GPS

RoadMate customizable trucking GPS

The RoadMate Commercial 9270T-LM features a 7-in. high-def display, customizable truck-specific routing and hands-free communication to enhance safety and trip logging for easy reporting. The GPS, made by Magellan, is the second model in its family and includes a truckstop directory, lane assist, one-touch menu, spoken street names, free lifetime traffic alerts and free lifetime map updates. Routes can be customized based on height, weight, width and length of the vehicle, as well as applicable hazmat ...

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Trucker pleads guilty to truck stop arsons

Authorities say the driver usually committed his acts on occupied parked trucks.

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Marketplace

A combination EOBR,GPS and tire monitor, an automated transmission, protecting lubes and a perimeter LED lamp are among the products featured.

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GPS available in Internationals

Rand McNally and Navistar Inc. on Thursday, Nov. 3, announced an agreement to make Rand McNally’s IntelliRoute TND truck GPS units available as an in-dash option in International trucks starting next year. Navistar will begin offering an in-dash version of the high-definition 7-inch IntelliRoute TND 710 navigation unit for new truck production in January 2012. The in-dash units will include several customized screens as well as a listing of International Truck dealers and locations. “Market research ...

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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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