Equipment

2016 Pride & Polish National Champion, Limited-Mileage Bobtail: Josh Skidmore’s duotone calling card

Small fleet owner Josh Skidmore says his signature yellow and white paint scheme is like a personal calling card, and it’s a scheme that’s done him well, having scored the Utah-based operator two Pride & Polish National Championship trophies with two separate trucks.

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Mobil Delvac introduces lineup of engine oils for next-gen category

ExxonMobil has launched its lineup of new Mobil Delvac diesel engine oils, formulated to meet API CK-4 and FA-4 category requirements.

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International makes collision avoidance system standard on new truck line

International Truck is slated to become the first OEM to make a collision mitigation system standard equipment when the Lisle, Ill. truck-maker unveils its LT Series on-highway Class 8 tractor later this month.

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FMCSA updates regs for windshield-mounted safety devices

The devices covered in the amendment must be mounted no more than four inches below the upper edge or seven inches above the lower edge of the area swept by the windshield wipers, and must also be outside the driver’s sight lines to the road and highway signs and signals.

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Gear

Gates’ heavy-duty belts

Gates’ FleetRunner Micro-V Belts feature advanced compounds and specially formulated adhesion gum layers that help them to withstand the high heat conditions of modern diesel engines. Gates Corp., www.gates.com

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Ridewell’s air tank kit

Ridewell’s pre-plumbed factory-integrated air tank kit for its self-steering RSS-233 8K, 10K and 13K suspension systems includes a 1,300-cubic-inch air tank and a pressure protection valve. A 30-amp relay for lift-in-reverse operation, a pigtail and a high-flow Lift Axle Control remove the need for an ...

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Bendix’s trailer air disc brake

Bendix’s ADB22X-LT air disc brake engineered for trailers has a 23,000-pound brake rating and weighs 40 pounds per tandem axle lighter than its companion ADB22X air disc brake, helping to deliver increased payload capacity. The ADB22X-LT brake features a pad designed with 8 percent more ...

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Oliver Rubber’s trailer retread

Oliver Rubber’s Orco HS Trailer retread is engineered for long even wear and added wet traction for single- and tandem-axle trailers in regional and long-haul applications. The company’s proprietary VDI Plus tread is designed to resist stone retention and other road debris and has a ...

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