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Clark: Alternative fuels key to American economic prosperity

Retired U.S. Army Gen. Wesley Clark says the investment in alternative fuel is the most important component in U.S. prosperity.

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California Pilot adds Shorepower

Pilot Flying J, in collaboration with federally funded Shorepower Truck Electrification Project, has added electrical connections to 36 parking spaces at the Pilot Travel Center at Exit 745 off I-5 in Weed, California. The connections give drivers the ability to run heating, air conditioning and cab appliances without idling during 10-hour rest periods.  The Weed location will also feature nine 460v plug-in connections for electric reefer units. To see the network of trucks using Shorepower, visit ...

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RigDig introduces virtual salesperson to guide users

Virtual salesperson Rachel Darville has been added to used truck history report site RigDig.

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Wingfoot centers open in Mississippi and Texas

Wingfoot Commercial Tire Systems has added new two new Wingfoot Truck Care Centers, one in Gulfport, Miss., and one in Sulpur Springs, Texas, both located on Pilot Flying J properties. The centers offer a full range of products and services, including 24/7 roadside assistance, new Goodyear and Dunlop tires and retreaded tires, oil changes and preventive maintenance services and light mechanical services such as brake, electrical, heating and air conditioning. Both centers are 10,400 square-feet ...

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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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