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Safety system market poised for growth, study says

The safety systems market is poised for a steep growth trajectory over the next five to seven years due to several contributing factors.

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Congress starts work to pass highway bill

House-Senate conferees have started work to pass the first multi-year surface transportation reauthorization legislation in seven years.

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Research identifies large truck rollover locations

ATRI released findings from the first part of a three-part effort looking to mitigate costly large truck rollovers.

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Freight index down in March

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry fell 0.8 percent in March from February, declining after a one-month increase.

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Shorepower now available in Williams, Iowa

Drivers traveling through Iowa can find Shorepower’s idle-free plug-in stations at the Broadway Flying J off Interstate 35 at Exit 144 in Williams, Iowa. The electrical connections are similar to plug-in stations found at RV parks and marinas. The power pedestals offer access to 120 VAC, 208 VAC and 240 VAC power sources and cost $1 per hour. Cable TV and wireless Internet are also available for additional charges. For more information, visit Shorepower Technologies.

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New Idle Free distributor

Midlands Carrier Transicold now distributes the Idle Free electric APU, the only idle-free system on the market that meets all heat, air conditioning and electricity needs without the need for truck idling. The system runs more efficiently on alternating current, too.  They’re available with Reefer Link technology, which helps make use of excess energy from a reefer unit available for run-time Midlands is headquartered in Omaha, Neb., but operates centers in Grand Island, Neb., Dodge City, ...

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FMCSA posts strategic plan

FMCSA posted online the final version of its "2012-2016 Strategic Plan: Preventing Crashes...Saving Lives" directional document.

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Bosselman Boss Shops opens shop in Ft. Meyers

Bosselman Boss Truck Shops Inc. has opened a new location in Ft. Meyers, Fla., at I-75, Exit 139. The shop will be located adjacent to the Pilot Travel Plaza and will be a Uni-Maxx Truck Care network location. Its address is 6054 Plaza Dr. and the phone number is (239) 337-0052. This shop gives Bosselman a total of 36 Boss Shops in 21 states. “Boss Shops are working hard to broaden ...

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C.R. England names April Drivers of the Month

C.R. England has recognized four drivers in its fleet of more than 6,000 drivers as Drivers of the Month for April 2012. Assoumane Guero, a driver in England's Midwest Division, has been driving for two years and for C.R. England for six months. Originally from Niger, Africa, Geuro came to the U.S. in 2007 and today lives in Greensboro, N.C. Chad Lange is an over-the-road driver in England's National Division who lives in ...

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CRST breaks ground on $13 million driver training facility

CRST International started work in Jurupa Valley, Calif., on an 18.7-acre driver training and truck maintenance facility in the Agua Industrial Park near the I-10 and I-15 freeways. The $13 million facility will be three times the size of the current CRST facility in Fontana, Calif., and will add 30 new jobs to the area, the company says. The campus will feature 16 state-of-the-art truck and trailer maintenance bays, with capacity to ...

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