Stemco Launches CentriFuse HD Line of Brake Drums

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September 9, 2014

What’s Going on with my Brakes?
<p><strong>Front-axle brakes designed to meet reduced stopping distance rules may not run hot enough under normal driving conditions</strong>.&nbsp;</p> When we started looking at wheel-end issues for this month's Tires & Wheels story, we discovered that reduced stopping distance rules have had some unintended consequences.

Stemco Launches CentriFuse HD Line of Brake Drums
Stemco says its new CentriFuse HD brake drums designed for severe service applications provide up to double the service life of full-cast brake drums.

More Secure Wheel Ends from a New Manufacturer
A new company offering wheel-end parts which it says are designed to fit more securely and last longer.

Lightweight Alcoa Wheels Available on Kenworth Trucks
Kenworth is now offering Alcoa Ultra One wheels for its class 8 and medium duty trucks.

Bridgestone Plant Earns Environmental Recertification
Bridgestone America’s tire manufacturing plant in Warren County, Tennessee, earned LEED V3 recertification at the silver level from the U.S. Green Building Council.

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Guest Commentary: Why Governments Should Recruit Trucking and Logistics Companies

We're turning over "All That's Trucking" today to Greg Fulton, president of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association, who wants to know, why don't state governments worry about keeping or attracting trucking and logistics companies the way they would a high-tech company?

The Little Engine That Did

Fans of old engines and machinery would have been thrilled to find this working, 95-year-old engine on display at the the 40th anniversary celebrations of Cummins Jamestown, N.Y.. assembly plant. It's believed to have been among the first engines ever produced by the Cummins Engine Co., hand-built by Clessie Cummins himself. Jim Park has more in his "On the Road" blog.

Goodyear Picks New Truck Mooring System for its Blimp

What does a Mack Truck have to do with the Goodyear Blimp? Deborah Lockridge explores the topic in her "All That's Truckikng" blog.

The target market for Western Star's 5700XE is owner-operators and small- to medium-sized fleets wanting a unique look and brand. Large fleets could position the truck as a driver incentive or reward truck for high-performing drivers.
Photos: The New Western Star 5700XE

HDT Fact Book: Fuel & Emissions
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