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In-cab TV mount

The LCD404L Locking Cantilever TV Wall Mount has a 25-in. extended arm and is designed specifically for TVs mounted in moving vehicles. When not in use, LCD404L locks your screen securely against the wall with “SmartLock,” a patent-pending, spring-loaded pin locking mechanism with a pull-chain release. The SmartLock helps keep your TV protected from damage caused by the bumps, jiggles and motion of the road, the company says. The mount is designed to fit TVs ...

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DOT releases ‘Blueprint for Ending Distracted Driving’

DOT offers a strategy to address the use of handheld cell phones behind the wheel to reduce risks of distracted driving.

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Shaffer presents 75th anniversary trucks to five drivers

Shaffer Trucking recently gave their 75th Anniversary trucks to five Shaffer Trucking drivers.

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Navistar realigns management, working with EPA on EGR

Navistar announced a management realignment and acknowledged that discussions with the EPA for its EGR are ongoing.

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Shell, TA partner to sell natural gas

Shell and TA have agreed to an understanding to sell liquefied natural gas at roughly 100 TA sites around the U.S.

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Randall-Reilly announces 2012 Trucking’s Top Rookie Program

Last year, Randall-Reilly Recruiting Media pursued a Commercial Vehicle Training Association suggestion and launched a Trucking’s Top Rookie contest to increase pride and professionalism among new drivers. Through its trucking publications and industry partners like Progressive Insurance, the National Association of Independent Truckers, Shell Rotella and the Red Eye Radio Network, Randall-Reilly was able to promote the contest and to recognize 24 nominees. Any CDL holder who has graduated from ...

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Jacobson purchases fleet of Mack Pinnacles

Mack Trucks recently announced that Jacobson Companies has purchased 139 day cabs and 120 sleepers, a total of 259, Mack Pinnacle on-highway commercial vehicles. A third-party logistics service chose the truck because of the fuel economy offered by the Pinnacle model, as well as the safe and comfortable in-cab driver environment. The trucks, which are equipped with Mack ClearTech MP8 445-hp engines, were distributed to Jacobson locations throughout the U.S. The model’s aerodynamic design includes ...

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Melton increases driver pay

Melton Truck Lines Inc., of Tulsa, Okla., announced a 1 cent per mile across the board pay increase, effective June 5. In addition to the increase, the company has added a 4 cents per mile fuel bonus program, raised driver pay by 3 cents per mile for hazmat and loads to Canada and increased detention pay 20 percent in recent years. For more information, visit Melton Truck Lines.

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All-natural, water-based cleaning product

The Lotus Pro High Capacity chemical-free cleaning system uses tap water to make Liquefied Ozone, a powerful natural cleaner, stain remover, deodorizer and sanitizer. The cleaner is residue-free and safe on natural wood and stone. The product has been tested to be 50 percent stronger than chlorine bleach and is not harmful to people or the environment. For more information, visit lotusprocanada.com.

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Beemac Trucking building public CNG fueling station

Beemac Trucking announced the construction of the first compressed natural gas fueling station in Beaver County, Pa. A groundbreaking ceremony will take place on June 15 at the site, located in Ambridge, Harmony Township, with construction scheduled for completion by early 2013. The new fueling station will fuel Beemac’s new equipment and will be open to the public. The company says its commitment to natural gas provides a major step ...

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