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    Kenworth upgrades electronics

    October 22, 2018 4:20PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Kenworth has upgraded the vehicle electronics for T680, T880 and W990 trucks with Paccar MX-13 or MX-11 engines. The updates have made it easier to integrate new options into the trucks while also simplifying wiring, providing control system feedback to

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    Centric disc pads designed to perform

    October 18, 2018 4:22PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Centric Parts, a division of APC Automotive Technologies, has unveiled a line of premium performance disc brake pads. Posi Quiet Pro has been designed to address service issues including brake fade, weak braking response, excessive noise, and time-consuming break-in procedures,

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    Remote programming for all Volvo GHG17 engines

    October 17, 2018 9:28AM by johng@newcom.ca

    All Volvo trucks with GHG 2017 engines and factory-installed connectivity hardware are now eligible for software and parameter updates through Volvo’s Remote programming. Remote programming takes less than 20 minutes, the company says. Several parameter packages now allow truck owners

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    Mack updates over-the-air options

    October 17, 2018 9:19AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Mack Trucks has expanded its over-the-air software and vehicle parameter capabilities, offering more updates for those with 2017 GHG Mack engines and factory-installed hardware. Mack Over the Air was launched in February 2017 with updates for powertrain components and vehicle

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    Ridewell updates suspension line

    October 16, 2018 10:19AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Ridewell Suspensions has revised and expanded its 233-20K truck and trailer product lines to include galvanized components, while trailer drum brake models have been given a new cross-channel and hanger design. Also included in the truck suspension family are expanded

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    Tarping system features simplified design

    October 15, 2018 9:46AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Mountain Tarp’s ESR2000, an electric side-to-side lock and roll tarping system, features a heavy-duty electric motor, single-button open and close controls, and a reinforced aluminum front arm with spring assembly. Available in direct drive or with a chain drive motor

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    Synergize integrates LoadDocs

    October 9, 2018 3:26PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Synergize, a document management solution from Microdea, is now integrating Vector’s LoadDocs mobile workflow and proof of deposit capture application. The end result will help transportation companies better capture and manage documents, speed up back-office processes, and get paid faster,

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    T880 stars in video series

    October 9, 2018 10:33AM by johng@newcom.ca

    T880 vocational trucks are the star of a new Body Builder Academy Training video series from Kenworth. The six videos focus on connectivity with Kenworth chassis systems, PTO functions, integrating electronics between the body and truck, and optimizing the driver

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    Kalyn Siebert delivers flexibility

    October 9, 2018 10:14AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Kalyn Siebert’s VersaMaxx-EXT 50T HRG trailer can extend from 48 to 53 feet, with a design that can be maneuvered in confined spaces for low-profile, large transport and vehicle recovery in urban areas areas. Features include a 100,000-lb capacity, an

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    Tire monitoring option added to ELD app

    October 5, 2018 11:36AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Blue Ink Technology (BIT) has introduced a new tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) that works in conjunction with its electronic logging device app. Tire pressure is automatically added to a driver vehicle inspection report, based on thresholds set by the

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    A quieter compressor

    October 4, 2018 7:13AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Gardner Denver’s new Hydrovane compressor has been designed for the demands of hybrid-electric and fully electric vehicles, delivering an optimized weight-to-air output ratio. Traditional compressors are heavier and noisier, and rely on a larger-capacity cooling system, the company says. This

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    Intermodal Dash added to FTR’s Intelcast

    October 1, 2018 4:16PM by johng@newcom.ca

    FTR’s new Intermodal Dash, recently added the company’s Intelcast platform, offers users new insights into the intermodal marketplace. Intelcast, which builds on FTR’s Freightcast model for forecasting freight demand, lets subscribers adjust data variables and view results immediately. The resulting

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    Tire cage offers care when adding air

    October 1, 2018 3:53PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Martins’ new heavy-duty Tire Inflation Cages (MIC-6HD) have been unveiled to protect maintenance teams during the tire inflation process. The new cages include six heavy-duty reinforcement bars, a pneumatic safety valve on the cage door, an air hose with lock-on

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    Peterbilt unveils control unit

    September 25, 2018 11:28AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Peterbilt has unveiled a new Vehicle Electrical Control Unit (VECU) to increase functionality and simplify the upfitting process for Model 567 and 579 trucks. Upfitters now enjoy customized settings for PTO operations, multiplex switches to improve diagnostics, and additional safety

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    No engine needed for ComfortPro

    September 25, 2018 9:26AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Carrier Transicold’s ComfortPro electric auxiliary power unit will cool a cab without generating emissions, and also promises one of the longest run times for a battery-powered APU. The unit delivers 7,500 Btu/h of air conditioning for up to 11 hours.