TORONTO, Ont. — LED lights last much longer than incandescent bulbs and are increasingly popular for trucks and trailers. But there are still maintenance needs to consider.
Ecco is shining the spotlight on three new product lines, and upgrades to two other lighting units.
Optronics International’s LED-based Purilite Light Shield decontaminating light promises to improve air quality and enhance visibility. A proprietary coating on the LEDs generates a stream of negative ions, which binds to inhalable solid particles and liquid droplets, generally 2.5 micrometers […]
FALCONER, N.Y. — Since headlamps are something drivers use every single day, we arranged a test drive with Truck-Lite to see if the LEDs lived up to the billing. Manufacturers like Truck-Lite use all kinds of sensitive instruments to measure […]
Maxxima’s MaxxHeat LED headlamps and stop/tail/turn lights come with a microprocessor that automatically initiates a lens heating systems when ambient temperatures drop below 10 Celsius – helping to prevent the buildup of ice and snow. MaxxHeat comes on 4×6-, […]
ATLANTA, GA – The power of telematics continues to advance, and there are still plenty of opportunities to be realized – especially when it comes to the rolling assets seen in a rearview mirror.
Did you know the time of day can make a difference in whether a lighting problem is a major or minor defect? Editor John G. Smith and Samantha Sarasin, Ontario Ministry of Transportation enforcement officer and provincial Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) instructor, answer these questions and more when stopping at the front of a truck during a CVSA Level 1 inspection.
Editor John G. Smith and Samantha Sarasin, Ontario Ministry of Transportation enforcement officer and provincial Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) instructor, stop at the rear of a trailer during a Level 1 inspection, to discuss the factors that enforcement teams are looking for at this location. Learn about lighting, doors, conspicuity markings, and more.
Well, we’re a couple of tumultuous weeks into the new Trump administration south of the 49th, and it would seem chaos prevails. At least for the moment. With the new President having promised, implicitly and otherwise, something of a war on regulatory controls, some issues with an impact on trucking are up in the air.
Two weeks back I wrote about the inadequacies of headlamps in a newsletter issue entitled Got Enough Light? It seems I struck a chord as there was more than the usual amount of feedback on the subject. You can read that one here but to be brief, I started this way…
I’ve long held that North American headlight standards are inherently dangerous because they don’t allow brightness levels to match the speeds we travel. It’s just too easy to over-drive your lights, meaning you don’t see obstructions like stalled cars or animals or — may all the gods forbid — pedestrians in the way until you’re past the point of being able to stop in time. Even back in the 1950s when cars and certainly trucks were much slower, this held true. In fact it was worse.
FALCONER, NY – Truck-Lite Co. has announced it is being purchased by an affiliate of Koch Equity Development LLC and BDT Capital Partners LLC and will partner with Penske Corp. The move will allow the commercial vehicle and filtration systems provider, owned by Penske and funds affiliated with the private investment firm Kelso & Company, to relinquish its majority control, while allowing Truck-Lite to expand with new products and services, according to a news release.
Trucks can have as many as a dozen electronic control modules. Are you maintaining yours as you should be?
WATERLOO, ON — For the third time in 16 years, Grote Electronics, a division of Grote Industries, has moved to a larger facility.