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Category: Shop Stuff

New Above-Frame Hoist from Galbreath Lifts 75,000 lbs

New Above-Frame Hoist from Galbreath Lifts 75,000 lbs

| March 5, 2014

Galbreath, a Wastequip brand, and a leading manufacturer of hoists, container handlers, and trailers, has announced the launch of a new line of above frame (AF) hoists capable of lifting 75,000 pounds. Designed to accommodate larger truck engines, it works with any truck chassis, suspension, exhaust system, or fuel tank, including CNG and LNG alternative […]

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ATA Launches Certified Specialist Program for Vehicle Maintenance

ATA Launches Certified Specialist Program for Vehicle Maintenance

| February 28, 2014

American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council has announced a Certified Specialist Program for users of the Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards, the industry standard coding convention for tracking equipment and maintenance information. The Certified VMRS Specialist Program was established to provide current VMRS users a means of demonstrating their expertise and proficiency, and to create […]

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“Next Gen” Inground Vehicle Lifts Add Strength, Cut Installation Costs Up to 25%

“Next Gen” Inground Vehicle Lifts Add Strength, Cut Installation Costs Up to 25%

| January 16, 2014

As a growing number of municipalities across North America tackle complex construction projects associated with their new vehicle maintenance facilities, inground vehicle lift engineers are increasingly focusing on new designs that substantially reduce costs and expedite the construction process, according to vehicle lift leader, Stertil-Koni. “Fueling the change are multiple factors,” noted Dr. Jean Dellamore, […]

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Nano Technology in Coating Boosts Corrosion Resistance for Fleets

Nano Technology in Coating Boosts Corrosion Resistance for Fleets

| January 15, 2014

Recent advances in nano technology have achieved substantial improvements in corrosion resistance and abrasion resistance as well as made major strides in preventing underlying paint from UV degradation, according to Nanovere Technologies.  The result could be major savings for fleet vehicles, cargo ships, trains and industrial equipment. The company reports that its flagship product, Nano-Clear,” […]

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New All-in-One Emergency Clean-up System for Hazardous Chemical Spills, Fits in Vehicle

New All-in-One Emergency Clean-up System for Hazardous Chemical Spills, Fits in Vehicle

| December 17, 2013

A new, all-in-one emergency clean-up system for hazardous chemical spills has been introduced by Kafko International. Called Oil Eater Transportation Spill Kit, it includes an eco-friendly Oil Eater Original cleaner-degreaser for cleaning surfaces after absorption  of a spill. The kit comes in a compact, water-resistant storage bag that fits easily inside a vehicle.  According to Kafko, […]

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Maxwell Technologies and SK Innovation Form Energy Storage Solutions Alliance

Maxwell Technologies and SK Innovation Form Energy Storage Solutions Alliance

| December 12, 2013

Maxwell Technologies, a leading developer and manufacturer of ultracapacitor-based energy storage products, announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with SK Innovation, a subsidiary of SK Holdings and Korea’s leading energy provider, to develop next generation energy storage solutions leveraging the complementary characteristics of SK’s lithium ion batteries and Maxwell’s ultracapacitors. The companies […]

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