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Meritor begins production of electric commercial vehicle powertrain

Meritor Inc. announced its 14Xe ePowertrain is now available and will be in production this month. As part of Meritor’s Blue Horizon advanced technology portfolio, the 14Xe ePowertrain is a fully integrated, all-electric drive system. “Our 14Xe ePowertrain has been thoroughly tested hauling loads and logging real world miles in various conditions and multiple applications,

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Should you spec pusher axles on over-the-road trucks?

Traditionally, pusher axles are used in vocational applications to distribute the vehicle weight and ensure the other axles are not overloaded. Pusher axles on an on-highway vehicle… well, pusher use has been considered limited because tractor-trailers typically won’t be overloading the other axles. However, in recent years, over-the-road applications like linehaul and regional haul have

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When to use pusher axles over tag axles

Most commonly found in vocational applications like dump trucks, refuse trucks and mixers, pusher axles are in the same family as tag axles when it comes to 6×2 configurations. This means only one of the two rear axles receives power, as opposed to a 6×4, where both of a tractor’s rear axles are drive axles.

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Allison Transmission completes electric axle production assembly line installation

Allison Transmission has completed the installation of a new e-Axle production assembly line at Allison’s electric axle development and manufacturing facility in Auburn Hills, Mich. This production line integrates automated assembly features and will manufacture Allison’s eGen Power series of fully integrated electric axles, as Allison prepares to progressively increase the output of pilot builds.

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Stemco launches hubodometer selector web tool

Stemco has announced a new tool for customers to find the right Stemco Hubodometer products for their fleets. The new Hubodometer Selector on the Stecmo website leads its users through the process by recommending relevant product offerings according to vehicle brand, model, or tire measurements. The Hubodometer is a device mounted on the axle of

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Five truck trend takeaways from October

We know it’s not easy to keep up with everything that happens in the world of trucking. So here are the biggest stories from October focused on the latest truck trends, all in one place. 5. Electric trucks could change service shop operations Electric trucks are coming and reduced maintenance is potentially coming along with

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Are pusher axles positioned for a lift in spec’ing popularity?

When I caught up with Joel Morrow, senior driver and vice president of equipment procurement at Ploger Transportation, for a deep-dive into 6×2 axle configurations and downspeeding, he made a surprising axle comment that stood out when it came to address the stigma 6×2 axle configurations face when it comes time for truck resale. “Resale

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The case for 6×2 axle spec and faster ratios with Joel Morrow

Joel Morrow has long been a proponent of pushing fuel efficiency possibilities. He’s what I’d call a Super Spec’er. Morrow charges headlong into the nitty gritty equipment details to eke out another fraction of a percentage of fuel efficiency because if he does that enough times throughout a spec, it turns into big bottom-line savings.

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The unglamorous drive axle—don’t ignore it

Drive axles are the silent heroes in a truck’s powertrain, but due to their position at the back of the truck, the drive axles remain more or less out of view and out of mind. Sharp looking custom wheels may be the only reason the drive axle gets so much as a glance from anyone

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Hendrickson ships 500,000th SteerTek axle to J.B. Hunt

Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems has produced its 500,000th SteerTek fabricated front steer axle, which was delivered to J.B. Hunt Transport Inc. on their latest International LT Series tractor. Available in capacities from 8,000 to 14,600 lbs. per axle, SteerTek NXT is approved for on-highway and medium-duty truck, bus and motor home applications. “The relationship

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What’s new with truck axle technology

With ongoing development, the latest technologies for axles on heavy-duty commercial vehicles are focused on maintenance and performance improvement. Recently, Fleet Equipment spoke to several heavy-duty axle manufacturers about design initiatives, new axle specifications and the advent of electronics. Taking part in the discussion were: • Steve Mastroianni, senior manager of product planning, Dana• John

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Allison Transmission expands eGen Power e-Axle offering

Allison Transmission, a designer and manufacturer of conventional, electric hybrid and fully electric vehicle propulsion solutions, announced the addition of its eGen Power 100S and 130D e-Axles to its fully electric portfolio of propulsion solutions at ACT Expo in Long Beach, Calif. Allison first launched its eGen Power 100D in 2020 and has since spent

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