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November 15 2013 - Products

Mobile Awareness Marries MobileTraq, TireStat for Advanced TPMS

Mobile Awareness LLC

MobileTraq Vue gets tire pressure management capability.

Tags: Mobile Awareness, MobileTraq, TireStat

November 6 2013 - Products

Omnitracs Launches New Applications for Proactive Tire Maintenance

Omnitracs

Omnitracs now offers Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPM) and Trailer Tire Inflation Alerts (TTIA) applications, both of which provide fleets with tools for proactive tire maintenance.

Tags: Telematics, Information Technology, Tires, Omnitracs, ATA2013

November 4 2013 - Products

Cheater Wrench Makes Easy Work of Tightly Torqued Wheel Nuts

DT Industries

The Cheater Wrench from DT Industries allows anyone driving a truck or other heavy-duty vehicle to remove their lug nuts and change their own tires. The Cheater Wrench is a torque-multiplying tool with a 78:1 turn ratio, making it easy to overcome the recommended 500 or so foot-pounds to which wheel lug nuts are supposed to be tightened.

Tags: Cheater Wrench, DT Industries, Tires

October 29 2013 - Products

New Patent Pending IPDSteel Two Piece Friction Welded Piston

IPD

IPD, an aftermarket provider of engine components for heavy-duty diesel and natural gas powered engines, announced a new patent-pending piston design for the aftermarket. This new IPDSteel piston design uses precision friction welding to create an aftermarket alternative to similar newer model engine piston designs that are currently only available from original equipment manufacturers.

Tags: IPD, Piston, Engines, Aftermarket, Natural Gas

October 24 2013 - Products

Goodyear Launches Smart Fleet Program For Owner-Operators Through Mid-Size Fleets

Goodyear

Owner-operators through mid-size fleets now have full access to the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company’s new Smart Fleet program.

Tags: Goodyear, Tires

October 23 2013 - Products

Master Fleet Launches Commercial Fleet Management Program

Master Fleet

Master Fleet, Green Bay, Wisc. announced service offerings for partial to full outsourcing of fleet maintenance during the American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Fla.

Tags: Maintenance, Fleets, ATA2013

October 20 2013 - Products

Navistar OnCommand Connection Remote Diagnostics System to Debut in 2014

Navistar

Navistar demonstrated its new OnCommand Connection remote diagnostics system at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference and Exhibition. Navistar says it's the first single remote diagnostics portal to use an open architecture system with fleets’ existing telematics providers.

Tags: Telematics, Navistar, Diagnostics, ATA2013

October 20 2013 - Products

Michelin Launching OnCall 2.0, Offering More Than Emergency Tire Service

Michelin Truck Tires

Michelin Truck Tires announced on Sunday at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Fla., the launch of OnCall 2.0, an expansion of its OnCall emergency road service.

Tags: Michelin, breakdowns, ATA2013, Tires

September 23 2013 - Products

Harbor Truck Bodies Offers Bolt Key Technology

Harbor Truck Bodies

Harbor Truck Bodies has partnered with Apex OEM Inc. and Strattec Security Corp. to provide Bolt one-key lock technology on its service bodies.

Tags: Bolt Lock, Harbor Truck Bodies

September 17 2013 - Products

Bendix Expands On-line Brake School Curriculum

Bendix

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems has expanded its curriculum at the Bendix On-Line Brake School. Since opening access to its knowledge database and technical resources in March, Bendix continues to add a wide range of new or updated courses to its curriculum covering all aspects of electronics and air brake maintenance.

Tags: Bendix, Technician Training, Brakes

September 11 2013 - Products

Bendix Launches New Aftermarket Friction Lines

Bendix

Bendix will soon introduce a new three-level aftermarket friction portfolio. The three performance levels are Bendix Basic Friction, Bendix Advanced Friction, and Bendix OE Friction.

Tags: Bendix, Aftermarket, Brakes

September 9 2013 - Products

New Line of Luber-finer Cabin Air Filters

Fram Filtration

Fram Filtration recently released a new line of Luber-finer Extreme Clean HD Premium Cabin Air Filters, designed to remove contaminants and odors from the cabin air of Class 6, 7 & 8 heavy-duty trucks.

Tags: Luber-finer, Air Filter, Fram Filtration, Filters

September 5 2013 - Products

Esco Introduces Tire Runout Gauge

Esco

Esco has introduced a Tire Runout Gauge (Part Number 40700) that measures both radial and lateral tire runout conditions. The use of this tool can help eliminate irregular tire wear, ride vibration and lengthens the life of tires.

Tags: Tires, In the Shop, Esco

August 28 2013 - Products

SAF-Holland Aftermarket Now Offers Gabriel Shock Absorbers

SAF-Holland

SAF-Holland will be offering the entire heavy-duty line of Gabriel shock absorbers through its aftermarket distributors and dealers in North America.

Tags: Gabriel, SAF-Holland, Trailer suspension, Truck suspension

August 27 2013 - Products

HDA Truck Pride Partners with Bendix for Training

Bendix

HDA Truck Pride has partnered with Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems to deliver a comprehensive, customized technical training program to the HDA Truck Pride network.

Tags: Bendix, Technician Training, Brakes, HDA Truck Pride

August 22 2013 - Products

Phillips Permalite XB Interior Lamp for Trailers Is Now 30% Brighter

Phillips Industries

Phillips Industries has increased the brightness of its Permalite XB interior trailer dome lamp by 30%, which makes the entire trailer interior well lit with contents clearly visible, increasing efficiency in loading and unloading operations.

Tags: Trailers, Lights, Phillips Industries

August 19 2013 - Products

BettsHD Introduces Smooth Stainless Steel Fenders

BettsHD

BettsHD launched its new line of Smooth Stainless Steel Fenders for heavy-duty tractor-trailer applications. Made from bright 16 gauge stainless steel for durability, BettsHD Smooth Stainless Steel Fenders provide a smooth design finish.

Tags: Fenders, Betts Company

August 13 2013 - Products

Penray Introduces Glass Cleaner

Penray Companies Inc.

The Penray Companies Inc. introduced Penray Plus professional-grade glass cleaner that is designed specifically for vehicle windows. Most glass cleaning products on the market are ammonia-based, and are designed either for household use or as multi-purpose cleaners.

Tags: Penray, Glass cleaner

August 13 2013 - Products

Alliance Truck Parts Launches New Coolant/Antifreeze Products

Alliance Truck Parts

Alliance Truck Parts added Nitrite-free Organic Additive Technology and Nitrited Organic Additive Technology extended life coolant/antifreeze products to its coolant line.

Tags: Coolant, Antifreeze, Alliance Truck Parts

July 22 2013 - Products

Bosch Long Haul Starters Replace OE Versions

Robert Bosch LLC

Bosch's new Long Haul 12-volt starters are designed to outperform and outlast their OE counterparts on most heavy-duty commercial vehicles, according to the company.

Tags: Bosch, Starters, Battery-Electric Vehicles

July 18 2013 - Products

GT Radial GSL213FS Steer Tire Now Available in 16 Ply Rating

Giti Tire USA

A new 16 ply rating version of the SmartWay-verified GT Radial GSL213FS (low profile size 295/75R22.5) long haul steer tire is being introduced in North America for the increasing number of tractors with higher front end axles and GVW (gross vehicle weight).

Tags: Tires, Giti TIre USA

July 11 2013 - Products

Gunite Introduces Silver Lightweight Brake Drum

Accuride Corp.

Accuride's new Gunute Silver Lightweight Brake Drum offers an affordable alternative to lightweight “steel shell” drums with improved performance, according to the company.

Tags: Gunite, Aftermarket, Brakes, Accuride

July 3 2013 - Products

Adapter Brackets for Grote MicroNova Dot LED Clearance/Markers

Grote

Grote has added to its library of adapter brackets to provide an easy and inexpensive way to upgrade a vehicle equipped with older, less efficient 2-inch and 2 1/2-inch incandescent clearance/markers.

Tags: Grote, LED Lighting, Lighting

July 1 2013 - Products

Stertil-Koni Introduces Three Additions to 2-Post Series Freedom Lift

Stertil-Koni

Stertil-Koni announced the introduction of three additional models of heavy duty 2-post lifts in its new Freedom Lift series.

Tags: Aftermarket, Steril-Koni

June 6 2013 - Products

Mitchell 1 Launches Online Truck Product Training Center

Mitchell 1

Mitchell 1 has launched a new online Truck Product Training Center offering weekly training sessions for the company’s truck repair information and truck labor estimating products.

Tags: Mitchell 1, Education, Technician Training

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