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June 23, 2014

Meritor, ZF Settle Lawsuit Against Eaton for $500 Million

Truck component makers Meritor and Eaton have reached a settlement agreement relating to an antitrust lawsuit filed in 2006.

May 23, 2014

Meritor Developing Fuel-Saving Drive Axle

CAMERI, ITALY -- Meritor is developing a new drive axle intended to save fuel by reducing parasitic power losses resulting from oil churn. The company shared its plans for the new fuel-efficient drive axle at a press event for North American trade journalists.

May 22, 2014

Photos: Family Day at Meritor's Italian Axle Plant

Meritor is original equipment supplier to many of the biggest truck makers and sponsors of the FIA European Truck Racing series. Many of the race trucks over the last few seasons have featured the Meritor 145 race axle, which is made at the plant here in Cameri, Italy. Because the first FIA race of the season takes place at the Misano World Circuit on Italy’s Adriatic coast, just a short drive from Cameri, Meritor held a family day at the plant for the workers and their families to come out and see the race trucks and meet the drivers.

May 16, 2014

Meritor Adds Two New Axle Ratios to Improve Fuel Efficiency

Two new axle ratios are available from Meritor, optimized to meet trucking's demand for improved fuel efficiency. Lower axle ratios promote downspeeding for optimum fuel efficiency.

May 15, 2014

Meritor Named TSE Spring Brakes Master Distributor

Meritor Inc. announced a master distribution agreement with TSE Brakes, Inc. to distribute TSE’s OmniBrake and UltraLife air spring brake chambers to North American customers, effective immediately.

May 12, 2014

Safety Technologies: The New Frontier

From collision avoidance to cameras, from rollover prevention to analytics, technology is rapidly changing the safety landscape.

May 5, 2014

Inside Meritor’s Parts Distribution Center

Ever wonder exactly how the parts you order get to you when you need them where you need them? Meritor recently invited Heavy Duty Trucking to its Florence, Ky., Parts Distribution Center.

May 5, 2014

Photos: Inside Meritor's Parts Distribution Center

Ever wonder exactly how the parts you order get to you when you need them where you need them? Aftermarket Editor Denise Rondini recently visited Meritor's Florence, Ky., Parts Distribution Center. It handles 27 different product lines comprising 161,000 parts numbers. Each day 30 to 40 truckloads of parts and components arrive at the facility. An equal number of trucks leave the PDC each day carrying parts to dealers and independent parts distributors.

May 1, 2014

Meritor Turns Around to a Profit, Raises Expectations

Finances for the truck component maker Meritor have turned around compared to a year ago, with it reporting a small profit.

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."

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