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Phillips’ liftgate kit

Phillips has compiled a kit for liftgate dual-pole installations or single- to dual-pole conversions from a chassis ground system to a ground return system for supplemental liftgate power requirements. The dual-pole cable has a dedicated positive and ground line directly from the tractor’s batteries to ...

Diesel continues price slide, at 9-month low

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell another eight-tenths of a cent in the week ended Aug. 18, putting it at $3.835, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration. That’s the lowest the national average price has been since the ...

Agency pushing for industry-DOT joint rulemaking for entry-level driving training rule

In an attempt to satisfy requirements of the current MAP-21 highway funding law, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration says it is checking the feasibility of producing a required entry-level driver training rule as a “negotiated rulemaking,” or “reg neg.” The reg neg would allow stakeholders ...

Penray’s heavy-duty coolant filters

Penray’s latest heavy-duty coolant filters for Class 6-8 vehicles feature a synthetic media with the company’s proprietary Need-Release technology that introduces coolant additives and fortifiers on an as-needed basis to help stabilize the coolant for optimum effectiveness. The fiberglass-based filtering media is incorporated into a ...

Truck nav, bypass service combined in app from ALK and Drivewyze

Drivewyze and ALK Technologies announced this week a collaboration in which it is integrating key functions of the two individual services into CoPilot Truck, available on both iOS and Android platforms. ALK is bringing the GPS navigation functionality of its CoPilot Truck and pairing it with ...

Cummins claims early emissions compliance with medium-duty engines

Cummins Inc announced  that it has received certification for its 6.7L Turbo Diesel from the California Air Resources Board (CARB), meeting the Low-Emission Vehicle III (LEV III) standards. This new standard applies to all vehicles under 14,000 lb GVWR. The Cummins 6.7L Turbo Diesel powers ...

Trucking Moves America Forward gets $100k from ATA, starting ‘show pride’ pledge

The American Trucking Associations earlier this week announced it is donating $100,000 to the Trucking Moves America Forward campaign. TMAF has a fundraising campaign aimed at raising $1 million by year’s end, and ATA’s donation puts it at $700,000. TMAF was launched in March and is ...

Berkebile’s rust-inhibiting lubricant

Berkebile Oil’s Protection First Class penetrating lubricant and rust inhibitor is solvent-free and is formulated to spray easily and stick to surfaces due to its high viscosity. After application, PFC remains soft and pliable and forms a protective friction-reducing film. The nonhazardous, nontoxic woolwax lanolin ...

OSHA orders carrier to pay $115k to driver in refusal to drive case

An truck driver has been awarded $115,000 in back wages and been reinstated at her former job after the Department of Labor deemed she was wrongfully terminated for refusing to drive. The DOL’s Occupational Safety and Hazard Administration has ordered Terry Unrein, a contractor based in ...

Predictive modeling: behind the scenes

For fleets looking for a more holistic safety program, a wide variety of safety-enhancing technologies offer added insight into the day-to-day lives of truck drivers, allowing fleet owners to anticipate potentially risky events and react accordingly. With the help of recent advances in technology, fleets ...

Outlook Conference speakers to talk regulations, driver performance, economic outlook and more

The 5th annual Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference takes place Aug. 20-21 at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas, and registration for fleets, distributors, suppliers and OEMs is open. Fleets can register for $295 for the first registrant and $245 for up to five additional ...

Valspar’s concrete cleaner

Valspar’s Fast Prep All-in-One Concrete Cleaner is formulated to clean, degrease and etch concrete surfaces for added durability and adhesion of topcoats, stains and sealers. The cleaner is designed to prevent peeling and allow the coating to bond tightly to the concrete, extending the coating’s ...

Genius’ vehicle recorder

Genius’ DVR-FHD568 Full HD vehicle recorder has a 2.4-inch panel that allows drivers to monitor and play video files and a 140-degree wide-angle lens with an F2.4 aperture to facilitate clear, detailed videos in low light and at night. The camera also features HDR (high ...

CVSA’s annual brake inspection spree happening Sept. 7-13

The annual Brake Safety Week inspection spree will take place Sept. 7-13, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has announced. CVSA says it expects more than 30,000 brake inspections to take place during the week, which would be a 50 percent increase from last year’s roughly 20,000 ...

ATRI asking carriers to name top industry concerns

The American Transportation Research Institute posted its 2014 Top Industry Issues Survey Aug. 11, and it is asking carriers and other trucking industry stakeholders to rank their top issues of concern for the industry, along with the strategies for addressing them. This is the 10th year ...

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