Equipment

EPA-compliant reefer generator

Carrier Transicold announced a new line of what it says are ultra-efficient transport refrigeration unit and generator set, dubbed EcoForward, for compliance with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's diesel emissions standards, which are set to change in 2013. Efficiency improvements boast engine power being reduced by ...

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Utility receives safety award

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company has received the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association Annual Safety Award for its Marion, Va., manufacturing plant. Utility’s Marion plant manufactures 3000R refrigerated trailers. The plant has been honored with the “Category A” award for large trailer manufacturing plants, which have attained over ...

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Reduced stopping distance brake block

Federal-Mogul recently introduced the Abex Reduced Stopping Distance Brake Block that the company says meets safety standards and is available in three application-specific formulations: RN (organic, 20,000-pound axle rating, copper-free formulation), RSM (semi-metallic, 29,000-pound axle rating, for RSD and severe service applications) and RSC (semi-metallic, ...

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Two awesome class 8 motor coaches

The first comes by way of the Southeastern Regional Truck Show and the awesome pair of Hyler Bracey and Cass Flagg, the former of whom you may well remember as one of the folks behind the "Big Horn" moving museum(click through that link for a ...

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Heat: Your tires’ No. 1 enemy

The folks at GITI Tire reminded us of this in their most recent newsletter, citing an article from the Saturday Evening Post that estimated 80 percent of tire failures were due to underinflation -- the article appeared in 1928, and "nothing has changed," the company ...

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TND nav unit with Wi-Fi connectivity

Rand McNally has introduced the IntelliRoute TND 720, a 7-in. truck-specific GPS with Wi-Fi connectivity, allowing for real-time weather information and display, and new hardware with a rugged casing, video input and a brighter screen. Wi-Fi connectivity allows drivers to get real-time weather maps and updates ...

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Video aid for CSA tire inspections

Michelin partnered with the Tire Industry Association to produce an in-depth look at tire inspections to help drivers maintain CSA compliance.

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In-cab TV mount

The LCD404L Locking Cantilever TV Wall Mount has a 25-in. extended arm and is designed specifically for TVs mounted in moving vehicles. When not in use, LCD404L locks your screen securely against the wall with “SmartLock,” a patent-pending, spring-loaded pin locking mechanism with a pull-chain ...

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