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  • Spireon to release its first solar-powered telematics solution

    September 29, 2016 3:27PM by Truck West

    IRVINE, Calif. – Spireon has announced its first solar-powered telematics solution for trailers and other assets, providing customers with a new, energy efficient way to gain location information and data. The self-powered solution, the Spireon FleetLocate, is compatible with several

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    Utility introduces lighter-weight flatbed

    September 27, 2016 12:45PM by Truck News

    CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. – Utility Trailer has announced the introduction of a lighter-weight 4000AE flatbed trailer. “Our new 4000AE flatbed delivers the strength and long-term benefits of a durable combo trailer,” said Larry Roland, director of marketing for Utility

  • New truck speed limiter adjusts to local speed limits

    September 27, 2016 7:00AM by Truck News

    CALGARY, Alta. – Magtec Products and SpeedGuage are bringing to market an aftermarket truck speed limiter that adheres to local speed limits. SpeedGuage will serve as a reseller of the SafeSpeed service to the fleet telematics sector, the companies announced.

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    Bendix offers its first specifically-engineered air disc brake for trailers

    September 26, 2016 11:09AM by Truck News

    ELYRIA, Ohio – Bendix has released the ADB22X-LT air disc brake, the first the company specifically engineered for trailers, which is now available to the North American commercial vehicle market. Offering a robust, optimal braking solution for a wide range

  • PacTrainer complimentary when national account customers lease new Kenworth or Peterbilt trucks

    September 26, 2016 10:49AM by Truck West

    BELLEVUE, Wash. – National account customers who lease a new Kenworth or Peterbilt truck through PacLease will receive a complimentary one year service of the safety course program PacTrainer. Developed with J.J. Keller, PacTrainer offers customers more than 360 online

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    Ridewell to offer factory integrated air tank for RSS-233 suspensions

    September 26, 2016 10:06AM by Truck West

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Ridewell Suspensions announced it will offer a pre-plumbed, factory integrated air tank kit option for the self-steering RSS-233 8K, 10K and 13K suspension systems. The tank requires a connection to the primary air supply, regulated air supply

  • Product Transportation

    Peterbilt offers sleeper heater on Models 579, 567

    September 22, 2016 10:41AM by Truck News

    DENTON, Texas – Peterbilt announced its no-idle fuel-fired heater is now available for Model 579s and 567s equipped with 44-inch sleepers.  The system can now be spec’d with the full range of Peterbilt sleepers: 44-, 58-, 72- and 80-inch. According to

  • Product Transportation

    Road Choice Truck Parts unveils new redesigned website

    September 22, 2016 9:10AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Road Choice Truck Parts has recently launched its newly redesigned website, www.roadchoice.com. Road Choice says the new site includes streamlined navigation, the inclusion of more than 15 new product categories and enhanced parts search functionality with cross

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    Kenworth unveils new T880 with set-forward configuration

    September 20, 2016 9:54AM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.– Kenworth has expanded the award-winning T880 with a set-forward front axle configuration at the ConcreteWorks show hosted by the National Ready Mix Concrete Association (NRMCA). The new configuration, called the T880S, is designed for fleet and truck operators in

  • Product Transportation

    RealWheels rolls out new twist and lock aero covers

    September 20, 2016 9:29AM by Truck News

    GURNEE, Ill. — RealWheels revealed its new line of Twist and Lock Aero covers this week. The new product is designed to streamline the installation and removal of the cover. The patent-pending Twist & Lock mounting system features a large-diameter, spring-loaded top

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    Northern Fridge introduces new Truckfridge

    September 16, 2016 9:35AM by Truck News

    LAKEFIELD, Ont. — Northern Fridge has officially introduced the new Truckfridge DR49DC-SS slide out 12V refrigerator/freezer to market. The new fridge/freezer was designed ideally for the Kenworth T680 and T700 and Freightliner Century, Columbia and Coronado. It may also fit many

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    Oliver Rubber Company rolls out new trailer retread

    September 15, 2016 11:18AM by Truck News

    GREENVILLE, S.C. – Oliver Rubber company unveiled its new ORCO HS Trailer retread recently. The new trailer-position retread was made for both regional and long-haul applications.  “The ORCO HS Trailer delivers a cost-efficient solution for single- and tandem-axle trailers in this

  • Combined platforms eliminate need for double entries

    September 14, 2016 3:44PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – TransCore Link Logistics has partnered with McLeod Software to offer a combined software for carriers and brokers, integrating LoadMaster and PowerBroker users to post loads and trucks to Loadlink. The combination of the two platforms provides customers

  • Product Equipment

    New filter engineered for ‘optimum capacity and service life’

    September 12, 2016 10:28AM by Truck West

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Cummins Filtration has refined its Fleetguard LF1400NN combination lube filter pairing together NanoNet and StrataPore media together using a state-of-the-art co-bonding lamination process to create a single filter element. “This breakthrough manufacturing technology maximizes the media area

  • PacFuel card makes filling up simpler, driver’s life more straightforward

    September 8, 2016 6:01PM by Truck West

    BELLEVUE, Wash. – PacLease and Comdata have re-invented their fuel card, which the companies say will offer lower fueling costs to their customers. The newly branded fuel card PacFuel leverages the Comdata proprietary network and is accepted at all major