News roundup, Nov. 8: NAIT donates $50,000 to Wreaths Across America, truckers headset recognized for innovation

Trucking news and briefs for Friday, Nov. 8, 2019:

Wreaths Across America receives $50,000 donation from NAIT
The National Association of Independent Truckers and its insurance partner IAT TransGuard, donated $50,000 to Wreaths Across America to help offset fuel costs for independent truckers helping deliver live balsam wreaths to veterans cemeteries across the country. This is the fourth consecutive year NAIT and its partner have directly contributed to WAA.

WAA is looking for more independent truckers to participate in this year’s event. Those interested can volunteer online here or email [email protected] to speak with a member of the WAA transportation team.

Wreaths Across America Day this year is December 14. Wreaths will be laid at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C., as well as more than 1,600 veterans cemeteries across the world.

The flexible boom mic for Rand McNally’s ClearDryve 180 2-in-1 headset/headphone responds to driver feedback. Rand McNally designed it to retain the high-quality appearance of the non-flexible mic of the 200 with more utilitarian functionality for drivers on the road.The flexible boom mic for Rand McNally’s ClearDryve 180 2-in-1 headset/headphone responds to driver feedback. Rand McNally designed it to retain the high-quality appearance of the non-flexible mic of the 200 with more utilitarian functionality for drivers on the road.

Truckers’ headset/headphones combo wins electronics award
For the second year in a row, a Rand McNally 2-in-1 ClearDryve headphone has been identified for its leading-edge technology and named a CES Innovation Awards honoree by the Consumer Technology Association. ClearDryve 180, which hit retail shelves and e-commerce sites in August, was selected for the 2020 honor in the “Headphones” category. The recognition follows last year’s honoring of ClearDryve 200, Rand McNally’s inaugural headphone product.

Built for professional drivers, ClearDryve devices are wireless 2-in-1 noise-cancelling headphones that convert into mono headsets. The ClearDryve 180 was uniquely developed for drivers, including professional over-the-road truckers. The flexible device provides drivers with a durable headset for making and receiving calls while on the road, and an ultra-high-fidelity pair of headphones for relaxing after the day’s drive. Rand McNally worked closely with its professional driver customer base in developing the 2-in-1 headphones.

The 2020 awards were revealed Nov. 7 at CES in New York.

Innovation Awards recognition is given to an elite group of products that have scored highly across a variety of criteria that reflect outstanding product design and engineering. The honor recognizes new, cutting-edge technology products and services.