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Kenworth TruckTech+ enters production

Every new Kenworth Class 8 truck equipped with a Paccar MX-13 engine now comes with a complimentary subscription to TruckTech+ as long as the truck is under the 2-year standard warranty.

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Equipment Spotlight: Bumpers and fenders

This month Overdrive takes a look at some recently introduced bumper and fender products designed to help you keep your truck looking and working its best. Fleetline’s polyethylene refuse fenders are constructed of high-density polyethylene and are designed to be corrosion- and UV-resistant. The fenders use either a two- or three-piece design to accommodate both tandem- and tri-axle applications. Hendrickson Bumper and Trim’s durable corrosion-resistant Aero Clad bumpers for the International ProStar in both tilt-mount and fixed-mount ...

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Audit of FMCSA shows agency needs to make improvements to CSA, carrier intervention

The DOT's Compliance, Safety, Accountability program is out of sync with real-word crash risk and needs to be realigned to better predict carrier safety, says a report made public this week.

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Second cargo theft warning issued for holiday weekend, thieves expected to be active

FreightWatch International this week issued a warning to carriers and others in the freight supply chain urging them to watch out for cargo thieves during the July 4th weekend, citing an uptick around holidays in cargo theft activity.

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State’s trucks-only toll plan stymied for now

Rhode Island lawmakers ended their regular session June 25 without approving a plan to fund repair of the state’s deteriorating infrastructure by adding a truck-only user fee on about two dozen bridges.

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Love’s opens first location along I-85 in Alabama

Love’s Travel Stops announced the opening of a new location in Shorter, Ala., along Interstate 85.

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PC-Miler with hours manager

ALK Technologies introduction of the hours manager into PC-Miler software allows for better small fleet back-office planning around required breaks, among top problems with the hours of service recently identified by Overdrive readers.

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Five in a row: Fuel prices continue steady decline

For the fifth consecutive week, the average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel dropped, falling 1.6 cents during the week ending June 29, according to the Department of Energy.

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

FMCSA grants fireworks haulers exemption to 14-hour rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Friday its decision to grant an hours-of-service exemption to the 51 member companies of the American Pyrotechnics Association, allowing them to drive past the 14th hour of coming on duty.

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FMCSA wants to take CSA hazmat category public, change intervention thresholds

In addition, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing several enhancements for its Safety Measurement System, which the agency uses to measure the safety of motor carriers.

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