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    Volvo’s Payload Plus sheds the pounds

    December 5, 2018 11:31AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Volvo Trucks’ new Payload Plus packages for VNR and VNL trucks have been unveiled to maximize payloads and fuel economy in weight-sensitive applications like tankers, bulk haulers, and specific dry van operations. Up to 540 lb. are shed from VNR

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    Fleet Complete launches tracker on Telus network

    December 5, 2018 11:23AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Fleet Complete has launched a low-power asset tracker exclusively on the Telus LTE-M network. With a single battery charge, the AT1 units will support 3,300 pings. With a default reporting frequency of once per day, it means the battery life

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    SE Truck Edition gets text messaging

    December 5, 2018 11:19AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Mitchell 1’s Manager SE Truck Edition shop management software is being updated to include text messaging features. The new MessageCenter option with integrated two-way texting gives shops the choice of building their own text templates for orders, appointments and revisions,

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    Utility 3000R gets new standard floor

    December 4, 2018 1:30PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Utility Trailer Manufacturing has made its 20K Duct Floor System standard for the 3000R base model refrigerated trailer. The floor helps to control weight because it doesn’t require other structural enhancement, the company notes. It features a 20,000-lb. capacity for

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    Bridgestone unveils on/off-road tire

    December 4, 2018 1:18PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Bridgestone has unveiled the Bandag BRSS all-position retread for fleets working in on- and off-road environments from pavement to dirt and gravel. Meant for applications from logging to oil refining and construction, the tire features a 20/32-inch tread for extended

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    Talbert trailer for heavy hauls

    December 4, 2018 1:15PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Talbert Manufacturing’s new 60CC/55SA-LD trailer that pairs with the optional East Coast-style E1Nitro axle extension – offering a 60-ton capacity with a close-coupled configuration, or a 55-ton hauling capacity in a spread-axle configuration. The design offers the flexibility to switch

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    Replacement tanks for GM/Chevy diesels

    December 4, 2018 1:09PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Transfer Flow has unveiled a US 55-gallon midship replacement tank fuel system for newer GM/Chevy diesel trucks. The option is available for short-bed 2017-19 GM and Chevy 2500/3500 crew cabs. The tank itself sits above the differential, and no skid

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    Mitchell 1 adds 2018 updates

    November 27, 2018 8:52AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Mitchell 1’s Truck Series software suite is adding 2018 Model Year updates to the labor estimating, diagnostic trouble code procedures, and repair information for all makes of medium- and heavy-duty trucks. The software is updated throughout the year, and subscribers

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    VR training tool tracks eyes

    November 26, 2018 10:57AM by johng@newcom.ca

    iMVR is bringing a layer of virtual reality to the real world of driver training. Not to be confused with a full-scale driving simulator, the training system and its virtual reality headset immerse users into an animated driving environment in

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    A next-generation load board

    November 19, 2018 2:16PM by johng@newcom.ca

    TransCore Link Logistics has unveiled the next generation of its Loadlink load board, giving members the power to combine all of their freight matching activities on Canada’s largest freight-matching network. The single platform enables a lighter, faster and seamless service

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    RimWit loosens seized wheels

    November 16, 2018 9:06AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Struggling with a wheel that’s seized in place? Put the sledgehammer away. AME International has unveiled RimWit and RimWit Junior – tools to loosen stubborn truck wheels and rims without damaging tire sidewalls or the rims themselves. The RimWit is

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    Scale fits in smaller spaces

    November 15, 2018 11:56AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Fairbanks Scales’ AxleSurance Weight System is a slow-speed axle scale system that can be installed in as little as four hours and requires less space than a full-sized truck scale. It’s not legal for trade, but it offers an option

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    Dana Spicer adds to U-joint kits

    November 15, 2018 11:34AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Dana’s Spicer Select all-makes drivetrain portfolio now includes the most popular U-joints for commercial applications while also adding new U-joint strap kits. Dana recommends replacing the supporting hardware when installing a new U-joint, so the new offerings now deliver a

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    Bandag retread for refuse vehicles

    November 15, 2018 11:31AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Bridgestone has unveiled the Bandag BDM3 retread for the drive axle tires on refuse vehicles. Features include a new proprietary tread compound to resist wear, enhanced traction, and resistance to cuts and chips. The tread compound alone is said to

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    Isaac, Trimble integrate data

    November 7, 2018 10:18AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Isaac Instruments and Trimble Transportation Enterprise’s Reveal business intelligence and analytics tool are now integrated. The change makes it possible to generate comprehensive reports, business intelligence and analytics, blending Isaac’s telemetry and Trimble’s transportation management system data, including TMW Suite.