Lightweighting

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July 1, 2014

Supreme FiberPanel HC Walls Use Honeycomb Structure

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

June 17, 2014

121 Ways to Save Fuel: Equipment

From the equipment you spec and maintain, to the fuel you buy, to driver training and incentives, you’ll find tips for nearly any type of fleet.

June 9, 2014

Kenworth Offers Lightweight T680 Sleeper

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.

April 17, 2014

SAF-Holland Introduces Integrated Yoke Mount Air Suspension Axle System

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.

April 11, 2014

Test Drive: Optimized Lightweight VNL

Senior Editor Tom Berg takes Volvo's lightweight Optimized VNL430 for a drive near Volvo's New River Valley plant in Virginia.

March 28, 2014

Trail King Debuts All Aluminum Step Deck Trailer

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.

March 27, 2014

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

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

March 27, 2014

Alcoa Says New Wheel is Lightest in Trucking

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.

March 27, 2014

Dana Rolls Out Two Lightweight Steer Axles

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.

March 14, 2014

Ox Bodies Introduces New Stampede Ultralight

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.

March 12, 2014

Innovation In The Details

When Bill Bliem became vice president of maintenance at NFI five years ago, his first priority was to get maintenance costs under control.

March 9, 2014

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.

January 15, 2014

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

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.

October 28, 2013

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

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.

October 14, 2013

Commentary: Shedding Pounds

Lightweighting. You’ll hear this word a lot in the next few years. It refers to engineering efforts to slice weight from just about every single component on a truck or tractor in the name of fuel efficiency. And where better to start than with a truck’s backbone, its frame?

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