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Meritor announces new axles, ATIS

Meritor Inc. announced the the launch of its MTec6, the industry’s lightest trailer axle that offers greater weight savings and lower total cost of ownership, according to the company. The 6-in., large-diameter axle allows for more efficient use of materials, resulting in an axle that is 36 lbs. lighter than the industry-standard 5-in. axle. The lighter axle reduces gross

Diving into engine downspeeding

To improve efficiency of the powertrain, engine downspeeding can be achieved with either a 6×4 or 6×2 axle configuration. However, all the driveline components must work in concert to ensure proper performance. “Regardless of axle configuration, customers should always work with their OEM, engine rep and or axle rep to specify the correct drivetrain configuration

Engine Downspeeding
Three ways 6x2s are winning over fleets

Often times, any topic filled with apprehension can be seen in a new light thanks to a bit of old fashion education. There’s no clearer example of that than the growing interest in 6×2 axle configurations from fleets across the country. In the past, fleets had three main concerns with 6×2 axle configurations: 1. Traction;

Three ways 6x2s
Report Card: FMVSS 121 reduced stopping distance regulation

We are coming up on the third anniversary of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 121 reduced stopping distance regulation (RSD) start date. Fleet Equipment decided to ask brake friction manufacturers to report in on brake performance—and/or changes—since those regulations went into effect. “Actually, the friction materials were changing long before August 2011,” says

Meritor reduced stopping distance
Meritor appoints new North America aftermarket field sales lead

Meritor Inc. appointed Mark Evans to senior director, field sales, aftermarket, North America for Meritor. Evans is responsible for the strategic management and growth of service parts sales and training as well as ensuring customer satisfaction across key distribution channels—independent warehouse distributors, OEM dealers and fleets—in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, said the company. Evans

How reducing weight can impact your fleet

Drop a couple pounds and all of a sudden you’re more efficient and able to pull more weight. Of course, we’re talking about making trucks lighter. The idea behind spec’ing specialized, lighter-weight components is to find a balance between fuel efficiency and increased load capacity, without sacrificing the tractor’s strength. After labor costs, fuel is

SAF-Holland ADZ on KW Chassis 7
Meritor and Meritor WABCO showcase commercial vehicle drivetrain solutions

Meritor Inc. will showcase the latest in commercial vehicle drivetrain solutions at truck dealerships around the country during the Meritor DriveForce Tour. The Meritor DriveForce Tour will include an interactive walk-through product display trailer as well as product training, information and presentations for: Axles Brakes Drivelines Aftermarket solutions Meritor WABCO safety and efficiency solutions Ride-and-drive

Meritor adds two new axle ratios aimed at improving fuel efficiency

Meritor Inc. is adding optimized axle ratios to its proven 14X rear-drive axle portfolio. Meritor’s 14X tandem drive axles with a 2.79 ratio will be available for production in June and a 2.85 ratio will be ready later this summer. When used in combination with the Cummins and Eaton SmartAdvantage Powertrain, the new axle ratios will

Meritor Tire Inflation System, P.S.I. offers new features for trailers

Meritor Inc. and Pressure Systems International (P.S.I.) are making it easier for fleets to check wheel-end pressure output by expanding availability of an optional feature on their automatic tire inflation system. The control box check point option was previously available on a limited basis with the Meritor Tire Inflation System (MTIS) by P.S.I. Now, it can

Meritor introduces universal knuckle for non-drive front steer axles

Meritor Inc. introduced  a universal knuckle for use with its non-drive front steer axles, giving global customers a new solution to outfit drum or air disc brakes. “We are seeing a significant increase in acceptance of air disc brakes in North America, and the redesign of our existing front steer axle with the universal knuckle

Meritor adds features to customer training and support website

Meritor Inc. will launch its redesigned customer training and support website on March 10, 2014, to include improved registration, additional training, course monitoring tools and social media integration for dealers, fleets and garages. The Meritor BullPen offers easy access to product information and training in one central location: More than 1,000 documents including product presentations,

Meritor launches P600 Series heavy-haul planetary axles

Meritor Inc. announced  the introduction of the P600 Series planetary axles, including the P610 and P614, and will showcase them during the ConExpo tradeshow in Las Vegas. These two planetary axles are engineered for heavy-haul, oil field, logging and mining applications globally and are ready for production. The P610 and P614 axles, available in tandem