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    SAF-Holland SMAR-te Tire Pilot: Top 10 of 2019

    December 17, 2019 12:00AM by John G Smith

    SAF-Holland SMART-te Tire Pilot dynamically adjusts tire pressure based on the axle weight. In other words, a tire on a loaded trailer could be run at 100 psi, and drop to 70 psi when the trailer is empty.

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    Detroit Assurance 5.0: Top 10 of 2019

    December 17, 2019 12:00AM by John G Smith

    The new Detroit Assurance 5.0 suite of safety systems can adjust and resume cruise control in stop-and-go traffic, apply full brakes when detecting moving pedestrians, warn drivers about vehicles sitting in their blind spots, and even help a Freightliner Cascadia track down the middle of its lane.

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    Link ROI Cabmate: Top 10 of 2019

    December 17, 2019 12:00AM by John G Smith

    Link Mfg.’s ROI Cabmate semi-active suspension draws data from an accelerometer that monitors cab motion, and a position sensor that tracks the cab’s position and velocity relative to the frame.

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    Volvo Dynamic Steering: Top 10 of 2019

    December 17, 2019 12:00AM by John G Smith

    The electric-over-hydraulic steering support of Volvo Dynamic Steering will lessen steering effort by up to 85% at low speeds, but maintain a stiffer feel on the open highway. It all draws on an electric motor on top of the hydraulic steering gear to deliver extra torque as needed, and absorbs steering wheel torque originating at the wheels.

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    Rocketail Wing: Top 10 of 2019

    December 17, 2019 12:00AM by John G Smith

    The Rocketail Wing promises to save 8.42 liters of fuel per 1,000 km by smoothing out the rearward flow of air behind the trailer, while also producing lift like the wing on an aircraft.

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    McLaren rolls out new door roller

    December 16, 2019 9:06AM by John G Smith

    McLaren Doors has unveiled a new two-inch nylon roller that uses a 6200ZZ stainless steel bearing and four-inch stainless steel shank – promising that it is stronger and will last longer than its predecessor.

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    McLaren unveils better door roller

    December 16, 2019 12:00AM by John G Smith

    McLaren Doors has unveiled a new two-inch nylon roller that uses a 6200ZZ stainless steel bearing and four-inch stainless steel shank – promising that it is stronger and will last longer than its predecessor.

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    Move a trailer without a truck

    December 12, 2019 10:40AM by John G Smith

    Shunt trucks aren’t the only things that can move trailers around a yard or shop. The V-Move XXL 25t is an entry-level walk-along semi-trailer mover powered by batteries and designed to move empty equipment.

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    Pull trailers by hand with a V-Move

    December 12, 2019 12:00AM by John G Smith

    Shunt trucks aren’t the only things that can move trailers around a yard or shop. The V-Move XXL 25t is an entry-level walk-along semi-trailer mover powered by batteries and designed to move empty equipment.

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    Paragon route software now on Geotab Marketplace

    December 9, 2019 9:54AM by John G Smith

    Paragon Software System’s route optimization software is now available through the Geotab Marketplace.

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    Paragon route software on Geotab Marketplace

    December 9, 2019 12:00AM by John G Smith

    Paragon Software System’s route optimization software is now available through the Geotab marketplace.

    With the announcement, the software users will be able to view Geotab’s vehicle telematics data, making it possible to compare planned routes versus actual route performance in real time. This means dispatchers, customer service teams, and route planners will be able to alert customers about issues or adjust schedules, the company says.

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    Yokohama 114R UWB to replace RY407

    December 5, 2019 3:55PM by John G Smith

    Yokohama Tire has unveiled a new regional haul trailer tire, the 114R ultra wide-base (UWB) model, replacing the RY407 model.

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    Yokohama unveils regional haul trailer tire

    December 5, 2019 12:00AM by John G Smith

    Yokohama Tire has unveiled a new regional haul trailer tire, the 114R ultra wide-base (UWB) model, replacing the RY407 model.

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    Omnitracs unveils cloud-based planner

    December 4, 2019 9:22AM by John G Smith

    Omnitracs’ new strategic planner offers a cloud-based tool to view and optimize fleet operations.

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    Omnitracs unveils cloud-based planner

    December 4, 2019 12:00AM by John G Smith

    Omnitracs’ new strategic planner offers a cloud-based tool to view and optimize fleet operations.