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New Products (June 01, 2006)

ALK Technologies has released its latest software for fuel tax calculation. PC*MILER FuelTax 11 automates the entire fuel tax process. The application generates rates and forms for all US and Canadian...





ALK Technologies has released its latest software for fuel tax calculation. PC*MILER FuelTax 11 automates the entire fuel tax process. The application generates rates and forms for all US and Canadian jurisdictions and instantly calculates fuel and mileage taxes, refunds and credits. The software also provides state mileage summaries, fleet performance reports and quarterly updates. The application integrates with other PC*MILER products or can be used as a stand-alone product. For more information on ALK visit www.alk.com.

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Anthony Liftgates’ new PCR Medium RailTrac series of hydraulic liftgates features effortless Power-Open, Power-Close and Power-Latch operation. Anthony’s large platform model with dual cart-stops and a lifting capacity up to 3,000 lbs is equipped to handle palletized loads, oversized material handling racks and large finished goods in one shot. The hydraulic system is completely sealed to protect it from contamination. As well, the pump, motor and cylinder are protected from damage by impact, debris, and weather inside a steel enclosure. For more information visit www.anthonyliftgates.com.

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DataScan Field Services (DFS), which is comprised of Vehicle Inspection Services and Nationwide Audit Services divisions of DataScan Technologies, has expanded its existing vehicle inspection and floorplan audit services into the Canadian market. DFS’s technologies allow for accurate and consistent data collection with seamless integration into its proprietary Internet-based systems. The DFS expansion is expected to be fully operational by the second quarter of 2006. For more information visit www.datascantech.com.

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Developed by Navatech Container Security, the patent-pending NAVALOOP features a bolt seal that surpasses industry standards, while also incorporating a unique design. Specifically the NAVALOOP, with its unique spinning components, offers a solution for those who require additional security for otherwise useful bolt seals that are vulnerable to compromise. NAVALOOP is another in Navatech’s lineup of container sealing innovations, which also includes the NAVALOCK, NAVABLOCK and NAVALINK. Additional information is available online at www.navatech.us.

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Plastalloy chip collector magnets from the Electrodyne Company are designed to capture metal filings, chips and other ferrous materials, which would otherwise damage downstream components. These unique magnets work in temperatures to 150 C, are oil-resistant and are suitable for the extremes of most automotive applications; including, exposure under the hood, inside the engine, transmission and differential, as well as cutting fluid and hydraulic fluid recirculation systems. Plastalloy magnets can be bent, twisted, and flexed without the loss of magnetic energy. For more information visit www.edyne.com.

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Ridewell Suspensions has introduced its new, improved high performance height control valve for maximum air suspension performance for trucks, trailers, buses and recreational vehicles. The valve features a minimal deadband for optimal performance in a lightweight, compact and modular package. The valve has all push-to-connect fittings and a universal mounting to work with all applications. For more information visit www.ridewellcorp.com.

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Power Pusher Canada has developed a solo-operated load-mover; with push capacity of up to 150,000 lbs. The Super Pusher is designed for moving heavy objects with ease; including, manufactured and modular homes, military equipment, engine blocks, vehicle bodies, heavy machinery, dies and tools. The Super Pusher aims to enhance safety and ergonomics on any object that rolls. Non-mobile loads can also be accommodated with the placement of a few standard dollies. For more information visit www.pushorpull.com.

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In addition to its existing traffic signs and stands, Work Area Protection has a new line of incident management signs, which are used in situations such as emergency evacuation routes and hazardous material spills. Work Area Protection also has expanded its line of reflective and mesh signs. The company’s new and existing models of NCHRP350-approved sign stands are designed for quick access and compact storage. For more information visit www.workareaprotection.com.

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Following 10 years of academic research, Attention Technologies is introducing its Driver Fatigue Monitor (DD850), a portable device that can detect dangerous levels of fatigue up to an hour before drivers notice its onset. The Driver Fatigue Monitor, which can be mounted on the truck dashboard, monitors the driver’s eyes with infrared technology, detecting when the driver looks away from the road or closes his/her eyes. An audible alarm sounds when the unit ascertains that the driver is getting drowsy. For more information visit www.attentiontechnologies.com

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Designed and engineered based on feedback from a trucking industry survey, Tuthill Controls Group has developed the VibraLink. VibraLink features a steel inner spherical bearing attached to the housing with molded vibration dampening elastomers; allowing the ball to misalign, thereby preventing binding and lost motion. For more information visit www.tuthillcontrols.com.


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