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March 5 2014 - Products

Maxwell Brings Ultracapacitor Start Module to Medium-duty Market

WORK TRUCK SHOW -- Maxwell Technologies is expanding its ultracapacitor-based Engine Start Module product line to medium-duty Class 3-6 trucks. The ESM ULTRA 31/900 replaces traditional lead-acid starting batteries, virtually eliminating cranking problems that come from weak or discharged batteries.

Tags: Work Truck Show, NTEA, Medium-Duty Trucks, Batteries, Maxwell Technologies, Electrical System

March 5 2014 - Products

Telogis and GM Announce Partnership

WORK TRUCK SHOW -- Auto and commercial fleets using OnStar-equipped General Motors vehicles will be able to use Telogis’ location intelligence platform to collect data on vehicle and driver performance that can help reduce costs and improve safety, the companies announced March 5 at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Tags: NTEA, Work Truck Show, Telogis, General Motors, Telematics, Medium-Duty Trucks

March 5 2014 - Products

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

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

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, Dual Fuel Conversions

March 5 2014 - Products

New Goodyear Tires Target Mixed-Service Applications

WORK TRUCK SHOW -- The new Goodyear G731 MSA and G751 MSA mixed-service tires will be available this summer. Fleets will be able to buy several sizes of these tires with Goodyear’s exclusive DuraSeal Technology.

Tags: Goodyear, Tires, Tires and Wheels, NTEA, Work Truck Show, Vocational

Like trucks, a dedicated tractor model will have a mesh grille and sculpted fender lines as part of new styling. New USA-built models are due out in spring of 2015.

March 4 2014 - Industry News

2016-Model F-650/750 to Get Fresh Styling, More Ford Components

WORK TRUCK SHOW -- Ford Commercial Truck is extensively redesigning its F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks to use more of its own components as it prepares to move production from Mexico to the state of Ohio in about a year.

Tags: Work Truck Show, NTEA, Cummins, Ford

March 4 2014 - Products

Navistar Announces Diamond Logic Electrical Feature Bundles

WORK TRUCK SHOW -- Navistar announced new Diamond Logic feature bundles specific to the vocational truck market. Feature bundles are categorized by usage and body integration such as dry van, dump and utility as well as outline features relevant to operations of the particular application.

Tags: Navistar, Diamond Logic, Work Truck Show, NTEA

March 4 2014 - Products

Meritor Expands Suspension Warranty Eligibility for Curbing Damage

Meritor Inc. has increased the warranty coverage for RideSentry MPA38 and MPA40 suspensions to now include damage to the slider box caused by sudden, accidental impact with a curb or similar fixed object.

Tags: Warranty, Meritor, Suspensions

March 4 2014 - Products

Kenworth Adds Bendix Front and Rear Air Disc Brakes As Option for T370

Kenworth Truck Company announced that factory-installed Bendix ADB22X front and rear air disc brakes are now available for new Kenworth T370 medium-duty conventional trucks.

Tags: Kenworth, Bendix, Air Disc Brake

March 4 2014 - Products

Meritor Increases Permalube RPL Driveline Warranty Coverage

Meritor Inc. has extended the warranty eligibility for Permalube RPL drivelines to 5 years/500,000 miles from the previous 4 years/400,000 miles for model year 2015 linehaul vehicles.

Tags: Warranty, Meritor, Drivelines

March 3 2014 - Industry News

Cummins and Westport Recall 25,000 Natural Gas Engines

Cummins and Cummins Westport are recalling just over 25,000 Cummins Westport Model ISL G engines manufactured Sep.12, 2007, through Feb. 2, 2014, and Cummins Westport Model ISX12 G engines manufactured Feb. 19, 2013, through Feb. 2, 2014.

Tags: Natural Gas Engines, Recalls, Cummins, Cummins Westport, Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels, Engines

March 3 2014 - Products

Optronics Introduces Combo Lamp with Integrated Stop, Tail, Turn and Backup Functions

WORK TRUCK SHOW -- Optronics International is unveiling its new STL68 Combo Lamp at the 2014 NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. The 9-inch oval combination LED stop, tail, turn and backup lamp easily mounts to the surface of a vehicle, and at only half an inch thick, has the low profile of a through-hole-mounted lamp.

Tags: NTEA, Work Truck Show, Optronics, LEDs, LED Lighting, Lighting

March 3 2014 - Products

Bridgestone Introduces New M854 Wide Base All-Position Tire

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions introduces its newest rib-type all-position tire, the Bridgestone M854, ideal for severe on/off highway applications.

Tags: Tires, Bridgestone Commercial Solutions, Tires and Wheels

March 3 2014 - Products

Godwin Chooses Hendrickson Lift Axles

Truck Equipment maker the Godwin Group is phasing out the Page brand of suspensions and has named Hendrickson Auxiliary Axle Systems its primary lift axle suspension supplier.

Tags: Hendrickson, Axles

March 3 2014 - Products

Meritor Launches P600 Series Heavy-Haul Planetary Axles

Meritor Inc. announced the introduction of the P600 Series planetary axles, including the P610 and P614. These two planetary axles are engineered for heavy-haul, oil field, logging and mining applications globally and are ready for production.

Tags: Meritor, Axles

March 3 2014 - Products

Beall Petroleum and Dry Bulk Tank Trailers Being Produced in the Midwest

Beall Trailers, part of Wabash National Corporation’s Walker Group division, announced it has started manufacturing its 406 petroleum and dry bulk tank trailer models at Walker Group manufacturing facilities in Fond du Lac and New Lisbon, Wis., in addition to its Portland, Ore., location.

Tags: Expansion, Wabash National

March 3 2014 - Products

Hendrickson Aero Clad Bumper for Mack Granite

Hendrickson Bumper and Trim announces the release of the new Aero Clad bumper for the Mack Granite, which offers weight savings and requires less maintenance, according to the company.

Tags: Aftermarket, Hendrickson, Bumper

February 28 2014 - Products

Pegasus TransTech Adds In-Motion Restriction to Transflo Mobile

Pegasus TransTech, a provider of document scanning applications to the transportation industry, has released an enhanced version of Transflo Mobile. This solution allows users to capture and send high-quality images of proof of delivery documents, logs, invoices and receipts using a smart phone.

Tags: Information Technology, Pegasus TransTech

February 27 2014 - Products

SKF Introduces Separator Filter Dryer for Pneumatic Tools and Devices

SKF has expanded its air system product offering to include the Separator Filter Dryer, an air dryer for providing contaminant free air to pneumatic devices.

Tags: SKF

February 27 2014 - Products

TireStamp Adds Intelligence to TPMS Alerting

TireStamp Inc. has added a higher level of intelligence to each of its TireVigil TPMS products. This new concept, branded as IntellAlerting, provides visibility of tire problems when they are occurring as well as when they are being corrected. It sends tire alerts only to personnel who can actually take action based on a vehicle’s location and operating status.

Tags: TPMS, Tires, Wheels, TireStamp

February 25 2014 - Industry News

ACT Research Offers Online Natural Gas Calculators

ACT Research Co. has released online fuel payback calculators that can help companies make the best fuel choices for their applications. The calculators, which are available at no charge at ACT’s website, allow fleets to easily calculate the diesel gallon equivalent of CNG or LNG at the pump as the commodity cost of natural gas changes.

Tags: ACT Research, CNG, LNG, Fuel Economy, Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

February 25 2014 - Products

Kalmar Used Dealer, Customer Ideas for New T2 Terminal Tractor

Kalmar Ottawa Trucks says it has extensively redesigned its terminal tractor, resulting in a new Ottawa T2 model with a strengthened chassis, smoother styling, an advanced cab interior and easier serviceability.

February 25 2014 - Products

Halo Tire Inflator Available For Tractors and Trailers

A new automatic tire inflation system will work on drive axles as well as trailer axles. The Halo Tire Inflator, which uses the wheel's own rotational motion, is the first complete automatic tire inflation solution to serve both tractors and trailers with either dual or wide-base tires, according to the company.

Tags: TPMS, Tires, Wheels, ATIS

"I think our competitors will start hearing our footsteps.” -- Stephen Roy

February 22 2014 - Industry News

Mack’s Poised to Win More Sales with Products and Support, New President Says

Dealers are “fired up” to sell trucks, with new emphasis on highway applications. And executives will "relaunch the Mack brand" at the ConExpo-ConAgg show in March.

Tags: Truck Sales, Mack Trucks, Product Support, OEM, Dealers, Vocational, Heavy-Duty Trucks

February 21 2014 - Products

SKF Introduces Krown Products

SKF is now offering a complete line of Krown products, which include a line of rust protection products, and a line of cleaning products and tools for light- and heavy-duty vehicles. The Krown product line provides solutions to protect vehicles from road debris, salt and rust.

Tags: Aftermarket, SKF

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