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Custom Rigs' Pride & Polish kicks off

For the 12th straight year, some of the top custom rigs in the country made their way this past weekend to 75 Chrome Shop.

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Custom Rigs’ Pride & Polish kicks off

For the 12th straight year, some of the top custom rigs in the country made their way this past weekend to 75 Chrome Shop.

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Heavy-duty starter

The Delco Remy 44MT is a heavy-duty starter with high-power density and patented technologies easing installation, increasing reliability and providing a longer life cycle, the company says. The premium starter creates 8.5 kilowatts at 12 volts, and its input current is capable of ECM control. Its internal location enables it to withstand engine temperatures up to 120 degrees C or 248 degrees F. Remy's Clutch Over Planetary Gear Drive System design can improve soft start ...

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Modular harness system

Maxi-Seal Harness Systems' Defender is an integrated moisture/corrosion protection system that features robust harness components along with Peterson's Piranha LED lights, sealed against moisture and corrosion through Maxi-Seal's exclusive Power-Seal Technology. (816) 841-6700

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LED lighting for tractors, trailers

LEDs for class 6, 7 and 8 trucks have ultraviolet resistant polycarbonate lenses and a high diode count. The circuitry is compact and uses 85 percent less electrical power than equivalent incandescent lamps, the company says. The circuit board dissipates heat from the diode, producing light without risking damage to the diode. The lens and housing are completely sealed. The LED lights are available in white, red, amber, green, blue and purple for interior lighting ...

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Exhaust system

The E Model Exhaust Manifold for Class 8 engines replaces stock exhaust manifolds on Caterpillar models 3406E, model years 1994-2000, and C15, 1999-2004. The manifold provides 0.3-0.4 per gallon improvement in fuel economy and adds 30 additional horsepower to the rear wheels. The manifold is finished with a ceramic coating. www.bullydog.com

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ATA exec finds CSA faults

Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 rules will rely on inconsistent state accident reporting, official says.

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Diesel price rises again

The price rose 0.4 cent to $3.078 in the latest week.

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New Mexico may close 14 rest areas

Ten of the rest stops are along Interstates 10, 25 and 40, and the rest are on U.S. highways 64, 70 and 180.

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Peterbilt 384 wins ATD truck award

The other heavy-duty truck nominees were: Kenworth T660 Extended Day Cab and Freightliner Coronado.

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