Lightweight Materials

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August 26, 2015

New Report Explores Lightweighting

The North American Council on Freight Efficiency and the Carbon War Room released their most recent “Confidence Report,” on lightweighting strategies for heavy-duty trucks, released August 25 at the Fleet Technology Expo in Long Beach, Calif.

June 3, 2015

SAF-Holland's ULX40 Trailer Suspension Uses Composite Springs

Citing a trend away from air-ride and toward mechanical trailer suspensions, SAF-Holland has introduced an integrated suspension-axle-brake product it says is the first of its kind.

March 20, 2015

Altec Offers Fiberglass Service And Utility Bodies

Altec’s fiberglass utility and service bodies are designed and engineered to be both lightweight and strong to fit a variety of customized needs.

January 15, 2015

Pride Bodies Produces a Lightweight Mechanics Bumper

Pride Bodies produced a mechanics bumper made from aluminum that is more lightweight and corrosion resistant than a comparable steel bumper.

December 18, 2014

ConMet Releases Lightweight Brake Drum

Consolidated Metco released the TruCast brake drum which the company calls competitively priced and designed for optimum braking performance. ConMet has also updated its line of hub rebuild kits.

October 14, 2014

Lightweight Antares Flatbed is Easy to Fix

Antares Equipment’s new 48 foot flatbed trailer comes with a fixed wide-spread air suspension and is designed to be lightweight for better efficiency. The trailer is aimed at specialty vocations like steel and chicken hauling.

September 5, 2014

Ridewell Announces New Lightweight Trailer Suspensions

Ridewell Suspensions is adding a series of 13,200-pound-capacity trailer suspensions to its RSS-233 product line, designed to reduce weight without sacrificing overall durability.

August 14, 2014

Canter FE130 Now Available in Lightweight Dry Van Body

Mitsubishi Fuso announced that the 2015 Canter FE130 is now available with a new lightweight dry van body.

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