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BettsHD Introduces Smooth Stainless Steel Fenders

BettsHD launched its new line of Smooth Stainless Steel Fenders for heavy-duty tractor-trailer applications. Made from bright 16 gauge stainless steel for durability, BettsHD Smooth Stainless Steel Fenders provide a smooth design finish.

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Hendrickson Announces Suspension Training Program

Hendrickson has scheduled its 13th session of Hendrickson Vehicle Suspension Institute technical suspension training for heavy-duty transportation service technicians and parts personnel.

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Retreads Shop Can Produce 75% More Retreads Daily

More than 85% of the estimated 680 domestic retread plants have been in business more than 20 years. It is safe to call retreading a mature market, based on the results of the 2013 Modern Tire Dealer Retreaders Survey.

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Wabco Partners with Huf Electronics Bretten

Wabco is partnering with Huf Electronics Bretten to develop Wabco’s next generation tire pressure monitoring system for trucks, buses and trailers. Wabco’s new system will be available to original equipment manufacturers and in the aftermarket in the second half of 2014.

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Penray Introduces Glass Cleaner

The Penray Companies Inc. introduced Penray Plus professional-grade glass cleaner that is designed specifically for vehicle windows. Most glass cleaning products on the market are ammonia-based, and are designed either for household use or as multi-purpose cleaners.

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Alliance Truck Parts Launches New Coolant/Antifreeze Products

Alliance Truck Parts added Nitrite-free Organic Additive Technology and Nitrited Organic Additive Technology extended life coolant/antifreeze products to its coolant line.

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What Happens When Your CNG Tanks Expire?

While the benefits of CNG vehicles are well documented, one issue looms over the industry that must be addressed: What happens when a dedicated CNG vehicle fuel tank reaches its expiration date? Industry experts continue to explore options for possible CNG tank recertification, as well as safer tank disposal, a federal CNG vehicle registration system, and government grant help.

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Accuride Completes Sale of Imperial Group

Accuride Corp. has completed the sale of substantially all of the assets of its Imperial Group business to Imperial Group Manufacturing Inc., a new company formed and capitalized by Wynnchurch Capital for total cash consideration of $30 million at closing, plus a contingent earn-out totaling up to $2.25 million.

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Survey: Improving Engines at OEM-level Shrink Prospects for Remanufactured Aftermarket

Companies that remanufacture engines could see their customer base shrinking, according to a Frost & Sullivan analysis, as OE engines improve and interest in hybrids and alternative fuel vehicles increases.

Correct inflation pressure is dictated by weight, temperature and road speed – and the load and inflation tables.

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The Magic Number

How do turtles mate? Why are women’s shirts buttoned on the left while men’s button on the right? How did they build the pyramids? How much air should I put in my tires? Unlike the pyramids, tire inflation needn’t be one of life’s little mysteries. Yet you may be inflating your tires TOO much.

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