Talking heavy-duty truck wheel hubs with the Timken Co.
Wheel hubs are an essential part of a truck’s operational efficiency and safety. I decided to take a pitstop to visit the Timken Co. to talk about all things wheel hubs, seals, bearings and more. The Timken Co. offers a full aftermarket wheel hub assembly-from seals and bearings to everything in between—and I’m at Timken’s world headquarters
Finding the right truck tire balance with IMI
For 42 years, Pennsylvania-based IMI has worked on wheel balancing products for truck tires, most prominently its Equal balancer. Now, the company has released an enhanced version of that product, known as Equal Flexx. Fleet Equipment visited IMI headquarters in Chambersburg, Pa., to take a look at the Equal Flexx wheel balancer, a powder which
Off road with Western Star’s XD package, transformer truck
Western Star Truck Sales Inc. announced its new Extreme Duty (XD) off-road package and the launch of the MBT-40 Transformer chassis. The Western Star XD off-road package is engineered specifically for extremely rugged environments, the company said, and is available on both the 4900 and 6900 models. Western Star plans to open the XD off-road
A look at the Mack Trucks 2017 powertrain lineup
Powertrain integration is all the rage in today’s trucking market. With that in mind, Mack Trucks has released its 2017 powertrain lineup, and Fleet Equipment takes a look at the updates and features of these new engines and transmissions.
Reward truck ROI with Western Star President Kelley Platt
With the launch of the 5700XE last year, Western Star aimed to redefine the words “reward truck.” After all, what’s more rewarding than getting to jump behind the wheel of a burly, badass truck? But how are fleets calculating the reward truck ROI and putting reward trucks like this Western Star 5700XE to work? You’re
Mid-America Trucking Show 2016: Sights, sounds and news from the show
The Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) is always a whirlwind of industry news and booth meetings. With more than 1,100 exhibitors to catch up with and a projected 70,000 attendees to wade through, there’s little time to catch your breath. Come along with me, Jason Morgan, we take in the sights, sounds and news of MATS
Daimler Highway Pilot Connect autonomous truck platooning technology
Less than a year after Daimler Trucks North America showcased the Freightliner Inspiration Truck as the first autonomous truck operating on an open public highway in Las Vegas, Daimler Trucks took the next step in truck autonomy by demoing the Highway Pilot Connect system on the German Autobahn. Highway Pilot Connect takes the autonomous truck
A truck tire conversation with Bridgestone Commercial
Bridgestone recently released the R283A Ecopia steer tire, and I had the chance to stop by the Bridgestone booth at TMC to learn about the new tire that tackles both improved rolling resistance for fuel efficiency and increasing wear life for reatreadability, a tire feat that is no small task.
Work Truck Show 2016: Ford Trucks, International, Cummins, Telogis
Indianapolis, Indiana: Home to college basketball, the best shrimp cocktail you’ll ever have and, of course, NTEA’s Work Truck Show. We’ve got your badge and a slew of booth visits scheduled, so come along as FE’s On the Road tackles the Work Truck Show.
TMC 2016: New truck products, engine oil categories and right to repair
Inspired by Robert Altman’s classic film Nashville, Fleet Equipment is taking you inside the 2016 TMC Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition to give you a snap shot of the latest and greatest equipment in the heavy-duty trucking industry.
Accuride’s manufacturing makeover: On the foundry and factory floor with Fleet Equipment
Transitioning from an aged manual manufacturing process to a world-class facility doesn’t happen overnight. It takes hard work, the right leadership and a majority capital investment, but that’s exactly what Accuride has spent the past five years doing. So come along as I take you inside Accuride’s Rockford, Ill., foundry and manufacturing facility to detail