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Toyo adds to M-Line of commercial tires

Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. is expanding the size availability for the Toyo M920 drive tire and the Toyo M149 Super Single. The premium M920 drive traction tire, with its wide and staggered tread block, is designed for trucks that require all-season capabilities. Its two wide circumferential grooves are designed to shed water during wet conditions.  New sizes added to the M920 lineup include a 315/80R22.5 with a Load Index of L, also an 11R24.5 and a 285/75R24.5.  The total M920 size range ...

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Trucker chases, catches and stops dump truck whose driver was incapacitated

Once on the side of the road, David ran down the dump truck on foot, opened the door and set the brakes. When the dump truck stopped, he checked on the driver, who was not breathing.

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Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel accident the result of driver error, police say

Police say trucker Joseph Chen had just passed another tractor-trailer on the bridge, and as he came back into the right lane, he drove over the curb and went airborne.

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Omnitracs updates Roadnet Anywhere app, adds route optimization features

Omnitracs says comparing the actual routes with the optimal routes can give more insights for routing decisions.

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Truck speed limiter mandate, emissions regs part of lawsuit against Trump two-for-one regs order

Three left-leaning groups hope to block Trump's recent order, citing truck safety regulations like a recently proposed rule to require speed limiters on heavy-duty trucks, as reasons why.

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iGlobal’s Edge MDT portable scanner/ELD

The Florida-headquartered company's unique among ELD providers in promoting its Edge MDT -- a combo high-speed scanner, ELD and all-around ruggedized mobile office with push-to-talk functionality and more -- as manufactured in the state of Ohio.

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Kenworth auctioning off custom T680 to benefit Truckers Against Trafficking

The proceeds from the auction will go directly to TAT, which works to “educate, mobilize and empower” truckers and rest stop employees to look for signs of human trafficking and teach them how to respond. The truck has a retail value of $157,000, according to Kenworth.

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Werner drivers lose court bid for pay for sleeper berth time

The court had previously ruled participants in Drivers Management, Werner’s training and orientation program, were entitled to pay for spending more than eight out of 24 hours in the sleeper berth. A new ruling, however, dismisses that order.

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Love’s opens new location in Chanute, Kan.

The new location offers drivers an Arby's restaurant, 38 truck parking spaces, Cat scales and more.

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Small fleet saves time and hassles with ELDs

The biggest ELD hurdle for nine-truck JJ&T Trucking, says Jake Taylor, company co-owner with his wife, Christy, was less operational than technical.

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