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    Geotab’s app locks your smartphone — for a reason

    September 24, 2018 10:17AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Geotab is fighting distracted driving with a new SafeRide app in the Geotab Marketplace, locking out phones and their screens when someone is driving. Incoming alerts are muted as well. The option was revealed along with Geotab’s Both Sides of

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    BigRoad app offers personalized touch

    September 24, 2018 10:06AM by johng@newcom.ca

    BigRoad Freight is now offering users access to personalized load boards, load searching and truck posting within the BigRoad app. The new load board – dubbed BigRoad Freight 2.0 — includes a curated list of the top 10 loads, personalized

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    Quantums cleared for Canada

    September 21, 2018 1:31PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Transport Canada has granted a Canadian Equivalency Certificate to Quantum Fuel Systems’ virtual pipeline trailers, allow them to be registered and used in Canada. The compressed natural gas (CNG) cylinders are approved in accordance with TC-SU-5931, which is based on ISO11119-3.2 and BS 3.3.9, TC-3FCM, CAN/CSA

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    Meritor axles ready for extreme duty

    September 21, 2018 12:17PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Meritor is supporting severe-duty applications with the new MX-610 front drive axle and MZ-610 tridem rear axle. The MZ-610 tridem offers wide-ranging axle ratings and a high ground clearance as well as a gross axle weight rating of 60 tons

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    Meritor’s Elsa brakes go hydraulic

    September 21, 2018 12:06PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Meritor is offering optional hydraulic actuation on all ELSA disc brakes for applications that require hydraulic disc brake variants. The traditional mechanical, pneumatically operated brake housing is replaced by a hydraulic single- or twin-piston variant. The bridge, carrier and slide

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    Isaac integrates Drivewyze PreClear

    September 21, 2018 11:57AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Isaac Instruments has integrated the Drivewyze PreClear weigh station bypass service, which supports more than 700 weigh stations and inspection sites stretching across the U.S. and into Alberta. Drivers will now receive an alert on their Isaac tablets, indicating whether

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    Driver referral app launches Nov. 1

    September 21, 2018 9:55AM by johng@newcom.ca

    NAL Insurance is launching a new app for its fleet clients, managing the payments for driver referrals. The Benefits App offers one-touch referrals via text message and email. Once a referral is made, the details are sent to a fleet’s

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    Ridewell unveils short track axles

    September 14, 2018 7:32PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Ridewell Suspensions has released a new series of short track axles that can easily be configured with automatic tire inflation systems.  This shorter series axle comes with a .75-inch wall thickness and track widths between 28 and 42 inches. The

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    P600 options unveiled

    September 14, 2018 4:19PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Meritor’s P600 planetary axles are now available with optional five-planet wheel-ends and can now be configured for use with central tire inflation systems. The optional five-planet wheel ends allow a 20% higher gross combined axle weight rating (GCWR) when compared

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    Flexible disc for aluminum work

    September 13, 2018 4:00PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Those who need to work with heat-sensitive metals such as aluminum and other non-ferrous alloys now have access to the Enduo-Flex ALU flap disc for aluminum blending and finishing. Offered through Walter Surface Technologies, the discs are free of iron,

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    LED lights heat it up

    September 13, 2018 3:52PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Maxxima’s MaxxHeat LED headlamps and stop/tail/turn lights come with a microprocessor that automatically initiates a lens heating systems when ambient temperatures drop below 10 Celsius – helping to prevent the buildup of ice and snow.   MaxxHeat comes on 4×6-,

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    Cooling comfort from Phillips & Temro

    September 13, 2018 11:56AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Phillips & Temro Industries’ new Idle Free Series 5000 eAPU is a high-capacity-cooling electric auxiliary power unit for those who are traveling in hot climates. A compressor and wall-mounted evaporator combine to deliver more than 300 cfm of air, and

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    Trimble updates, enhances offerings

    September 11, 2018 1:49PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Trimble Transportation has unveiled a host of updates and enhancements to its tech offerings, all released during its in.sight User Conference. Fuel TMS and TMW Go! Fuel The Fuel TMS module has been enhanced for those who carry bulk fuel,

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    John Bean releases balancer

    September 6, 2018 9:46AM by johng@newcom.ca

    The John Bean 9800 heavy-duty wheel balancing system will bring a sense of balance to truck, bus, RV and automobile wheel and tire assemblies. Capable of handling wheels from 12-24.5 inches in size, including super-single tires, the model comes with

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    Rugged tablets for rugged workplaces

    September 5, 2018 9:57AM by johng@newcom.ca

    MobileDemand’s new xTablet T1540 is designed for the workplace, with an Intel Quad Core Z8350 processors, Microsoft Windows 10, and a rugged construction. Weighing in at about 2.5 lb., the unit comes with a hand strap and briefcase-style handle, and