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IdleAir service starts in San Simon, Ariz.

A new IdleAir location, in San Simon, Ariz., is offering free, limited service through April 30, 2012, as part of the grand opening off Interstate 10 at exit 378.  Premium service is available for $1.25 per hour through May 31, 2012. The alternative air-conditioning company plans to continue expansion into Texas and Pennsylvania this year. Additional services available at the Arizona location include over 60 channels of DirecTV, basic Internet service with touchscreen display and unlimited ...

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GITI launches new website

GITI tire maker developed a new website designed to help commercial tire customers on use of truck and bus radials. The site features information on long haul, regional, mixed service, and BT Radial SmartWay fuel-efficient line-up. The site also includes a tire supplier locator and a video documenting the company’s history and growth. For details, visit GITI Tire.  

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Wireless backup camera system

The WVRXCAMTC digital wireless backup camera and receiver system was made for drivers looking to replace or add a camera to factory-installed monitors. The component connects to an existing monitor with an optional adapter harness. The wireless cameras digitally lock to receivers creating a signal able to transmit around objects with no interference. The system includes a wireless receiver box, wireless camera, scotch fasteners, hardware and mounting bracket. ASA/JENSEN HEAVY DUTY, asaelectronics.com

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Mobile document scanner

Xerox Company TripPak Services now offers a mobile scanner for all TripPak Mobile users that's compatible with most smartphones, computers and tablets. The scanner uses AutoLaunch technology, with the scanning beginning immediately upon recognition of a document. The battery is capable of scanning 300 pages before recharge, and any medium can be scanned. TRIPPAK SERVICES, trippak.com.  

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RWI increases driver pay

RWI Transportation will up driver pay 2 cents per loaded mile with a 1-cent safety bonus included in the total increase. Qualification for the safety payment is based on all dispatched loaded miles on completed trips within a calendar month.  The increase will be paid out on a monthly basis. Visit RWI Transportation for details.

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Kenworth dealership opens in Casper, Wyo.

A new, 27,000-square-foot dealership is now open in Casper, Wyo. off Interstate 25 at exit 191, Motor Power Kenworth announced. The dealership features eight full-service bays, including one for express lube services, a 5-ton overhead crane, mobile truck lift system and a new original equipment manufacturer diagnostic and repair tool. The parts showroom is complemented with a parts warehouse. The site also offers parts delivery service and a drivers’ lounge with reclining leather chairs and 50-inch TV. A ...

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Meritor tire inflation system ups infuel economy

Use of Meritor’s tire inflation system can improve infuel economy up to 1.4 percent, the Troy, Mich.-based truck parts maker said. Developed by Pressure Systems International, the tire inflation system was tested by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s research division. Gordon Food Service, based in Grand Rapids, Mich., and Sheetz Inc., based in Altoona, Pa., participated in the tests. The tire inflation system is a “simple design that can be installed on any type of trailer,” ...

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Avoid these common tax prep mistakes

If you want to dodge common mistakes owner-operators make on tax returns, you need to check certain numbers, advises columnist Kevin Rutherford.

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Minnesota trucking group joins trafficking advocacy

The Minnesota Trucking Association has partnered with Truckers Against Trafficking to thwart illegal sale of children and youths for the sex trade industry, association chair Joyce Brenny says. "Because MTA members travel areas where human trafficking occurs, they are in a unique position to combat the problem," Brenny says. The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that 100,000 – 300,000 children are at risk every year to traffickers in the United States and that many children, teens and ...

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A good Good Friday, but not for freight

Freight is slow in Arizona on this Good Friday.

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