Literature Review

Shock Brochure
ArvinMeritor has released a Gabriel shocks product line brochure, SP-0848. It highlights the company’s message as the leader in commercial vehicle original equipment shocks. According to the company, you will find the same quality in Gabriel aftermarket shocks as those installed on most new commercial vehicles in North America.
The six-page brochure covers features and benefits of Fleetline, GasSLX, Fleetline cab shocks and Ultra light truck shocks. The brochure can be downloaded at
ArvinMeritor, Inc.

Guide To Full Range of Bower Bearings
This comprehensive catalog is a convenient guide to the entire Bower product range and is said to cover all possible bearing needs of the heavy-duty trucking industry. It’s divided in two main sections:

  • Tapered Roller Bearings – for wheel (truck and trailer), transmission, differential and engine applications; and
  • Cylindrical Roller Bearings – both ISO and US industry series for use in transmission and differential applications.


The Basics of Electricity & Vehicle Lighting
Grote Know-How, Volume One is a self-study guide covering the basics of vehicle electricity and lighting. It is a programmed instruction style self-study guide that covers all the essentials, including: basics of electricity, vehicle wiring and lighting; choosing lighting devices; proper connection technique; and understanding the Grote system.

It also includes a mail-in certification test. According to the company, it is designed for distributor counterpeople and salespeople. It also is available on the Internet.

Manufacturer Specific Catalogs
MAHLE Clevite has released two more of its manufacturer specific catalogs. The two new catalogs address all the aftermarket parts in the MAHLE Clevite line for Detroit-Mercedes (Catalog # EP-30DD-08) and Navistar (Catalog # EP-30NV-08).

This includes cylinder components, bearings, gaskets, rings, valve train, cams, crankshafts and more. The catalogs also include information on all available engine kits.
The catalogs can be viewed or downloaded at
MAHLE Clevite

Alignment Brochure
BeeLine has introduced a catalog highlighting its heavy-duty wheel alignment equipment. This full-color brochure features the company’s LC7000 series laser-guided computer alignment gauging system, the 21000 rear axle aligner and the Smart Balancer.

Also highlighted are the on-the-floor alignment configurations and the mobile alignment system as well as alignment accessories.

Action photos show how each product is used, and detailed information accompanies each.

Replacement Parts Catalog
A catalog of replacement parts for Cummins KT/KTA/KTTA engines now is available from Interstate-McBee.

The catalog lists replacement parts for accessory drives, cam followers, camshafts, cooling systems, crankshafts and seals, cylinder head components, cylinder liners, cylinder parts, engine bearings, fuel injector reference by CPL, fuel systems, gasket sets, gasket listing, lubrication systems, piston reference by CPL, rocker assemblies and turbochargers.
Interstate-McBee, LLC

Heavy-Duty Program Brochure
A new brochure from Gates provides information on the company’s field reps, training, tool and changeover programs, as well as fleet surveys and VIN decoder.

The brochure also covers the company’s complete line of belts, tensioners and hoses for a variety of applications including air brakes, fuel lines, power steering circuits, air intake, turbochargers, cooling systems, transmissions, oil coolers and air conditioning.

Brief specifications of each product are included in the brochure.
Gates Corp.

Global Ride Solutions Brochure
Hendrickson’s Global Ride Solutions brochure highlights a full range of products for the commercial transportation industry around the world.

The 20-page brochure provides an overview of products that support every major North American heavy-duty truck and trailer manufacturer, as well as many in Europe, Australia, Japan, China, Latin America and Africa.

It separates the company’s global product line into convenient sections of: on-highway truck and trailer; vocational and heavy-haul truck and trailer; lift axle systems; medium-duty; bus, RV/motorhome; bumper and trim; trailer features and options; truck features; and aftermarket.

Drivetrain Components Catalog
S&S Truck Parts has released its latest drivetrain components catalog through its NEWSTAR Parts Component Group subsidiary.

A full range of axle and transmission components for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles is listed along with complete new clutch assemblies and bearing kits for medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

Almost 100 new items have been added since the last drivetrain catalog was published, according to the company.
S&S Truck Parts, Inc.

Lightweight Brake Drum
Webb Wheel has introduced the Vortex lightweight brake drum. A flyer describes the patent-pending design that reduces weight without sacrificing strength and durability.

According to Webb, the brake’s advanced technology external fins conduct heat away from the brake surface for superior heat dissipation. A center band and ribs reinforce the braking surface using gray iron metallurgy.

Drawings show the results of the FMVSS 121 Brake Recovery Test, Peak Performance Test and the Brake Power Test.
Webb Wheel

Wiper Blade Catalog
A full-color catalog from Sloan introduces Michelin heavy-duty wiper blades. Highlighted features of the product include its heavy-duty riveted steel frame, aerodynamic design which increases blade-to-windshield contact, durable stainless steel flexors and pre-installed connector system which makes installation fast and easy, according to the company.

The wiper blades come in assorted sizes, and are available in bulk pack, reclosable blister or a self-contained assortment package. Flip to the back page of the brochure and learn about Michelin snowblades.
Sloan Transportation Products

Chrome Accessories Catalog
New from ArvinMeritor, Inc. is the Euclid Chrome and Stainless Steel Accessories catalog. This full-color catalog features bumper hardware, exhaust products, exterior accessories, front wheel products, lighting products, simulators and more.

Included is an index by part number for easy reference. Detailed descriptions and pictures accompany each product, and charts illustrate product selection information.
ArvinMeritor, Inc.

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