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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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Dana, Bosch reach fuel cell manufacturing agreement

Dana and Bosch have announced the signing of a long-term cooperation agreement to mass produce metallic bipolar plates for fuel-cell stacks. Dana says its licensed intellectual property will serve as the foundation for the companies to co-develop and co-produce the metallic bipolar plates, an integral component in the fuel cell stack. Bosch says its fuel cell

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Electric truck regenerative braking, explained

One of the most intriguing electric truck technologies is regenerative braking. Who wouldn’t want to capture the energy used to slow the vehicle and send it back to the battery pack? Not only can it help increase an electric truck’s range (which is definitely needed), but it can potentially reduce the number of brake pads

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Maximize Uptime with Next-Day Shipment of CV Driveshafts

When a commercial vehicle is down with a damaged or failed driveshaft, you want to calculate the loss of profits and productivity in hours—not days or weeks. While preventative maintenance and being alert to warning signs can help avoid driveline-related emergencies, even the toughest driveshafts can eventually fail due to harsh operating conditions and severe

Dana starts Spicer ReadyShaft next-day driveshaft delivery

Dana Incorporated has introduced Spicer ReadyShaft to provide next-day delivery of ready-to-install Spicer driveshafts. Spicer ReadyShaft driveshafts are built to order with genuine Spicer component parts and arrive painted and pre-greased for easy installation, the company says. All driveshaft part numbers are available for heavy-duty commercial vehicles through the ReadyShaft program and each comes with

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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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Long Live the King Pin—With Maintenance and Proper Repair

A “king pin” may be defined as “a thing essential to the success of an operation,” so it’s no surprise that the steer axle king pin in a commercial vehicle is a supremely significant part. Proper maintenance is the key to prolonging the life of the crucial king pin, but no part lasts forever. When

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

Preassembled Kits Offer an Efficient Driveline Rebuild

To keep your business moving forward, you need to be able to service or rebuild commercial vehicle drivelines as efficiently as possible. Choose a preassembled kit for your next rebuild, and stop wasting time and money ordering and stocking individual parts. From shipping the goods we want across the country, to delivering food, to public

Dana bolsters Victor Reinz brand in North America

Dana Inc. says it has committed to the Victor Reinz brand to ensure that the sealing technologies are available to the North American aftermarket. “With more than 30,000 SKUs globally and a focus on problem-solving applications, Victor Reinz is well positioned to lead the way as the premier aftermarket gasket and sealing provider in North

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Can a change in application impact your truck axles?

The easy answer to the headline question is: Yes! The more complicated answer to the seemingly simple follow up: How? … that will take some explaining.  The impact on your equipment operation The pandemic put all fleets in a do-what-you-gotta-do predicament. With so much uncertainty, no one could fault you for rolling your trucks into

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