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Protect yourself

Smart decisions on where you park, what you say and how you operate will help prevent theft.

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Volvo VN780

When Volvo wheels out a road-test tractor, you can bet it’s going to be crammed full of high-tech features.

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Pulse: Putting trouble behind you

A provision taking effect June 30 requires a driver to file a condition report upon turning in an intermodal chassis.

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Speakout

Truckers weighin on truckers' business skills, the trucking industry's image and cross-border trucking with Mexico.

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Know before you tow

Plenty of prep before an emergency is the best way to avoid an outrageous towing bill.

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FLO TV now available for trucks

The mobile TV service FLO TV can now be installed into preexisting truck entertainment systems, the company announced.

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Electronic Torque Wrench

The electronic torque wrenches use beam movement to gauge torque value and a gyro chip to measure angular rotation and sound an alarm to alert the over-use of torque

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ACT: Trailer orders dip in April

April net orders were 3 percent above the prior year level and year-to-date growth in net orders through April is 72 percent.

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ATA truck tonnage index rises

For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased for the sixth time in the last seven months, gaining 0.9 percent in April.

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Crete raises starting driver pay

Pay will increase 3 cents effective July 1 for starting long-haul drivers at Crete Carrier, Shaffer Trucking and Hunt Transportation, Crete announced. Pay for new regional drivers will be raised 1 cent, the Lincoln, Neb.-based Crete Carrier Corp. said. All three fleet divisions have starting leasing to owner-operators as well as hiring team drivers in dry van, temperature controlled and flatbed and specialized freight, said Crete spokesman Andy Brabec. For drivers already with the fleets, the maximum ...

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