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TruckScience Partners with CTEA: A New Era of Innovation in Truck Design
TruckScience Partners with CTEA: A New Era of Innovation in Truck Design 1024 439 Sorcha O'Grady

TruckScience, a leader in commercial vehicle design software, has partnered with the Canadian Transportation Equipment Association (CTEA), to bring groundbreaking advancements to the commercial vehicle industry in Canada. This partnership will combine the cutting-edge technology of TruckScience with the extensive expertise and network of CTEA. CTEA’s mission, “to be the “GO TO” association for all…

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TruckScience at NAFA Institute & Expo 2024
TruckScience at NAFA Institute & Expo 2024 1024 260 Sorcha O'Grady

Last week saw the TruckScience team in San Antonio, TX, where we exhibited at NAFA Institute & Expo. The conference and expo took place from 22 – 24 April in the Henry B. González Convention Center, right in the center of San Antonio, and easily accessible from the beautiful San Antonio River Walk. We joined…

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Regulations added for Alberta Canada
Regulations added for Alberta Canada 1024 531 Sorcha O'Grady

The TruckScience Axle Weight Calculator now validates truck layouts against regulations for the Canadian province of Alberta. As with many jurisdictions, Alberta stipulates regulations for combinations that don’t necessarily apply country-wide. For example, twin-steer tridem-drive straight trucks require a minimum wheelbase length that depends on the axle spread. With a tridem-drive axle spread of between…

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What We Shipped In 2023
What We Shipped In 2023 1024 248 Sorcha O'Grady

In 2023, we set out to cater for the changing landscape of alternative fuels, deepen our coverage of state and provincial regulations, and listened to user feedback that would make our program easier to use. We shipped 4 releases and grew the total number of markets that use our apps to 64.  As the sun…

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Multiple views in Mass Distribution Reports
Multiple views in Mass Distribution Reports 1024 683 Sorcha O'Grady

Depending on the audience for your reports, you may wish to include a Side and Top view drawing, or a detailed Bridge view, comparing the gross mass on each axle group with the maximum permissible. The Centre of Gravity view shows the various centre of gravity points of the chassis, fuel, crew, body, equipment and…

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Weight Distribution for Battery Electric Vehicles
Weight Distribution for Battery Electric Vehicles 1024 489 Sorcha O'Grady

The TruckScience Axle Weight Calculator now caters for alternative fuels or energy sources, including Battery-Electric, Compressed Natural Gas or CNG, Hydrogen Fuel Cell and Liquified Natural Gas or LNG. This is in addition to the more traditional Diesel, Ethanol and Gasoline. The Specific Gravity, or the density of the fuel, is used to calculate the…

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Regulations for Ontario SPIF and Quebec Thaw Period
Regulations for Ontario SPIF and Quebec Thaw Period
Regulations for Ontario SPIF and Quebec Thaw Period 1024 554 Sorcha O'Grady

The TruckScience Axle Weight Calculator now validates your truck layouts against regulations for Canadian provincial legislation, including Ontario SPIF, Quebec and Quebec Thaw Period (la période de dégel). The program also validates against both weights and dimensions limits for Canadian MOU. Steerable Lift Axles Prior to this, the Axle Weight Calculator treated all pusher and…

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Infrastructure Upgrade & Ohio Turnpike
Infrastructure Upgrade & Ohio Turnpike
Infrastructure Upgrade & Ohio Turnpike 1024 613 Sorcha O'Grady

Application Infrastructure Following a complete overhaul of our application infrastructure, we have made significantimprovements to our application security, stability and performance. The responsiveness of complex calculations, including those with imported custom drawings, ismuch enhanced. We have implemented sophisticated infrastructure monitoring, which allows us to collectoperational and performance data that helps to identify, diagnose and fix…

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TruckScience at NTEA’s Upfitting Summit
TruckScience at NTEA’s Upfitting Summit 1024 384 Sorcha O'Grady

TruckScience was at NTEA’s Commercial Vehicle Upfitting Summit in Sandusky Ohio last week. And what a great occasion it was! The event featured 12 leading chassis manufacturers, as well as Industry Resource Demos on helpful tools and resources to streamline business operations and planning. After the previous couple of years of isolation, the novelty of…

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Regulations for State roads in 16 States!
Regulations for State roads in 16 States! 1024 707 Sorcha O'Grady

Earlier this year, we added truck size and weight regulations to our Axle Weight Calculator for Interstate roads in all US States. Now we’ve started adding regulations for State roads… starting with California, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin. For us, this…

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