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Safety Schism: Truck Groups Draw Lines over ELD, Speed-Limiter Rules

By Staff Writer / 7 days ago

“FMCSA has proposed that large commercial trucks be equipped with a speed limiting device. The Trucking Alliance strongly believes that excessive large truck speeds are critical factors in the severity of injuries and fatalities in large truck accidents.” The Alliance “supports a truck speed limiter rule in which the maximum speed setting is no more […]

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Diesel Laptops announces the launch of TruckFaultCodes.com

By Staff Writer / last week

TruckFaultCodes.com makes it easier to look-up diagnostic codes by providing repair information needed for virtually everything in the commercial truck market, according to the company. Users no longer have to rely on expensive services requiring long term contracts or endless internet searches. The TEXA scan tool application coverage adds five key areas of capabilities in […]

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Ohio Trailer Repair joins Great Dane AdvantEDGE program

By Staff Writer / last week

This trailer repair company offers a lot of different services. They have skilled technicians on hand with lots of combined experience. They even offer pickup and delivery within sixty miles. Them being part of this program allows them to better serve their customers since Great Dain offers more opportunities to do that. Key Takeaways: Ohio […]

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Gallery: Paul K. Young Truck Beauty Contest 2017

By Staff Writer / last week

Who ever heard of a beauty contest for trucks? Apparently it is a thing now. Some people invest a lot of time and money into making their trucks look nice so they might want to show them off. Trucks can be real works of art in the right hands instead of just useful machines. Key […]

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New N.D. Distracted Driving Law Passes

By Staff Writer / last week

North Dakota drivers will now face a $100 fine for failing to control their vehicle, causing a crash, or committing a moving violation because of distraction. Driver distractions include, but are not limited to, activities such as eating, reading, and grooming. This new law will go into effect August 1st 2017. Key Takeaways: North Dakota […]

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Apple Granted Permit for Autonomous Car Testing

By Staff Writer / last week

Apple Inc is now the 30th company to receive authorization to test autonomous cars on public roads in California. Their permit applies to the testing of three autonomous 2015 Lexus RX 450h which will be overseen by six human drivers. Not much else is known at this time as Apple continues to be tight-lipped about […]

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Tips for checking truck tire pressure

By Staff Writer / last week

There are some interesting tips for checking truck tire pressure. Every person that deals with tires is always talking about how important it is to pay attention to things like tire pressure to improve your car and get the most out if it. Tires should be one of the top priorities for drivers. Key Takeaways: […]

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Uber Officially Lost $2.8 Billion In 2016

By Staff Writer / last week

Uber lost 2.8 billion dollars in the year 2016. There has been a lot of negativity going on lately with the ride sharing company for spying on Lyft drivers as well as a few other things. They are going through a lot of turmoil right now and hopefully they can get back on a positive […]

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Elon Musk Says Tesla Semi To Be Unveiled in September

By Staff Writer / last week

Elon Musk has confirmed that the long awaited Tesla Class-8 semi truck will be unveiled this September. The new vehicle has been described as an electric big-rig with sports-car-like acceleration. Musk then went on to say that the reveal of the Tesla pickup can be expected in the next 18 to 24 months. With this […]

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Terror by Truck: It’s Happened Again

By Staff Writer / a couple of weeks ago

Vehicular terrorism is a thing now. It is where someone uses a vehicle to hurt and/or threaten others. They might run the vehicle into people or property. It can lead to deaths or severe damage. This has happened many times. A recent one was at a German Christmas market and many died. Key Takeaways: An […]

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