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Cobra announces new nav system

The Cobra 8000 Pro HD GPS navigation system sports a 7-inch color HD touch screen display. Some included features are free live and predictive traffic information, free lifetime map updates and more than 33,000 trucker-friendly Points-of-Interest, such as travel center locations, fueling stations, truck and trailer repair shops, truck-friendly hotels and more. Hours-of-service timers help drivers track on-duty, off-duty and driving time and free lifetime updates to Cobra’s AURA Speed/Red-Light Camera database, which helps alert ...

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Agency highlights FAQs about recorders

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has highlighted on its website a list of frequently asked questions regarding electronic onboard recorders.

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DOT orders shutdown of chameleon operation

FMCSA ordered that MTI Transportation cease all operations after discovering it was being operated by two companies already ordered to shut down.

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Peterbilt 579 gets SmartWay designation

Peterbilt announced its new 579 model has received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay designation. The model meets the program’s established set of fuel-saving, low-emission equipment specifications for new Class 8 long-haul tractors and trailers. The model features an aerodynamic styling, a new interior, vehicle system enhancements like optimal an chassis system to reduce noise and vibration and integrated powertrain configurations. Visit Peterbilt's site for more.

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Fleet conference to discuss viability of alt fuels

The CVOC, held prior to GATS, will feature much discussion on natural gas as a viable fuel option.

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Peterbilt launches Model 579 production

Peterbilt on Wednesday, July 11, announced that it now is producing its new Model 579.

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Mack Pinnacle to deliver Capitol Christmas Tree

Mack Trucks is providing a custom-decorated Pinnacle Axle Back model to deliver the tree for the 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree Project from Meeker, Colo., to the Capitol. U.S. Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell will drive the Mack Pinnacle model delivering the tree, which will be selected from the White River National Forest in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in northwest Colorado. The Superintendent of Grounds for the Capitol will choose the tree from candidates selected by White River ...

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Foam system for damaged reefers

Touch 'n Seal’s 17-gallon Refillable Foam System repairs damaged sidewalls, floors and ceilings on reefers by dispensing a premium Class 1 fire-retardant spray foam that is cost-effective for high-volume users that don’t want to invest in a full-scale foam rig. Another Touch 'n Seal product, Liner Bond trailer adhesive, bonds fiberglass liners to the prepared spray foam insulation, and it offers a 30-minute open time and a 24-hour seal time.     Visit www.touch-n-seal.com for information on both products.

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Navistar opens new Midwest parts distribution center

Navistar has opened its new Midwest Parts Distribution Center in Joliet, Ill., which stocks more than 85,000 parts for International and IC Bus vehicles, MaxxForce diesel engines and all makes of trucks. At 860,000 square-feet., it is the largest of 13 Navistar PDCs. Navistar celebrated the new center at a grand opening event on June 11. More than 250 community leaders, International and IC Bus dealers and Navistar employees attended.

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J.J. Keller develops risk-reducing driver training program

Compliance products and service company J.J. Keller and Associates has introduced a new driver training program designed to reduce the risk for cargo securement violations, accidents and liability.  The Cargo Securement Flatbeds program teaches drivers how to keep their loads in place and compliant, as well as teaching the best practices and how-to information to ensure safety. Covering such topics as correct tiedown use, rub rail issues, headerboards and segments on the five most common ...

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