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FTR Shippers Conditions Index steadies in March

The SCI stands at -5.3, representing a moderately unfavorable condition for shippers expected to persist until fall.

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Compact power distribution module

The new Cole Hersee HBW18 sealed power distribution module is for use in small battery compartments and handling added equipment on heavy-duty vehicles.  The 18-slot device accepts circuit protection components with a 280 style footprint, stands up to road splash and salt spray and accepts a variety of equipment. The unit measures 2.4 by 1.5 by 2.9 inches, is sealed to IP67 standards and features TPA locks to provide backup protection from being dislocated. The ...

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Diesel drops 5.3 cents

The national average retail diesel price fell 5.3 cents to $4.004 for the week ended Monday, May 14.

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Driver wins $2,500 in TCA weight loss contest

Hirschbach driver, Prime team win TCA's inaugural weight loss contest.

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Three more Mexican carriers apply to cross-border program

The public has until May 21 to comment on three Mexican carriers applying for authority through the cross-border trucking pilot program.

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FMCSA formally repeals electronic log rule

FMCSA has issued a final rule nixing the 2010 electronic log mandate.

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Trucker Buddy announces January’s Buddy standout

Roy Sewell has been named the January 2012 Trucker Buddy of the Month by Trucker Buddy International.

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Diesel oil additive for injectors

Hot Shot’s Secret, marketed by Lubrication Specialties, Inc., removes the build-up of coking and varnishing left behind from the overheating of engine oil, the company says. The product is made to inexpensively prolong injector life, as well as fix slow start-up, rough idling, hesitation and lack of power. The product was tested for two years before final production. For more information, visit Hot Shot's Secret.

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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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