Truck News


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    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

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    Hyliion HE drive axle wins Technical Achievement Award

    March 12, 2018 10:52AM by Truck News

    ATLANTA, Ga. — A powered auxiliary axle for road tractors from Hyliion, a recent start-up company, won the 2018 Jim Winsor Memorial Technical Achievement Award, the awards committee has announced. Called 6x4HE, the fuel-saving electric drive-axle system was selected from

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    Goodyear debuts new tire management program

    March 7, 2018 1:05PM by Truck News

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Goodyear today introduced its new Tire Optix tire management program, which will allow its tire technicians to increase productivity by 20-25%. The new service, part of Goodyear’s Total Solution suite of tools, was announced at the Spring

  • Truck-Lite releases Road Ready 2.0, adds partners

    March 7, 2018 12:42PM by Truck News

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Truck-Lite has added a new SmartBridge Integrator (SBI) to its Road Ready trailer telematics system, which allows the system to integrate with existing trailer devices. The updated system was announced at the Technology & Maintenance Council’s Spring

  • News Equipment

    International bolsters reman, parts lines

    March 6, 2018 7:55PM by Truck News

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Navistar’s focus on uptime is being widened to including its expanding parts lines. The company is rebranding its ReNEWed line of remanufactured parts, and adding products to its Fleetrite private label parts brand. Both announcements were made

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    Stemco launches Trifecta hub assembly

    March 4, 2018 6:11PM by Truck News

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Stemco has introduced the Trifecta pre-adjusted hub assembly, designed to deliver safety, performance, and confidence. The company showed it for the first time at the Spring meetings of the Technology & Maintenance Council. It was introduced with

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    Dana shows new axles, updated tire analytics program

    March 4, 2018 5:46PM by James Menzies

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Two new lighter-weight axles and an updated tire analytics platform were among product introductions made by Dana at the Technology & Maintenance Council’s Spring meetings. The Spicer S172 single drive axle and D172 tandem axle will replace

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    Michelin introduces new X One, trailer aero kit

    March 4, 2018 5:29PM by James Menzies

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Michelin has introduced a new X One Grip D wide-base single tire, for improved traction, and an aerodynamic kit for trailers. The products were announced at the Technology & Maintenance Council’s (TMC) Spring meetings. The X One

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    Lippert launches premium 10-inch Discovery mattress

    March 4, 2018 5:11PM by Truck News

    ATLANTA, Ga. — Lippert Components introduced its latest somnum Sleeper Series mattresses for commercial truck drivers at the 2018 Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting. Lippert says it designed the mattresses to provide optimum comfort for truck drivers. “We co-develop

  • Braswell in, Kirk out as TMC executive director

    March 28, 2017 11:18AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has named longtime Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) technical director Robert Braswell its new acting executive director. He replaces Carl Kirk, who has left the organization. “TMC is a vitally important part

  • News Equipment

    Great Dane strengthens rear impact guard, explores telematics

    March 3, 2017 9:33AM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Great Dane unveiled product updates at the spring meeting of the Technology & Maintenance Council, including a safer rear impact guard. The new rear impact guard passes the 30% offset test, ensuring protection for motorists who collide

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    Cummins wins TWNA tech award

    March 2, 2017 12:05PM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Cummins X15 Efficiency Series diesel has won the Truck Writers of North America’s (TWNA) 2016 Technical Achievement Award. The presentation was made on March 1, during an awards luncheon at the ATA Technology & Maintenance Council’s

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    Cooper Tire growing truck tire business

    March 1, 2017 2:29PM by James Menzies

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A China-made tire isn’t necessarily a poorly made tire. Gary Schroeder, director of Cooper Tire’s truck business, says the company’s Roadmaster tires are engineered in the US and go through a three- to five-year evaluation process before

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    Stoughton updates dry van, adds reefer

    March 1, 2017 1:49PM by James Menzies

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Stoughton Trailers has introduced design improvements to its dry van and will soon launch a refrigerated trailer. The updates were announced at the spring meeting of the Technology & Maintenance Council. The company’s Z-Plate and aluminum sheet

  • Stoughton improves rear impact guard

    March 1, 2017 1:27PM by James Menzies

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Moved by the story and lobbying efforts of Marianne Karth, who lost two daughters in a crash with a tractor-trailer, Stoughton has redesigned its rear impact guard. Karth visited the Technology & Maintenance Council’s spring meeting to