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Driving an International Tractor?  Yours may be on the recall list

More than 10,000 international tractors are being recalled due to Kidde fire extingusher issues.  Navstar has initiated notifing affected truck owners as of February.   Trucks equipped with Kidde plastic-handle or push button pindicator fire extingushers are included the most. 

Issues noted are such as clogging, as well as the nozel detaching with enough force to cause injury.  TruckLendersUSA wants all drivers to be safe while on the road, check out your truck and make sure its safe, and if on the recall list contact Navistar od Kidde to get this issue replaced.  

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Our hats off to the 13 heroic truck drivers on Detroit freeway

Early Tues morning, a man was contemplating taking his life by jumping off the highway overpass on I-696.  

13 heroic Michigan truckers stopped their vehicles  and lined up under the bridge creating both a wall and a makeshift platform to shorten the fall if the man decided to jump.

Amazing teamwork from all prevented a life from being lost.  We at TruckLenders USA  take our hats off to these fine 13 trucks and their drivers.  You are all an amazing symbol of heroic, teamwork, and pride. 

If you or a loved one is feeling distressed, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The crisis center provides free and confidential emotional support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to civilians and veterans. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Or text to 741-741 

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Its Spring Cleaning Time Again!

It's officially Spring and in some parts of this country  its actually starting to act and feel like it....  other parts are still making you trudge through the snow (its almost over!).   

We at TruckLendersUSA is excited to push winter to the side and welcome the beautiful weather, blooming fields, and open roads with open arms!  

Take advantage of the new season that is upon us and check out a great way to save on Do It Yourself Spring Cleaning your truck or trailer.   TruckLendersUSA  knows that every driver feels better in a clean, glisening truck.  Take the time to detail the inside and out and add a new pep in your step! 

If feeling the need for a Brand New or Used Clean truck or trailer, TruckLendersUSA would be delighted to assist in getting you in your perfect fit..  With our compeditive rates for both leasing and financing, and of course our friendly customer service we take pride in, you can't go wrong. 

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Do you wear steel-toe boots or work gloves on the job?

Its tax season.  Again.     

We here at TruckLendersUSA know that there are a number of expenses that come with the trucking industry.  We want to make sure that you are aware of all the tax deductions that are available for truckers.   Steel-toe boots, cargo straps, Association dues, etc are some of the many simple tax deductions that may be available for you and your job in the trucking industy.   Of course, no person has the same situation.  Each have a unique set of deductions at tax time, check out this list and compiled info to assist you the best.

Don't forget.... The purchase or lease of a commercial truck is a great deduction.  TruckLendersUSA is here to assist you in getting the most out of your next truck or fleet financing. With compeditive rates, superior customer service, and the quickest application process that we take pride in to get you connected and on the road. 

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Check Out Peterson’s “PULSE”

Have you checked out Petersons new smart trailer recently?  PertersonPulse is an exciting patented intellegent trailer system rolled out by Peterson.  

Engineered specifully for fleet trailers, Pulse not only controls and detects real-time status vital trailer systems-- lights, ABS brakes, tire pressure, cargo tempature, and more, but also alerts drivers and fleet managers via Bluetooth and celluar communications.   

Pulse brings trailers up-to speed with today's smartest trucks. When looking into upgrading your next truck or trailer, TruckLendersUSA is here every step of the way to walk you thru and get you the financing you need to get you on the road fast.

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California Clean Air Plan Calls for Further NOx, PM Reductions

California Clean Air Plan Calls for Further NOx, PM Reductions

May 20, 2016
By Deborah Lockridge

As part of a broad-reaching clean air program, California has proposed a low-NOx engine standard for heavy trucks. Another part of its plan is to push the Environmental Protection Agency for a nationwide low-NOx engine standard. But truck and engine makers have said in the past that striving for low NOx in diesels could conflict with federal efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by increasing fuel economy.

The California Air Resources Board’s Proposed 2016 State Strategy for the State Implementation Plan (State SIP Strategy) released this week describes proposed measures needed to meet federal ozone and PM2.5 standards over the next 15 years.

Among its proposed measures is a Low-NOx Engine Standard to be developed between 2017 and 2019 with implementation starting in 2023. The goal, it said, is to introduce near-zero-emission engine technologies to lower oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emissions from on-road heavy-duty vehicles.

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