Caterpillar is expanding its support system for on-highway engine customers, Power Systems North America. The engine maker has added five field offices, for a total of 11, providing truck engine fleet sales and customer support throughout the U.S. and in Toronto, Ontario. www.cattruckengines.com
As part of its 50th Anniversary celebration, Truck-Lite is releasing a special edition of the company's product catalog. In addition to information on the full product line and federal lighting regs, the catalog includes a training CD. To request a catalog, go to www.truck-lite.com.
Peterbilt has added Model 387 to the list of vehicles that can be equipped with Caterpillar's “Cat Messenger” system for easy access to real-time engine performance and fuel economy data. The system monitors information such as fuel economy, idle time, average speed, oil pressure and temperature, displaying analysis on an in-dash LCD monitor. Other features include PM reminders, real-time diagnostic information and engine fault codes and descriptions to help expedite troubleshooting. www.peterbilt.com
Hendrickson Trailer Suspension Systems offers a video CD that explains how its Tiremaax system works. Tiremaax detects low tire pressure and signals operators when attention is required. To order the free video, call 1-866-RIDEAIR. www.hendrickson-intl.com
The new brochure from Carlisle Industrial Brake & Friction offers detailed descriptions of the company's brake products and friction materials. For more information, call 1-812-336-3811 or go to www.carlislebrake.com
Toyota Material Handling USA is offering a factory-installed CNG option on its 4,000-6,000-lb. capacity internal combustion cushion lift truck, as well as the 3,000- to 6,500-b. capacity IC pneumatic model. The CNG fuel system is certified by the federal EPA and the California Air Resources Board. www.toyotaforklift.com
Sabodoin Mfg. introduced a heavy-duty king pin lock, the Universal Boot #8, at the recent TCA conference. The 16-lb., aluminum alloy boot features double locks and an interchangeable key cylinder. Based in, Dorval, Quebec, the company also offers a heavy-duty pintle hitch trailer lock and other security equipment for the transportation industry. www.universalboot.com
Horton is offering the WindMaster MS9, a lightweight fan for medium-duty vehicles. The nine-blade fans, which are made of plastic, are available in 22- and 30-in. diameter models, with pitch widths of 2.5 inches. www.horton.com
Michelin is offering a Total Satisfaction Guarantee to first-time purchasers of its X One wide singles. Customers will have 60 days to turn in the tires for a full refund. The tire maker will also help with the switch back to a dual tire format. To be eligible, customers must buy at least four replacement X One tire assemblies; the first 10 sets will be covered. www.michelin.com
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is offering a $50 money-back guarantee on new tires equipped with its self-sealing DuraSeal technology. In addition, customers can get $25 on a first retread if punctures in the tread area up to 1/4-in. in diameter do not seal. Sidewall punctures are not covered. www.goodyear.com
XtraLease recently purchased a trailer rental business from GE Commercial Finance that was once owned by CitiCapital's Transportation Financial Service Group. The OTR trailers will be equipped with FleetView trailer tracking devices. www.xtralease.com
Donaldson Co. has launched an online Emissions Resource Center: www.donaldson.com/en/erc. The web site provides access to emissions-control information such as descriptions of emissions-reduction technologies, diesel-engine exhaust retrofits and health impact of diesel emissions.