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    New ratings for MX-13 engines

    October 31, 2018 10:39AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Peterbilt will offer two new ratings of Paccar’s MX-13 engines in the 2019 model year. A multi-torque 455-hp with a torque rating of 1,650 – 1,850 lb.-ft. is joined by a 405-hp model with 1,650 lb.-ft. of torque. When packaged

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    SmartDrive, Geotab create data hub

    October 31, 2018 10:37AM by johng@newcom.ca

    SmartDrive and Geotab are collaborating in a system that will now combine video-based safety and transportation data and telematics – all through a single on-board data collection hub. Described as “one box that powers it all”, the system offers third-party

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    System monitors driver fatigue

    October 31, 2018 10:36AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Electronic logging devices are designed to track hours of service, but Trimble and Pulsar Informatics are using technology to actually monitor driver fatigue through Trimble’s Safety Analytics dashboard. Integrating Pulsar’s Trucking Fatigue Meter, the dashboard will incorporate hours of service

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    Noregon makes third update this year

    October 27, 2018 1:12PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Noregon has updated its JPRO Professional for the third time this year, and also unveiled a new Vehicle Insights Portal (VIP). PRO Professional 2018 v3 builds upon the software’s list of bi-directional tests for medium and heavy-duty vehicles. And that

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    Training based on driver actions

    October 27, 2018 1:01PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Instructional Technologies and Netradyne have teamed up to launch an automated training system with GetGo Transportation, a fleet located in Toledo, Ohio. The system used driver trends based on alerts generated by Netradyne’s Driveri safety program, which are then translated

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    Kenworth unveils new colors, interiors

    October 27, 2018 12:59PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Kenworth T680, T880 and W990 are now available with new color options with both Diamond VIT and Vantage interiors, beginning in the new year. The new colors include a black dash top and updated “hydrographics” accent trim panels. The door

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    Kenworth adds fuel economy package

    October 27, 2018 12:58PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Kenworths are now available with a Paccar powertrain fuel economy package – combining the Paccar MX-13 engine with 405 hp at 1,650 lb-ft of torque, 12-speed automated transmission, 40K tandem rear axle, and enhanced Kenworth predictive cruise control. The MX-13

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    Continental upgrades tire system

    October 27, 2018 12:55PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Continental has updated its ContiConnect digital tire monitoring platform, linking related services directly with fleet operations. New features include the ability to customize tire pressure and temperature thresholds and alerts. For example, the original version of the platform set alerts

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    System cleans trailers in three minutes

    October 25, 2018 10:37AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Istobal has launched its Hw’intrawash in North America, promising to clean a 53-foot trailer in as little as three minutes, or clean and sanitize the unit in six minutes. At the heart of the automated equipment is a pumping system

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    Impact wrench combines power and control

    October 25, 2018 9:46AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Ingersoll Rand’s IQV20 Series W7152 ½-inch cordless impact wrench delivers up to 1,500 foot pounds of torque and 1,000 foot pounds of maximum reverse torque. There are four power and control settings overall. Max power delivers 1,000 foot pounds of

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    Drivewyze integrated into Switchboard app

    October 24, 2018 2:10PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Switchboard is adding Drivewyze weigh station bypass capabilities to its Android-based ELD app. The latest Drivewyze PreClear app offers bypass opportunities at more than 700 weigh station sites in 43 states and provinces, as well as “heads-up” warnings for locations

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    T880S adds factory-installed twin-steer

    October 24, 2018 2:02PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Kenworth is adding a factory-installed twin-steer configuration to its T880S vocational trucks, featuring a set-forward front axle with a 61-inch axle spread to maximize payloads. The truck’s 114-inch BBC allows larger bodies to be installed closer to the cab, the

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    Macks pre-wired for Lytx

    October 24, 2018 1:34PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Mack Trucks is now taking orders for the Lytx DriveCam and Lytx Video Services pre-wire option on LR, TerraPro and Granite models – making it possible to simply plug in a Lytx event recorder. The related feeds can be used

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    LoadHandler unveils brushed alternators

    October 24, 2018 1:31PM by johng@newcom.ca

    LoadHandler Power Products has unveiled a variety of brushed alternators for high power output and high efficiency. The alternators are available in 150-, 160- and 200-amp versions for 12-volt systems. Each drop-in replacement unit is available in J180 and pad-mount

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    Optronics adds plug protector

    October 24, 2018 1:28PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Optronics International is now a master distributor for Connect-to-Protect trailer harness plug protectors. The protectors shield the male end of a trailer’s harness plug when it’s not being used, and the company says it will accommodate 95% of all light-