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Maintenance eased with ComfortPro APU updates
July 17, 2018
Carrier Transicold has updated its ComfortPro diesel-powered auxiliary power units (APUs), reducing maintenance demands and doubling service intervals. A tensioner...
T680 gets standard Jost fifth wheel
July 13, 2018
Kenworth T680 on-highway trucks now come standard with the Jost JSK37USB fifth wheel. The fifth wheel actually has just four...
Wingman Fusion now standard on T680
July 10, 2018
Kenworth’s T680 on-highway tractors will now come standard with the Bendix Wingman Fusion advanced driver assistance system. The system combines...
Lasers, cameras measure cargo
July 9, 2018
Spireon’s FleetLocate Cargo Sensor combines optical imaging and laser time of flight to show how much cargo is sitting in...
Light bar lineup expanded
June 26, 2018
Optronics International has introduced five new LED light bars, adding to three versions already in the product lineup. The new...
LED headlight designed for plows
June 25, 2018
JW Speaker has updated its Model 9800 5×11 LED headlight for municipal trucks involved in snow and ice removal. The...
Bearings and seals for Meritor, Dana axles
June 21, 2018
Meritor has launched 20 bearing and seal kits and 70 individual bearings to cover popular Meritor and Dana axles –...
Alliance scale weighs in motion
June 12, 2018
Alliance Scale’s new axleWeigh-in-Motion truck scale will dynamically weigh each axle and print a receipt with individual axle weights and...
10-ton lift for shops with low ceilings
June 1, 2018
Mahle has unveiled the ShopPro CWL-10 air-operated midrise 10-ton commercial wheel lift, suited for shops with low ceiling heights. With...
Walter unveils Ironman grinders
May 24, 2018
Walter Surface Technologies’ Ironman and Ironman PS heavy-duty grinders have been unveiled with several features to support strenuous, prolonged use....
Don’t let the sun shine in
May 9, 2018
Annoyed by the glare of the setting or rising sun that can’t be blocked by a traditional visor? TuckVisor is...
E-smart offers a smarter speed limiter
May 3, 2018
Transtex has unveiled a new generation of speed limiter with E-smart, a GPS-based device that sets maximum speeds based on...
No hasp, but locked tight
May 2, 2018
National Fleet Products’ UFO+ Lock for rear and side vehicle doors will automatically lock when closed, and its dome-like shape...
Second generation of MirrorCam released
April 30, 2018
PeopleNet’s hood-mounted MirrorCam is a spot mirror with a built-in camera that offers added perspective around a truck’s blindspots. The...
Muncie Start reduces PTO startup torques
April 27, 2018
Muncie Power Products’ new Muncie Start option reduces the startup torques for high-intertia loads, allowing for PTOs to smoothly engage...
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