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Hotels4Truckers integrates with DAT app, inks more chain partnerships

The online directory of truck-parking-friendly hotels, featuring discounts on many, is offering free memberships (normally $9.95/year) at its MATS booth #67140.

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‘Veritable Vegetable’ puts $$ behind green trucking

Boosting fuel efficiency and reducing diesel engine emissions is a share goal of the Cascade Sierra Solutions nonprofit and Veritable Vegetable's fleet.

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Xantrex: 3 inverter installation tips

1. Installation best at the factory or authorized dealer aftermarket: If you're considering an aftermarket inverter installation to an older truck or mulling options on a new vehicle, take it under advisement that leading inverter manufacturer Xantrex Technology reps have formally recommended inverter installation by a truck OEM or an authorized dealer. According to Xantrex, inverter shipments have risen sharply since 2005, and the company expects sales to increase at least 40 percent in the next ...

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DPF Cleaning

Careful DPF maintenance will boost both your uptime and bottom line.

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Baker Truck Corral opens shore power location in Oregon

Baker Truck Corral, off Interstate 84 near Baker City, Ore, has equipped 24 truck parking spaces with electrical service. The stop is the first of 50 that will be outfitted with plug-in and recharging stations provided by Shorepower Technologies in a U.S. Department of Energy grant program. The stations provide 120 VAC, 208 VAC or 240 VAC power sources. Power and cable TV access are available at $1 per hour, with wireless Internet available for an ...

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Speeding ticket insurance?

A new service offers "Prepaid Traffic Tickets," investments as a sort of hedge against the likelihood of getting a speeding or other ticket in a specific amount of time in the future -- all while stressing that it does not in fact condone or encourage folks to speed. Basically, the company issues a voucher to an individual for a specified price ($13.33, for instance) reedeemable for a certain amount ($100) to go toward paying a speeding ticket ...

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