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    International makes Fusion standard

    February 13, 2019 1:51PM by johng@newcom.ca

    International Truck is now offering Bendix Wingman Fusion as standard equipment on all its on-highway tractors, including the LoneStar, LT Series, and RH Series. The system has been an option since 2015. Bendix Wingman Fusion integrates radar, cameras, and vehicle

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    Tire Anti-Skid Stick helps spot frozen wheels

    February 12, 2019 1:41PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Manufacturer Direct’s Tire Anti-Skid Stick, dubbed TASS, offers drivers a visual indicator to help spot frozen wheels caused by issues such as brake shoes that have frozen to a drum. The polyurethane tire stick will fold back against a wheel

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    Value-priced disc pad kit from Bendix

    February 12, 2019 1:37PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake has added the BA235 air disc brake pad kit to support buyers such as second or third vehicle owners. The product offers a lower-cost option while retaining performance, warranty, and post-sales support that Bendix customers have

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    Phillips electrical assembly for liftgates

    February 12, 2019 1:34PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Phillips Industries’ Weather-Tite M2 liftgate electrical assembly features a dual-pole plug connection that’s designed to resist corrosion and is interchangeable with any standard J3082 liftgate dual pole socket. Corrosion at a coupled liftgate connection can slow down or block the charge

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    Volvo expands workstation availability

    February 11, 2019 2:41PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Drivers who work the wheels of select Volvo trucks will soon have the option of a new space to work within the sleeper. The VNL 760 and 740 tractors, along with the VNX 740, can now be equipped with a

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    Dana launches TCO calculator

    February 8, 2019 10:05AM by Truck News

    Dana has produced a total cost of ownership calculator, which will help fleets run cost comparisons between diesel and full-electric powertrain options. The calculator requires minimal input and includes visual prompts for simple navigation, the company says. Users can input

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    Bandag drive tire built for severe service

    February 5, 2019 9:51AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Bridgestone has unveiled the Bandag BLSS retread for fleets that drive in on- and off-road conditions. The drive tire incorporates a tread compound that’s been formulated to resist cutting and chipping and support tread life as well. Other features include

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    Rocketail Wing trailer fairing enhances airflow

    January 31, 2019 7:03PM by johng@newcom.ca

    The Rocketail Wing system is a SmartWay-certified rear trailer fairing that its makers say will save 8.42 liters of fuel per 1,000 km. The airfoil design is said to redirect rearward airflow behind the trailer while also producing lift –

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    Fender bracket kit for Watson Chalin axle

    January 31, 2019 4:16PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Minimizer has a new steerable axle fender bracket kit for those with a Watson Chalin SL20K-2065 axle. The axle design itself is fairly new, but Minimizer said it was already receiving requests for a kit that would work. The new

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    Wabco remans trailer ABS, steering gears

    January 31, 2019 3:00PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Wabco has introduced remanufactured versions of its Easy-Stop trailer ABS systems, as well as steering gears. The ABS is available in one- and two-modulator configurations with the options that will help keep wheels from locking up, and avoiding excessive tire

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    Meritor expands Euclid suspension portfolio

    January 31, 2019 2:21PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Meritor has expanded the OEM suspension portfolio through its Euclid brand, including more than 1,450 parts that cover multiple applications. Included in the product mix are more than 350 parts for Hutch suspensions, more than 550 parts covering Hendrickson truck,

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    ReadySet, no ream required with king pin kits

    January 31, 2019 2:18PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Meritor’s ReadySet No-Ream King Pin Kits have been launched through www.MeritorPartsXpress.com to make it easier to find a pin kit for major axle applications. Through the launch the company now offers a full portfolio covering multiple pin diameters and lengths.

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    Meritor expands air disc portfolio

    January 31, 2019 2:16PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Meritor has added caliper and brake pad offerings to its expanding air disc brake aftermarket portfolio. The new remanufactured caliper for ADB22x applications enhance a portfolio that includes calipers for SN7 and SB7 applications, while the additional brake pads expand

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    WABCO offers retrofit safety systems

    January 31, 2019 2:12PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Wabco is ensuring advanced safety systems are not limited to the newest equipment off an assembly line. OnSide and OnGuardActive systems are now both available as retrofit kits, introducing collision-mitigation technology onto existing trucks. OnSide Blind Spot Detection uses radar

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    Landing gear get added protection

    January 31, 2019 2:10PM by johng@newcom.ca

    SAF-Holland has unveiled a new layer of protection for landing gear in the form of the purpose-made True Lube grease. Operating temperatures range from -40 to 65 Celsius to help ensure smooth cranking. Compared to previous greases, this formula better