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    Utility unveils aerodynamic trailer tail

    December 13, 2018 11:20AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Utility Trailer Manufacturing’s new Utility Aerodynamic Tail (UAT) represents the company’s latest step to reduce aerodynamic drag. The unit weighs a mere 25 lb. and is compatible with dry vans and refrigerated trailers with rear swing doors. It’s made with

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    Heavy-duty tire changers from John Bean

    December 11, 2018 10:33AM by johng@newcom.ca

    John Bean has unveiled a series of three heavy-duty tire changers, covering a variety of sizes. The largest option in the range, the 8058, can service up to 58-inch wheels and 95-inch tires. It comes with a wireless control pendant,

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    Galbreath offers lighter-duty cable hoists

    December 11, 2018 10:23AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Galbreath’s new WT-1216/X and WT-2018/X work truck series cable hoists offer a lighter-duty option to the company’s original eight-inch main frame single-axle cable hoists. The end result can meet the needs of users including landscapers, general contractors, and private waste haulers

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    Cardone unveils brake program

    December 11, 2018 10:09AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Cardone Industries is launching a complete heavy-duty brake program that includes air disc calipers, brake pads, rotors, and other accessories for Class 7 and 8 vehicles. While engineered and tested to meet or exceed OE performance, the products will save

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    Freightliner 114SD gets Cummins X12

    December 11, 2018 9:35AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Freightliner’s 114SD can now be spec’d with the lightweight Cummins X12, supporting an array of weight-sensitive vocational applications like concrete mixers, refuse trucks, and auto haulers. Weighing in at 2,050 lb., the engine is about 600 lb. lighter than other

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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