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$48.8B in highway funds ready

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced $48.8 billion in highway funds is available for federal projects.

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Congressional hearing set on Clean Trucks Program

A U.S. House subcommittee has scheduled a May 5 hearing to assess programs at the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports.

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Study: Short intermodal share dips

Domestic intermodal equipment moving less than 1,000 miles accounted for 42 percent of total moves.

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Trucking-specific iPhone app

iLoadFinder reads the iPhone’s GPS location and retrieves available loads within a certain radius of the iPhone. Drivers can specify the radius to search and the distance they want the load to travel. The app also allows drivers to search by origin and destination city, state and shipper. Once a load is found the driver can touch the screen to either phone or email the shipper. Thousands of loads are posted daily and updates occur ...

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Navistar ProStar+

The new International ProStar+  has improved aerodynamics and a nearly 1,300-lb. weight reduction from the existing ProStar model. The truck is powered by the Advanced EGR MaxxForce 11 and MaxxForce 13 engine. The ProStar+ has a re-engineered overhead console. Cab noise has been reduced 9 percent compared to last year’s ProStar. Other improvements include a 20-pound force reduction in clutch feel, providing easier shifting and less fatigue, the company says. New aerodynamic enhancements include optional ...

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CVSA schedules Roadcheck for June 8-10

Last year, the driver safety compliance rate of 95.7 percent was the highest ever.

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CVSA sets Roadcheck for June 8-10

Last year, the driver safety compliance rate of 95.7 percent was the highest ever.

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I-80 speed limit returned to 75 mph in Wyoming

A seasonal limit of 65 mph had been in force since Oct. 15 on a 52-mile stretch of the interstate.

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Spot market freight surges 259% in March

The high load volume in March contributed to the strongest first-quarter volume since 2004, according to TransCore.

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Mack transmission

The Mack mDrive automated manual transmission with automated gear shifting will be available on Pinnacle model highway tractors powered by MP7 and MP8 engines. The mDrive has 12 forward and four reverse speeds, and is available in direct drive or overdrive. It has a torque capacity of 1920 lb.-ft. and a dry weight of 615 pounds. The shifting strategy for mDrive is based on cruise speeds of 1350 to 1450 rpm. The driver interacts with ...

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