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 ...

Trailer enhancements

| March 31, 2011

Great Dane introduced major advances to its Classic Truckload refrigerated trailer and its Composite dry freight van.

PRO Navigation System

| March 31, 2011

The 5550 PRO Navigation System has a 5-in. LCD screen. It features Junction View with Lane Assist, state mileage log, hours-of-service Log and last-mile routing for road coverage on secondary highways. The Quick-Tabs feature includes ...

ATD launches smaller trailer aerodynamic device

| March 30, 2011

TrailerTail Nano is a smaller version of the company’s rear-drag-reducing trailer add-on.

Rand McNally offers GPS traffic feature

| March 30, 2011

Over-the-road GPS units offer past and real-time traffic views.

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