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December 2, 2016
Nikola One Fuel Cell Electric Truck Promises High Fuel Economy, Low Maintenance
<p><strong>A&nbsp;wrap was removed and the Nikola One prototype revolved before the enthusiastic audience at the Dec. 1 unveiling. Liquified hydrogen is stored in bottles behind the long sleeper-cab.&nbsp;<em>Photos: Tom Berg&nbsp;</em></strong></p> SALT LAKE CITY -- If enthusiasm ensures success, Nikola One, the fuel cell-electric long-haul tractor unveiled Thursday night in Salt Lake City, is a sure thing. It promises low maintenance and high fuel economy, but production is still a ways away.
Trailer Slick Plate Requires No Grease
Minimizer has launched the Trailer Slick Plate, a self-lubricating polymer plate that attaches to a trailer’s upper coupler.
AutoSock Fits Wide Base Single Tires
AutoSock AS, the provider of an alternative traction device for commercial vehicles, has expanded its AutoSock product line to include several wide base single tires.
Chevron: Reformulated Delo 400 Engine Oils Boast Higher Performance
<p><strong>Chevron said teardown of engine that ran&nbsp;530,000 miles with oil drains set at 40,000 miles showed how&nbsp;Delo 400 ZFA 10W-30 oil protected key engine components.</strong><em> Photo: Chevron</em></p> Chevron Products Company rolled out an expanded line of Delo 400 heavy-duty diesel engine oils on Dec. 1, the same day that oils formulated to meet the new API CK-4 and FA-4 service categories became eligible to to be marketed and sold.

Tool Caddy Can Store 100 Pounds of Gear
Minimizer has added the Tool Caddy to its line of maintenance products, offering space to store tools and gear in a nearby location.
Power Converter Features Waterproof Design
The DCP-5-HD heavy duty power converter from Larson Electronics is a 5-amp waterproof power supply that converts 120- or 240-volt AC electrical current to 12- or 24-volt DC current.
VT Hackney Offers Aluminum Shelving for Sprinters
VT Hackney has extended its aluminum shelving line to include Sprinter Van models, targeting the plumbing, HVAC and electrical contractor markets.
Rugged Tablet PC Designed for Field and Office
The XSlate R12 is a rugged 2-in-1 tablet and laptop device designed for a quick transition from a desktop computing experience to a mobile form factor.
Navistar Adds Collision Replacement Parts to Fleetrite Program
Navistar has introduced a new line of Fleetrite collision replacement products designed for a wide variety of heavy-duty truck applications.
GM Expanding Alt-Fuel Heavy-Duty Pickup Lineup
<p><em>Photo of 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD courtesy of GM.</em></p> General Motors is expanding its lineup of heavy-duty pickups and vans fueled by compressed natural gas and propane autogas for the 2017 and 2018 model years, which will bring its alternative fuel lineup to more than 25 vehicles.


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