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March 6 2014 - Products

Mitsubishi Fuso Introduces Higher-GVWR Class 3 Truck

WORK TRUCK SHOW -- A new Canter FE130 model boosts gross vehicle weight rating and body/payload capacity by 700 pounds over the previous FE125 model, and a recalibrated Duonic transmission provides more performance, said executives of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Canter, Fuso, Class 3, Work Truck Show, NTEA, Medium-Duty Trucks

March 5 2014 - Industry News

Work Truck Magazine Names International TerraStar 4x4 2014 Work Truck of the Year

WORK TRUCK SHOW -- The International TerraStar 4x4 was named Work Truck magazine’s 2014 Work Truck of the Year at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Tags: NTEA, Work Truck Show, International, Navistar

March 5 2014 - Industry News

Velvac Acquires ViewMaster Product Line

Velvac Inc., a manufacturer of components to the truck, bus, recreational and specialty vehicle industries, has acquired the ViewMaster Product Line of mirrors used on vehicles in the refuse market as well as on other heavy- and medium-duty trucks.

March 5 2014 - Products

Navistar Announces SCR for MaxxForce Midrange Engines, Plus TerraStar Enhancements

Navistar announced enhancements to its severe service and medium-duty product lines, including adding selective catalytic reduction emissions technology to its higher-horsepower midrange engines.

Tags: Emissions, Navistar, Medium-Duty Trucks, SCR, TerraStar, Engines

March 5 2014 - Products

Meritor Adds Features to Customer Training and Support Website

Meritor Inc. will launch its redesigned customer training and support website on March 10 to include improved registration, additional training, course monitoring tools and social media integration for dealers, fleets and garages.

Tags: Information Technology, Meritor

March 5 2014 - Products

Grote LED Lamp Family Combines Stop/Tail/Turn and Back-up Functions

Grote has introduced a new family of LED 6-inch oval and 4-inch round Stop/Tail/Turn lamps, each equipped with an integral LED built-in back-up lamp.

Tags: Grote, LED Light, Turn signals

March 5 2014 - Products

Freightliner Introduces Suite of Value-Added Options for M2 106

WORK TRUCK SHOW – Freightliner Trucks today announced several new value-added option packages specifically geared toward its M2 106 medium-duty trucks, featuring Allison’s new FuelSense product paired with the Cummins ISB6.7.

Tags: NTEA, Work Truck Show, Freightliner, Medium-Duty Trucks, Freightliner Trucks, Allison Transmission

March 5 2014 - Products

Isuzu Introduces New 2014 and 2015 N-Series Diesel Models

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

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


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