Skygo duel fuel conversion system for Cummins ISX engines has been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection agency.

Tags: Natural Gas, EPA, Dual Fuel System, Skygo Fuel Systems, Engines

September 23 2014 - Products

SAF Holland Expands CBX Series Suspension Axle Systems

SAF Holland

SAF Holland is expanding its offering of CBX Series air suspension and axle systems for trailers with the new CBX46 and CBX50 suspensions.

Tags: Axles, SAF Holland, Trailer Suspensions

September 15 2014 - Products

Weather Guard Packages Made for Ford Transit Van

Weather Guard

Weather Guard is now making storage packages specifically for Ford’s 2015 Transit vans, designed for a variety of industry trades including electrical, mechanical and plumbing.

Tags: Weather Guard, Ford Transit, Van Shelving, Cargo Vans, Work Trucks

September 8 2014 - Products

Mack Adds More Efficient Powertrain

Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks released its latest integrated powertrain option, the Mack MP7 204 Super Econodyne with improved fuel efficiency.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Mack Trucks, Powertrains

September 5 2014 - Products

Ridewell Announces New Lightweight Trailer Suspensions

Ridewell Suspensions

Ridewell Suspensions is adding a series of 13,200-pound-capacity trailer suspensions to its RSS-233 product line, designed to reduce weight without sacrificing overall durability.

Tags: Lightweight Materials, Ridewell, Trailer Suspensions, Suspensions, Trailers

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