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One of the good dispatchers

"On the totem pole, drivers and dispatchers are at the same level” in many trucking companies, says Tim Bell II, the dispatcher Wendy Parker interviews in this story.

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Oil gamble on Wall Street? Speculation back in the headlines

President Obama is hammering on oil speculators again, while Republican opponents such as House Speaker John Boehner and presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney are calling the talk about speculation hooey, falling back on the same old "drill, baby, drill"-type rhetoric we've heard so much of in recent past. Problem with the latter is, well, we are drilling. Domestic oil production is up. Problem with the former is the very White House task forces on the ...

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Battery status indicator

The Battery Status Indicator is a device that can be added to monitor the state of power for any battery, particularly lift gate batteries, and alerts operators during pre-trip inspections that battery power may be lower than required. The LED light flashes green if battery voltage is more than 12.4 volts, or 75 percent power, and blinks red when the voltage falls below 12.39 volts. PHILLIPS, www.phillipsind.com

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