Heavy Duty Trucking’s editors announced the HDT 2023 Top 20 Products, honoring the best new or significantly improved products of 2022.
Products are chosen based on how well they address the following criteria:
- Ability to address industry issues
- Potential to help fleets’ bottom lines
Eligible products were reported on by HDT’s editors in our print or digital products during calendar year 2022. Not eligible for the Top 20 awards are full powered vehicles or concept/demonstration vehicles or products. Products must be commercially available or expected to become commercially available in 2023. Companies are limited to having one award in a year.
The following Top 20 products are listed in alphabetical order by company name. Details on each one appeared in the Jan/Feb 2023 print issue and will be posted on our website later this week.
Alcoa’s ULT36X 22.5” x 8.25” wheel is 3 pounds lighter than its predecessor and is equipped with proprietary MagnaForce alloy.
Bridgestone’s Firestone Classic Line includes three newly introduced long-haul tires that give small- and medium-sized fleets access to premium and retreadable products.
Carrier Transicold’s Neos 200e is an all-electric refrigeration unit for commercial vans and light-duty trucks, new for the Neos platform in the Americas.
Dana’s Spicer Electrified Zero-8 e-Axles for Class 7 and 8 over-the-road applications are designed to integrate into most existing chassis.
Doleco USA’s Level Deck Self-Leveling Decking Beam can be moved by hand freely, asymmetrically and up and down its tracks.
East Manufacturing’s Horizon Round-Bottom Trailer maximizes payload by incorporating lighter-weight components and provides a lower center of gravity for greater dump stability.
Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies’ Endurant XD Series Automated Transmission is designed for on-highway applications with high gross combined weight ratings.
Grote Industries’ 4See Smart Trailer System is a combination of hardware and software that makes improvements to the proximity of sensors and smart lamps, trailer tracking and cargo door monitoring, and cargo sensing and tire pressure monitoring.
Hendrickson’s EV Suspension Solution is a total vehicle steer axle and suspension offering optimized for electric last-mile delivery vehicles, using Hendrickson’s Softek and Snake Spring technologies.
Hyliion’s Hypertruck ERX powertrain uses an onboard, natural-gas-powered generator to continually recharge the battery pack for the electric powertrain while driving.
McLeod Software’s MPact Pro offers insights into truckload lanes and into spot and contract rates.
Navistar’s International S13 Integrated Powertrain consists of three components, developed and integrated concurrently: the S13 13L engine, T14 14-speed automated manual transmission, and Dual Stage Aftertreatment.
Netradyne’s Driver•iHubX enables users to add up to four external cameras to their existing installation for a 360-degree view around a vehicle.
Paccar Powertrain’s Paccar TX-18 transmission is a new vocational design for on- and off-highway applications, available for certain Kenworth and Peterbilt models with Paccar MX-11 and MX-13 engines.
Ridge Corp.'s Trailer Helmet helps prevent front end corner damage to trailers.
SkyBitz’ Kuantum trailer telematics delivers high frequency, event-driven reporting of trailer locations and empty/loaded status.
Thermo King’s Precedent S-750i trailer refrigeration unit for long-haul and local food distribution meets current and proposed California Air Resources Board Ultra-Low Emission Transport Refrigeration Unit emissions.
Trimble Video Intelligence + AI has been enhanced to improve visibility and safety for commercial vehicle fleets, including through advanced driver assistance systems.
Volvo Trucks North America’s I-Torque powertrain option for the latest D13 Turbo Compound engine enables the truck to operate optimally with up to a 31% increase in fuel efficient speed range.
ZF’s OnGuardMax automatic emergency braking system uses camera and radar sensors to detect and react to pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcycles
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