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    Volvo expands workstation availability

    February 11, 2019 2:41PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Drivers who work the wheels of select Volvo trucks will soon have the option of a new space to work within the sleeper. The VNL 760 and 740 tractors, along with the VNX 740, can now be equipped with a

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    Dana launches TCO calculator

    February 8, 2019 10:05AM by Truck News

    Dana has produced a total cost of ownership calculator, which will help fleets run cost comparisons between diesel and full-electric powertrain options. The calculator requires minimal input and includes visual prompts for simple navigation, the company says. Users can input

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    Bandag drive tire built for severe service

    February 5, 2019 9:51AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Bridgestone has unveiled the Bandag BLSS retread for fleets that drive in on- and off-road conditions. The drive tire incorporates a tread compound that’s been formulated to resist cutting and chipping and support tread life as well. Other features include

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    Rocketail Wing trailer fairing enhances airflow

    January 31, 2019 7:03PM by johng@newcom.ca

    The Rocketail Wing system is a SmartWay-certified rear trailer fairing that its makers say will save 8.42 liters of fuel per 1,000 km. The airfoil design is said to redirect rearward airflow behind the trailer while also producing lift –

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    Fender bracket kit for Watson Chalin axle

    January 31, 2019 4:16PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Minimizer has a new steerable axle fender bracket kit for those with a Watson Chalin SL20K-2065 axle. The axle design itself is fairly new, but Minimizer said it was already receiving requests for a kit that would work. The new

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    Wabco remans trailer ABS, steering gears

    January 31, 2019 3:00PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Wabco has introduced remanufactured versions of its Easy-Stop trailer ABS systems, as well as steering gears. The ABS is available in one- and two-modulator configurations with the options that will help keep wheels from locking up, and avoiding excessive tire

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    Meritor expands Euclid suspension portfolio

    January 31, 2019 2:21PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Meritor has expanded the OEM suspension portfolio through its Euclid brand, including more than 1,450 parts that cover multiple applications. Included in the product mix are more than 350 parts for Hutch suspensions, more than 550 parts covering Hendrickson truck,

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    ReadySet, no ream required with king pin kits

    January 31, 2019 2:18PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Meritor’s ReadySet No-Ream King Pin Kits have been launched through www.MeritorPartsXpress.com to make it easier to find a pin kit for major axle applications. Through the launch the company now offers a full portfolio covering multiple pin diameters and lengths.

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    Meritor expands air disc portfolio

    January 31, 2019 2:16PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Meritor has added caliper and brake pad offerings to its expanding air disc brake aftermarket portfolio. The new remanufactured caliper for ADB22x applications enhance a portfolio that includes calipers for SN7 and SB7 applications, while the additional brake pads expand

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    WABCO offers retrofit safety systems

    January 31, 2019 2:12PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Wabco is ensuring advanced safety systems are not limited to the newest equipment off an assembly line. OnSide and OnGuardActive systems are now both available as retrofit kits, introducing collision-mitigation technology onto existing trucks. OnSide Blind Spot Detection uses radar

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    Landing gear get added protection

    January 31, 2019 2:10PM by johng@newcom.ca

    SAF-Holland has unveiled a new layer of protection for landing gear in the form of the purpose-made True Lube grease. Operating temperatures range from -40 to 65 Celsius to help ensure smooth cranking. Compared to previous greases, this formula better

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    Pintle hook design delivers the strength

    January 31, 2019 2:07PM by johng@newcom.ca

    When it comes to a pintle hook, much of the strength comes through the choice of materials. SAF-Holland’s new PH-405 pintle hook features an austenitic manganese steel body that supports wear resistance. It “work hardens” at the contact surfaces with

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    Fras-le expands brake lineup

    January 31, 2019 2:05PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Fras-le has expanded its lineup of hydraulic brake pads and added a new value-priced friction material called durbloc into the mix. Pins and other features in a related Mechanical Retention System (MRS) have been designed to help keep water from

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    Gladhand filter helps clear your air

    January 31, 2019 2:02PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Tramec Sloan has introduced a new gladhand that will help take care of your air. Integrated Filter Gladhands, as the name implies, incorporate a serviceable inline filter in their bodies to keep debris out of the air system. No separate

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    Mirror, camera integrated into single unit

    January 31, 2019 2:00PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Velvac’s LaneOptics Mirror Cam integrates a color camera to help enhance visibility in traditional blind spots. The 50-square-inch mirror incorporates the camera in the upper corner, delivering a 73.7-degree field of view. The lens is also pre-positioned. Once the mirror