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Signs of the times: Study says digital billboards distracting

The study, conducted by researchers at the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, concluded that drivers looked at digital billboards significantly longer than they did at other signs on the same stretch of road,

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Jazzy Jordan is still in race to help truckers

Jazzy Jordan wants to increase awareness about health issues truckers face in her pageant platform.

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Magellan GPS packs tons of functions into easy-to-use unit

Editor tests Magellan commercial truck GPS unit. Finds its ease of use to be among top features.

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Meritor demos SMARTandem, expects growth in 6×2 axles

Meritor anticipates the demand for 6x2 packages will increase about 15 percent in the next five years.

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Lindsay Lawler to sing at lighting of U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree

Lindsay Lawler, spokesperson for TCA's Highway Angel program, will perform her latest single, “Standing Tall,” the official song of the 2012 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree.

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Recycled oil offers nice shade of green

  “Crude is crap,” proclaimed one member of our group Thursday, Nov. 15  as myself and other media participants toured the Safety-Kleen oil re-refinery facility in East Chicago, Ind. No, he is not opposed to crude oil itself. He was simplifying a point he makes whenever he encounters opinions that are biased against using recycled oil. Basically, used oil before it is re-refined is actually cleaner than crude oil, the base for making virgin oil. “What ...

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Another trucker finds Joe’s Truck Stop the hard way

If you are a truck driver, Joe’s Truck Stop is a place you want to avoid visiting.

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Truckers’ tool finds zombie niche

Revamped tool aimed at truckers has zombie fans talking.

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Truckers’ ghost tales compiled in new book

Annie Wilder, who has written two other true ghost story books – “House of Spirits and Whispers and Spirits Out of Time” solicited the stories from truck drivers and family members of truckers for this collection that was released in late summer.

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Port truckers practice art of the strike

Los Angeles port truckers are quickly becoming proficient in the art of picketing. No, they are not on strike, but have been practicing on an almost weekly basis – just in case.

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