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  1. Mack’s GuardDog Connect telematics solution helps reduce downtime by proactively monitoring fault codes that could lead to an unplanned visit to the dealer or even shut down or de-rate a truck. View the full article
  2. A Stemco Trailer Tail can save several percent in fuel at highway speeds, but it does no good if it’s not deployed, says Senior Contributing Editor Tom Berg. View the full article
  3. The Mack Granite model will take center stage in Mack Trucks booth at the Work Truck Show, to be held March 6-8 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. View the full article
  4. Natural gas! Almost everything's natural gas! That was my impression while walking through the displays at the Alternative Clean Transportation Expo in early May at the Long Beach Convention Center. Suppliers were offering all sorts of equipment and services connected to this fuel that's so much in the news. View the full article
  5. The Canadian Trucking Alliance, in partnership with OSA Canada Inc., is launching a pilot in Canada to deliver a full-service sleep apnea program to commercial truck drivers. View the full article
  6. Freightliner Trucks has introduced the 2014 Cascadia Evolution powered by Detroit and featuring some of the most advanced aerodynamic enhancements in the industry. The Evolution is the most recent addition to Freightliner's line-up of fully compliant GHG14 vehicles. View the full article
  7. FedEx Corp. will acquire the Brazilian transportation and logistics company Rapidao Cometa Logistica e Transportes S.A., the latest step in FedEx's strategy for growth in Latin America. View the full article
  8. Surface trade between the U.S. and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners, Canada and Mexico, was 6.2% higher in March 2012 than in March 2011, totaling $85.8 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics of the U.S. Department of Transportation. View the full article
  9. Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. announced the opening of two new less-than-truckload outbound terminals serving the Northeast region of the U.S. View the full article
  10. The International Fuel Quality Center has ranked the top 100 countries based on sulfur limits in on-road diesel and found that 44 countries can now boast that their on-road diesel fuel is the cleanest in the world. View the full article
  11. The Truck Renting and Leasing Association announced the two winners of its scholarship for children of member-company employees for outstanding scholastic and personal achievements. Akhil Patel of Westerville, Ohio, and Yuxin Guo of Columbus, Ind., have each been awarded $5,000 scholarships View the full article
  12. Cargotec Solutions LLC., manufacturer of Ottawa Terminal Tractors, presented two checks for $10,000 to the Kansas Law Enforcement Torch Run, which raises money and awareness for Special Olympics Kansas. View the full article
  13. Diesel and gasoline prices have declined for the sixth straight week, according the Energy Information Administration's weekly fuel update. Oil prices fell due to concerns over Spain's weakening economy and large debt. View the full article
  14. As the labor dispute at Canadian Pacific Railway enters its eighth day, Canadian federal labor minister, Lisa Raitt has tabled back-to-work legislation that could force striking workers back to their jobs as early as Thursday. View the full article
  15. April saw a turnaround in the trend of the prior two months in the used Class 8 truck market as volumes sank and pricing rose, according to State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research Co. View the full article
  16. The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ordered Texas-based Denny Mekenye, doing business as Demco Express and Demco Trans Inc. to immediately cease all transportation services based on serious safety violations that posed an imminent hazard to public safety. View the full article
  17. Pilot Flying J announced plans to open seven new travel centers and travel plazas in June and July. View the full article
  18. Republic Diesel Inc. has opened a new parts distribution facility in Louisville, Ky., at 4670 Jennings Lane. View the full article
  19. A second free concert, artist James Wesley, has been added to the Walcott Truckers Jamboree, an event that celebrates America's truck drivers. The 33rd Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree, will be held July 12-13, 2012 at Iowa 80 Truckstop, View the full article
  20. Most of us have done of these things manually for so long that the thought of automating can seem overwhelming -- something only the big boys do. Today, technology innovation has put automation within the reach of any carrier. View the full article
  21. As an owner-operator for more than 30 years, John Borofka advises truck drivers aspiring to start their own businesses to "start out by driving for somebody at a company and see if it works out." That's exactly what he did before becoming an owner-operator. View the full article
  22. Improvements to California's I-5 corridor will cause closures, including the full closure of northbound I-5 between Valley View Avenue and Carmenita Road tonight beginning at 11:59 p.m. and continuing until 5 a.m. tomorrow, says the California Department of Transportation. View the full article
  23. With the the Ohio State Highway Patrol's newly launched Truck Shield program, truck drivers can assist patrol by acting as extra sets of eyes and ears on the road. View the full article
  24. Hendrickson Specialty Auxiliary Axle Systems was named a 2012 Automotive News Pace (Premier Automotive Suppliers' Contribution to Excellence) Award winner for its Compliant Tie Rod and Dampening System with PerfecTrak Technology. View the full article
  25. Wabash National Corp. announced production of its first carbon steel vacuum tanker, designed to transport bulk non-hazardous liquids primarily for the oil and gas industry. The new product offering will add up to 60 additional jobs for Wabash National in Lafayette, Ind. View the full article
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