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HGV technology supplier acquires aerodynamic specialist

WABCO acquisition of Laydon Composites brings commercial vehicle aerodynamic product coverage into global Heavy Goods Vehicle markets. WABCO has acquired Laydon Composites (LCL), a manufacturer of aerodynamic devices for heavy-duty trucks and trailers. LCL generated revenues of approximately CAD$25 million …

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Windscreen elements for de-icing wiper blades

The cold weather package on the latest Ford Escape models now includes windscreen wiper de-icing technology to provide a clear view faster. Ford has come up with a practical way of eliminating the winter woes of drivers constantly plagued by …

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Canadian drivers gain more secure licences

Licence issuing authority in Québec commissions new issuance system for secure polycarbonate based driving licences for local drivers. In Canada, the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ), the authority in Québec responsible for vehicle registration and driver licensing, is …

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Telematics insurance milestone reached in North America

Over a million usage-based insurance users in the USA and Canada now have telematics units from Octo Telematics installed in their vehicles. Octo Telematics has passed the one million UBI-user mark in North America, having shipped more than one million …

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Canadan province adopts secure driving licence technology

Gemalto is providing Quebec’s licensing authority with new polycarbonate material with high security features for driving licences. La Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ) has chosen new technology for supplying motorists in the province with driving licences which meet …

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Training activity increases in TPMS servicing

Greater usage of Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) leads to increased focus on training maintenance technicians in sensor replacement. Valve and sensor manufacturer, Schrader International is continuing its drive to train its partners and users in North America on the …

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CVSA June enforcement campaign results show poor compliance

Almost a quarter of commercial vehicles inspected during the CVSA enforcement campaign in June were placed out of service due to non-compliance. The USA’s Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has published the results from its enforcement and safety campaign which …

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Montreal undergoes centralized traffic management project

An advanced traffic management system is being deployed in Montreal to control its main arterial road network. Transport management company TransCore has partnered with integrator Electromega on the delivery of the traffic management system for Canada’s second largest city. With …

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Initiative launched to fight sleep impaired driving in USA

American road safety organisation releases training resources to help commercial drivers prevent the perils of sleep impairment whilst driving. Driving whilst tired is a serious issue on American roads, especially amongst commercial drivers covering long distances. Despite rules being in …

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Commercial vehicle enforcement campaign starts in USA

A three-day enforcement campaign starts tomorrow in the USA focusing on commercial vehicle safety with checkpoints set up to examine cargo security and bus safety. The campaign by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) of America is part of its …

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