NACV 2017 Archives - Fleet Equipment Magazine
Ryder, Aperia partner to introduce Automatic Tire Inflation Systems

Ryder System Inc. has signed an exclusive partnership with Aperia Technologies, supplier of tire inflation solutions for tractors and trailers, to make the Halo Tire Inflator solution a standard specification for Ryder’s heavy-duty commercial rental fleet. Click here to peruse all of our North American Commercial Vehicle Coverage. Additionally, Halo will become Ryder’s preferred tire

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NACV day 3: News from the show floor

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Meritor announces Mach aftermarket products brand

Meritor announced the Mach brand, a new global aftermarket line of products. “With a rise in the number of competitors selling products at various price points and quality levels, Meritor’s Mach brand will offer a wide range of replacement part options at affordable prices that are validated by our engineers,” said Rob Speed, Meritor’s president

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’

Stoughton Trailers unveils a new refrigerated trailer

Stoughton Trailers launched a new refrigerated trailer line: PureBlue. The design of the PureBlue refrigerated trailer, debuting at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show, provides one of the lightest weight trailers without sacrificing strength, according to Stoughton. To begin with, an aluminum scuff and integral composite scuff liner help prevent damage while loading and unloading the

Michelin shows off new line-haul drive tire, adds X Multi D sizes

Available immediately, the new Michelin XDA Energy + is a dual drive-position tire for line-haul applications, Michelin Americas Truck Tires announced at the North American Commercial Vehicle show. The XDA Energy + is designed for fleets and owner-operators who are focused on fuel savings to reduce their operating costs, Michelin said. Fuel savings is driven

Allison Transmission unveils nine-speed fully automatic transmissions

Allison Transmission announced its first nine-speed model at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show. The fully automatic transmission for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles will be available globally and is targeted for release in 2020. The Allison nine-speed transmission provides significant fuel savings as the highly-efficient gear train allows the torque converter to lock up early

FlowBelow announces quick-release fairing option for Tractor AeroKit

FlowBelow Aero Inc. announced a new ‘quick-release’ fairing option for the company’s flagship fuel-saving Tractor AeroKit system at the North American Commercial Vehicle show. According to the company, the quick-release mounting system allows the driver of the truck to remove the fairings quickly and without tools when installing tire chains, for example. The Tractor AeroKit

Kinedyne announces two new curtain-side products

Kinedyne introduced two new products at the North American Commercial Vehicle show: a load-rated curtain-side system and a double-decking system designed specifically for curtain-side applications. The curtain-side system opens and closes quickly, but is engineered to restrain lateral cargo movement, the company said. A load-rated curtain gives a trailer the combined advantages of flatbed access

SAF-Holland announces a retrofit kit for its Holland ELI-te fifth wheel coupling assistant

SAF-Holland, global manufacturer of trailer suspension and axle systems, truck suspensions, fifth wheels, landing gear, and coupling products, introduced the retrofit kit for its new automatic fifth wheel lighting system–Electronic Lock Indicator (ELI-te)–at the North American Commercial Vehicle show. Designed for Holland FW35 Series Fifth Wheels, the ELI-te uses state-of-the-art components to ensure robust performance

SAF-Holland introduces the Neway LSZ20K auxiliary steerable lift axle suspension system

SAF-Holland introduced its large-capacity 20K Neway LSZ auxiliary steerable lift axle suspension system at the North American Commercial Vehicle show. With an 18.3-in. package size, the LSZ’s design is up to 8 in. shorter than comparable lift axles, allowing more flexibility and providing extra frame rail space for additional equipment, SAF-Holland explained. Additionally, the LSZ

Dana launches SPL 250 Driveshaft

  Dana Inc. announced the launch of its new SPL 250 Lite driveshaft for heavy-duty vehicles. Designed to handle torque ratings up to 25,000 Nm, the new SPL 250 Lite driveshaft is up to 25 lbs. lighter than competitive products, Dana said. It has been specifically engineered to reduce noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) levels;