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New Kenworth service center in Oregon

Kenworth announced a new 10,000-square-foot parts and service facility in Pendleton, Oregon, off of Interstate 84. The center adds to a network of more than 320 locations in the U.S. and Canada. The location features eight service bays (with one bay providing Kenworth PremierCare Express Lube services only), a 3,000-square-foot parts warehouse, a parts delivery service and driver lounge. The location is on the Confederated Tribe of the Umatilla Indian Reservation’s business park, and fills a gap ...

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More states eye banning texting while driving

Ohio, South Carolina and Missouri each have different bills in the works to ban texting and handheld phone use while driving.

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DOT eliminates traffic sign replacement deadlines

The U.S. DOT said it's doing away with 46 regulations on traffic signs to provide local governments with more flexibility.

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Maryland holds Beltway enforcement dragnet

Maryland police have said they will have future enforcement blitzes similar to May 8’s “Operation Tailgate."

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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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