Equipment

Reefer units with APX control

Carrier Transicold recently introduced two new models in its X2 series of trailer refrigeration units, the 2500 APX and 2100 APX, both featuring the APX control system. The units’ APX control system combines distributed, modular electronics, service and expandability, an easy-to-use driver interface and USB connectivity ...

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Richard Carlson of Bolingbrook, Ill., pulls a flatbed with this 2005 Peterbilt 379, hauling anything from bedding materials to steel. It’s equipped with an 18-speed transmission and a C15 twin-turbo Caterpillar. Leased to Mercer Transportation, he bought the truck new in 2005 and added sleeper ...

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‘Pilot, drop in 150 gallons ULSD, over’ — On mobile NG filling stations

Ever fantasized about the potential for airborne diesel refuelers to fill the tanks in-transit? Given the widespread reach of truck stops in America, it's probably well unnecessary, but hey, anybody can dream, right? Though efforts are being made -- most notably by the partnership of Clean ...

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Newkirk, Okla., native Clint Mantz uses his 2012 Peterbilt 389 to haul raw feed, propane and butane for Acord Trucking. Mantz has added 6-inch drop panels, Rockwood flooring and extra lights to the truck, which began its life as a factory glider kit with a ...

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Freightliner Trucks launches new smartphone app

Freightliner Trucks announced a new free application for iPhone and Android smartphone users. The app features a dealer locater, which provides a complete listing of Freightliner Trucks dealerships based on the driver’s current location or by entering a city, state or zip code and ...

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Meritor Wabco ESC system meets new proposed requirements

Upon the heels of the proposed federal rule to require electronic stability control systems in new trucks Wednesday, Meritor Wabco Vehicle Control Systems has said its SmarTrac Electronic Stability Control (ESC) product meets the DOT’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration-proposed standard. The system was ...

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Aftermarket DPF and DOC replacements

The DCL International Roadwarrior Aftermarket On‐Road Diesel Particulate Filter and Diesel Oxidation Catalyst replacements for model years 2007 and newer are direct replacements of OEM parts. Roadwarrior products work with existing OEM temperature and pressure sensors, engine operating parameters and are ...

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Compact power distribution module

The new Cole Hersee HBW18 sealed power distribution module is for use in small battery compartments and handling added equipment on heavy-duty vehicles.  The 18-slot device accepts circuit protection components with a 280 style footprint, stands up to road splash and salt spray and accepts ...

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