The American artist Winslow Homer didn’t intend his 1872 painting Snap the Whip (pictured above) to provide a visual representation of the force released by vibration on a truck. But Homer’s painting does just that, in addition to being a nostalgic look at bare-footed schoolboys at play. Linked together by holding hands, the boys at
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
A new driver training video for the Detroit DT12 Automated Manual Transmission has been released by Detroit Diesel Corp. Designed for drivers to watch before they drive a truck equipped with a DT12 for the first time, the video covers functions and features of the transmission such as eCoast and Active Driveline Protection.
Delivering fuel to gas stations throughout northern Virginia and the Washington, D.C., and Baltimore metropolitan areas, Fleet Transit’s fleet of 50 tractors is faced daily with some of the nation’s heaviest stop and go traffic. The company was looking for ways to lower maintenance costs, eliminate driveline problems and increase fuel economy, notes Ken Glover, maintenance supervisor. It also wanted to improve safety and enhance driver recruitment and retention.
Detroit Diesel Corp. built its 500,000th Detroit Steer Axle. Produced in Redford, Mich., Detroit axles are available in a range of configuration options and are compatible with all braking systems offered by Daimler Trucks. The product line includes steer axles with weight ratings up to 20,000 lbs., rear axles up to 23,000 lbs. and tandem rear axles with ratings up to 46,000 lbs.