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TerraStar 4×4 commercial truck

The TerraStar 4x4 truck is built for construction, utility, landscape and other off-highway applications. Its 300-hp, 6.4-liter MaxxForce 7 V-8 engine delivers 660 lb.-ft. torque and features a compacted graphite iron block, which offers high strength without added weight. The tractor features MaxxForce Advanced EGR emissions technology and provides a clean and clear chassis for easy body and equipment mounting with less added weight. INTERNATIONAL, internationaltrucks.com

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Backlit logo displays

The backlit logo displays are designed for each customer’s logo and increase a trailer's night visibility. The customized logolight features solid aluminum brackets and frames, aluminum composite letters, 80,000-hour LEDs and stainless steel-mounting hardware. The Logolight comes with an installation kit. LOGOLIGHTS, INC., lightmylogo.com

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New off-highway truck

Western Star’s Class 8 vocational truck, the 4700, meets the needs of the dump, mixer, crane, roll-off, sewer vac and plow applications. It is available in a set-forward and set-back configuration and features a 110-in. BBC. Engine options include a Detroit Diesel DD13, Cummins ISC or Cummins ISL. For more information, visit westernstar.com.  

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Great American Trucking Show

AUG. 25-27: Dallas Convention Center, (888) 349-4287, www.prideandpolish.com.

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Antique and Working Truck Show

JUNE 17-18: American Truck Historical Society Music City Chapter, Fairgrounds, Crossville, Tenn., (931) 200-3203.

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Confidence lackluster, but factories humming

Tuesday’s report on consumer confidence was a bit sour, even though the index was up a tad. “Overall, consumers remain apprehensive about the future," said an official with The Conference Board Consumer Research Center, which manages the survey. But, hey, that’s just a survey of how people feel. A report this morning shows that manufacturing, which has a more direct impact on trucking, continues to improve. One of the most active manufacturing sectors was transportation equipment, ...

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Truck seat

The new Next Generation Legacy truck seat has longer armrests and enhanced back support that protects the spine's natural curve.

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Daimler Trucks offers e-mail savings

Daimler Trucks North America, based in Portland, Ore., offers commercial truck operators the option to receive e-mail notifications of offers containing savings on commonly-used parts, service and preventive maintenance repairs.

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‘Truck’ front and center in MA Senate victory

National media, at the behest of the candidate/soon-to-be-senator himself, are putting a GMC Canyon pickup at the center of his (some say) upset victory over the Democrat running against him for Senator Edward Kennedy's former Senate seat in Massachusetts. If eTrucker.com polls we conducted in August and December are any indication, it's appropriate that a truck (if, admittedly, only a pickup) should be responsible for putting in ever more murky light the possibility of health ...

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National Truck Driver Appreciation Week starts Nov. 1

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week runs through Nov. 1-7. For more details on the event sponsored by the American Trucking Associations and special discounts associated wih it, go to www.ntdaw.org.

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