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09/12/14
Getting Real on Assisted Driving

This week I am at the 21st World Congress for the Intelligent Tranportation Society.  Let me expound upon my last post regarding autonomous vehicles.  As I wrote this title, it made me think of the people I visit in assisted living places.  That sounds terrible, but may not be too far from reality.

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09/12/14
Wrestling with trucking capacity constraints

There’s an old Chinese curse I’ve quoted before in this space that seems very applicable to the trucking industry these days: “May you live in interesting times.”

And boy oh BOY are the times getting interesting in trucking these days.

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09/12/14
September 12, 2014: OSHA proposes large fine; deaths on the decline; Teamsters gear up for FedEx Freight union vote

Here is what is happening in the world of trucking today:

Content Classification:  Curated

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09/12/14
Firm born to focus on wheel end technology

A new company focused on wheel end products has launched with experience veterans of the wheel-end business in charge. Brian Beathard and Matt Stovall have partnered to create RevHD LLC.

The company will sell wheel-end products under the Revolution brand name.

The Revolution seal feature a one-piece design that can be installed by hand, tool or hammer, the company said.

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09/12/14
Leak detection flashlight part of kit

A new heavy-duty kit from Tracer Products features a cordless, ultra-compact, true UV (violet light) leak detection flashlight. The Opti-Pro Plus/EZ-Ject kit is used to pinpoint refrigerant and fluid leaks quickly.

The flashlight includes on-board recharging and features power comparable to high-intensity 125 watt lamps. It provides optimal fluorescent dye response and contrast, causing leaks to glow.

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09/12/14
Strategies for staying in business

Let’s face it; fleets are NOT going to see cheaper trucks and fuel, a rush of people begging to become drivers, disappearing regulations, or a Camelot-like sweeping away of traffic congestion before dawn everyday any time soon. Instead, the job of trucking has become tougher and tougher and the results have been devastating for many carriers.

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09/12/14
Western Star adds an aero highway tractor

LAS VEGAS. Best known for its vocational and heavy-haul Class 8 models, Western Star Trucks is expanding into the aerodynamic on-highway market with an all-new model.

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09/11/14
Western Star 5700XE, an all-new aerodynamic on-highway tractor

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09/11/14
Trailer market on the high road into 2015

INDIANAPOLIS.  Presenting next year’s trailer outlook here at the FTR Transportation Conference, Don Ake, vp-- Commercial Vehicles for FTR, began by detailing how hot the market is right now.

 “The trailer market in 2014 is very strong,” he stated, “with market growth the result of both fleet expansion [to add capacity] and pent-up demand [to replace aging equipment

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