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Grote, Star Safety Tech appoint regional sales manager

Hochapfel has 18+ years of safety tech expertise, which is expected to help build and fortify client relationships.

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Trade Show Talk: Trends kicking off 2024

Alternative fuels, connectivity, efficiency—there’s been plenty to report on from trucking trade shows, but which topics stuck out most?

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Grote demonstrates 4SEE Smart Trailer System at TMC 2024

Demonstrated in a ride-along event at TMC, Grote teamed up with Stoneridge to add a new backup camera to its 4SEE system.

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Grote Industries receives Innovation Excellence Award from Indiana Manufacturers Association

Grote Industries, headquartered in Madison, Indiana, received the Innovation Excellence Award from the Indiana Manufacturers Association on Oct. 18. Grote received the award at the Indiana Manufacturers Hall of Fame Luncheon which, according to the press release, is held to celebrate and recognize positive achievements made by the Indiana manufacturing community and to honor the commitment

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Grote Industries expands 4SEE smart trailer system capabilities

A rear-view camera produced with Stoneridge tops the list of newly introduced features.

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Avoiding lighting problems and CSA citations

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) lighting violations or safety concerns often result from intermittent flickering of lights, diodes being out on LED lights, voltage drop on double or triple trailer configurations and non-functioning lights on the trailer. “Just one inoperable lamp can make a law enforcement official suspect that the vehicle, the driver and the fleet

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How to maintain tractor-trailer electrical connection

When it comes to tractor-trailer electrical connections, spec’ing and maintaining equipment is vital. This is especially true these days with fleets seeking to avoid CSA inspections that often lead to time off the road and costly citations. Spec the best “At Peterson, we have been actively selling and promoting our Defender sealed, modular harness and

Winterization warrior: Battle the elements with these equipment solutions

The blistering dog days of summer burn off into crisp, cool nights. A chill creeps down your spine when you leave for work without a jacket. The air smolders with the smell of burning leaves and the trees reflect a kaleidoscope of color as your productive rigs roll down the road. You know what’s coming.

Grote introduces new LED lamp family

Grote has introduced a new family of LED 6”oval and 4” round Stop/Tail/Turn lamps, each equipped with an integral LED built-in back-up lamp. These new patent pending designs are built to industry standard configurations and offer OEM designers and fleet operations more advantages, says the company. Combining S/S/T and back-up functions in these lamps allow

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Good preventative maintenance can cure CSA headaches

Ever since the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration launched its initiative called Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) there has been increased attention to the condition of over-the-road equipment. Everyone wants to avoid problems during a roadside inspection because every infraction will be reported to the FMCSA and made public via the Internet. According to some fleet

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