Topics Products

Shell sees possible fuel economy benefits with new oil category

At some point in 2016 or 2017, diesel engine oil proposed category 11 (PC-11) will debut in North America. While an introductory date is still up in the air, the makeup of the PC-11 category is beginning to come into focus, says Dan Arcy, OEM technology manager at Shell. Arcy ...

Dometic acquires Atwood Mobile Products

Dometic Group announces its acquisition of Elkhart, Ind.-based Atwood Mobile Products, LLC has received clearance from U.S. anti-trust authorities, and the transaction has been completed. Still pending is the completion of Dometic’s acquisition of Atwood’s Australian business, which is subject to an Australian regulator’s review. Dometic says Atwood Mobile Products ...

Toyo debuts new drive tire

Toyo Tire U.S.A. announces a new SmartWay verified drive tire, the Toyo M650, has been added to its commercial tire line-up. The M650 is designed for regional haul service and higher-torque operating conditions. The unique design and construction provide excellent traction and even wear while meeting the U.S. EPA standards for low rolling resistance, the ...

New fender from Hogebuilt

Hogebuilt has introduced its new Ultimate Low Rider half tandem fender. The new fender comes with the distinctive Hogebuilt look with a 3 in. signature flange produced with 14 gauge stainless steel, the company says. The Ultimate Low Rider also has a 35.5 in. drop and is available in ...

New battery testing product available

Clore Automotive has redesigned its Model No. BA327, Digital Battery and System Tester with Integrated Printer, from SOLAR. This model, which offers a complete testing solution for 6- and 12-volt batteries and 12- and 24-volt charging systems, has been completely redesigned for improved ease of use and testing effectiveness, ...

B&W introducing new mounted fifth wheel product

B&W Trailer Hitches announces it will introduce its new 16,000-lb. Patriot rail-mounted fifth wheel slider hitch at the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The new Patriot rail-mounted slider complements B&W’s full line of hitches and is built to exacting specifications for smooth, flawless and virtually inaudible operation, the ...

Qwik Tech Tips on wiring

In this month’s issue of Phillips Industries’ Qwik Tech Tips, the company writes, “Did you know that the original electrical cables were 4-way conductors, giving way in the late 1950’s to 6-way conductors, and then in the late 1960’s the 7-way conductors were finally introduced? “The internal wiring of ...

Satellite truck antenna

Winegard introduces its Pathway X1, a fully automatic satellite antenna trucks, RVs and trailers. According to Winegard, the Pathway X1 features: Smallest, portable satellite antenna that delivers high-definition, standard-definition programming Pay-as-you-go plan with DISH, no commitment or penalties Quick, 15-minute setup process allows for more time to enjoy your surroundings or TV ...

Bully Dog produces FAQ about engine programmers

Bully Dog has produced a paper addressing some frequently asked questions about their diesel truck engine programmer products. In the paper, the company highlights a number of benefits that vehicle owners can uncover by properly installing heavy-duty tuners. A copy of the document can be found HERE.

Goodyear to test Air Maintenance Technology in heavy-duty market

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company's Air Maintenance Technology (AMT) for commercial vehicles will begin testing on U.S. trucking fleets in the next few months, as part of a research project supported by United States Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Vehicle Technology. Since 2011, Goodyear has been developing ...