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Atlantic Dynamics Announces Release of New Electric Standby Connection System

Posted on 3/17/2014 by Gwen Brown

Atlantic Dynamics, a leader in the research, development and deployment of cost effective, energy efficient accessories for the trucking industry, has announced the release of their new product, SafeConnect® – an electric standby connection system for trailers and straight trucks with refrigerated storage. SafeConnect’s leading-edge, patent-pending design eliminates the risk of shock and electrocution for both 230 volt and 480 volt electric standby operations.

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Meritor® Adds Features to Customer Training and Support Website

Posted on 3/17/2014 by Gwen Brown

Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) will launch its redesigned customer training and support website on March 10, 2014 to include improved registration, additional training, course monitoring tools and social media integration for dealers, fleets and garages.

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REYCO GRANNING NOW OFFERING DISC BRAKES ON ALL VAN SLIDER SUSPESNIONS

Posted on 3/17/2014 by Gwen Brown

In recognition of the growing adoption of disc brakes on van and reefer trailers, all Reyco Granning van slider suspensions will now be available with both disc brakes and traditional drum brakes.

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Pierquip, Inc. Appointed Hyundai Translead Dealer

Posted on 3/17/2014 by Gwen Brown

Pierquip, Inc. recently announced that is the first dealer in Quebec, Canada to be appointed as a Hyundai Translead Dealer. Pierquip, Inc. is a full-service trailer dealership that carries dry vans, refrigerated, platform and drop deck trailers as well as specialized trailers. Pierquip is located at 16079 Boul Du Cure-Labelle, Mirabel, QC J7J 2G6, Canada. Pierquip, Inc. also has an office that handles Service and Warranty and is a Parts Provider, located at 5845 Luke Road, Mississauga, Ontario L4W 2K5. For more information, contact General Manager Andrew Rowland at 1-888-966-9689.

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DOT Proposes Use of Electronic Logbooks to Improve Efficiency, Safety in Commercial Bus & Truck Industries

Posted on 3/13/2014 by Gwen Brown

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced a proposal to require interstate commercial truck and bus companies to use Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) in their vehicles to improve compliance with the safety rules that govern the number of hours a driver can work.

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Freight Shipments Fell 2.8% in January from December

Posted on 3/12/2014 by Gwen Brown

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry fell 2.8 percent in January from December, declining for the second consecutive month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) released today. The January 2014 index level (113.6) was 19.8 percent above the April 2009 low during the most recent recession.

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Wabash to Speak at Forbes, GTTLS Events

Posted on 3/10/2014 by Gwen Brown

Wabash National's CEO Dick Giromini will speak at Forbes’ inaugural Reinventing America Summit in Chicago March 26-28, 2014. The invitation-only event will bring together more than 300 leaders from business, academia and government for a non-partisan discussion about the role of heartland innovation in the U.S. economy’s recovery.

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Meritor Introduces Universal Knuckle for Non-Drive Front Steer Axles

Posted on 3/10/2014 by Gwen Brown

Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) today introduced a universal knuckle for use with its non-drive front steer axles, giving global customers a new solution to outfit drum or air disc brakes

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Transcraft® Earns ISO 9001:2008 Registration for Quality Management

Posted on 3/10/2014 by Gwen Brown

Transcraft Corporation, a leading producer of platform trailers in North America for Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC), recently received ISO 9001:2008 registration for its Cadiz, KY, operations. The ISO 9001:2008 standard, published by the International Organization for Standardization, is an international reference for quality management requirements and continuous improvement of business-to-business interactions.

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Meritor® Renames Braking Systems and Announces Product Enhancements

Posted on 3/10/2014 by Gwen Brown

Meritor (NYSE: MTOR) is renaming and enhancing two braking products to help customers identify these products and improve their total cost of ownership. As part of a new naming structure, Meritor drum brakes that had been branded QPlus are now Q+™; and air disc brakes are renamed from EX225 to EX+™.

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