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July 30, 2013

Brakes: Shorter Stopping Distances, Again

Coming up: another “non-event” for brakes? That’s what Phase Two of new federal stopping-distance requirements will be for truck operators, according to people we talked with. Stronger, higher-performance brakes on certain vehicles won’t even cost much more in most cases. But like Phase One two years ago, which was hardly noticed by truckers, Phase Two represents a lot of work for brake makers and truck builders.

July 24, 2013

Meritor Projects Slow, Steady Growth for NAFTA-market Air Disc Brakes

Fleet interest in air disc brakes is growing, Meritor says, but time-tested and trusted drum brakes will dominate the market for some time to come.

July 17, 2013

Meritor's Brake Testing Program

World-class brakes don't happen by accident. Meritor has invested millions of dollars in its air disc brake research and development program at its Cwmbran Wales manufacturing facility. Engineers gather data from 14 testing clusters to reveal areas for potential improvement. The in-lab testing is validated by field testing. The result is an air brake that deployed around the globe is dozens of different applications. Here's a glimpse of some of the testing Meritor employs.

- Photos by Equipment Editor Jim Park

July 15, 2013

Meritor Streamlines Global Air Disc Brake Production for Improved Cost, Quality, Safety

Meritor is reinvigorating a 75-year-old brake manufacturing facility in Wales, complete with a state-of-the-art engineering and test center, to meet expected increased demand in North American, European and emerging commercial vehicle markets.

July 15, 2013

The Magnificent Stopping Power of Air Disc Brakes

" Since a 13-liter diesel engine with 40 tons in tow will never match the get-up-and-go of a Porsche 911 GT3, we G-force junkies have to get our fix with air disc brakes." Equipment Editor Jim Park got the chance to test the stopping power of several European trucks with air disc brakes on a trip to Europe last week, and he shares the experience in his latest "On the Road" blog post.

June 26, 2013

Meritor Adds High-Torque Clutch to Aftermarket Portfolio

Meritor Inc. continues to expand its complete solutions offering to aftermarket customers by adding a high-torque 15.5-inch clutch to its current line for medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

June 19, 2013

Vantage Trailers Makes Meritor Components Standard Equipment

Vantage Trailers has selected Meritor trailer components as standard equipment on all Vantage products, including suspensions, tire pressure inflation, wheel-end components and more.

June 10, 2013

Test Drive: Meritor's 6x2 SmarTandem

In the March issue of Heavy Duty Trucking, Equipment Editor Jim Park took readers for a ride with Meritor's 6x2 SmarTandem single-drive-axle tandem configuration in Michigan's upper pennisula in February. As he puts it: What better place to traction-test the system?

CLICK HERE to read the full story about Jim Park's test drive of the system.

May 16, 2013

Meritor Wabco Releases Toolbox 11.0

Meritor Wabco announced the release of Toolbox 11.0, a PC-based diagnostics and troubleshooting software. The new software is available for purchase.

May 14, 2013

PSI - San Antonio Plant Tour

PSI hosted an event recently which featured a plant tour of their facility in San Antonio, Texas.

May 13, 2013

Meritor's Pedro Ferro to Serve as Heavy Duty Leadership Conference Keynote

Meritor Senior Executive Pedro Ferro will serve as the opening keynote speaker at the University of the Aftermarket’s Heavy Duty Leadership education conference which kicks off on July 21, 2013, at Northwood University’s campus in Midland, Michigan.

May 13, 2013

Rise of the 6x2

It's still an oddball spec in road tractors, but some believe the 6x2 — a single drive axle with two powered wheels among six total wheel positions — will someday become more common as truck operators look for ways to save fuel and cut tare weight.

May 6, 2013

Meritor Names Evans Chairman, Interim CEO/President

Meritor has named Ivor J. Evans executive chairman of the board and interim chief executive officer and president. Evans, who has been a member of the board of directors since 2005, succeeds Charles "Chip" McClure Jr., who is departing from the company.

April 30, 2013

Meritor Announces Agreement to Sell Ownership Stake in Brazilian Joint Venture

Meritor Inc. announced it has signed a purchase and sale agreement to sell its 50% ownership interest in Suspensys Sistemas Automotivos LTDA to its joint venture partner Randon S.A. Implementos E Participacoes.

April 30, 2013

Meritor Reports Sales Down 22%

Meritor Inc. reported financial results for its second fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2013, which included that its sales were $908 million, down $252 million or 22 percent, from the same period last year.

April 3, 2013

Test Drive: Meritor's 6x2 SmarTandem

The 6x2 concept isn't new, but it's not popular on our side of the Atlantic Ocean. Meritor aims to change that with its new SmarTandem single-drive-axle tandem configuration. Equipment Editor Jim Park reports on his driving impressions.

March 26, 2013

Managing Cores for Profitability

Dealers, distributors and repair garages that take core management seriously do well, and those who don’t take it seriously don’t do as well. It is as simple as that, according to Dave Clark, manager of consulting at Karmak. Don't do it well, and a profit opportunity could turn into a profit drain.

March 6, 2013

Aftermarket Suppliers Focus on Value Proposition, Reman as Parts, Components Get More Complex

Increased complexity, more focus on remanufacturing, and the importance of selling the value proposition of premium brands were the themes of a recent panel discussion of aftermarket suppliers.

February 26, 2013

7 Trends in axles and suspensions

When it come to trends in axles and suspensions, it's all about efficiency. Fleets are constantly looking for ways to become more operationally efficient, whether it's fuel economy, increased payload, lower maintenance costs, longer equipment life, or driver productivity.

January 31, 2013

Meritor Builds 10 Millionth North American-Made Trailer Axle

Meritor celebrated its 10 millionth trailer axle made in North America at its Frankfort, Ky. manufacturing facility.

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