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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-

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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