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Onboard scales

The handheld TruckWeight onboard scale can read the weight of your trailer from up to 100 feet from your rig, according to the company. A wireless sensor is attached to every axle group and is accurate to within 1 percent of gross vehicle weight, the company says.  Smartscale Technologies Inc., (877) 757-7888.

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FMCSA starts driver pre-employment program

The program allows carriers the option of accessing driver inspection and crash records before hiring.

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FMCSA starts driver pre-employment program

The program allows carriers the option of accessing driver inspection and crash records before hiring.

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Kansas offers truck grant money

Truck owners may receive grant money to buy truck equipment for reducing diesel emissions.

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Kansas offers grant money

Truck owners may be eligible for funds to buy truck equipment for reducing diesel emissions.

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Report: Intermodal hits record high in 1st quarter

Both total intermodal movements and movements of domestic intermodal equipment reached new market share highs.

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Report: Intermodal hits record high

Both total intermodal movements and movements of domestic intermodal equipment reached new market share highs in first quarter.

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Fluid test media

OilCheckUp features instant fluid diagnostics of engine oil, transmission, brake, differential, transfer case, gearbox, power steering, hydraulics, coolants-radiators, heat exchangers, and other fluids. The fast test media with chromatographic results offers visual and comparative fluid diagnostics to actual new engine oil, and to manufacturer’s recommended oil and filter change intervals. Any particle contaminants will form a color graph on the test media indicating service required. www.oilcheckup.com, (847) 438-3913

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Diesel price rises again

Increasing for the 11th week in the past 12 weeks, the national price was the highest since Oct. 27, 2008, when it was $3.288.

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Security firm thwarts cargo theft

A covert tracking device embedded in pill bottles recently thwarted an attempt to steal pharmaceutical cargo and led to both full recovery of the products and an arrest, security solutions provider FreightWatch International announced. The Austin, Texas-based firm says that the security device, the Geo F1 Tracker, is slightly longer than a large paperclip and has real-time capability with web-based monitoring. The tracker, powered by Qualcomm’s inGeo platform, is the smallest wireless covert tracking device available ...

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