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Trucker Buddy honors drivers at MATS

MATS 2017

Trucker Buddy International honored its 2016 Outstanding Trucker Buddy and Outstanding Teacher award winners at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky during a press conference March 24.

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Overdrive’s Most Beautiful finalist Charlotte Brown

Charlotte Brown of Riverside, California, came to trucking six years ago from a career in the medical field. She’s been a company driver for with DSV RoadTransport, located in Portland, Oregon, for nearly three years, and says she’s found her calling.  After working in a hospital lab for 13 years, it was the chance for true financial independence that made her change paths. In addition, she says she finally got a chance to see the country, ...

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One20 launches the F-ELD

MATS 2017

The F-ELD is aptly named, believes One20's founder, noting its intended target market of independent owner-operators -- it's built with the driver in mind, he says.

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ELD kit new to TomTom Bridge

The TomTom navigation and mapping products provider and M2M DataSmart, a wireless data service provider, announced a solution to provide electronic logging device functionality with the TomTom Bridge, an in-truck toolbox with mount and power cable, a vehicle-specific connector, and a subscription to the Hours of Service app from M2M DataSmart.

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Progressive Insurance offering customers free ELDs

MATS 2017

Brett Stalnaker, product manager for Progressive, said the company will give its insurance customers a free ELD and pay the monthly service fee for as long as the driver is with Progressive.

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Cooper launches new Roadmaster long haul drive tire

MATS 2017

The Roadmaster RM852(EM) is available in a variety of sizes with 30/32nds of tread.

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AppWeigh Bluetooth scale sensors allow scale-free truck weighing

MATS 2017

A standard truck and trailer combination would need just two sensors – on the drive axles and the trailer axles.

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Trump meets with truckers at White House

During the event, President Trump climbed in the cab of the ATA Share the Road truck, a Mack Pinnacle, blew the air horn and let the Road Team members take selfies with him. He was later pictured on social media in the White House wearing an I Heart Trucks pin.

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New generation of diesel engine oils on shelves now

MATS 2017

Two new diesel engine oil categories, replacing the oils used in diesel engines for over a decade, came to market in January, capping a development period nearly five years in the works. The roll out of those categories, CK-4 and FA-4, went "delightfully smooth," says Kevin Ferrick of API.

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Rand McNally launches its next generation of the TND GPS and multifunction tablet

The TND 740 is a seven-inch tablet that "takes some of the good things from and adds a lightning-quick, redesigned quadcore processor, along with double the storage and double the memory" , the company notes, also debuting a new partnership with Progressive insurance to offset customer ELD costs with data-sharing/$500 in rebates.

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