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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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Seat covers

COVERALLs seat covers fit all high-back seats, mid back with headrest seats, and seats with or without armrests, in a tight, conforming shape using a side cinch-down lacing system. The covers are a polyester canvas blend and are liquid repellant and stain resistant, the company says. Each cover has six elastic pockets for storage. SEATS INCORPORATED, (800) 443-0615

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Diesel price up slightly

All regions remained above $3 a gallon, from the Lower Atlantic at $3.033 to California at $3.228.

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Firestone announces price increase

Prices on air springs for the North American heavy-duty aftermarket will increase up to 5 percent July 1.

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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.

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Daimler signs contracts at 3 plants

The truck maker announced 3-year collective bargaining agreements for three of its U.S. manufacturing plants in North Carolina.

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Daimler Trucks signs contracts at 3 plants

The truck maker announced 3-year collective bargaining agreements for three of its U.S. manufacturing plants in North Carolina.

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Idaho rest area to be closed

The rest area, located at the junction of U.S. 20 and Idaho Highway 75, will get a $2 million makeover.

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Bennett recruiting 200-plus owner-operators

A nationwide recruitment campaign to lease on more than 200 new owner-operators in 30 days.

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