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Cooper launches new Roadmaster long haul drive tire

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

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

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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Navistar getting into ELD market with OnCommand Connection expansion

The first app available in OnCommand Connection Marketplace is the Android and iOS compatible driver log.

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New electronic toll collection solution for leased-equipment providers from Bestpass

Bestpass’ new Leased Equipment Toll Solution (LETS) is a toll-management service for leased equipment providers, not only tractors and trailers but other vehicles of all shapes and sizes. Bestpass, known for enabling volume discounts for fleets and owner-operators through group buying power on tolls around the nation, launched the new solution to engage what it calls a sizable new market with often sizable headaches around toll billing. The company called LETS the first solution of its ...

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Rethink ‘say no to cheap freight,’ says owner-operator coach Kevin Rutherford

Rates are determined almost exclusively by supply and demand, says Rutherford, not operators' willingness to turn down cheap loads. The remaining percentage is determined by truckers' ability to define their value and negotiate with brokers, he says.

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Certain regs suspended for wildfire relief haulers in Kansas, Oklahoma

Kansas and Oklahoma have suspended certain regulations for truckers hauling hay and other wildfire relief supplies in the states.

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New truck parking app looks to give drivers more options

The goal, the company says, is to build a community of truckers to rate the parking locations, add new locations if they aren't already in the app and help other drivers by adding information regarding parking availability.

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