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  • Product Equipment

    Bendix enhances air disc brake

    March 25, 2019 10:21AM by Truck News

    Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake has announced improvements to its ADB22X air disc brake. A new adjustment mechanism has been designed for increased vibration robustness, while improving the running clearance between the friction and rotor, the company announced. The new disc

  • Product Equipment

    Bendix launches safety system retrofits, SafetyDirect enhancements

    March 25, 2019 9:59AM by Truck News

    Bendix announced at the spring meetings of the Technology & Maintenance Council updates to its safety systems, and a new retrofit program. Bendix Wingman Fusion, Wingman Advanced, VORAD VS-500, AutoVue lane departure warning, Blindspotter side object detection, and SafetyDirect can

  • Product Equipment

    Carrier Transicold debuts Supra S6 refrigeration unit

    March 25, 2019 8:39AM by Truck News

    Carrier Transicold has introduced a new Supra S6 truck refrigeration unit, which it says boosts performance, efficiency and reliability, and features a contemporary new design. The Supra S6 is designed for small- to medium-sized trucks and has a processing speed

  • Product Equipment

    Two new tires from Yokohama

    March 21, 2019 10:14AM by Truck News

    Yokohama displayed two new tires at this year’s spring meetings of the Technology & Maintenance Council. The 712L drive tire and 114R UWB wide-base single were shown for the first time. Both are SmartWay-verified low rolling resistance tires built at

  • News Equipment

    Navistar partners with Love’s to expand service network

    March 20, 2019 9:49AM by James Menzies

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Navistar is partnering with Love’s Travel Stops to expand its service network, bringing its network to more than 1,000 locations. The company made the announcement at the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council’s spring meetings. “It’s

  • News Equipment

    Ancra automates decking system

    March 19, 2019 2:18PM by James Menzies

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Ancra Cargo has automated its integrated decking system, allowing operators to adjust deck height at the touch of a button. The AutoDeck was showcased for the first time at the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council

  • Product Technology

    Trimble, Decisiv partner on TMT ServiceConnect

    March 17, 2019 5:39PM by James Menzies

    Trimble has partnered with Decisiv to launch TMT ServiceConnect, allowing TMT customers to connect to more than 4,500 service centers. The new add-on module gives TMT users direct connectivity to streamline repairs and improve communication with service providers, Trimble and

  • Product Equipment

    New Michelin tire for light trucks and commercial vans

    March 17, 2019 4:10PM by Truck News

    Michelin’s new Agilis CrossClimate tire is designed for ¾- and one-ton trucks and vans operated by commercial fleets. It’s aimed at: local and parcel delivery fleets; food and beverage haulers; telecom and utility fleets; and trades, including landscaping, plumbing, electrical,

  • Product Equipment

    Mitchell 1 updates TruckSeries with 1Search Plus

    March 17, 2019 2:45PM by James Menzies

    Mitchell 1 has launched enhancements to its TruckSeries truck repair software suite, adding 1Search Plus for more precise searching capabilities. At the spring meetings of the Technology & Maintenance Council, the company showed an easy-to-use graphical design and consolidated information

  • News Technology

    PCT advances the connected trailer concept

    March 17, 2019 2:02PM by James Menzies

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Phillips Connect Technologies (PCT) expanded its smart trailer capabilities, with the launch of TrailerNet Gateway, ChassisNet Gateway, and ContainerNet Gateway. It also announced the offering of EZTrac and AssetTrac. EZTrac is a GPS tracker integrated into a

  • Donaldson using telematics to monitor filters

    March 17, 2019 1:13PM by johng@newcom.ca

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Donaldson Company has released its new Filter Minder to monitor engine air filters by tapping into existing telematics systems. It means filter changes can be based on actual condition rather than being set on scheduled maintenance intervals

  • News Equipment

    Dana introduces new Spicer products

    March 17, 2019 12:23PM by James Menzies

    ATLANTA, Ga. – A new Spicer Dura-Tune center bearing for downsped drivetrains, and a Spicer Trac-Lok limited slip differential for medium-duty trucks were introduced by Dana at the Technology & Maintenance Council’s spring meetings. The Spicer Dura-Tune center bearing, available

  • PIT Group and TMC to validate fuel economy, electromechanical braking

    March 17, 2019 12:08PM by johng@newcom.ca

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Quebec-based PIT Group and the American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) are pushing forward with joint research into fuel-saving and emerging braking technologies. PIT Group is reviewing and validating the test data used to develop

  • Roadside repair costs push higher in face of tariffs, labor costs

    March 17, 2019 11:52AM by John G. Smith

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Data from several truckload fleets suggests the costs of individual roadside breakdowns and repairs were on the rise in 2018, reaching an average of US $334.20 when excluding tire-related repairs. Jim Buell, FleetNet America’s executive vice-president of

  • News Equipment

    P.S.I. adds tire pressure monitoring

    March 17, 2019 11:42AM by James Menzies

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Pressure Systems International (P.S.I.) is adding a tire pressure monitoring system to its platform, giving it the ability to measure tractor tire pressures and temperatures, and eventually wheel-end temperatures. “We see tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) as