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September 29 2014 - Products

Dana Unveils Global Single-reduction Drive Axle

Dana Holding Corp.

The new global axle concept from Dana allows common components to be used across many different markets, but regional needs and specific applications can still be accommodated.

Tags: IAA, Dana Holding Corp., Axles, Lightweighting

September 25 2014 - Products

New TRW Torsion Rod Design 30% Lighter

TRW

TRW’s new lightweight radius torsion rod for trucks is up to 30% lighter and has been optimized for vehicle manufacturers.

Tags: IAA, TRW Automotive, Lightweighting

August 7 2014 - Products

Peterbilt Offers Alcoa Aluminum Wheels As Option

Peterbilt

Peterbilt is offering new, lightweight Alcoa Ultra aluminum wheels as a factory-installed option for all Peterbilt heavy-duty trucks.

Tags: Peterbilt, Wheels, Alcoa, Lightweighting

July 29 2014 - Products

Webb Ductile Iron Hub Sheds 3.5 Pounds

Webb Wheel OEM

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 1 2014 - Products

Supreme FiberPanel HC Walls Use Honeycomb Structure

Supreme Industries

A lightweight honeycomb sidewall design on straight truck bodies allows increased payload and promises long life and low maintenance, Supreme Industries says.

Tags: Supreme Industries, Lightweighting, Truck Bodies, Cargo Vans, Medium-Duty Trucks

June 9 2014 - Equipment

Kenworth Offers Lightweight T680 Sleeper

Kenworth Truck Co.

Specs include the 12.9-liter MX-13 diesel mated to an Eaton Advantage transmission, a 6x2 tandem, wide-base single wheels and tires, and an aluminum fifth wheel.

Tags: Kenworth, T680, Lightweighting

April 17 2014 - Products

SAF-Holland Introduces Integrated Yoke Mount Air Suspension Axle System

SAF-Holland

SAF-Holland introduced what it says is the industry's first integrated yoke mount air suspension axle system, the CBXy Series, designed for lowboy and dropdeck trailers.

Tags: Trailers, Suspensions, Axles, SAF-Holland, Lightweighting

March 28 2014 - Products

Trail King Debuts All Aluminum Step Deck Trailer

Trail King

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Making its debut this week at the 2014 Mid-America Trucking Show is Trail King Industries’ prototype All-Aluminum Center Frame Step Deck trailer.

Tags: Trailers, Anniversary, Trail King, Lightweighting, Mid-America Trucking Show, Flatbed Trailers

March 27 2014 - Products

East Makes Alcoa Wheels, Jost Landing Gear Standard on Certain Trailers

East Manufacturing

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- The new aluminum wheels and landing gear together can save 90 pounds per trailer while maintaining high strength.

Tags: Trailers, Alcoa, East Manufacturing, Jost International, Lightweighting

March 27 2014 - Products

Alcoa Says New Wheel is Lightest in Trucking

Alcoa Wheels

MATS, LOUISVILLE, KY -- Alcoa has rolled out what it says is the world’s lightest heavy-duty truck wheel, with the help of a new alloy.

Tags: Alcoa, Mid-America Trucking Show, Lightweighting, Wheels

Dana - Spicer D-Series Steer Axle

March 26 2014 - Products

Dana Rolls Out Two Lightweight Steer Axles

Dana

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Truck owners seeking to help offset the pounds added with today's emissions systems can choose Dana's new E-Series or D-Series steer axles.

Tags: Dana Holding Corp., Mid-America Trucking Show, Axles, Lightweighting

March 16 2014 - Products

Ox Bodies Introduces New Stampede Ultralight

Ox Bodies

Ox Bodies introduces its new Stampede Ultralight series dump body. The Ultralight is well suited for a range of applications from sand-to-small aggregates and asphalt.

Tags: Trailers, Dump Bodies, Lightweighting, Ox Bodies

January 14 2014 - Products

Ford’s 2015 Pickup Already Dubbed ‘Aluminum F-150’

Ford Motor Co.

Extensive use of aluminum and high-strength steel in Ford's new F-150 pickup saves 700 pounds over Ford's current full-size pickup.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Lightweighting, Light-Duty Trucks

Volvo's Optimized Series offers weight- and fuel-saving benefits for regional haulers.

October 28 2013 - Products

Volvo Optimized Series Offers Better Fuel Efficiency, Payload for Regional Haul

Volvo Trucks

Volvo Trucks in North America says its new Optimized Series, now available for order, includes eight models equipped with proven fuel- and weight-saving specifications for regional tanker, bulk haul, refrigerated, dry van or flatbed applications.

Tags: MPG, Volvo Trucks, Lightweighting, Regional

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