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Werner driver uses CPR to save girl’s life

Dave Nelson pulled the girl from the car and performed CPR until paramedics arrived.

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Diesel price jumps again, up 5.4 cents

Diesel prices have climbed 13 cents the past two weeks. The national diesel price is now 84 cents higher than a year ago.

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Meritor shows 14X tandem drive axle

ArvinMeritor unveiled its next-generation Meritor 14X tandem drive axle, built on the legacy of the company’s previous RT145 axle, at a press event  March 24 in Lousville, Ky. According to ArvinMeritor engineers, the new axle drew on that design heritage while incorporating many new technological features. The 14X axle is the signature component member of the company’s MPG Series, which is optimized for improved total lifecycle costs, including higher productivity and increased miles-per-gallon performance.   “The 14X brings the ...

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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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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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