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    Eaton recognized for Synflex air brake tubing

    August 29, 2014 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 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 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

  • Product Equipment

    Bridgestone offers new Firestone steer tire, Bandag retread

    August 25, 2014 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

  • Product Transportation

    Rand McNally announces latest GPS system at GATS

    August 22, 2014 by Truck News

    DALLAS, Tx. – Rand McNally had a couple of announcements at the Great American Trucking Show this week. First, the company introduced the fourth generation of its IntelliRoute TND GPS device. The new device has been completely redesigned, according to

  • Product Transportation

    Alliance Truck Parts announces release of new brake drum

    August 21, 2014 by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Alliance Truck Parts gas announced it is expanding its brake line to include an Alliance 16.5” x 5” RSD steer axle brake drum. The new brake drum will be for vehicles up to and including 14,700-lb gross

  • Product Transportation

    Alliance Truck Parts expands clutch line

    August 21, 2014 by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Alliance Truck Parts is expanding its clutch line. The expansions will be compatible with newer model engine and will include four medium-duty clutches and seven updated EZ-Assist clutches for the heavy-duty market. “We have received numerous requests

  • Product Transportation

    Duraturn gets EPA SmartWay verification on three commercial tires

    August 21, 2014 by Truck News

    MONROVIA, Calif. – China Manufacturers Alliance announced today that three commercial Duraturn tires have recently met the requirements for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay Technology program. The EPA has verified the Duraturn DS28 in the steer position, the

  • Product Transportation

    Western Star offers Neway ADZ suspensions

    August 20, 2014 by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Western Star is now offering Neway ADZ series heavy-duty drive axle air suspensions by SAF-Holland for Western star 4800, 4900, and 6900-trucks. The suspensions feature a streamlined design that reduces weight by more than 220 lbs per

  • Product Transportation

    CMA announces new Duraturn brand

    August 20, 2014 by Truck News

    MONROVIA, Calif. – China Manufacturers Alliance (CMA) today announced the launch of Duraturn – a new consumer and commercial tire. The announcement was made at the annual International Tire Exhibition and Conference. “Duraturn products have the pedigree of developing diverse and

  • Product Transportation

    Kenworth T880 adds natural gas option

    August 19, 2014 by Truck News

    KIRKLAND, Wash. – Kenworth Truck Company announced this week that it is adding a natural gas option for the Kenworth T880. This option is ideal for dump trucks, mixer, refuse, pickup and delivery trucks. Both the day cab and the

  • Product Equipment

    Carrier Transicold introduces remote panels for reefers

    August 18, 2014 by Truck News

    ATHENS, Ga. — Carrier Transicold has introduced new APX remote panels, which allow operators to control reefer temperatures from more convenient locations. The remote panels are available in two configurations: the flush-mount design can be mounted inside the trailer, near

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    Alcoa Ultra wheels now available for Peterbilt trucks

    August 11, 2014 by Truck News

    DENTON, Tex. – New Alcoa Ultra aluminum wheels made from a MagnaForce alloy is now available as a factory-installed option for all Peterbilt heavy-duty trucks. “This is a great new option for our customers in weight-conscious applications and other markets

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    Michelin’s new Web site is designed to impress

    August 7, 2014 by Truck News

    GREENVILLE, S.C. – Michelin Americas Truck Tires launched a new Web site this week that promises to be customer-focused and includes fuel and mileage saving calculators. The new Web site is mobile-friendly and is accessible on all mobile devices. As

  • Product Equipment

    Peterbilt launches Model 579 configurator

    August 1, 2014 by Truck News

    DENTON, Texas — Peterbilt has developed a new Model 579 configurator tool, which allows customers to design their own truck online. “The new online configurator lets users build their own Model 579 in a fun, immersive way,” said Todd Acker,