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Airman introduces air flow control product

Airman Inc. has a new air flow control product, Wingman, which has demonstrated a more than 9 percent increase in a miles-per-gallon live test when installed on a Class 8 trailer loaded to 79,800 pounds and driven by the rig’s owner on a 500-mile run from Missoula to Miles City, Mont., the company says. Airman Inc. says it is slated to receive its CARB certification this fall. Wingman is tucked-in next to the rear axles and moves ...

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ALK Technologies upgrades PC*MILER routing software

The ALK Technologies PC*MILER 26 routing, mileage and mapping software line now includes new interactive map features, Fastest Routing and RouteSync functionality for route compliance, as well as other features. PC*MILER 26 provides an increased ability to interact with the PC*MILER RouteMap for more effective route visualization and customization. The new Fastest Routing feature allows users to find the fastest route to the destination via historical and real-time traffic data. RouteSync is a new capability that ...

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USA Truck names May 2012 Driver of the Month

USA Truck has named Debra Iuvale as Driver of the Month for May 2012. Iuvale, who has driven with USA Truck for eight years and now serves as a trainer, was awarded a plaque to honor her achievement, 35,000 safety points and driver Communication Station recognition. Iuvale was nominated by Fleet Manager Melissa Miller, who said she is a trainer known for great student retention.

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Mack launches Complete Care preventive maintenance plan

Mack Trucks has launched the Mack Complete Care, a preventive maintenance and inspection plan that promotes compliance, safety and accountability, the company says. Complete Care customers can contact Mack OneCall, Mack’s around-the-clock customer support network, to schedule their next service. The Complete Care service plan is recognized nationwide and redeemable at any authorized U.S. and Canadian Mack dealer. Complete Care can be purchased with a new Mack truck or purchased separately within the first nine months after ...

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Peterbilt to offer 12-liter gas engine in 2013

Peterbilt Motors Company announced it will offer the Cummins Westport ISX12 G engine starting next year. The engine will be rated up to 400 horsepower and 1,450 pounds of torque. It features spark ignition technology and a 3-way catalyst and can be configured with an LNG or CNG fuel system. Peterbilt currently offers two natural gas engine platforms for the market. The first engine is the Cummins Westport 8.9 liter ISL G with 320 horsepower at ...

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OnRamp trailer leasing program

OnRamp Transportation Services announced the launch of its trailer leasing program targeted to owner-operators and independent contractors. The program, a sister program to OnRamp’s tractor sub-lease program, is geared for those contractors who run for carriers that require or pay extra for driver-supplied trailer equipment. The program is designed to help approve those contractors and owner-operators who are in or have recently gone through the recruiting and contracting process with one of OnRamp’s approved carries. These ...

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Kenworth T680 earns EPA SmartWay Designation

Kenworth Truck Company announced that the new, aerodynamic Kenworth T680 model has received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay Designation. Kenworth now has three on-highway vehicles with EPA SmartWay Designation – the Kenworth T660, Kenworth T680 and Kenworth T700. EPA SmartWay Designated tractors are intended for use with 53-foot, box van trailers that are also EPA SmartWay Designated. According to the EPA, a SmartWay tractor-trailer combination may reduce fuel consumption by as much as 18 percent at highway speeds. ...

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Mexican customs officials corroborate trucker’s story

Mexican officials said they told Jabin Bogan he could do a U-turn after crossing the Bridge of the Americas into Mexico and come back to Texas.

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Navistar adopts ‘stockholder rights plan’

Navistar is trying to protects its shares from being sold below market value.

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ATA urges FMCSA to remain committed to CSA goal

In a white paper released this week, ATA urges the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to remain committed CSA's goal of reducing crashes.

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