Volvo Introduces Adaptive Loading 6x2 Suspension

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March 27, 2015

Kenworth Launches 76-inch Mid-Roof Sleeper
<p><strong>The sleeper features a liftable lower bunk and side storage towers, including hanging storage for drivers to store their clothes. </strong><em>Photo via Kenworth</em></p> Kenworth Truck announced a new 76-inch mid-roof sleeper for its T680 and T880, with production starting in fall.

Volvo Introduces Adaptive Loading 6x2 Suspension
<p><em>Photo: Sven-Erik Lindstrand</em></p> Volvo Trucks introduced the Adaptive Loading 6x2 liftable forward axle that automatically adjusts to load weight changes and offers 4x2 operation in certain conditions.


Wabco, Hendrickson to Offer Axles with Lightweight Air Disc Brakes
Wabco says it has signed a long-term supply agreement with Hendrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems to provide advanced air disc brakes for an integrated trailer-axle product with weight-saving potential.

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Fan Drive Cools Better in Severe Applications
BorgWarner's DuroSpeed two-speed fan drive is designed to deliver better cooling for severe operating and vocational truck applications.

Peterbilt Introduces Medium-Duty CNG Platform
<p><strong><em>Photo: Peterbilt Motors Company</em></strong></p> Peterbilt has introduced two new medium-duty vehicles -- the Model 337 and the Model 348 -- powered by compressed natural gas (CNG). Both vehicles are in production and can be configured as trucks or tractors.


Volvo Expands XE Powertrain Lineup
<p><strong>XE super direct drive improves fuel efficiency by lowering engine rpms at a given vehicle speed. </strong><em>Photo courtesy of&nbsp;Volvo Trucks</em></p> Volvo Trucks expanded the XE powertrain package lineup with a super direct drive version using the I-Shift transmission. The company also expanded its Remote Diagnostics service to monitor I-Shift components as well.

International First with New Bendix Advanced Safety System
<p><strong>Wingman Fusion will be available on the International ProStar. </strong><em>Photo: International&nbsp;</em></p> Navistar International Truck announced that beginning next month, the new Bendix Wingman Fusion integrated driver-safety system will be available on its International ProStar Class 8 truck models.


KW’s W900L Gets Icon 900 Limited Edition
<p><strong>The Icon 900.</strong> <em>Photo: Tom Berg</em></p> Kenworth Truck announced a custom, limited edition version of its W900L called the Icon 900 at the Mid-America Trucking Show. The Icon model will see a limited production run and KW dealers are now accepting orders.

Cloud-Based In-Cab Video System Launched
Convoy Technologies recently introduced its Videomatics video/telematics-based system to help improve driver safety and security.


V-Flap II is An Aerodynamic Mud Flap
Mudguard Technologies announced the V-Flap II aerodynamic mud flap, the second generation of the company’s V-Flap product.

Cummins Launches Two-Stage Turbocharger
<p>The MY-2016 Nissan Titan XD will be equipped with a Cummins 5.0L V-8 Turbo Diesel. <em><strong>Photo: Nissan</strong></em></p> Cummins Turbo Technologies, a manufacturer of turbocharger technology, will officially launch its new two-stage turbocharger powering the 2016 Nissan TITAN XD.

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