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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.

January 31, 2013

Timothy Bowes Named Transtar CEO

Former Meritor exec, Timothy E Bowes, has joined Transtar Industries Inc. as its Chief Executive Officer.

January 24, 2013

Meritor Distributes New Lined Brake Shoes with PlatinumShield II Coating

Effective immediately, Meritor Inc. is making PlatinumShield II coating available for its new lined aftermarket brakes. The coating will be available on all new, lined brake shoes, except those with EG and EG2 friction materials

January 24, 2013

Meritor Unveils MeritorpartsOnline.com

Meritor Inc. unveiled MeritorpartsOnline.com: the company's electronic catalog and parts ordering system during the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week

January 23, 2013

Fras-le Launches Block Production at Prattville Facility

Fras-le announced that it began production of heavy-duty brake lining at its friction manufacturing facility in Prattville, Ala. earlier this month. This is the first time Fras-le has produced heavy-duty brake lining in the U.S.

January 22, 2013

Meritor's Drivetrain Direct Expedites Parts to Component Rebuilders

LAS VEGAS -- Meritor introduced a comprehensive aftermarket drivetrain program, called Drivetrain Direct, designed to meet the parts needs of component rebuilders across the U.S. and Canada

January 22, 2013

Meritor Aftermarket Launches Meritor AllFit and Meritor Green Series

LAS VEGAS -- Meritor launched two new product series, Meritor AllFit and Meritor Green, with new all-makes shock absorbers the first in the Meritor AllFit line

January 17, 2013

Meritor Makes Executive Changes as Part of Reorganization

Meritor announced a series of organizational changes it says are designed to more closely align its overall structure with its recent business segment consolidation

January 14, 2013

Meritor Wabco Named Service Brake Chamber Supplier for Daimler Trucks North America

Meritor Wabco announced that it has been named the standard position steer axle service brake chamber supplier for all Daimler Trucks North America air brake vehicles

November 14, 2012

Meritor Reports 2012 Fourth Quarter Results, Projections for 2013

For the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2012, Meritor posted sales of $986 million, down 19% from the same period last year due to lower sales volumes in global markets as well as weaker currency translation

November 13, 2012

Meritor to Consolidate Remanufacturing Operations

Meritor Inc. announced that it plans to consolidate its North American remanufacturing operations and create a "center of excellence" in Plainfield, Ind

November 12, 2012

Meritor Announces Revised Business Segments

Meritor Inc. announced that it has revised its reporting structure to drive efficiencies across the corporation. Going forward, the company expects to report future results under two segments: Commercial Truck and Industrial and Aftermarket and Trailer

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