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 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

February 18 2014 - Products

Michelin Adds XMulti Energy Z Tire for ‘Super Regional’ Applications

Michelin

Low-rolling-resistance steer-axle tire joins a drive-axle version introduced last year.

Tags: Michelin, Michelin Americas Truck Tires, Low-rolling Resistance, Regional Operations

February 11 2014 - Products

Anti-Idling System Introduced for Work Trucks

Idle Free Systems Inc., Maxwell Technologies Inc.

Designed specifically for the day cab or work truck market, the Work Truck No Idle Heat System from Idle Free Systems provides up to eight hours of interior cab heat with the truck engine turned off, eliminating unnecessary workday idling.

Tags: Maxwell Technologies, Idle Free Systems, Idle Reduction, ESM

February 7 2014 - Products

Continental Launches Conti EcoPlus HT3

Continental

Continental has announced that the Conti EcoPlus HT3 is set to launch this month in the North American markets. This new tire for the trailing axle from Continental Tire the Americas has been developed for maximum cost effectiveness, incorporating greater fuel efficiency, long service life and retreadability.

Tags: Continental, Tires

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 29 2014 - Products

Miller EnPak Produces More Air, Saves Fuel

Miller Electric Mfg. Inc.

A multi-function auxiliary power unit for work trucks has gotten more useful.

Tags: Work Trucks, APU, Welding Equipment

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