Kenworth Adds New Features to Medium-Duty Cabovers

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October 24, 2014

Goodyear Automatic Tire Inflation System in Fleet Testing
<p><strong>A Goodyear Tire &amp; Rubber Company tire test engineer checks the pressure on a tire equipped with the company's Air Maintenance Technology. </strong><em>Photo:&nbsp; Goodyear.</em></p> Goodyear will test its Air Maintenance Technology for commercial vehicles -- which keeps tires inflated without any external pumps or electronics -- on trucking fleets over the next year and a half.

Kenworth Adds New Features to Medium-Duty Cabovers
<p><strong>Kenworth 270 cabover</strong> (Photo: Kenworth)</p> Kenworth also introduced Allison 3000 HS and RDS 5-speed and 6-speed automatic transmissions for its cabovers.


QuickSpin: LED Headlights vs. Halogen
<p><strong>Truck-Lite's senior vice president and chief technology officer, Brad Van Riper, supervises the headlamp changeover between the test runs at the company's Falconer, N.Y., assembly plant.</strong></p> A comparison between a set of standard halogen headlamps and LED headlamps reveals, well, there is no comparison.

Cooper Makes Progress on Guayule-Rubber Tire
<p><strong>The guayule plant can produce a substitute source of rubber.</strong><em> Photo by U.S. Department of Agriculture.</em></p> Cooper Tire and Rubber has completed builds of tires made of natural rubber sourced from the guayule plants.



Optional Package Adds Frame Rail Space to Peterbilt 220
The Peterbilt Model 220 has a new optional clear frame rail package that provides up to 10 inches of additional frame rail space over the previous clear frame rail package.

Carrier Transicold Improves Warranty on Reefer Units
Carrier Transicold improved the warranty coverage for its Vector trailer refrigeration units extending mileage and warranty length on several models.


Kenworth System Coaches Driver Performance
<p><strong>Kenworth T680 Day Cab:&nbsp;</strong><em>Photo via Kenworth.</em></p> Kenworth added the Driver Performance Assistant option for new T680 and T880 models with Paccar MX-13 engines and automated transmissions. The system is part of the Driver Performance Center which tracks vehicle efficiency statistics.

Transflo On-Demand Transmits Documents Efficiently
Pegasus TransTech’s new Transflo On-Demand service allows drivers to print, fax or email documents stored in the network to expedite the delivery of paperwork to truckers on the road.


Forklift Inflator Speeds Up Trailer Load Times
The Forklift Inflator is an air pump made by Shippers Products that attaches to a forklift and provides a portable way to inflate dunnage airbags when loading a trailer with cargo.

Kenworth Anti-Theft Available on T680 and T880
Kenworth is offering its passcode protected anti-theft system for the T680 and T880 trucks.

Jost Selling Edbro Hydraulic Cylinders
Jost International has added Edbro brand hydraulic cylinders to the company’s range of products.

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