Mack Commercial Finance, the financing arm of Mack Trucks Inc., has launched a web site to help meet the demand of the Mack dealer network for quality used trucks. The site, www.mackassets.com, provides at least eight photos and detailed specs for every truck offered for sale at Mack dealers by Mack Commercial Finance.
ConocoPhillips Co. has extended its MaintenanceGuy oil analysis program throughout its brand family: Conoco, Phillips 66 and 76 Lubricants. The program is designed to reduce costs by helping users make more informed maintenance decisions. www.conocophillips.com
East Manufacturing says its new lightweight LITE-RIDE aluminum suspension hanger is available in a bolt-on version for most aluminum frame trailers and as an integrated weld-on option for East Frameless dump trailers. www.eastmfg.com
The North American Truck Show, which has been held in Boston for the past 30 years, will move to Baltimore on alternate years starting in 2004. The show, which was held May 8-10, will run from Apr. 29 to May 1 next year at the Baltimore Convention Center. It will return to Boston in the spring of 2005 as one of the first exhibits to be held at the new Boston Convention and Exposition Center currently under construction on the city's waterfront. www.truckingexpo.com
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems released test results showing air disc brakes to have longer wear life than “typical” S-cam drum brakes. The test ran two tractors with non-braked control trailers over a 54-mi. hilly circuit. The truck equipped with Bendix SB7000 air disc brakes and 17-in. rotors on both front and rear axles showed 87% longer life than the tractor with 15-in. × 4-in. front and 16.5-in. × 7-in. rear S-cam brakes. www.bendix.com