ArvinMeritor's Commercial Vehicle Systems business signed a long-term agreement with Liteflex LLC to be the exclusive distributor of Liteflex truck, trailer and specialty vehicle composite mechanical springs.

Harbour Group, St. Louis, MO, has acquired Fort Mill, SC-based Alemite LLC, a manufacturer of lubrication equipment. Alemite will be part of Harbour's Lubricating Systems Group, which also includes Lincoln Industrial Corp.

Carlisle Motion Control Industries has acquired the heavy-duty brake lining and brake shoe assets of Zhejiang Kete, located in Hangzhou, China, enabling Carlisle to increase its friction block capacity by more than 40% and add new OE-quality brake shoes to its product offering.

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has verified Donaldson's multi-stage diesel filter muffler (DFM) system for model-year 1991 to 2002 diesel engines used in on-road applications operating on ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel. The verification includes DFM systems with or without the Donaldson Spiracle crankcase.

South Bend, IN-based BlueDot is offering a BrakerFinder CD to help maintenance managers and OEMs choose appropriate trailer braking systems. An interactive chart indexes trailers by type of tow vehicle; product descriptions and spec sheets are included. To order a free CD, go to

Tenneco announced that it has been awarded a contract to supply International Truck and Engine Corp. with exhaust aftertreatment systems for its entire line of medium-duty diesel vehicles with International engines, launching in 2007. Tenneco will provide complete exhaust aftertreatment systems, including a diesel particulate filter and a diesel oxidation catalyst.