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Changing Gear: MATS product review

This year’s Mid-America Trucking Show has long since come and gone, with the usual avalanche of new product announcements. With all of the great stuff that was rolled out at this year’s show, it’d be a near-miracle is anyone was able to keep track of it all. Naturally, a few noteworthy items might have gotten lost in the shuffle, but here for your convenience is a summary of this year’s highlighted products. Click on the headline ...

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A dollar or a black eye in Von Ormy, Texas

On winning -- and getting even...

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Reports say Senate version of a highway bill next in line

What exactly could be in it is anybody's guess, but if it at all resembles what the Obama administration put out early this week, here's hoping it walks back from expansive tolling provisions...

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Re-use, re-purpose, ridicule, repeat

George is skeptical of Wendy's recent recyling effort: repurposing a no-good cat collar as a bracelet: "Sometimes, being kind to the planet is hard."

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CSA: The difference (or lack thereof) a year makes

Report from the CSA Subcommittee to the MCSAC shows a somewhat different overall tune from the year prior as FMCSA retrenches in its commitment to the CSA program.

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Sleepy McSleep and the howling Wonders

“Somehow, I don't think we'll need the dog for infamy -- your solo act is fine for that.”

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CSA’s golden triangle more like a ‘scarlet letter’

Audio from Panther's Irwin Shires and Transplace's Tom Sanderson at the CSA Subcommittee meeting shows difficulties of carriers dealing with the mark of the CSA program.

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Hours and recorders: Give safe drivers some freedom

You shouldn’t have to invest in electronic logging technology to continue proving that you're safe.

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Secretary Foxx receptive to notion of tolling existing interstates

Here's part of what he said: "We’ll consider finding ways to help when an option that states want to consider."

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Changing Gear grab bag: Facebook likes, Bluetooth weights, truck giveaways

Kenworth Truck Co. announced that its official Facebook site surpassed 100,000 likes. The social media site is designed as a forum for information from Kenworth and thoughts from Kenworth owners and enthusiasts about their trucks. The site also covers the company’s history from its founding in 1923 to the present, and offers an Owner’s Gallery of photographs submitted by Kenworth truck owners throughout the United States and Canada. To visit, go to www.kenworth.com and click ...

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