Truck News


  • Product Transportation

    JOST International rolls out new sensor coupling sysems

    January 19, 2017 9:34AM by Truck News

    GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — JOST International has introduced the new JSK37USK series air-release fifth wheel with sensor technology. The new product allows the driver to confirm that the fifth wheel is properly and safely coupled from inside the cab. “The streamlining associated with

  • Product Transportation

    Truck-Lite unveils new 4-inch combination lamp

    January 19, 2017 9:27AM by Truck News

    FALCONER, N.Y. —   Truck-Lite has added the 44 series stop/turn/tail and back-up combination lamp to its existing 44 series offerings. Truck-Lite says the the 44 series stop/turn/tail and back-up combination lamp perform the functions of two lamps in one unit and

  • Product Transportation

    GT Radial rolls out long haul drive tire in North America

    January 13, 2017 9:57AM by Truck News

      RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. — The SmartWay-verified GT Radial GDL651FS drive tire is being rolled out in North America. GT Radial said the tire provides enhanced fuel economy, combined with good traction and long tread wear. Other features include: Special low rolling

  • New all-inclusive software helps manage Allison transmissions

    January 11, 2017 3:23PM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Allison Transmission is offering a yearly subscription service through the new Allison DOC Premium V2017.1.0 software program, a diagnostic tool for monitoring and reviewing all control systems for the operation of Allison transmissions. The all-inclusive software provides

  • Product Transportation

    Fairbanks Scales unveils new weighing instrument, FB6000

    January 9, 2017 2:18PM by Sonia Straface

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Fairbanks Scales has released its newest weighing instrument, the FB6000.  The new weighing instrument features a new web interface that Fairbanks says enables rapid calibration and custom ticket formatting. It is also compatible with both analog and digital

  • Product Transportation

    Ridewell Suspensions updates self-steer auxiliary truck suspension

    January 4, 2017 1:43PM by Truck News

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. —  Ridewell Suspensions has updated a self-steer auxiliary truck suspension for I-beam axle integration, the company announced today. First released in 1997, the RSS-236 suspension has been updated for lighter weight and lower maintenance. The parallelogram design allows

  • Product Transportation

    Cooper Tires adds sizes to new RM272 tire

    December 21, 2016 8:56AM by Truck News

    FINDLAY, Ohio – Cooper Tire & Rubber Company announced recently that it has added two new sizes to its Roadmaster RM272 commercial tire line. The RM272 is now available in sizes 11R22.5 and 295/75R22.5. The tire features a four-belt steel casing and has

  • Product Equipment

    No screws, clips or lock rings needed with Stemco’s Zip-Torq axle fastener

    December 19, 2016 10:57AM by Truck West

    LONGVIEW, Tex. – Stemco has released its new Zip-Torq single-piece axle fastener, which aims to simplify the wheel end bearing adjustment with its unitized design. The Zip-Torq eliminates special tooling and loose components like clips, keepers, snap rings and screws,

  • Product Regulations

    TransComply issues protocol to help carriers manage new food transport rules

    December 13, 2016 2:40PM by Truck News

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – TransComply has created a protocol to help refrigerated carriers comply with impending rules governing the sanitary transportation of human and animal food. The new food safety transport rules will be in effect in April 2017, and will

  • SG Custom offers the innovative Grey Wolf box frame flatdeck

    December 8, 2016 4:11PM by Truck News

    LONDON, Ont. – SG Custom Transport Equipment has released the Grey Wolf original box frame flatdeck, saying it has the highest load per foot rating of any trailer on the market. Available through SG Custom, Remorques Lewis and East Coast

  • Product Transportation

    Great Dane adds new options on Freedom XP flatbed trailer

    December 5, 2016 11:54AM by Truck News

    SAVANNAH, Ga.  – Great Dane introduced today that it has added new options to its Freedom XP all-aluminum flatbed trailers.  Now, it will feature the JOST AX150 Alumilight landing gear and a new sliding suspension options. The JOST AX150 Alumilight landing

  • Product Transportation

    Optronics unveils new LED lights

    December 1, 2016 3:10PM by Truck News

    TULSA, Okla. — Optronics revealed several new 4-inch round and 6 inch oval LED stop, tail and turn lights today. According to the company, the lamps employ a newly engineered method of light delivery that looks and works unlike anything

  • Product Equipment

    AutoSocks; don’t leave home without them

    November 30, 2016 11:46AM by Truck West

    DENVER, Col. – It’s that time of year again, and if you’re hoping to get a grip on the road, AutoSocks could be the answer you’re looking for. AutoSock AS, the provider of an alternative traction device for passenger and

  • Product Equipment

    Alliance grows its fan clutch and clutch product lines

    November 29, 2016 6:02PM by Truck West

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Alliance Truck Parts has ‘significantly expanded’ its fan clutch and clutch product lines, with the fan clutch line now featuring more than 2,000 part numbers and the clutch line offering over 300. “Our customers have been looking

  • Product Transportation

    Cummins extends warranty for B6.7 engines

    November 28, 2016 2:57PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — Cummins has introduced a new three-year/unlimited mile base warranty for the B6.7 engine. This applies to 2017 B6.7 engines in on-highway trucks in North America. The base warranty includes the same comprehensive coverage for parts and labor on