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UCR enforcement begins

Individuals and companies operating commercial motor vehicles in interstate or international commerce must register and pay a fee annually.

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SpeakOut

Yesteryears’ truck stops served professionals As a driver who started in 1964 and is still going strong in my 1996 Freightliner cabover, I remember well the Hungry Truck Café in Livermore, Calif., described in the December story “Home on the Road.” I had my share of 15-inch pancakes there. The 76 Union Truck Stops in the late 1960s and early ’70s were also great places. In those early years before they started self-serve protocol, when you rolled ...

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Roadside Attractions

A review of recent interesting or odd parts of trucking, plus industry data, coming events and a truck gallery.

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Drivers’ Dream Girls

In the magazine’s early years, trucks and models went hand in hand.

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Surface transportation trade dips in November

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and Canada and Mexico rose 15.5 percent in November over November 2009.

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Pulse

Tweaks to an already complex hours rule show just how unattainable is the regulatory hours quest.

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MarketPlace

A truck AC system, an end bushing, fast flow engine oil, a starting battery and metal polish are among the products featured.

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New line of exhaust products

TRP Aftermarket Parts new line of exhaust mufflers, pipes and clamps come in aluminized and chrome-plated finishes. The mufflers include an 18-month warranty and can reduce noise level by five decibels, the company says, to meet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency noise requirements. The new clamps use 304 stainless steel materials and have bands with pre-attached hardware with force bars, nuts and reaction blocks designed to eliminate tearing during installation and provide a better seal. www.trpparts.com

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LogBook

A long-haul cross-border Mexican trucking program is proposed, Dart buys Fil-More assets, trucking groups back ATA's appeal against the Port of Los Angeles and many other industry news items are featured.

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How to Change Oil

An oil change not only removes impurities, but it replaces depleted additives, as well as base oil that might have oxidized and broken down from heat.

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