Special Coverage

Wabash Displays Composite Refrigerated Trailer Ahead of Initial In-Service Testing

Richard Giromini by Joseph Terry/Transport Topics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Wabash National Corp. displayed a prototype refrigerated trailer made with molded composite structural foam and carbon elements that is significantly lighter and more thermally efficient — compared with the standard industry versions — plus has a stronger floor that expands the kinds of loads that can be hauled.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
February 27, 2017
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Phillips Launches Technology Division

Rob Phillips by John Sommers II for TT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Phillips Industries has started Phillips Connect Technologies division to consolidate its offerings of connected technologies for trailers.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
February 27, 2017
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Wabco Introduces Tails That Automatically Deploy, Retract

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Wabco introduced what it calls a breakthrough in the industry — the first aerodynamic trailer tail in the U.S. that features automatic deployment and retraction, and which can deliver greater than 4% in fuel savings.

Gary Kicinski | Managing Editor / Multiplatform
February 27, 2017
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Brakes Just as Vital to Company Success as Axles, Meritor Says

Chris Villavarayan by John Sommers II for TT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Brakes are “absolutely key” to Meritor’s growth and performance going forward, according to an executive with the company.

Fran Matso Lysiak | Features Editor
February 27, 2017
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Meritor Prepares for Growing Off-Highway Market

Nelligan by John Sommers II for TT

NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Meritor Inc. said it has a range of products in its development pipeline destined for various areas of the globe and that these products are mostly aimed at the off-highway or specialty segments.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
February 27, 2017
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FlowBelow Adds New Products, Cooperates With Aperia

Carter, Butler by Joseph Terry/Transport Topics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — FlowBelow Aero rolled out new products for tractors and trailers and announced cooperation with Aperia Technologies for mix-and-match hardware.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
February 26, 2017
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Velociti, Meritor Team on Tire Inflation for Trailers

Deryk Powell by John Sommers II for TT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Technology design and deployment firm Velociti Inc. has reached an agreement with manufacturer Meritor Inc. to offer installation of Meritor’s Tire Inflation System for trailers by PSI.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
February 26, 2017
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Meritor Launches New Tandem Drive Axle

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — In a downtown bar here on Broadway, Meritor Inc. dropped a curtain and literally unveiled its new 14X HE tandem drive axle for linehaul applications.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
February 26, 2017
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NACFE Report Addresses Engine-Driven Accessories

Mike Roeth by John Sommers II for TT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The North American Council for Freight Efficiency released a confidence report on variable engine-driven accessories, some of which have yet to be developed. It was the group’s second report on emerging technologies and 15th overall.

February 26, 2017
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Mitchell 1 Software Tackles Shop Management

Scott DeGiorgio by John Sommers II for TT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Mitchell 1 released new shop management software to assist independent repair shops with improving key aspects of their business, according to the company.

February 26, 2017

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