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    Carrier using solar power to charge reefer units

    September 26, 2014 8:24AM by Truck News

    ATHENS, Ga. — Carrier Transicold has announced the availability of solar panels that can be used to charge its transport refrigeration units (TRUs). The new solar panels were developed specifically to maintain TRU battery charge and mount onto the roof

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    Peterbilt introduces new refuse truck

    September 19, 2014 10:06AM by Truck News

    DENTON, Tex– Peterbilt Motors Company has introduced a new, redesigned low-cab forward Model 320 in response to the side-loader collection vehicles gaining popularity in residential refuse applications. The new truck has a ProBilt interior that has a number of enhancements

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    Customers help BFGoodrich Truck Tires create new Web site

    September 19, 2014 9:32AM by Truck News

    GREENVILLE, S.C. – With a little help from its customers, BFGoodrich Truck Tires has redesigned its Web site to create a more user-friendly and interactive tool that helps interested patrons select tires and dealerships. The new site is mobile friendly

  • Oracles offers transportation managers a cloud option

    September 15, 2014 1:48PM by Truck News

    REDWOOD SHORES, Cal.–Oracle has released Oracle Transportation Management Cloud and Oracle Global Trade Management Cloud. The newly offered cloud option enables customers of all sizes to quickly deploy and benefit from these transformative applications. Available via Oracle Cloud, the new

  • New severe duty oil coming from Chevron (eventually)

    September 15, 2014 8:01AM by Truck News

    SAN RAMON, Calif. — Unlike their American neighbours, Canadians hoping to buy Chevron Products Company’s new severe duty oil will have to wait until after the winter’s snows have melted. The lubricant producer’s latest offering is the Delo 400 SD

  • New 6×2 Dana Spicer tandem axle

    September 9, 2014 10:35AM by Truck News

    KIRKLAND, Wa. – Kenworth’s new 6×2 Class-8 tandem axle works with both dual and wide-base tires. According to the company, the Dana Spicer EconoTrek 6×2 is up to 3% more fuel efficient than traditional 6×4 tandem axles. It also weighs

  • Mack offers new Super Econodyne

    September 9, 2014 10:10AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, NC — Mack Trucks has a new powertrain suited for regional and bulk haul runs. The MP7 Super Econodyne (SE) puts out 405hp and 1,560 lb.-ft of torque. When mated with a Mack mDrive automated manual transmission (AMT) and

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    Kenworth offers Allison FuelSense package

    September 5, 2014 4:09PM by Truck News

    KIRKLAND, Wash. — Kenworth has announced availability of Allison Transmission’s FuelSense package. FuelSense delivers a unique package of software and electronic controls that target critical components of a truck’s duty cycl to help enhance fuel savings. These features automatically adapt

  • Product Equipment

    Kenworth offering Alcoa Ultra One wheel

    September 5, 2014 10:55AM by Truck News

    KIRKLAND, Wash. — Kenworth is now offering the Alcoa Ultra One wheel on its Class 8 and medium-duty trucks. The new wheel is said to be 17% stronger and five pounds lighter than Alcoa’s existing alloy wheel. At 40 lbs,

  • Space-saver battery box option available on select Peterbilts

    September 3, 2014 11:25AM by Truck News

    DENTON, Tex. – Peterbilt announced today that it would be offering a compact, space-saver battery box for its SmartAir  system on Model 579. The new battery box is made of lightweight aluminum with the choice of an aluminum or composite

  • Product Transportation

    Stemco rolls out new CentriFuse brake drums

    September 2, 2014 12:49PM by Truck News

    LONGVIEW, Tex. – Stemco announced the release of its new CentriFuse Heavy Duty brake drums today. The CentriFuse brake drums were made to increase performance for on- and off-highway use. They also provide double the service life of full-cast brake

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    Eaton recognized for Synflex air brake tubing

    August 29, 2014 8:52AM by Truck News

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Eaton received some praise this week as it received the 2013 Quality Excellence Award from Hino Motors Canada and Hino Manufacturing USA. Credit for the award is given to the company’s durable Synflex air brake tubing

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    Western Star Web site gets a facelift

    August 28, 2014 1:37PM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Western Star has revamped its Web site to better serve customer who visit the site via their mobile or tablet devices. Mobile and tablet visitors of the Web site can now see information about the Western Star

  • Garmin’s new fleet navigation tools compatible with Android

    August 25, 2014 7:32AM by Truck News

    OLATHE, Kan. — Garmin has released two new fleet navigators that are compatible with Android devices. The fleet 660 is designed for local fleets while the 670 is intended for commercial truck fleets. “The fleet 660 and 670 are our

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    Bridgestone offers new Firestone steer tire, Bandag retread

    August 25, 2014 6:59AM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone Commercial Solutions has introduced a new Firestone steer tire and Bandag retread. The Firestone FS561 is suitable for on-highway use in high-scrub environments. It’s an all-position radial recommended for regional and P&D applications. “The new FS561