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Mack updates telematics monitoring system for mDrive transmission

Mack Trucks announced this week that its Mack GuardDog Connect, its proactive telematics system, will now monitor critical fault codes for the Mack mDrive automated manual transmissions.

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Will a Republican takeover of Congress affect trucking?

Will a Republican-controlled Congress affect the trucking industry? More specifically, will a Republican takeover of the Senate benefit the trucking industry?

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Natural gas-powered Cascadia available with 48-in. sleeper

The natural gas-powered Freightliner Casacadia will soon be available with a 48-inch sleeper, with the option of CNG or LNG tanks, the truck maker announced this week.

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New Transportation Committee chair takes reins

Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) was named the chairman of the House's Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Wednesday, succeeding Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.)

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Diesel produces more smog than gasoline, study says

Diesel engines produce nearly 15 times the amount of one of the main ingredients in smog than gasoline-powered engines, says a recent study by the University of Cal-Berkeley. The study was in part funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board, and, notably, the study concludes that "diesel exhaust is responsible for 65-90 percent" of a particular geographical region's vehicular-delivered secondary organic aerosol — the smog ingredient. For the full report of ...

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Navistar reviewing more plant closings

Navistar CEO Lewis Campbell says company is reviewing all operations beyond its core North American truck and parts business to see whether any need to be adjusted, sold or closed as it seeks to increase profits.

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DOT continues connected vehicle crash avoidance technology tests

Nearly 3,000 cars, trucks and buses equipped with “connected” Wi-Fi technology to enable vehicles and infrastructure to “talk” to each other in real time to help avoid crashes and improve traffic flow on Tuesday, Aug. 21, began traversing the streets of Ann Arbor, Mich., as part of a yearlong safety pilot project by the U.S. Department of Transportation. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood joined elected officials and industry and community leaders on the University of Michigan ...

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Schneider offering $6,000 tuition reimbursement to driving school grads

Schneider National is offering $6,000 for tuition reimbursement to qualified driving school graduates. The Green Bay, Wis.-based company says the program will cover the full cost of many truck-driving schools and give drivers a leg up as they enter the industry. “Schneider National’s tuition reimbursement program helps students overcome a big hurdle in starting a driving career – the cost of attending an accredited truck driving school,” says Mike Hinz, Schneider vice president. “Safety – the ...

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FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index fell in May

FTR Associates on Monday, July 9, announced that its Trucking Conditions Index for May fell nearly 4 points from April.

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Monthly freight index up 0.2% in April

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.2 percent in April.

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