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Shock absorbers

Designed for Class 8 trucks, the 2 5/16-in. big bore mono tube shock absorbers have a 4.2-square-in. piston area, spherical rod bearing mountings, two urethane shaft oil seals and a chrome shaft. The shocks are built to last 350,000 to 400,000 miles and can be factory re-built, the company says. ROADKING SHOCKS, www.class8truckshocks.com, (619)766-9207

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Trailer dome light

The Super 80 LED interior trailer lamp detects motion up to 10 feet away from the lamp’s surface and comes on. The dome lamp is designed to stay on for 5 minutes of inactivity before shutting off. It is made of die cast aluminum, has a polycarbonate lens and a near flush mount design of 1.1-in. thickness. The lamp’s 10 LEDs reach full brightness at 9.5 volts. TRUCK-LITE CO., www.truck-lite.com, (800) 562-5012

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Disconnect switch

The sureStart Low Voltage Disconnect Switch disconnects non-critical loads with an electronic sensor that detects excessive discharge. The switch has a service life of more than one million on/off cycles and has a rating of 100 amps at 12 volts or 24 volts DC. Featuring a compact size, it requires no separate solenoid, which simplifies installation, the company says. Cole Hersee, www.colehersee.com, (617) 268-2100.

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Truckers cope with flooding aftermath

Carriers have begun the long process of assessing losses and cleaning up or rebuilding flooded terminal buildings.

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Truckers cope with crisis in flooding

Throughout the Nashville region, carriers have begun the long process of assessing losses and cleaning up or rebuilding flooded terminals

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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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