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Foam system for damaged reefers

Touch 'n Seal’s 17-gallon Refillable Foam System repairs damaged sidewalls, floors and ceilings on reefers by dispensing a premium Class 1 fire-retardant spray foam that is cost-effective for high-volume users that don’t want to invest in a full-scale foam rig. Another Touch 'n Seal product, Liner Bond trailer adhesive, bonds fiberglass liners to the prepared spray foam insulation, and it offers a 30-minute open time and a 24-hour seal time.     Visit www.touch-n-seal.com for information on both products.

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J.J. Keller develops risk-reducing driver training program

Compliance products and service company J.J. Keller and Associates has introduced a new driver training program designed to reduce the risk for cargo securement violations, accidents and liability.  The Cargo Securement Flatbeds program teaches drivers how to keep their loads in place and compliant, as well as teaching the best practices and how-to information to ensure safety. Covering such topics as correct tiedown use, rub rail issues, headerboards and segments on the five most common ...

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Blair named Highway Angel

Bryan Blair, of Bardstown, Ky., is TCA’s newest Highway Angel. The driver for Pegasus Transportation, of Louisville, Ky., received the honor after helping a fellow driver to safety following an accident. Blair was behind a flatbed hauling a coil of steel late one night when the coil's chains snapped, causing the coil to roll off and the entire vehicle to flip. Blair called 911, pried open the door of the truck, and pulled the conscious but ...

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Interstate Distributor announces new pay package

Interstate Distributor’s new package, “My Pay”, provides over-the-road regional drivers with a competitive base rate per mile with the potential to add an additional 3 cents per mile quarterly. The compensation package focuses on safety, service and operational excellence. Officials say it gives the company the ability to create new jobs, add more home time options and improve average weekly miles while adding 350 2013 Freightliners to its fleet. For more information, visit the Interstate website.

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Kenworth tour adds more stops

Kenworth has added nearly 50 more stops to the T680 Road Tour, which continues through October. The tour is showcasing the EPA SmartWaySM Designated T680, Kenworth’s most aerodynamic truck ever manufactured. The rig is designed to maximize performance in linehaul, pickup and delivery and regional-haul operations. It is available with a new 76-inch sleeper or as a daycab. It also comes standard with a 12.9-liter Paccar MX. The tour features an interactive self-guided tour of the ...

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Study: Problems increase with lower-emissions technologies

Problems in the trucks rose 9 percent to 223 problems per 100 trucks in 2012, with the biggest issues being engine and fuel problems caused by technology originally designed to reduce emissions.

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Freightliner, Kenworth top J.D. Power study

The J.D. Power and Associates’ 2012 Customer Satisfaction Study found Freightliner as the highest ranking heavy-duty truck manufacturer, followed by Volvo in second, and Peterbilt in third place in both the on-highway and vocational segments of the study. Kenworth boasts the highest ranking manufacturer in customer satisfaction with dealer service. The study, based on responses from 1,725 primary maintainers of one-model-year-old trucks, was done in April and May 2012. Freightliner and Volvo, both international manufacturers, earned satisfaction ...

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