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PIB TIP: SLOW YOUR DECELERATION. Fuel is converted to wasted energy with hard and frequent braking, in which case much of the fuel you need to get up to speed again is lost. Safety experts recommend watching ahead a distance of 12 seconds to prevent having to react at the last second. You are less likely to need to engage the engine retarder in city traffic if the 12-second rule is followed. The Partners in ...

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Bluetooth headsets

The LYTE COMM 737 and PRO BOOM 747 mono headsets feature Bluetooth V 2.0 technology, 10X noise-canceling technology, DSP dual mic technology, background noise reduction, a 180-degree flex boom mic and rechargeable batteries. Each model delivers 6-hours of talk time and up to 250-hours of stand-by time. The headsets include a boom mic, adjustable mic stem, adjustable headband, call-waiting, three-way calling, voice-activated dialing, one-touch call answer/end, as well as a USB travel charger and USB ...

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Grote starts lighting tour

A tour displaying LED light products for heavy-duty trucks began June 1, Grote Industries announced. The Madison, Ind.-based light maker made its first stop on the Trilliant Technology Tour at a Cincinnati facility and plans visits at several truck stops in more than 80 cities, said Grote spokesman Rick Ashley. The tour is scheduled to head west in the northern United States and Canada this summer and finish in the South by mid-December. The tour’s progress can ...

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TCA scholarship applications open through June 11

College students seeking financial aid may apply for Truckload Carriers Association scholarships until 5 p.m., EDT, June 11, TCA announced. Students must be in good academic standing, be enrolled in an accredited four-year college for the 2010-2011 academic year and have an affiliation with a TCA member. Nearly 20 scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $6,000 are expected to be awarded, TCA officials said. The awards are made in two segments each year. For the first time this ...

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