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    International makes Endurant transmission standard

    January 14, 2020 5:02PM by John G Smith

    International LT, RH and LoneStar heavy-duty trucks will now include the Endurant 12-speed automated transmission as standard equipment. The transmission developed by Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies can support torques of 1,850 lb-ft, and be paired with the Cummins X15 or International A26 engine.

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    Rugged Samsung tablet comes to Canada

    January 14, 2020 3:38PM by John G Smith

    Samsung Electronic’s Galaxy Tab Active Pro is now available in Canada, offering a tool designed for harsh working environments. The device is able to withstand excessive pressure, temperatures, vibrations and drops, and has been tested to meeting the MIL-STD-810G military specification, the company says. It is also IP68 certified for water and dust resistance.

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    Zonar app to deliver Cummins over-the-air updates

    January 9, 2020 9:09AM by John G Smith

    Zonar is now offering Cummins Connected Software Updates, supporting over-the-air engine updates with the Zonar OTAir app. Details about the required updates for specific engines are offered through a Cummins portal. But the Zonar device is more than a simple conduit for the data. OTAir also helps to ensure data security during the transfers by validating the VIN to ensure the correct vehicle receives the right update.

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    McLeod adds broker app to TMS software

    January 7, 2020 3:46PM by John G Smith

    McLeod Software has updated its transportation management software to include a new carrier app for brokers, and introduced improvements for customer service teams.

    PowerBroker Version 20.1 has the new Carrier App to connect brokers to carriers and drivers, using a secure connection to the PowerBroker system. That means logistics companies using PowerBroker will be able to deploy some of the same capabilities promoted by “digital brokers” that engage carriers with mobile apps, the company says.

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    More powertrain training from NTEA

    January 7, 2020 3:44PM by John G Smith

    The NTEA, an association representing the work truck industry, has developed a new Truck Equipment 201 training module that covers powertrain systems.

    Part of a series of online courses to further the understanding of those who already have some technical knowledge, the training reaches beyond the topics outlined in the introductory TE101 course.

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    Induction heating releases seized parts

    January 7, 2020 3:43PM by John G Smith

    Induction Innovations has unveiled two new induction heating tools to help release seized aluminum and steel parts and panel bond adhesives. The ALFe 3.5 and ALFe 5.0 deliver precise, safe and reliable heat, salvaging parts that might normally be discarded in the repair process, the company says.

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    McLaren Doors goes rust-free with bracket change

    January 6, 2020 9:08AM by John G Smith

    McLaren Doors is adding a new stainless steel top bracket to its Streamline Insulated models of doors. The added feature represents the final step in making the entire assembly, excluding the counterbalance and tracks, rust-free.

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    Huayi adds sizes to FT115 and RDS3 tires

    December 20, 2019 8:41AM by John G Smith

    Huayi Tire Canada, which distributes TBR and OTR tires, is introducing new sizes for the FT115 and RDS3 tires. The FT115, part of Double Coin’s Opti-Green Series, is now available as a 295/75R22.5. It has a load index of 144/141,

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    Augment your training reality with video

    December 17, 2019 8:49AM by John G Smith

    Design Interactive has added remote collaboration video calling features to its Augmentor training solution for fleet maintenance personnel. Together, they can connect technicians to expert sources and repair procedures in real time.

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    Rand McNally tablet delivers the latest in navigation

    December 17, 2019 8:34AM by John G Smith

    Rand McNally’s new TND Tablet 85 is bringing new navigation software to the dashboard, and marks the 6th generation of its truck navigation devices.

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    Augmentor augmented with video calling

    December 17, 2019 12:00AM by John G Smith

    Design Interactive has added remote collaboration video calling features to its Augmentor training solution for fleet maintenance personnel. Together, they can connect technicians to expert sources and repair procedures in real time.

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    VanGripper restraint system: Top 10 of 2019

    December 17, 2019 12:00AM by John G Smith

    A new personal restraint system offers a portable option to secure workers as they walk on top of trailers. The Van Gripper from Deneigement Toitures Excel attaches to opposing edges of a trailer or van rooftop, and workers attach their safety lines to it.

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    Ancra Auto Deck: Top 10 of 2019

    December 17, 2019 12:00AM by John G Smith

    Ancra Cargo has automated its integrated decking system with the Ancra AutoDeck, making it possible to adjust trailer deck heights at the touch of a button. Deck heights are controlled using a panel at the rear of the trailer, and a manual override option is also available in the case of lost power.

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    Rocketail Wing: Top 10 of 2019

    December 17, 2019 12:00AM by John G Smith

    The Rocketail Wing promises to save 8.42 liters of fuel per 1,000 km by smoothing out the rearward flow of air behind the trailer, while also producing lift like the wing on an aircraft.

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    Volvo Dynamic Steering: Top 10 of 2019

    December 17, 2019 12:00AM by John G Smith

    The electric-over-hydraulic steering support of Volvo Dynamic Steering will lessen steering effort by up to 85% at low speeds, but maintain a stiffer feel on the open highway. It all draws on an electric motor on top of the hydraulic steering gear to deliver extra torque as needed, and absorbs steering wheel torque originating at the wheels.