| April 05, 2011

Chris Governor hauls mostly forklifts and other off-highway construction equipment in southern California in his 1996 Peterbilt 379. It is equipped with a 500-hp Caterpillar.

How to: Replace Gladhand Seals

John Baxter | April 02, 2011

Gladhands connect downstream of the dryer, so failing to care for them will allow moisture into the system and cause trouble.

On-board scale

| April 01, 2011

The on-board scale Quickoad leverages Air-Weigh's electronics, sensor and software technology and is designed in an environmentally sealed package to ensure long life in harsh climates and applications. Quickload can be mounted in various positions on ...

HVAC systems

| April 01, 2011

A new line of Enviro-Fleet aftermarket HVAC systems for sleeper cabs are available in under-bunk, rooftop and back wall options. The self-sealed units eliminate refrigerant lines and require only external electrical power. Two back wall models ...

Aluminum driveshaft

| April 01, 2011

Lighter, yet stronger is the thinking behind Dana’s new Diamond Series aluminum driveshaft for commercial vehicles. “Aluminum driveshafts have been in use in light vehicles,” said Ralph Polehonki, vice president, global engineering for Dana. “But they ...

New valve for refrigeration units

| April 01, 2011

Thermo King announced the development of an Electronic Throttling Valve, designed to reduce fuel costs, extend maintenance intervals and improve temperature control performance on its T-series single-temp truck units with scroll compressors. These units include ...

Ultra-capacitor for truck starts

| March 31, 2011

Maxwell Technologies will market a device later this year called an ultra-capacitor that will replace one or two truck batteries and help start a truck, the company announced Thursday, March 31, in Louisville. The unit is ...

Extended service interval grease

| March 31, 2011

Chevron Products Co. introduced an extended service interval grease called Delo Grease ESI March 31 in Louisville, Ky. Jim Gambill, manager of direct marketing, said, “Many fleets have gone to extended drain intervals. This is a ...

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