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March 2 2017 - Products

Wabco Boat Tail Deploys Automatically

Wabco

The first new product has emerged in the wake of Wabco’s purchase of Laydon Composites, and it comes in the form of a self-deploying trailer boat tail tested to improve fuel economy by up to 4.3% at highway speeds.

Tags: Aerodynamics, Wabco, Technology & Maintenance Council, Trailer Aerodynamics

February 28 2017 - Equipment

Stoughton Trailers Premieres New Dry Van Design Features

Stoughton

Stoughton's dry van redesign will reduce fleets' maintenance burden and parts inventories by commonizing and standardizing many components so they can be easily interchanged between the Z-Plate and the aluminum Sheet & Post body styles.

Tags: Stoughton Trailers, Trailers, Dry Vans, Technology & Maintenance Council

February 26 2017 - Products

Dana Debuts Rhombus Tire Management System

Dana

Dana's new Rhombus Tire Management is the company's first new product reflecting its transition to a more digitally focused company.

Tags: Dana Spicer, Maintenance, Telematics, Axles, Technology & Maintenance Council, Tires, Big Data

February 17 2015 - Products

Larger, Lighter But Stronger MTec6 Trailer Axle Coming from Meritor

Meritor

Meritor has developed a larger trailer axle said to be stronger but lighter than its current 5-inch-diameter tube-type product. The MTec6 experiences less bending at the wheel end and better tire wear, and cuts out 40 pounds of material.

Tags: Technology & Maintenance Council, Axles, Meritor, Tires, Lightweighting

February 17 2015 - Products

New Lube Filter for ISX15 Addresses Changes in Engine Design and Oils

Cummins Filtration

Cummins Filtration says its new Fleetguard lube filter is the first to use a patented nanotechnology based synthetic media originally developed for fuel filters.

Tags: Filters, Cummins Filtration, Technology & Maintenance Council, Engine Oils, Oil Filters, Cummins ISX15, PC-11

February 16 2015 - Products

Dana Delivers Web-Based Training to Clarify Downspeeding

Dana Holding Corp.

Dana's new online course will delve into the basic principles, benefits, and challenges associated with engine downspeeding. It also provides a one-stop source for key drivetrain system knowledge, individual component specifications, literature, videos, images, service bulletins, and parts books.

Tags: Dana Holding Corp., Downspeed, Technology & Maintenance Council, Vehicle Spec'ing, Drivetrains, Fuel Efficiency

February 16 2015 - Products

Bose Ride System II Delivers New Features, More Functionality

Bose Ride Systems

Adjustable seat settings will help drivers who are accustomed to the firmer feel of an air ride seat will find the Bose II seats easier to get used to.

Tags: Driver Safety, Driver Health, Driver Retention, Bose, Technology & Maintenance Council, Seats, Ergonomics

February 15 2015 - Products

Optronics LED Lamps Impervious to Damage, Resistant to Theft

Optronics International

SuperLamps are waterproof and highly resistant to contaminants, while LampLock fixtures cannot be removed without destroying them, making them useless to a thief.

Tags: Theft, Intermodal Chassis, LED Lighting, Optronics International, Technology & Maintenance Council, Lighting

February 15 2015 - Products

Converter Dolly Automatically Closes Gap

Silver Eagle Mfg.

The large gap between combination trailers can now be decreased at highway speeds to reduce aerodynamic drag and save fuel with Silver Eagle Manufacturing’s T-Dolly.

Tags: Trailers, Silver Eagle Mfg., Converter Dollies, Double Trailers, Fuel Economy, Technology & Maintenance Council

February 15 2015 - Products

More Strength, Efficiency in Capacity’s Sabre Terminal Tractor

Capacity Trucks

Sabre features include a 13% stronger main frame, a lower skid ramp to more easily pick up low-nosed trailers, 30% faster actuation of the fifth-wheel boom, easily replaceable parts, and a more comfortable cab.

Tags: Capacity, Terminal Tractors, Technology & Maintenance Council

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