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Changing Gear: Updates from Meritor, Hogebuilt, NTN Bower, Daimler, Jost

| May 24, 2014

Meritor Inc. has added optimized axle ratios to its 14X rear-drive axle portfolio to help enhance fuel economy. The company’s14X tandem drive axles with a 2.79 ratio will be available for production in June, and ...

Changing Gear: Updates from Yokohama, Truck-Lite, Amsoil, Fontaine Modification, Rotary Lift

| May 19, 2014

Drivers looking for Yokohama Tire Corp.’s ultra-wide base tires have a new source: Love’s Travel Stop network. YTC announced that Love’s – which has 191 Truck Tire Care locations nationwide – will carry two UWB ...

Changing Gear: ACT Expo highlights from Freightliner, Kenworth, Eaton, Chart, dHybrid, Penske

| May 12, 2014

The annual Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo normally tends to be a fleet-centric affair, with discussions and product rollouts that pertain mostly to more sizable trucking companies. But for owner-operators interested in exploring alternative fuels ...

Changing Gear: MATS product review

| May 05, 2014

This year’s Mid-America Trucking Show has long since come and gone, with the usual avalanche of new product announcements. With all of the great stuff that was rolled out at this year’s show, it’d be ...

Changing Gear grab bag: Facebook likes, Bluetooth weights, truck giveaways

| April 28, 2014

Kenworth Truck Co. announced that its official Facebook site surpassed 100,000 likes. The social media site is designed as a forum for information from Kenworth and thoughts from Kenworth owners and enthusiasts about their trucks. ...

Surfing For Gear: Updates from Gates, Fontaine, Rotary Lift, SKF, Bridgestone

| April 21, 2014

The Gates Corp., a manufacturer of industrial and automotive products, unveiled its updated corporate website the company says was designed with OEM, MRO and distributor audiences in mind. The new Gates.com is built for easier ...

Equipment Spotlight: For today’s tech-heavy trucks, AGM batteries may be best

| April 14, 2014

Vehicular batteries are technological marvels. But for all our dependence on them in both commercial and consumer applications, they largely are forgotten or ignored – until they fail, of course. For most of the past century, ...

Changing Gear: MATS tidbits from Mobile Awareness, Meritor-P.S.I., Toyo, Continental, AIMS Power

| April 07, 2014

Sometimes in the midst of the array of announcements made at the Mid-America Trucking Show, a few tidbits unrelated to MATS might seep through the cracks. So let’s set the record straight with a few ...

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