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Thermo King introduces three products

Thermo King Corp. introduced the TriPace Electric APU System, the T-1000 SPECTRUM multi-temp unit for trucks and the SmartPower high output electric standby option March 25 in Louisvilles The TriPace Electric APU System is an electric auxiliary idle reduction and temperature management system designed to maintain comfortable temperature conditions in the truck cab without running an engine. Because it is battery and not engine operated, fuel and maintenance costs are significantly reduced. The T-1000 SPECTRUM multi-temp unit for ...

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X One XDA Energy tire

The X One XDA Energy tire features Infini-Coil technology, more than a quarter-mile of steel cord wrapped around the crown, and three-dimensional matric siping that lock together. The company says that independent tests showed the tire to be 7 percent better than competitors. The X One XDA Energy tire is available in size 445/50R22.5 coast-to-coast, and will replace the Michelin X One XDA tire. MICHELIN, (800) 847-3435

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Engine, transmission flush

Engine and Transmission Flush is a detergent-based flush that cleans sludge, varnish and deposit build-up and can be disposed of with waste oil. Flushing loosens sticky valves, helps quiet lifter noise, helps unclog fluid passages, improves erratic shifting and promotes smoother operation and longer transmission life, the company says. The flush prepares engines and transmissions for the installation of new motor oil or transmission fluid and is recommended for both diesel and gasoline engines and ...

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Groups lobby for biodiesel tax credit renewal

NATSO urged lawmakers to quickly reinstate the tax credit that expired Dec. 31.

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DOT funds to go to Rhode Island roads

The $3 million in federal funds will help Rhode Island repair and reconstruct six key bridges that are closed.

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Truck Stop coupons available

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Trucking groups oppose fuel economy rules action

A Senate bill would transfer authority from DOT to EPA when determining fuel economy rules for medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

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Oregon extends studded tire season

The Oregon Department of Transportation is extending the studded tire season through Saturday, April 17.

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Daimler engines rated high

Daimler Trucks North America, based in Redford, Mich., ranked highest in satisfaction among drivers of trucks with heavy-duty engines.

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