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How to: Aim Headlights

Properly aiming your headlamps can improve night vision and reduce the risk of blinding oncoming drivers.

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Test Drive

New Peterbilt Model 579 offers a blend of fuel-efficiency enhancements, sleek styling and driver comfort.

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Adjust priorities to include exercise

MARATHON TRUCKER -- Truckers need to make health a priority.

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Fourward series reefer units

GEAR GUIDE -- Carrier Transicold’s new Fourward series of both Vector Hybrid and X-2 belt-driven refrigeration units is designed to improve operating efficiencies while also incorporating emissions control reduction technology to meet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Tier 4 standards.

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Taking issue with a few of the issues

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR -- Truck drivers weigh in on hours-of-service regulations, the handset issue, sleep apnea, body index and too many regulations.

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Working the oil patch

PROFILE -- Owner-operators are drawn to operations in North Dakota and Texas, where the potential reward is big money for dangerous work.

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LogBook

The Arrow Truck Sales 2012 Back on the Road winner is named, the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners is required, a woman's rescuer is named Goodyear's Highway Hero, cargo theft increases and other industry news items are featured.

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Daimler offers Detroit Transmission

GEAR GUIDE -- Daimler Trucks North America’s Detroit Transmission, completes the truck manufacturer’s goal of full powertrain integration to complement its Detroit axle and heavy-duty engine offerings.

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FMCSA study: Speed limiters improve safety

FOR THE RECORD -- New research by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration confirms the safety benefits of using technology to electronically govern and limit the top speed of commercial trucks.

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What is your CB handle and how did you get it?

MAN ON THE STREET -- Truckers share their handles and how they got them.

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