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How to keep your truck lights shining

September 3, 2019 by John Smith

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.

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Ecco shines spotlight on new lighting

August 26, 2019 by John Smith

Ecco is shining the spotlight on three new product lines, and upgrades to two other lighting units.

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Optronics LED helps to clear the air

February 26, 2019 by John Smith

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 […]

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A night and day difference in truck lighting

November 15, 2018 by John Smith

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 […]

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Maxxima heats LED lamps

September 13, 2018 by John Smith

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-, […]

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Utility symposium explores power of trailer data

September 28, 2017 by John Smith

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.

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Ep 5: The Front of the Truck

June 9, 2017 by John Smith

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.

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Ep 11: Trailer Rear

June 9, 2017 by John Smith

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.

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What does Trump mean to us?

February 9, 2017 Rolf Lockwood

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.

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Headlights Once Again

January 27, 2017 johng@newcom.ca

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…

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Got Enough Light?

January 12, 2017 Rolf Lockwood

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.

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Truck-Lite Purchased, Penske Relinquishes Majority Interest

September 28, 2015 by sehui

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.

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GROTE CATALOG

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Grote releases 266-page 2009 product catalog

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Wired, Totally

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Trucks can have as many as a dozen electronic control modules. Are you maintaining yours as you should be?

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Wired, Totally

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Trucks can have as many as a dozen electronic control modules. Are you maintaining yours as you should be?