John BaxterBusinessBridgestone introduces fuel-, cost-saving Ecopia tiresBridgestone Tires’ Ecopia series of fuel-efficient tires are designed to reduce overall tire wear costs by fostering retreading. Five tires in the Ecopia series are complemented with equivalent Bandag FuelTech retreads to reduce life cycle costs. NanoPro-Tech polymer helps control particle movement by bonding the carbon black in the tread more securely at an atomic […]March 22, 2012BusinessMeritor launches FueLite tandem axle, DriveForce sales/service groupMeritor Inc. on Wednesday, March 21, unveiled the FueLite tandem axle, the first member of its SoloDrive Series axles which features 6×2 tandem rear axles. Based on the Meritor 160 series drive axle, the FueLite tandem axle is designed to deliver nearly 400 pounds in weight savings and about a 2-percent increase in fuel efficiency […]March 21, 2012BusinessCarrier Transicold introduces ultra-efficient trailer refrigeration unitsCarrier Transicold on Wednesday, March 21, announced a new “Fourward” series of both Vector Hybrid and X-2 belt-driven refrigeration units designed to improve operating efficiencies while also incorporating emissions control reduction technology to meet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Tier 4 standards. Carrier’s director of marketing and product management David Kiefer described the technology as “the […]March 21, 2012BusinessMeritor announces alliance, new productsMeritorWABCO on Thursday, Feb. 16, announced it has established an alliance with Takata and will market and distribute Takata’s vehicle sensor system in North America. The system includes the SafeTraK lane departure warning system, Driver Alertness Warning and vision-based Forward Collision Warning, as well as a Web-based driver and vehicle reporting tool for the commercial […]February 16, 2012BusinessAllison debuts radically different 10-speed automatic transmissionAllison Transmission on Wednesday, Sept. 14, introduced to the press a radically different 10-speed fully automatic twin-countershaft range-type truck transmission called the TC-10 intended for use in truck tractors. Allison says that production will begin on Oct. 1, 2012, and will ramp up to maximum levels by 2013. Several protoype transmissions presently are being tested […]September 14, 2011BusinessUltra-capacitor designed to replace batteries, help start truckMaxwell Technologies will market a device later this year called an ultra-capacitor that will replace one or two truck batteries and help start a truck, the company announced Thursday, March 31. The unit is dry, maintenance-free, saves weight and provides a line of protection against no-starts, said Dennis Flynn, director of marketing research and brand […]April 1, 2011BusinessCummins sees 6% fuel economy gainCummins is achieving a 6 percent improvement in fuel economy in its 2010 engine compared with 2007 technology, Steve Charlton, vice president and chief technical officer of engine business, said Tuesday, March 29. Charlton credited the fuel economy improvement to optimized combustion. “Using our extensive bank of real-world data from customer field units and by […]March 30, 2011BusinessCarrier introduces APX control systemCarrier Transicold on Wednesday, March 30, introduced a new control system called APX for one of its transport refrigeration units that features distributed electronics for increased reliability and simpler troubleshooting. Dave Kiefer, director of marketing and product management, said the system’s goal was to replace the standard control box, which can be hard to troubleshoot, […]March 30, 2011BusinessTridako debuts two APUsTridako Energy Systems, makers of PowerCube APUs, has introduced a new unit and a smaller prototype designed for truckers with limited frame rail space and a desire to save weight. The larger unit is the HC5128 28-inch-wide design that offers 24,000 BTUs of air conditioning capacity, 30,000 BTUs of cab heat, 6,000 watts of 120V […]August 26, 2010BusinessIn Focus: Diesel injection systemsMost engine makers specify an initial setting of overheads early in an engine’s life, just after it breaks in and settles down.February 1, 2010Page 1 of 10Next PageTop StoriesEconomic trendsSpot load volume returns to pre-holiday levelsSpot volume rebounded sharply in all segments, confirming that the recent reduction in load availability resulted from the Labor Day holiday.RegulationsJoshi confirmation hearing is Wednesday, set to lead FMCSARegulationsTCA asks members to contact reps over Biden vax mandateAlternative powerHow fleets can adapt to inevitable proliferation of electric, alt-fuel trucksSponsor ContentWhy Green APU?