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Changing Gear: Electronics rewind

Since most of you are busy enough trying to manage your own business, it’s likely you occasionally might have missed a few announcements for new products that we relay frequently to you at OverdriveOnline.com. This week, Overdrive’s “Changing Gear” series takes a look back at some electronics-related products to help you keep your trucks working and looking its best. Cobra Electronics’ limited-edition 29 LX HD Harley-Davidson CB Radio features the trademarked black and orange Harley-Davidson logo ...

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Speed limiter mandate rule expected to see action soon, carrier scoring rule still months away

The DOT stuck with its projected June publication date of a Safety Fitness Determination rule in its latest rulemakings update, and it still expects to send a speed limiter mandate proposal to the White House for approval early next month.

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East names Waters Truck & Tractor authorized dealer

East Manufacturing announced that Waters Truck & Tractor/Waters International Trucks now is an authorized East dealer, offering East’s full line of flatbed, dropdeck and dump trailers. An International Trucks dealership, Waters was established in the 1920s as Buick dealership and repair shop and has grown to include six locations, a truck and tire service location and a wrecker service location. Waters, based in Columbus, Miss., also has state store locations in Meridian, Kosciusko, Natchez and Hattiesburg.

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Women in Trucking seeking female drivers for Image Team

Women in Trucking (WIT) is seeking qualified female drivers to become a part of their Image Team, the group announced last week. The WIT Image Team will represent the goals of WIT while bringing awareness of the need for more women in the trucking industry and the obstacles that women face, WIT says

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After latest drop, diesel could be one week away from falling below $3

The U.S. average diesel price has now dropped 8 straight weeks and 26 of the last 28. It’s also dropped more than 55 cents in the last 5 weeks.

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POLL: Long-term impacts of U.S.-Mexico cross-border long-haul?

This poll follows the U.S. government's recent announcement of an impending opening of long-haul cross-border opportunity for Mexican carriers? What will be the primary U.S. result, as you see it?

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Opening the border: Data on Mexican carriers ‘robust,’ FMCSA says; trucking groups split on decision

Readers note their concerns about Mexican carriers undercutting U.S. carriers. Also, FMCSA clarifies the data it used to make its decision.

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Peterbilt to roll out new Model 567 mixer configuration

Peterbilt Motors Co. announced it will unveil a new Model 567 configuration suited for concrete contractors and other weight-conscious applications during the World of Concrete show Feb. 2-6 in Las Vegas. “Peterbilt’s Model 567 has been in production for just over a year, and it’s already far surpassing our high expectations for it,” said Charles Cook, Peterbilt marketing manager for vocational products. “It’s helping customers across a wide range of applications achieve new levels of productivity. ...

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

Roads not taken: Diesel technician demand on the rise

You’ve heard of the "driver shortage," right? The world of diesel technicians is experiencing a similar dynamic as equipment evolves, many techs retire and fewer people enter the vocation.

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Labor roundup: Teamsters lose vote at Con-way, mediators assist port negotiations

In trucking labor-related news from last week, federal mediators have been called in to help resolve labor disputes at West Coast ports, while the Teamsters lost a vote at a California Con-way facility.

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