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March 27 2013 - Products

Qualcomm Exact Fuel Application to Reduce Fuel Theft, Improve Fuel Stop Planning

Qualcomm Enterprise Services

Qualcomm's new Exact Fuel application monitors and transmits fuel level information on the vehicle data bus directly to fleet managers. This insight helps identify discrepancies in fuel levels that may indicate theft, as well as helps fleets make better fuel stop decisions that reduce out-of-route miles.

Tags: Qualcomm, Fuel and Oil, Truckstops

March 26 2013 - Products

Optronics Rolls Out Led Clearance Marker Lamp for Vanguard Trailers

Optronics International

LOUISVILLE -- Optronics International showed off its new Uni-Lite LED clearance/marker lamps for the first time during the Mid-America Trucking Show last week.

Tags: Trailers, Lighting, Mid-America Trucking Show, LED Lighting, Optronics International

The company says its new side fairing, when combined with the SmartTruck UnderTray System, delivers up to a 10.5% gain in fuel savings.

March 26 2013 - Products

SmartTruck Unveils Lo-Pro Version of Trailer Side Fairing System

SmartTruck

LOUISVILLE -- SmartTruck introduced a low-profile version of its trailer Side Fairing system late last week during the Mid-America Trucking Show, allowing it to fit on more kinds of trailers.

Tags: Trailers, SmartTruck, Mid-America Trucking Show, Aerodynamics

March 26 2013 - Products

New Aerodynamic Trailer Skirt Technology Introduced

BetterTrucker.com

LOUISVILLE – BetterTrucker.com, an online marketplace for truckers and trucking companies, introduced what it calls the “next-generation” semi-trailer side skirt at the Mid-America Trucking Show last week.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Trailers, Aerodynamics, Trailer Skirts

March 26 2013 - Products

Peak Unveils New Test Strips for Final Charge Antifreeze

Old World Industries

Peak Commercial & Industrial, an Old World Industries company, is unvailing new test strips for its Final Charge heavy-duty extended-life coolant/antifreeze.

Tags: Coolant, Antifreeze, Old World Industries, Cooling Systems

March 26 2013 - Products

Great Dane Rolls Out First Mobile App at MATS

Great Dane

LOUISVILLE -- Trailer manufacturer Great Dane introduced its first mobile app during last week’s Mid-America Trucking Show.

Tags: Trailers, Great Dane, Mid-America Trucking Show, Mobile App

March 25 2013 - Products

Rand McNally Next Generation 5-Inch Truck GPS

Rand McNally

LOUISVILLE -- At last week's Mid-America Trucking Show, Rand McNally unveiled its new IntelliRoute TND 520 connected GPS device for professional drivers. The new 5-inch device includes Wi-Fi connectivity that enables a number of new real-time data services, most of which will be standard on the device without any subscription fee.

Tags: Rand McNally, Mid-America Trucking Show, Navigation

March 25 2013 - Products

Trail King Introduces Continuous Belt Ag Trailer

Trail King

LOUISVILLE -- Trail King announced its Continuous Belt Super Hi-Lite Rolled Side Ag Trailer (ASHR-C) at the Mid-America Trucking Show last week.

Tags: Trail King, Trailers

The new Roadmaster RM234 offers truckers a premium option to Cooper Tire's RM185.

March 25 2013 - Products

Cooper Introduces RM234 All-position Truck Tire

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. showcased its new Roadmaster premium regional all-position commercial tire at last week’s Mid-America Trucking Show. It’s set to be available in May.

Tags: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Tires, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 25 2013 - Products

Mack Boosts MP8 Power, Launches Light-weight Suspensions

Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks has released a new power option for the 13-liter MP8 engine, boosting it to 505 horsepower and 1,860 lb ft in certain applications. As well, Mack unveiled two new suspension designs including one that weighs about 400 pounds less than competitive models.

Tags: Mack, MP8, Pinnacle

March 25 2013 - Products

Wabco Readies Clutched Air Compressor for North American Launch

Wabco Holdings

Wabco says it will launch its c-comp clutched air compressor in North America later this year.

Tags: air compressor, Wabco

Michelin's X Line Energy T trailer tire

March 25 2013 - Products

Michelin Offers New Tire, Retread Options

Michelin

Customer now have two more Michelin tire option to choose from; the X Line Energy T trailer tire, and the X Line Energy D Pre-Mold drive tire retread.

Tags: Michelin, EPA SmartWay, Retreads, Low-rolling Resistance

March 25 2013 - Products

Dual Fuel Glider Offers Another Path to Natural Gas Transition

American Power Group

American Power Group has partnered with Fitzgerald Glider Kits and the WheelTime Network to offer what it says is the nation’s first natural gas dual fuel glider.

Tags: WheelTime Network, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Glider Kits, Natural Gas

March 25 2013 - Products

Bridgestone Reignites Firestone Brand with New Tire Lineup

Firestone

Firestone has launched a line of SmartWay certified steer, drive and trailer tires aimed at fleets of all sizes, with a renewed focus on small business operators.

Tags: Firestone, Bridgestone, Tires

March 22 2013 - Products

Spicer Introduces Fuel-saving AdvanTEK 40 Tandem Axle

Dana Holding Corp.

Dana Holding Corporation unveiled a new 40,000-lb tandem at the Mid-America Trucking Show aimed at a variety of Class 8 applications. The new design is said to increase fuel economy, improve reliability, reduce vehicle weight, and decrease total ownership costs.

Tags: Dana Holding Corp., Advantek40

ZMD air springs integrate the damping function traditionally performed by the shock within the air spring itself by exchanging pressurized air through channels interconnecting the bellows and piston of this patent-pending air spring.

March 22 2013 - Products

Hendrickson Introduces “Shockless” Air Suspension: ZMD Ride Technology

Hendrickson

Hendrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems launched Zero-Maintenance Damping ride technology at a MATS press event, and the technology is available exclusively through Hendrickson beginning the first quarter of 2013.

Tags: Hendrickson, VanTraxx, Trailer suspension, Suspensions

Available initially in capacities of 46,000, 52,000 and 60,000 pounds, UltiMaax is approved for vocational and severe-duty applications.

March 22 2013 - Products

Hendrickson Launches UltiMaax Advanced Severe-Duty Rubber Suspension

Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems

Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems officials announced the introduction of UltiMaax, the next generation in severe-duty rubber suspensions to the North and South American markets.

Tags: Suspensions, Hendrickson, UltiMaax

Volvo's new VNX is designed for heavy haul and severe service vocational.

March 22 2013 - Products

Volvo Unveils New Heavy Haul Truck, Engine Ratings, Disc Brake, Suspension, More

Volvo Trucks

Volvo Trucks Thursday at the Mid-America Trucking Show introduced the VNX, a heavy-haul, high-performance model designed for extreme gross weight applications. The company also said it’s making the I-Shift the standard transmission on all trucks and made a number of other announcements.

Tags: Volvo, Natural Gas, Natural Gas Vehicles, Liquefied Natural Gas, Transmissions, Engines, Suspensions, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 21 2013 - Products

Eaton Develops Navistar-Specific Fuel-Saving UltraShift Plus Transmissions

Eaton

Eaton launched a new family of UltraShift Plus transmissions designed exclusively for Navistar to maximize fuel efficiency in linehaul applications.

Tags: Cummins, Eaton, Navistar, Fuel Economy, Transmissions, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 21 2013 - Products

Cummins Showcases 2013 Engines, New Features

Cummins

LOUISVILLE -- Cummins will have its new 2013 engine line up at this year's Mid-America Trucking show, boasting 2% better fuel economy, along with some new gearing recommendations to increase fuel economy and lower operating costs.

March 21 2013 - Products

Econodyne+ Gives Higher Torque While Climbing Hills, Mack Says

Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks has introduced the newest generation of its Econodyne family, the MP8 Econodyne+, a powerful engine ideal for on-highway customers who require additional muscle to move their loads.

Tags: Mack, Engines, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 21 2013 - Products

Smartphone App Makes Weighing Easier at CAT Scales

CAT Scale

CAT Scale announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show that it will roll out a smartphone app the first of June, allowing truckers to weigh their rigs without leaving the cab to get a weigh ticket.

Tags: Truckstops, Truck Weights, CAT Scale

FT491 All-Position Radial

March 21 2013 - Products

Bridgestone Says New Fuel-Efficient Tires Don't Sacrifice Removal Miles

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions

Three new Firestone brand tires for regional to long-haul use made their debut at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

Tags: Firestone, Fuel Economy, Bridgestone, Tires

New Model 567 vocational trucks from Peterbilt.

March 21 2013 - Products

Peterbilt Debuts New Vocational Truck, Interiors, Sleepers, More

Peterbilt

LOUISVILLE -- Peterbilt made a slew of announcements Wednesday at the Mid-America Trucking Show, including a new version of one of its highway tractors and a new vocational model.

Kenworth&#39;s newest vocational model, the T880, unveiled in Louisville, KY yesterday.<br /><br />

March 21 2013 - Products

Kenworth Launches T880 Vocational Truck, Adds Regional T680

Kenworth

Kenworth today unveiled its latest vocational model, the T880. Numerically, the T880 is the next generation of the venerable T800, but Kenworth has no immediate plans to retire that workhorse.

Tags: Kenworth, Mid-America Trucking Show

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