Gear Guide — Spring Truck Show Roundup
Now standard on its dry vans are EnduroGuard rear frames, which have redesigned aluminum bottom rails fastened with aluminum rivets on I-beam cross-members. The rear frame also has galvanized steel roof bows and composite swing-type rear doors with dual-seal gaskets, galvanized steel skins and a polymer core. Its reefers offer similar rear frame upgrades.
All of the company’s trailers, including the Champion dry van line, Freedom flatbed line and Everest line of reefers, also are equipped with Stemco Platinum Performance Plus wheel end systems that come with a six-year warranty. Also standard now are Grote Micro Nova LED lamps. New optional equipment is available, including Alcoa aluminum wheels, a lightweight package and corrosion-fighting undercarriage upgrades.
Affected tractors are equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage Transmission with right hand stalk shifter. In the affected trucks, the display on the instrument panel can indicate “N” when the shifter is set into “D” or “R,” causing the truck not to move.