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From press releases to technical bulletins to new product announcements, you'll find all the information you need to stay up-to-date on the latest from Truck-Lite.

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Truck-Lite celebrates the life and career of chief technology officer, Bradley Van Riper

May 09, 2018 @ 6:00 AM Press Release

“Brad has been an integral part of the Truck-Lite organization for 40 years,” said Brian Kupchella, Truck-Lite CEO. “His contributions extend beyond the success of this company to the entire transportation safety industry. He will be missed by all who knew him.”

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Truck-Lite releases ROADMAX™ LED headlights for medium-duty trucks

January 23, 2018 @ 8:03 AM New Products Press Release TL In The News

“Truck-Lite brought the first LED headlights to market in 2007, followed by the first custom LED headlight system for heavy-duty truck platforms,” said Paul Sniegocki, vice president of research and development for Truck-Lite. “We’re proud to continue this tradition by expanding into the medium-duty market.”

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Truck-Lite adds LED fog and driving light kits to heavy-duty aftermarket

January 23, 2018 @ 7:48 AM New Products Press Release TL In The News

"The successful launch of our fog light kit for the Freightliner Cascadia in August 2017 prompted demand for kits compatible with other truck platforms," said Errico Paolucci, aftermarket sales director for Truck-Lite. "We're excited to expand this rugged and dependable lighting line to more of the heavy-duty aftermarket."

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Road Ready™ Telematics System Featured at 2017 IFDA Expo

November 30, 2017 @ 11:48 AM New Products Press Release TL In The News

“Road Ready’s flexibility and ease of use generated a lot of enthusiasm at the IFDA expo,” said Brett Jackson, product and segment development manager for Road Ready by Truck-Lite. “Road Ready can cater to different iterations of body vehicles with multiple doors and temperature compartments.”

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Road Ready™ System Available on Wabash National Trailers

November 06, 2017 @ 6:31 AM

“Wabash National is well known for their industry-leading innovations and diversified range of trailer products,” said Jon Stineman, US OEM Sales Director for Truck-Lite. “With Road Ready being the next generation of visibility systems from Truck-Lite, we are very excited to be  a telematics option on new trailer specifications.”

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Truck-Lite Adds LED Fog and Scene Lighting to Heavy-Duty Aftermarket

September 25, 2017 @ 6:46 AM New Products Press Release

Truck-Lite Co., LLC, a worldwide leader in heavy-duty lighting, wire harness, mirror, telematics and visibility systems, has added an SAE-compliant LED fog light and LED scene light to its Truck-Lite® by RIGID® product offering.

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Truck-Lite Announces Product Availability for Road Ready™ System

August 22, 2017 @ 6:09 AM New Products Press Release TL In The News

“Regardless of the size of the fleet or the industry it serves, Road Ready places key information at a fleet’s fingertips,” said Rob Richard, vice president and general manager of Road Ready. “The combination of long-life sensors and the intuitive Road Ready dashboard helps any fleet make better business decisions.”

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Truck-Lite Achieves Standard Position with Daimler Trucks North America

July 06, 2017 @ 5:44 AM Press Release TL In The News

For the 2018 model year, the new Cascadia, Freightliner’s flagship model, will feature three Truck-Lite components as standard equipment: the main mirror, located on the doors of the truck; the fender mirror, located on the hood of the truck; and side turn lamp, an LED side lamp mounted on the front fender.

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Truck-Lite Achieves Standard Position with Navistar

July 06, 2017 @ 5:39 AM Press Release TL In The News

“The LT Series from International was designed with drivers in mind,” said Craig Watrous, director of product engineering for Truck-Lite. “We’re proud that our mirror and lighting systems align with Navistar’s vision for safety and visibility.”

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Truck-Lite Reveals Road Ready™ System at TMC Annual Meeting

March 01, 2017 @ 11:09 AM New Products Press Release TL In The News

The Road Ready system creates the industry’s first true “smart” trailer with its solar-powered Master Control Unit (MCU). Using military-grade solar power technology and a 10-year, quick-charging battery that can keep its charge for 60 days without any sunlight, the MCU continually monitors and cellularly transmits crucial data from customizable Road Ready sensors to an intuitive user interface – all without requiring power from a tractor.

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Truck-Lite Partners with NanoMech Industries

March 01, 2017 @ 10:42 AM Press Release TL In The News

“Truck-Lite understands that the desire of the fleet is to find products that can last the life of the vehicle, and Truck-Lite’s new Nano product family moves us a giant step closer to achieving that goal,” said Brad Van Riper, senior vice president and chief technology officer of Truck-Lite. “Our agreement with NanoMech will allow us to offer a superior level and customer-focused product line to the industry.”

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Truck-Lite Announces New Vice President of Sales

February 22, 2017 @ 11:53 AM Press Release TL In The News

In addition to aftermarket sales, John Cecco will oversee Truck-Lite’s customer service, pricing and forecasting departments after the retirement of Bob Ives, former VP of business development.

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Truck-Lite Releases New 44 Series® 4-Inch Combination Lamp

January 17, 2017 @ 10:43 AM New Products Press Release TL In The News

Truck-Lite's new, signature-style lamp's distinct back-up feature provides a clear indication of the white reverse signal without impairing the effectiveness of the stop/turn/tail lamp when both are illuminated, thus staying true to Truck-Lite’s commitment of providing the safest and highest-quality visibility systems on the market.

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LED Technology: Through-Hole vs. Surface Mount vs. Chip-on-Board

August 12, 2016 @ 6:40 AM Tech Article

In the design phase of both new and redesigned products, one decision is which type of discrete LEDs to use for the solution. This bulletin discusses the reasons for the use of each technology and why everything has not evolved for surface-mount solutions. The chart below demonstrates the differences between the three assembly methods.

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SAE vs DOT: The Truth About Lighting Regulations

August 11, 2016 @ 1:22 PM Tech Article

There is a great deal of confusion regarding lighting regulations in the industry. In this bulletin, we clarify some SAE and DOT terminology. 

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