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Ruan Transport driver named Highway Angel

Ruan Transport company driver Shawn Hubbard has been named a Highway Angel for rescuing a man trapped inside a burning car last Nov. 13, the Truckload Carriers Association announced. Hubbard was heading east on I-60 in California in the early morning when he saw the wrecked car with flames shooting from it at rest against a high embankment. The driver in the car was pronounced dead at the scene, but Hubbard was able to help the ...

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WEL Companies driver named April Trucker Buddy

WEL Companies driver Allen Button, was named Trucker Buddy of the Month for April, Trucker Buddy International announced. For four years, Button has sent post cards monthly from states he passes through to Carol Bratman's students at Memorial Elementary School in Paramus, N.J. Bratman nominated Button for his several years of correspondence and visits to the school. Her students are encouraged to write him back to improve their writing skills.  WEL Companies is based in De Pere, Wis.

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Volvo Trucks fleet safety contest deadline set for May 30

Fleets planning to enter the 2010 Volvo Trucks Safety Awards contest should do so by the May 30 deadline, the truck maker said. Awards of $25,000 will be given to each winner of two divisions, which are based on vehicle miles traveled less than and more than 20 million miles. Contest results will be announced in the fall. U.S. and Canadian fleets operating at least five Class 8 trucks and one Volvo tractor are eligible for ...

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Shock absorbers

Designed for Class 8 trucks, the 2 5/16-in. big bore mono tube shock absorbers have a 4.2-square-in. piston area, spherical rod bearing mountings, two urethane shaft oil seals and a chrome shaft. The shocks are built to last 350,000 to 400,000 miles and can be factory re-built, the company says. ROADKING SHOCKS, www.class8truckshocks.com, (619)766-9207

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Trailer dome light

The Super 80 LED interior trailer lamp detects motion up to 10 feet away from the lamp’s surface and comes on. The dome lamp is designed to stay on for 5 minutes of inactivity before shutting off. It is made of die cast aluminum, has a polycarbonate lens and a near flush mount design of 1.1-in. thickness. The lamp’s 10 LEDs reach full brightness at 9.5 volts. TRUCK-LITE CO., www.truck-lite.com, (800) 562-5012

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Disconnect switch

The sureStart Low Voltage Disconnect Switch disconnects non-critical loads with an electronic sensor that detects excessive discharge. The switch has a service life of more than one million on/off cycles and has a rating of 100 amps at 12 volts or 24 volts DC. Featuring a compact size, it requires no separate solenoid, which simplifies installation, the company says. Cole Hersee, www.colehersee.com, (617) 268-2100.

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Drivetrain treatment

Nanomaxx Drive Train Treatment works in engines, transmissions, rear ends and bearings and is designed to improve fuel efficiency and extend the service life of drivetrain parts. The product requires no added appliances or filters. The treatment reduces hydrocarbon, nitrous oxide and other emissions, the company says. FUSION-TECH, INC., www.fusion-tech.com, (919) 212-2245.

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Intermodal hits record high

Intermodal transport’s share of U.S. long-haul truck traffic reached record highs in the first quarter of 2010, a recent analysis by FTR Associates shows. Both total intermodal movements and movements of domestic intermodal equipment reached new market share highs. Intermodal’s share of U.S. long-haul (550-plus miles) movements of international and domestic containerized freight in the first quarter of 2010 was about 13.5 percent. “This marks the fourth consecutive share increase for intermodal,” said Lawrence Gross, FTR senior ...

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Truck seat

The new Next Generation legacy truck seat has longer armrests and enhanced back support that proects the spine's natural curve. Concave frame structure and bolster radius supplies a will-fit design wtih side-to-side bolster support. The shoulder region is 19 inches wide, and foam cushions minimize spinal pressure. The seat fully reclines and is available in a variety of materials. Deluxe and standard versions are availabe, as well as seats for heavy-duty suspension and seats with a ...

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Fluid test media

OilCheckUp features instant fluid diagnostics of engine oil, transmission, brake, differential, transfer case, gearbox, power steering, hydraulics, coolants-radiators, heat exchangers and other fluids. The fast test media with chromatographic results offers visual and comparative fluid diagnostics to actual new engine oil, and to manufacturer’s recommended oil and filter change intervals. Any particle contaminants will form a color graph on the test media indicating service required. www.oilcheckup.com, (847) 438-3913

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