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Velvac announces acquisition of ViewMaster product line

Velvac Inc., a manufacturer of components to the truck, bus, recreational and specialty vehicle industries, announced that it has acquired the assets of the ViewMaster mirror product line from the former Mirror Lite Co. ViewMaster mirrors are used on vehicles in the refuse market, as well as other heavy- and medium-duty trucks. “While Velvac’s primary

Michelin announces new sizes of construction tires

Michelin North America‘s earthmover unit announced it will soon offer new sizes of its X Crane+ and X-Super Terrain+ to meet demand in the construction industry. The new Michelin X Crane+ 525/80R25 size will be available in April. The new Michelin X-Super Terrain +, which is used on articulated dump trucks, has been re-engineered with

Isuzu celebrates 30th anniversary of Isuzu Commercial Trucks in U.S. market

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America Inc. commemorated its 30th anniversary of Isuzu trucks in the U.S. market at a special ceremony during the National Truck Equipment Association’s 2014 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Ind. The KS22, the first Isuzu truck in America, arrived at the Port of Jacksonville, Fla. on Nov. 10, 1984. It had

Meritor launches P600 Series heavy-haul planetary axles

Meritor Inc. announced  the introduction of the P600 Series planetary axles, including the P610 and P614, and will showcase them during the ConExpo tradeshow in Las Vegas. These two planetary axles are engineered for heavy-haul, oil field, logging and mining applications globally and are ready for production. The P610 and P614 axles, available in tandem

Spec’ing work trucks

“Fleet managers know that well-designed equipment enhances productivity,” says Robert Johnson, a former fleet manager who currently serves as director of fleet relations for the NTEA. “Your objective when designing a work truck is to optimize the vehicle to achieve the best overall return for each dollar spent, but common mistakes can jeopardize your results.

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Navistar announces Diamond Logic electrical bundles for vocational applications

Navistar Inc.  announced new Diamond Logic feature bundles specific to the vocational truck market. Feature bundles are categorized by usage and body integration such as dry van, dump and utility, as well as outline features relevant to operations of the particular application. The company has been a pioneer in custom programmable chassis electronics and multiplexing since

The medium-duty industry is meeting unique challenges with innovative solutions

Todd Bloom, president and chief executive officer of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, shared his medium-duty market insight with Fleet Equipment.  When it comes to challenges facing users and manufacturers of medium-duty trucks, it’s important to understand that we operate in a different arena than our heavy-duty counterparts. In our world, economic, regulatory and technology issues can

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Hercules announces upgrades for medium truck tire warranty

Hercules Tire announced significant enhancements to its Hercules medium radial truck tire warranty, which covers all Hercules brand medium truck tire lines, including the H-Series offering. The comprehensive changes address free replacement, casing allowances and warranty duration, offering added coverage for eco-friendly, SmartWay Verified products, on applicable Hercules offerings, the company stated. “Our medium truck

Hercules announces upgrades for medium truck tire warranty
Continental adds new management to commercial tires

Continental Tire the Americas has appointed new management to its Commercial Vehicle Tire group, which encompasses medium-duty radial truck tires and commercial specialty tires. Fedérico Jiménez will be responsible for managing sales and marketing for the commercial specialty tire business in the Americas. Previous to this role, Jiménez managed key accounts for ports for commercial

Rotary Lift highlights Mach Series, truck frame adapter kit

With two Rotary Lift Mach Series mobile columns and a Rotary Lift truck frame adapter kit, fleet operators can  add a versatile 12,000- or 15,000-lb. capacity lift to their shops, the company stated. The frame-engaging adapter kit transforms a pair of mobile columns into a fore-and-aft lift for servicing Class 3 and most Class 4 trucks.

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DTNA’s eco initiatives extend from the plant to the road

Daimler Trucks North America sustainability efforts extend from the plant to the road. While initiatives focused on reducing emissions and fuel consumption have been around for some time, new greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards continue to propel manufacturers to develop alternatively powered vehicles. “Our ongoing support for the environment is found in our commitment

Hino Trucks donates cab-over truck to CV Technology Center

Hino Trucks recently donated a cab-over truck to Canadian Valley Technology Center, a vocational school located outside of Oklahoma City. As a result of the May 31, 2013, El Reno tornado, CV Tech lost several vehicles that were used as teaching tools in various repair- related programs. Three large diesel trucks were destroyed within the

Hino Donates Cab Over Truck Diesel class