July 24, 2013
Dana Holding Corporation announces TMC Transportation, the largest privately held flatbed carrier in the United States, has specified Spicer Pro-40 tandem axles on the company’s order of 1,500 Peterbilt 579 on-highway trucks.
Following a standard replacement schedule, TMC Transportation will purchase 1,500 new tractors over the next two years, Dana says.
“We need to be able to haul as much as possible in order to stay competitive in today’s marketplace, and the Spicer Pro-40 axle brings major weight savings to our trucks, which matters most to us.” says Rod Simon, executive vice president of maintenance at TMC Transportation. “As a highly data driven company, we’re not just looking at performance; we evaluate cost-to-weight ratios and resale values of our equipment.”
The Spicer Pro-40 family of heavy-duty 40,000 lb. tandem drive axles supplies a reliable, lightweight option for line haul, bulk, regional, and city delivery fleets, Dana says. They offer a dramatic weight reduction and improved power density, enabling customers to increase payload, improve fuel economy, and ultimately improve their bottom line. The axle is nearly 100 lbs. lighter than the nearest competitive axle, the company says, with a new high-strength-steel thin-wall housing on select applications.