Volvo Boosts Fuel Economy by the Power of Two

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August 28, 2015

Freightliner 122SD Gets Two Optional Allison Transmissions
<p><em>Image: Freightliner</em></p> Daimler Trucks North America has announced that the Freightliner 122SD severe-duty truck model can now be spec’d with Allison 4700 Rugged Duty Series (RDS) and Oil Field Series (OFS) automatic transmissions.

Volvo Boosts Fuel Economy by the Power of Two
<p><strong>When there's no work to do, an unladen axle is just fuel-sucking dead weight. Volvo gets it up and out of the way when it's not needed. </strong><em>Photo by Jim Park.</em></p> Volvo's Adaptive Loading axle system turns a 6x2 into a 4x2 when the extra axle in the tractor tandem isn't needed. When it comes to fuel efficiency, 2 is definitely better than 4.

Michelin Rolls Out Regional Drive SmartWay-Verified Retread
<p><strong>Michelin X Multi Energy D Pre-Mold retread</strong><em> Image: Michelin</em></p> The new Michelin X Multi Energy D Pre-Mold retread provides high mileage, fuel efficiency and scrub resistance for regional and super-regional applications, according to the tire maker.

Premium Seats for Class 7 and 8 Trucks
Bostrom Seating brand is introducing the Wide Ride Core seat, a premium all-makes option for Class 7 and 8 commercial trucks.

HD 500 Series Lights Designed to Stand Out
Optronics' HD 500 Series LED stop, tail, turn lamps are designed with a three-dimensional lens feature and brighter illumination for improved ability to stand out compared with other lighting.

Hold Open Door Keeper Holds Roll-Up Door Open
Todco’s Hold Open Door Keeper is a bottom roller holder that allows an open roll-up door to rest in the open position behind the header.

US Cargo Control Adds Wheel Chock Product Line
US Cargo Control has expanded its line of safety supply products to include wheel chocks in several types and sizes for different applications.

Gates Expands Aftermarket Products Offering
Gates Corporation has expanded its lineup of aftermarket products releasing 566 part numbers across several categories.

KW Offers Maxwell Engine Start Module
Kenworth says it has begun producing trucks with an available engine advanced starting and battery charging system.

TodCold Refrigerated Roll-Up Door
Todco, The Overhead Door Company, added the new TodCold refrigerated door to its line of roll-up doors.

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