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23 Aug by Vitaliy Dadalyan Tags:

Request denied: FMCSA ‘stands by’ 30-minute break

Agency rejects CVSA petition, says enforcement issues don't outweigh safety Noting that any enforcement difficulty created by the 30-minute rest break provision in the driver hours of service rule “does not negate its safety benefit,” the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has denied a petition by its partners on the pavement to strike the provision from the rule.

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Refrigeration Unit Runs off of a Vehicle Alternator

Carrier Transicold's Neos 100S electric refrigeration unit uses a vehicle's alternator to electrically power the system allowing for constant cooling or heating capacity regardless of engine speed.

The refrigeration unit is designed to keep cargo fresh or frozen while in transit suited to florists, grocers and other business that use small refrigerated trucks and delivery vans.

“Road-proven for more than six years in Europe, where it was first introduced, the Neos 100S unit's ability to deliver constant refrigeration capacity provides a significant advantage for vehicles driven in congested urban environments,” said Tina Hickman, truck product manager, Carrier Transicold.

With its compressor housed inside the condenser unit, the Neos 100S unit does not need to run lengthy refrigerant lines between the vehicle's engine and condenser. This decreases the number of fittings, reduces the amount of refrigerant needed.

The main condenser assembly can be nose-mounted to the front of a truck box or mounted to the roof of a delivery van. As a split system the Neos 100S design places the evaporator on the ceiling of the cargo area.

The Neos 100S unit is rated to provide 3,600 Btu of cooling at a setpoint of 35 degrees Fahrenheit and 100 degrees Fahrenheit ambient and produces the same capacity in standby mode. Use of the optional electric-standby module enables the unit to be plugged into a 230-volt electric power source when parked, removing the need to idle the truck to maintain refrigeration.

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ATA: Truck Tonnage Index fell 2.1% in July

Index up 0.3% from July 2015, ATA reports

American Trucking Assns.' advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 2.1% in July, following a revised 1.6% decline during June. In July, the index equaled 134.3 (2000=100), down from 137.1 in June. The all-time high was 144 in February.

Compared with July 2015, the SA index rose just 0.3%, the smallest year-over-year gain in 2016. In June, the year-over-year increase was 2.1%.year-to-date, compared with the same period in 2015, tonnage was up 3.2%.

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Engine Pre-Heater Features Compact Design

Eberspaecher's Hydronic S3 Economy (5kW) engine pre-heater is a compact system designed for flexible installation in sleeper, work truck, day-cab, off-highway, construction and municipal vehicle applications.

The Hydronic S3 Economy is CARB-approved and designed for simple operation with step-less heating power control. The coolant heater works with all common types of fuel, according to Eberspaecher. The pre-heater features an encapsulated fan motor with separated cold and hot components to improve longevity.

A high IP protection class also secures the unit from the ingress of water during high-pressure or steam jet cleaning. Water spigots are fully rotatable and are replaceable, ensuring a simpler and quicker fitting in a range of installation positions. Optimized brackets allow the pre-heater to be mounted anywhere in the smallest possible space.

The water heater features a CAN bus interface and with an EasyScan diagnostic and service tool, workshop staff can analyze the operating condition of the pre-heater in a simple way.

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Raybestos Offers Complete Line of Class 1-8 Brake Pads

Raybestos truck and medium-duty brakes line offers all sizes of disc brakes from Class 1-8 vehicles, designed for everyday, heavy use fleet applications.

The line features comprehensive and late model coverage and is designed to conform to original equipment fit, form and function with low fade braking for better safety. The brakes also offer low dust under heavy-duty performance, quiet operation, and all-weather stopping performance under heavy loads.

For medium-duty and air disc applications, the Raybestos specialty brake pads are designed for better performance and stopping power under extreme load and temperature conditions. The brake pads are manufactured with semi-metallic friction materials that are mechanically attached to the backing plate. This process improves shear strength on large puck assemblies, reducing pad end lift and noise while increasing safety and pad life.

Brakes are available for vehicles from Freightliner, Hino, International, Isuzu, Kenworth, Mack, Mercedes, Mitsubishi Fuso, Navistar, Peterbilt, Pierce, Sterling, Volvo and Workhorse.

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