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    Truck manufacturers look to up the voltage on electrical systems

    May 10, 2019 12:00AM by Jim Park

    TORONTO, Ont. — Vehicle electrical engineers are like kids in a sandbox these days. The transition to 48-volt vehicle architecture represents nearly endless potential for improvement in efficiency and functionality of electrical components. It’s almost like starting from scratch — in more ways than one.

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    Mack attacks sulfation with standard battery refresher

    April 11, 2019 12:19PM by John G Smith

    Mack Trucks is adding a battery refresher as a standard feature on all truck models beginning in the second quarter of 2019. The refresher, mounted in the battery box, helps to reduce and reverse the effects of sulfation, giving lead-acid

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    uStart systems now supported by Bluetooth

    March 17, 2019 4:46PM by John G Smith

    Ioxus has unveiled a new Bluetooth interface for its uStart intelligent power management system – a device that incorporates ultracapacitors, microprocessors and other smart power electronics. The connection makes it possible to remotely check battery voltage and uStart status, or

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    Keep Connected: Maintenance tips for electronic and electric truck systems

    November 27, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. — The ever-growing number of sensors and electrical systems mean vehicle components are more interconnected than ever before – adding a layer of complexity to troubleshooting efforts, and requiring a broader approach to diagnostic procedures.

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    Multi-purpose trucks deliver the energy

    September 13, 2018 12:00AM by Eric Berard

    MONTREAL, Que. – Every truck consumes energy when traveling from one destination to the next. But when work trucks arrive on the job site, many of the vehicles also double as powerful tools of the trade. Even when the business

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    Carry That Weight: 5 secrets to spec’ing better liftgates

    June 8, 2018 12:00AM by Jim Park

    TORONTO, Ont. — Much rides on your liftgate spec’ing decision: your cargo, your customers’ satisfaction, and literally, your drivers. Short-spec’ your liftgate and you put all that and more at risk.

    You can buy a liftgate for any vehicle from a pickup truck to a tractor-trailer, and units that can handle weights ranging from 600 to 3,000 kg. They come in various configurations. Some with fold-away platforms and some with sliding platforms…

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    Video: The promise and challenge of electric vehicles

    April 23, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Julie Furber, the executive director of electrification at Cummins, sees promise and limitations when it comes to the electrification of commercial vehicles. “We do believe in the future,” she told a crowd at the recent Canadian Fleet Maintenance Summit. But technologies like batteries will need to continue to evolve.

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    TDG regulations updated

    July 17, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, ON – Canada has published changes to Transportation of Dangerous Goods regulations, more closely aligning them with standards set by the U.S. and the United Nations.

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    Battery technology needs breakthrough for electric vehicle sales to amp up

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    TORONTO — Widespread use of electric vehicles and plugging in, instead of fuelling up, could just be a dream until a breakthrough is made in battery technology.