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Aero Add-ons Put to the Test
Aero Add-ons Put to the Test

November 8, 2013
The Performance Innovation Transport Group recently tested trailer side skirts and undercarriage air deflectors.

Keeping Your Wheels On
Keeping Your Wheels On

October 15, 2013
There’s no mystery to why wheels come off trucks. The National Transportation Safety Board in 1992, and Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation in the late...

Retreading Wide-base Tires
Retreading Wide-base Tires

October 4, 2013
Wide-base tires aren’t cheap. Not that duals are cheaper, but in a single wide-base tire you have an investment approaching the cost of a pair of standard...

SAE Fuel Economy Tests Reveal Aero Device Performance
SAE Fuel Economy Tests Reveal Aero Device Performance

September 19, 2013
User-paid and impartial SAE Type II tests reveal the trailer side skirts tested are more effective at reducing fuel consumption than undercarriage...

Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing to Expand Minnesota Operations
Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing to Expand Minnesota Operations

August 14, 2013
Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing LLC will expand its electronics remanufacturing and manufacturing capabilities with a move to a larger facility in Hibbing,...

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

July 24, 2013
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.

DLS Retreading Opens First ContiTread Franchise in South Carolina
DLS Retreading Opens First ContiTread Franchise in South Carolina

July 22, 2013
Continental Tire helps establish local South Carolina veteran retreader with the first first all-new ContiTread licensed truck tire retreading facility in...

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

July 15, 2013
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...

Wheel-End Problems: Beyond the Obvious
Wheel-End Problems: Beyond the Obvious

July 2, 2013
Wheel-ends function as a system: the spindle, hub, and rim (or wheel), as well as the bearings and the fasteners, all work in concert to keep the wheels in...

The Business Case for Synthetic Lubes

January 8, 2013
For years, some fleets have turned to synthetic engine oils for easier starts in cold-weather climates and to help them extend oil drain intervals. But if...