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Laydon Composites trailer fairing

The new fairing can be configured and eliminate problems with low ground clearances.

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I-64 bridge reopens

The Sherman Minton Bridge between Louisville, Ky., and New Albany, Ind., reopened 13 days ahead of schedule.

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VID: Cracking Evel’s safe with Robb Mariani, Brad Wike

And, most importantly, small fleet owner Wike's lead mechanic Frank Phipps (pictured), who did the vast majority of the heavy lifting with a blow torch and drill, Wike himself with the plasma cutter, at Wike's place of business in Lincolnton, N.C., on Saturday. As with many such endeavors, the process of it all was much more adventurous and interesting than the end result. That's right, in spite of the lore I mentioned in my post from ...

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North Carolina joins interstate toll program

State joins Virginia and Missouri to toll interstates under federal pilot program.

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Safe-cracking time: The Evel Knievel haul rig restore-in-progress

If all goes well, says American Trucker host Robb Mariani, tomorrow he, North Carolina-based Brad Wike and the rig's owner will at least attempt to crack a gallon-size safe found under a cabinet in the floor of the Evel Knievel haul rig Mariani located and featured on his show last year (check out the "Finding Evel" episode via that link). I'll be there for it, so expect an update. "The story is Evel had some jewelry ...

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The cost-effective approach to changing oil

The best way to know when to change oil is to have an oil sample analyzed. Kevin Rutherford’s February Dollars & Sense column covers the next key step.

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FMCSA defends cross-border program in court

Among its responses, FMCSA argued OOIDA had not shown evidence its members will experience a loss of business.

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Visiting with Evel Knievel in N.C.

This morning I'm headed out to Brad Wike's "Brad's Classic Trucks" shop and home of his BPW Transport company, both of which have gotten the feature treatment on the Speed Channel's American Trucker show, hosted by Robb Mariani. Mariani helped engineer part of the reason I'm headed to Wike's shop: Wike's doing a partial restoration on the Evel Knievel haul rig (pictured), a custom-built 1974 F Model Mack cabover that Mariani sought out in the ...

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Meritor announces alliance, new products

MeritorWABCO announced Feb. 16 it has established an alliance with Takata, and will market and distribute Takata’s vehicle sensor system in North America. The system includes the SafeTraK lane departure warning system, Driver Alertness Warning and vision-based Forward Collision Warning, as well as a web-based driver and vehicle reporting tool for the commercial vehicle market. Mark Melletat, Meritor’s director of trailer systems/field operations, said the system is compact and easily retrofit, often fitting via a bracket onto ...

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Goodyear Highway Hero finalists named

John Crozman, Melville Farnell, John Neumeier and Mike Schiotis were named finalists.

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