Caterpillar C15 engines, with emissions-compliant ACERT technology, are now available on Peterbilt Models 379, 387, 385, 378 and 357 at horsepower ratings of 435-550. Cat's ACERT C7 engines are available for the medium-duty 330 and low-cab-forward 320 at 190-330 hp. www.peterbilt.com
The AirX tire vale, designed by International Marketing Inc. (IMI) to stop air leaks, is now being offered in Schrader-Bridgeport tire valve stems. IMI says its AirX valve helps maintain proper tire pressure by protecting valve core seat from contaminants within the tire. It is also said to reduce air loss when drivers check tire pressure. www.tktktktk.com or xxx
Spec'ing fifth wheels has just gotten easier, with a new selection guide from Holland. Included are a list of things to think about before choosing a fifth wheel, selection tables for trailer applications, options, installation info and a glossary.
Grote Industries has given its web site — www.grote.com — a makeover. Not only will customers find more product and technical information, but from 8 am to 4:30 pm they can get “live” help from Grote online. For more info, call 800-457-9540 or go to www.grote.com
Ameriquest's FleetXchange customers are now eligible for rebates on Goodyear medium commercial truck tires and Nextred retreads. The rebate program, a joint effort between Ameriquest and Goodyear, will be targeted to FleetXchange members with fewer than 100 power units. www.goodyear.com or www.ameriquestcorp.com
Wabash National has agreed to sell it trailer leasing and rental assets, as well as it wholesale aftermarket parts distribution business, to Aurora Trailer Holdings. Pending government approval, the sale will take place during the third quarter of '03.
Great Dane Trailers has opened a new full-service facility in Charlotte, NC. The 58,000-sq.-ft. center includes a 24,000-sq.-ft. parts warehouse, 20 service bays and a paint booth.