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All-position, regional tire offers open shoulder

Continental’s HDR1 features irregular wear resistance, long mileage and an open shoulder for regional applications. The HDR1 offers 28/32nds of tread depth and a cut and chip resistant compound. The tire also features the company’s technologies that are designed to reduce stones getting caught in the tire's casing. The HDR1 can be used as an all-position tire and is available in 11R22.5, 11R24.5, 275/80R22.5 and 285/75R24.5 sizes. CONTINENTAL, www.continentaltire.com, (704) 583-8564, ENTER XXX

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Truck Insurer offers new iPhone App

TRUCKER1, a free mobile application for the iPhone, allows owner-operators to transmit route and location details to e-mail and Facebook accounts. It is available at the Apple App store.  Use of Trucker1 includes the ability to manage an account with 1st Guard Truck Insurer. 1st GUARD, www.1stguard.com, (941) 485-6210

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New Peterbilt and Freightliner trucks

Peterbilt announces two models  Peterbilt’s new Model 348 is designed for Class 7-8 applications that require rugged durability and a wide range of options. The company has also introduced the medium-duty Model 337, which is suited for pickup-and-delivery, beverage and food service vocations. It will replace the Model 335. The Model 348, replacing the Model 340, has a GVW beginning at 35,000 lbs. and optional capacity ratings to suit most specialty vocations, including those for construction, petroleum  refuse ...

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Slow and Steady

Chris Sheehan can't imagine doing anything else. The Shelton, Wash.-based owner-operator is a "blade runner" who moves massive windmill bla...

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DOT, FCC target distracted driving

The U.S. Department of Transportation and Federal Communications Commission are joining forces to tackle distracted driving.

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Driver rating system coming next year

Under CSA 2010, every carrier and driver will have a safety determination.

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Exide charged up over Extreme Cycler 200 battery

Exide's Extreme Cycler 200 battery is a Group 31 product engineered to handle not just the high-energy needs of a modern commercial vehicle, but the greater power demands driven by no-idle legislation. The product is designed to provide deeper discharge, more vibration resistance and higher cycling than conventional flooded product. Available with a power level of 700 cold-cranking amps (CCA) and 200 minutes reserve capacity (RC), the flooded product is a bridge between the company's pre-existing ...

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Plus 2

Many of those who succeed discover the key to achieving better mileage usually isn't found in changing one driving practice, buying a single additive or spec'ing one component.

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Speakout: The Voice of the American Trucker

Truckers deserve thanks After working as a paralegal and manager stuck in an office for 20 years, I joined my owner-operator husband Vince Connell, as a passenger on his runs hauling Broadway show equipment for Clark Transfer. Here’s some of what I learned while riding with him. Chivalry is alive and well in truck stops. They are clean and safe, the showers are full-fledged bathrooms, and many of the employees are noticeably nice. Truck drivers make maneuvering ...

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Peterbilt announces two models Peterbilt’s new Model 348 is designed for Class 7-8 applications that require rugged durability and a wide range of options. The company has also introduced the medium-duty Model 337, which is suited for pickup-and-delivery, beverage and food service vocations. It will replace the Model 335. The Model 348, replacing the Model 340, has a GVW beginning at 35,000 lbs. and optional capacity ratings to suit most specialty vocations, including those for construction, petroleum  refuse ...

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