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March 4 2014 - Products

Meritor Expands Suspension Warranty Eligibility for Curbing Damage

Meritor

Meritor Inc. has increased the warranty coverage for RideSentry MPA38 and MPA40 suspensions to now include damage to the slider box caused by sudden, accidental impact with a curb or similar fixed object.

Tags: Warranty, Meritor, Suspensions, RideSentry

March 4 2014 - Products

Kenworth Adds Bendix Front and Rear Air Disc Brakes As Option for T370

Kenworth, Bendix

Kenworth Truck Company announced that factory-installed Bendix ADB22X front and rear air disc brakes are now available for new Kenworth T370 medium-duty conventional trucks.

Tags: Kenworth, Bendix, Air Disc Brake

March 4 2014 - Products

Meritor Increases Permalube RPL Driveline Warranty Coverage

Meritor

Meritor Inc. has extended the warranty eligibility for Permalube RPL drivelines to 5 years/500,000 miles from the previous 4 years/400,000 miles for model year 2015 linehaul vehicles.

Tags: Warranty, Meritor, Drivelines

March 3 2014 - Products

Optronics Introduces Combo Lamp with Integrated Stop, Tail, Turn and Backup Functions

Optronics

WORK TRUCK SHOW -- Optronics International is unveiling its new STL68 Combo Lamp at the 2014 NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. The 9-inch oval combination LED stop, tail, turn and backup lamp easily mounts to the surface of a vehicle, and at only half an inch thick, has the low profile of a through-hole-mounted lamp.

Tags: NTEA, Work Truck Show, Optronics, LEDs, LED Lighting, Lighting

March 3 2014 - Products

Godwin Chooses Hendrickson Lift Axles

Hendrickson Specialty Products, Godwin Group Corp.

Truck Equipment maker the Godwin Group is phasing out the Page brand of suspensions and has named Hendrickson Auxiliary Axle Systems its primary lift axle suspension supplier.

Tags: Hendrickson, Axles, The Godwin Group

March 3 2014 - Products

Meritor Launches P600 Series Heavy-Haul Planetary Axles

Meritor

Meritor Inc. announced the introduction of the P600 Series planetary axles, including the P610 and P614. These two planetary axles are engineered for heavy-haul, oil field, logging and mining applications globally and are ready for production.

Tags: Meritor, Axles

March 3 2014 - Products

Beall Petroleum and Dry Bulk Tank Trailers Being Produced in the Midwest

Beall Trailers

Beall Trailers, part of Wabash National Corporation’s Walker Group division, announced it has started manufacturing its 406 petroleum and dry bulk tank trailer models at Walker Group manufacturing facilities in Fond du Lac and New Lisbon, Wis., in addition to its Portland, Ore., location.

Tags: Expansion, Wabash National, Beall Trailers

February 27 2014 - Products

TireStamp Adds Intelligence to TPMS Alerting

TireStamp Inc

TireStamp Inc. has added a higher level of intelligence to each of its TireVigil TPMS products. This new concept, branded as IntellAlerting, provides visibility of tire problems when they are occurring as well as when they are being corrected. It sends tire alerts only to personnel who can actually take action based on a vehicle’s location and operating status.

Tags: TPMS, Tires, Wheels, TireStamp

February 25 2014 - Products

Kalmar Used Dealer, Customer Ideas for New T2 Terminal Tractor

Kalmar Ottawa Trucks

Kalmar Ottawa Trucks says it has extensively redesigned its terminal tractor, resulting in a new Ottawa T2 model with a strengthened chassis, smoother styling, an advanced cab interior and easier serviceability.

Tags: Yard Tractors, Kalmar

February 5 2014 - Products

EPA Rates Ram 1500 EcoDiesel at 28 Mpg Highway, Chrysler Says

Chrysler

Chrysler Group says its EcoDiesel-powered 2014 Ram 1500 has earned a 28-mile-per-gallon rating from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the best highway-cycle test result ever achieved by a full-size, half-ton pickup, according to the company. Its combined city-highway rating is 23 mpg.

Tags: Chrysler, Ram, Ram 1500, EcoDiesel

January 14 2014 - Products

GM Hopes New Canyon/Colorado Revives Midsize Pickups

General Motors

General Motors’ 2015-model Canyon and Colorado pickups buck a trend away from midsize and compact pickups in North America. Ford and Chrysler abandoned the midsize pickup segment, but GM believes there are still healthy sales to be gotten with modern products.

Tags: GMC Canyon, Chevrolet Colorado, General Motors, Light-Duty Trucks

January 14 2014 - Products

Ford’s 2015 Pickup Already Dubbed ‘Aluminum F-150’

Ford Motor Co.

Extensive use of aluminum and high-strength steel in Ford's new F-150 pickup saves 700 pounds over Ford's current full-size pickup.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Lightweighting, Light-Duty Trucks

January 13 2014 - Products

Navistar Launches Truck Configurators For International ProStar, DuraStar, TerraStar

Navistar

Navistar International Corp. announced the availability of its new, re-designed online truck configurators for International ProStar, DuraStar, and TerraStar models on Internationaltrucks.com. The configurators allow customers to virtually design, build and customize their International Truck’s cab, exterior, interior, powertrain and more.

Tags: Information Technology, Navistar

December 23 2013 - Products

Navistar Releases First International DuraStar Vehicles To Market With Cummins ISB Engines

Navistar

Navistar Inc. announced that it has started customer shipments of its first International DuraStar vehicles with the Cummins ISB 6.7-liter engine. The first units were released from the company's Escobedo, Mexico assembly plant.

Tags: Cummins, Navistar, Engines, Medium-Duty Trucks

December 20 2013 - Products

Kenworth T680 52-inch Mid-Roof Sleeper Available with Optional Upper Bunk

Kenworth

Kenworth has enhanced its 52-inch mid-roof sleeper offering with the addition of an optional upper bunk and aerodynamic roof fairing for the Kenworth T680.

Tags: Kenworth, Aerodynamics, Sleepercab

Carrier’s EES for its Tier 4 compliant units cuts exhaust particulates and NOx, so has been conditionally verified by the California Air Resources Board.

December 10 2013 - Equipment

Carrier’s Exhaust Emissions System Gets CARB Conditional Approval

Carrier Transicold

Carrier Transicold's engine emissions system (EES), capable of reducing particulate matter from reefer unit exhaust by more than 98%, has received conditional verification from the California Air Resources Board.

Tags: CARB, Diesel Emissions, Carrier Transicold, engine emissions system

December 9 2013 - Products

Zenith Electric Van Claims High Operating Savings

Zenith Motors

A recently developed product from a recently formed company is an electric-drive van, with shuttle-bus versions now in production and cargo vans available. It’s called the Zenith 350 for its 3,500-pound payload capacity.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Zenith Motors, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Ram ProMaster

December 6 2013 - Equipment

Kenworth Makes Bendix Front Air Disc Brakes Standard on Class 8 Trucks

Kenworth Truck Company

Kenworth has announced it will make Bendix ADB22X front air disc brakes standard on its Class 8 tractors and trucks.

Tags: Kenworth, Bendix, Disc Brakes, Brakes, Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake, Air Disc Brake

December 4 2013 - Products

Autocar Offers CNG Version of Class 7 Xpert Refuse Truck

Autocar

Autocar Industries introduced a natural gas version of its Class 7 cabover Xpert refuse truck at a alternative-fuel symposium in late November. The "baby 8" Xpert ACMD is now available with the Cummins Westport CNG/LNG engine.

Tags: Class 7, Refuse Trucks, Autocar

December 2 2013 - Products

Bridgestone Launches Tire for Auto Haulers

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions

Bridgestone's new M749 Drive Radial Tire is the first tire Bridgestone has designed specifically for long- and regional-haul auto-haul transportation vehicles in the U.S. and Canadian market.

Tags: Bridgestone, Tires, Auto Haulers

The Fiat Doblo is a compact van sold in Europe, Asia and South America. The North American version will have modified styling and engines preferred by users here, Ram says.

December 2 2013 - Products

Small ProMaster Van Coming from Ram Commercial

Ram Commercial

The Ram Commercial Truck division today confirmed that it will offer a new small cargo and passenger van for North America next year, a move the organization has hinted at for several years.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Ram, Ram ProMaster City

November 26 2013 - Products

Marangoni Announces Intermodal Product Line

Marangoni

Marangoni Tread North America announced a new addition to its conventional precured line of retreads, aimed at the intermodal market and designed to stand up to ozone and other extreme conditions.

Tags: Tires, Intermodal, Marangoni

November 26 2013 - Products

Carrier’s Vector 8600MT Multi-Temp Reefer Has ‘Smart’ Remote Evaporators

Carrier Transicold

Carrier Transicold says its multi-temperature Vector 8600MT trailer refrigeration unit is now available with “smart” remote evaporators for easy installation along with improved reliability and operational efficiencies. Like other Vectors, the 8600MT is a diesel-electric “hybrid” and uses no drive belts.

Tags: Trailers, Reefers, Carrier Transicold, Refrigeration units

November 19 2013 - Products

Accuride Introduces New Steel Wheel Coating Technology

Accuride

Truck wheel manufacturer Accuride Tuesday introduced Steel Armor, a new advance in corrosion-fighting coating technology for commercial vehicle steel wheels.

Tags: Corrosion, Wheels, Accuride

November 19 2013 - Products

TransiTank Turns Vans into Tankers, 2 Firms Say

TransiTank

Van trailers can become tankers with a new bulk liquid transport system announced by two Texas companies who say that it will increase trucking and intermodal backhauls and lower shipping costs.

Tags: Trailer, Tanker, TTS, TransiTank, LemcoStar, Trailers

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