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March 11 2014 - Products

Webb Wheel’s New LifeShield Technology Protects Rotors from Corrosion

Webb Wheel disc brake rotors are now available with an added barrier against corrosion to extend rotor life and replacement intervals. Webb’s new LifeShield technology creates an invisible protective layer across the entire rotor surface to resist corrosion beyond what traditional coatings offer.

Tags: Webb Wheel, Wheels, corrosion-resistant, Tires and Wheels

March 10 2014 - Industry News

Stemco Acquires Remaining Interest in Stemco Crewson Joint Venture

Stemco, an EnPro Industries company, announced the acquisition of the remaining interest of the Stemco Crewson joint venture from Tramec. The joint venture was formed in 2009 to expand Stemco’s brake products offering to include automatic brake adjusters.

Tags: Stemco, Mergers & Acquisitions, Tramec

March 10 2014 - Industry News

TrailerTails Gain Acceptance, Should Total 200,000 by 2017, ATDynamics Says

TMC, NASHVILLE -- ATDynamics says North American fleets are on track to order 50,000 TrailerTail aerodynamic devices this year, and there’ll be 200,000 on the road by 2017. More than 350 fleets have deployed the aerodynamic devices in the last three years, including numerous Top 100 for-hire and private fleets.

Tags: ATDynamics, TrailerTails, Trailers, Aerodynamics, Fuel Economy

March 10 2014 - Products

Navistar Adds Capabilities to OnCommand Diagnostics/Telematics Platform

TMC, NASHVILLE – Navistar has integrated Mitchell 1 and in-bay service tools from Nexiq Technologies and Noregon Systems into its OnCommand Connection remote diagnostics system.

Tags: Telematics, Information Technology, Navistar, Mitchell 1, Diagnostics, Nexiq, Noregon Systems

March 10 2014 - Products

Alcoa Says New Wheels Lightest in the Industry

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

MobileTraq Hardware Integrates Backing Sensor

Mobile Awareness introduces its first MobileTraq Vue feature upgrade, integrating the SenseStat Obstacle Detection Backing Sensor System.

Tags: Back-up Camera, MobileTraq, TPMS, Mobile Awareness

March 10 2014 - Products

Dometic Launches Blizzard Battery-Operated Air Conditioner for Trucks

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

Tags: Air Conditioning, Idle Reduction

March 10 2014 - Products

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

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 10 2014 - Products

Noregon Offers Multi-Makes Diagnostic System, Modules for Volvo, Mack

TMC, NASHVILLE -- Focusing only on the component with the complaint often misses the actual root cause, but Noregon's whole-truck approach can find it. Noregon Systems launched a multi-brand vehicle diagnostics and repair product, First Step Service Advisor.

Tags: Volvo, Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, Mack, Noregon Systems, Diagnostics, Maintenance, TMC

March 9 2014 - Industry News

Paccar Adds Spicer EconoTrek 6x2, AdvanTEK 40 Tandem Axles

TMC, NASHVILLE -- Spicer EconoTrek 6x2 tandem axle and the AdvanTEK 40 Tandem Axle are now available on certain Kenworth and Peterbilt models

Tags: Kenworth, Peterbilt, TMC, Dana Holding Corp., Spicer, Advantek40

March 9 2014 - Industry News

Idle Smart's Battery Protect Ensures Engine Starts

TMC, NASHVILLE -- The new Battery Protect system from Idle Smart continuously monitors battery voltage levels, and will automatically start and run a vehicle’s engine to recharge batteries.

Tags: TMC, Idle Reduction, Batteries, Electrical System

March 9 2014 - Industry News

Accuride's New Accu-Lite Wheel Lineup Sheds 4 Pounds

TMC, NASHVILLE – Accuride unveiled two new aluminum wheels for wide-single tires that are up to 4 pounds lighter than the models they replace. With the addition of the Accu-Lite Duplex line of aluminum wheels to its portfolio, Accuride claims it has the lightest-weight range of standard aluminum wheels in North America.

Tags: TMC, Accuride, Wheels, Lightweighting

March 9 2014 - Industry News

Eaton, Cummins Westport Pair ISX12 G with UltraShift Plus

TMC, NASHVILLE -- To meet the demands of the emerging alternative fuel markets, Eaton and Cummins Westport now offer an integrated powertrain package featuring the Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine and the UltraShift Plus automated manual transmission.

Tags: Natural Gas, Eaton Corp., Cummins ISX12 G, TMC, Engines, Alternative Fuels

March 7 2014 - Industry News

Reading Truck Body and Curry Supply Announce Partnership

Reading Truck Body and Curry Supply Co. have announced their partnership. With Curry Supply’s extensive global reach and strong ties with niche industries, Reading Truck Body will gain exposure and build relationships with a new segment of customers.

Tags: NTEA, Work Truck Show, Reading Truck Body

March 7 2014 - Industry News

Ford to Move Production of 2016 F-650/F-750 Medium-Duty Trucks to Ohio

Ford announced production of its all-new 2016 F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks will shift from Mexico to Ohio Assembly Plant starting early next year, with the trucks on sale in spring 2015.

Tags: Ford, Expansion, Ohio, Work Truck Show, Medium-Duty Trucks

March 7 2014 - Products

Philips Releases Windshield Treatment Kit

Philips Automotive North America, a division of Royal Philips, has released its new Philips Windshield Treatment Kit, which is designed to improve driver visibility in hazardous conditions.

March 7 2014 - Products

Meritor Renames Braking Systems and Announces Product Enhancements

Meritor is renaming and enhancing two braking products to help customers identify these products and improve their total cost of ownership. As part of a new naming structure, Meritor drum brakes that had been branded QPlus are now Q+; and air disc brakes are renamed from EX225 to EX+.

Tags: Meritor, Air Disc Brake, Drum brakes

March 7 2014 - Products

2015 Sprinter Receives 4x4 System

The model year 2015 Sprinter 4x4 goes on sale in the U.S. in the first quarter of calendar year 2015. Both 144-inch and 170-inch wheelbases will be available in both low and high roof configurations, in both passenger and cargo versions.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Four Wheel Drive

March 7 2014 - Products

Continental Debuts TerraPlus HD3 Drive Tire

The all-new Conti TerraPlus HD3 drive tire from Continental Tire the Americas has been announced for Class 4 and 5 working trucks.

Tags: NTEA, Work Truck Show, Continental Tires, Tires, Tires and Wheels

March 6 2014 - Industry News

XTRA Lease Adds New Corrosion-Fighting Trailers in 2014

XTRA Lease has ordered approximately 5,000 new trailers for 2014, most of which will be built with corrosion-fighting galvanized steel components. The company is adding a mix of dry vans, liftgated vans and reefers equipped with new fuel-saving Thermo King Precedent reefer units.

Tags: Trailers, Thermo King, Xtra Lease, Aerodynamics

March 6 2014 - Products

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

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 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 6 2014 - Products

Road Choice-Branded Parts Enter Into Truck & Trailer All-Makes Parts Market

Road Choice Truck Parts is the newest brand to enter the heavy-duty truck industry’s private label all-makes market. Road Choice offers a growing line of parts, including air conditioning, air springs, air/electrical coils and accessories, brake chambers, exhaust products, lighting, shock absorbers and universal joints.

Tags: Mack Trucks, Aftermarket, Road Choice Truck Parts

March 6 2014 - Products

Meritor Introduces Universal Knuckle for Non-Drive Front Steer Axles

Meritor Inc. introduced a universal knuckle for use with its non-drive front steer axles, giving global customers a new solution to outfit drum or air disc brakes.

Tags: Meritor, Steer Axles

March 6 2014 - Products

SAF Holland Adds Compact, Low-Maintenance Neway LSZ Lift Axle

WORK TRUCK SHOW -- SAF Holland has a new steerable lift axle, the Neway LSZ, that features a compact mounting, fast deployment and retracting times, and angled air bags for greater stability on dump, mixer, block and other vocational trucks.

Tags: Holland, SAF Holland, Lift Axle, Vocational Trucks, Work Truck Show, NTEA, Axles


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