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TowMate requests exemption for motor carriers to use wireless, rechargeable tow lights

TowMate has requested an exemption to allow carriers to use rechargeable, wireless tow lights to be used in emergency towing situations.

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Knight purchases 38 custom Volvos to celebrate 25th anniversary

Knight Transportation has selected Volvo Trucks to supply 38 specially-decorated Volvo VNL 670 models to recognize its 25th anniversary.

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ChampTruck taking over Virginia International Raceway this weekend

The Meritor ChampTruck World Series will run the sixth race of its inaugural season this weekend at Virginia International Raceway.

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FMCSA’s Scott Darling tapped by Pres. Obama to become agency’s next administrator

President Barack Obama this week nominated T.F. Scott Darling to become the next administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, a position he’s filled on an acting basis since former Administrator Anne Ferro’s departure last August.

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East Coast markets — where demand is warming for dry vans

Demand has fallen in many strong areas for van freight since the last weekly trends update, but a turnaround could be approaching. Strong freight volume on the East Coast held the national load-to-truck ratio steady.

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POLL: Which presidential candidate would you most like to take on a ridealong in the truck?

As 2016 candidate debates get going, which of these high-profile candidates and hoped-for contenders would you most like to show firsthand your experience of the trucking business? Bonus: why?

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Equipment Spotlight: Waxes and polishes

When working to build your business, your truck can be your biggest and best advertisement. A little wax and polish will go a long way in showing current and potential customers that you take your business seriously. Check out these products that can help your ride shine. Polish line Zephyr’s Pro 40 Perfection Metal Polish is formulated to clean, polish and protect aluminum, chrome and stainless steel, and to deliver a deeper mirror shine in one application. ...

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ATS puts custom heavy-haul Trail King trailer into service

Capable of up to 360,000 lbs. in payload, Anderson Trucking Service reps say they will be permitting hauls with the Trail King TK360 for up to 700,000 pounds.

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

ATRI wants owner-operator input on trucking’s top issues

The annual survey, commissioned by the American Trucking Associations, asks trucking industry stakeholders to rank their top issues of concern for the industry, along with strategies for addressing the issues.

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Rig Tough Used Trucks in Texas acquired by Rush

A subsidiary of Rush Enterprises Inc., which operates a network of commercial vehicle dealerships in North America, has acquired certain assets of Dallas Truck Center, a used truck dealership in Irving, Texas.

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