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September 10, 2008 Vol. 4, No. 19

LET’S START WITH SOME GOOD NEWS, an all too rare phenomenon these days. It’s not a huge deal, I’ll admit, but if you’re like most of us and enjoy seeing little guys take big strides, it may warm your tired heart to know that a small Halifax company is taking on Europe. It’s doubly pleasing to me because it seems that an awful lot of technology has been making the reverse trip in the last few years.

I’m talking about TruckWeight, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, a little outfit that makes and sells wireless onboard scales for trucks, tractors, and trailers. And successfully, by all accounts. They introduced their Smart Scale for air suspensions back in 2005, and started exploring the European market earlier this year. In a couple of weeks they’ll be setting up their display at the world’s biggest truck extravaganza, the huge IAA Commercial Vehicles Show in Hannover, Germany — Hall 21, Stand E11, to be exact, in case you happen to be headed to Deutschland.

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Rolf Lockwood is editor emeritus of Today's Trucking and a regular contributor to

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