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NY, Maine consider hefty toll hikes

New York is considering a 45 percent increase in commercial tolls. Maine will meet this month about tolls for truck drivers.

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Judge: Speed limiters are unsafe, violate rights

Speed limiters are unsafe, arbitrary and violate the principles of justice according to a recent precedent-setting ruling by an Ontario trial judge.

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Shaffer releases anniversary tractors

Shaffer Trucking, a national temperature-sensitive truckload carrier, released its 75th anniversary trucks to five of the company’s drivers. The trucks are International ProStars fully customized with Shaffer Trucking 75th anniversary commemorative symbols on the top and sides of each truck, as well as the individual drivers' years of service and career miles displayed on the doors. Criteria in the driver selection process included safety, mileage, longevity, attitude, appearance and the manner in which the drivers ...

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TND nav unit with Wi-Fi connectivity

Rand McNally has introduced the IntelliRoute TND 720, a 7-in. truck-specific GPS with Wi-Fi connectivity, allowing for real-time weather information and display, and new hardware with a rugged casing, video input and a brighter screen. Wi-Fi connectivity allows drivers to get real-time weather maps and updates on the road to help anticipate delays. Drivers can utilize the Wi-Fi option by using smartphones as Wi-Fi hotspots. Other features include expanded routing options, quick view of exits to help ...

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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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