Equipment

GT Radial trailer tire

GT Radial introduced its GT979 FS trailer tire, which has received SmartWay verification, to the North American market Thursday in Louisville, Ky. The addition gives the company a SmartWay truck tire for every axle position. Other GT Radial tires are the GSL213 FS steer tire and ...

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Bridgestone introduces Ecopia fuel efficient tires

Ecopia fuel efficient tires are designed to reduce overall tire wear costs up to 29 percent by fostering retreading.

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Alliance offers aftermarket fuel tank

Alliance Truck Parts announced the availability of new aftermarket cylindrical fuel tanks offered with an online configuration tool Thursday in Louisville, Ky. Alliance Product Segment Manager Scott Henry said the tanks are targeted primarily to truck owners and fleets in need of a replacement tank after ...

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Meritor introduces tandem axle

Meritor Inc. unveiled March 21 in Louisville, Ky., a 6x2 drive axle system, the FUELite tandem axle, which will be the first in a series of SoloDrive axles of 6x2 design. Based on the Meritor 160 series drive axle, the FUELite tandem axle is designed for ...

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Continental introduces recorder

The RoadLog includes an integrated printer that allows the driver to print daily and weekly hours-of-duty status records that mimic a paper log.

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Bendix plans SmarTire monitor trailer kit

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems plans to release SmarTire Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems for trailers in the third quarter as an aftermarket retrofit kit. A typical kit would consist of eight wheel sensors, harnessing and a wireless receiver. The company also intends to make SmarTire TPMS available ...

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Anti-corrosive product on display

The Alternative to Galvanizing is now a standard, recently upgraded  feature on select truckers, trailers and components, Wilson Trailer announced. The company is displaying several flatbeds at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., Wednesday through Saturday. The Alternative includes two anti-corrosive processes, both of which ...

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Carrier Transicold focuses on efficiency

Carrier Transicold announced Wednesday in Louisville a new “Fourward” series of both Vector Hybrid and X-2 belt-driven refrigeration units that improve operating efficiencies, while also incorporating emission control reduction technology to meet EPA Tier 4 standards. Carrier’s director of marketing and product management David Kiefer described ...

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