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Feds close Utah carrier

Federal officials have shut down a small Utah carrier after declaring the company and its principal an imminent public safety hazard.

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Pilot buys Grand Forks, N.D. stop

The recently purchased truck stop at 4401 S. 32nd Ave., in Grand Forks., N.D. will be remodeled by mid-January, Pilot Flying J says of its acquisition. The travel center will feature four fuel islands and eight diesel islands. Drivers will also have access to diesel exhaust fluid and biodiesel at the pump, a CAT scale, laundry services, 10 automated showers and 141 parking spaces for trucks.

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Truckers donate to soldiers

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association will sponsor the fifth Truckers for Troops campaign Dec. 5-9. The outreach organizes and sends care packages to soldiers in combat duty. Truckers who wish to participate can renew their OOIDA memberships during the campaign week, and 10 percent of the proceeds will go directly to the care packages. OOIDA matches the donations. Shell Rotella donated $5,000 to jump start the campaign. The campaign encourages cards and letters for the soldiers, especially ...

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Truck-Lite Perimeter Lamp

Truck-Lite’s LED Perimeter Lamp installs at the back of the trailer to illuminate dark areas that regular dome lamps do not reach. It helps light loading and unloading areas to create a safer environment for truckers. It is housed in corrosion-resistant, die-cast aluminum, and it uses four diodes for a resulting output of 365 lumens that reach an area of 20 square feet. The light juts out only 2.5 in. from the trailer. Truck-Lite, truck-lite.com

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Cummins ISX11.9 with rear power take-off

Kenworth is now offering the Cummins ISX11.9 engine with rear engine power take-off in select vocational applications. The engine, available in Kenworth T800 and W900S models, produces 466 lb-ft of continuous torque and has a maximum rating of 520 lb-ft of torque when used for intermittent load applications. KENWORTH, kenworth.com

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ITA offers OTR discount

Idaho Trucking Association members are now eligible to get the OTR Pro Card at a discounted rate. ITA members will not be required to pay the usual monthly $4 fee. The card offers pre-negotiated fuel discounts, no transaction fees, instant access to real-time information and state of the art technology. Visit ITA online and OTR PRO Card online.

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IdleAir offers free service promotion

IdleAir will offer free shorepower service at its two new locations in Dalton, Ga., on I-75 at exit 326, and White Pine, Tenn., on I-81 at exit 4, through Nov. 30. Starting Dec. 1, the service will be $1.25 per hour through the end of the year, as part of a promotional discount at the new sites. The new shorepower stations will be part of IdleAir’s referral program in which drivers can earn a $10 credit ...

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Dome lamp kit

The Ultra-Thin Retrofit Dome Lamp Kit uses Grote's LightForm technology, which allows for flexible LED lights. The lights are water and shock resistant and can be mounted easily with a peel-and-stick adhesive backing. The system has two lighting options, including a standard LED light and a combination of red/white or blue/white color LEDs to see outside the vehicle but prevent detection by others. The kit will be available in early 2012. GROTE, grote.com

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Rear-air suspension

Kenworth is now offering the Neway ADZ rear-air suspension in their C500, T440, T470, T800 and W900 trucks. The ADZ suspension is used for heavy-duty and severe-duty applications and is available in 23,000- and 26,000-lb.-per-axle capacities. The ADZ series replaces the AD series suspension for over-the-road applications and offers weight savings of approximately 250 lbs. per axle compared to the Neway AD. KENWORTH, kenworth.com

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Truck parts search engine

Time is tight when a truck is down. And if you're using Google to search for a badly-needed part, then you know all too well how many dead end results you can get -- everything from zip codes to phone numbers to the exact part you need: only it happens to be in Southern Japan at the moment. PartsRiver aims to revolutionize the truck parts search experience with the introduction of its new Part Search online ...

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