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Ferro sworn in to head FMCSA

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced that Anne S. Ferro was sworn in Nov. 13 as the agency's administrator. Ferro succeeds John Hill, who left in January following the conclusion of the Bush administration. The U.S. Senate on Nov. 6 approved President Obama's nomination of Ferro. Previously, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on Oct. 27 voted on and favorably reported Ferro's nomination. Promptly after Obama announced Ferro as his choice for FMCSA administrator last spring, ...

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TCA honored with race title

A horserace in Toronto was renamed, briefly, The Truckload Carriers Association Race as part of an industry promotion.

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Averitt wins clean diesel award

Averitt Express, based in Cookeville, Tenn., was among other fleets honored with the Clean Diesel Leadership Award from the Tennessee Trucking Association. The new award recognizes transportation companies that have made "significant, measurable improvements in air quality through the development and/or implementation of clean diesel actions," a Tennessee Trucking Association statement says.  

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Peterbilt wins environmental award

Peterbilt Motors received the 2009 Clean Air Champion Award from the North Texas Clean Air Coalition (NTCAC) for the second consecutive year, as well as their Innovative Business of the Year Award, at the NTCAC Annual Awards presentation in Fort Worth, Texas. Peterbilt was chosen as Clean Air Champion for voluntarily working to lower the environmental impact of its products and manufacturing processes in the greater North Texas area.

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Randall-Reilly donates to Trucker Buddy

Trucker Buddy International has received a large donation from Randall-Reilly Publishing in the form of office and operational support. Randall-Reilly will provide support for telephone systems, computers and computer services, office administration, as well as many of the day-to-day expenses. "Randall Reilly has graciously offered to allow us to operate our program from their offices in Tuscaloosa thus reducing our operational expenses and allowing more value to be reinvested into the program," says Randy Schwartzenburg, executive director. "We ...

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Eight models of power inverters

Power inverters convert a vehicle’s 12-volt battery power to household AC power. They include eight models offering up to three grounded AC outlets to power and charge laptop computers, coffee makers, TVs, power tools, DVD players, digital cameras and more. POWERDRIVE, www.powerdriveinverters.com, (866) 622-7979

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700-amp cold-crank battery

The Extreme Cycler 200 battery is Group 31 product engineered to handle demands driven by no-idle legislation. Available with 700 cold-cranking amps and 200 minutes reserve capacity, the flooded product is a bridge between the company's pre-existing Group 31 product lines and its RoadForce AGM-200 battery, a valve-regulated absorbed glass mat product. Design elements include flooded epoxy anchor bonding, a reinforced ribbed case, heavier terminal connections, screw-in caps with rubber manifold venting and oversized cast-on ...

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PROwatt SW inverter

PROwatt SW inverters give users the ability to power alternating current variable-speed hand tools and other electronics. The North American 600-, 1,000- and 2,000-watt 12-volt models have UL 458, CSA and FCC regulatory approvals. An on/off remote panel adds a user-selectable ignition lockout feature to the PROwatt SW. XANTREX, www.xantrex.com, (408) 987-6030

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Heavy-duty radio includes weatherband

The Jenson JHD1000 heavy duty AM/FM weatherband stereo is designed with a 7-channel NOAA weatherband tuner, in addition to AM/FM radio. It also features an alarm clock, a four-channel 120-watt amplifier and a wide-angle anti-glare LCD panel. ASA, www.asaelectronics.com, (800) 688-3135

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Self-adhesive waterproof repair

Trailer Medic self-adhesive waterproof repair for leaky trailers is made to withstand 140 mph hurricane-force winds and has a reinforced aluminum surface. It can be applied to metal and fiberglass surfaces and is available in aluminum and white aluminum finishes. COFAIR, www.cofair.com, (800) 333-6700

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