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Battery isolator

Cole Hersee's Smart Battery Isolator 48525 and 48530 prevents loads on the auxiliary battery from draining the starting battery, the company says. The smart battery isolator provides a more flexible solution than traditional isolators, as it is not specific to an alternator type. Also, Cole Hersee's smart battery isolator is smaller, lighter and generates less heat than competitive products, the company says. Cole Hersee, (617) 268-2100

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Heavy-haul trailer

Fontaine Trailer's Fontaine Magnitude 55MX is an extendable heavy-haul trailer that features a modular design that provides convenience and versatility, the company says. Built with 100,000 pounds minimum yield steel flanges, the Magnitude 55MX is durable and designed to deliver years of service. It has a 29-foot clear deck length in the retracted position and easily extends to 50 feet. Fontaine Trailer, (423) 893-8998

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Truck Spotlight

The Volvo VNL 730 mid-roof sleeper is designed for pulling flatbed or lower trailers with heavier loads such as fuel tankers or grain haulers.

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Trucker of the Month

Whether he’s in a truck, bus or muscle car, or atop his Harley-Davidson, Frank Hockaday loves being on the road.

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Speakout

Drivers weigh in on running a profitable business and the new health care legislation.

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Feature Article: An on-highway standard

Peterbilt’s new aero Model 587 combines improvements to achieve new level of efficiency.

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Pennsylvania ends truck idling exemption

Trucks were exempt from the idling restriction under a 2008 state law.

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Navistar, EPA settle suits over SCR certification

The agreement calls for the agency to hold a public workshop or hearing to address the issues Navistar raised.

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LogBook

Back on the Road winner get a Volvo, a Highway hero is named, the FMCSA proposes texting ban, the FMCSA posts carrier safety data and more current issues are featured.

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Diesel price surges to 18-month high

The national average price rose 4.4 cents to $3.122 in the latest week, the 10th increase in the past 11 weeks.

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