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Meritor announces electric solutions platform for commercial vehicles

Meritor announced that it is developing a platform of electric drive axles and suspensions, as well as supporting systems, for the commercial vehicle market. “Essentially, we’re focusing on integrating an electric motor into the differential carrier,” said Jay Craig, Meritor’s chief executive officer and president. “As we look to future emissions regulations and our customers’

WABCO buys out Meritor WABCO joint venture

WABCO Holdings Inc. has signed an agreement to purchase Meritor, Inc.’s stake in the Meritor WABCO joint venture business. WABCO’s purchase price is $250 million. The transaction is expected to close on Oct. 1, and immediately prior to closing, Meritor will receive a final closing partnership distribution. With the agreement to take full control of the

Maintenance tips for truck brake friction

In terms of brake friction maintenance, there is a lot more to look out for beyond whether the pads or friction is worn. The surrounding parts should also be checked in any inspection. For our in-depth story on brake friction, we interviewed brake experts from Bendix, Haldex, Hendrickson, Meritor, SAF-Holland, TMD Friction and WABCO. These

What you need to know about brake friction

If you are spec’ing brakes, I’m sure I don’t need to tell you that lately, the brake market is increasingly split into two categories: the tried-and-true drum brakes, and the up-and-coming air disc brakes (ADBs). Although most heavy-duty vehicles on the road still use traditional drum brakes, which cost quite a bit less than disc

Inside the Meritor remanufacturing process

Each Meritor remanufactured product is completely remanufactured—not rebuilt—and restored to the same high quality performance standards as the originals. The multi-step Meritor remanufacturing process, described by the company, is as follows: Teardown. All components are completely disassembled prior to inspection. Remanufacturing. All parts are cleaned utilizing engineering-approved processes that ensure grease and other contaminants are

Reman parts offer cost savings and dependability

Remanufacturing engines includes being in compliances with evolving emissions regulations. “The emission guidelines we follow,” begins Dennis Krawczak, engineering manager at the Detroit Reman corporate office, “ensure the engine is remanufactured to the same performance specifications as the original engine. All engines are tested for performance before shipping to the customer. Since Detroit Reman is

Navistar and Meritor agree to co-brand Fleetrite brake shoe offering

Navistar and Meritor have announced an agreement to co-brand Premium Brake Shoe Kits offered through the Fleetrite heavy-duty parts brand. The agreement covers approximately 50 part numbers that will be labeled Fleetrite Manufactured by Meritor. RELATED: Climb inside the new International LT Series by perusing through this photo gallery. “This agreement demonstrates our continued partnership

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Meritor adds deep-drop axle option to MFS series

Meritor has announced the expanded availability of its MFS Series lineup of front non-drive axles, which will now include a deep-drop axle option that offers users greater flexibility in packaging their vehicles. The new option, which includes deep axle drops of 4.76 and 5 in., is ideal for auto hauling and refuse applications where lower vehicle ride heights

The inside scoop on spec’ing axles and brake ratings

For optimum performance and safety, brakes and suspensions need to be a match and work well together. So what do fleets need to know? Fleet Equipment asked major suppliers to provide the inside information.

Applying the brakes: Ensuring the future of truck safety

Advanced safety systems that employ radar- and camera-based technologies that enable adaptive cruise control and even autonomous truck operation rely heavily on one specific component—the brakes. The safety of these futuristic collision mitigation systems rests squarely on proper brake application, operation and maintenance. “It’s important to keep in mind that advances in collision mitigation technology

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Meritor announces 13X drive axle for medium-duty applications

Meritor introduced the 13X drive axle for medium-duty class 6 and 7 applications, which will be available for OEM production starting in the second quarter of this year. “While the 14X platform has served us well in these markets,” began Meritor’s Karl Mayer, “we’ve listened to our OEM customers’ requests for an axle that is lighter, more efficient and tailored

Meritor introduces MFS+ steer axle for linehaul

Meritor has announced the launch of MFS+, a lighter-weight, front-steer axle for linehaul applications. The MFS+ saves up to 85 lbs. from the current offering due to a new gooseneck beam design, and an offset knuckle with integrated torque plate and tie-rod arms, the company said, adding that the new design also reduces space constraints for easier