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Diesel oil additive for injectors

Hot Shot’s Secret, marketed by Lubrication Specialties, Inc., removes the build-up of coking and varnishing left behind from the overheating of engine oil, the company says. The product is made to inexpensively prolong injector life, as well as fix slow start-up, rough idling, hesitation and lack of power. The product was tested for two years before final production. For more information, visit Hot Shot's Secret.

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New Kenworth service center in Oregon

Kenworth announced a new 10,000-square-foot parts and service facility in Pendleton, Oregon, off of Interstate 84. The center adds to a network of more than 320 locations in the U.S. and Canada. The location features eight service bays (with one bay providing Kenworth PremierCare Express Lube services only), a 3,000-square-foot parts warehouse, a parts delivery service and driver lounge. The location is on the Confederated Tribe of the Umatilla Indian Reservation’s business park, and fills a gap ...

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Study indicates growing number of independents

A recent jump in carrier registrations might be due to drivers getting their own operating authority.

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Natural gas + trucking = 6 stock tips

It's interesting to see investors and mainstream business media take note of how the boom in natural gas production is affecting the truck market.

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Fuel management: Optimization, taxes and surcharges

Overdrive columnist and trucking radio host Kevin Rutherford presents "Fuel management: Optimization, taxes and surcharges."

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Veteran driving team takes home NAST trophy

Forty-year trucking vets Harvey and Karen Zander’s 2003 International Model 9001x has been named the winner of the 2011 NAST Truck-Lite Trophy. The truck, which they’ve named Icy Blue 2, features 322 Truck-Lite LED lights and won the couple a prize of $5,000, along with the trophy. Second place went to Jeremy Trout and his 2007 Kenworth W900, known as the Truck of Honor, who received a trophy and $2,500. The awards ceremony was held in conjunction ...

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Universal mounting system

Sensible Products now markets a universal mounting system aimed at simplifying tool and equipment installation. The Multi-Mount Chanl Panl was originally developed for use in emergency services, but is now compatible with storage in construction and work trailers, utility truck cabinets and garage and shop walls. The panel is available in 4-foot-by-8-foot sheets and features bolts in several channels that slide to secure brackets, eliminating the need for drilling holes. Sensible Products, www.senpro.net

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Trucker outreach starts safety program

Trucker Buddy International recently launched a mentoring program aimed at teaching high school students how to safely maneuver around big rigs. The program matches drivers with a high school  near their region or on a route they drive frequently. The driver makes visits to the schools to educate the students. Current Trucker Buddies may be involved in the program as well as drivers who can’t make the time commitment to Trucker Buddy but want to help out. For ...

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How to do a brake job yourself

Replacing brake linings is an essential DIY project for owner-operators to avoid problems with stopping their trucks and getting citations.

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Detroit Diesel launches new website

Detroit Diesel Corp. has launched a new website, which features a wide range of product information, customer support tools, and enhanced navigation. The website also showcases all Detroit heavy-duty engines and axles and includes recommendations and advice. Additional tools include a DEF locator, social media links to Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter, and details on all Detroit events. For more information, visit Demand Detroit.

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