Equipment

Equipment & Maintenance

‘One Continental’ offers more than truck tires

Continental introduces a new hybrid-application driver tire, a tire-pressure monitoring system and an EOBR, leveraging different company competencies to help owners save.

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Letter: ‘No gray areas’ for maintenance?

"To be super safe perhaps we should all park our vehicles when the first snowflake falls." --owner-operator Glenn Gilbert

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New Dana axle, driveshafts

At the ATA's Technology and Maintenance Council annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn., Dana introduced new Spicer axles, driveshafts.

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Mack to place QRs on trucks

Mack Trucks today announced that all new units will feature a unique QR code to speed service response times and improve customer uptime. QR codes, or quick-response codes, are matrix bar codes that supply rapid retrieval of information when a tablet or other mobile device scans the code. Starting in April, Mack will install QR codes on the vehicle’s doorframe during the manufacturing process. When the vehicle arrives at the dealership, service advisors scan the vehicle’s ...

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Hadley SmartValve simplifies electronic height control

A video from the Hadley company details its new SmartValve electronic height control system's potential to reduce the physical burden on drivers raising and lowering landing gear, among other benefits.

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Eaton, Cummins unveil new powertrain package

The companies estimate their new powertrain package -- combining the ISX15 and Eaton's Advantage Series automated series transmission -- will deliver 3-6 percent fuel economy improvements.

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PartsRiver.com enhances online parts-buying experience

The company believes its new online marketplace will lead a "revolution" in the truck parts-buying experience.

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A Closer Look: Diesel exhaust fluid

While it performs a sophisticated task, the basis of the selective catalytic reduction system – DEF itself is a simple blend of urea and water.

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Meritor produces 10-millionth trailer axle

At its manufacturing facility in Frankfort, Ky., company representatives and guests gathered to commemorate the milestone and celebrate the company's long history.

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Treadle valve corrosion a growing problem?

Adjustment isn't the only brake problem going -- observer and longtime former driver Allan Powell suggests treadle valve corrosion is a growing issue.

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