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    Bendix front air brakes are now going to be standard

    Bendix front air brakes are now going to be standard equipment on all Kenworth Class 8 tractors and trucks. The Bendix ADB22X will provide more consistent force distribution and will significantly reduce brake fade, with no degradation of stopping power. According to Kurt Swihart, Kenworth’s...
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    Bosch Launches Aftermarket Wiper Blades for Medium and Heavy Duty

    All drivers know that visibility is on the most important factors when driving, especially when the weather is not cooperating. After providing quality products for more than 80 years, Bosch has announced a new aftermarket blade for medium and heavy duty vehicles. Applications are available for...
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    Carrier Transicold has new CARB-Verified Reefers

    The California Air Resources Board has given conditional verification to Carrier Transicold’s new optional engine emissions system (EES). The EES is capable of reducing diesel particulate mass from refrigeration exhaust by more than 98%. Carrier reefer engines were already certified for...
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    Cummins-Peterbilt SuperTruck Achieves 10.7 MPG in Latest Test

    COLUMBUS, IN–Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) and Peterbilt Motors Co., a division of PACCAR (NASDAQ: PCAR), announced today that the latest version of their SuperTruck demonstration tractor-trailer achieved 10.7 mpg last month under real-world driving conditions. Developing a truck that could meet or...
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    Fiat finalized its purchase of Chrysler in late January 2014

    Fiat finalized its purchase of Chrysler in late January 2014. There were legal differences between UAW VEBA Trust and Fiat during the early phases of acquisition, but the two worked together to finalize the deal. Chrysler was previously taken over by Daimler-Benz in 1998 but it was an ill-fated...
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    Mack Granite, TerraPro and Titan Models can now be ordered with Meritor EX+ Air Disc Brakes

    Mack Granite, TerraPro and Titan Models can now be ordered with Meritor EX+ Air Disc Brakes, which will allow for superior stopping performance as compared with stock equipment. Mack’s usage of a flat rotor concept prevents heat distortion than the conventional S-cam designs. Mack says that these...
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    Navistar Launches New Online Truck Configurator for Customers

    A newly re-designed online truck configurator was announced and launched by Navistar International Corp. The configurator is available for the International ProStar, DuraStar, and TerraStar models. Now, customers can better virtually design, build, and customize their International Truck from any...
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    Snap-on’s EVAP Smoke Machine

    Snap-on’s EVAP Smoke Machine, designed to pinpoint leaks and diagnose emissions-related diagnostic trouble codes, features the company’s proprietary Diagnostic Smoke technology and its UltraTraceUV noncontaminating dye solution. The unit features variable flow control that can be reduced...
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    Walmart Unveiled Futuristic Tractor Trailer Concept

    You’ve never seen a transport truck quite like this. Walmart created a concept truck to maximize efficiency on the road, and the result is something that looks a little more spaceship than tractor-trailer. Walmart Corporate announced the project Feb. 17 during a meeting to report on...
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    Webb Wheel Releases New Brake Drums for Refuse Trucks

    The brakes on most refuse trucks usually take a beating with the constant stop and go demands required in the job as compared to standard commercial vehicles. With this mind, Webb Wheel’s Severe Duty unit has designed and released a new lineup of Vortex brakes specifically designed for refuse...