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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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Wreaths Across America, TCA join forces to honor fallen heroes

Wreaths Across America and the Truckload Carriers Association announced at The Great American Trucking Show in Dallas on Aug. 23 a new partnership to honor America's fallen heroes.

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IdleAir plans growth with $7 million infusion

IdleAir has secured $7 million of growth financing and plans to add five more locations this year and 15 more in 2013, said Ethan Garber, chief executive officer.

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Michelin releases X Line long haul tire

Michelin announced its new X Line Energy D tire on Aug. 22 at The Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, Texas.

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Hodyon addressing APU accessibility for owner-operators

The Dynasys APU's leasing program refuses no one, regardless of credit score -- just one of the ways the company is breaking down accessibility barriers for operators needing APUs.

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CVOC: Smart spec’ing, buying more important than ever

The trucking industry has changed drastically in the past 10 years, making spec'ing and buying equipment much more complicated than ever before for fleets, said panelists during a session at the Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference Thursday morning.

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Trucking rebound outpaces economy, but outlook is fuzzy

Trucking has recovered from the recession much better than the economy at large, but the rebound slowed in recent months, economist Jim Meil said. Various domestic and global trends cast doubt on what’s next. Meil, vice president and chief economist for Eaton Corp., addressed the Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference in Dallas today. A former professor, Meil rated the state of trucking a B+. That’s largely due to a rebound in U.S. manufacturing (B) and non-defense capital spending ...

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Rotella Road Show trailer new and improved

The Shell Rotella Road Show trailer is now three times its former size with custom bump-outs -- Dan Arcy gave an update on progress toward the PC-11 oil standard for 2016.

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