All-electric APU

| January 17, 2012

  The Idle Free APU meets heat and air conditioning needs and requires no idling. It runs on alternating current and doesn’t use the truck’s batteries for power. It pulls energy from the engine’s alternator and ...

Aluminum dump trailer

| January 16, 2012

The 39-foot Alumatech half-round dump has seamless floor and side sheets and a redesigned nose, sub-frame, tailgate and draft arm connections. Alumatech also plans to expand its line to frameless, quarter-frame, frame-type and straight truck ...

Intermodal temp control

| January 15, 2012

The Heat King 430 provides temperature control for both rail and trailer applications. Its freeze-protection control is based on solid-state technology to avoid use of moving parts, and its controller is inside the unit enclosure ...

Engine leak dye

| January 13, 2012

  The Dye-Lite TP-3100 fluorescent dye helps pinpoint leaking engine oil, hydraulic fluid, lubrication fluid, compressor oil and gearbox oil. Dye added to and circulated in the system for several minutes allows leaks to be seen ...

| January 12, 2012

James Regalado of Thonotosassa, Fla., drives this 2007 Kenworth W900L for Wurth Brothers Inc. With a 13-speed transmission and a 500-hp Cummins, it hauls electronics, oversize machinery and building kits.

Hi-Temp paint

| January 12, 2012

Formulated to resist intermittent temperatures of up to 1,300 degrees Fahrenheit, the Hi-Temp paint is suited for engines, exhaust manifolds and headers. It’s available in red, aluminum, orange, blue and cast gray. The salt spray-resistant ...

Lightweight landing gear

| January 11, 2012

The AlumiLightX and UL500, two new lightweight landing gears with internal gearboxes, work to reduce trailer weight. The AlumiLightX’s lower leg is made from polyester-coated steel to protect against corrosion, and its upper leg is ...

| January 06, 2012

East Bernstadt, Ky., resident Robby Gaines bought this 1981 Kenworth W900A from a former boss after hauling refrigerated loads with it for years. Gaines, a member of the American Truck Historical Society’s Bluegrass Chapter, retired ...

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