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Navistar unveils eStar all-electric truck

The eStar features an all-electric drivetrain that delivers 75 kilowatts, or 104 hp, and a usable range of 100 miles per charge.

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Sleep apnea problems discussed

Trucking industry leaders and sleep medicine professionals gathered to find solutions to deal with sleep apnea in trucking.

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Trucking groups oppose climate change bill

ATA and OOIDA contend the bill will lead to a fuel tax that will hit truckers hard.

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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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Freight index rose in March

The March Freight TSI gained 2.6 percent from March 2009, the first year-to-year increase in the freight index since July 2008.

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Love’s Travel Stop in Oklahoma destroyed

The company said the I-40 location, which has been in operation for nearly 25 years, will be demolished.

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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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Onboard scale

The handheld TruckWeight onboard scale can read the weight of your trailer from up to 100 feet away from your rig, according to the company. A wireless sensor is attached to every axle group and is accurate to within 1 percent of gross vehicle weight, the company says.  Smartscale Technologies Inc., (877) 757-7888.

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Air conditioning compressors

In an expanded line, air conditioning compressors come equipped with double end-capped PAC oil and anti-wear additive and are available for all makes and models of class 6-8 vehicles. The drop-in replacement parts were tested to original equipment specifications for the heavy-duty truck market, the company says.      Visit www.alliancebrandparts.com for a list of dealers.

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