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    Ride Control offers new FleetLine product line

    October 19, 2016 11:24AM by Truck West

    FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – Ride Control, under the brand name Gabriel, introduced 15 new items to its FleetLine ride control product line for a wide range of heavy-duty makes and models. Intended for makes such as Mack, Western Star and

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    Eco Flaps gains SmartWay verification

    October 19, 2016 7:13AM by Truck News

    BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Eco Flaps has announced it has been verified by the EPA SmartWay program to provide fuel savings of 1%. It becomes the first splash guard to become SmartWay-verified. Actual fuel savings on a 53-ft. trailer verified by

  • Meritor announces the Opti-Lite brake drum

    October 17, 2016 3:54PM by Truck West

    TROY, Mich. – Meritor announced the release of its new Opti-Lite brake drum Oct. 11, designed for linehaul and weight-sensitive applications, such as tanker/trailer and freight. “Developed on the same platform as our established STEELite™ X30 brake drums, the Opti-Lite

  • Cooper Tire offers new size for Roadmaster RM332 wide-based tire

    October 14, 2016 10:45AM by Truck News

    FINDLAY, Ohio – Cooper Tire and Rubber Company is now offering a new size in its Roadmaster RM332 wide-based (WB) commercial tire line. Now available in 385/65R22.5 in load range L, the RM332 is a premium wide-based steer tire for

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    Tremcar shows off new vacuum tank

    October 13, 2016 4:01PM by Truck News

    SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Que. — Tremcar has manufactured a new vacuum tank for Enviro Urgence, the company announced this week.  Over the years, Tremcar has developed the expertise in the vacuum industry by manufacturing different units such as portable toilet vac tanks,

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    Kenworth offers Bendix Wingman Advanced as option for its T270 and T370 models

    October 5, 2016 1:23PM by Truck News

    ELYRIA, Ohio – Kenworth Truck Company revealed recently that it is expanding its availability of Bendix Wingman Advanced– a collision mitigation technology –  to two models in its medium-duty line. Going forward, the active safety technology will be a factory-installed option on

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    Uniroyal rolls out new SmartWay-verified drive tire

    October 4, 2016 11:05AM by Truck News

    GREENVILLE, S.C.—Michelin announced today the addition of the Uniroyal LD10 for commercial trucks, a SmartWay-verified long-haul drive tire. It is available two sizes, 275/80R22.5 with load range G and 11R22.5 with load range H. “We continue to expand the Uniroyal

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    Navistar names SAF-Holland its standard fifth wheel partner

    October 3, 2016 9:58AM by Truck News

    MUSKEGON, Mich. – SAF-Holland announced today that Navistar has named it its standard position fifth wheel partner. As well, the company’s FW17 was awarded the prestigious position as the standard fifth wheel on Navistar’s International LT Series truck. The Holland FW17, manufactured

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    Yokohama unveils new environmentally-friendly tire

    October 3, 2016 9:44AM by Truck News

    SANTA ANA, Calif. —  Yokohama Tire Corporation revealed its new BlueEarth commercial tire called the BluEarth 709L ultra wide base (UWB) drive tire. The new tire is SmartWay-verified and designed for maximum fuel efficiency, the 709L is available now in

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    Utility reveals new dry van trailer option

    October 2, 2016 1:37PM by Truck News

    CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. – Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company has revealed recently its new dry van trailer option – the 4000D-X Composite Tall Bottom Rail (TBR). “Our 4000D-X Composite TBR is a new configuration engineered to deliver long-term performance for

  • Spireon to release its first solar-powered telematics solution

    September 29, 2016 3:27PM by Truck West

    IRVINE, Calif. – Spireon has announced its first solar-powered telematics solution for trailers and other assets, providing customers with a new, energy efficient way to gain location information and data. The self-powered solution, the Spireon FleetLocate, is compatible with several

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    Utility introduces lighter-weight flatbed

    September 27, 2016 12:45PM by Truck News

    CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. – Utility Trailer has announced the introduction of a lighter-weight 4000AE flatbed trailer. “Our new 4000AE flatbed delivers the strength and long-term benefits of a durable combo trailer,” said Larry Roland, director of marketing for Utility

  • New truck speed limiter adjusts to local speed limits

    September 27, 2016 7:00AM by Truck News

    CALGARY, Alta. – Magtec Products and SpeedGuage are bringing to market an aftermarket truck speed limiter that adheres to local speed limits. SpeedGuage will serve as a reseller of the SafeSpeed service to the fleet telematics sector, the companies announced.

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    Bendix offers its first specifically-engineered air disc brake for trailers

    September 26, 2016 11:09AM by Truck News

    ELYRIA, Ohio – Bendix has released the ADB22X-LT air disc brake, the first the company specifically engineered for trailers, which is now available to the North American commercial vehicle market. Offering a robust, optimal braking solution for a wide range

  • PacTrainer complimentary when national account customers lease new Kenworth or Peterbilt trucks

    September 26, 2016 10:49AM by Truck West

    BELLEVUE, Wash. – National account customers who lease a new Kenworth or Peterbilt truck through PacLease will receive a complimentary one year service of the safety course program PacTrainer. Developed with J.J. Keller, PacTrainer offers customers more than 360 online