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Long-time Trucker Buddy honored posthumously

Trucker Buddy honored former president and long-time member Darrell Hicks, who died in July, by renaming its Ambassador of the Year award for him.

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ATDynamics announces 500 percent TrailerTail surge

ATDynamics CEO Andrew Smith says TrailerTail fairings boosted tractor-trailer fuel economy by 4/10 MPH in independent testing. He also said the company has sold in excess of 12,000 TrailerTail units to more than 100 truck fleets.

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Health walk highlights driver fitness

Trucking Solutions Group's third annual 61+ Health Awareness Walk drew good participation from owner-operators and drivers, among others, at the Great American Trucking Show.

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Utility introduces high-strength steel options

Utility Trailer announced on Aug. 23 that two new high-strength steel options will be available for the 4000D-X Composite dry van. The company also announced the expansion of two of its plants and the appointment of their new director of marketing.

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PHOTOS: Great American Trucking Show Day 1

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Cobra unveils wireless dual CB/phone headset

Cobra Electronics introduced its new noise-canceling Bluetooth headset with capability to pair with both a CB and cellphone simultaneously with easy switching between modes.

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Cummins expects growth in natural gas engines

While enthusiasm is high for natural gas-powered vehicles, diesel engines will continue to power 90 percent of trucks, especially in linehaul applications, said Cummins' Lori Thompson

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Magellan announces fleet management solution, TA partnership

Magellan displayed its GPS for truckers, in cooperation with TravelCenters of America, at The Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, Texas, Aug. 22. The RoadMate Commercial 9261T-LM GPS has a 7-inch display and features truck-specific route, truck speed limits, truck stops and truck points of interest. It also can be used for hands-free talking on cellphones with Bluetooth technology. The Magellan RoadMate Commercial 5190T-LM and 5190 have 5-inch touch screens and built-in speakers that can reach 93dB ...

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Chevron unveils fuel efficient 5W/30 engine oil

Chevron's low viscosity oil works across a broad array of engines to offer better inventory control.

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Garmin announces 7-inch trucking-specific GPS

Garmin's new 7-inch GPS features lane guidance and Android smartphone compatability.

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