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‘One Continental’ offers more than truck tires

Continental introduces a new hybrid-application driver tire, a tire-pressure monitoring system and an EOBR, leveraging different company competencies to help owners save.

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PIB TIP: CONSIDER AN APU. A recent survey shows the average owner-operator idles more than 5 hours a day, in all weathers. That’s the equivalent of 18,000 yearly miles on the engine, says Argonne National Laboratory. Cutting that idling to zero eliminates 18,000 miles of wear, extends your oil-drain interval and saves nearly $4,500 in fuel costs with diesel at $3 a gallon. The Partners in Business program is produced by Overdrive and the consultants ...

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Detroit Diesel recognized for reducing energy use

Detroit Diesel’s Engine Manufacturing Center in Redford, Mich., is one of the first manufacturing plants to reduce energy use in a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency challenge, the diesel engine maker announced. The engine maker met goals for reducing its so-called energy intensity by 17 percent, exceeding the federal agency’s reduction goal by 7 percent. Tasks in the agency’s Energy Star challenge include lowering and tracking energy use and verifying subsequent savings. The Redford, Mich.-based manufacturer was also ...

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