An all weather traction retread, optimized for severe winter conditions, has been introduced by Michelin Retread Technologies. The Michelin XDS 2 Pre-Mold drive tire retread, according to the company, can provide a 10% improvement in tread life over the XDS Pre-Mold.
A new driver training video for the Detroit DT12 Automated Manual Transmission has been released by Detroit Diesel Corp. Designed for drivers to watch before they drive a truck equipped with a DT12 for the first time, the video covers functions and features of the transmission such as eCoast and Active Driveline Protection.
The Ideal-Tridon Brand from Ideal Clamp Products now includes the SmartSeal worm gear clamp featuring the patent-pending SmartLiner, a self-compensating spring liner that forms a steady 360-degree seal in response to changing temperatures and vibrational movement.
The PowerCore air cleaner product line from Donaldson Co. has been expanded with the addition of the PCD family and the PSD14.The new PCD air cleaner provides single-stage filtration in a compact unit for on-highway trucks operating in light dust conditions, according to the company.
Advantages of Carrier Transicold’s new Vector 8500 single-temperature hybrid trailer refrigeration unit include less weight, better capacity and improved fuel efficiency, according to the company.
A new digital catalog featuring the expanded Abex line of replacement air disc brake pads for commercial vehicles is now available from Federal-Mogul.
During the annual Energy Summit and Fair held on the campus of the University of North Texas (UNT), home of the PACCAR Technology Institute, Peterbilt Motors Co. displayed the SuperTruck advanced concept vehicle it is developing with Cummins Inc. through a U.S. Department of Energy program.
Evaluations comparing 6×2 and 6×4 trucks by FPInnovations’ Performance Innovation Transport (PIT) group showed that 6×2 tractors consume less fuel than similar 6×4 tractors.
The TracKing web-based, refrigerated trailer and temperature monitoring system from Thermo King can now be integrated with AS400/iSeries software for the truckload carrier market from Add On Systems (AOS) Inc.
The Vantage Max Drive, an EPA Smartway verified drive position retread for linehaul applications on single and tandem axle tractors has been rolled out by Oliver Rubber.
Currently, every Stertil-Koni vehicle lift model in production and previously certified under the old standard (ANSI/ALI ALCTV-2006) has now been recertified to the new ANSI/ALI ALCTV-2011 standard.
Every Rotary Lift vehicle lift model currently certified by the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) has been recertified to meet the newest ANSI standard covering lift design, construction and testing in North America (ANSI/ALI ALCTV-2011).