Equipment

Roadcheck 2015 inspection spree set for early June, CVSA releases checklists for drivers, carriers

Roadcheck, the annual inspection blitz done by a joint effort of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and others, has been scheduled for June 2-4.

Equipment Spotlight: Truck batteries becoming smaller, lighter, tougher, smarter

For all of our dependence on truck batteries in commercial applications, they largely are forgotten or ignored – until they fail. That’s why most of the slowly evolving developments involving automotive batteries over the past century have centered on longer maintenance-free life. Today, the focus is on additional storage capacity and ...

Peterbilt offering $1,000 rebate to OOIDA members

Peterbilt Motor Co. is offering Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association members a $1,000 cash rebate when they purchase a qualifying truck through a Peterbilt dealership. Up to three trucks can be purchased during 2015 under the rebate program. Trucks available through the program are Model 579 with a 72-, 78- or 80-inch ...

Changing Gear: News from Kenworth, Peterbilt, Webb Wheel

Last month at the Mid-America Trucking Show, Kenworth Truck Co. introduced its sweet-looking limited-edition Icon 900 tractor, and it sure didn’t take long for Murphy-Hoffman Co. to sign up. The dealership, with locations in 13 states, will receive the first 50 Icon trucks. The Icon 900s offers the classic styling ...


Gear

Goodyear’s fuel-efficient regional retread

acilitate added traction at all stages of wear, while scrub-resistant compounding helps extend tread life by resisting excessive wear, chunking, cracking and chipping; a 24/32-inch tread depth also is engineered for longer tread life. The retread is available in widths of 215, 225 and 235 mm. Goodyear Commercial Tire Systems, www.goodyeartrucktires.com

Gamber-Johnson’s powered docking station

user to insert or remove the tablet with one hand; access is available to all control buttons, ports and the C-Pen stylus while the tablet is docked. The dock’s internal power supply allows the tablet to be charged. Gamber-Johnson, www.gamberjohnson.com

Axalta’s custom Peterbilt colors

shes are formulated for quality and durability with an Imron Elite topcoat and were created with Axalta’s newest tints designed to provide a dramatic effect. Axalta Coating Systems, www.axaltacoatingsystems.com

Stemco’s service tools

an three minutes through a wireless Bluetooth data connection without requiring an alignment bay. The wheel balancer features the company’s TouchSpin Technology designed to make wheel balancing simpler, safer, quicker and more accurate. The power press can be used for replacing bushings and bearings and performing other shop tasks, while the APE system uses presized and prehardened sleeves and a bushing design to help resize and enhance worn and out-of-round axle eyes. Stemco, www.stemco.com