Meritor

Meritor produces 10-millionth trailer axle

At its manufacturing facility in Frankfort, Ky., company representatives and guests gathered to commemorate the milestone and celebrate the company's long history.

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Meritor demos SMARTandem, expects growth in 6×2 axles

Meritor anticipates the demand for 6x2 packages will increase about 15 percent in the next five years.

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Meritor tire inflation system ups infuel economy

Use of Meritor’s tire inflation system can improve infuel economy up to 1.4 percent, the Troy, Mich.-based truck parts maker said. Developed by Pressure Systems International, the tire inflation system was tested by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s research division. Gordon Food Service, based in Grand Rapids, Mich., and Sheetz Inc., based in Altoona, Pa., participated in the tests. The tire inflation system is a “simple design that can be installed on any type of trailer,” ...

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Meritor introduces tandem axle

Meritor Inc. unveiled March 21 in Louisville, Ky., a 6x2 drive axle system, the FUELite tandem axle, which will be the first in a series of SoloDrive axles of 6x2 design. Based on the Meritor 160 series drive axle, the FUELite tandem axle is designed for linehaul applications to save weight and increase fuel efficiency. It accomplishes this by using only a larger forward axle to drive the vehicle, thus eliminating the inter-axle differential, second driveshaft, ...

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Meritor announces alliance, new products

MeritorWABCO announced Feb. 16 it has established an alliance with Takata, and will market and distribute Takata’s vehicle sensor system in North America. The system includes the SafeTraK lane departure warning system, Driver Alertness Warning and vision-based Forward Collision Warning, as well as a web-based driver and vehicle reporting tool for the commercial vehicle market. Mark Melletat, Meritor’s director of trailer systems/field operations, said the system is compact and easily retrofit, often fitting via a bracket onto ...

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Torque Target

New engine technology promises not only improved engine efficiency, but also the ability to spec your drivetrain to further enhance fuel economy.

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Meritor shows 14X drive axle

The 14X axle is the signature component member of the company’s MPG Series, which is optimized for improved total lifecycle costs.

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