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Top 10: The memorable trucking products of 2018

December 19, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. — The process of picking the top products for a year can be like being asked to pick your favorite child. No matter what choice is made, some feelings are going to be hurt. But hey, maybe one of the kids is a scholar or a star athlete. Would it be wrong to sing their praises?

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Top 10 Products of 2018: Cummins X12

December 17, 2018 by John Smith

The Cummins X12’s 11.8-liter displacement puts it smack in the middle of medium-bore engines, but the ratings for horsepower and torque place it in the range of what some people might expect from a 13-liter engine. It weighs in at […]

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Top 10 Products of 2018: Updated Bendix Wingman Fusion

December 17, 2018 by John Smith

The days of collision mitigation systems being seen as a gadget are fading away. Some fleets won’t even contract owner-operators unless the trucks are equipped with them. Bendix has built on its Wingman Fusion system with software updates that will […]

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Top 10 Products of 2018: Valvoline Premium Blue One Solution 9200

December 17, 2018 by John Smith

Oil formulas include exacting chemistry. Valvoline’s Premium Blue One Solution 9200 offers a single bottle that will meet the needs of natural gas, diesel, or gasoline engines. Developed with Cummins Westport, the formula meets CK-4 standards for diesel, SN standards […]

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Top 10 Products of 2018: Stemco Trifecta hub assembly

December 17, 2018 by John Smith

Stemco’s Trifecta Pre-Adjusted Hub Assembly, developed with Webb Wheel Products, is designed to install with ease. It features the Discover XR (extreme runtime) wheel seal with GlideLock technology, which is self-locking and doesn’t require a pre-lube. Combining the seal with […]

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Top 10 Products of 2018: Volvo Xceed

December 17, 2018 by John Smith

Significant fuel economy gains are becoming tougher to realize through individual products. Combine this reality with unique operating needs and fuel-focused fleets can find it difficult to make the best spec’ing decisions to maximize their ROI. Volvo is answering this […]

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Top 10 Products of 2018: Istobal Hw’intrawash

December 17, 2018 by John Smith

Trailer interiors can get pretty grimy depending on the freight being hauled, and not everyone is anxious to head inside with a power washer. Istobal has addressed the challenges with its Hw’intrawash, which promises to clean a 53-foot trailer in […]

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Top 10 Products of 2018: Snap-on Flank Drive Xtra (FDX)

December 17, 2018 by John Smith

Snap-on’s Flank Drive Xtra (FDX) socket system represents the company’s first redesigned socket since it unveiled the Flank Drive system itself in 1965. The new design grips fasteners further off the corners and offers up to 25% more strength than […]

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Top 10 Products of 2018: Michelin Energy Guard

December 17, 2018 by John Smith

Sometimes the whole is greater than the sum of its individual parts. In this spirit, Michelin unveiled a fuel economy package – and it didn’t even include tires as part of the equation. The Energy Guard aerodynamic system includes a […]