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Kenworth Truck Co. adds T880 sleeper option

The new Kenworth T880 is now available with a 52-in. mid-roof sleeper. The option features a liftable lower bunk and upper storage units on the sleeper’s back wall, including hanging storage. The 52-in. sleeper has 23 in. of room between the seats, and an interior height clearance that enables a driver or passenger up to

Kenworth Truck Co. adds T880 sleeper option
Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. debuts V-Ride Rear Suspension

As the first-ever single-axle rear suspension rated at 24,000 lbs., according to Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. (FCCC), its new V-Ride offering provides luxury motor home manufacturers more options for floor plan designs and amenities, and it offers owners more towing capacity and flexibility. The V-Ride rear suspension system will be available as an option on the

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. debuts V-Ride Rear Suspension
From sleeper to day cab: Cab conversion might be a consideration for fleets

If you need some additional equipment, you might want to look into a retired over-the-road sleeper that is economically capable of a new life as a day cab. If, on the other hand, you need to dispose of some sleepers that are still alive and well but have 800,000 to a 1 million miles on

Prairie Tech 5 sleeper cab
Improving profitability within fleet repair facilities

Shops can improve their productivity and profitability if these utilize outside repair and refinish sources by inquiring if they provide such Express Scratch Repair (ESR) services. This improves the shop’s productivity by having dents, scratches and other imperfections repaired at the same time other services are performed. It also gets equipment back on the road that

Sherwin Williams Fleet Repair
Hendrickson adds online vocational truck suspension selector tool

An interactive online tool that allows fleets to obtain rear suspension recommendations for trucks and tractors in vocational and severe-service applications is now available from Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems.

PreSet hubs now standard on Peterbilt Class 8 trucks

Designed to improve serviceability and reliability of vehicle wheel ends, PreSet Plus hub systems are now standard on all Class 8 truck models from Peterbilt Motors Co.

Meritor WABCO launches electronically controlled air suspension

ECAS (Electronically Controlled Air Suspension) for OEM and aftermarket applications is now available from Meritor WABCO. Designed for 6×2 applications, according to the company, ECAS provides “intelligent load transfer” to improve traction and reduce tire wear.

Reyco Granning introduces air ride slider

The DockMaster 400 (DM400) Air Ride Slider for dry freight and refrigerated trailers and trailer on flat car (TOFC) intermodal applications has been unveiled by Reyco Granning.

Volvo offers Blade Air Suspension

The new Volvo Blade Air Suspension, field-tested by customers for more than three million miles, is now available on the manufacturer’s VNL and VNM models.

Hendrickson launches severe-duty rubber suspension

The Ultimaax severe-duty rubber suspension for vocational markets, available initially in capacities of 46,000, 52,000 and 60,000 lbs., has been introduced by Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems.

Mack debuts new suspensions with proprietary axles

Twin Y Air and mRide spring suspensions from Mack Trucks are now being offered with proprietary Mack axles. The Mack Twin Y Air Suspension is available on the Pinnacle Axle Back and Axle Forward models with S38 and S40 series axles with C125/126, C150/151 and 200 Series carriers.

Hadley introduces SmartValve

The new Hadley SmartValve Electronic Height Control System combines a valve manifold, external sensor and electronics into one compact unit that fits in the same envelope as a mechanical height control valve.