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Changing Gear: Updates from Circle R, Air-Weigh, Road Choice, Meritor, ATDynamics

Sounds like these two companies could make hay at making weight. Circle R Side Dump has made Air-Weigh’s digital QuickLoad Trailer Scale standard on its 37-foot SuperCube high-capacity side dump trailer. The QuickLoad Trailer Scale includes molded electrical and air connections, and when displaying weight, the bright backlit transflective display features large numbers which are easily readable from a distance. QuickLoad features an icon-based touchscreen set-up and programmable warning weight and alarm weight LEDs that ...

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Say it, don’t spray it

Confrontation in a truck stop parking lot yields this from George: “You can't just scream at people, babe. I don't like it either, but you never know when you're going to run up on crazy."

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‘Dirt for sale’ — and more from Uncle Pete’s in Lebanon, Tenn.

Quick stop-over at Uncle Pete's in Lebanon, Tenn., on a recent weekend trip, yielded some news: Pete's got a redesign in the works for the Guinness-worthy coffee-cup collection housed in the restaurant.

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This just in: Alarming news about anything

The joy of local television news: "Every day someone is shot, someone dies in a car wreck or two, and a couple of places burn to the ground -- the usual stuff."

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Sorting through highway funding plans: Several irons in the fire

With Highway Trust Fund bankruptcy and the expiration of the MAP-21 act looming, here's a look at some of the key proposals so far to stabilize highway money and fund the next bill.

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New Tony Justice interview, showcase vid from Christopher Fiffie

Fiffie's work combines rolling shots and other footage with interviews and music as well, a perfect fit for singer-songwriter Justice as a subject. Take a look at it here.

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The nuances of winning

"There are distinct trade-offs in self dispatch. The security of a regular thing is awesome, but it's not the adventure of pinging yourself around the country" -- then there's the new boots...

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Toll talk re-emerging in advance of highway bill

Today, it feels like we're on more solid footing with not only a wider swathe of industry opinion but also among the general public, where tolls sentiment has generally trended dead-set against pricing existing interstates.

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

Changing Gear: Updates from Exxon Mobil, Daimler, Kenworth, Volvo, Navistar

This union sounds like the beginning of a beautiful friendship. ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants announced that Daimler Trucks has chosen Mobil Delvac-branded heavy-duty diesel engine oils for factory-fill in its Freightliner- and Western Star-branded vehicles. Daimler will feature Mobil Delvac 1300 Super 15W-40 heavy-duty diesel engine oil in nearly all Freightliner- and Western Star-branded Class 8 trucks, while the company¹s fuel-efficient Freightliner Cascadia Evolution models will use Mobil Delvac 1300 Super 10W-30, a low-viscosity heavy-duty ...

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Young singer preaches an offbeat ‘Truck Stop Gospel’

“In ‘Truck Stop Gospel,’ his narration is so astute it's impossible to tell what side he's on — not that it matters,” writes reviewer Kim Ruehl.

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