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    Kenworth makes natural decision

    August 10, 2018 2:43PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Kenworth T680, T880 and T880S trucks are now available with Cummins Westport L9N natural gas engines. The engines can generate “near zero” levels of NOx, emitting just 0.02 g/bhp-hr ‒ 90% less than the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) NOx limit

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    Ancra unveils X-Treme Grip chains

    August 9, 2018 11:58AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Ancra Cargo’s X-Treme Grip tire chains have been unveiled in v-bar, stud, and square-link options for those who are heading through punishing layers of ice and snow. The V-bar chains have a plated silver zinc finish for frozen roads. Heavy-duty

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    Giti goes wide

    August 9, 2018 11:44AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Giti Tire (USA) has unveiled the GDL633 FS ultra-wide-base tire for drive axles and the GTL933 FS ultra-wide base tire for trailers in longhaul applications. Both models of the SmartWay-verified offerings are available in the 445/50R22.5 size. Promoted features on

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    Atro helps with Hendrickson HN rebuilds

    August 7, 2018 4:32PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Atro Engineered Systems has unveiled a Hendrickson HN Suspension Rebuild Kit. The Hendrickson HN walking beam suspension features a bar pin end bushing, and the traditional center bushing is replaced by two large bolster springs per side. ATRO’s new KT50-25004

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    Forward Thinking updates FleetCam

    August 7, 2018 4:13PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Forward Thinking Systems’ FleetCam 2.0 supports up to four camera angles per vehicle, with recent updates including improved livestreaming and historical video downloads so users don’t need to pull vehicles off the road to access footage. Video is streamed and

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    Bridgestone unveils drive tire

    August 7, 2018 3:39PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Bridgestone Americas has unveiled the Firestone FD711 drive tire to support high-scrub and high-traction applications. The latest offering delivers a solid grip, long wear, and enhanced retreading capabilities, the company says. It’s recommended for applications including long- and regional-haul service, pickup

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    A French inspection course? Oui.

    August 7, 2018 11:59AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Carriers Edge now offers a French version of its course on Canada’s vehicle inspection regulations, as well as French and English versions of a new course specific to the rules that govern Quebec-plated vehicles. The company now offers more then

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    Online cannabis course launched

    August 7, 2018 10:44AM by johng@newcom.ca

    The Nova Scotia Trucking Safety Association (NSTSA) has unveiled a new online course covering cannabis and workplace safety, as employers prepare for the legalization of recreational marijuana. The content covers issues including impairment, duty to accommodate, employer obligations, employee rights

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    Fairbanks combines weight, moisture

    August 7, 2018 9:28AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Fairbanks Scales has integrated its FM2558 instrument with the Perten AM 5200-A grain moisture tester, delivering weight and test information on the same scale ticket. Related data is also stored in the transaction record and can be exported. The devices

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    Toyo launches pair of super singles

    August 7, 2018 9:19AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Toyo Tire has launched a pair of super-single tires – the Nanoenergy M675 longhaul drive tire and M175 longhaul trailer tire – that are among the most fuel-efficient offerings in the company’s lineup. Each model features a low-rolling-resistance tread compound

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    Rand McNally combines headphones, headset

    August 1, 2018 1:45PM by johng@newcom.ca

      Rand McNally has combined a premium stereo headphone and noise-canceling mono headset in the ClearDryve 200 headphones. The wireless stereo headphones offer rich and clear sound, the company says. Just remove an ear cup and position the boom microphone,

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    Amsoil updates gear oil packaging

    August 1, 2018 1:40PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Amsoil already offers gear lube, but by changing the packaging it is making installations easier. The Amsoil Severe Gear Easy-Pack is flexible, helping to access fill holes in confined spaces. The end result leaves less waste than traditional quart-sized containers,

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    Many options with SingleViu gauges

    August 1, 2018 1:31PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Continental has unveiled a new line of round instruments for use in on-highway and off-highway applications. The VDO SingleViu instrument series features a dual input for digital CAN bus signals as well as analog signals. It comes in 74 variations

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    ‘Extreme’ starter for medium-duty engines

    July 31, 2018 2:59PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Medium-duty truck owners now have access to a new 12-volt, 4.5kW replacement starter from Leece Neville Heavy Duty Systems – the PowerPro Extreme 5. The motors support six- to 10-liter engines used in construction, fire and rescue, pickup and delivery,

  • Product Mobile and IT

    PeopleNet unveils new fixed-mount display

    July 26, 2018 4:21PM by Truck News

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – A new display unit from PeopleNet is boasting rugged features and access to third-party applications through the Android platform. The PeopleNet Display.5 (PD.5) gives customers the option to implement what zthe company is calling a ruggedized display