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Extended headlamp life

Truck-Lite, Falconer, N.Y., released Headlamp Extender, a product that limits electric headlamp current to 12.8 volts. The product is designed...

New medium-duty disc brake

ArvinMeritor announced a four-piston, hydraulic, disc brake called Quadraulic for the medium-duty truck market. This unit will fit inside 19.5...

Advantage Air-Ride suspension

Dana Corp.'s Ride & Control Systems Division, Toledo, Oh., introduced a new, integrated trailer suspension module designed specifically to me...

Advanced fuel-tax compliance system

McLeod Software, Birmingham, Ala., has teamed up with Operating Tax Specialists Inc. (OTS), Stow, Oh., to create an advanced fuel-tax complian...

New, cheaper reefer

Thermo King Corporation, Minneapolis, introduced the SB-190 trailer refrigeration unit. The SB-190 offers a similar capacity to the previously...

Sparty Systems, Simoniz Join Forces

Sparty Systems, LLC, Delray Beach, Fla., manufacturers of tire sealants for pneumatic wheeled vehicles, announced that its Tire X-Tend Pro pro...

Kenworth e-flyer program offers monthly parts specials

Kenworth Truck Company, Kirkland, Wash., introduced a new e-flyer program to provide customers with e-mail and Internet access to monthly part...

New wider van

Great Dane, Savannah, Ga., unveiled a high-cube freight van, the P-101. The P-101 offers a 101-in. nominal inside width, which amounts to an i...

Lightweight, Heavy-Duty Flatbed

East Manufacturing, Randolph, Oh., introduced the new all-aluminum MMX, a 48-ft platform trailer designed to handle concentrated loads up to 7...

Eaton introduces medium-duty 6-speed automatic

Eaton Corp., Kalamazoo, Mich., unveiled its first fully automatic, medium-duty transmission-the Eaton Fuller Automatic 6-Speed. The new trans...

New lightweight suspension for Peterbilt

Peterbilt, Denton, Tex., introduced the Flex Air tandem air suspension with the lowest installed weight of any comparable suspension. The Flex...

Freightliner unveils Sprinter delivery van

Freightliner LLC, Portland, Ore., unveiled a North American version of the Sprinter, a Class 2-3 vehicle that's been available from Mercedes-...

Converting to extended-life coolant

In 1984, the Maintenance Council (TMC) of the American Trucking Associations, Alexandria, Va., formed the Tomorrow's Truck Task Force. This g...

Caterpillar ACERTs it won’t need EGR

Caterpillar Engine Division, Mossville, Ill., knows how it will meet truck diesel emission standards, at least until 2007 and, likely, beyond....

Establishing guidelines for in-house vs. vendor repairs

In general, in-house maintenance of vehicles has the potential to be more cost effective than vendor maintenance. That's because we have the ...