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Some high notes for flatbeds amid seasonal spot market fall-off

Flatbed rates had a small rebound last week, amid seasonal declines across all segments. On the top 78 open-deck lanes, rates rose on 42 of them, while 31 declined. The other five were neutral.

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Torsional viscous dampers

The torsional viscous dampers for Caterpillar C10, C12 and C13 engines are direct replacements for the original parts. They are recommended for installation at the 300,000-mile crankshaft vibration damper service interval or at an engine rebuild. The dampers are made of steel and coated with a rust preventive, and they self-tune to exact engine harmonic frequency across the engine’s entire rpm range. Vibratech TVD, vibratechtvd.com, (716) 592-1000

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