Heavy Duty Trucks News
SAF-HOLLAND highlights SAF INTEGRAL air disc brake axle system with P89 wheel end package

SAF-HOLLAND, manufacturer of suspensions, fifth wheels and landing gear, highlighted its new SAF INTEGRAL air disc brake axle system with P89 wheel end package, ideal for SAF air suspension systems. Designed with the fleet in mind, the P89 is a durable, long-life system that is easily maintained, according to the company. The P89 accommodates up

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Talbert introduces E3Nitro nitrogen-assisted dampening system

Talbert Manufacturing introduces its new E3Nitro. The innovative nitrogen-assisted equalizing system provides the versatility haulers with East Coast trailers need to run in 3+1, 3+2 or 3+3 spread-axle configurations, explained the company. The E3Nitro is part of a larger series that also includes the E2Nitro and E1Nitro, with three, two or one pin-on axle(s), respectively.

Trending truck equipment: Tracking the hottest industry trends

Last month, the Fleet Equipment team set off on a whirlwind trade show schedule that put us at three different shows in four weeks—the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Ind., the TMC Annual Meeting in Nashville and finally, the big one, the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. Spend even a couple minutes walking

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Del-Nat Tire’s recycling program proves its value

Memphis-based Del-Nat Tire Corp. helped save the equivalent of 204 trees in 2013 through its recycling program of office and warehouse waste at its facility in South Memphis. The company also saved 40 cubic yards of landfill space and 84,000 gallons of water last year according to information provided in an annual sustainability report from

New PlastiKote catalog available online

The new PlastiKote product catalog is now available online, providing customers with information on the complete line of  PlastiKote automotive aerosol paints and coatings. “We have updated our catalog to provide PlastiKote customers with more detailed information to help them choose the right product for ‘The Perfect Finish’ every time,” said Katie Whiting, product manager

Kentucky Trailer partners with ATDynamics

Kentucky Trailer and ATDynamics Inc. announced that Kentucky Trailer will begin offering TrailerTail DropFrame technology as a standard option to its customers for their 2014 new trailer orders. Kentucky Trailer is a manufacturer of the specialty drop frame trailers widely used by the moving and storage and snack food industries, which use a drop frame

Managing tires: Manufacturer programs can help fleets lower tire costs

The American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council’s Recommended Practice RP 236A—Outsourcing Guidelines For Tire & Wheel Maintenance contains a wealth of information that can help fleets make more effective tire management decisions. As the RP notes, fleets are looking for efficient and productive ways to better manage tire costs and are turning to outsourcing

Replacing wheels and drums: Preventative maintenance program insight for long service life

Is there any fleet manager who isn’t interested in minimizing his fleet’s operating costs but doesn’t understand that he needs to utilize every bit of service life out of his equipment that’s economically possible? That’s true, of course, for trucks, tractors and trailers, but it’s also true for the parts that make up a fleet’s

Replacing wheels and drums Alcoa Wheels
Controlling ROI on stability control systems

Given the preventative measure nature of stability control systems, it’s hard to say how many rollovers these passive systems have actually prevented. “We don’t encourage drivers to test the system and we hope they don’t see activation on a regular basis,” Meritor WABCO’s Mark Melletat says. “But it’s the situations when they do encounter adverse

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Eaton enhances its authorized rebuilder program

Eaton announced that it has added several new transmission model families to its Eaton Authorized Rebuilder program and extended the warranty period for covered transmissions. The program now gives fleets and independent drivers additional options to purchase locally rebuilt transmissions with 100% genuine Eaton content. With these new model additions, more than 60 transmissions are

Goodyear’s DuraSeal Technology provides benefits through multiple retreads

DuraSeal Technology is a gel-like substance that is built into a tire’s casing at the time of manufacture and instantly seals nail-hole punctures of up to a quarter-inch in diameter in the repairable area of a tire’s tread. “Goodyear’s DuraSeal Technology not only keeps trucks up and running, which helps prevent expensive downtime and helps

Stability control systems can help control tractor and trailer rollover risk

It happens in a split second. The blink of an eye. Whether it’s a momentary lapse in judgment or the allure of a distraction, a truck hits the off-ramp at an unsafe speed—one that could certainly cause a catastrophic rollover incident that impacts your personnel and equipment with devastating consequences. But in that moment, the

Stability Control Systems Meritor WABCO