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Meritor trailer suspension in a lightweight package

October 1, 2019 by John Smith

Meritor’s MTA-Tec6 trailer suspension delivers a 23,000-lb. capacity for tankers, flatbeds and other vocational applications – and in a lightweight package.

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Electric trucks are coming, says Meritor CTO

September 11, 2019 by John Smith

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – John Bennett, the vice-president and chief technology officer at Meritor, says exact predictions about the growth of electric trucks are not important. “Everybody is at least predicting that it’s higher than today,” he says.

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Meritor unveils reman caliper for ADB22X

January 30, 2019 by John Smith

Meritor has added caliper and brake pad offerings to its expanding air disc brake aftermarket portfolio. The new remanufactured caliper for ADB22x applications enhance a portfolio that includes calipers for SN7 and SB7 applications, while the additional brake pads expand […]

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No-ream king pin kits for major axle applications

January 30, 2019 by John Smith

Meritor’s ReadySet No-Ream King Pin Kits have been launched through www.MeritorPartsXpress.com to make it easier to find a pin kit for major axle applications. Through the launch the company now offers a full portfolio covering multiple pin diameters and lengths. […]

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Meritor expands OEM suspension portfolio

January 30, 2019 by John Smith

Meritor has expanded the OEM suspension portfolio through its Euclid brand, including more than 1,450 parts that cover multiple applications. Included in the product mix are more than 350 parts for Hutch suspensions, more than 550 parts covering Hendrickson truck, […]

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International unveils CV work trucks

November 7, 2018 by John Smith

CHICAGO, Ill. – It seems somewhat appropriate to give a series of work trucks its own CV. Sure, the letters can stand for curriculum vitae – the document most of us refer to as a resume – but International Truck has taken that a step further by stamping the letters onto its new CV Series of Class 4 and 5 vehicles.

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Brake Check: We put modern brakes to the test

October 25, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. — Jim Park considers brakes the single most important system on a truck, yet few drivers or fleet maintenance personnel ever have the opportunity to see what brakes can really do. He had such an opportunity and came away with huge respect for a system many of us take for granted.

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Meritor launches hydraulic disc brake option

September 24, 2018 by John Smith

HANNOVER, Germany — Meritor’s press conference at last week’s IAA Commercial Vehicles Show was dominated by the European announcement of its new Blue Horizon advanced technology brand, but that wasn’t the Michigan company’s only news. New product introductions included a […]

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Meritor axles for severe duties

September 21, 2018 by John Smith

Meritor is supporting severe-duty applications with the new MX-610 front drive axle and MZ-610 tridem rear axle. The MZ-610 tridem offers wide-ranging axle ratings and a high ground clearance as well as a gross axle weight rating of 60 tons […]

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Hydraulic options for Elsa brakes

September 21, 2018 by John Smith

Meritor is offering optional hydraulic actuation on all ELSA disc brakes for applications that require hydraulic disc brake variants. The traditional mechanical, pneumatically operated brake housing is replaced by a hydraulic single- or twin-piston variant. The bridge, carrier and slide […]

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Meritor adds P600 options

September 14, 2018 by John Smith

Meritor’s P600 planetary axles are now available with optional five-planet wheel-ends and can now be configured for use with central tire inflation systems. The optional five-planet wheel ends allow a 20% higher gross combined axle weight rating (GCWR) when compared […]

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Driving Force: Axles are at the heart of an electric revolution

July 12, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. — We’re at the dawn of a new era in the propulsion of heavy trucks. Electric powertrains are opening new packaging and integration possibilities, including driven axles. Traditional transmissions, driveshafts, power dividers or differentials are no longer required.

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Vanguard, CIMC make Meritor system standard

May 15, 2018 by John Smith

The Meritor Tire Inflation System (MTIS) with ThermAlert has been made a standard option on Vanguard dry van and CIMC reefer trailers. Almost one in three trailers now comes with the tire inflation system, Meritor says, noting that it monitors […]

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Collision mitigation, discs standard on Cascadia

March 8, 2018 by John Smith

Daimler Trucks North America has made the Detroit Assurance 4.0 collision mitigation system and Meritor EX+ L air disc brakes standard on all new Freightliner Cascadia trucks. Detroit Assurance 4.0 safety systems includes adaptive cruise control and active brake assist […]

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Canada key to Meritor aftermarket strategy

January 24, 2018 by elizabeth

LAS VEGAS, NV – Mississauga, Ontario, will get a new distribution center this April as Meritor refines its North American aftermarket strategy. And it’s not the only way Canada is playing a key role in the company’s broader plans.

“The aftermarket team has worked tirelessly this year to improve our delivery accuracy and speed,” says Brett Penzkofer, vice president – North American aftermarket. “Now we ship to customers on a daily basis, wherever they may be.”

It’s come a long way.