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Pickup Trucks and Lift Gates In the past five years we have seen an increase in demand for pickup lift gatesLiftgates where one in five pickup trucks is sold, sets the bar for manufacturers to build and deliver high performing rugged trucks with technology and available comfort features to a market that routinely uses its trucks for work.

Waltco Truck Equipment says its new Waltco Direct Lift (WDL) Extra Tough (XT) rail-type liftgate is suited to the most demanding applications. It’s available in four weight capacities -- 3500, 4500, 5500 and 6500 lb -- and in both steel and aluminum platforms. 

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Beverage Industry Update

Feb 27, 2012 1:41:00 PM

Until recently, the beverages market was divided simply between alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. As consumers’ tastes grew more sophisticated and demand surged for a variety of beverage options catering to lifestyle changes and health concerns, the beverages industry has responded with a dizzying array of options to choose from. For the purposes of this study,

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Maxon GPSTThe GPST is Maxon’s latest addition to its Slidelift product range. This Slidelift was purposely designed for trucks and excels in performance as well as compact dimensions. Featuring the unique X1 technology, the GPST utilizes only one lift and one tilt cylinder resulting in comparable fewer parts than other slidelifts and consequently less maintenance costs.

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Texas Distributor is Still Growing

Jan 31, 2012 10:22:47 AM

Ben E. KeithWhile distributors in many regions have seen their delivery volumes level off or even drop, at least one Texas-based distributor has expanded through the economic downturn, both from an ever-growing product mix, and a market area that is expanding exponentially as well as incrementally.

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Emergency Egress Lighting Film By Grote

Jan 31, 2012 10:09:10 AM

Grote Industries has introduced its new LightForm Emergency Egress Lighting Film. The new product employs Grote’sGrote Egress Lighting LightForm to enhance vehicle safety, the company says.

Until now, Grote says transit vehicle manufacturers and transit authorities have had few options for exit demarcation. Grote’s says its new lighting film provides all of the advantages of adhesive exit markers with the added benefit of being powered. The film is said to provide the kind of bright illumination that can help lead disoriented passengers to safety, even in dark or hazy conditions.

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Fleets Assess Hybrid Progress

Jan 6, 2012 11:23:09 AM

Hybrid Peterbuilt TractorAfter an early run-up, diesel-electric hybrid truck sales have hit somewhat of a plateau, as the earliest adopters of the technology continue their real-world testing to gain a solid understanding of the economics involved in acquiring and operating the hybrid trucks.

To be certain, every reported experience with the hybrids to date has been positive. Fleets both large and small are realizing the promised fuel economy gains of roughly 30 percent when the hybrids are deployed on appropriate routes (urban, stop-and-go, high-cycle). 

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