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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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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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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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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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Firestone air spring components

GEAR GUIDE -- Firestone Industrial Products’ next-generation of air spring technologies includes lighter-weight components and the Airide Integrative Air-Damping System.

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Alliance aftermarket fuel tanks

GEAR GUIDE -- Alliance Truck Parts introduced new aftermarket cylindrical fuel tanks offered with an online configuration tool.

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Dollars & Sense

There is more than one way to be a business owner in trucking.

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Shape of Things to Come

COVER STORY -- Peterbilt’s new Model 579 blends need for economy with sleek styling.

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