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Three Midwest truckstops add Shorepower

Shorepower Technologies has added its services, which lets drivers plug in to grid power instead of idling, to three truckstops: Sapp Bros Travel Center, at Exit 440 on Interstate 80 in Omaha, Neb.; Broadway Flying J, at Exit 144 on Interstate 35 in Williams, Iowa; and Shoemaker’s Shell Travel Center, at Exit 395 on I-80 in Lincoln, Neb.

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Universal mounting system

Sensible Products now markets a universal mounting system aimed at simplifying tool and equipment installation. The Multi-Mount Chanl Panl was originally developed for use in emergency services, but is now compatible with storage in construction and work trailers, utility truck cabinets and garage and shop walls. The panel is available in 4-foot-by-8-foot sheets and features bolts in several channels that slide to secure brackets, eliminating the need for drilling holes. Sensible Products, www.senpro.net

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Equipment finance monthly confidence index rises in April

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation's monthly index has risen for the fourth consecutive month.

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Barry Asmus to speak at Great West fleet conference

Barry Asmus, senior economist with the National Center for Policy Analysis,

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Quixx Headlight Lens Restorer and Sealer

Quixx Headlight Lens Restorer & Sealer restores yellowed and hazy headlights to their original finish, eliminating scratches and stains, the company says. It comes with lens polish, lens sealer, ultra-fine sand paper and sanding/polishing block for extremely yellowed or severely scratched headlights, and polishing cloths. The kit also includes a QUIXX polishing compound and Headlight Lens Sealer. The smooth dirt-repelling surface keeps the lenses cleaner. The integrated UV-Protection significantly reduces fogging and yellowing. It also ...

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Weight loss program offering 10,000 obese drivers $800

HTAA will pay 10,000 obese truckers $800 for participating in a free physician- supervised weight loss program.

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Life-Time Fenders expands mud flap hanger product line

Life-Time Fenders has expanded their spray suppression bundle with popular mud flap hanger part numbers. Life-Time’s mud flap hanger offering includes all popular bar type and spring loaded hangers, integrated and standalone conspicuity solutions and related mounting brackets and hardware. Newly added to the bundle are three popular coiled bar type hangers and two spring loaded hangers, including powder coated black tapered and full size angled designs. The Life-Time mud flap ...

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Trucker outreach starts safety program

Trucker Buddy International recently launched a mentoring program aimed at teaching high school students how to safely maneuver around big rigs. The program matches drivers with a high school  near their region or on a route they drive frequently. The driver makes visits to the schools to educate the students. Current Trucker Buddies may be involved in the program as well as drivers who can’t make the time commitment to Trucker Buddy but want to help out. For ...

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Volvo unveils new drivetrain packages

Volvo announced two new XE drivetrain packages for its 16-liter D16 engine.

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House passes highway funding extension bill

The House of Representatives passed a bill to extend the federal highway funding through the end of September.

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