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Aug. 1, 2003
The limited-slip differential from Dana Corp.'s Commercial Vehicle Systems Div. is now available for vehicles equipped with single-drive axles in Dana Spicer's 060 Series, rated from 17,000 to 22,000 lb. Dana says the differential increases vehicle performance by providing additional tire traction over slippery and uneven surfaces. www.roadranger.com or 306 Castrol Heavy Duty Lubricants' emergency

The limited-slip differential from Dana Corp.'s Commercial Vehicle Systems Div. is now available for vehicles equipped with single-drive axles in Dana Spicer's 060 Series, rated from 17,000 to 22,000 lb. Dana says the differential increases vehicle performance by providing additional tire traction over slippery and uneven surfaces. www.roadranger.com or 306

Castrol Heavy Duty Lubricants' emergency kit for minor spills contains universal absorbents effective on oils, alkalis, acids, fuel chemicals and contaminated water. Designed to handle spills up to 15 gal., the kit comes with color-coded contents, including a drum plug compound, flame retardant sawdust, disposable bags, and a list of used oil recovery companies. 1-800-777-1466 or www.chdl.com

Dana Spicer's Central Tire Inflation system is available as a factory-installed option on Sterling L-Line trucks. CTI technology, which uses air from the truck's on-board compressor, enables drivers to adjust tire pressure while vehicle is in motion. Three pressure modes are: off-highway, highway and emergency. www.sterlingtrucks.com

Teleflex Canada has introduced a shore-power interface for its Proheat Gen 4 auxiliary power unit. When plugged into household or shore power at a truckstop, new interface provides heating, cooling and 115V household power without running the diesel generator component of the system. www.proheat.com or 305

In its largest service contract to date, Thermo King SVC recently signed an agreement to help manage the 2,000 reefer-unit fleet of Central Refrigerated Service, formerly Dick Simon Trucking. SVC programs are serviced through Thermo King dealers across North America. Salt Lake City-based Central Refrigerated will also have two Thermo King maintenance managers on site. www.thermoking.com

The Class 40K ReycoGranning trailer air-ride suspension and slider system is offered with and without integrated axles. The 40,000-lb. capacity system features new lightweight design hangers. 316

The Imperial Group, a business unit of Transportation Technologies Inc. (TTI), has signed an agreement to assemble chassis frame modules for Autocar LLC. Spec'd for Autocar's low-cab-over-engine (LCOE) Xpeditor series, the heavy-duty chassis frames will be built and assembled in Imperial Group's Portland, TN plant. www.imperialgroup.com

Alcoa's Dura-Bright surface treatment option is now available on its 14-in. aluminum wheels, in addition to other wide base wheels. According to Alcoa, wheels coated with Dura-Bright resist corrosion and do not need polishing; a shine can be obtained with a spray of soap and water. www.alcoawheels.com

Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America announced that its heavy-duty planetary gear reduction drive starter will be available on all 2003-model Freightliner Class 8 tractor-trailers, effective immediately. Freightliner says the Mitsubishi starter was chosen because of its low failure rate, as well as lightweight and compact design. http://global.mitsubishielectric.com

The Precision Response (PR) height control valve from Haldex is now standard on Kenworth Class 8 trucks equipped with air suspensions, including the T600, T800, W900, T2000, and C500 models. Haldex says the PR valve improves reliability for and simplifies installation of KW's lightweight AG400 Series air ride suspension. Leveling precision and response time are increased, and the one-valve system upgrades all air lines to 3/8 in.
www.hbsna.com

The Safety Vision 5000 Series it the company's newest line of rear-vision products. Features include 1/3-in. CCD imager, water-resistant housing, backlight compensation, and infrared illumination for conditions of absolute darkness. In addition, a built-in microphone helps drivers hear what's going on around the vehicle. Call 1-800-880-8855 or go to www.safetyvision.com

Great Dane has consolidated the sales and marketing departments of its Multi-products and Vans divisions. Located in Savannah, GA, the sales & marketing department will be led by Jim Pines, exec. Vp, and Chris Adkins, sr. vp sales and marketing. Brandie Fuller will continue as mgr, advertising and industry relations. www.greatdanetrailers.com

Peterbilt is offering Alcoa Dura-Bright aluminum wheels on all of its truck models. The high-luster polished version wheel will be available in two sizes: 22.5". × 8.25" and 24.5" × 8.25". www.peterbilt.com

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