getting to know your brakes

Getting to Know Your Brakes

Trucks, trailers and buses demand a lot from their brake components as they have to perform in the toughest of applications and it is important for a truck workshop to work hard on getting to know your brakes.  Read more

locking the differentials and improving traction

Locking the Differentials and Improving Traction

We all think we know how to cope in low traction situations, but how much do we really know how to go about locking the differentials and improving traction? The team at Meritor have come up with some straight forward guidance to avoid confusion. Read more

Meritor brake shoe kits and drive heads  available as Meritor Genuine

Meritor components available as Meritor Genuine

Customers familiar with the Meritor product offering  may have noticed subtle changes to packaging as the global axle and braking giant reminds customers it is an original equipment provider to some of the world’s biggest truck brands and makes Meritor components available as Meritor Genuine.  The company, which is a leading producer of axles, brakes and drivelines for heavy commercial vehicles, has made some branding changes designed to send a clear message to customers about the quality of the products they are fitting to their vehicles Meritor brake shoe kits and drive heads will now be branded as genuine. Read more

New Scania, Trucking Optimism, a Major Fine and Electric Axles

The news from Diesel this week shows evidence of a new Scania, trucking optimism, a major fine and electric axles, with stories from around the world.

Images of the next generation Scania driving on Australian roads have started to appear on social media, as the Swedish truck maker run the new models in a, far from secret, evaluation program. 

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Comfort for the Truckie

Since when has comfort for the truckie become a priority? One of the changes which still rankles for me is the way the fixtures and fittings in trucks became so much better just after I had ended my full-time truck driving career, nearly twenty years ago. After a long career dealing with cramped cabins, unsuspended seats and under-powered engines, it seems that the contemporary driver gets all of the latest creature comforts.

Of course, this is not necessarily the case and many drivers are driving something twenty years old, or older. However, a lot of the latest line-haul trucks are well appointed and comfortable places to live. They have to be if the drivers are expected to live in them week in, week out. Read more

Meritor launches new trailer wheel end program

US axle and suspension expert Meritor has released their first trailer-specific catalogue for the Australian transport market


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US axle and suspension expert Meritor has released their first trailer-specific catalogue for the Australian transport market; featuring in excess of 150 pages of axle, wheel end and suspension technology. The publication is now available through Meritor Asia Pacific.

Meritor’s all-new trailer catalogue is more than just a listing of products available in Australia; it’s a comprehensive guide to the global brand’s vast portfolio of trailer-related products – from wheel ends to airbags.

“Due to the increased number of components and parts available worldwide, we felt the timing was right to consolidate our offering in one catalogue,” the company announced.

The brand’s first-ever Australian trailer catalogue now lists all parts starting from the outer end of the axle – including the hubcaps and bearings – all the way to the suspension underneath the trailer. “Parts are easily identifiable and have been based on the description and type of part,” the company said.

“Exploded technical diagrams indicate where each part is and what it corresponds to. We will also have a comprehensive section on Meritor braking kits, which are among our most popular items sold.”

One important aspect Meritor’s Australian clientele can look forward to, is that the catalogue brings together not just the locally manufactured parts, but also the global portfolio. “As an OEM supplier, the catalogue will make it easier for operators to service the spare parts requirements of Meritor and its competitor’s trailer axles.

So when the time for replacement trailer parts arrives, simply visit your local Meritor distributor. They will be able to assist you with the right parts, at the right price and help get your trailer back on the road.

As with all Meritor Aftermarket parts, each comes with a one-year warranty.

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