Hadley recently acquired B&R Manufacturing, a mirror systems maker. Robert Dubsky will function as president of the expanded Hadley company, while Robert Loper, B&R founder, will serve as general manager at B&R's Elkhart, IN location.
ArvinMeritor Commercial Vehicle systems has developed a new online training web site, http://training.arvinmeritor.com. The site provides technical training and service information on a variety of the company's products, including the Meritor, MeritorWABCO, and Gabriel brands. It is organized into seven sections: field training, online training, training literature, FAQs, service information, warranty assistance and contacts.
Consolidated Metco (ConMet) has upgraded its web site, www.conmet.com, making online product catalogs more accessible 24/7. A new hub catalog helps customers determine which product is most appropriate for their vehicles, product catalogs and service manuals can be downloaded in pdf format.
Accuride's Wheel Inspection Wall Chart can help identify defects that indicate a wheel is a candidate for refinishing or more importantly, not suitable for service. For a free copy, contact Accuride, Literature Distribution, 7140 Office Circle, PO Box 15600, Evansville IN 47716, or call 800-626-7096. www.accuridecorp.com
Raydan Mfg., Edmonton, Alberta, signed a licensing agreement authorizing ArvinMeritor Commercial Vehicle Systems to engineer, manufacture and market the AirLink rear suspension product line up to an including 52,000-lb. gross tandem weights for commercial truck, trailer, specialty and military OEMs. www.raydanmfg.com and www.arvinmeritor.com
A special service web site from Robert Bosch Corp., www.boschservice.com, offers a variety of technical and training resources. For a nominal fee, users can access troubleshooting guides, technical instruction books for Bosch components, CD training courses and reference books.
Denso's 130-amp brushless alternators are now listed as an option in Kenworth Truck Co.'s data books. The alternators are designed specifically for Class 7-8 trucks. www.densoheavyduty.com
A fast idle electronic throttle control is now available on Ford 05 F-Series Super Duty trucks and E-Series Ecnonoline vans. InPower LLC says the new throttle has three adjustable fast-idle pre-sets, a variable external speed control input, and an LED diagnostic indicator. www.inpowerdirect.com