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  • Paul’s Hauling taps Dana to help with tire management

    February 27, 2017 12:02PM by James Menzies

    Dana also adds new downspeeding options

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    Dana adds aftermarket parts to accommodate downspeeding

    January 27, 2016 12:12PM by James Menzies

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — As the industry’s first downsped powertrains age, it’s important to replace worn parts with aftermarket components designed to handle the higher torque loads associated with downspeeding. That was the message from Dana, which during Heavy-Duty Aftermarket

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    Meritor offers tips on how to downspeed safely

    November 17, 2015 10:07AM by James Menzies

    How to enjoy the benefits of downspeeding, without the unintended consequences

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    Meritor adds lightweight trailer axle, faster axle ratios and a new 6×2

    February 16, 2015 4:06PM by James Menzies

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Faster axle ratios and the industry’s lightest-weight trailer axle were among the new products Meritor showcased at the Technology & Maintenance Council meetings. Its MTec6 trailer axle is 36 lbs lighter than the industry-standard five-inch trailer axle,

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    A little downspeeding saves a lot of money

    February 16, 2015 2:47PM by James Menzies

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Dana took time at the Technology & Maintenance Council’s annual spring meeting to raise awareness about the benefits – and risks – of engine downspeeding. Every 100 rpm reduction in engine speed translates to a 1% improvement

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    October 27, 2014 8:36PM by James Menzies

    While in San Diego for the American Trucking Associations conference I had an interesting chat with Mike Schwanzl, senior manager, field sales with Dana. He’s concerned about the increased torque loads the industry-wide trend towards downspeeding is placing on the

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    How downspeeding can destroy your driveline

    October 22, 2014 10:31AM by James Menzies

    Downspeeding is great for fuel economy, but it can wreak havoc on an underspec’d driveline

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    Navistar shows off most fuel-efficient ProStar, announces remote diagnostics enhancements

    October 5, 2014 8:22PM by James Menzies

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Navistar International unveiled what it says is its most fuel-efficient ProStar, featuring the SmartAdvantage powertrain package from Cummins and Eaton. The truck was on display at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition. “Every per

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    Navistar says 13L powertrain package provides up to 5% fuel savings

    June 25, 2014 7:09AM by Truck News

    LISLE, Ill. — Navistar has announced its International ProStar with 13L engine and Eaton Fuller Advantage Series 10-speed automated transmission now delivers up to a 5% improvement in fuel economy. The combination is now available for order. “The increased availability

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    Meritor adds two new ratios for 14X tandem drive axle

    May 16, 2014 2:39PM by Truck News

    TROY, Mich. — Meritor is offering two new ratios for its 14X rear-drive axle for improved fuel economy, the company announced. The company will offer the 14X tandem drive axles with a 2.79 ratio beginning in June, while a 2.85