Peterbilt Model 520 configurations
Peterbilt has unveiled three new cab configurations for its Model 520. It now comes in left-hand, right-hand, and right-hand stand-up drive as well as the existing dual-seated drive. The left- and right-hand configurations offer a seated driving position when performing curbside operations. The redesigned right-hand stand-up configuration, meanwhile, offers easier entry and exits for drivers who need jump out of the cab multiple times on the route. Other ergonomic features include a standard ad  More...
Mack LR now in a 4x2
Mack’s LR low-entry refuse cabover is now offered in a 4x2 configuration, building on the maneuverability available in the model’s traditional 6x4. The truck was first launched in 2015. Its cab includes power windows and door locks, memory mirrors, in-dash air-conditioning, standard in-cab LED lighting, and an instrument cluster with color LCD display. Centrally mounted climate and radio controls can be accessed from both driving positions, the company adds. A tilt and telescoping steering   More...
12- and 24-volt starter motors
Leece-Neville PowerPro and PowerPro Extreme 12- and 24-volt starters for medium, heavy-duty and extreme uses have been engineered to offer starting power to 12- to 40-liter engines. The PowerPro 5 offers 12-volt/5 kW starting power for Caterpillar Cummins, Detroit Diesel, International, John Deere, Mack and Perkins engines up to 11 liters in size. It weighs less than 29 pounds and has an integrated magnetic switch/soft start relay to eliminate ring gear damage. Caterpillar, Cummins, Detroit Dies  More...
   
35,900-pound four-post lift Rotary Lift’s new HDC36 adds to the HDC series of heavy-duty four-post lifts with a model that has a 35,900-pound capacity and 79-inch maximum rise to the top of the runways. The HDC 36 is battery-powered, making it easier to install, maintain and   More...
Updated Rack ‘n Pinion tarping system Pioneer has updated its Rack ‘n Pinion tarping system in the name of durability and safety. New to the latest version is the side assembly. The rack gear includes a redesigned cylinder mount to keep cylinder straps from breaking. The main arm pivot  More...
Upgraded trailer scale features Air-Weigh's next generation of LoadMaxx Trailer Scale combines features of the previous LoadMaxx and Quickload models into a single scale with two options –- the LoadMaxx base model, and LoadMaxx with ComLink. Continuing features include an icon-ba  More...
Nav, cam, radio and more Rand McNally has combined truck navigation, SiriusXM radio, voice assistance, a dash cam, and hands-free calling and texting into OverDryve 8 Pro – a single dashboard device. Audio plays through truck speakers, while other information comes through  More...
16/32” Splice-Less retread Marangoni Tread North America has added the Ringtread RTL SA 16/32-inch to its lineup of XP Extreme Performance Splice-Less retreads. The design and tread compound play a role in increasing mileage and reducing premature wear when used on spread-axle  More...
Driver-behavior monitor Canada’s GPS Police has added driver behavior monitoring to its fleet management service, using eSafe from ERM Advanced Telematics. eSafe defines 22 driving activities and maneuvers according to vehicle types, including combinations of acceleration  More...
Data-based roadside resume The spring 2017 update of SambaSafety’s DriverMonitor driver risk management system will come with Vigillo’s driver safety, compliance and risk profile known as Roadside Resume. Roadside Resume includes Vigillo’s CSA Scorecards and SambaSafety   More...
Electronic IRP from EROAD EROAD has unveiled its new Electronic IRP to simplify the recordkeeping and application process for the International Registration Plan (IRP). The tool automatically generates trip information including distance, location, and state line crossings, r  More...
Mack Over-the-Air programming Mack is bringing its Over the Air (OTA) programming to refuse vehicles including the 2018 Granite, TerraPro and LR models with Mack 2017 GHG engines. With that, owners can update software without pulling into a service bay, setting parameters like ro  More...
PACCAR axles for vocational Peterbilts Peterbilt vocational trucks can now be spec’d with the new PACCAR 20,000- and 22,000-pound wide track steer axles designed for applications such as refuse, construction and heavy-haul. The axle comes with standard front air disc brakes or optional   More...
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