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Composite air fittings

The push-to-connect composite air fittings are available in union, tee and elbow configurations and are sized to fit dimensions standard in the trucking industry. The company says the fittings are 24 percent to 33 percent lighter than brass fittings and require no special tools. Phillips Industires, www.phillipsind.com

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Kenly 95 to join Petro Centers

The Kenly 95 Truckstop in Kenly, N.C., will become a Petro Stopping Center July 1, the facility’s general manager Ernie Brame announced. Near I-95 at Exit 106, the Kenly 95 Truckstop has been renamed the Kenly 95 Petro. The full-service stop will change the restaurant to an Iron Skillet and the truck service center to a Petro:Lube. The truck stop is part of the Iowa 80 Group family of companies.

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Bill would strengthen freight broker oversight

The bill increases bond to $100,000 and applies the bonding requirement to freight forwarders.

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‘Jazzy’ runs final cross-country leg to Times Square

Jasmine Jordan logged more than 3,150 miles from near Los Angeles to New York City.

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Brake maker earns distinction

Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC has been named to a group of suppliers that produce defects in fewer than 50 parts per million, Paccar announced. The Elyria, Ohio-based brake maker, which supplies air foundation brakes to Paccar, earned the distinction by lowering product defects to 41 parts per million at its wheel-end manufacturing facility in Bowling Green, Ky. “It is truly an honor to receive this recognition from Paccar," said Tom Otter, vice president of original equipment sales ...

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Ice grip

The epoxy-based coating is designed to prevent chunks of ice from sliding off of the trailer and hitting cars behind it, the company says.

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Agency to analyze impact of heavy truck emissions

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced plans to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for more fuel-efficient trucks.

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'Widow Maker’ leads at SuperRigs

Todd Roccapriore won Best in Show and other honors with his custom-built 2004 Peterbilt 379.

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‘Widow Maker’ wins top award at SuperRigs

Todd Roccapriore won Best in Show and other honors with his custom-built 2004 Peterbilt 379.

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‘Jazzy’ runs toward her goal

High school junior Jasmine “Jazzy” Jordan is completing the final miles of her 9-month, 3,000-plus-mile run across the United States.

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