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  1. Truck-Lite Finalizes Acquisition of TrackPoint Systems, LLC

    Truck-Lite Finalizes Acquisition of TrackPoint Systems, LLC Truck-Lite entered a joint development project with TrackPoint in January 2017 with the goal of communicating information from Truck-Lite’s industry-first Light-Out Detection System to a fleet’s back office. Since then, Road Ready by Truck-Lite has developed into an independent business unit and provides the industry’s first true smart Read more...
  2. Road Ready Alerts Fleet of Tire Failure in Real Time

    Road Ready Alerts Fleet of Tire Failure in Real Time “What’s different about Road Ready is that we can tie different components on the trailer into the SBI,” said John Morrow, owner of Pleasant Trucking in Connellsville, PA. “It’s more than just location. I can monitor tire pressure, what tires are taking air and how many miles I’m putting on the trailer Read more...
  3. LED Technology: Through-Hole vs. Surface Mount vs. Chip-on-Board

    LED Technology: Through-Hole vs. Surface Mount vs. Chip-on-Board 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 Read more...
  4. SAE vs DOT: The Truth About Lighting Regulations

    SAE vs DOT: The Truth About Lighting Regulations There is a great deal of confusion regarding lighting regulations in the industry. In this bulletin, we clarify some SAE and DOT terminology Read more...
  5. Halogen, HID and LED: What's the Difference?

    Halogen, HID and LED: What's the Difference? In the last 25 years, more light sources have been introduced. Today, these innovations are used in heavy-duty forward and safety lighting products. Sometimes, however, changes in technology can cause confusion. The purpose of this bulletin is to explore the three most common light sources used on today's headlights Read more...

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