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Your truck is out of warranty—now what?

There comes a day in every truck’s life when the warranty runs its course and it’s out on the road, on its own. As a fleet manager who has to balance load and delivery demands, the last thing you need to worry about is whether your truck will make it to its final mile. Drivetrain

Upgraded Diffs Mean Improved Handling and Efficiency

Drivers of commercial vehicles may become frustrated by frequent incidents of poor traction and a sense of instability during turns. A limited-slip differential with automatic traction engagement can solve these problems, delivering improved vehicle handling by limiting wheel-slip rather than fully locking.

Successful truck operation depends on driveline service details

It seems like a little thing. A bit of increased vibration in your truck’s driveline. You’ve had some driver complaints in the past, but they were minor—small in the grand scheme of things. Until that small problem grew into a large driveline service issue and put your truck on the side of the road. Downtime

Why you need to make last mile service a top-of-list priority

Pick-up and delivery duty cycles and harsh road environments can impact your last mile vehicle component lifecycle. Uptime is crucial when it comes to delivering to consumers door, so don’t overlook your service needs. Here are the top application-facing considerations. E-commerce is here to stay, and with the tremendous growth in this industry comes a

How trucking is doing more during the Coronavirus pandemic

Today demands adaptability and flexibility. The Coronavirus pandemic has brought with it market uncertainty that will likely have a long-term effect. But one thing remains certain: Trucking is essential. As the fleet managers responsible for running the trucks and managing the drivers that are delivering essential goods, strong fundamentals will enable creative uses of your

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Dana enhances Spicer SPL Series driveshafts to boost efficiency, performance

Dana Inc. announced enhancements to its Spicer SPL Series driveshafts for improved overall efficiency and increased performance. The improvements underscore Dana’s ongoing commitment to its core driveline technologies, providing solutions for evolving customer application requirements. The product enhancements will be available immediately for the Spicer medium-duty SPL series, while updates to the heavy-duty SPL series

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Dana starts production of Spicer Electrified e-axle for commercial trucks

Dana Inc. announced today the start of production of its Spicer Electrified eS9000r e-Axle for Class 4 and 5 commercial fleet applications. The e-Axle will be available for ordering by vehicle manufacturers in the third quarter of 2020. Designed for medium-duty truck and bus applications, the e-S9000r is based on the proven and widely specified

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Matching truck axles to the right vocational jobsite

Application: The Alpha and Omega of equipment spec’ing. Start with the right spec to work as productively as possible with that spec. “Vocational applications place a wide variety of demands on the drivetrain,” said Tony Sablar, vocational marketing manager for Peterbilt. “Consider the differences between a flatbed hauling materials to a construction site and the

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Leveraging lift axles in various vocations

Tough truck tasks require tough spec’ing choices. Picking the right lift axle to put to work is often one of the most complicated decisions. Driven by application, lift axles need to meet your expectations and adhere to stringent bridge laws. A quick refresher: The federal bridge formula aims to keep bridges from becoming overloaded, stating

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What’s the right axle ratio for vocational trucks?

Carrying your vocational load means balancing the right axle ratio with the right axle weight rating. Just as advanced engine technology and deeper integration have enabled faster axle ratios on-highway, so too have those engine efficiencies translated to the vocational world. “Today’s engines are more advanced and efficient than ever,” said Kelly Gedert, director of

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What vocational truck weight class is your axle working in?

Are you a heavy-haul roller or do you cube out before you weigh out? The load that’s riding on your axles shoulders will greatly determine the equipment you spec for your vocational truck application. “Selecting the proper weight rating for steer and drive axles allows the truck to haul the right amount of payload for

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Dana talks truck electrification’s aftermarket impact, supplying solutions

Truck electrification conversations coursed through Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week. Some suppliers saw a threat to their business due to electric trucks’ reduced service expectations, while others saw opportunities—a new frontier of solutions and partnership possibilities. Dana Aftermarket’s booth was host to an inspiring sight—a full electric truck drivetrain, from the new electric drive controller and

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