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Navistar shows LoadStar for vocational work

International debuted a new severe service low cab-forward work truck.

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Western Star 4900 set-back offers fuel economy

Model with Fuel Efficiency package and Detroit DD15 is showing the most improved fuel economy results of any Western Star truck model.

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Continental introduces recorder

The RoadLog includes an integrated printer that allows the driver to print daily and weekly hours-of-duty status records that mimic a paper log.

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Freightliner shows Revolution concept truck

The new Revolution concept truck shows where Freightliner's future engineering is headed.

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Bendix plans SmarTire monitor trailer kit

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems plans to release SmarTire Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems for trailers in the third quarter as an aftermarket retrofit kit. A typical kit would consist of eight wheel sensors, harnessing and a wireless receiver. The company also intends to make SmarTire TPMS available to original equipment trailer manufacturers. SmarTire TPMS monitors the pressure and temperature of each tire on a trailer to provide real-time tire status information and warns the driver of tire-related problems. ...

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Anti-corrosive product on display

The Alternative to Galvanizing is now a standard, recently upgraded  feature on select truckers, trailers and components, Wilson Trailer announced. The company is displaying several flatbeds at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., Wednesday through Saturday. The Alternative includes two anti-corrosive processes, both of which guard against chemicals such as magnesium chloride, calcium chloride and sodium chloride. PRP INDUSTRIES, www.prpindustries.com, (231)767-9799.

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Carrier Transicold focuses on efficiency

Carrier Transicold announced Wednesday in Louisville a new “Fourward” series of both Vector Hybrid and X-2 belt-driven refrigeration units that improve operating efficiencies, while also incorporating emission control reduction technology to meet EPA Tier 4 standards. Carrier’s director of marketing and product management David Kiefer described the technology as “the next leap forward.” He said, “It does more while consuming less like a modern smartphone or four-cylinder car. The units produce less emissions and less wasted ...

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Tarpstop features cargo restraint, covers

Based in Perrysburg, Ohio, Tarpstop features the Fastrak Rolling Tarp system, Dynalite sidekits, Side-lok roll tarps, EZ Slide cable tarp systems, ER Over flip tarp systems, metal products and cargo control products. TARPSTOP, www.tarpspot.com, (877) 999-8277.        

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Great Dane targets corrosion

Dry vans, reefers and flatbed trailers feature several updates aimed at fighting corrosion and new chemicals.

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Pete 579 boasts strong aero features

Peterbilt introduced a new over-the-road tractor strong on aerodynamics and styling.

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