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    Roll-up door for Freightliner M2

    August 12, 2019 1:10PM by

    Fontaine Modification is improving the access to Freightliner M2 trucks, making it easier for users like tow truck operators and firefighters to reach tools and equipment.

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    Iosso promises to clean the gunk

    July 30, 2019 9:45AM by

    Looking to clear away lubricants, dirt and other contaminants from mechanical equipment? Iosso says it has an environmentally friendly alternative to petroleum-based cleaners when removing the accumulated gunk.

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    Drivewyze warns of rollovers, low bridges

    July 30, 2019 8:59AM by

    Drivewyze’s PreClear weigh station bypass service has introduced added support that warns drivers whether the way is clear, through the Drivewyze Safety Notifications service. The free addition to the PreClear service will alert drivers when they are approaching areas prone

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    Trimble takes TMS to the cloud

    July 25, 2019 9:06AM by

    Trimble is now offering its TMW.Suite and TruckMate transportation management systems (TMS) through a cloud-based subscription. The approach makes it possible to implement a scalable TMS without investing in on-site servers or extensive IT oversight, the company adds. But on-premise

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    Kenworth offering Alcoa Dura-Black wheels

    July 25, 2019 8:50AM by

      Kenworth is now offering Alcoa’s new Dura-Black wheels, delivering a bold style for heavy-duty and medium-duty conventional trucks. The new designs are lighter and stronger than steel wheels, offering the promise of increased payloads and better fuel economy, Alcoa

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    SureCall Fusion2Go extends cell reach

    July 10, 2019 1:35PM by

    SureCall’s Fusion2Go Max cell phone booster promises to eliminate dropped calls and deliver faster data speeds than you might see with a phone alone.

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    SteadyCharge units support accessory batteries

    July 9, 2019 2:44PM by

    Purkeys’ new SteadyCharge accessory battery charger will monitor and maintain accessory batteries that support trailer refrigeration and heating units. Inactive batteries will naturally discharge over time and can drain during seasonal periods when dependent engines are not running, the company

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    PPG’s Delfleet One paint system for commercial vehicles

    July 8, 2019 8:32AM by

    PPG’s new Delfleet One paint system is designed with commercial vehicles in mind. Offerings within the lineup include undercoats, topcoats, and clear coats, and they produce 57% fewer VOC emissions when compared to traditional paint systems. Finishes include aluminum and

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    Magnum unveils tube bumper latch

    June 26, 2019 1:25PM by

    Magnum Trailer and Equipment has unveiled an improved latch system for its tube bumpers, redefining the locking system and addressing the inevitable vibrations that occur as trucks go down the road. The redesigned locking cam is fastened in place with

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    Volvo updates collision warning system

    June 26, 2019 9:29AM by

    Volvo has unveiled the latest generation of its Volvo Active Driver Assist (VADA) collision mitigation system, which will be standard in VNR and VNL models and also available in the VNX. VADA 2.0 integrates radar and camera readings to monitor

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    3/8-inch impact wrench delivers the speed

    June 25, 2019 1:35PM by

    The Ingersoll Rand 2115QXPA 3/8-inch impact wrench promises to be the fastest tool in its class. The tool is ideal for working the bolts inside vehicles, repairing side panels, and also working on engines, the company says. The 2115QXPA boasts a

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    Alcoa hub covers updates wheel end appearance

    June 25, 2019 1:21PM by

    Alcoa Wheels is offering a way to upgrade the look of wheel ends on new and older trucks, through a new one-piece hub cover that holds in place with “secure fit retention”. The system adds three threaded nylon nuts per

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    Scale offers weights in real time

    June 20, 2019 8:52AM by

    Blue Ink Tech’s BIT Air Scale offers drivers access to axle and gross weights in real time, through a related app. Using just two wireless sensors mounted on T-fittings, the scale can install in less than 15 minutes, the company

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    Trimble unveils two-channel DVR

    June 19, 2019 1:51PM by

    Trimble’s new two-channel digital video recorder (DVR) will record high-definition video from up to two cameras as part of the company’s Video Intelligence system. Designed with smaller fleets and lighter-duty vehicles in mind, the DVR comes with accessory power cables,

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    Somnum pillows designed with sleepers in mind

    June 19, 2019 1:29PM by

    Lippert Components has unveiled a series of pillows designed specifically for those trying to catch some shuteye in truck sleepers. The somnum pillows are made with a hypoallergenic down-alternative fill, covered in double-stitched 100% cotton with a 350-thread count. In