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Equipment

Manufacturers say tire prices will jump by 7-8% this year

Citing the high cost of raw materials and freight expenses in 2016, Yokohama is increasing tire prices in April.

Volvo cancels layoffs at truck plant, cites positive market trends

Volvo said in December it would likely have to layoff 500 workers due to high truck inventories and sinking truck demand. A slight reversal of those trends of late -- ...

Checking your spec’ing and finding weight savings

In the span of about six model years, a Class 8 truck's front axle has picked up about 1,000 pounds and the rear axles another 400.

CCJ Tech Toolbox: Fleets offer tips on implementing camera systems

Despite the benefits that onboard video event recorders provide, most drivers still view them as yet another invasion of privacy inside the cab. But fleet executives that champion the systems ...

Utility Trailer talks about its new, lighter trailer lineup

Utility's 4000AE is the company's newest flatbed trailer, constructed of both steel and aluminum.
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Mack discontinues Titan, 16-liter engine

Mack Trucks confirmed this week that its Titan tractor and its MP10 16-liter engine have been discontinued, effective immediately. The news follows confirmation by Volvo this week that it has ...

Maxion offering new aluminum wheel line

Maxion says its 22.5 x 8.25 in. wheel weighs in at 45 pounds, a weight comparable to other aluminum wheels available in the market today.

Webb Wheel offering new trailer-optimized brake drum

The new lighter, cooler Webb trailer drum with patented Webb Cool Running Technology (CRT) vents was engineered specifically for 20K trailer axles.

Utility redesigning trailer skirts ahead of Phase 2 regs

The redesign features a unique bolted spring shaped bracket that provides flexibility while maintaining a secure attachment to the support leg wing plate.

Meritor expands FastSet King Pin Kit

FastSet is now available for all popular axle applications, including Meritor, Dana, Eaton, Spicer, Mack, Volvo, Chevrolet, GMC, Isuzu and Axle Alliance.

Eaton makes adjustments to its Advantage clutch line

The new design, Eaton says, improves durability, reduces harmful vibrations and better enables smooth, effortless shifting.

Paccar rear axle now standard on Kenworth T680, T880

The lightest and most efficient tandem in its class, Paccar's axle is designed to improve the operating efficiency for line haul, regional haul and pick-up and delivery customers.

Denso adding after treatment to PowerEdge lineup, publishes first digital parts catalog

The company has partnered with Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc., (CDTi).

New king pin removal system from Stemco

The QwikXtract system features interchangeable hub mounts that allow it to be used with different wheel end configurations with minimal changeover time.