For greater nighttime visibility, Transportation Safety Technologies now offers an underbody service lighting system that provides constant light along the side or rear of commercial vehicles. The system is connected to the vehicle's turn signal lamps and vehicle market lights, so no additional wiring is required unless more than four lamps are installed. 306
According to Eaton, this year all North American Class 8 and medium-duty truck OEMs will list the Eaton Vorad EVT-300 collision-warning system as a production option on new tractors and straight trucks. Some of the truck makers will also offer EVT-300 with Eaton's SmartCruise, an adaptive cruise control system. Go to www.roadranger.com
Kenworth Truck Co. is now offering Allison 2000 Series and 2400 Series automatic transmissions on its medium-duty (Class 6-7) T300 truck series. Both Allison transmissions being offered on the T300 are fully automatic, five-speed overdrive units with lockup. Kenworth points out that PTO drive gears are optional.
According to Eaton, this year all North American Class 8 and medium-duty truck OEMs will list the Eaton Vorad EVT-300 collision-warning system as a production option on new tractors and straight trucks. Some will also offer EVT-300 with Eaton's SmartCruise, an adaptive cruise control system. Go to www.roadranger.com.
Abbott Enterprises completed its acquisition of Service Recorder, enabling the firm to offer a larger variety of fleet-management tools. Go to www.atrol.com.
Need info about truck and trailer refrigeration? Check out Carrier Transicold's new web site at www.trucktrailer.carrier.com.
Gates Rubber offers a new automatic belt tensioner, the Green Stripe DriveAlign, designed to resist extreme vibrations while providing stable damping for the life of the engine. The universal design allow factory setup in either direction, depending on application. 310
Comfort Air rear suspensions designed for buses, motor homes and ambulances have been introduced by Hendrickson International. The units are available in capacities ranging from 15,000 to 23,000 lb., and in 8.5- to 10.5-in. ride heights. Features include a main support member with low roll stiffness and a longer main support member that enables air springs to carry more of the vertical load. 311
It's time to enroll in The Triangle Group's 2002 Brake and Suspension School. The three-day courses, which include lectures, videos and hands-on training, will be held in Brentwood, TN (Nashville area). For more information, contact Sammie Barrett at 1-615-373-9877, ext 301 or 1-615-373-5661 (fax); or write to him at 500 Wilson Pike Circle, Suite 320, Brentwood, TN 37027.
Petro Stopping Centers are now selling Yokohama commercial truck tires at all 36 corporate and various franchise locations. Petro says it willalso service all Yokohama national accounts, providing immediate access to Yokohama tires and Petro service.