Heavy Duty Trucks News
Accuride introduces new 14-in. Accu-Lite Duplex aluminum wheels

Accuride Corp. introduced and is commercializing two newly qualified 22.5- x 14-in. Accu-Lite Duplex aluminum wheels that are up to 4 lbs. lighter than the earlier models they replace. Accuride expects to have its customer base transitioned to the new wheel versions early in the second quarter of this year. Accuride executives announced the new

Meritor WABCO addresses safety technology at Heavy Duty Dialogue 2014’s “X Factors in the Industry” panel

Heavy Duty Dialogue 2014 is a business conference developed by the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association for fleet and supplier executives globally in the commercial vehicle industry. The event was held in conjunction with the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition in Nashville. The “X Factors in the

Eaton, Cummins announce SmartAdvantage portfolio expansion

Power management company Eaton, along with Cummins Inc., announced that their popular SmartAdvantage Powertrain package is being expanded to include applications for the ISX12 diesel engine and ISX15 SmartAdvantage applications up to 110,000 lb. gross vehicle weight (GVW). Speaking to media at the American Trucking Associations’ annual Technology & Maintenance Council meeting, executives from both

Meritor introduces universal knuckle for non-drive front steer axles

Meritor Inc. introduced  a universal knuckle for use with its non-drive front steer axles, giving global customers a new solution to outfit drum or air disc brakes. “We are seeing a significant increase in acceptance of air disc brakes in North America, and the redesign of our existing front steer axle with the universal knuckle

Prelim heavy- and medium-duty net orders up

February NA Classes 5-7 net orders are expected at 19,600 units (±5%) and Class 8 net orders are expected at 29,200 units (±5%), when actual data are released mid-month. “February’s Class 8 orders were the fifth best since Q2 2006,” said Kenny Vieth, ACT’s president and senior analyst. “Despite falling 16% from January, February’s net

Bridgestone introduces M854 wide base all-position tire

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions introduced its newest rib-type all-position tire, the Bridgestone M854, ideal for severe on/off highway applications. The wide base radial, specially fabricated for the construction and refuse markets, meets the tough environment demands of dump trucks, cement mixers, bulk carrier equipment and logging applications. “Construction, logging and refuse fleets travel on loose terrain

Freightliner Trucks debuts new sales collateral

Freightliner Trucks has revised its entire catalog of on-highway sales collateral. The updated collateral library includes multi-page product brochures and individual sell sheets that highlight benefits and specifications for distinct applications including flatbed, bulk, truckload/LTL, regional haul, temperature controlled, natural gas and more. “With stunning photography and detailed technical information, we’ve created a robust selection of

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Freightliner Trucks’ Team Run Smart pro drives Cascadia natural gas tractor

Freightliner Trucks delivered a Freightliner Cascadia 113 CNG tractor to Team Run Smart pro Jimmy Nevarez. Nevarez will run the truck in southern California and blog about his experiences at www.TeamRunSmart.com. Nevarez was selected as a PRO by Freightliner Trucks last year, and has been providing tips to other professional drivers through Team Run Smart. Based

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GT Radial releases mixed service tire with deep lug tread design

The new GT Radial GDM635 on/off highway drive tire is being introduced in North America to provide mixed service fleets consistent traction, effective protection against stones and long tread wear. Featuring 1-in. (32/32nds) of tread rubber for  durability and wear, the GT Radial GDM635 is currently available in the 11R24.5 size, the company reported. It is

GT Radial releases mixed service tire with deep lug tread design
Mack Trucks invests in dealers, sharpens Class 8 focus

Last week, Mack Trucks invited journalists to visit its expansive Customer Center in Allentown, Pa., and meet with Stephen Roy, Mack’s new president of sales and marketing. Roy’s message was clear – Mack is turning its focus to the Class 8, on-highway truck market in 2014, with the goal to break through 10% market share

Mack Trucks invests in dealers, sharpens Class 8 focus
Commitment to quality service puts R.B. Humphreys on steady path to success

Revenue growth is rapidly driving expansion at R.B. Humphreys, a Westmoreland, N.Y.-based temperature-controlled, for-hire truckload carrier. Experiencing growth, the company has seen its revenue increase by more than 100% in the past year, bringing about the need to expand its staff of employees, drivers and agents to nearly 100 people. None of that, however, is

Michelin launches X Multi Energy Z regional steer tire

Michelin Americas Truck Tires, a division of Michelin North America Inc., announced the launch of its new Michelin X Multi Energy Z, a regional steer tire that meets U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay verified requirements. With a 15% reduction in rolling resistance, the tire delivers fuel efficiency, longevity and durability, according to the company. The

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