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Hankook launches Smart Flex DL12 long/regional haul drive tire

Hankook Tire launched its new Smart Flex DL12 long/regional haul drive position TBR tire for fleet customers. The Smart Flex DL12 will be available for fleet customers beginning in the third quarter of 2014 and available in six sizes. The Smart Flex DL12 provides fleet customers with a long/regional haul drive tire that offers excellent

Allison TC10 offers increased fuel economy

Real world test fleet users found an average 5% fuel economy improvement with the new Allison TC10 tractor transmission over their current manual or automated manual transmissions, according to the company. The TC10 shifts at just the right points on the power curve, with virtually no loss of acceleration, right into cruise gear. And because it’s

SAF-Holland booth tour with Bill Hicks at MATS 2014

At the 2014 Mid-America Trucking Show, SAF-Holland‘s Bill Hicks, director, product planning and market development, takes a minute to highlight SAF-Holland’s new P89 wheelend – a combination of the SAF-Holland disc brake and wheelend. If you’re at the show, be sure to stop by the SAF-Holland booth #34335, and visit the SAF-Holland website for more

Heil Trailer announces stainless steel technology, new trailer

For 2014, Heil Trailer launches into the stainless steel segment with a line of general chemical tank trailers that are built with an enhanced focus on quality and performance, similar to the standards of excellence applied to the company’s aluminum tank trailers. The new stainless steel technology provides state-of-the-art, custom-developed, ultra-high-definition laser cutting for a

Heil Trailer announces stainless steel technology, new trailer
Bridgestone rolls out new R268 Ecopia at MATS 2014

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions has debuted a new edition to its Ecopia product line. The R268 premium all-position radial is designed for regional and pickup and delivery fleets seeking performance that stands up to high scrub environments while offering fuel efficiency advantages. With benefits such as high-traction, long wear life, and low rolling resistance, the Bridgestone

Bridgestone rolls out new R268 Ecopia at MATS 2014
BorgWarner booth tour with Shamone Johnson at MATS 2014

BorgWarner Inc. is a product leader in highly-engineered components and systems for powertrains around the world. At the Mid-America Trucking Show 2014, in Louisville, Ky., Shamone Johnson, Marketing Analyst with BorgWarner, took a minute to show the Fleet Equipment crew around the booth. Operating manufacturing and technical facilities in 60 locations in 19 countries, the

Navistar Inc. is showcasing its full Class 8 vehicle

“We are producing the best products that we have ever offered and we are gaining recognition for it from the industry,” said Bill Kozek, president of North America Truck and Parts for Navistar. “At this time last year, Navistar was starting its SCR transition with on-time launches of both the ProStar with ISX and the

Continental debuts five new truck tires

Continental Tire the Americas introduced five new commercial truck tires this week at MATS. The Conti EcoPlus HS3 steer and all-position tire offers a 10% reduction in rolling resistance and a 12% increase in mileage over the previous generation long haul steer tire, according to the tiremaker. Features include an advanced decoupler groove design and a “flap

Alcoa announce light heavy-duty truck wheel

Alcoa has rolled out the world’s lightest heavy-duty truck wheel. This latest Alcoa innovation, the Ultra ONE, will help trucks shed pounds for increased payload and fuel efficiency. Alcoa’s new 40-lb. wheel is 47% lighter than steel wheels of the same size. The Ultra ONE can help save up to 1,400 lbs. per rig, enabling

Volvo focuses on engine fuel efficiency at MATS 2014

Volvo Trucks announced its Greenhouse Gas 2014- certified engines are providing greater fuel efficiency than anticipated. The integrated engines are delivering up to a 3% fuel efficiency improvement compared with their 2013 counterparts. “We remain focused on ensuring that the ongoing phases of engine and vehicle regulations do not burden our customers, but instead create

Volvo Trucks engine efficiency
Eaton, Cummins Westport offer spark-ignited NG engine for North American market

Eaton and Cummins Westport, a joint-venture company of Cummins Inc. and Westport Innovations, announced an integrated powertrain package for the Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine that will provide customers with the first automated transmission to be paired with a spark-ignited natural gas engine in the North American market. The powertrain will combine an Eaton

Western Star rolls out a sneak peek of the new Transformers 4 Optimus Prime truck

Western Star Truck Sales Inc. is showcasing the newest star in its family, a powerful new Optimus Prime truck. The truck, which will star as the heroic lead in the upcoming “Transformers: Age of Extinction” movie, will be on display at the Western Star booth at MATS. Show attendees will have the opportunity for an