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Kentucky Trailer is installing tall versions of the Trailer Tail at its plant in Louisville.

March 29 2014 - Products

Kentucky Trailer to Offer Trailer Tail DropFrame Aero Fairings

ATDynamics

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- ATDynamics and Kentucky Trailer say they’ve formed a partnership to offer the DropFrame version of the TrailerTail as a standard order option on new trailer orders.

Tags: Trailers, ATDynamics, Aerodynamics, Kentucky Trailer, Trailer Fairings, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 28 2014 - Products

Electronic Air Processing Uses ABS’s Controller for Compressor, Meritor Wabco Says

Meritor Wabco

Software stored in an upgraded control module on Meritor Wabco’s anti-lock braking system replaces the compressor’s mechanical governor and more precisely operates the mechanism, saving up to 1% in fuel.

Tags: Fuel Economy, air compressor, Meritor Wabco, Mid-America Trucking Show, Electronic, Air Dryers

March 27 2014 - Products

Hendrickson Introduces OptiMaax Liftable Forward Tandem Axle System for 6x2

Hendrickson

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems introduced the of OptiMaax, a revolutionary new liftable forward tandem axle system with automated controls.

Tags: Hendrickson, Axles, 6X2, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 27 2014 - Products

Eaton Launches Fuller Advantage Series Transmission with Paccar

Eaton, Paccar, Kenworth, Peterbilt

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Eaton announced that an optimized version of its Fuller Advantage Series Automated 10-speed transmissions will be available on select Paccar trucks with the MX-13 engine in order to maximize fuel efficiency in linehaul applications.

Tags: Kenworth, Cummins, Paccar, Eaton, Peterbilt, Transmissions, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 27 2014 - Products

Peterbilt Adds Natural Gas Option to Models 579, 567

Peterbilt

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Cummins Westport ISX12 G and Quantum CNG tanks are key components of a gas-powered tractor displayed at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

Tags: Natural Gas, Peterbilt, Fuel Economy, Mid-America Trucking Show, CNG

 Conti EcoPlus HS3

March 26 2014 - Products

Continental Announces 3 New Tires

Continental

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Continental has rounded out its next generation of long haul, low rolling resistance EcoPlus truck tires by adding a new steer and all-position tire. The Conti EcoPlus HS3 offers a 10% reduction in rolling resistance as well as a 125 increase in mileage over the previous generation long haul steer tire.

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

March 26 2014 - Products

Peterbilt Announces EPIQ Fuel Efficiency Package for 579

Peterbilt

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- The new EPIQ package for the Model 579, which was introduced in 2012, provides a combination of technologies and components that allow customers to easily order and operate the most fuel efficient Model 579 available

Tags: Paccar, Peterbilt, Fuel Economy, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 26 2014 - Products

LinkeDrive Announces Driver Analytics Platform

LinkeDrive

LinkeDrive's new DATA platform gives fleets an option for managing fuel efficiency and safety

Tags: LinkeDrive, Fuel Economy, Information Technology

Kenworth T680<br />Photo: Evan Lockridge

March 26 2014 - Products

Kenworth T680 Advantage Improves Fuel Economy Up To 5%

Kenworth

MATS, LOUISVILLE – Kenworth is introducing its new Kenworth T680 Advantage. The Kenworth T680 Advantage – Kenworth’s new, most fuel-efficient truck – features a special factory-installed aerodynamic package along with the optimized powertrain combination of the Paccar MX-13 engine.

Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Mid-America Trucking Show, Aerodynamics, T680, Fuel Smarts

March 26 2014 - Products

Kenworth Announces Enhancements to Medium-Duty Cabovers

Kenworth

MATS, LOUISVILLE, KY -- Kenworth announced exterior and interior enhancements to its K270 and K370 models. Inside the cab, a new dash and gauge cluster provide more information than ever before to the driver.

Tags: Kenworth, Medium-Duty Trucks, Cabovers, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 26 2014 - Products

Idle Management System Comes to T680

Kenworth

Kenworth's factory-integrated, battery-powered Idle Management System reduces emissions with virtually no maintenance.

Tags: Kenworth, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 24 2014 - Products

Hankook to Launch Smart Flex DL12 Tire

Hankook Tire

Hankook Tire will launch its new Smart Flex DL12 Long/Regional Haul Drive position truck and bus radial tire for fleet customers at the Mid-America Trucking Show this week.

Tags: Hankook Tire America Corp., Tires, Mid-America Trucking Show, Tires and Wheels

March 24 2014 - Products

DriveLogik Offers Fuel Savings

DriveLogik

A new product called DriveLogik offers fleets a driver-focused fix that can deliver fuel savings of up to 10%, in addition to truck maintenance and other savings.

Tags: Fleet Management, Tracking, Information Technology, DriveLogik

March 20 2014 - Products

Quantum, ZHRO Moving Closer to Natural Gas Injection/Engine Conversion System

Quantum Fuel Systems

Delivery of pre-production units moves natural gas direct injection system technology one step closer to commercialization for the heavy-duty truck aftermarket.

Tags: Natural Gas, Aftermarket, Quantum Fuel Systems, CNG Conversions, CNG

March 16 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

March 11 2014 - Products

Go Power Reveals Pliable Solar Flex Panels

Go Power

WORK TRUCK SHOW -- Go Power unveiled its new Solar Flex solar panels to the industry for the first time at the 2014 NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Ind.

Tags: Solar Power, Go Power!

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 10 2014 - Products

Dometic Launches Blizzard Battery-Operated Air Conditioner for Trucks

Dometic

The new Dometic Split-System Blizzard 134a is a battery-operated auxiliary air conditioning unit for trucks.

Tags: Air Conditioning, Dometic Group, Idle Reduction

March 10 2014 - Products

Westport Unifies Dedicated and Bi-fuel Vehicles Brands Under Westport WiNG Power System

Westport Innovations Inc.

Westport Innovations has united its bi-fuel and dedicated natural gas fuel system products and body configurations for Ford vehicles under the Westport WiNG Power System product brand.

Tags: Ford, Bi-Fuel CNG, CNG, Westport Innovations, Consolidation, Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels

March 6 2014 - Products

Espar Airtronic NG Heater for Natural Gas-Powered Trucks Commercially Available

Espar

Espar North America has announced that the Airtronic NG Commercial, which is an air heater that burns compressed natural gas is now commercially available.

March 6 2014 - Products

Transtex Introduces Edge Trailer Skirts

Transtex

Transtex Composite announced the immediate availability of its new Edge trailer skirts. Edge trailer skirts come with an unconditional 15-­year warranty.

Tags: Trailers, Aerodynamics, Trailer Skirts, Transtex

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

Allison: New FuelSense Features Can Save Up to 20% in City Operations

Allison Transmission, Freightliner Trucks

WORK TRUCK SHOW -- Allison Transmission says a new series of FuelSense fuel-efficiency features can deliver 5% to 15% savings for certain truck applications compared to its current base-line fully automatic, “constant power” products. Freightliner says it will be the first OEM in North America to release FuelSense in medium-duty trucks late this year.

Tags: NTEA, Work Truck Show, Transmissions, Allison Transmission

March 5 2014 - Products

APG and VFG Energy Announce Leasing Program For APG Dual Fuel Conversions

APG, VFG Energy

American Power Group Corp. announced a new leasing program for APG dual fuel conversions and related natural gas tank systems that will be offered by Vision Financial Group Inc. through its specialty unit VFG Energy Leasing and Finance.

Tags: Natural Gas, APG, Vision Finance Group, Dual Fuel Conversions

February 18 2014 - Products

‘PowerCube Slim’ APU Fits In Tight Frame-Rail Space

Perrin Manufacturing

Perrin Manufacturing says it has a new, more compact version of its PowerCube auxiliary power unit that fits the mounting space requirements of the majority of North American sleeper-cab tractors. The more compact APU is 19.5 inches wide, but packs the same HVAC power of its predecessor.

Tags: APU, Idle Reduction

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