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10/24/14
Planning more data protection for trucking

As fleets continue to rely more heavily on data and digital connections to more effectively manage their operations – as well as serve customers – information technology (IT) specialists believe more electronic backup and protection planning needs to be conducted.

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10/24/14
Chevy’s City Express van now on way to dealers

Chevrolet has announced that it has begun shipping its all-new City Express compact cargo van to dealers.  A 2015 model, the compact commercial van’s MSRP starts at $22,950.

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10/24/14
Con-way Freight: Rate increased to offset higher costs

Con-way Freight said today it will implement a general rate increase 9 applicable to non-contractual business) averaging 4.7%, effective October 27.

The nationwide less-than—truckload (LTL) carrier said the hike will apply to customers on its CNWY 599 tariff.

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10/24/14
Of beeps and boxes, oh my …

Despite the now-immense list of recalls posted for such components as airbags, ignition switches, and fuel systems, among other components, light vehicle engineers continue to try to build a better mousetrap, so to speak (though, as those recalls indicate, more attention needs to be paid to the mouset

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10/24/14
Cyclo Industries offers coolant system leak sealer

Cyclo Industries is now offering a new cooling system repair solution designed to stop leaks permanently within 60 seconds. PermaStop is a high concentrate formula that is boosted with copper activation technology, the company explained.

Its unique copper blend is designed to keep seal activating particulars in motion longer, resulting in a 33% more effective seal than the leading competitor, Cyclo said.

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10/24/14
Convoy Technologies to leverage SmartDrive solutions

Convoy Technologies, a provider of camera systems, is partnering with SmartDrive Systems to give its customers an expanded view of their vehicles and specific risk areas.

SmartDrive provides driving performance solutions, including onboard cameras and video-based safety programs.

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10/24/14
Ridewell adds 20K steerable auxiliary suspension system

Ridewell Suspensions has expanded its RSS-233 product line with a new 20K steerable auxiliary suspension system.

The new system is designed to reduce weight with sacrificing durability, Ridewell said. Its design includes a compact mounting envelope and an adjustable frame width to simplify installation.

The 233 20K suspension comes standard with dust shields to extend the service life of the brakes. Additional features include ride heights of 8 to 15 in. with a 12.5 in. total travel and 9.5 in. lift.

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10/24/14
Worthington Industries acquires CNG fuel systems manufacturer

Worthington Industries has acquired an 80% equity interest in dHybrid Systems, a compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel systems provider.

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10/24/14
Annual Fleet Study now available

The 2014 Annual Fleet Study from CK Commercial Vehicle Research is now available.

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10/24/14
October 24, 2014: The driver shortage continues; an update on DME; utility crew saves pinned truck driver.

Here is a look at what is happening in the world of transportation this morning:

The Valdosta Daily Times posts the latest story covering the ongoing efforts to curb the driver truck shortage.

Content Classification:  Curated

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