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This Alkane prototype heavy tractor has a Cummins ISX12 G and Eaton UltraShift transmission. Its LNG system might be changed to easier-to-handle CNG. Photo: Alkane

August 5 2014 - Industry News

Chinese Gliders Are Platforms for New American Class 7-8 Trucks

Alkane Truck Co. will install domestic propane and natural gas engines and fuel systems, and automatic or automated manual transmissions in Daimler Foton chassis for sale in the U.S.

Tags: Propane Autogas, Alternative Fuels, Natural Gas, Cabovers, Alkane Truck Company, Class 7, Class 8

August 5 2014 - Products

Optronics Redesigns, Cuts Costs of GloLight Lamps

Optronics International announced that its newest GloLight LED stop/tail/turn lamps will be smaller and less expensive.

Tags: Optronics, LEDs, Lighting

As payload increases, bolster springs compress and engage the progressive load spring. Photo via Hendrickson

August 5 2014 - Products

Hendrickson Introduces Progressive Load Spring

Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems introduced the Progressive Load Spring for Haulmaax vocational rear suspension system.

Tags: Hendrickson, Suspensions

August 4 2014 - Products

Air Lift Adds Load Support Kits for Dodge Ram 2500

Air Lift Company is offering two new load support solutions for the redesigned suspension system on the 2014 Dodge Ram 2500.

Tags: Michigan, Air Lift Company

Peterbilt's online configurator allows customers to see what model they create. Photo via Peterbilt

August 1 2014 - Industry News

Peterbilt Customers Can Customize Trucks Online

Peterbilt is offering its customers the chance to customize their own Model 579 through an online truck configurator.

Tags: Peterbilt, Custom Products, Class 8

(L to R) Chris Helsel, director, retread, Goodyear; Doug Whittington, director of commercial tire sales, Goodyear; John Daniels, executive vice president, Daniels Tire; Doug Daniels Jr., president, Daniels Tire; Doug Daniels Sr., chairman, Daniels Tire; and Phillip Kane, vice president, Goodyear Commercial Tire  Systems. Photo courtesy of Goodyear

July 31 2014 - Industry News

Daniels Tire Service Celebrates 75 Years with Goodyear

Daniels Tired Service, a 14-location commercial, consumer and OTR tire dealership is celebrating 75 years as a Goodyear Tire and Rubber customer.

Tags: Goodyear, California, Tires, Company Anniversaries, Dealers

The 114SD, built on Freightliner’s severe-duty platform, now offers 12-liter natural gas power. Photo: Freightliner

July 30 2014 - Industry News

Freightliner Adds 12-Liter Natural Gas Power to 114SD Severe-Duty Model

The increased output of the Cummins-Westport ISX12 G will open new markets to the 114SD, including mixer, dump, and roll-off applications. At 400 horsepower and 1,450 pounds-feet, the IXS12 G is an ideal engine for the severe-duty market, where natural gas is fast becoming an alternative to diesel fuel.

Tags: Freightliner, Natural Gas Vehicles, Cummins ISX12 G, LNG, Cummins Westport, CNG, Vocational

July 30 2014 - Products

ALK Products Featured in J.J. Keller’s Fleet Management Tool

ALK Technologies announced that its ALK Maps and PC*Miler web services products are now available with J.J. Keller’s Encompass with E-Logs premium edition online fleet management dashboard.

Tags: Information Technology, J.J. Keller, ALK Technologies, Routing

July 30 2014 - Products

Kenworth Offers Spicer AdvanTek 40 Tandems

Kenworth says it has added Dana’s Spicer AdvanTek 40 tandem axle for new Class 8 pickup & delivery, regional haul and linehaul trucks equipped with the Kenworth AG380 or AG400L suspension.

Tags: Kenworth, Dana Spicer, Tandem axle, Axles

July 29 2014 - Products

Automated Document Classification from Pegasus TransTech

Pegasus TransTech has released Transflo Docu-Type, an automated document classification system that complements the Transflo suite of scanning applications.

Tags: Fleet Management, Scanning, Document Management, Information Technology, Pegasus TransTech, Transflo

July 29 2014 - Products

Webb Ductile Iron Hub Sheds 3.5 Pounds

Webb Wheel OEM has redesigned its ductile-iron TN-model trailer hub to make it lighter and to simplify brake drum installation. The hub now weighs 35 pounds, which Webb claims is the lightest ductile iron hub available for 25,000-pound-rated TN trailer axles.

Tags: Trailers, Webb Wheel, Wheel Hubs, Wheels, Lightweighting

July 29 2014 - Products

Remy Has 215-Amp High-Efficiency Alternator

A new high-efficiency alternator from Remy is available for truck applications such as line-haul tractors with anti-idling equipment, emergency vehicles, refuse trucks and utility vehicles.

Tags: Remy, Electrical System, Alternators

July 29 2014 - Products

DuraClass Introduces HPT Tub Dump Truck Bodies

DuraClass brings out its fifth line of heavy-duty dump bodies, the HPT-B1 and B2.

Tags: Dump Trucks, DuraClass

July 23 2014 - Products

Turnkey Process for CNG Fuel Systems Available

Mainstay Fuel Technologies and Fontaine Modification reached an agreement to provide a turnkey process for the delivery and installation of compressed natural gas fuel systems on Class 8 heavy-duty, over-the-road tractors.

Tags: Fontaine Modification, CNG

July 23 2014 - Products

Kenworth T680 Now Available with Natural Gas–Powered Engine

The Kenworth T680 in day cab, 52-inch mid-roof sleeper, and 76-inch sleeper configurations now can be ordered with the factory-installed Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine rated up to 400 horsepower and 1,450 lb.-ft. of torque.

Tags: Kenworth, Natural Gas Vehicles, Liquefied Natural Gas, T680, Compressed Natural Gas

July 23 2014 - Products

Snap-on Introduces Protective Guard Kits

The colored kits provide extra protection and a little flair.

Tags: Snap-on, Tool Storage, Shop Tools

July 23 2014 - Products

Pro-Tread Online Training Goes Mobile

ITI has flipped the switch on mobile for its Pro-Tread online training, meaning every course will work on smartphones, tablets, laptops, and the browsers of in-cab electronic communication and tracking devices.

Tags: Pro-Tread, Driver Training

July 21 2014 - Products

Heavy-Duty Inground Lift Offers Higher Capacity

Rotary Lift's modular, environmentally friendly, heavy-duty inground lift, the MOD35 Series, offers improved lifting capacity, patent-pending pendant controls, and reduced installation costs.

Tags: Rotary Lift

July 21 2014 - Products

2015 Road Atlas Created Specifically for Commercial Drivers

Rand McNally has released the 2015 edition of the Motor Carriers' Road Atlas, a guide for over-the-road and other large-vehicle drivers.

Tags: Rand McNally, Road Atlas, Highways

July 17 2014 - Products

Trucking Now Releases Social-Employment Network for Trucking Industry

ChatterStack, a social-employment network designed to connect job seekers, employees and employers in the trucking industry was introduced Thursday by Trucking Now, Woodbridge, Conn.

Tags: Information Technology, Recruiting, Drivers, Social Media

GCW of this truck and trailer was 39,000 pounds, but the V-8 diesel pulled it well.

July 16 2014 - Industry News

2015 Diesel Pickups Show Power, Comfort at Ford Drive Event

Ford feels it has bragging rights and showed why at a ride-and-drive event for trade-press reporters this week in West Virginia. A first-person report from Senior Editor Tom Berg.

Tags: Ford Super Duty, Power Stroke diesel, Ford, Test Drive, Pickup Trucks

July 16 2014 - Industry News

Orbcomm Launches First Phase of New Generation of Satellites

Orbcomm this week successfully launched six next generation OG2 telecommunication satellites aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, to provide faster data systems to customers and increasing the company’s overall network capacity for customers in trucking and other fields it serves.

Tags: Information Technology, Orbcomm

July 16 2014 - Products

Solar-brand Jump Starter Features Enhanced Automatic Charging System

The 12/24 Volt commercial jump starter provides jumps for numerous environments where heavy-duty jumpstarting is a regular occurrence.

Tags: Clore Automotive, Electrical System

Photo courtesy of Telogis.

July 15 2014 - Products

Telogis-Volvo Partnership Allows Factory-Installed Fleet Management Capabilities

A suite of fleet management applications can now be factory installed on new trucks from Volvo Trucks under a partnership between the truck maker and Telogis.

Tags: Telematics, Volvo, Fleet Management, Telogis, Mobile Apps, Information Technology, Hours of Service

Photo courtesy of Isuzu.

July 11 2014 - Industry News

Isuzu Introduces NPR-XD Diesel Truck

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America recently announced the addition of the NPR-XD to its to its N-Series diesel trucks line-up.

Tags: Diesel, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Isuzu NPR, Medium-Duty Trucks, Engines


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