GPS

Trucker wins GPS system

Bill Stewart, a St. Louis resident, won a Rand McNally IntelliRoute TND 500 Model Trucker GPS system, Truck Centers Inc. said. The dealer network held a drawing for the GPS system and other prizes in honor of National Truck Driver Appreciation week. Visit Truck Centers online for more information.

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Truck Centers to give away GPS

Drivers can win a Rand McNally IntelliRoute TND 500 Model Trucker GPS from Truck Centers, Inc. during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Sept. 11-18. Participants can enter at Truck Center dealers, a Daimler Truck of North America network in the Midwest, by filling out forms in the parts or service departments. The winner will be notified by Sept. 21. For location information, visit Truck Centers’ website.

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Illinois to post timely truck route data

The new law also provides a program to educate truck drivers about the differences between truck and car GPS devices.

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Rand McNally announces contest winner, map upgrade program

GPS manufacturer Rand McNally named Edward Crumer, an owner-operator for Allied Van Lines, as its 2011 Navigator of the Year and recipient of $25,000, the company announced Friday. The company says Crumer was selected because of his hauls -- he carries belongings to families of fallen soldiers -- and his story of navigating through Rogers Pass in the Canadian Rockies, a 48-hour trip in which Crumer had to stop three times for snow avalanche-related road closings. The ...

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Truck tire iPhone app

Commercial truck operators can get access to emergency road and tire service at the location closest to them from their iPhone or iPad with the “Continental Truck Tires Dealer Locator” application that can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store. CONTINENTAL, www.continental-truck.com

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DeFazio criticizes cross-border proposal

Congressman said Mexico’s safety standards do not equal those of the U.S. and Mexican carriers operating beyond the border zone will hurt jobs.

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FMCSA unveils cross-border trucking plan

Cross-border trucking project with Mexico will require fewer participants and equip participating Mexican trucks with GPS or electronic on-board recorders.

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PRO Navigation System

The 5550 PRO Navigation System has a 5-in. LCD screen. It features Junction View with Lane Assist, state mileage log, hours-of-service Log and last-mile routing for road coverage on secondary highways. The Quick-Tabs feature includes navigational details such as the distances to weigh stations, travel centers, rest areas and mile markers, and the unit includes more than 12 million standard points-of-interest and 33,000 truck-specific points-of-interest. It comes with three months of unlimited downloads from Cobra's ...

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U.S. will pay for EOBR on Mexican trucks

The EOBR with GPS will aid in monitoring Mexican carriers, but the agency must consistently monitor these EOBR devices, the agency said.

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Fuel site locator mobile app

The fuel site locator application for smart phones allows customers to locate the type of fuel they need at the lowest fuel price. Customers set their location and search radius and fuel type, and the app will list fuel sites with the lowest fuel price options. Any site chosen can be used with GPS to plot to a map. Maps can be changed to satellite, hybrid or terrain views. www.wrightexpress.com

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