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March 11 2013 - Products

Bendix Trailer Information Module Offers Access to Trailer Data

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems

Bendix says its new Trailer Information Module is an easy-to-use stand-alone system that offers comprehensive access to key trailer data.

Tags: Trailers, TMC, Bendix, Diagnostics, ABS, Shop Tools

March 11 2013 - Products

Bendix Makes Tire Inflation Info Available Via Web

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems

The SmarTire tire pressure monitoring system from Bendix now offers trailer wheel-end monitoring and integration with Bendix’s SafetyDirect system, allowing fleet managers to view tire pressure or temperature information remotely.

Tags: Safety, TPMS, Tires, Bendix, Telematics, TMC

March 11 2013 - Products

Dana Has New Lightweight Tandem, Stronger Drive Shafts

Dana Holding Corp

Dana Sunday introduced a new tandem rear axle product and stronger drive- and inter-axle shafts, and said certain axles are now available on Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks. Executives described the products the day before TMC’s annual meeting opened in Nashville, Tenn.

Tags: Kenworth, Peterbilt, Dana, TMC, Axles, Spicer

SmartValve combines several components into one housing and allows easy raising and lowering of tractor air suspensions.

March 11 2013 - Products

Hadley SmartValve Saves Fuel, Time and Eases Driver’s Work

Hadley Products

Hadley Products of air horn fame has introduced a multi-function height adjustment valve for tractor air suspensions. Called SmartValve, the device combines several components into one housing, and is said to solve major fleet challenges of driver shortages and increased fuel costs.

Tags: TMC, Hadley Products, SmartValve

Designed on a 19,500-pound GVW chassis to provide payload capability, the four-door, six person double cab has an optional magnetic suspension seat in a cab designed to accommodate drivers up to 6-feet 6-inches tall.

March 11 2013 - Products

Hino Expands Cabover Product Offering

Hino Trucks

During the NTEA Work Truck Show, Hino Trucks displayed their new Class 5 COE model 195 Double Cab. Less than a year after introducing the cabover model 195 into the market, the new double-cab option for the 2014 model year will arrive at Hino dealers in June 2013 and is offered in both a diesel model 195DC and diesel-electric hybrid model 195h-DC.

Tags: Hino, Work Truck Show, Light & Medium

March 10 2013 - Products

TruckLabor from Mitchell 1 Estimates Labor Time on Medium and Heavy Truck Service

Mitchell 1

Truck repair professionals now have access to a full menu of labor times with TruckLabor’s Standard Repair Times (SRTs) from Mitchell 1.

Tags: Mitchell 1, equipment downtime, labor estimate

March 10 2013 - Products

Phillips Eliminates Corrosion at Tractor Side of the Pig-tail Connector

Phillips Industries

Phillips Industries has introduced what it calls the cure for the most common warranty complaint with 7-way tractor-to-trailer electrical connections -- complete loss of electrical function on the “blue” circuit.

Tags: Corrosion, Phillips Industries, de-icing, TMC

March 10 2013 - Products

Cummins and Eaton Announce Powertrain Package for HD Truck Market

Cummins and Eaton

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton and Cummins Inc. unveiled a new powertrain package for the North American heavy-duty truck market that is expected to deliver a 3% to 6% fuel economy improvement, lower preventive maintenance costs, and total lifecycle cost improvements.

Tags: Cummins, Eaton, Powertrain

March 1 2013 - Products

ConMet Introduces Premium Bearings

Consolidated Metco

ConMet has branched out from making wheel hub assemblies and has developed its own line of premium bearings.

Tags: Wheels, Bearings, ConMet

March 7 2013 - Products

SmartDrive Fuel Helps Fleets by Helping Drivers

SmartDrive Systems

SmartDrive Systems announced enhancements to its SmartDrive Fuel program. The enhancements enable fleets to improve fuel economy as much as 14%.

Tags: Driver Training, Fuel Economy

March 7 2013 - Products

Roush and Green Alternative Systems Unveil Propane-Fueled Ford F-550

Roush and Green Alternative Systems

Roush CleanTech and Green Alternative Systems revealed the new Ford F-550 chassis cab powered bypropane autogas at the NTEA Work Truck Show.

Tags: Roush, Propane Autogas, Green Alternative Systems, Work Truck Show, Ford

ENow Inc. designs, manufactures and sells renewable energy management systems.

March 7 2013 - Products

Solar Energy Put to Use on the Road

eNow Inc.

With over 15 million medium- and heavy-duty trucks on the road and over 650,000 trucking companies in the U.S., government regulations, like never before, have a significant impact on truckers’ and trucking companies’ costs.

Tags: Solar Power, APU, Work Truck Show

Western Star 4700SB 6x6 is displayed at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. It’s also available as a 4x4.

March 7 2013 - Products

Western Star Introduces 4700SB All-Wheel Drive Model

Western Star

Western Star Wednesday introduced all-wheel drive versions of its 4700SB (setback front axle) truck. Now available to order, the 4700SB AWD can be had in 4x4 and 6x6 versions, and is aimed at construction and utility applications requiring a lightweight truck with rugged, off-road traction.

Tags: Work Truck Show, Western Star, Vocational

March 7 2013 - Products

Qualcomm Adds Trailer Tracking App

Qualcomm

Qualcomm's new Trailer ABS Connect application for its Mobile Computing Platform 110 and 200 provides trailer connect and disconnect information without the need for a more complex trailer tracking system.

Tags: Qualcomm, Trailers, Trailer Tracking, TCA

March 7 2013 - Products

Mack Expands Granite MHD Series with Single-Rear-Axle 4x2

Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks on Wednesday launched a single-rear-axle version of its Granite MHD (medium heavy duty) model, offering a Class 7 or Class 8 product for customers needing a lighter yet rugged work truck.

Tags: Work Truck Show, Class 7, Mack, FET

March 7 2013 - Equipment

Kenworth K270 and K370 Medium Cabovers Now Ride on Air

Kenworth Truck Co.

Kenworth announced that two Hendrickson rear air ride suspensions are now available as options on Kenworth medium-duty cabovers.

Tags: Kenworth, Work Truck Show, Medium-Duty Trucks, Hendrickson

March 7 2013 - Products

Spicer Pro-40 Tandem Axles Now Available Through Kenworth, Peterbilt

Dana Holding Corp.

Dana's Spicer Pro-40 tandem axle is now offered in the 2013 Paccar data books for commercial vehicles under the Kenworth and Peterbilt nameplates.

Tags: Dana, Spicer, Axles

SmartSpace Cargo Management System was developed from the ground up.

March 6 2013 - Products

SmartSpace Cargo Management System

Masterack

Masterack, a division of Leggett & Platt Commercial Vehicle Products, revealed SmartSpace, an all-new cargo management system targeted to create a change in cargo storage.

Tags: cargo storage

March 6 2013 - Products

Utility Introduces New Side Skirt Design

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company

The Utility Side Skirt 120A-4 is a new advanced aerodynamic side skirt design, is U.S. EPA SmartWay verified to achieve greater than 5% fuel savings.

Tags: Trailers, Utility Trailer, Aerodynamics, Side Skirts

March 6 2013 - Products

Roof Fairings Newly Available for KW’s T270/370 Conventionals

Kenworth Truck Co.

Kenworth aims to make roof fairings a more common sight in the medium-duty segment, announcing its T270 and T370 medium-duty vehicles are now available with roof fairings.

Tags: Kenworth, Work Truck Show, Light & Medium

ProMaster’s low floor height will aid in loading and unloading, Ram says.

March 6 2013 - Products

ProMaster Prices Start at $26,030, Ram Says

Ram

Pricing on the upcoming ProMaster vans from Chrysler's Ram Truck division will start at $26,030, the company announced today at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Work Truck Show, Ram Truck, Light & Medium

March 6 2013 - Products

Westport WiNGed F-250/350s Available for Knapheide Service Body Upfits

Westport Innovations

Knapheide has agreed to build and install custom bodies for Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty cab-chassis trucks equipped with Westport Innovations’ WiNG bi-fuel gasoline-compressed natural gas system.

Tags: Natural Gas, Knapheide Manufacturing, Truck Bodies, Ford, Light & Medium, Westport Innovations, Work Truck Show

March 5 2013 - Products

Quantum to Offer ‘Bolt-On’ CNG Conversions for MD Trucks

Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide

A “bolt-on” kit to convert medium-duty trucks to burn compressed natural gas will soon be available from California-based Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide.

Tags: Quantum Fuel Systems, Work Truck Show, Natural Gas, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

March 4 2013 - Products

Rand McNally Debuts Workflow Integration with LoadMaster Enterprise

Rand McNally

Rand McNally announced that its automated Workflow capability is now integrated with McLeod Software’s LoadMaster Enterprise.

Tags: Information Technology, Rand McNally, McLeod

March 4 2013 - Products

PeopleNet Tethered Trailer Tracking Needs No Extra Trailer Hardware

PeopleNet

PeopleNet introduced what it says is the only trailer tracking offering by an onboard computing provider that requires no additional trailer hardware.

Tags: Tracking, Trailers, PeopleNet

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