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Four top finalists named for Transition Trucking award

Four military veterans were named finalists for the 2018 Transition Trucking: Driving For Excellence award during a ceremony at the Great American Trucking Show Aug. 24 in Dallas.

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Rand McNally launches new dashcam with companion app

The new DashCam 500 offers a companion app that allows users to view live videos from the camera, manage a gallery of still photos and video, change the camera settings and download and share photos and videos with email, social media and text messages.

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Nomination period opens for iLuvMyTrucker appreciation contest

Truckers News is asking friends, spouses, kids, parents, significant others, co-workers and others to tell about the trucker they love and why as part of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, which will be held Sept. 9-15.

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Daimler recalls certain 2012-2015 Freightliner, Western Star trucks

According to NHTSA documents, in certain front axle, brake lining and brake spider combinations, braking can cause high vibrations, resulting in the failure of the tie rod tube. A tie rod failure would cause a disconnect between the front wheels, resulting in a loss of steering.

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Trucker Tools’ ‘Smart Capacity’ rolls out to independents

During the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, the Trucker Tools company unveiled new features and functions for its mobile driver app with the launch of Smart Capacity for independents and small fleets.

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With a sense of hope for hours reforms, truckers air their suggestions in first FMCSA listening session

In the first of four planned listening sessions, truckers provided anecdotal evidence for hours changes and their suggestions, with the straight 14-hour rule and the 30-minute break requirement being highlighted as chief areas for the agency to focus its reform efforts.

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ZED Connect ELD and data platform updates

In California intrastate and Canadian rules modes newly added to the ZED ELD, the status display has shifted from a ticking countdown clock to one more commensurate with driver's long interaction with paper logs, says company Director of Sales John Henry.

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Surviving members of Texas church accept $5K from truckers at GATS event

Sutherland Springs, Texas, First Baptist Church member Sherri Pomeroy accepted a $5,000 donation to the church, the site of a mass shooting in 2017; the monies were collected from truckers in a fund-raiser put together by Tony Justice and the Trucker Nation organization last Fall.

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Idaho independent wins Trucker Talent Search with ‘Heartbeat’ original

The 2018 Overdrive/Red Eye Radio Trucker Talent Search competition wrapped Friday at the Great American Trucking Show with owner-op Mandi Jo Pinheiro taking top honors and $1,000 for a performance of her original "Heartbeat."

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TMC Transportation driver named 2018 Trucking’s Top Rookie

Mordaunt “Platt” Brabner, a 58-year-old Texan who drives for TMC Transportation, was recognized during ceremonies on the America Strong Stage at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas.

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