Kenworth Launches Essentials App for Mobile Devices

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    Kenworth Launches Essentials App for Mobile Devices

    Kenworth Truck Company has launched the Kenworth Essentials app for Apple and Android mobile devices, offering relevant information on trucks, engines and technologies.

    The app provides access to Kenworth news in real time and is filled with videos, brochures and galleries of multi-perspective images.

    The app offers access to the Kenworth Dealer Locator with a “Find Nearby” feature that gives directions to the nearest Kenworth dealer. The locator can also search nationwide by city, state, province or zip code.

    The app will recognize your current location and map directly to the Kenworth dealership chosen. A call to the dealership is also made easier with a “one-touch” dialing feature by tapping the phone number.

    Kenworth will update the app regularly with new features, the company says. The app is available on the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

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    EZ Drain Valve Made For Vaporizer Drain Systems

    The EZ Oil Drain valve has a new application for a vaporizer drain system on propane-powered equipment.

    The liquid petroleum gas regulator equipped on these units has a vaporizer drain on the regulator. The EZ Drain Valve can be used for this application, particularly the stainless steel version of the valve.

    Some regulators and vaporizers have brass drain valve to remove oil and tar from the unit, but a stainless valve is required if any harsh chemical is present in the liquid to be drained to avoid corrosion. Many propane-powered unit maintenance protocols require the oil and tar to be drained every 100-150 hours, according to the company.

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    CVSA releases results of surprise brake blitz

    GREENBELT, MD — The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance says that it put 13.9% of vehicles out of service during an unannounced brake blitz in May 2016, when inspectors targeted 31 jurisdictions in the U.S. and Canada.The results of the surprise blitz were released by the alliance on Tuesday.In all, the May 4 brake blitz inspected 6,128 commercial vehicles. CVSA says 12.4% of vehicles inspected were put out of service for brake violations, and 13.9% of vehicles were put out of service for violations other than brakes.