Equipment

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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Tarpstop features cargo restraint, covers

Based in Perrysburg, Ohio, Tarpstop features the Fastrak Rolling Tarp system, Dynalite sidekits, Side-lok roll tarps, EZ Slide cable tarp systems, ER Over flip tarp systems, metal products and cargo control products. TARPSTOP, www.tarpspot.com, (877) 999-8277.        

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Great Dane targets corrosion

Dry vans, reefers and flatbed trailers feature several updates aimed at fighting corrosion and new chemicals.

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Cummins waste heat expander

Cummins Turbo Technologies is offering a look at its advanced waste heat expander prototype at the Mid-America Trucking Show. The system, which includes the Holset waste heat expander, can reduce fuel consumption by up to 6 percent, delivering fuel savings of between $4,000 (typical heavy-duty cycle) ...

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East reveals all-aluminum drop deck trailer

Designed for increased payload versatility and better stability, East Manufacturing has created an all-aluminum drop deck trailer with a low-slung 36-in. deck height.

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Hazmat hauler Jesus Cala spent two years rebuilding his 1996 Kenworth W900, which is powered by a 500-hp Detroit Diesel and a 10-speed transmission. “He just really did a whole number on it and customized it completely on the outside,” says the Miami, Fla., native’s ...

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