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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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Firm forecasts growing truck demand in 2011

A growing economy and tight capacity in the truckload sector could produce significant demand for new equipment, according to ACT Research.

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Ferro: Many ways to cut fatigue in crashes

Administrator said reduced fatigue could be accomplished through research, programs, events, education, and targeted outreach and intervention.

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Cross-border trucking proposal coming

DOT Secretary Ray LaHood said a cross-border trucking program plan with Mexico would be announced “closer than soon.”

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Firm forecasts growing truck demand in 2011

A growing economy and tight capacity in the truckload sector could produce significant demand for new equipment, said ACT Research.

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Onboard scales

The handheld TruckWeight onboard scale can read the weight of your trailer from up to 100 feet 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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FMCSA starts driver pre-employment program

The program allows carriers the option of accessing driver inspection and crash records before hiring.

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