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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

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    Kalyn Siebert delivers flexibility

    October 9, 2018 10:14AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Kalyn Siebert’s VersaMaxx-EXT 50T HRG trailer can extend from 48 to 53 feet, with a design that can be maneuvered in confined spaces for low-profile, large transport and vehicle recovery in urban areas areas. Features include a 100,000-lb capacity, an

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    Tire monitoring option added to ELD app

    October 5, 2018 11:36AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Blue Ink Technology (BIT) has introduced a new tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) that works in conjunction with its electronic logging device app. Tire pressure is automatically added to a driver vehicle inspection report, based on thresholds set by the

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    A quieter compressor

    October 4, 2018 7:13AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Gardner Denver’s new Hydrovane compressor has been designed for the demands of hybrid-electric and fully electric vehicles, delivering an optimized weight-to-air output ratio. Traditional compressors are heavier and noisier, and rely on a larger-capacity cooling system, the company says. This

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    Intermodal Dash added to FTR’s Intelcast

    October 1, 2018 4:16PM by johng@newcom.ca

    FTR’s new Intermodal Dash, recently added the company’s Intelcast platform, offers users new insights into the intermodal marketplace. Intelcast, which builds on FTR’s Freightcast model for forecasting freight demand, lets subscribers adjust data variables and view results immediately. The resulting

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    Tire cage offers care when adding air

    October 1, 2018 3:53PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Martins’ new heavy-duty Tire Inflation Cages (MIC-6HD) have been unveiled to protect maintenance teams during the tire inflation process. The new cages include six heavy-duty reinforcement bars, a pneumatic safety valve on the cage door, an air hose with lock-on

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    Peterbilt unveils control unit

    September 25, 2018 11:28AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Peterbilt has unveiled a new Vehicle Electrical Control Unit (VECU) to increase functionality and simplify the upfitting process for Model 567 and 579 trucks. Upfitters now enjoy customized settings for PTO operations, multiplex switches to improve diagnostics, and additional safety

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    No engine needed for ComfortPro

    September 25, 2018 9:26AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Carrier Transicold’s ComfortPro electric auxiliary power unit will cool a cab without generating emissions, and also promises one of the longest run times for a battery-powered APU. The unit delivers 7,500 Btu/h of air conditioning for up to 11 hours.

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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