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ZF highlights clean technologies, plans launch of new generation of electric drives

At ACT Expo 2021, ZF highlighted what it calls its line of clean and efficient technologies, the AxTrax electric axle and the CeTrax electric central drive which supports OEMs’ greenhouse gas (GHG) challenges. “We are nearing 1 million miles of real-world experience with AxTrax on the Freightliner eCascadia with tremendous results,” Feldhaus explained. “By 2023,

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Dana to launch e-axles for heavy-duty electric truck applications

Dana Inc. announced a new line of Spicer Electrified Zero-8 e-Axles designed for a wide variety of Class 7 and 8 applications. The line includes single and tandem electric axles, including systems for direct drive and now 4×2, 6×2, and 6×4 multi-speed e-Axle systems. Dana says the new e-Axles are designed to integrate into most

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Dana, Switch Mobility partner on electrified commercial vehicles

Dana Inc., a manufacturer of drivetrain and e-propulsion systems, and Switch Mobility Ltd., the electrified commercial vehicles company and subsidiary of Ashok Leyland Ltd, a commercial vehicle manufacturer, announced the signing of a strategic agreement between the two entities. Under the terms of the agreement, Dana will make a strategic investment in Switch Mobility and

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Dana expands Spicer Life Series service-free u-joint portfolio

Dana Incorporated has added new SPL 140SFX service-free u-joints for medium-duty applications to its portfolio of Spicer Life Series service-free u-joints for commercial vehicles. Dana says the new Spicer SPL140SFX eliminates the zerk hole lube drill and tap, and includes a tube of Spicer ultra-premium synthetic grease that is compatible with all NLGI-2 greases. Once

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Podcast: The role of e-axles and power systems in the electric future

The electric future has arrived, with several major OEMs making battery electric trucks available now, some that will be available soon, and even a growing push toward hydrogen fuel cell power. So what will the role of suppliers be in this electric future? To answer that question, I talked with Jeremy Frenznick, senior director of

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Mack Trucks pairs mRIDE spring leaf suspension with Mack axles

The Mack Trucks mRIDE spring leaf over rubber block suspension, which Mack says is ideal for vocational customers needing improved stability and greater traction on jobsites, now offers additional weight savings for increased payload when paired with proprietary Mack axles, the company says. Available at 40,000-lbs. and 46,000-lbs. suspension ratings and with standard track axles,

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Five truck trend takeaways from February

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 February focused on the latest truck trends, all in one place. 5. Hands on with Kenworth’s T680 next-gen truck The story of the next-generation Kenworth T680’s launch is a tale of

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The coming of the e-axle age

As a highly efficient power source for propelling electric vehicles, truck e-axles must be designed to go beyond providing torque and power to also balance performance, durability and reliability with maximum time on the road per charge. That’s according to Steve Slesinski, director of global product planning for Dana. “E-axles have continued to advance in

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‘What role are suppliers playing in electric truck development?’ Meritor answers that and more

The more questions about trucking electrification that are answered, the more crop up. Electric truck orders opened, first-adopting fleets started the electric truck spec’ing process, and you may have started to wonder: What’s the supplier’s role in all of this? Surely suppliers are delivering electric drivetrain components to OEMs and you want to be able

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Watch: The right axle choices for vocational trucks

Many applications – especially vocational trucks – have modified components based upon the specified intended service, and there’s no exception for axles. Click here to watch more of FE’s On the Road video series. Application is the alpha and the omega of equipment spec’ing. Consider the differences between a flatbed hauling materials to a construction

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High-Quality Aftermarket Axle Carriers Help Avoid Downtime

The quality of a commercial vehicle’s axle carriers can mean the difference between reliable performance and roadside breakdown. When part failure occurs, ensure that proper time is taken to ask questions and investigate the true cause. If it turns out that an axle carrier needs to be replaced, choose parts that are original equipment-quality to

Mack Trucks enhances axle warranty for 2022 models

Mack Trucks has enhanced its standard Mack axle warranty for model year 2022 Mack models. Mack vehicles covered under the enhanced axle warranty include Anthem, Pinnacle, Granite, TerraPro and LR models. The standard heavy-duty warranty for line haul, construction and refuse was extended to 60 months or 500,000 miles for vehicles with a Gross Vehicle

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