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Meritor WABCO’s President Addresses Safety Technology at Heavy Duty Dialogue 2014’s “X Factors in the Industry” Panel

Posted on 4/15/2014 by Gwen Brown

Collision mitigation system technology is the “X factor” in North American trucking and has a significant near-term impact on the commercial vehicle industry by reducing accidents.

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Circle R Side Dump’s New SuperCube High-capacity Trailer Features Air-Weigh On-board Load Monitoring

Posted on 4/15/2014 by Gwen Brown

Circle R Side Dump Trailers, a leader in side dump trailer design, announced today that Air-Weigh’s digital QuickLoad Trailer Scale will be standard on the new 37’ SuperCube high capacity, side dump trailer. Knowing that high capacity trailers can easily exceed DOT weight limits when loaded with heavy materials, Circle R made the decision to include Air-Weigh as standard equipment on this rugged new entry in the side dump arena.

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Karmak Names Jim Allen New Director of Accounts

Posted on 4/15/2014 by Gwen Brown

Karmak, Inc., specialists in profit improvement for the heavy-duty industry, has hired Jim Allen as its Director of Accounts. Allen is charged with leading Karmak’s account directors, a team devoted to delivering an exceptional experience through a long-term, profitable relationship with our customers.

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REYCO GRANNING NOW OFFERING GALVANIZED SUBFRAME ON THE DM400

Posted on 4/15/2014 by Gwen Brown

Reyco Granning is proud to announce that the DM400 air ride van slider suspension is now available with a galvanized subframe. “Due to increasingly harsh weather conditions and corrosive road treatments, we received several requests from fleets for a galvanized DM400” said Joe Gallo, VP of Trailer Products for Reyco Granning. “By making this option available, fleets now have the choice in what type of corrosion protection they spec.”

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Talbert Introduces New E3Nitro

Posted on 4/15/2014 by Gwen Brown

Talbert Manufacturing, a leader in the specialty trailer and transport industry, introduces its new E3Nitro. The innovative nitrogen-assisted equalizing system provides the versatility haulers with East Coast trailers need to run in 3+1, 3+2 or 3+3 spread-axle configurations

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Freight Shipments Rose 1.2% in February from January

Posted on 4/15/2014 by Gwen Brown

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 1.2 percent in February from January, rising after two consecutive monthly declines, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) released today. The February 2014 index level (115.2) was 21.6 percent above the April 2009 low during the most recent recession (Tables 1, 2, and 2A).

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New Law Affecting Interstate Commercial Drivers Goes Into Effect May 21, 2014

Posted on 4/15/2014 by Gwen Brown

All interstate CMV drivers will soon be required to have their medical examinations performed by a Certified Medical Examiner listed on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners.

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Great Dane Showcases Versatile Trailers and Canadian Network at Truck World 2014

Posted on 4/15/2014 by Gwen Brown

Great Dane presented a variety of innovative trailer products and technological solutions at Truck World 2014, April 10-12. The event was held at the International Centre in Mississauga, ON, Canada.

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NTSB Recommends Side Underride Guards

Posted on 4/7/2014 by Gwen Brown

The National Transportation Safety Board has recommended that side underride guards be required on trailers with GVW ratings above 10,000 lbs.

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XL Specialized Trailers Names Pinnacle Truck & Trailer Sales #1 Dealer of the Year

Posted on 4/4/2014 by Gwen Brown

XL Specialized Trailers, a market-leading specialized heavy-haul trailer manufacturer has named dealer Pinnacle Truck & Trailer Sales their 2013 #1 Dealer of the Year. XL presented the award to Pinnacle on March 26 during the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY.

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