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    Cargo sensor combines lasers, camera

    July 9, 2018 12:55PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Spireon’s FleetLocate Cargo Sensor combines optical imaging and laser time of flight to show how much cargo is sitting in a trailer. Traditional ultrasonic sensors can be affected by conditions such as temperature, humidity and cargo type – as well

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    T680 goes all disc

    July 9, 2018 10:25AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Kenworth T680s will now come equipped with Bendix ADB22X air disc brakes on all axles, rather than the steer axles alone. At highway speeds, a tractor with disc brakes on every axle will stop about 15 feet sooner than one

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    902L tire now in new size

    July 2, 2018 2:01PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Yokohama Tire’s max-mileage 902L ultra-wide-base longhaul/regional drive tire is now available in a 455/55R22.5 size. It also comes in a 445/50R22.5. Features of the tire include a 27/32 tread depth to support traction and tread life, and an eight-rib block

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    You can now get Giti tires

    June 29, 2018 9:47AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Giti Tire commercial offerings are rolling into North America, with a lineup of longhaul, regional, urban/light-duty and mixed-service products. Pronounced “G-T”, the Singapore-based company already offers original equipment commercial tires to more than 300 truck and bus models around the

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    T680 get front and rear discs

    June 28, 2018 1:19PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Bendix ADB22X rear air disc brakes are now standard on Kenworth T680 on-highway tractors, adding to their existing standard position on front axles. Brake features include a two-pin floating caliper design that distributes consistent braking forces. And disc brakes also

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    Kenworth T680 gets predictive cruise

    June 28, 2018 12:15PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Kenworth’s predictive cruise control system will become a standard offering on T680 trucks as of July 1. The system combines GPS data and cruise control to improve fuel economy. As the truck ascends and crests a hill, vehicle speed will

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    Peterbilt 579 combined with Fusion

    June 28, 2018 12:05PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Bendix Wingman Fusion is now a standard offering on Peterbilt’s 579. Combining camera, radar and braking system, Fusion effectively acts like a driver’s second set of eyes. When necessary it issues alerts, reduces the throttle, and even applies the brakes.

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    Women in Trucking ideas emerge in Peterbilts

    June 28, 2018 11:56AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Peterbilt has introduced a new alert switch and pass-through seat for the Model 567 and 579 trucks, each designed after feedback from groups like the Women in Trucking Association. The alert switch on the sleeper control button is much like

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    Paccar MX-11 gets Paccar transmission

    June 28, 2018 11:48AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Paccar MX-11 engines are now available with the company’s proprietary 12-speed automated transmission. Features of the transmission include 1.2-million-km oil drain intervals and a high power-to-weight ratio, Peterbilt says. The end result is also reported to be strong drivability and

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    BYD trucks cleared for Canada

    June 27, 2018 11:24AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Canadians now have access to battery-electric trucks from Build Your Dreams (BYD) Canada, with Transport Canada confirming they comply with Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations and Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. BYD trucks can be imported for applications including municipal

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    Bendix discs standard on HV, HX

    June 27, 2018 10:14AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Bendix ADB22X air disc brakes are now standard equipment on International’s HV and HX Series trucks, used for severe-service applications. The lineups include the HV507, HV607, HV513, and HV613, as well as the HX515, HX520, HX615, and HX620 models. The

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    Optronics expands light bar line

    June 27, 2018 10:12AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Optronics International has introduced five new LED light bars, adding to three versions already in the product lineup. The new lamps include a pair of three-inch cubes, a nine-inch bar, a 30-inch bar with supplemental turn functions, and a 52-inch

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    Air-Defense Swinger gladhand incorporates filter

    June 27, 2018 10:05AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Phillips Industries has combined its Air-Defense System and a swinger gladhand, creating a new generation of in-line air brake system filtration products known as the Air-Defense Swinger System. A replaceable Quick-Change Cartridge keeps the trailer air lines free of debris

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    Samsung unveils rugged tablet

    June 27, 2018 9:53AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Samsung’s rugged Galaxy Tab Active2 tablet is designed to offer computing power in hot or cold temperatures and wet environments. The unit is certified to MIL-STD-810, the military standard for durability in the face of excessive pressure, temperatures, vibrations and

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    Plow headlights designed to stay clear

    June 25, 2018 3:33PM by johng@newcom.ca

    JW Speaker has updated its Model 9800 5×11 LED headlight for municipal trucks involved in snow and ice removal. The new Model 9800 HS is designed specifically for heavy-duty trucks that plow highways at higher speeds, and is also ideal