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DEF locator app available

An Air1 diesel exhaust fluid locator app is available for free on Android smartphones, DEF maker Yara announced. Both the Android and iPhone apps will be updated monthly to account for any new retail partnerships and to incorporate additional user feedback, the Tampa, Fla.-based manufacturer said. The Air1 mobile locator application allows drivers to locate the more than 600 outlets selling DEF. Visit the Air1 website, Android’s Marketplace, or the iTunes app store for details.

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LogBook

Driver data could go public, U.S. and Mexico sign trucking deal, broker regulatory bill reintroduced and other industry news items are featured.

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Engine Spot

Where Mack's 13-liter MaxiCruise distinguishes itself from its predecessors, is in its horsepower offerings relative to the engine’s rpm level.

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Navistar sues EPA again over SCR rule

Navistar alleges nitrogen oxide emissions skyrocket when drivers don't keep diesel exhaust fluid topped off.

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EPA seeks SCR alert system

Agency calls on SCR engine makers to develop warning systems that alert drivers when diesel exhaust fluid tank is nearly empty.

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2010 Engine Performance

Manufacturers say EPA-driven changes yield better fuel economy and other benefits.

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U.S., California to consider SCR ‘loopholes’

The EPA and the California Air Resources Board have presented preliminary proposals aimed at alleged compliance loopholes noted by Navistar.

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DEF available at Love’s truck stops

Diesel exhaust fluid storage and dispensing services are available at Love’s Travel Stops’ fuel islands, the Oklahoma City, Okla.-based company announced. The bulk dispensing systems of Blue 1USA diesel exhaust fluid will be added at key locations, said Terry Ross, vice president of Love’s construction and environmental services. For details, go to www.loves.com.

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Hitting the road

Feedback on the latest heavy-duty power plants shows some positive signs as new technology tackles 2010 emissions standards.

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Terra discloses DEF distribution deals

The agreements include two companies – Barjan and DAS – that distribute goods to truck stops and travel centers.

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