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Ep 7: The Fuel Tank

June 9, 2017 by John Smith

Every driver needs to monitor their fuel, but they also need to keep a watchful eye on fuel and DEF tanks. Editor John G. Smith and Samantha Sarasin, Ontario Ministry of Transportation enforcement officer and provincial Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) instructor, explore what inspectors are looking for when they visit fuel tanks, steps, and air system gladhands.

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Ep 17: Tractor Protection Valve

June 9, 2017 by John Smith

Do you know why a tractor-trailer is equipped with a tractor protection valve? And do you know how enforcement teams will inspect it? Editor John G. Smith and Samantha Sarasin, Ontario Ministry of Transportation enforcement officer and provincial Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) instructor, explore the related steps.

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INTENTIONAL BLOWOUT

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Late winter’s not a bad time to ensure that your air lines, valves, and chambers are clean.

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COMPOSITE AIR TANK

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

It’s not quite ready for market, but you could be a beta-tester

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BALANCED PLUMBING

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Preserving brake “balance” is never more critical than in the winter months when ice and snow multiply the hazards of uneven braking.

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Oil Separator from Chicago Rawhide

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Chicago Rawhide has introduced an internal oil separator as an accessory for its Turbo-2000 and HD-2000 Brakemaster air dryers.

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Fit to be dry: CR’s dual air dryer

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Sometimes, once is not enough. That’s the rationale behind Chicago Rawhide’s Dual Turbo-2000 Air Dryer. It’s for applications where you need more than single air dryer-refuse truck

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SWING-AWAY/SHUT-OFF GLADHAND

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Sloan introduces the industry’s first combination swing-away/shut-off gladhand.

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PHILLIPS GLADHAND FILTER SCREENS

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Phillips Industries has updated its gladhand filter screens to stop smaller particles from entering the truck’s air system.

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IMPROVED GLADHAND SEAL

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Phillips gives its gladhand seal integrated dust flaps.

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AIR-DRYER CARTRIDGE

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

New Haldex cartridge removes more than 99% of contaminants.