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Alcoa Looks to Detroit for Styling

Alcoa Looks to Detroit for Styling

Alcoa is looking at the potential of producing a black version of the Dura-Bright Evo wheel. The company brought a few prototypes to the Mid-America Trucking Show, trying to see if people noticed them and asked about them.

May 2, 2017

Volvo Unveils VNR Regional Tractor

Volvo Unveils VNR Regional Tractor

Volvo Trucks North America Wednesday launched a new regional truck, the VNR, to address what it believes is tremendous growth potential in regional and short-haul markets. Volvo says this truck will meet the needs of beverage haulers, grocery distributors, fuel haulers and many others engaged in local, regional and short-haul service.

April 19, 2017

Stoughton Underride Guard Earns Kudos from Crash Survivor, Insurance Institute
Stoughton Offers Sneak Peak of New Refrigerated Van
Continental Breaks Ground for New Mississippi Truck-Tire Plant

Continental Breaks Ground for New Mississippi Truck-Tire Plant

Output from the Clinton, Miss.plant will eventually supplement existing truck tire production from Continental's Mt. Vernon, Ill. facility, which is now at capacity of 3.2 million tires per year. Construction will formally begin in 2018, with the first tires coming off the line in late 2019.

November 3, 2016

Western Star Debuts Extreme Duty Off-Road 'Transformer'

Western Star Debuts Extreme Duty Off-Road 'Transformer'

Western Star Trucks has just unveiled an extreme heavy-duty off-road chassis that could make owning multiple single-purpose trucks obsolete. The MBT-40 Transformer can pick up an drop truck bodies the way trash trucks pickup and drop roll-off containers.

May 12, 2016

FlowBelow Brings Aerokit to Canada

FlowBelow Brings Aerokit to Canada

FlowBelow it's its first major deal with a Canadian carrier; says snow and ice proved not to be a problem when using the devices in winter.

April 14, 2016

Michelin's Auto Tire Inflation Tech Maintains Pressure
Cummins, Eaton Strengthen Integration, Add New Torque Options

Cummins, Eaton Strengthen Integration, Add New Torque Options

Expanded torque offering mean customer can not get get the low-end performance they want without have to go to a high-horsepower bracket. Integrated call centers and better cross-training of customer service agents means it's easier for customer to get answers to their questions with just one phone call.

February 29, 2016

Haldex Re-enters North American ADB market

Haldex Re-enters North American ADB market

The first member of the ModulT family to be introduced in North America is the 22.5-inch optimized trailer brake, weighing 70 pounds including pads. It will soon be followed with 19.5-inch and 22.5-inch air disc brake sizes for trucks and buses

February 28, 2016

Michelin Offers Uniroyal Tires for Commercial Trucks
Alcoa, Metalsa Offer 2,500 lbs in Future Weight Savings
Eaton Expands Advantage Product Line, Adds Coast Mode to AMTs

Eaton Expands Advantage Product Line, Adds Coast Mode to AMTs

Eaton now offers is Advantage Series transmission in more configurations to broaden its appear to different long-haul, linehaul and regional markets. The Advantage Series automated models now come with a fuel-saving coast mode to decrease parasitic drag on the drive train when operating on hilly terrain.

March 26, 2015

Goodyear Rolls New Steer Tire into Fuel Max Lineup
Meritor Previews Inflation System for Tractors

Meritor Previews Inflation System for Tractors

The Meritor booth at the Technology & Maintenance Council's 2015 Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition has been humming this week with word of a new inflation system for tractors.

February 17, 2015

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