Bendix stability systems now standard on Peterbilt models

| June 12, 2012

The Bendix Electronic Stability Program full-stability system with automatic traction control is now standard on the majority of Peterbilt’s Class 8 trucks and tractors, including the new 579, Bendix has announced. Bendix Wingman Advanced, a ...

EPA-compliant reefer generator

| June 12, 2012

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 ...

Utility receives safety award

| June 11, 2012

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” ...

Reduced stopping distance brake block

| June 11, 2012

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 ...

Two awesome class 8 motor coaches

| June 10, 2012

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 ...

Heat: Your tires’ No. 1 enemy

| June 09, 2012

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 ...

TND nav unit with Wi-Fi connectivity

| June 08, 2012

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 ...

Video aid for CSA tire inspections

| June 07, 2012

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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