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THE BUSINESS OF TRUCKING: IT’S IN the details Pg. 26

September 2009

The Guide To Used Trucks, Equipment and Maintenance

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2010 emissions standards to have trickle-down effect The latest in parts

What's new in technology

Idle tires are a recipe for disaster

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Technology is changing wheels

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BY SEAN KILCARR

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The 2010 impact

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We’re starting to get a clearer picture of the price increases ahead for new trucks in 2010—increases required to cover the costs of governmentmandated emissions-control technology. Will these increases help slow new-truck sales? Absolutely, say many industry insiders. And there will also be repercussions for used-truck buyers and owners. Several OEMs have released their pricing surcharges, and they range from as little as $6,000 for smaller The used market will engines to over $9,000 for larger powerplants. take a hit from 2010 Of course, that’s not the entire pricing story. The surcharges are engine surcharges. subject to Federal excise and sales taxes, raising the cost for meeting 2010 requirements another $2,000 per truck or more. Expect many fleets, large and small alike, to look at these numbers and decide to hold off on buying new equipment for a while. Unfortunately, this will eventually translate into older, worn trucks coming into the used-truck market when they do decide to buy. I also think we’ll see a spike in demand for late-model, low-mileage used trucks as fleets and individuals look for ways to swap out aging equipment for stuff that’s not quite as old nor as expensive as new trucks. Needless to say, new-truck pricing in 2010 is going to reverberate down through the used market for a few years. Now may be the time to adjust your used-equipment purchase plans—before the models you want end up in short supply. AT

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Xtra Lease expands product offerings tra Lease has ordered a number of CARB-compliant refrigerated units for transportation needs within California in addition to other new trailers for lease. A shipment of 48-ft. pintle hook trailers for the Northeast Region, primarily in Albany, NY, will enable a tractor to pull twin 48-ft. trailers. These units include installed trailer tracking devices and logistics seams on 24-in. centers to provide flexibility in blocking off loaded cargo. The East and West Coasts will see a group of 28- and 48-ft. liftgate trailers featuring 5,500-lb.capacity, severe-duty liftgates with large platforms and 16-in. retention ramps. In the Southwest Region, customers will have the option of 57-ft. dry vans. All the trailers feature composite interiors, aluminum roofs, air-ride suspensions with anti-dock walk device and air-assisted slider pin

Aero Clad bumper for Volvo VNL series

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Xtra Lease has ordered a number of new trailers, including liftgate models. assembly, and crossmember spacing on 10-in. centers throughout for increased floor rating capacity. Xtra Lease is also adding new 20-ft./40-ft. combination tridem chassis for its West and Midwest Regions that enable users to carry a loaded 20- or 40-ft. container or two empty 20-ft. containers. www.xtralease.com

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he Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) has awarded the E2T Environmental Excellence in Transportation Award to Roadranger lubricants for reducing environmental impact. Roadranger lubricants, manufactured by Cognis Corp., produce waste oil reductions due to drain intervals that may be extended up to seven times longer than those

recommended for mineral-based lubricants, the company said. For example, Roadranger’s Synthetic FE 75W-90 axle lubricant has demonstrated a nearly 1% fuel economy savings, resulting in a cost savings of more than $400,000 per year for a fleet of 1,000 trucks. The award was presented at the recent SAE 2009 World Congress in Detroit. www.roadranger.com

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endrickson Bumper and Trim, a Boler company, recently announced the availability of its Aero Clad bumper with air dam for 2003 and newer Volvo VNL trucks. The Aero Clad VNL polished stainless steel bumper comes as part of an optional factory-installed metal bumper package on VNL trucks. It also is available for retrofits exclusively through Volvo and Mack dealers. According to Hendrickson, the bumper is designed to maximize style, durability, ground clearance and weight savings. It is made by bonding high-strength, corrosionresistant stainless steel to lightweight aluminum and then polishing it to a bright mirror finish. The new offering comes standard with a 5-yr. limited warranty against corrosion. www.hendrickson-intl.com

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wo new models of waste oil heaters from Thomas & Betts’ Reznor Div. offer the ability to convert used oils into shop heat. The Model RAD-150 is a ductable furnace with heavy-duty blower designed for moving heat to specific locations, while the Model RA-150 is a standard space heater. Both heaters are rated for 150,000 Btu input and feature a chamber design created for extended run time between clean-outs. Each unit can be mounted on shop ceilings or supported above a Reznor Workbench Fuel Tank to function as a “recycling center.” The units feature a state-of-the-art air atomizing burner; an onboard air compressor; a positive displacement fuel metering pump; and automatic thermostat-controlled operation. www.rezspec.com

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AGM battery offers additional power

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arrier Transicold’s new Power Rush Platinum AGM battery is being backed by a 4-yr. full replacement warranty. According to the company, the absorbed glass mat (AGM) battery can power refrigeration units as well as many other Group 31 applications. The PowerRush provides 1,150 cold cranking amps of starting power with deep cycling ability and cold-starting performance, Carrier said. The pure lead battery retains 75% more power than typical Group 31 wet cell batteries at -40F (-20C). A fast charge acceptance by the battery reduces engine runtime for recharging, potentially reducing fuel consumption when Carrier refrigeration units are used in start-stop mode, the

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sed-truck retailer Arrow Truck Sales has announced a 4-yr./400,000-mi. comprehensive engine warranty on preowned units. Arrow said the program “provides extended protection for the purchaser who wants to take the worry out of buying used.” The warranty is available on 2005 and newer Volvo VNL models with fewer than 500,000 mi. and includes full coverage. www.arrowtruck.com

Idling regs published company said. “High performance AGM batteries have gained popularity in the trucking industry, supporting the increased electrical requirements for vehicle electronics and cab accessories,” said Jason Forman, senior product development manager, Carrier Transicold Performance Parts Group. www.traniscold.carrier.com

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ew York City has put into place more stringent anti-idling rules near public schools. That is just one of the new updates in the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) idling regulations compendium now available online at www.atri-online.org. The listing includes state and local regulations and is available in cab card form for the glove compartment of a truck. ATRI continues to monitor idling regulations and offers the compendium and cab card as a free service.

Bee Line rolls out new laser alignment system

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new alignment system from Bee Line is said to allow the alignment of everything from the smallest vehicle to the largest heavy-duty trucks. The LC7080 laser computer wheel alignment system integrates with the Bee Line rear axle aligner for use with tractor and trailer rear axles, the company said. The LC7080 allows for alignments on the floor, on a lift or on a runway system. It includes LCD monitors built into four wireless alignment heads with live readings and a user-

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friendly built-in calibration fixture to calibrate the system in minutes, said Bee Line. “The advanced technology in this system allows us to provide our customers a reliable, accurate and simple

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method to efficiently align anything that comes through their doors, ” said Bee Line senior vp Lee McLaughlin. Another key feature is the ability to achieve pinpoint accuracy on the first attempt, thanks to advanced steering wheel centering calculations and a help section in the WindSpeed 7000 software that includes videos, the company added. This software alerts the tech when the vehicle is within spec and generates before and after color printouts. www.beeline-co.com

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Hard-to-see areas now in plain view

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ccording to OTC, remote inspections of hard-to-see areas can now be accomplished with its new 3880 video inspection scope. The system features a distal video camera at the end of a water-resistant Staylock shaft and provides visual internal inspection of engines without the need to disassemble. “This handy tool gives you the edge on troubleshooting, problem solving and plain old guesswork,” said Andy Forsberg, product manager of electronics for parent company SPX Service Solutions. Just 10 mm in diameter, the scope is said to be ideal for inspecting belts, locating bad sensors and electrical connectors, or looking inside engine cylinders through the spark plug hole. The shaft is 36-in. long and

the product includes a 2.5-in. highresolution color LCD. Autofocus allows images to be viewed clearly from as close as ¼ in., and a clip-on mirror attachment offers 90 deg. to axis viewing of the shaft. The scope provides four hours of operating time on four AA batteries. www.otctools.com

Verus Level 3 training module

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nap-on has released the Verus Level Three training module to its web site at http://diagnostics. snapon.com/trainingsolutions to help technicians learn about the many features and capabilities associated with Snap-on’s diagnostic platform. Level Three builds upon the Level One introductory and Level Two intermediate training modules and covers the introduction to the lab scope, Verus ignition scope and the SIA 2000 DIS Adapter. “Our Verus Level Three module is the latest addition to our online

Training Solutions program, offering training courses from entry level to advanced to help technicians utilize the full value of their Verus diagnostic tool,” said Al McCaskey, manager of customer care for Snapon Diagnostics. Upon completion of the Level Three course, technicians will understand measurements versus time, understand single and multiple traces, and know how to navigate the Verus Ignition and Lab Scope, Snapon said. www.snapon.com

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he 2009 print and web-based product catalog from Grote Industries is now available. More than 2,800 parts and 452 new products are included in the 266-page edition. Sections are color-coded so that information can be quickly located. Three new sections have been added: tools and repair, military lighting and European-approved lighting. There is also a non-12-volt index to identify products that operate with 6-, 24- or multi-volt amperages. An electronic version is also available. Go to the web site to download high-resolution versions of individual sections. www.grote.com

Guide offers tips to securing cargo

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he Practical Cargo Securement, a 405-page resource guide for drivers, carriers, shippers and law enforcement, is now available from the American Trucking Assns. (ATA) Safety Management Council. The book, part of ATA’s Business Solutions line, provides tips on securing cargo for transport, covering basic principles and regulations along with diagrams, graphs and other visuals for comprehension of weight distribution, gravitational pull, load positioning and the correct use of restraints. There is also a second section dedicated to unique commodities such as logs, dressed lumber and building materials, metal coils, paper rolls and more. U.S. and Canadian regulations are included. Order the guide atwww.atabusinesssolutions.com or by calling 866-821-3468.

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Program combats volatile diesel prices

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r icelo ck has announced its consulting and fuel-price management services are now available to truck fleets seeking to hedge against sudden fuel price rises in the future. The company, backed by Goldman Sachs and Artiman Ventures, also

offers a carbon-neutrality program through its Carbonlock product aimed at fleet owners.

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temco has announced the AirBat SD (severe duty) tire-pressure monitoring sensor as a new addition to its Bat RF product line. The AirBat SD is designed for demanding applications such as transit and refuse hauling where high temperatures are produced by the stopand-go nature of the duty cycle, according to the company. AirBat SD provides a visual indicator on the wheel end that identifies underinflated tires. It can also be used with wireless Bat RF products such as the AirBat RF DAS, a handheld reader, an automated gate

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reader, or an integration model that interfaces with satellite-based information systems. All modes of communication can utilize the company’s WebBat software, which allows a fleet to monitor each piece of equipment. Reports enable the user to determine which equipment needs attention. According to the company, all tire pressure monitoring sensors can be configured to various low pressure thresholds and can be retrofitted to existing vehicles in as little as ten minutes. www.batrf.com

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“Fleet owners today need peace of mind and insurance against rising fuel prices,” said CEO Robert Fell. “Pricelock’s patented service offerings allow fleet owners to manage fuel costs closely in a time of extreme price volatility.” www.pricelock.com

AFA s 540 page guide to fleet maintenance provides detailed information and answers to common questions managers face. The Fleet Maintenance Operations Guide includes chapters on essential maintenance principles for in-house, contracted and outsourced maintenance. It includes forms, lists of standards, checklists and guidelines. The guide is available as an e-download or on CD. www.nafa.org

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Heavy steer urban, regional tires offered

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he HSU2 (heavy steer urban) tire introduced by Continental Tire North America offers increased tread life and 17% more wear volume than its predecessor, the HSU, according to the tire maker. The redesigned tire includes a wider 26/32in. deep rib design and is formulated with a cut- and tear-resistant tread compound to provide improved wear in high-scrub and on/ off-road applications. The HSU2 is available in a 315/80R22.5 size. Other benefits include a patented system that ejects rocks and other debris from the tire’s grooves to prevent trapping and drilling, and protects against cracking and tearing. The company’s Visual Alignment Indicator (VAI) system, which is a series of sipes at graduated tread depths equally spaced around the inside and outside of the shoulder

ribs, is said to allow for quick detection of wear differences between the shoulder ribs that can indicate alignment problems. The company has also introduced the HSR2 for “heavy steer regional” applications and the HTL1, a wide-base tire for “heavy trailer longhaul” use. The HSR2 replaces C ont i ne nt a l’s H SR model. With a four-rib design for higher lateral stability and resistance to side forces commonly found in regional applications, it includes a groove geometry that allows the use of more complex groove designs by undercutting, or tunneling under, the groove features, the tiremaker said. Higher tread endurance and a 15% increase in removal miles over the original HSR design are said to be other benefits. www.continental-truck.com

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kyBitz has released an activity sensor to monitor the status of a tank’s product and identify possible theft or unauthorized discharge of the product. The sensor monitors valves to indicate if it has been opened. The company has also made available its tire pressure sensor for on-tire pressure identification.

Mounted on the wheel end, the sensor monitors pressure and displays the information via satellite for the driver. The sensor works with Stemco’s mileage sensor, the company noted. Information from both sensors is delivered to end-users via SkyBitz’s InSight Asset Management Tool. www.skybitz.com

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Rebates for Carrier, Thermo King products

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ebates of up to $250 are available for purchasing qualifying parts for Thermo King and Carrier refrigeration units from participating Thermo King dealers in the U.S. and Canada. The program runs through Sept. 30. The rebate program includes belts and filters, alternators, starters, injectors, water pumps and more. New items in the 2009 parts rebate list include X430 compressors, EMI filter kits, Standard Life Plus alternators and additional PG parts for Carrier units. www.thermoking.com

Filtration training

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hydraulic filtration training module is now available online and in DVD and CD format from Baldwin Filters. It is the fifth in a series of filtration training modules from the company. Each training module looks at the basics behind the specific system, examines the types of filters used with the system, and addresses preventive maintenance procedures. “We are happy to release this training module to our customers and endusers. Our customers have found the training modules to be a great aid in educating their employees,” said Kevin Connolly, vp-marketing. “Our in-house trainers use them as well and recommend them to those wishing to learn more about filtration practices.” For more information on the hydraulic training module, along with the lube, air, fuel and cooling system modules, go to www.baldwinfilter.com/ onlinetraining.html.

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New a/c system keeps day cabs cool

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s the temperature inside day cabs heats up, drivers can now get relief with a new battery-powered air conditioning system from Bergstrom designed specifically for their environment. The Nite day cab noidle system helps reduce idling times in fleets operating day cabs, the company said. “Just like their long-haul counterparts, day-cab drivers are subject to state and local idling restrictions,” said Bill Gordon, national director of aftermarket and director of global marketing. “This truly offers fleets the opportunity to keep day-cab drivers comfortable in the hot weather while adhering to anti-idling regulations.” The system uses the same technology as Bergstrom’s Nite Plus unit, but is installed as a split system. The compressor and evaporator are installed between the truck’s seats, and the condenser is mounted to the exterior of the cab.

Bergstrom’s cooling system keeps day cabs cool without the need to idle. It is powered by one or two deepcycle, absorbed glass mat batteries. A separator is utilized to ensure the truck’s battery maintains enough power to start the vehicle. During normal truck operation, the system recharges through the alternator. An optional heating unit is included and uses just 0.05 gals. of fuel per hour. The a/c unit does not require any fuel usage. The Nite system is CARB-approved. www.nitesystem.com

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ruckersB2B members can now take advantage of several Thermo King rebate programs. Members will receive their rebates from TruckersB2B after negotiating a price with local Thermo King dealers, TruckersB2B said. TriPac APU systems qualify for a $200 rebate on each unit while SB+ Series and Spectrum Multi-Temp reefer units both qualify for a $250

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rebate on each unit. All the rebates have a maximum of five units per calendar year, the company said. “This is a great opportunity for us to partner with a strong group like TruckersB2B, and also a great opportunity for their members to save on Thermo King equipment,” said Craig Fisher, marketing director for Thermo King. www.truckersb2b.com

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Coating provides additional protection

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PG Commercial Coatings said its advanced aliphatic polyurea coating technology ensures its DuraBull coating product provides the performance and durability protection needed for heavy-duty vehicle applications. DuraBull is corrosion-resistant and extremely effective in protecting high-use work areas such as truck beds, trailer floors, running boards, steps and deck lids where non-skid surfaces are critical, PPG said. “DuraBull is a great addition to our line of protection and anti-corrosion fleet products,” says John Lewis, PPG commercial brand manager. “In weatherometer testing, DuraBull outlasted the competition, retaining more than twice the gloss of its nearest competitor at the 586-hour mark.” Among the features are impact and crack resistance, a non-skid surface that helps keep cargo in place, and it also dries to the touch in minutes. It is offered in safety gray and black with tinted color capability. There is also a variety of textured finishes. www.ppgcommercialcoatings.com

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been released by Alliance Parts. The LEDs are available for stop, turn and tail lights as well as backup elements for most heavy-duty vehicle makes and models. The lights come with a 1-yr./unlimited mileage warranty and are packaged for individual sale. The company sells new and remanufactured parts and accessories that are available at more than 1,000 locations in North America. Alliance Parts is an operation of Daimler Trucks North America. www.alliancebrandparts.com

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Deal cut to distribute anti-idling products

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heelTime Network will now promote, distribute and service the full line of Webasto Product North America idle-reducing technologies under a partnership announced by the two companies. Webasto makes engine-off heating and cooling systems, including the BlueCool Truck, a bunk cooling storage system for sleepers. “This agreement forges a new business model for Webasto, providing consistency to the market and allowing us to provide a greater reach to more customers by getting parts in the field to better service and support our existing and future customers,” said Mark Hickey, vp-sales & marketing, Webasto Product North America. “With over 200 WheelTime locations, 4,000 factory-trained technicians and a philosophy based around quality customer service, WheelTime is a clear partner of choice.”

“When it comes to CARB-approved engine-off heating and cooling solutions, Webasto has one of the most innovative and complete offerings in the market,” said WheelTime CEO Tom Freiwald. “Webasto’s product line will help to differentiate and complement WheelTime’s current business. That’s why our members were excited and on board from the start.” www.wheeltime.com

eliant Leasing Systems and Icebox Solutions have announced a joint venture to offer short-term leases and long- and short-term rentals of refrigerated trailers for processors, distributors and shippers. The agreement allows Reliant Leasing Systems to provide Icebox Solutions-branded products and to commit resources to the service requirements associated with environment-controlled freight.

“This is a great opportunity for Reliant to expand our customer base and venture into a product offering that is in such short supply today,” said James Marcel, managing partner of Reliant Leasing Systems. “So much of the supply chain is changing today as consumers are better educated about the products they buy, and we are very excited to be a part of this new venture.” www.reliantleasing.com

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luid supplier Old World Industries has announced it will supply BlueDEF diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) through its supply network of ten production locations and more than 4,500 distribution points. “Few manufacturers have the opportunity to supply and distribute to so many diverse networks as we do,” said Kal Mahmood, senior vp of commercial sales. “Our expertise and relationships across the heavy-duty market allows us to provide BlueDEF through an already established network.” BlueDEF is a urea-based fluid that converts the pollutant NOx into harmless nitrogen and water in selective catalytic reduction (SCR) emissionscontrol systems for diesel engines. New EPA guidelines set to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2010, mandate a reduction in NOx emissions. www.oldworldind.com

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he Racor Division of Parker Hannifin Corp. has introduced new ParFit fuel filters, which it said will help protect system components from microscopic solid contaminants and water. The ParFit FF296 replaces the CAV296 while the ParFit PFF297 replaces the CAV796. Each filter has been laboratorytested to SAE standards, the company said, and contains one of three media grades developed for performance and versatility. The ParFit fuel filters are engineered for use with on- or offhighway vehicles as well as stationary equipment. www.parker.com/racor

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Alternative fuels conference on DVD

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ighlights of this year’s Alternative Fuels & Vehicles Conference + Expo 2009 are now available on DVD for just $79, the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute (AFVI) announced. The annual DVD release includes videos of the keynote speakers and .pdf files of more than 100 presentations made during the conference. Speakers included Growth Energy spokesman Gen. Wesley Clark; Deputy Mayor for the Environ-

ment, Los Angeles, S. David Freeman; and energy entrepreneur T. Boone Pickens. Topics addressed during the conference included government funding and incentives, converting vehicles to run on alternative fuels, the promise of plug-in hybrid and extended range electric vehicles, and meeting EPA’s 2010 regulations. To order a copy, visit http://www. af v2009.com/presentations09. html.

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Replacement filter elements

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fuel/water separator fuel filters. The elements cover all applications through two media types: cellulose, with micron ratings between 2 and 50 and capacities of 37 to 52 grams; and synthetic, with micron ratings between 2 and 50 and capacities of 60 to 63 grams, the company said. The synthetic filters also feature a pressure differential valve. www.davcotec.com


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n all-electric medium-duty commercial truck by Smith Electric Vehicles is due to start rolling off a transatlantic production line this month, allowing the company to begin filling orders placed by U.S. companies ranging from utility corporations to beverage and snack distributors. At a special event held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., Smith Electric Vehicles U.S., which is owned by Private Investors Management and The Tanfield Group Plc, both based in Great Britain, showed off its Smith Newton all-electric commercial truck. The Smith Newton is available with ratings of 16,535, 23,148 or 26,455 lb. GVW, and boasts a top speed of 50 mph with a range of just over 100 mi. on a single charge. It takes roughly six to eight hours to fully recharge its batteries. Kevin Beck, Smith’s vpbusiness development, told American Trucker that the Smith Newton’s chassis and cab are built in the Czech Republic, then shipped to Smith’s assembly facility in Kansas City where the vehicle’s

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Orders are coming in for the Smith Newton electric vehicle.

two lithium-ion battery packs (weighing anywhere from 7,392 to 16,280 lbs., depending on the truck’s GVWR), drivetrain, and 120-kilowatt induction motor are installed. It takes roughly two to three weeks from start to finish to build one Smith Newton, including shipment of the chassis and cab from Europe. Beck noted the company plans to roll out an all-electric version of Ford Motor’s Transit Connect van in partnership with the automaker early next year. Major corporations with significant private fleet operations, including Coca-Cola, AT&T and Frito-Lay along with utility companies such as Pacific Gas & Electric and Kansas City Power & Light, have

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ordered Smith Newtons. These companies view the truck’s zero-emissions profile as a good fit with urban medium-duty operations. “We’ve been looking at using a mixture of alternative fuel in our fleet, from CNG [compressed natural gas] to hybridelectric passenger vehicles and trucks,” Jerome Webber, vp-fleet operations for AT&T, said. “We conducted a six- to ninemonth study looking at all the various alternatives to gasoline and diesel for our fleet and found all-electric trucks make a good fit in city operations. It gives us the potential to significantly reduce emissions while increasing our fleet’s overall fuel savings.” —SEAN KILCARR

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cLeod Software is now providing greater mileage calculation flexibility for its customers, thanks to the introduction of a new interface module for PCMiler Web Services and PCMiler Multi-Version Switch (MVS). The module enables McLeod’s 9.2 Versions of LoadMaster IX and PowerBroker II to fully integrate with ALK Technologies’ PCMiler MVS mileage solution. According to McLeod, ALK’s PCMiler Web Services allows customers to easily access PCMiler functionality hosted in a secure Tier 1 data center. MVS capabilities make it easier and cheaper for customers to stay current, share data and improve efficiency. It also supports the special needs of customers who prefer that the mileage version used for distance calculations be controlled. The integration serves as a tool to allow multiple versions of PCMiler (version 16 through version 23) installed on a single hardware server to be accessed from McLeod’s LoadMaster/PowerBroker mileage interface. The integration is designed especially for carriers who have to maintain and use several different versions to meet various customer needs. www.mcleodsoftware.com

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In-cab video improves vehicle safety

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leets using in-cab video recorders connected to Internet-based management systems are finding they can significantly improve the effectiveness of their safety programs, reducing the risk of vehicle crashes while improving driver behavior and skill. Loomis Armored recently wrapped up a sixmonth study that involved over 2,800 of its drivers and 1,000 of its vehicles equipped with the SmartDrive Measured Safety Program from SmartDrive Systems Inc. Danny Pack, Loomis’ senior vp-risk management, said collision frequency decreased 53% over the study period, with a corresponding reduction in four other key driver-related metrics: distraction (dropped 54%); fatigue (declined 56%); non-use of seat belts (fell 68%); and incidents of speeding (cut 53%)

Studies show that cameras can dramatically improve safety. “While having a safe fleet is our objective, as with any area of improvement, you cannot sit on your laurels. We owe it to our employees, our customers and the general public to continuously seek ways to prevent injury and provide value,” Pack told American Trucker. “In these economic times it is easy to put off investment ... and a good risk manager knows there is no

silver bullet, no one thing that will eliminate all your risk,” he added. “[But] this has been one of those tools which exceeded our expectations. As noted earlier, our goal is reducing the possibility of injury to our employees, customers and the public. I can think of no greater gain than what we’ve achieved here.” A different in-cab video technology study involving two fleets conducted by the

Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration used DriveCam’s in-cab video system. The study involved 100 trucks (both long haul and short haul) over a 17-week period and showed risky driving events fell 52.2% in one fleet and 37% in the second for vehicles running the DriveCam Driver Risk Management Program, said Jeff Hickman, VTTI’s lead researcher. “Both carriers significantly reduced the mean frequency of recorded events/miles traveled from baseline to intervention,” Hickman said. “The results prove that the combination of onboard safety monitoring and behavioral coaching were responsible for the significant reduction in the mean frequency of events/miles traveled at both carriers.” —SEAN KILCARR

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T&T will now offer TeleNav Lite in addition to TeleNav Vehicle Tracker, which is already available, through AT&T’s wireless network services. The new tracking system from TeleNav Inc. is designed to provide real-time visibility of field employee locations without requiring special software or GPS. The new Lite service will work on virtually all AT&T mobile devices, laptop cards and wireless-equipped notebooks. “What is different about this solution is that it does not require a data plan or any special software on the mobile device,” said Keith Halasy, senior marketing manager, business to business products for TeleNav. “It uses cell site readings instead of GPS to deter-

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mine location, and it can operate on a very broad range of devices. With this product, we are really going in a less specialized direction because this is so affordable and so easy to deploy.” According to Halasy, the Lite service is being marketed to companies that could benefit from adding location information as a data point to help them better manage their operations but are just not ready for GPS.

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TeleNav Lite provides location information to customers on a live online map. It allows users to set customized tracking needs, including the ability to establish geofences and track speeding or long stops. Alerts can also be established to tell users when a worker or vehicle is operating outside set parameters. “TeleNav Lite allows customers to set geofences for things like customer locations or terminals,” noted Halasy. “Knowing where your workers are enables companies to be more efficient, provide better service and reduce costs. Having location information can be so powerful for a business. It provides a level of control that is indispensable once you have it.” www.telenavtrack.com

Instantly track trucks on the web A new web site from CarrierWeb provides instant exception alerts whenever a truck deviates from its assigned route. The company’s AlwaysOn Route GeoFencing allows customers to es-

tablish a route and set boundaries. The site monitors the truck, making notification of any deviations. Always-On’s polygonal landmarking allows for boundaries with unlim-

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ited points, CarrierWeb said. The site also allows the viewing of all assets on a map while at the same time creating a new landmark with the simple push of a button. www.carrierweb.com

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he 23rd annual release of PCMiler, ALK Technologies’ routing and mileage software, includes carbon emissions and intermodal analysis functionality as well as restrictions and toll costs. ALK said the intermodal analysis feature calculates alternative rail intermodal routes for truck shipments to run quick comparisons of truck and intermodal mileage, fuel consumption and carbon emissions. Other updates include truck restriction and allowance enhancements; weight restrictions; and weight allowance and commercial vehicle constraints in the U.S. and Canada. www.alk.com

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he TMWSuite and TruckMate fleet-management software programs can now interface with Carrier411 web services. The interface allows for daily monitoring of carrier credentials within both TruckMate and TMWSuite systems. Carrier411 offers fax, email and online information on motor carrier credential changes. www.tmwsystems.com

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anasonic Computer Solutions and Venture Development Corp. (VDC) have jointly published a white paper addressing the importance of using total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis in acquiring mobile technology solutions. The paper is titled “Mapping Technical and Operational Challenges of Mobile Computing Deployments: Using TCO Analysis to Identify the Ideal Mobile Computing Solution for Frontline Workers.” According to Panasonic,

supply chain logistics and transportation organizations often make mobile investment decisions with incomplete information or have a general misunderstanding of the environments in which their solutions are to be deployed. Combined with the economic climate, Panasonic said, companies will make decisions based on perceived savings because of the purchase price. VDC said purchase price ac-

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no-charge version of the Decisiv service management platform FleetBasic streamlines communication between over-the-road trucking operations and their service providers. “Fleets of all types can sign up for the free FleetBasic version of the Decisiv platform,” said Derek Messulam, senior vp. “FleetBasic is designed to support and promote communication between trucking companies and service locations. The platform is used to create, negotiate and approve service write-ups efficiently.” The software allows fleets to create an elec-

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counts for less than 30% of total deployment costs. “Unfortunately, it’s fairly common for companies to make mobile technology purchases based on insufficient data,” said

Kyp Walls, Panasonic’s director of product management. “This often results in a poor return on investment and lost revenue and efficiency.” The report outlines the hard and soft costs and discusses improving mobile investment decisions through TCO analysis. To get a copy of the report, go to www. panasonic.com/business/ toughbook/about-knowledge-center-white-paper. asp.

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wo interactive evalua tion tools for companies considering fleet maintenance software are available for free from Arsenault Associates. The first is a detailed worksheet for calculating return on investment; the second evaluates software providers. “The economic downturn has many fleet-dependent firms looking for the means to control operating costs. Among the more popular technologies being reviewed is fleet maintenance management software,” said CEO Charles Arsenault. “In recent

months we have seen a spike in inquiries from companies anxious to reign in maintenance expenditures.” The ROI Calculator is formatted as a Microsoft Excel document. Managers simply fill in the appropriate fields to receive a projected yearly savings for an entire fleet. The Decision Matrix, also formatted as an Excel spreadsheet, offers a series of questions to ask any potential software vendor and then ranks the answers from excellent to poor, providing an overall score for each vendor. www.arsenault.biz

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ng home from work one day, I couldn’t help e increasing number of trailers and tractors ous businesses along the Interstate. One major trailer dealer had used equipment two and three deep in his back lot, which appeared full. With so many tractors and trailers just sitting idle, my thoughts were of the tires that are slowly “drying out” with each Dry rot eats up passing month. While my idle tires, posing opinion, it’sI’mjustfairly dent that thoupotential dangers. confi sands of truck tires and casings are unnecessarily scrapped on an annual basis because the sidewall rubber starts to develop small cracks. The weatherchecking or “dry rot,” as it’s known, poses no risk to the performance of the casing in its minor stages. In fact, in order for it to result in any damage, it must extend to the steel body cables or be greater than 2/32 of an inch deep. Of course, not all sidewall cracks should be ignored. Large circumferential cracks about an inch above the rim flange and small cracks near the shoulder should be inspected by a tire professional. But just like the theory that all roadside tire debris is the result of faulty retreads, the court of public opinion has already determined that all tires with sidewall cracks should be immediately removed from service. Manufacturers have made advances in developing compounds resistant to the effects of ozone and ultraviolet (UV) rays, but most tires will still develop some cosmetic cracking as they age, even when perfectly maintained and stored indoors. While age plays a role, it’s not the only factor. I’ve seen six-year-old casings with minor weather-checking and three-year-old original tread tires with cracks so numerous and deep I was

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amazed the tire was still inflated. While it’s human nature to be skeptical of the casing’s integrity, it bears repeating that the cracks typically need to be 2/32 of an inch deep in order for there to be any concern. Unfortunately, the law enforcement community will instinctively be drawn to tires with severe weather-checking, so fleets and operators are forced to take steps to prevent them from being left in service. Since it’s inevitable, the first key to preventing this is to make sure the tires get regular exercise. As I mentioned previously, chemicals are added to rubber compounds to combat the effects of ozone and UV light. In order for those additives to minimize or prevent weather-checking, however, the tires must be periodically operated so the rubber flexes and remains pliable. The longer tires sit, the more susceptible they become to weather-checking, so fleets need to find ways to rotate idle equipment into service. And companies that purchase used tractors or trailers should also carefully inspect the tires because in some cases they may need to be replaced. Another factor that contributes to weather-checking is the excessive use of protective sidewall “dressings” and caustic tire cleaners. Most of these products actually contribute to the problem by drawing the chemicals to the surface and away from the rubber. It’s also important to note that prolonged underinflation and heat damage can increase the rate and severity of the cracking so basic maintenance is vital. Since weather-checking is unavoidable, fleets and drivers should not be alarmed when small cosmetic cracks start appearing on the sidewall. If there is any doubt, contact the tire manufacturer or a tire professional for their assessment before scrapping the tire.

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ike the tires mounted on them, heavy-duty wheels increasingly can be selected by considering various specific advantages engineered into them—for everything from lighter weight to maintenance-friendly finishes. Not surprisingly, major wheel manufacturers are missing no opportunity to put material and manufacturing technologies to work to ensure their product offerings deliver greater value to fleet owners and truck operators. For example, Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products said the LvL One aluminum wheel it rolled out earlier this year boasts not only new materials and design, but also a new manufacturing process. It will eventually replace Alcoa’s existing line of 24.5 x 8.25 truck wheels—but without a price increase, the manufacturer emphasized. “Our intent from the beginning was to bring this new product offering into the core part of the wheel market we serve, not bring it in as a premium product,” said Tim Myers, president of Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products. “We plan on offering the LvL One as our ‘base family’ of truck wheels.” The aluminum wheel is 2 lbs. lighter than Alcoa’s previous offering, which translates into a 36-lb. savings for an entire tractor-trailer, Myers pointed out. And he said that advantage grows to 650 lbs. when compared to standard steel wheels. Myers noted that Alcoa field-tested the LvL One wheel with three high-mileage, high-payload fleets. While weighing in at 30 lbs. less than a typical steel wheel in the 24.5 x 8.25 in. category, the LvL One wheel boasts a 7,850-lb. rating, which, according to Alcoa, is highest in its class. The wheel is designed for vocational, construction and over-the-road trucks and trailers, and is designated for use with load range H tires. This summer, Accuride Corp. said it was increasing the availability of its enhanced finish for aluminum wheels. The finishing process, which produces a semi-polished

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appearance on unpolished wheels, is now available as standard across the company’s aluminum wheel product line, excluding small-diameter trailer wheels. “When customers compare Accuride’s standard enhanced finish to the competition’s standard machinefinished wheel, we feel they will be amazed at the difference,” stated Rick Schomer, senior vp of marketing & sales. “Our enhanced finish provides the driver with the look of an upgraded aluminum wheel at standard aluminum wheel pricing.” And certainly reflecting the growing applicationspecificity of wheels, Accuride announced jointly with Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. in July that Accuride’s powder-coated steel wheels will be standard on all trailers produced by Utility at their five regional plants (located in Clearfield, UT; Paragould, AR; Glade Spring, VA; Adkins, VA; and Enterprise, AL). The new wheel standard was to be effective on all trailers starting the first of this month. According to Hayes Lemmerz, its wheels “set standards in weight optimization, finish [E-coat or custom color top-coats] and fatigue life. All of our wheels are tested and certified to the most stringent test criteria.” The company said its hub-piloted tubeless wheels can be used for single- or dual-wheel applications and for steer, drive or trailer axle positions. “The primary advantage of our wheel is that a single, right-hand threaded, cone lock nut is used on each bolt,” said Hayes Lemmerz. “In contrast, traditional stud-piloted systems incorporate spherical countersinks on each stud hole, which require multiple left-hand/right-hand fasteners. Positive hub piloting and cone lock clamping leads to improved wheel life and simplified maintenance. There are no inner wheel nuts to freeze on or to complicate re-torquing.” Hayes Lemmerz noted its stud-piloted FOR MORE INFORMATION, tubeless wheels “in- VISIT THESE WEB SITES: corporate inner and ACCURIDE CORP. outer cap nuts so that www.accuridewheels.com each wheel is tightened and torqued individu- ALCOA ally.” These wheels are www.alcoawheels.com/lvlone available in standard or heavy-duty stud-pilot- HAYES LEMMERZ ed mountings based on www.hayes-lemmerz.com load capacity.

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Invest Wisely Driver Comfort:

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ou are in your truck all day, every day, and not only do you need all the physical comfort you can get, but sometimes you deserve a few amenities as well, such as the latest entertainment devices. Whether driving a Class 8 truck or a medium-duty rig, your truck is a home away from home, and it should be as comfortable and inviting as your living room. We’ll be looking at three retrofit ideas that can improve your driving life—entertainment, climate control and seating. By installing these goodies, not only will it help companies retain and recruit drivers, but it also increases the vehicle’s resale value while bringing a little more happiness to work.

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ruckers were some of the ear- a separate radio for each one, but liest adopters of satellite radio, dual receivers are now available. and it’s still one of the first gadIf your current truck doesn’t have gets that they want. It’s no wonder. a satellite radio, the aftermarket is Satellite radio works everywhere. robust and installation is simple. It used to be Sirius XM, as the new venproblemat ic in dense cities ture is called, with tall buildoffers several ings, but those choices from problems have dedicated been ironed radios that out, only receive and there’s litersatellite sigally hundreds nals to tunof channels ers that simfrom which to ply hook into Whether it’s sports, news talk, or your favorite choose. your current A t f i r s t , music selections, it’s available on satellite radio. stereo system there were two an d a l l ow different services, XM Radio and you to hear satellite radio through Sirius, but after a merger (techni- your already installed sound syscally, Sirius bought XM), there tem. There are also portable units remains just one. The two systems that can move between your truck are different and you used to need and your home.

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One of the more exciting innovations is up-to-the-minute traffic and road reports. While you’re listening, updated information is sent to your navigation system about accidents, scheduled road closings, traffic flow and other traffic-related news. One hint about installation: Many truckers simply use the built-in antenna and lay the radio where it ‘can see’ the sky. If this works where you travel most, that’s fine, but some truckers prefer to hook up an outside antenna either permanently or by using a magnetic mount. How much will all this cost? Radios are all over the price range, from under a hundred dollars for a bare-bones receiver (there are even some close-out deals for under $50) to hundreds of dollars for a unit with all the bells and whistles. The monthly fee swings widely based on your plan (a la carte or all channels), and whatever special deal is running at the time. On average, expect to pay under $15 a month for a subscription.

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APUs maintain the cab’s environment when the truck is not running. comes to APUs, but you must ask the right questions before you decide to buy. W Determine your needs. Do you spend enough downtime in your truck to make the investment in an APU worthwhile? A North Carolina State University study released last year suggests that using APUs to reduce idling is not cost-effective for trucks that idle less than four hours a day. When fuel prices are high, the study recommends APUs for trucks that idle daily more than seven hours. W Make sure the APU can deliver the comfort level you require. Ascertain that the unit will handle the size of your cab and the outside conditions that you encounter most. Truckers who usually stop in the mountains during the winter months have different needs than those who traverse the southern states in summer. W Make sure the APU’s alternator or generator is powerful enough to handle all of your electrical needs, including television, radio, computer and refrigerator. A heavyduty alternator/generator will not only last longer, but will be less likely to fail. WListen to the APU and see if it’s quiet. Some can be downright noisy and keep you and nearby

truckers awake. In general, the more cylinders the APU has, the smoother and quieter it will perform. WStudy options. One option in particular should be included in your APU: shore power capability. If you find a place with outside electrical power, you will want to use that instead of burning diesel fuel in your APU. Another option to consider is battery power. Battery systems typically charge off the truck’s alternator when the engine is running, and then use that stored energy to provide heating and cooling. The length of time your cab will stay cool or warm will vary, of course, but eight solid hours is not unusual. In some states, such as California, this may be the best option. Many manufacturers disavow warranties unless the APU was installed by a certified technician. No matter how handy you are, you may want to turn the installation over to someone else. Also, most APU problems are caused by poor installation. If you want the most

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ruck makers have done a terrific job researching what makes a seat comfortable. Every model year they have improved seats, not only making them easier on the backside, but easier on the lower back, legs and every part that aches from many hours on the road. But what if the seat has done its service or you’re itching for a new model? What do you look for in the aftermarket? First and most importantly, try it. Sit down and see how it feels as you put your butt in the seat, hands on the steering wheel, and reach for the knobs and switches. While this may appear basic, many

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There are even heating and cooling options for day cabs these days. from your purchase, have an expert put it in. As for pricing, APUs are expensive and many APU dealers have a plug-in spreadsheet that will help determine which APU is best for you based on your driving criteria and your budget. It will show how much you can save by using the APU instead of idling. In the end, because you spend so much time in your cab, just making a few aftermarket additions will help make that time more enjoyable. mail-order dealers complain that people buy seats based on a previous model they liked, on the word of a friend, or by sitting in a buddy’s seat while at a truck stop. This is not good enough. Seat contours change shape depending upon the driver, so only try a new one. Keep in mind that like a pair of shoes, seats need a little bit of getting used to, but don’t assume that you can live with a seat that doesn’t fit quite right, hoping it will work itself in. As far as features are concerned, there’s a long list, including wider seats, extra thick foam padding, adjustable lumbar support (very important if you suffer from back pain), and logic controls so you can get back to your favorite settings

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When purchasing a seat, remember that it’s used for more than just driving. in a snap. Go for the full reclining models. Consider all options despite the additional expense. Especially consider options such as heating and cooling systems and massage units that may seem over-luxurious to some hard-core drivers. You will be glad you got them. Also, go for fully adjustable armrests and make sure they feel good on your elbows and forearms. No chafing allowed. Go for the best heavy-duty dampening system that you can afford, including those that dampen side motion. Check the durability cycle tests in which a weight (sometimes as much as 300 lbs.) is placed in the seat for millions of cycles. The more cycles before breakdown, the better. Another issue to consider is what you do in the seat. With so many advanced technologies and in-cab communications systems, drivers no longer just sit in their seat to drive. Whether you work on a laptop, have a mounted computer, GPS, etc., it’s vital that you are comfortable and

can reach all the proper controls for these devices with minimal effort. The last thing you want is the seat to get in the way of reaching controls, causing a potential road hazard as you twist your body to access a safety

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notification that may have come via your computer. While we’ve discussed comfort options, there are two safety features that need to be considered. First, the seat belt. Make sure it fits comfortably. Drivers who are taller or shorter than average need to make certain that the belts not only fit properly safety-wise, but also comfort-wise. Second, consider the headrest. For maximum safety, your head must touch the headrest and not extend over it. Lastly, consider the material. This is a matter of personal taste. Some drivers prefer leather; others prefer cloth. Leather lasts longer, looks better and resists stains, but some drivers don’t like the feel of it against their skin when they’re wearing shorts or short sleeves. Price? When you check the web, prices are all over the map—from several hundred dollars to over a thousand. Because suppliers are so competitive, they may not give you an online price quote until you fill out a form. If you’re serious about getting the best price, fill it out. AT

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B nty, TX, wraps around the city of San Antonio and then s tretches out to encompass the more rural areas beyond, and the county’s fleet of trucks and other equipment mirrors this diversity. Seventy-eight Class 7 and 8 trucks and 55 pieces of assorted other heavy equipment, from street sweepers to paving machines, help meet the needs of the county’s urban and rural citizens. “We have a very diverse fleet,” says Tony Vasquez, street and drainage manager. “Our unusual combination of city and rural areas in Bexar County means that we need many types of equipment, and we put more miles on some of our trucks than you might expect in a county fleet. Some of our heavyduty trucks run 20,000 to 25,000 mi. per year, largely in stop-and-go operations. That kind of duty cycle is tough on trucks.” The special challenges of these operations were part of what made Vasquez and his equipment maintenance coordinator, Joe Reyna, decide to consider adding hybrid trucks to the fleet. “Bexar County is not in a non-attainment area, and we want to make sure it stays that way,” says Vasquez. “In 2007, the county adopted an energy policy with the primary goals to reduce and conserve energy and promote

environmental responsibility. The policy also promoted the purchase of alternative fuel vehicles to help reduce emissions. “When fuel prices began to rise, the timing was right to test hybrids in our heavy-duty fleet,” he adds. Vasquez says he had clipped an article about hybrids a couple of years ago and saved it, so he asked Reyna, whose crew maintains all the equipment, to “look into hybrids.” This June, the fleet took delivery of three Kenworth T370 diesel-electric hybrids, all equipped with 6-yd. dump bodies and fitted with crew cabs. Pintle hitches also enable the hybrids to tow trailers so that work crews can bring equipment such as skid steers, small rollers and shredders to job sites. The hybrids are powered by Paccar PX-6 engines rated at 260 hp. and delivering 620 lbs.-ft. of torque with Eaton’s diesel-electric hybrid power system. Electricity generated through regenerative braking is stored in the frame-mounted lithium-ion battery pack and used for acceleration, assisting the diesel engine. The power take-off (PTO) for the dump body is run off the PX-6. While the new trucks have only been in service a short time, Vasquez says they are already seeing better fuel economy than Kenworth

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advertised. “We took delivery of the trucks on June 24,” he says, “and they went right to work. Kenworth advertises a 30% reduction in fuel usage, but we are actually seeing a higher savings than that. Our older trucks are getting about 6 mpg and the new hybrids are getting 10.1 mpg already. The trucks are really working, too. Those dump bodies are loaded.” According to Vasquez, drivers love the new trucks because they are comfortable and roomy and they do a good job. “The drivers have no performance complaints about the hybrids,” he says. “They all want to be the one to get to drive them.” Reyna and Vasquez trained certain drivers to operate the hybrids to help assure the most efficient and safe operation of the new vehicles. “Besides saving fuel, safety is our number-one concern,” Vasquez notes. Down the road, Vasquez hopes to add other hybrid equipment to the fleet. “Street sweepers would just be a perfect application for hybrids,” he says, “plus Caterpillar has a hybrid dozer and Komatsu has a hybrid excavator.” For now, however, other government agencies and other counties have been calling to ask how the new trucks are working out and Bexar County is giving them high marks.

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2006 Freightliner Columbia Detroit 14.0L 470/515 hp, 13-spd. OD, Jake, All Alum. Wheels, 3.58 Ratio, 493,198 Miles.

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2005 Volvo VNM64T Volvo VED12 435 hp, 10-spd., Air Ride Susp. Cab/Frt. Axle, 176” W.B., All Alum. Wheels, Stk. #003F ..........................................$32,500

2001 Mack CX613 E-7 380 hp, 10-spd. OD, 3.73 Ratio, All Alum. Wheels, Stk. #R18282 ...........................$16,500

2001 International 9100 CAT C-12 380 hp, Jake, 10-spd. OD, 3.90 Ratio, 407,000 Miles, Stk. #R15844.

(4) 2001/2002 Freightliner CST1126ST Cummins ISM 370 hp, Jake, 4.11 Ratio, All Alum. Wheels, Stk. #R29818.

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2009 Freightliner Cascadia, Detroit DD15 530 hp, 72” XT Mid Roof Sleeper, RTLO16918B Trans., Air Ride, 3.58 Ratio, 244” W.B., A/C, P/S, Dual Tanks, Tilt/Tele., Stk. #110029 ........$123,000

2008 Freightliner Columbia, Detroit Series 60 515 hp, 70” XT Slpr., 13-spd., Air Ride Susp., 3.58 Ratio, 244” W.B., A/C, P/S, Stk. #107449 ......... $109,000

2009 Western Star 4900EX, Detroit DD15 530 hp, 82” Stratosphere Slpr., RTLO18918B Trans., Air Ride Susp., 3.42 Ratio, 265” W.B., A/C, P/S, Stk. #110233 .........CALL FOR PRICING

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2004 Western Star 4900EX, Detroit Series 60 500 hp, 76” High Roof Slpr., 13-spd., Air Ride, 3.58 Ratio, 265” W.B., A/C, P/S, Dual Tanks, Tilt/Tele., Cruise, Recent O/H w/Documents, Stk. #105543 .... $32,750

2003 Freightliner Classic XL, Detroit Series 60 500 hp, 13-spd., Air Ride, 3.58 Ratio, 265” W.B., A/C, P/S, Dual Tanks, Tilt/Tele., Stk. #108025 .......... $28,500

2006 Kenworth T600, CAT C-15 475 hp, Jakes, 13-spd., 72” Aero Cab, 480,000 Miles, Super Singles ................................................ $39,900

2004 Kenworth T800, CAT C-12 430 hp, FRO16210C Trans., Air Ride, 3.90 Ratio, 170” W.B., A/C, P/S, Tilt/Tele., Cruise, Stk. #110737 .......................... $39,000

2006 Freightliner Columbia, Detroit Series 60, Double Slpr., FRO16210C Trans., Air Ride Susp., 3.55 Ratio, 234” W.B., A/C, P/S, Stk. #110226 ... $36,900

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2005 Freightliner C120, Mercedes MBE4000 450 hp, 70” Stand-Up Slpr., 12-spd. Autoshift, Air Ride Susp., 3.42 Ratio, 228” W.B., A/C, P/S, Stk. #105582 .......................... $24,900

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2008 Benson 48’x102”, All Alum. Drop Deck, Spread Axle, (8) Alum. Wheels, Sliding Winches, (2) Tool Boxes........... ................................................ $33,750

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2005 Freightliner C120, Detroit 14.0L 515 hp, Engine Brake, 70” Mid Roof Slpr., 10-spd., Air Ride, 3.58 Ratio, Airslide 5th, All Alum. Wheels, 239” W.B., A/C, P/S, 488,058 Miles Stk. #111376 ...............................CALL

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2002 Kenworth T300, ISC 285 hp, Cummins 9-spd., 33,000# GVW, Low Miles, Starting at 117K, West Coast Clean, (5) Available, Stk. #4230-4234

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2004 Kenworth T800B, CAT C15 475 hp, All Alum. Wheels, AG400 Susp., FRO16210C Trans., 3.55 Ratio, 234" W.B., Stk. #7590MT .......................... $42,500

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2006 Kenworth T800, CAT C15 475 hp, RTLO18918B Trans., Chalmers Susp., All Alum. Wheels, 11R24.5 Tires, 4.10 Ratio, 245" W.B., Stk. #7723MP & 7723A.............................. A $86,000

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2007 Kenworth T800B, CAT C15 475 hp, RTLO18913A Trans., 86" Studio Slpr., All Alum. Wheels, 11R22.5 Tires, 3.25 Ratio, 244" W.B., AG380 Susp., Stk. #7721MP .............................................$54,500

2005 Kenworth W900B, CAT C15 475 hp, 72" Adyne/ ACab Sleeper, FRO16210C Trans., 250" W.B., 3.70 Ratio, AG380 Susp., Stk. #7690MT............ $39,500

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2009 Trinity Trailer AgriFlex 8� Belt, 4-Axle AAir Length 53’, 48� Ride, Rear Axle Liftable/Steerabl Liftable/Steerable, PTO Unload, EZ Load Elec. Tarp, 112’ Height on Passenger Side, Super Singles Mich X1X X1XTE, Alum. Wheels, ulll Swi Full Swing Flip Up Door $89,500

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2009 42’ Level 2 Stainless Steel 96� Wide, 41� Side Walls, Full Swing Slide Up, PTO Unload, Shur Lok Tarp, High Side Liner, Yoko 24.5 Tires, Steel Wheels, NEW Was Out One Month Rental $68,250 Includes FET

2005 Used Trinity Trailer Length 50’, 61� Belt, 3-Axle Spring, 13’ Height, Roll Over Tarp, PTO Unload $46,000

2009 Western Belt Trailer Length 50’, 3-Axle Air Ride w/ Rear Lift, 32� Belt, Electric & PTO Unload, Roll Over Tarp, Alum. Wheels CALL FOR PRICE

1998 SmithCo Side Dump Length 42’, 36’ Box, Air Ride, Roll Over Tarp $16,200 (Note: Sister Trailer Available @ $14,800)

2009 Western Belt Trailer Length 53’, 4-Axle Air Ride w/Rear Lift, 32� Belt, Electric & PTO Unload, Roll Over Tarp, Alum. Wheels CALL FOR PRICE

2009 Trinity Trailer Mfg. AgriFlex 51’ Length, 61� Belt, 12’ Height on Passenger Side, Elec. Tarp, 3-Axle, 2 Spring, Rear Air Lift, Top Hinge Pneumatic Door, PTO Unload $71,800

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1994 T600 Day Cab, 3406E, RTX14609B, AG100, 40-145, (10) Alum. Wheels, Bad Motor.

2006 Freightliner Columbia, 515 hp 14.0L Detroit Series 60, RTLO16913A Trans., Air Ride Parting Out

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2004 International 9400i, CAT C-15 525 hp, 10-spd., 4 Bag Air Ride, Airslide, 236" W.B., Eagle Int., A/C, P/S, Dual Tanks, 70" Single Stand-up Integral Slpr., Stk. #A2511 ................... $23,500

2002 Freightliner FL70, Cummins ISC 260 260 hp, 7-spd., Spring Susp., 234" W.B., Turbo, P/S, 154,947 Miles, Stk. #A2441 ....... ....................................... $24,500

1994 Ford LTL9000, Wrecker, CAT 3406E 425 hp, Engine Brake, 13-spd. Eaton, 4 Bag Air Ride, Dual Tanks, 286" W.B., 662,666 Miles, Stk. #A1827 ........... CALL!

1995 Freightliner FL70, Cummins 5.9L, FS5306, Spring Susp., 3.31 Ratio, 206" W.B., A/C, P/S, 302,364 Miles, Engine Rebuilt, Stk. #A2394...... $18,900

2003 International 4400, International DT 530 275 hp, 10-spd., Spring Susp., 3.55 Ratio, Airslide, 152" W.B., A/C, P/S, 159,433 Miles, Tilt/Tele., Cruise, AM/FM, Cass., Great Tractor, Stk. #A2408........................$23,500

2001 International 4900, Box Van, International DT 466E 230 hp, ESO 66-7B, Spring Susp., 5.38 Ratio, 272" W.B., Supreme/Van, 26.5'x102", Turbo, 143,357 Miles, Stk. #A2553...................... CALL!

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1993 International 8100, International DT466 270 hp, RTOF11813 13 S, 4 Bag Air Ride, 3.73 Ratio, Airslide, A/C, P/S, Dual Tanks, 232,188 Miles, Stk. #B2465....................$14,500

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Timpte Trailers ................................. 58

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Sam’s Riverside Truck Parts ............. 39

Valley Frieghtliner............................ r 67

Seattle Mack Sales & Service ............ 38

Vander Haag’s, Inc ........................... 36

Protech ............................................. 36

William J. Doucette

David Haggett

Shell Lubricants .............................. IFC

WBAP ............................................... 23

Spalding, Inc Truck Division ........... 37

West Side Truck Parts ....................... 52

Spray Control System, Inc ................ 43

Western Idaho Freightliner Sales ..... 35

Trinity Trailer Manufacturing ........... 47

Write Up the Road ............................ 46

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2009 Freightliner Cascadia, Detroit, 18-spd., Locker Rears Needs Cab & Hood

Kenworth T600, Bad Engine. Will Be Parting

1993 Peterbilt 379 425 hp CAT PEEK, 15-spd. Will Be Parting

2001 International Boom Truck, DT466, Auto. Parting

1999 Freightliner 430 Detroit, 16913A Trans. Will Be Parting

1999 Freightliner Classic, CAT, 18718B Trans., DS404 Rears, Locker, 3.36 Ratio. Will Be Parting

2006 Kenworth W900L ISX 400 hp, Convertible 9-spd. All or Parts

2001 Kenworth T600 CAT 475 hp, 13-spd. Will Be Parting

2002 Kenworth W900L, C-15 CAT, RTLO18918B Trans., Eaton Spicer Rears, Will Be Parting

2004 Peterbilt 379 Cummins ISX, 16913A Trans., DSH 40 Rears on Hendrickson Air. Will Be Parting Out

2003 Kenworth W900L, 18918B Trans., RT40-145 Rears w/Lockers Parting Out

1996 Sterling, CAT, 7-spd., Good Cab & Hood Parting

1999 Kenworth T2000, 475 hp CAT, 18918A Trans. Will Be Parting

1998 International Cummins N-14, 10-spd. Will Be Parting

2001 Kenworth T600, C-15 CAT, 18913A Trans., Good Cab Parting Out

2006 Kenworth W900 Day Cab, ISX 400, 16413A Trans., 251,000 Miles, Nice Truck, Ready For Work $15,000

Kenworth W900L CAT, 18918B Trans. Will Be Parting Out

2008 Kenworth W900L Cummins, 18-spd.

2007 Kenworth T800, ISX, FRO6210C Trans., DSP40’s on Air. Good Builder

1998 Peterbilt, CAT 475 hp, 18-spd. Parting

1999 Ford F450, w/Tilt Bed, V10. $3,500

1995 GMC 3116 Diesel, Automatic, Runs Good, A/C Blows Cold. $6,500 w/Box $4,500 w/o Box

LIFT AXLE KITS New Kit w/Good, Used Axle ..............................................................$2,850

Detroit Series 60, 18-spd., DS 404 Rears Will Be Parting Out

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2002 Peterbilt 379 Shorthood, N14 370/425 hp, FRO16210C Trans., RT140-145’s 3.90 on Air Leaf, 36� Bunk..... k CALL

1996 Kenworth W900B, 2000 Volvo, ISX 475 hp, 3406E 550 hp, RT- RTLO18913A, DS404’s LO18718B, DS404’s on .............................. CALL AG200, 11R24.5 on Alum .............................. CALL

1993 Peterbilt 378 Dump, 2007 Volvo, Volvo Engine, 2 0 0 3 F r e i g h t l i n e r 3406PEEC, RTX14710B RTLO16913A, RT40-145’s Century, y 12.7L, RM10155, Trans., DS402’s on Air .............................. CALL RT40-145’s .......... CALL Leaf, 3.90 Ratio, 16’ Box w/Auto Tarp ....... $28,000

2007 Kenworth W900B CAT C15 Accert 475 hp, RTLO18918B, RT46170’s, Dbl. Lockers on Hendrickson Primaax, 3.91 Ratio........... Ratio. CALL

2007 International 9900i, 2000 International C-15, RTLO16918B, Paystar 5000, 40,000# Rears On Air Cummins ISM 330 hp, Ride ....................... .......................CALL RTX14708LL, RT46-160’s, Double Lockers, 5.38 Ratio on Hendrickson HN Susp., ................................ CALL

2003 Kenworth T800, C-15 475 hp, RTLO18913A, DSP40’s on AG200 Susp., 11R24.5 on Alum. ...............CALL CALL

2006 Kenworth T2000, ISX 400 hp, RTOC16909 Trans., DSH 40’s on Flexair, 598K Miles ......... ...............................CALL CALL

1999 Kenworth W900L,, 86� Studio, Cummins Signature 600 hp, RTLO20918B Trans., DSSH40’s 3.70 Ratio on AG100, NICE!

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KC I-5, Exit 71

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Truck Parts, Inc.

(360) 736-3344 (509) 536-8499

183 State Hwy. 508 Chehalis, WA 98532 1100 N. Howe, Spokane, WA 99212

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2006 Peterbilt 379, CAT C-15, RTLO18918B Trans., DP41 w/Rear Locker, Low Air Leaf, Low Miles, Has Been Repaired. $48,500

2007 Western Star 4900, CAT C-15 550 hp, RTLO18918B Trans., Tri-Drive Rear Axle, 23-164, 4.56 Ratio w/Lockers. Parting Out

2003 Peterbilt 379, C-15 CAT, 1996 Peterbilt 379, Series 60 430/470 18-spd., Low Air Leaf. “Recent O/H”, RTX15710C, RT40Will Be Parting Out 145’s on Air Leaf. Parting Out

Kenworth W900B, CAT C-15 ACERT w/Retarder, FRO18210C, D46-170 Hendrickson Air Ride, 3.91 Ratio. Parting Out

2002 Peterbilt 387, ISX 475 hp, 13-spd., 40K Rears, Lockers. Parting Out

2005 Peterbilt 378, 24’ Flatbed Truck, C-15 CAT 475 hp, FRO18210C Trans., DSP41 on Air Ride, Low Miles, Wreckers’s Bill of Sale.

2007 International 9400i, ISX Cummins 475 hp, RTO16918B, Air Ride, Thermo King APU. Parting Out

1998 Peterbilt 379, 3406E CAT, RTLO18718B, 404’s on Low Air Leaf. Parting Out

2006 Western Star, 60 Series Detroit, 13-spd., Super 40’s on Air Ride. Parting Out

$45,000

2000 Kenworth W900L, Detroit 60 Series, RTLO16713A, Air Ride. Parting Out

2002 Peterbilt 379, C-15 CAT, RTLO18918B Trans., 46K Rears on Air Ride. Parting Out

2002 Volvo VNL, Cummins ISX 400 hp, RTLO16610B, Air Ride. Parting Out

2004 Kenworth T600, Cummins ISX 475 hp, RTLO16913A, DSP40’s on Air Ride. Parting Out

2000 Volvo, ISX 600 hp, RTLO18913A Trans., Air Ride. Parting Out

2003 Volvo, ISX 450 hp, RTLO16913A, 404’s on Air Ride. Parting Out

2008 Freightliner Cascadia, MB 460, 13-spd. Auto., Air Ride. Good Builder

2002 Freightliner Heavy Duty Dump, C-15 CAT, 18-spd., 2 Lift Axles, 46K Rears/Lockers, 19’ Demolishon Box, 20K Frt. Axle, Hendrickson HN. Selling Complete

2000 Kenworth W900L,, N-14 475 hp, p RTLO18718B, AG400 404’s, Lockers. Parting Out

2006 Volvo, Cummins ISX, RTLO18913A, 40K Rears on Air. Will Be Parting Out

1995 Freightliner Daycab, Series 60, 18-spd., Air Ride. Parting Out

2009 Kenworth T800, Cummins ISM 410 hp, FRO16210C Trans., RT40145, 3.73 Ratio, Flex Air.

2007 Kenworth W900 DayCab, C-15 CAT, RTLO18918B Trans., DSH40’s On Primax, 17,000 Miles. Will Be Repaired Selling Complete

1963 Kenworth, Cummins BC III, 5&4 Hendrickson Walking Beam. Parting Out

2000 International 9900i, Detroit 60 Series 500 hp, 18-spd., 46K Rears on Air Ride. Parting Out

2009 International 4300, GDT 210, Allison Auto. Parting Out

1998 Kenworth T600, Detroit Series 60, 13-spd., 40K Rears. Parting Out

2002 Kenworth T800 Heavy Duty, Cummins ISX, RTLO18918B Trans., Heavyy Front Axle, No Rear Susp., Low Miles. Selling As Is

2006 Freightliner, Detroit 14.0L 455 hp, p 10-spd., 40,000# Rears On Air Ride, Low Miles (91,000), Wrecker’s Bill of Sale, Ready For Work.

1994 Kenworth T800, Detroit Series 60, 10-spd., Lift Axle, 404’s On Air Ride Susp. Parting Out

$38,500

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NEW 2008 Volvo VNL64T670U, Volvo VED16 500 hp, 61” Hi-Rise Sleeper, Volvo I-Shift, Air Ride, 3.42 Ratio, 215” W.B., A/C, P/S, Dual Tanks, Stk. #V6122A ........................$103,500

2007 Volvo VHD104B, Volvo VED12 465 hp, RTLO16918B, Air Ride, 3.73 Ratio, 234” W.B., Turbo, A/C, P/S, 5,500 Gal. Walker Milk Tank, 300K Miles, Stk. #U8950A ............$95,900

2006 Volvo VNL64T300, Volvo VED12 465 hp, RTLO16913A Trans., Air Ride, 3.42 Ratio, 190” W.B., A/C, P/S, Ali-Arc Bumper, Dual Tanks, Tilt/Tele., 392K Miles, Stk. #EU1226A .......$52,900

2005 Volvo VHD104B, Volvo VED12 395 hp, HD4560 Trans., T-Ride Susp., 4.56 Ratio, 244” W.B., Turbo, A/C, P/S, 405K Miles, Stk. #EU1230A.............................................................$69,900

2005 Mack CV713, Mack AI 370 hp, T310M Trans., SS38 Susp., 4.42 Ratio, 18’ Steel Bed, 236” W.B., A/C, P/S, Dual Tanks, Air PTO, Air Gate, 240K Miles, Stk. #U8905A ...................$69,900

2001 Mack CL713, Mack E7 460 hp, T2180 (B), SS44 Susp., 4.17 Ratio, 18.5’ Steel Bed, 240” W.B., A/C, P/S, Air PTO, Air Gate, Fresh Trans. Rebuild, 400K Miles, Stk. #EU1210A ........$59,900

2007 Mack CTP713, Mack MP7 405 hp, T310M Trans., SS38 Susp., 4.17 Ratio, 215” W.B., A/C, P/S, Dual Tanks, Tilt/Tele., Cruise, 82K Miles, Stk. #U8900A ............................... $79,900

2006 Mack CXN613, Mack AC 380/410 hp, 70” MR Sleeper, FRO16210C Trans., Air Ride, 3.70 Ratio, 222” W.B., A/C, P/S, Dual Tanks, Cruise, Tilt/Tele., 335K Miles, Stk. #U8797A ....... $47,900

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