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  • Kenworth, Meritor to develop electric powertrain

    February 12, 2020 9:41AM by Truck News

    KIRKLAND, Wash. — Kenworth will collaborate with Meritor on the development of an electric powertrain for Class 8 Kenworth T680E battery-electric vehicles, the company announced Wednesday. The T680E will be a short-hood day cab in tractor configurations of 4×2 and

  • Electric truck tech re-shaping the truck aftermarket

    February 6, 2020 9:41AM by Denise Rondini

    GRAPEVINE, Texas — No trucking industry meeting would be complete without a discussion of future technology, especially given all the technology changes currently in the works. The Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue in Grapevine, Texas, did its part to make sure

  • Meritor takes the aftermarket to school

    January 29, 2020 3:55PM by John G Smith

    GRAPEVINE, Texas – Meritor has unveiled its aftermarket training program for the coming year, supporting dealers, warehouse distributors, fleets and service garages. “Parts counter personnel need to quickly identify key characteristics that separate one part number from the other,” said

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    Meritor adds aftermarket air disc brake rotors

    January 29, 2020 3:29PM by John G Smith

    Meritor has unveiled all-makes aftermarket air disc brake rotors for linehaul, refuse, vocational, coach and trailer applications – and they’ll carry the Meritor brand. The components are made with a high-quality cast iron to control peak operating temperatures, the company

  • Meritor upgrades online aftermarket tools

    January 29, 2020 3:18PM by Truck News

    GRAPEVINE, Texas – Meritor has added a series of upgrades to, introducing a series of tools to support orders for replacement parts. Optional email confirmation notices regarding stock and emergency orders will now let customers know when an order

  • Meritor buys TransPower

    January 20, 2020 8:07AM by Truck News

    TROY, Mich. – Meritor has announced its acquisition of TransPower, which the company says will advance its electrification expertise. “We are excited to welcome TransPower to the Meritor family as we continue providing our customers with sophisticated electric drivetrain solutions,”

  • Meritor names Chris Villavarayan COO 

    January 16, 2020 10:22AM by Truck News

    TROY, Mich. – Meritor has appointment Chris Villavarayan executive vice-president and chief operating officer effective immediately, the company announced Thursday. Villavarayan, 49, has served as senior vice-president and president of Meritor’s global truck segment since January 2018. In his new

  • New Meritor discs specifically for linehaul

    October 30, 2019 9:01AM by John G Smith

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Meritor is moving forward with a system designed for better stops – the new Meritor EX+ LS air disc brakes that are purpose-built for linehaul and trailer applications. “What we tend to do as an industry is

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    Meritor MTA-Tec6 trailer suspension sheds weight

    October 1, 2019 11:47AM by John G Smith

    Meritor’s MTA-Tec6 trailer suspension delivers a 23,000-lb. capacity for tankers, flatbeds and other vocational applications – and in a lightweight package.

  • PSI creates 1.5 million tire pressure systems

    September 18, 2019 8:53AM by Steve Bouchard

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Business is booming for Pressure Systems International (PSI) – a privately held Texas company that invented automatic tire inflation systems (ATIS) about 26 years ago, says Jim Sharkey, vice-president – global sales and marketing. The business

  • Meritor completes acquisition of AxleTech

    July 29, 2019 9:16AM by Truck News

    TROY, Mich.  ̶  U.S. drivetrain supplier Meritor said Monday it has successfully completed its acquisition of AxleTech from The Carlyle Group. The previously announced transaction enhances Meritor’s growth platform with the addition of a complementary product portfolio, the company said. The

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    Meritor expands Euclid suspension portfolio

    January 31, 2019 2:21PM by John G Smith

    Meritor has expanded the OEM suspension portfolio through its Euclid brand, including more than 1,450 parts that cover multiple applications. Included in the product mix are more than 350 parts for Hutch suspensions, more than 550 parts covering Hendrickson truck,

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    ReadySet, no ream required with king pin kits

    January 31, 2019 2:18PM by John G Smith

    Meritor’s ReadySet No-Ream King Pin Kits have been launched through to make it easier to find a pin kit for major axle applications. Through the launch the company now offers a full portfolio covering multiple pin diameters and lengths.

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    Meritor expands air disc portfolio

    January 31, 2019 2:16PM by John G Smith

    Meritor has added caliper and brake pad offerings to its expanding air disc brake aftermarket portfolio. The new remanufactured caliper for ADB22x applications enhance a portfolio that includes calipers for SN7 and SB7 applications, while the additional brake pads expand

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    Dana adds driveshaft to Spicer lineup

    January 29, 2019 12:13AM by John G Smith

    Dana has added the SPL 250 Lite driveshaft to its Spicer lineup while also expanding its Spicer Select portfolio to cover the Meritor Permalube RPL Series. The SPL 250 Lite aftermarket replacement offers a press-in mid-ship assembly and includes the