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Fuel filtration system

The STS 6000-30GPM keeps fuel clean of microbial contamination by removing sludge and water from fuel tanks and drying fuel with a fully-automated programming and remote monitoring system, the company says. The controller also monitors fuel tank levels and uses high-fuel level alarms to prevent overflows and spills. ALGAE-X, www.algae-x.net, (877) 425-4239

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Smart phone application

The mobile application for the iPhone and other smart phones offers drivers the ability to update trip status, confirm pick-up and deliveries and capture trip documents for submissions. The application offers a document submission method that can provide faster pay and reduce out-of-route miles, the company says. TRIPPAK SERVICES, www.trippak.com, (800) 489-4585

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Pennsylvania tolls to rise

Tolls on most Pennsylvania toll roads will increase 3 percent for E-ZPass customers and 10 percent for cash payers.

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Spot freight up year over year

TransCore's North American Freight Index for June showed a 112 percent increase in spot market freight availability.

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Truckers News and TCA team for driver contest

The nomination deadline is Aug. 15 for the 2011 Truckers News/ TCA Company Driver of the Year. That winner will be presented at TCA’s annual meeting, March 4-7, 2012, in Orlando, Fla.

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Con-way offers 2-level trailers

Con-way Truckload has introduced DoubleStack, which provides two adjustable trailer-length levels.

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Agency proposes agricultural hours exemption

The two-year, limited exemption would apply to drivers transporting anhydrous ammonia in agricultural operations.

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Diesel prices dip slightly

The national price dipped 0.4 cent to $2.899 in the latest week, the ninth week in the past 10 in which prices fell.

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Navistar tops in ‘fluid economy’

Navistar said its International ProStar+ outperformed competing trucks in efficiency measuring diesel and urea.

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Driver helps man survive heart attack

Michael Taylor, a driver for FTC Transportation, has been named a Truckload Carriers Association Highway Angel.

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