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Honeywell’s ‘Connected’ tech for drivers, fleets, shippers

Honeywell's Connected Driver Solution offers a new platform to "replace paper and disjointed systems with one integrated system," the company says, "built to simplify the driver's job."

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North Carolina truck stop to get IdleAir electrification stations

Duke Energy says the $300,000 project will provide electricity, along with heating or cooling for drivers, during overnight stays at Big Boy's Truck Stop in Kenly, N.C. There will also be four plugs to provide standby power for reefer units to avoid using diesel compressors.

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Love’s opens new stores in Washington state, Texas

Love's Travel Stops has opened its fifth location in Washington state and its 62nd in Texas with new stores in Prosser, Wash., and Paris, Texas.

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Volvo, Mack unveil new ‘Ride for Freedom’ trucks

Volvo's VNR 640 decked out with a patriotic paint scheme honoring all branches of the U.S. military and Mack's custom Jack Mack were unveiled for the annual Ride for Freedom in Washington, D.C.

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One20: Nearly 60 percent of users still haven’t switched to e-logs

One20’s Vice President of Marketing Amanda Ford says 57 percent of drivers surveyed don’t use electronic logging devices, and that number jumps to 60 percent with drivers over the age of 45.

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Owner-op Dean Carnahan: Poor health is often a ‘preventable accident’

Carnahan urges drivers to take control of diet and health generally in hopes more attention to it might spur a movement against the growing "quick food, get-in-get-out-type attitude" of so many truck stops when it comes to diet options.

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Trucking groups take issue with Trump’s proposal for highway privatization

Trucking groups regarding Trump's budget: Tolls aren't the answer to highway funding shortfall.

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Supreme Court could decide June 8 whether to hear ELD lawsuit

The U.S. Supreme Court could decide as early as June 8 whether it will hear the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association's lawsuit against the federal government's rule to mandate use of electronic logging devices for truck drivers.

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FleetPride expands parts capacity

The FleetPride distributor of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts announced it had expanded distribution centers in Atlanta, Dallas and North Haven, Conn.

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Missing in action: ELDs’ impact on rates

Hoards of industry analysts and economists in recent years predicted ELDs would strip industry capacity and, thus, spur a rate boost while the market adjusted to the new normal. Some are starting to rethink that premise, however.

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