The new Condensed Drivetrain Lubrication manual from Roadranger provides fleets with easy access to information on lube products, change intervals, capacities and general lubrication procedures for the complete Roadranger drivetrain, including Eaton Fuller transmissions and clutches, and Dana Spicer steer and drive axles, brakes, drivelines and wheel ends. An electronic version is available at www.truck.eaton.com
Build rates for Cummins' new EPA-compliant '02 engines have been increased to fulfill orders from over 140 fleets — including several requests for more than 100 units — demonstrating their confidence in the engines with the cooled EGR subsystem. Last August, Cummins introduced an Uptime Guarantee program to provide additional coverage for customers who buy the '02 heavy-duty on-highway truck engines. www.cummins.com
A new brochure from Western Star Trucks features the company's complete line of premium highway trucks. Included are product descriptions; specs; information on cab, interior, engine, transmission, axle and suspension options; and color photos of Western Star trucks on the road. The brochure is available at Western Star Trucks dealerships or online at www.westernstartrucks.com
A 360-degree panoramic virtual tour of the cab and sleeper of Peterbilt's Model 379 is available on the company's web site. The tour highlights the new 70-in. Unibilt Ultracab sleeper, ergonomically redesigned dash and American Class Platinum level interior. www.peterbilt.com
AutoCar will have a new world headquarters and truck manufacturing facility. Parent company Grand Vehicle Works Holdings Corp. purchased the former Dana manufacturing plant in Hagerstown, IN, for these purposes. Limited pilot production will start in the second quarter of 2003, with full production scheduled to begin by July. www.autocartruck.com
Wire Propellant Systems announced it has developed kits for standard wire feed MIG welders that enable fleets to effectively weld aluminum trailer walls. The system is said to install in about 15 minutes. Kits are available for 220-volt as well as smaller 120-volt welders. For more information, go to www.wirepropellant.com or call 906-475-7854.
Kenworth dealers are now offering a catalog featuring Inline's OEM-quality electrical replacement parts for all truck makes. Product categories in the Inline Electrical Catalog include electrical coils and connectors; switches, senders and sensors; fuses, circuit breakers, flashers and relays.