Changing Gear: Updates from Yokohama, Bosch, Donaldson, Ryder, ZF

Yokohama Tire Corp. is rolling down the virtual highway more smoothly thanks to its recently launched dedicated commercial tire website,, and the company says the site has a lot more than just its full line of commercial tires on it. The site also features several business-driven tools such as ...

WABCO introduces updated active safety system with alerts, autonomous braking

WABCO launched its most advanced collision mitigation system yet at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., this week.

Hyper-fuel-efficient concept tractor-trailer in development by Shell, AirFlow

Shell Lubricants announced March 26 it has partnered with AirFlow Truck Company to develop a hyper-fuel-efficient Class 8 truck and trailer concept vehicle. The announcement came at a press briefing at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. The concept truck, which is being dubbed the StarShip, centers on aerodynamics, with ...

Volvo updates I-Shift, unveils liftable axle system for 6×2 applications

Volvo launched several new initiatives at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., March 26, including a specialized I-Shift automated transmission for severe duty applications and a new Adaptive Loading System based around an automatically-controlled 6×2 liftable forward axle.


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,

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,

Perrin’s lightweight APU

stem employs a belt-driven AC compressor to generate up to 24,000 Btu/hr of cooling power and heat dissipation from its diesel power plant to deliver up to 8,000 Btu/hr of heating strength. The APU fits the frame rail mounting space and has a corrosion-resistant stainless-steel outer envelope, a heavy-duty zinc-plated frame with powder coating and an in-cab touchscreen user interface controller. The unit is designed with advanced noise reduction technology and powered by a two-cylinder diesel engine. Perrin Manufacturing,

Impecca’s portable jump starter line

als, a car charging cable, alligator battery clamps, an AC power adapter, a universal laptop adapter cable, a USB cable, a dual USB port to charge two devices at once and a carrying case or bag. The 35,000-mAh kit includes an LED area lamp for illuminating the vehicle and road. Impecca,