The Performance Innovation Transport Group recently tested trailer side skirts
and undercarriage air deflectors.
The Automotive Lift Institute has developed an interactive, online vehicle lift safety course based on its Lifting It Right DVD. ALI is partnering with dealer services provider KPA, which has trained more than 1 million automotive industry professionals, to produce and deliver the online program. It will be available in early 2014.
Meritor Wabco announced that OnLane, a lane departure warning system, is available for immediate orders as an option on Freightliner Cascadia and Freightliner Cascadia Evolution models.
The Cheater Wrench from DT Industries allows anyone driving a truck or other heavy-duty vehicle to remove their lug nuts and change their own tires. The Cheater Wrench is a torque-multiplying tool with a 78:1 turn ratio, making it easy to overcome the recommended 500 or so foot-pounds to which wheel lug nuts are supposed to be tightened.
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has launched the SmartWay-verified Goodyear G572 1AD truck tire for single-axle drive and 6x2 applications.