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    Paid 1BOX & 1LINE Aftertreatment Systems by Eberspaecher

    January 16, 2018 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    The Eberspaecher Group is one of the world’s leading system developers and suppliers for vehicle exhaust management, vehicle heaters and bus air conditioning systems. Our exhaust management solutions team is a global specialist in diesel aftertreatment. With a product portfolio

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    Paid Fuel & Coolant Lines by VOSS

    January 16, 2018 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    Fuel and Coolant Lines to Keep Your Systems Flowing Smoothly When the pressure maxes out and the temperature soars, your fuel and coolant lines should keep your systems performing smoothly. At VOSS, we go beyond conventional thinking, common specifications and

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    Cummins’ New Little Brother: X12

    January 3, 2018 12:00AM by Jim Park

    With ratings up to 475 horsepower and 1,700 lb-ft of torque, the X12 will be running with the big boys. The X12 is also nearly 1,000 lb lighter than the X15, so weight sensitive fleets will be looking very closely at this engine.

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    Meritor Launches “Most Efficient” Drive Axle Ever

    January 3, 2018 12:00AM by Jim Park

    Meritor unveiled its new 14X HE high-efficiency linehaul tandem drive axle on Feb. 26 here at the Technology & Maintenance Council’s Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition.

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    On the Spot with… Wabco

    November 3, 2017 12:00AM by Jim Park

    Building on an existing portfolio of driver assistance tools, Wabco continues to steer toward the future – unveiling its OnLaneAssist Advanced Driver Assistance System at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show.

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    TRW’s Smart Power Steering

    April 18, 2017 12:00AM by Jim Park

    TORONTO – TRW Automotive revealed a new commercial steering technology at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show. Called ReAX, it merges the company’s proven and popular hydraulic power steering system with an electrically powered drive that reduces steering effort at low

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    Twin Stick to mDRIVE

    April 18, 2017 12:00AM by Jim Park

    During a visit to the Mack Customer Center and Museum, I had a chance to compress almost 60 years of transmission history into a single day. If you think we have a driver shortage today, thank your lucky stars we aren’t trying to coax new drivers into the industry with twin stick gearboxes!

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    Volvo VN 780 w/ I-Shift

    April 18, 2017 12:00AM by Jim Park

    You’ve seen and read dozens of our Test Drive stories, but you’ve never seen test drives the way we do them now.

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    Freightliner Cascadia w/ DT12

    April 18, 2017 12:00AM by Jim Park

    Truck tests may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of California’s Napa Valley, but there we were, in a spiffy new Freightliner Cascadia putting Daimler’s new DT12 automated manual transmission through its paces.

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    2013 Mack Pinnacle

    April 18, 2017 12:00AM by Jim Park

    In this three-part look at a shiny new 2013 Mack Pinnacle, Jim Park and Mack’s Director of Drivetrain Sales, Dave McKenna, take to Hwy 401 to test the mettle of its mDrive transmission and delve into the efficacy of its Super Econodyne drivetrain package.

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    Mack Raises the Suspension Bar

    April 18, 2017 12:00AM by Jim Park

    Twin Y air suspension is first to use a Y-shaped high-strength-steel design

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    Mack Twin Y Suspension Wins Technical Award

    April 18, 2017 12:00AM by Jim Park

    NASHVILLE, TN – Mack Trucks’ Twin Y air suspension won the 2013 Technical Achievement Award from The Truck Writers of North America (TWNA).

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    Mack’s MP8 505 C+ MaxiCruise

    April 18, 2017 12:00AM by Jim Park

    The latest version of Mack’s 13-litre workhorse will cause a lot of operators to rethink their need for big-block power.

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    Paccar Launches MX-11 Engine

    April 18, 2017 12:00AM by Jim Park

    BELLEVUE, Wash. — There’s a new engine in Paccar’s MX lineup, but with several years of experience in Europe, the MX-11 is the engine Kenworth and Peterbilt customers have been waiting for.

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    Dana’s Dual Range Disconnect

    April 18, 2017 12:00AM by Jim Park

    First revealed at the Mid-America Trucking Show in March, Dana’s Dual Range Disconnect drive axle system offers the fuel savings benefit of a downsped 6×2 drivetrain and the performance benefits of conventional 6×4 setup with a mid-range axle ratio. The key word here is disconnect. While running at speeds up to about 54 mph, the system functions as a 6×4 with torque going to all four wheels for optimum traction. It also runs at a 3.10:1 ratio for better performance and startability. Above 54 mph, the interaxle driveshaft disengages, leaving the driving to only the forward drive axle. Interestingly, the axle ratio of the forward axle is 2.26:1, which lowers engine rpm and in effect creates a downsped drive train. The benefit, of course, is better fuel economy resulting from a 300-400 rpm drop in engine speed.