Equipment & Parts en Purkeys: Liftgate charging systems maintenance for fewer road calls <div class="node-body article-body"><p>For commercial trucking fleets, break-downs and road calls due to dead or uncharged batteries are a costly issue that can cut into fleets&rsquo; profit margins and drivers&rsquo; accumulated hours of service.<br /> </p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment & Parts News Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:18:00 +0000 62961 at Product training: Muncie Power sets next session for August <div class="node-body article-body">Muncie Power Products’ next Product and Application School will be held Aug.14- 17 at Muncie’s corporate offices in Muncie, IN.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment & Parts News Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:38:00 +0000 62951 at Air disc brakes: Hyundai Translead now offers Bendix ADB22X-LT <div class="node-body article-body">Aiming to provide its customers with trailers that combine the performance of air disc brakes with leading-edge weight-saving and maintenance advantages, Hyundai Translead now offers the Bendix ADB22X-LT from Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment & Parts News Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:01:00 +0000 62721 at Bendix ADB22X-LT STEMCO to open its first 'Friction Factory' <div class="field-deck"> CV supplier expands facility for making brake products </div> <div class="node-body article-body">STEMCO will open its “Friction Factory,” next month, the commercial vehicle supplier reports. STEMCO’s first friction production plant is designed to manufacture brake shoes and friction components for medium- and heavy-duty truck and bus applications.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment & Parts Fabrication News Tue, 13 Jun 2017 16:58:00 +0000 62521 at STEMCO Aurora grows parts network with new Dallas DC <div class="node-body article-body">Aurora Parts & Accessories LLC, an aftermarket semi-trailer parts distribution company, has opened a new facility in Dallas. The opening marks the second new distribution center for Aurora Parts in the past nine months, with the recent opening of their Atlanta facility last October.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailer Components News Tue, 13 Jun 2017 01:39:00 +0000 62501 at Petersen Industries Names River City Hydraulics as 2016 Dealer of the Year <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Petersen Industries has honored River City Hydraulics as 2016 Dealer of the Year.&nbsp; Petersen gives this prestigious award to the dealer who sells the most Lightning Loader units for the prior year throughout their nationwide network.</p> <p>Company owners Casey Hardee and Sam Petersen presented River City Hydraulics regional sales managers Roger Williams and Jamie McCoy with a personalized trophy and an Authorized Dealer Petersen Industries&rsquo; logo sign at the recent Waste Expo in New Orleans, Louisiana. River City Hydraulics was previously awarded Dealer of the Year in 2014.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Truck Equipment News Mon, 12 Jun 2017 17:32:00 +0000 62481 at IIHS begins testing side underride guards <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has announced the results of two tests designed to evaluate the potential benefits of installing underride guards on the sides of truck trailers. &nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailers Trailer Components News Wed, 10 May 2017 04:01:00 +0000 61761 at PlasmaStream Technology wins SAE Global Innovation Award <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Pressure Systems International (P.S.I.) announced that the PlasmaStream technology has been awarded first place in the 9<sup>th</sup> Annual Global Automation &amp; Mobility Challenge, in the Advanced Technology Category at the SAE World Congress in Detroit last month.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailer Components News Wed, 10 May 2017 01:33:00 +0000 61741 at ‘Energy’ invigorates Work Truck Show <div class="field-deck"> North America’s largest work truck event draws 11,799 to Indianapolis; Keane installed as 53rd NTEA president </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Work Truck Show 2017 showed the ongoing evolution of the commercial truck industry displaying advances in electrification, diesel, gasoline, and advanced fuel powertrains, light-weighting, and even augmented reality and solar power. Here are the highlights.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Truck Bodies Truck Equipment Distributors, Upfitters Fri, 05 May 2017 20:44:00 +0000 61471 at One hundred years running, Overseas Hardwoods Co has sawed a secure niche as a force in flooring <div class="field-deck"> Family-owned company has been sawing for a century, producing truck body and trailer flooring since the early years of trucks and trailers </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association gathers to celebrate 75 years of serving the industry, Overseas Hardwoods Company knows how it feels.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trailer Output Trailer Components Trailer Dealers Fri, 05 May 2017 17:24:00 +0000 61611 at <p align="left"><strong>Overseas Hardwoods Company</strong>, Mobile AL, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in April. But the family who owns OHC started the Old Mobile River Sawmill Company 100 years ago this month. Because hardwood logs do not float, they needed help from &ldquo;gunboats&rdquo; to provide the needed buoyancy. The gunboats were designed after the pontoon boats that ferried artillery across rivers during the Civil War.</p>