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    New rotating electrics

    September 5, 2018 9:52AM by johng@newcom.ca

    LoadHandler Power Products has expanded its lineup of rotating electrical products to include the L39 gear-reduction and L42 direct-drive heavy-duty models. Each is promised to offer an OE-like fit. The L39 12- and 24-volt gear reduction starters fit engines up

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    Picture — and capture — the heat

    August 23, 2018 1:50PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Snap-on’s Diagnostic Thermal Imager Elite uses infrared technology to reveal heat caused by friction, electrical resistance, pressure changes and more – helping to track down vehicle faults more quickly. With 4,800 distinct temperature zones, the tool can show temperatures up

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    Snap-on socket redesigned

    August 23, 2018 1:45PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Snap-on’s Flank Drive Xtra (FDX) socket system is the company’s first redesigned socket since unveiling the Flank Drive system in 1965. The new design grips fasteners further off the corners, and offers up to 25% more strength than the Flank

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    Say hello to BlueParrot

    August 23, 2018 9:58AM by johng@newcom.ca

    BlueParrott has unveiled a voice-controlled over-the-head headset, promising a hands-free Bluetooth user experience that offers access to Google Assistant or Siri without touching a button. All users need to do is say, “Hello BlueParrott” to begin the process. The B550-XT

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    Kenworth offers near-zero NOx engine

    August 22, 2018 4:54PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Kenworth continues to expand the offerings that will run on natural gas, with T680, T880 and T880S trucks now available with Cummins Westport ISX12N near-zero-NOx emissions natural gas engines. The ISX12N meets the California Air Resources Board’s optional low-NOx standard

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    Rockland aquires an Edge

    August 20, 2018 1:44PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Rockland Manufacturing now holds the manufacturing and distribution rights for the SnowEdge, a device that mounts on a telehandler or wheel loader to clear snow and ice from trailer roofs. The system was designed by Canadian inventor Mark Irwin. Three

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    Centric unveils air disc brake line-up

    August 20, 2018 1:42PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Centric Parts, a division of APC Automotive Technologies, has unveiled a new air disc brake program for Class 7 and 8 vehicles. The offerings include air disc brake pads, rotors and repair kits for all makes. The pads are available

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    Kenworth makes natural decision

    August 10, 2018 2:43PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Kenworth T680, T880 and T880S trucks are now available with Cummins Westport L9N natural gas engines. The engines can generate “near zero” levels of NOx, emitting just 0.02 g/bhp-hr ‒ 90% less than the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) NOx limit

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    Ancra unveils X-Treme Grip chains

    August 9, 2018 11:58AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Ancra Cargo’s X-Treme Grip tire chains have been unveiled in v-bar, stud, and square-link options for those who are heading through punishing layers of ice and snow. The V-bar chains have a plated silver zinc finish for frozen roads. Heavy-duty

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    Giti goes wide

    August 9, 2018 11:44AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Giti Tire (USA) has unveiled the GDL633 FS ultra-wide-base tire for drive axles and the GTL933 FS ultra-wide base tire for trailers in longhaul applications. Both models of the SmartWay-verified offerings are available in the 445/50R22.5 size. Promoted features on

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    Atro helps with Hendrickson HN rebuilds

    August 7, 2018 4:32PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Atro Engineered Systems has unveiled a Hendrickson HN Suspension Rebuild Kit. The Hendrickson HN walking beam suspension features a bar pin end bushing, and the traditional center bushing is replaced by two large bolster springs per side. ATRO’s new KT50-25004

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    Forward Thinking updates FleetCam

    August 7, 2018 4:13PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Forward Thinking Systems’ FleetCam 2.0 supports up to four camera angles per vehicle, with recent updates including improved livestreaming and historical video downloads so users don’t need to pull vehicles off the road to access footage. Video is streamed and

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    Bridgestone unveils drive tire

    August 7, 2018 3:39PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Bridgestone Americas has unveiled the Firestone FD711 drive tire to support high-scrub and high-traction applications. The latest offering delivers a solid grip, long wear, and enhanced retreading capabilities, the company says. It’s recommended for applications including long- and regional-haul service, pickup

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    A French inspection course? Oui.

    August 7, 2018 11:59AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Carriers Edge now offers a French version of its course on Canada’s vehicle inspection regulations, as well as French and English versions of a new course specific to the rules that govern Quebec-plated vehicles. The company now offers more then

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    Online cannabis course launched

    August 7, 2018 10:44AM by johng@newcom.ca

    The Nova Scotia Trucking Safety Association (NSTSA) has unveiled a new online course covering cannabis and workplace safety, as employers prepare for the legalization of recreational marijuana. The content covers issues including impairment, duty to accommodate, employer obligations, employee rights