Equipment

Corrosion-preventing connectors

Available in July 2012, Sta-Dry Weather-Tite Connectors, a new seven-way male connector plug with integrated seals, keep moisture from entering electrical systems and, in turn, helps prevent corrosion. The two connectors, a durable glass filled nylon connector and a hybrid glass filled nylon and zinc die-cast, ...

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CSA-compliant, conspicuity-taped mud flaps

Betts Spring spring-loaded mud flap hangers feature integrated conspicuity tape specially created for new CSA standards. Because of integrated conspicuity, there is no need for a separate conspicuity strip and additional extended hanger to display it. Roadside inspections are passed with ease due to higher ...

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Tire monitoring system

Aeris, an automatic tire inflation system based on rotary-sealing technology and electronic airflow detection, contains several one-way pressure relief valves per axle and electronic flow detection technology that informs the driver of adjustments needed to tire pressure.  The detection system also informs of any major ...

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UT-1 UnderTray System

The UT-1 Undertray System aerodynamic add-on improves airflow, fuel efficiency and tire and brake cooling with a two-component design, the company says. The system is easily installed, has significant ground clearance and reduces the high-drag, low-pressure wake behind tires. The two-part system is made of durable ...

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Electrical connector kits available

Free kits to connect your truck to the electric grid are available through a federally funded program. Shorepower Technologies and Cascade Sierra Solutions are providing 1,300 connector kits through the U.S. Department of Energy Recovery Act program to increase use of idle reduction technologies. The kits ...

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How to: Do a Brake Job

All the parts of the brake system wear, so replace all working parts, not just the linings.

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Tried and true

COVER STORY/ Cascadia quickly earns street cred as an aerodynamic leader on nation’s highways.

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James Hoffman, of Concorcd, N.C., takes his 1995 Peterbilt 379 down the zMax Dragway in Concord, N.C., at the 2010 Charlotte Diesel Super Show.

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