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Daimler unveils aerodynamic Freightliner Cascadia Evolution

The new truck makes advancements in fuel economy and will feature Daimler's Detroit DD 15 engine.

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FMCSA reports gives Congress report on high-risk carriers

FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro summarized the agency's 2011 fiscal year for compliance reviews on high-risk carriers.

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NAFTA surface trade hit record high in March

Trade using surface transportation was 6.2 percent higher this year than last and the highest month for NAFTA trade value since 1994.

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Diesel particulate pollution down 50%, CARB says

Findings from six CARB researchers show a 50 percent reduction in pollutant compounds in ambient air.

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Diesel price falls 5.9 cents to $3.897

The national average diesel dropped 5.9 cents to $3.987 a gallon during the week ended May 28. That's 5.1 cents below the same week last year.

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Pilot opens new centers

Pilot Flying J has announced plans to open seven new travel centers and plazas in June and July. The two travel plazas will be located in Anna, Texas, and Nanton, Alberta, Canada. New travel centers will open in Cleveland, Tenn.; Murdo, S.D.; Ferndale, Wash.; Klamath Falls, Ore.; and Sioux City, Iowa. The new locations will feature gas and diesel fuel, DEF at the pump, food and beverage options, restrooms and showers and other merchandise and ...

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RoadMate customizable trucking GPS

The RoadMate Commercial 9270T-LM features a 7-in. high-def display, customizable truck-specific routing and hands-free communication to enhance safety and trip logging for easy reporting. The GPS, made by Magellan, is the second model in its family and includes a truckstop directory, lane assist, one-touch menu, spoken street names, free lifetime traffic alerts and free lifetime map updates. Routes can be customized based on height, weight, width and length of the vehicle, as well as applicable hazmat ...

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Reefer units with APX control

Carrier Transicold recently introduced two new models in its X2 series of trailer refrigeration units, the 2500 APX and 2100 APX, both featuring the APX control system. The units’ APX control system combines distributed, modular electronics, service and expandability, an easy-to-use driver interface and USB connectivity for fast data transfers. The system also offers the IntelliSet control application as a standard feature, which simplifies the cooling process. For more information, visit Carrier Transicold.

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Melton Truck Lines receives E Star award

Melton Truck Lines Inc. was awarded the President’s E”Star Award for Export Service in May. The E Awards are the highest recognition any U.S. entity may receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports. Melton Truck Lines was recognized for facilitating export expansion through transportation. The President’s E Award was created by Executive Order in 1961 to encourage U.S. companies to sell their products abroad. A second award, the President’s E Star ...

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DOT orders shutdown of Demco Express

FMCSA has ordered Demco Express, employer of the U.S. driver detained in Mexico, to shut down its operation immediately.

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