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Transfer Flow debuts new Ford and GM replacement fuel tank systems

Transfer Flow has debuted a new 50-gal. replacement fuel tank system for Ford’s 2018 F-150 Power Stroke diesel, and a new 55-gal. replacement fuel tank system for 2017-19 GM/Chevy 2500/3500 diesel pickups. Transfer Flow also announced the company’s first project vehicle, The Compass. The company describes the Compass as follows: “a 2018 Ford F-150 Power

A.R.E introduces CX Revo and CX Evolve truck caps

A.R.E. Accessories has introduced the CX Revo and CX Evolve truck caps. Features of the CX Revo and CX Evolve include: A frameless all-glass, tailgate-formed rear door that follows the styling of the truck’s tailgate; OneMotion handle technology; ActiveTilt auto on/off lighting technology; Urethane technology for the side and front windows of the CX Revo; The new

Hercules Tires unveils new Strong Guard trailer tires

Hercules Tires has launched the Hercules Strong Guard HTL, the newest offering in its Strong Guard line. The new trailer tire will join the existing premium truck tire offerings – the Hercules Strong Guard HRA and the Hercules Strong Guard HRD all-position medium truck tires. The Strong Guard line features sophisticated materials and technologies and

Carrier Transicold releases ComfortPro electric APU

Carrier Transicold has introduced the new ComfortPro electric auxiliary power unit (APU). According to Carrier Transicold, the new APU provides quiet, emissions-free truck cab cooling while delivering one of the longest run-times in a battery-powered APU. The company also touts reduced service with an APU, with few moving parts and no engine-related maintenance. The ComfortPro electric APU

Peterbilt introduces Vehicle Electrical Control Unit

Peterbilt Motors Co. announced the Vehicle Electrical Control Unit (VECU), which the company says will increase customer functionality and simplify body upfitting. “Peterbilt’s heritage is built on customers being able to order a truck that is designed and manufactured specifically to get the job done in the most efficient and reliable manner,” said Robert Woodall,

Strick GardX passes IIHS Tough Guard certification

Strick Trailers, a manufacturer of aluminum sheet and post trailers, has announced that the company’s GardX rear impact guard has completed testing for the IIHS ToughGuard certification. The ToughGuard certification evaluates the performance of rear underride guard designs on truck trailers. In the test, a midsize car traveling 35 MPH is crashed into the back of a parked

A.R.E. introduces Fusion truck bed cover

A.R.E. Accessories  has introduced the Fusion paint-to-match tri-fold truck bed cover. According to the company, Fusion’s low-profile, weather-resistant design features aircraft-grade aluminum panels painted to match your truck’s factory color code with carpeted under panels for a clean, finished look. Open and close the tailgate with the cover in the closed position with the integrated

Modagrafics highlights Spedian Graphics System

Fleet services graphics provider Modagrafics has introduced Spedian, which the company describes as a simple and effective graphics branding method, and as the world’s only reusable vehicle graphics system. It has no visible frame, does not require any drilling holes in a trailer, and it takes only one hour to install or remove, the company

Weather Guard introduces compact truck rack

Weather Guard, a manufacture of truck and van storage equipment, announced its new Weather Guard Compact Steel Truck Rack fits most compact trucks, including the Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon and Nissan Frontier. The new Compact Steel Truck rack securely installs to the bed rail with no drilling required, the company said. With a no-drill easy install, the

Trailer inspections: Tech accountability is key

Quality trailer inspections are often the difference between your trucks getting to their destination without hassle or ending up on the side of the road with a violation. However, getting that quality inspection takes more than training. Service technicians must be accountable for their work and avoid human error at all costs. “The most common

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Trailer orders hit record levels for July

According to the preliminary numbers from ACT Research Co. and FTR, July trailer orders set records for the month, hitting surprising levels in what is historically the weakest-performing month of the year. FTR has the number for July at 28,000 units, which the company called “surprising.” “This is a terrific order number for a month

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Giti introduces two wide base tires for North America

Giti Tire (USA) is introducing the Giti GDL633 FS ultra-wide base tire for the drive axle position and the GTL933 FS ultra-wide base tire for trailers in long haul applications in North America. The GDL633 FS (pictured above left) for the drive axle is SmartWay verified and, according to the company, includes the following features: