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The best place to start searching, is to click on the "Quick Clicks" button. 

APU News & Resources

Auxiliary Power Units are still getting a lot of attention these days from fleets.  However, the unanswered questions are; which type and which one is the right system to install. Click on "Quick Clicks" , go to "Anti-Idle -- APU" and find a list of all the various manufacturers offering a solution.

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National Weather Service

Summary of State Anti-Idling Regulations See EPA site for list of Regulations

This Week in Petroleum...

Retail diesel fuel prices seem to change asoldfashioned_gas_pump_lifting_hose_md_wht frequently as the tides. This is the place to find out what can influence prices.    Check here each week to read the latest from EIA

Cap and Trade or Confusion and Tax?

Your answer definitely depends upon which side you fall in the debate.

Is it just more abuse of governmental power and redistribution of wealth or is our planet really in trouble? 

"Click to go!" will take you to some links to some interesting reading on the subject. Click to go!

Tracking Environmental Effects

 Visit the SmartWay Transport Partnership

FleetSmart by Natural Resources Canada offers advice on energy related cost savings.

Clean Diesel Fuel Alliance Information Center  Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) fuel and new engines and vehicles with advanced emissions control systems offer significant air quality improvement.

Fleet E-Commerce provides the items offered by select suppliers that every shop can use.  Visit often, as we keep adding useful tools and supplies.

Technology for Clean Air Emission Control Technologies for Heavy-Duty Trucks & Buses

New Stopping Distance Regulation

Chain Laws

Shop Tips

Chain laws vary from state to state.  The DOT links will have the complete chain laws in effect for each state.

You go to get your test light or volt/amp meter out of your tool box and the leads are all tangled up and a pain to get out of the drawer. Before you put themsmalltxtown 014 back let's make a simple holder for the leads. Fold up the leads and estimate the diameter of the fold. Now cut a short piece of rubber hose that the folded up leads will fit into. Slip the folded up leads into the short piece of hose and store away. Find this and other shop tips by clicking on the link or the picture

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