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June 23, 2017
The Latest Fuel-Sipping Engines
<p><strong>Mack will add turbo compounding to is MP8 engine lineup in the spring, as will the Volvo D13.</strong>&nbsp;<em>Photo: Mack</em></p> How engine makers have met the EPA GHG Phase 1 2017 emissions requirements head-on, with a lineup promising better fuel efficiency and greater reliability.
Mickey Truck Bodies Offers New Reefer Van Option
Mickey Truck Bodies has designed a refrigerated van option, featuring thermal-efficient composite panels on the roof, walls, and floor.
Firestone Launches All-Position Wide Base Radial Tire
Bridgestone Americas has launched the Firestone FS818 wide base radial truck tire for on- and off-highway applications.
Truck-Lite Components Come Standard on New Cascadia
<p><strong>The 2018 Freightliner Cascadia.</strong> <em>Photo courtesy Daimler Trucks North America.&nbsp;</em></p> For the 2018 model year, several Truck-Lite components will be standard on Freightliner’s flagship new Cascadia.
Midtronics Diagnostic System Monitors Batteries
Midtronics introduced the DSS-5000 Battery Diagnostic Service System, featuring Conductance Profiling that is designed to provide information about the battery state of charge and state of health.
Auxiliary Lighting Makes Nighttime Fuel Deliveries Safer
MAC Liquid Tank Trailers has developed an auxiliary lighting system for gasoline trailers intended to improve safety during nighttime filling station deliveries.
Automated Transmissions Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
<p><strong>More power and increased safety and comfort seem to be the marching orders for OEMs and suppliers developing the next generation of heavy-duty AMTs. The Innovation Truck, unveiled last year, is a concept vehicle proving out these features for ZF.</strong> <em>Photo: ZF</em></p> Automated manual transmissions surpassed even the most optimistic predictions for adoption. How will the next generation of smarter, faster, and better connected AMTs boost safety, efficiency and, fuel economy?
Pirelli Launches Pentathlon D Long Haul Drive Tire
Pirelli has launched Pentathlon D, its first tire in the Pentathlon product line dedicated to long haul drive applications in North America.
J.J. Keller Self-Certifies Mobile ELD Solution
<p><em>Photo: J.J. Keller &amp; Associates</em></p> J.J. Keller & Associations has announced that its Mobile ELog solution has been self-certified and added to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s ELD registry.
Ancra Toss ‘N Tie Helps Drivers Secure Cargo
Ancra’s Toss N’ Tie is designed to help assist drivers during load securement by lowering physical risks associated with tying down a load.
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