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March 27, 2014

Control-Box Feature for Meritor-P.S.I. System Now Optional for All Trailers

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Formerly limited to special fleet purchases, the new pressure-check function eases task of verifying set pressure on trailer's control box.

March 25, 2014

Switching to Wide-Base Singles: Keys to Success

Everything you need to know about switching from dual wheels to wide-base singles you can learn at a playground. What you need to know about wide-base tires, axles and offsets.

March 7, 2014

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+.

March 6, 2014

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.

March 5, 2014

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.

March 4, 2014

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.

March 4, 2014

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.

March 3, 2014

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.

February 21, 2014

Meritor Announces Executive Appointments in Commercial Truck

Meritor announced two executive appointments in its commercial truck and industrial business. Joe Plomin has been named president, international, Europe and Asia Pacific; Chris Villavarayan has been appointed president, Americas, responsible for the company’s North and South America truck, defense and specialty businesses.

February 10, 2014

Commentary: Getting Ready For Discs

Have you been avoiding spec’ing your vehicles with air disc brakes because you think they are not seeing widespread use or because you have concerns about the cost of maintaining them? Aftermarket Editor Denise Rondini says you may be surprised.

February 5, 2014

Trailers: Save Pounds By Looking Down

As fleets everywhere work on cutting fuel expenses, one strategy is shedding pounds anywhere they can stand to lose them. “Most fleets that are fuel conscientious are weight conscientious. The heavier the unit weighs, the higher cost per mile to operate it."

February 3, 2014

Reman’s Place in Your Parts Strategy

While remanufactured components have been around for quite some time, not every one is clear on exactly what they are. Yet they could be a valuable component of your parts strategy.

January 29, 2014

Meritor Goes from Quarterly Loss to Profit

Truck component maker Meritor recorded a profit for the final quarter of last year, compared to a loss the same time a year ago, according to a newly released earnings report.

January 29, 2014

Meritor Continues On Its Journey To Provide Training

Meritor has long positioned itself as a provider of information and training, but has gone one step further developing two Nissan high-roof NV3500 trucks that will deliver onsite product and systems education to fleets, warehouse distributors and independent service garages in the United States and Canada.

December 9, 2013

Adopting Tire Inflation Systems

Why are adoption rates for proven fuel-saving technologies so low? It looks like a classic case of stepping over a dollar to pick up a dime. Maybe “a lack of credible information on payback” means, “we don’t know how much this device will save us so we’re not going to buy it.”

September 22, 2013

Meritor Expands Service at Drivetrain Express Wholesale Outlet in Canada

Meritor Inc. is expanding its first wholesale aftermarket parts outlet in North America to provide OEM dealers, warehouse distributors and area rebuilders with a complete parts selection and fast delivery of all-makes drivetrain components and related replacement parts.

September 13, 2013

Lawmakers, Industry Press for No FET Hikes on Trucks

Legislation has been introduced in the U.S. House to discourage any increase in the 12% Federal Excise Tax on the purchase of heavy-duty trucks and trailers, a measure that has been discussed as one way to raise more money for highways.

August 9, 2013

Meritor Names Ivor J. Evans Chairman, CEO and President

The Board of Directors of Meritor Inc. announced that it has named Ivor J. Evans chairman of the board, chief executive officer and president, effective immediately.

August 1, 2013

Meritor Reports 3rd Quarter Fiscal Year Sales Down

For the third quarter of fiscal year 2013, Meritor posted sales of $993 million, down 11% from the same period last year. This decrease was primarily due to lower sales in North America, the company's military business and China.

August 1, 2013

Meritor Announces Sale of Brazilian Joint Venture

Meritor Inc. announced that it has completed the sale of its 50% ownership interest in Suspensys Sistemas Automotivos Ltda. to its joint venture partner Randon S.A. Implementos e Participacoes.

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