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May 21 2013 - Products

Amsoil Introduces Synthetic Fifth Wheel Grease

Amsoil

Amsoil introduces its Synthetic Fifth-Wheel Grease, which is engineered to provide protection for, and improve performance of, fifth-wheel hitches operating in trucking and trailer applications.

Tags: Trailers, AMSOIL, trailering, Fifth Wheels

May 21 2013 - Products

Cummins Details 2013 Engine Lineup for the Refuse Market

Cummins Inc.

The company said it is offering a complete range of clean diesel and natural gas engines. For all of its existing base engines, the company said it improved fuel economy by up to 2 percent for 2013.

Tags: Cummins, Natural Gas Engines, Cummins ISX12, Cummins ISX12 G, Cummins ISL9, Cummins ISL G, Clean Diesel Vehicles

The Mack mRIDE spring suspension.

May 21 2013 - Products

Mack Rolls Out New Spring Suspension for TerraPro

Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks has introduced the mRIDE spring suspension for its TerraPro refuse model truck during Waste Expo 2013 in New Orleans.

Tags: Mack Trucks, Mack TerraPro

G572A LHD Fuel Max

April 23 2013 - Products

Goodyear Enhances Three Tire Lines

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

Goodyear's G399A LHS Fuel Max, the G572A LHD Fuel Max, and the G392A SSD with DuraSeal + Fuel Max wide-base tire have been improved to help deliver reduced rolling resistance for better fuel efficiency, as well as long miles to removal.

Tags: Tires, MPG, Goodyear

April 18 2013 - Products

New Platform Improves Deliveries in Confined Spaces

Bustin, a division of R·O·M Corp.

Bustin has introduced a sturdy, compact platform and step system that can be mounted on existing equipment. The 28-inch-deep Slide & Go Space Saver Platform fits most truck bodies, including flatbed trailers and vocational trucks.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Trailers, Truck Bodies

April 8 2013 - Products

Hendrickson's Vocational Truck Suspension Selector

Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems

Hendrickson's new online Vocational Truck Suspension Selector Tool lets you get Hendrickson’s rear suspension recommendations for vocational and severe-service applications.

Tags: Spec'ing, Suspensions, Hendrickson

March 27 2013 - Products

Allison TC-10 Goes Into Production, Offers Better Fuel Economy

Allison Transmission

LOUISVILLE -- Allison Transmission says its previously introduced TC10 truck transmission, which was shown off during Mid-America Trucking Show last week as the product has recently gone into production, gets improved fuel economy over current manual and automated manual transmissions.

Tags: Transmissions, Allison Transmission, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 25 2013 - Products

Trail King Introduces Continuous Belt Ag Trailer

Trail King

LOUISVILLE -- Trail King announced its Continuous Belt Super Hi-Lite Rolled Side Ag Trailer (ASHR-C) at the Mid-America Trucking Show last week.

Tags: Trail King, Trailers

The new Roadmaster RM234 offers truckers a premium option to Cooper Tire's RM185.

March 25 2013 - Products

Cooper Introduces RM234 All-position Truck Tire

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. showcased its new Roadmaster premium regional all-position commercial tire at last week’s Mid-America Trucking Show. It’s set to be available in May.

Tags: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Tires, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 25 2013 - Products

Mack Boosts MP8 Power, Launches Light-weight Suspensions

Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks has released a new power option for the 13-liter MP8 engine, boosting it to 505 horsepower and 1,860 lb ft in certain applications. As well, Mack unveiled two new suspension designs including one that weighs about 400 pounds less than competitive models.

Tags: Mack, MP8, Pinnacle

March 25 2013 - Products

Dual Fuel Glider Offers Another Path to Natural Gas Transition

American Power Group

American Power Group has partnered with Fitzgerald Glider Kits and the WheelTime Network to offer what it says is the nation’s first natural gas dual fuel glider.

Tags: Natural Gas, WheelTime Network, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Glider Kits

ZMD air springs integrate the damping function traditionally performed by the shock within the air spring itself by exchanging pressurized air through channels interconnecting the bellows and piston of this patent-pending air spring.

March 22 2013 - Products

Hendrickson Introduces “Shockless” Air Suspension: ZMD Ride Technology

Hendrickson

Hendrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems launched Zero-Maintenance Damping ride technology at a MATS press event, and the technology is available exclusively through Hendrickson beginning the first quarter of 2013.

Tags: Hendrickson, VanTraxx, Trailer suspension, Suspensions

Available initially in capacities of 46,000, 52,000 and 60,000 pounds, UltiMaax is approved for vocational and severe-duty applications.

March 22 2013 - Products

Hendrickson Launches UltiMaax Advanced Severe-Duty Rubber Suspension

Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems

Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems officials announced the introduction of UltiMaax, the next generation in severe-duty rubber suspensions to the North and South American markets.

Tags: Suspensions, Hendrickson, ULTIMAAX

March 21 2013 - Products

Econodyne+ Gives Higher Torque While Climbing Hills, Mack Says

Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks has introduced the newest generation of its Econodyne family, the MP8 Econodyne+, a powerful engine ideal for on-highway customers who require additional muscle to move their loads.

Tags: Mack, Engines, Mid-America Trucking Show

New Model 567 vocational trucks from Peterbilt.

March 21 2013 - Products

Peterbilt Debuts New Vocational Truck, Interiors, Sleepers, More

Peterbilt

LOUISVILLE -- Peterbilt made a slew of announcements Wednesday at the Mid-America Trucking Show, including a new version of one of its highway tractors and a new vocational model.

Kenworth&#39;s newest vocational model, the T880, unveiled in Louisville, KY yesterday.<br /><br />

March 21 2013 - Products

Kenworth Launches T880 Vocational Truck, Adds Regional T680

Kenworth

Kenworth today unveiled its latest vocational model, the T880. Numerically, the T880 is the next generation of the venerable T800, but Kenworth has no immediate plans to retire that workhorse.

Tags: Kenworth, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 20 2013 - Products

Continental Tire Ready To Up The Ante With Expansion and New Offerings

Continental Tire

Continental says it's ready to grasp more of the world’s tire market for both commercial trucks as well as passenger vehicles.

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

March 20 2013 - Products

Wabco Moves On Truck Stability Control, Anticipating Federal Mandate

Wabco

Wabco on Wednesday showcased hydraulic anti-lock braking system with integrated ESCsmart electronic stability control at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

Tags: Brakes, Light & Medium, Mid-America Trucking Show, Wabco

March 20 2013 - Products

Fuel-Saving Turbo Technologies Highlighted at Truck Show

Cummins Turbo Technologies

Cummins Turbo Technologies is showing off a suite of near-market and future solutions that it says can improve the fuel efficiency of any modern diesel engine by at least 6%, at the Mid-America Trucking Show this week.

Cummins Turbo Technologies Waste Heat Expander

March 20 2013 - Products

Fuel-Saving Turbo Technologies Highlighted at Truck Show

Cummins Turbo Technologies

Cummins Turbo Technologies is showing off a suite of near-market and future solutions that it says can improve the fuel efficiency of any modern diesel engine by at least 6%, at the Mid-America Trucking Show this week.

Tags: Cummins, Fuel Economy, Engines, Turbochargers

The BlizzardLT with Johnson&#39;s all-electric refrigeration technology is the choice for Family Tree Produce of Southern California, because of its thermal efficiency, and smooth, rivet-free walls for ease of cleaning, maintenance, and applying graphics.

March 20 2013 - Products

Johnson to Display a New, Standard Body Mix at Louisville Show

Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies

Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies says it will introduce a new standard product mix this week at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

Tags: Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies, Truck Bodies, Light & Medium, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 13 2013 - Products

ConMet Introduces Bearings

ConMet

Consolidated Metco is announcing that it has now developed its own line of premium bearings.

Tags: ConMet, bearins

March 11 2013 - Products

Bendix Trailer Information Module Offers Access to Trailer Data

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems

Bendix says its new Trailer Information Module is an easy-to-use stand-alone system that offers comprehensive access to key trailer data.

Tags: Trailers, TMC, Bendix, Diagnostics, ABS, Shop Tools

March 11 2013 - Products

Bendix Makes Tire Inflation Info Available Via Web

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems

The SmarTire tire pressure monitoring system from Bendix now offers trailer wheel-end monitoring and integration with Bendix’s SafetyDirect system, allowing fleet managers to view tire pressure or temperature information remotely.

Tags: safety, TPMS, Tires, Bendix, telematics, TMC

March 11 2013 - Products

Dana Has New Lightweight Tandem, Stronger Drive Shafts

Dana Holding Corp

Dana Sunday introduced a new tandem rear axle product and stronger drive- and inter-axle shafts, and said certain axles are now available on Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks. Executives described the products the day before TMC’s annual meeting opened in Nashville, Tenn.

Tags: Kenworth, Peterbilt, Dana, TMC, Axles, Spicer

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