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FTR Trucking Conditions Index continues fall towards neutral reading

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index fell in February to a reading of 1.71.

Truck-Lite acquires Lumitec

Truck-Lite Co. LLC has acquired Lumitec LLC, a supplier of LED lighting for the marine industry. Founded in 2007, Lumitec supplies deck, underwater, interior, navigation and specialty lighting to boat builders. “Combining Lumitec and Truck-Lite allows us to take advantage of each other’s distribution networks and share technology, helping Truck-Lite to expand into different markets

TBC Brands introduces Trailer King RST tire

TBC Brands has introduced the Trailer King RST Tire. The ST radial tire is Trailer King’s latest ST tire built for modern trailer applications.

CIMC Intermodal Equipment chassis production increased in 2018

CIMC Intermodal Equipment increased its chassis production 53% in 2018 versus 2017, producing 45,441 chassis in 2018, the company says.

Fontaine Heavy-Haul develops new Magnitude 55L trailer

This lowbed trailer handles 55 tons in 13 ft., the company says, has a 26-ft. clear deck length, and a loaded deck height of 18 in. with 6 in. of ground clearance.

Bridgestone adds Ecopia steer tire to commercial truck tire portfolio

Bridgestone Americas, Inc. launched the Bridgestone R284 Ecopia tire last week, a SmartWay-verified steer tire designed for improved fuel economy and enhanced treadwear.

Scott Shriber appointed Group Publisher of Content for Babcox Media

Babcox Media Inc. has announced that Scott Shriber, group publisher, will be assuming new responsibilities across all brands in the company’s portfolio.

March trailer orders lowest in nearly three years

Trailer orders in March were down, according to both ACT Research and FTR. ACT Research Co.’s preliminary estimate for March 2019 net trailer orders is 15,600 units. Net orders dropped 35% from February and were approximately 48% below a year ago. “Although current backlogs consume the majority of available build slots this year, particularly in

Bendix to release SafetyDirect Mobile app

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems has announced plans to launch a new mobile app called SafetyDirect Mobile. The app pairs with Bendix hardware and its SafetyDirect system in an effort to enhance fleet safety and driver training efforts, the company said.

WABCO introduces Active Lateral Safety technology suite for commercial vehicles

WABCO Holdings Inc. has introduced an integrated Active Lateral Safety technology suite.

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HDNABI North America Brake Industry enters heavy-duty commercial vehicle market

A new heavy-duty brake maker known as HDNABI North America Brake Industry has announced its entry into the North American heavy-duty market. The new company will manufacture air disc brake and axle system packages.

Bendix launches retrofit upgrade program for driver assistance technologies

Bendix’s commercial vehicle safety technologies are now available through a retrofit upgrade program.