Equipment

Bendix Brakes relaunching Fleet MetLok brand for severe-duty applications

Bendix Brakes is relaunching its Fleet MetLok product line of disc brake pads and rotors designed specifically for use in severe-duty applications. Bendix says the Fleet MetLok line has been enhanced to provide even ...

Carriers allowed to use wireless rechargeable lights during towing, FMCSA says

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has granted an exemption to allow motor carriers to use rechargeable wireless temporary stop, turn and tail lights during towing situations. The exemption was requested ...

Removable modular system can convert drop frame trailers to auto haulers

In a partnership with Kentucky Trailer, RAD Auto Transport Modules has developed on line of removable equipment for drop frame trailer vans, which allows them to convert into enclosed auto haulers. The ...

Four cities added to Freightliner’s ‘Hardest Working Cities’

New York City, Charlotte, Edmonton and Seattle-Tacoma have been added to the list of Freightliner’s Hardest Working Cities. Freightliner announced the new cities Feb. 3 at the World of Concrete trade ...

Eaton adds vocational coverage to Fuller Advantage series

Eaton has expanded coverage of its Fuller Advantage series automated overdrive models to vocational applications. Initially launched in other applications in 2013, Evan Vijithakumara, product strategy manager, Eaton, says the technology is ...

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TMC Transportation files order for 1,500 Peterbilt Model 579s

TMC Transportation, the largest privately held flatbed carrier in the U.S., has ordered 1,500 Peterbilt Model 579s in a multi-year agreement announced Tuesday by Peterbilt Motors Company. TMC, a long time ...

Estes installs solar panels to power N.C. terminal

Estes Express Lines (No. 13 on the CCJ Top 250) has installed a new photovoltaic solar power system at the company's Greensboro, N.C., terminal. Consisting of 2,760 solar panels on the ...

Love’s set to expand CNG network with purchase of Trillium

Love's Travel Stops has agreed to purchase Trillium CNG, a provider of compressed natural gas, which will add 37 public-access CNG locations to Love's existing network. The purchase gives Love's a ...

Volvo Trucks reached its highest U.S. marketshare ever in 2015, company says

Volvo Trucks North America's U.S. retail market share reached a personal record 12.4 percent in 2015, 0.4 percentage points higher than in 2014, the company announced Monday. Volvo also achieved record ...

International unveils first all-new truck in six years

International Truck on Monday unveiled its first all-new vehicle since 2010 as the company sets its sights on winning back work truck marketshare – a segment the Illinois-based truckmaker used to ...

Firestone FS561 trailer tires being recalled

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations says it will recall some of its Firestone FS561 tire sold in the U.S. and Canada between April 2015 and January 2016. The voluntary safety recall is limited ...

Autonomous update: Obama, DOT call for $4B investment to ‘accelerate’ self-driving vehicle development

Following a bevy of major autonomous vehicle announcements last year, including the unveiling of the U.S.’ first road-legal Class 8 automated vehicle last May, I was left wondering, like many, ...

Meritor rolls out third generation brake shoe coating

Meritor announced this week at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in Las Vegas it has updated the coating for the company's new and remanufactured brake shoes. PlatinumShield III builds off previous generations, but offers ...

Averitt Express making Bendix saftey system standard on all new Volvo, Freightliner orders

Averitt Express says it is making Bendix technologies standard for incoming orders of Volvo and Freightliner tractors. Going forward, all new Volvo and Freightliner trucks will be equipped with with a ...

Ryder, Shell agree to LNG partnership

Ryder System, Inc. and Shell Oil Company have signed an agreement for for 15 liquefied natural gas (LNG) heavy-duty vehicles supporting oil and gas logistics operations in Lafayette, La. and Houston, Texas. Ryder ...