Meritor Inc. Archives - Page 4 of 8 - Fleet Equipment Magazine
Meritor to acquire AxleTech

Meritor announced May 8 it has entered into an agreement with an affiliate of The Carlyle Group, a global investment firm, under which Meritor will acquire AxleTech for approximately $175 million in cash.

The present and future of electric axles

Axle manufacturers have been working on eAxle solutions for years, but in the time since these products came about, engineering innovation has only increased. So FE decided to check in with the makers of electric axles to see where these axles are now, and where they are going.

Western Star adds new drive axle option for snow plows on 4700

The Western Star 4700 set-back (SB) all-wheel drive (AWD) 6×6 and 4×4 trucks can now be spec’d with an 18,000-lb. front drive axle, the company announced. The company says that this option is ideal for snow plow applications, provides enhanced maneuverability required for harsh winter conditions. The heavy-duty front drive axle from Meritor also contributes to

Meritor announces standard position supply agreement with Wabash National

Meritor, Inc. and Wabash National Corp. have signed an agreement for various Meritor products to be standard on Wabash’s dry and refrigerated van trailer products. The three-year agreement takes effect Jan. 1, and positions Meritor’s loose axles as standard equipment; the Meritor Tire Inflation System (MTIS) as the preferred automatic tire inflation system; and Meritor

Meritor improves website

Meritor, Inc. has announced several improvements to its website. According to the company, the enhancements improve search functionality for more than 100,000 aftermarket products and offer new self-service tools to help North America customers bolster their operations. According to Meritor, website improvements include: New search tools can quickly configure, search and identify specific parts,

Spend a day in the life of Meritor’s DriveForce customer support team

Paul Kosciolek starts his day juggling schedules. The fleet customer he had lined up for an 8:30 a.m. meeting won’t be ready until 10:00. So he thinks of an alternative.

Meritor P600 planetary axles offer new features for off-highway applications

  Meritor has announced that its P600 planetary axles are available with optional 5-planet wheel-ends and can now be configured for use with central tire inflation systems (CTIS). The optional 5-planet wheel-ends allow a 20% higher gross combined axle weight rating (GCWR) over the 4-planet version and feature integrated cooling technology to reduce axle operating

Application awareness is key when spec’ing axles

Application is key when spec’ing your truck’s components, and that goes for parts as big as the engine to those as small as wheel bearings. For now, let’s start at the beginning of the alphabet and talk about how application should affect your axle choice. First things first: The axle, of course, works very closely

Meritor expands bearing, seal kit offering

Meritor Inc. announced the launch of 20 bearing and seal kits and 70 individual bearings covering various Meritor and Dana axles for customers requiring a cost-effective solution for high-quality aftermarket parts. This offering covers a significant portion of drive axle carrier assemblies serviced in the North America aftermarket. “These Meritor bearing and seal kits are

Meritor opens new aftermarket distribution facility in Ontario

Meritor, Inc. announced the opening of its fourth North America aftermarket distribution facility: the Eastern Canada Regional Distribution Center in Mississauga, Ontario, which the company says will fulfill orders from warehouse distributors and dealers in seven provinces. “The Mississauga center is another example of our commitment to further strengthening customer satisfaction and simplifying business transactions,”

Meritor Tire Inflation System now standard on Vanguard dry van, CIMC reefer trailers

Meritor has announced that the Meritor Tire Inflation System (MTIS) with ThermAlert is a standard/preferred option on Vanguard dry van and CIMC reefer trailers. MTIS automatically and immediately provides air pressure to any trailer tire should the pressure fall below the desired setting. In addition, Meritor offers the ThermAlert wheel-end heat sensing technology as standard

Inside wheel ends: How slack adjusters could raise wheel end temperatures

Wheel end thermal events are serious maintenance issues that can be caused by setup, maintenance, driver neglect, road debris or some combination of all of these. Before we look at how slack adjusters may factor into higher wheel end temperatures let’s get this out of the way first: Each wheel end thermal service event needs