Equipment

Dashcam adoption following same path as ELDs

Swift's plan to install dashcams in more than 6,000 trucks reflects a trend that shows, once again, the contentious interplay between technology, privacy and return on investment.

Texas two-step: Driving Freightliner SD models

Test-run in the Freightliner 114SD unladen and a 108SD in a loaded dump application: Freightliner leaned hard on its highway tractors to develop the SD vocational line. That’s a good thing.

Freightliner increasing medium- and severe-duty truck production at N.C. plant

Daimler Trucks North America has announced it plans to sharply increase production and employment levels at its Mt. Holly, N.C., truck manufacturing plant over the next three months.

Kenworth adds keyless entry system to T680, T880 trucks

Kenworth has announced a remote, keyless entry system available for its T680 and T880 trucks. There are also retrofit kits available for existing models of these trucks.


Gear

Truck-Lite’s LED headlight system

and 5-by-7-inch headlight systems and is designed for an optimal beam pattern with improved width and longer reach. Truck-Lite, www.truck-lite.com

Racor’s fuel filter/water separator

primer pump and the company’s proprietary 10-micron Aquabloc media element. The in-bowl electric heater helps with cold starting, while the recirculating valve uses unused warm engine fuel returning to the tank to help provide full-flow on-demand heated fuel to the filter at full engine load. Approved for biodiesel fuels to B20, GreenMax also has dual inlet and outlet ports, a flow rate of up to 150 GPH (568 LPH), a standard water-in-fuel sensor and a large clear bowl for visual fuel-quality checks. Parker Hannifin Corp. Racor Division, www.parker.com/racor

EkoStinger’s aerodynamic system for trailers

otection and increased life expectancy. EkoStinger, www.ekostinger.com

XL Specialized’s trailer line

ures the company’s Extend-A-Trac technology to extend and retract the deck without hooking and unhooking air and electrical lines. The XL 110 Low-Profile HDG for hauling construction equipment features an 18-inch loaded deck height and a 6-inch ground clearance, allowing operators to meet bridge clearance laws without needing a drop-side or beam deck. The XL 140 HDE for diverse loads is a 13-axle trailer rated at 140,000 pounds capacity to handle large machinery or commercial freight. XL Specialized Trailers, www.xlspecializedtrailer.com