Equipment en Bendix Fleet MetLok Brakes line relaunched <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>MAT Holdings announced the relaunch of the <a href="">Bendix Brakes brand Fleet MetLok product line</a>, a line of automotive disc brake pads and rotors designed specifically for use in severe-duty applications, as well as service and pursuit vehicles.</p> <p>&ldquo;A trusted industry name for over two decades, the Fleet MetLok product line has been enhanced to provide even better friction performance and coverage, and expanded to include rotors as well as pads,&rdquo; the company said.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:15:00 +0000 201721 at Walking IAA 2016, the world's largest truck show <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Every other year global truck manufacturers gather in Hannover, Germany for a celebration of commercial vehicles now known only by its initials IAA.&nbsp; Spanning over a dozen buildings, the displays range from the smallest components to the heaviest haulers.&nbsp; Current products in bright graphics mix with flashy hi-tech concept vehicles during two days of press conferences for a global media audience followed by crowds of truck buyers and tire kickers.&nbsp; Here are just a sampling of IAA 2016&#39;s highlights.</p> </div> Equipment News Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:08:00 +0000 201751 at Bosch presents VisionX super truck at IAA <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>HANNOVER, GERMANY. At the 66th IAA Commercial Vehicles trade fair, Bosch is presenting a 40-ton smart device in the form of a truck tractor &ndash; all part of its VisionX concept study on the future of commercial vehicles.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Technology Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:59:00 +0000 201651 at Hot streak for the van segment <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Sales of Class 1-3 commercial vans are going like gangbusters at the moment, with a revised forecast by the <a href="">National Truck Equipment Association</a> (NTEA) calling for a 10% uptick in sales this year versus 2015, with another 8% hike ahead for 2017. Will this &ldquo;hot streak&rdquo; for vans continue? Many experts think so &ndash; especially as many work fleets seem to be transitioning from pickups to vans to gain more covered storage and interior work space.</p> </div> Equipment News Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:24:00 +0000 201621 at Speedco celebrates Spokane grand opening <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">Speedco recently celebrated the grand opening</a> of a new retail store location in Spokane, WA. According to the company, this is the first Speedco location in Spokane and the business&rsquo; 52nd store in the U.S.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:17:00 +0000 201581 at Bendix unveils air disc brake for trailers <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The new Bendix ADB22X-LT &ndash; the <a href="">first Bendix air disc brake</a> engineered specifically for trailers &ndash; is now available to the North American commercial vehicle market, the company announced. Bendix unveiled the ADB22X-LT in conjunction with Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:03:00 +0000 201561 at Electric Fuso Canter coming to U.S. in 2017 <div class="field-deck"> With new advances in battery technology, Daimler sees bright future for urban EV delivery trucks. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>HANNOVER, GERMANY. Once skeptical about the practicality of electric-powered commercial vehicles, Daimler Trucks is now planning to bring the Fuso eCanter to the U.S. market next year and to follow with production of electric light trucks from its van group by 2018.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Running Green Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:58:00 +0000 201501 at Oliver introduces regional/long-haul trailer retread <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Oliver Rubber Company announced the launch of the <a href="" target="_blank">ORCO HS Trailer</a>, a trailer-position retread for regional and long-haul applications.</p> <p>&ldquo;The ORCO HS Trailer delivers a cost-efficient solution for single- and tandem-axle trailers in this new, modern Oliver product,&rdquo; said Adam Murphy, vice president of marketing for Michelin Americas Truck Tires. &ldquo;It provides a winning combination of long, even wear and excellent wet traction for a variety of trailer applications.&rdquo;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:14:00 +0000 201481 at Thermo King unveils refrigerated transport solutions at IAA 2016 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>HANNOVER, GERMANY. Thermo King showcased <a href="">new innovations for refrigerated transport</a> at the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show in Hannover, Germany.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:52:00 +0000 201461 at Eaton AMT software update automates truck docking <div class="field-deck"> Remote diagnostics, integrated engine braking, innovative waste heat recovery systems among advanced technologies showcased at IAA commercial vehicle show </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>HANNOVER, GERMANY. A transmission software update that can automate docking and remote diagnostics were among the advanced technologies showcased by Eaton&rsquo;s Vehicle Group at the IAA 2016 commercial vehicle show. The company also put on display a new heavy-duty engine braking system that is integrated into the existing valve train and a waste heat recovery system now under development that it says could potentially improve diesel engine fuel efficiency by 20% while also reducing NOx.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Powertrain Equipment News Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:12:00 +0000 201441 at <p>Navigating last few critical feet into a loading dock is automated by a new software update developed for Eaton automated mechanical transmissions.</p>