Truck News


  • Product Equipment

    Truck-Lite rolls out new packaging

    January 27, 2015 8:01AM by Truck News

    FALCONER, N.Y. — Truck-Lite has unveiled new designs for its polybags, retail boxes and clamshell packaging. The company began rolling out the new packaging this month and will continue to do so over the first quarter. Truck-Lite says it marks

  • Product Equipment

    Eaton adds split shaft PTO capabilities to UltraShift Plus

    January 26, 2015 11:06AM by Truck News

    GALESBURG, Mich. — Eaton has announced the availability of split shaft power take-off capabilities for its UltraShift Plus vocational transmissions. The enhancements allow for transmission gear selection and clutch control outside the cab, eliminating the need for operators to enter

  • Product Transportation

    TransCore Link Logistics launches new Web site

    January 21, 2015 1:23PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – TransCore Link Logistics has launched its updated corporate Web site today. Now, the home page features monthly load volumes and a demo of the freight matching load board showing current truck and load postings. “We are very

  • Product Equipment

    BFGoodrich launches new app

    January 19, 2015 1:43PM by Truck News

    GREENVILLE, S.C. — A new app from BFGoodrich allows drivers to find their nearest commercial tire dealers anywhere in Canada and the US. The app was designed for drivers to use on the go, with drag-and-drop capabilities, type-ahead functionality and

  • Product Equipment

    Eaton introduces severe-service UltraShift Plus with unlimited payloads

    January 19, 2015 1:35PM by Truck News

    GALESBURG, Mich. — Eaton announced it is bringing to market a new A-Ratio UltraShift Plus automated transmission for extreme performance applications. The new MXP (Multipurpose Extreme Performance) transmissions have lower overall numerical ratios and higher torque ratings, Eaton announced. The

  • Fontaine Fifth Wheel introduces new adjustable plate mount

    January 19, 2015 11:30AM by Truck News

    TRUSSVILLE, Ala. – Fontaine Fifth Wheel is replacing two of its adjustable plate mount fifth wheel brackets with a single lightweight model. The new PML adjustable plate mount weighs on average 10 lbs lighter than Fontaine’s PMA and APB mounts,

  • Flex-Trax introduces GoClaws, SnoClaws

    January 8, 2015 9:10AM by Truck News

    CLEVELAND, Tenn. – A new product by Flex-Trax is on the market to help avoid being stuck in heavy snow, mud or sand. GoClaws and SnoClaws, with its ratchet link system, provides the traction your tires need to help you get

  • Product Equipment

    Dana offers new axle shafts for off-road applications

    January 8, 2015 8:11AM by Truck News

    MAUMEE, Ohio — Dana has come out with new Spicer high-performance chromoly axle shafts for use with larger tires in off-road applications. They are made from SAE-4340 nickel chromoly steel for maximum strength and durability and heat-treated to ensure optimal

  • Product Transportation

    Magellan announces latest GPS system

    January 5, 2015 2:32PM by Truck News

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Magellan has announced its latest commercial series GPS system – the RoadMate RC9485T-LMB at International CES. The new 7” Android GPS navigation system is optimized for professional commercial and independent drivers and features a glass touch

  • Introducing the Smart Lite system

    December 22, 2014 2:42PM by Truck News

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – A life-long trucker has invented a device that allows commercial drivers to now see the space in the front end blind spot. The new system is called Smart Lite and uses mirror to mirror technology to help

  • Product Transportation

    Peterson launches new strobe lights

    December 22, 2014 12:15PM by Truck News

    GRANDVIEW, MO – Peterson Manufacturing has extended its LumenX LED line with a 4” round strobe light and 6” oval strobe light. Both lights are rated for use as flashing warning devices on emergency, maintenance and service vehicles. The company

  • Product Equipment

    Truck-Lite expands Signal-Stat LED line

    December 18, 2014 8:41PM by Truck News

    FALCONER, N.Y. — Truck-Lite has announced the expansion of its Signal-Stat line of LED lights to include 18 new products. Truck-Lite says it is the only manufacturer of economy lighting to offer full epoxy potting to protect the circuit board.

  • Product Transportation

    2015 Shell Rotella SuperRigs calendar available for purchase

    December 17, 2014 10:46PM by Truck News

    The 2015 Shell Rotella SuperRigs calendar is hot of the press and ready for purchase. The calendar is filled with 12 of the best-looking trucks in North America and tells the stories of their drivers who went to Concord, N.C.

  • Michelin makes dealer locator app more user-friendly

    December 17, 2014 12:16PM by Truck News

    GREENVILLE, S.C. – Michelin Americas Truck Tires has released an upgraded version of its dealer locator mobile application, that is designed for ease of use while on the road. “This new app is designed to provide fleets and owner/operators with

  • New Eco-flaps available for wide-base tires

    December 16, 2014 1:17PM by Truck News

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Andersen Flaps has announced the availability of Eco-flaps sized for use with wide-base single tires. The 18-inch splash guard is available in customer lengths and backed by Eco-flaps’ two-year warranty, the company announced. The 18-inch splash guard