Class 8 trucks

Meritor shows 14X tandem drive axle

ArvinMeritor unveiled its next-generation Meritor 14X tandem drive axle, built on the legacy of the company’s previous RT145 axle, at a press event  March 24 in Lousville, Ky. According to ArvinMeritor engineers, the new axle drew on that design heritage while incorporating many new technological features. The 14X axle is the signature component member of the company’s MPG Series, which is optimized for improved total lifecycle costs, including higher productivity and increased miles-per-gallon performance.   “The 14X brings the ...

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Thermo King introduces three products

Thermo King Corp. introduced the TriPace Electric APU System, the T-1000 SPECTRUM multi-temp unit for trucks and the SmartPower high output electric standby option March 25 in Louisvilles The TriPace Electric APU System is an electric auxiliary idle reduction and temperature management system designed to maintain comfortable temperature conditions in the truck cab without running an engine. Because it is battery and not engine operated, fuel and maintenance costs are significantly reduced. The T-1000 SPECTRUM multi-temp unit for ...

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X One XDA Energy tire

The X One XDA Energy tire features Infini-Coil technology, more than a quarter-mile of steel cord wrapped around the crown, and three-dimensional matric siping that lock together. The company says that independent tests showed the tire to be 7 percent better than competitors. The X One XDA Energy tire is available in size 445/50R22.5 coast-to-coast, and will replace the Michelin X One XDA tire. MICHELIN, (800) 847-3435

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3 manufacturers to get ‘SuperTruck’ financing

Cummins, Daimler North America and Navistar will receive $115 million in fuel efficiency projects.

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Class 8 truck orders rise sharply in October

Orders for heavy-duty Class 8 commercial vehicles hit the highest level since January 2008.

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