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The latest innovations in tractor tire inflation

All indicators lead in the same direction. A 2013 report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that under-inflation is the leading cause of tire failure. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) cites defective tires as a leading factor in crashes involving commercial vehicles. A 2010 Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) report

WABCO enters into supply agreement with JMCH in China

WABCO, supplier of technologies that improve the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles, has announced that it has entered into several long-term supply agreements with JMCH, an established major truck manufacturer based in China that is expanding into the heavy-duty truck segment. WABCO’s new business involves wheel-end solutions, including air-disc brakes, as well as conventional brake

Protecting tire PSI: Adding TPMS, ATIS, TiS helps protect your investment

Fleet managers are well aware of the importance of proper tire inflation to protect tires. Many are earlier adopters of tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) and/or automatic tire inflation systems (ATIS or TIS). Choosing the right systems for each application is important part of protecting your investment, but which one to choose? Picking the right

Stemco ATIS System Tire
WABCO to provide advanced air disc brake to Hendrickson

WABCO announced it has signed a long-term supply agreement with Hendrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems to provide an advanced air disc brake (ADB) system for trailers in North America. As part of the agreement, WABCO will launch its MAXX22T in North America, the most optimized ADB system for trailer applications in the region. The new

WABCO showcases safety technology at MATS

WABCO has launched its most advanced Collision Mitigation System (CMS) for trucks and buses in North America. WABCO’s OnGuardACTIVE features superior radar and is effective in all seasons. According to Nik Varty, WABCO president, Americas, and vice president, mergers & acquisitions, “OnGuardACTIVE utilizes a powerful 77GHz radar sensor that maintains the system’s high performance in

Top brake questions, answered

The No. 1 job of truck brakes is safety; within that application, there’s more than one way to stop a truck. Drums have been the brake of choice for many trucks, but air disc brakes (ADBs) continue to gain popularity in nearly all heavy-duty on-road applications. “Current [ADB] market penetration is in the 12% to

TPMS systems provide CSA violation prevention benefits

Fleet managers are under increased equipment performance pressure, not the least of which comes from ensuring that their trucks on the road meet all CSA standards. Violations can quickly add up, and improperly inflated tires—especially flat and blown tires—can be a red flag for enforcement officers. That’s where tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS), as well

Wabco announces winners of social media campaign

Wabco announced the winners of its global “#MyTruckStop” campaign. The five winners were awarded iPad minis. Truck drivers and other members of the global commercial vehicle community submitted hundreds of photos of their favorite truck stops via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #MyTruckStop. Responding to this call, participants captured snapshots of their daily