Equipment

Changing Gear: MATS tidbits from Mobile Awareness, Meritor-P.S.I., Toyo, Continental, AIMS Power

Sometimes in the midst of the array of announcements made at the Mid-America Trucking Show, a few tidbits unrelated to MATS might seep through the cracks. So let’s set the record straight with a few recent headlines that might have escaped your notice while checking ...

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Navistar recalls 124 ProStars, Great Dane recalls 1,008 flatbed trailers

Great Dane is recalling more than 1,000 2013-2015 flatbed trailers for potentially faulty brackets used to store J-hook cargo restraint plates, and Navistar is recalling 124 2014 International ProStar tractors built with rear axle shafts that are too short.

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Something big brewing at Cummins?

OD Equipment Editor Jack Roberts hits the road early next week to visit Cummins' headquarters in Columbus, Ind.  While the trip is not inherently out of the ordinary, he writes in a blog post on OD sister site CCJ, the timing is: Cummins had a room full of trucking industry ...

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Report urges trailer, tire, natural-gas power standards for Phase II efficiency regs

With the second round of heavy-duty fuel-efficiency standards recently announced by the Obama Administration, the National Research Council offered a series of recommendations in a newly released report.

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Mid-America roundup: Concept truck, driver hero, OEM updates top 2014 show

Though lighter than usual on major announcements, the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., last week still produced some highlights. Here is a roundup of some of the noteworthy and popular items from the show

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Exaloy to distribute cargo control products and metal accessories

A veteran of cargo control sales, Tom Haughs, has launched Exaloy, which specializes in cargo control and metal exterior accessories. The company is based in Indianapolis, Ind.

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Colorado driver wins Firestone-customized tractor

Brad Peterson of Wellington, Colo., won a 2013 Firestone Edition Class 8 tractor and more Thursday in the Drive a Firestone Sweepstakes at the Mid-America Trucking Show, announced Bridgestone Commercial Solutions. Peterson, who drives for an excavating company in Wellington, said he was thrilled to win ...

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Trail King introduces all-aluminum step deck

Trail King introduced a prototype All-Aluminum Center Frame Step Deck trailer Friday at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. The new TK80AACS features superior corrosion resistance, all-aluminum framing, armor-coated landing gear and zinc-plated steel components as standards, the company says. The AACS is lightweight yet durable, ...

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