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07/03/15
EPA targets key compounds for refrigerated cooling systems, trailer insulation

An advanced degree in chemistry might not be required to understand the Environmental Protection Agency’s latest push to protect the ozone layer and combat global warming, but it certainly helps. The layman’s takeaway for trucking is that key compounds used in refrigerated transport cooling systems and trailer insulation are scheduled to be prohibited, and the likely replacements are either more expensive, less effective or both.

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07/02/15
Class 8 orders down again in June

For the fourth month on a row, North American Class 8 orders declined, though analysts said that doesn’t dim the overall prospects for a “robust” market for heavy commercial trucks this year.

According to ACT Research Co., North American Class 8 orders declined 25% year-over-year to 19,900 units – the lowest monthly net order volume since September 201, noted Kenny Vieth, the firm’s president and senior analyst in a statement.

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07/02/15
Making the right alternative power decision: Webinar available on-demand

When it comes to alternative power, the right fit is everything. But hitting that “sweet spot” can be a lot tougher than it seems.

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07/02/15
GAIN Clean Fuel, Fast Flow CNG partner

GAIN Clean Fuel, a brand of U.S. Gain, is partnering with FastFlow CNG, a division of Independence Fuel Systems (IFS), to locate three GAIN Clean Fuel compressed natural gas stations (CNG) in Texas.

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07/02/15
NGVi offers heavy-duty maintenance, diagnostics training

NGVi's Heavy-Duty NGV Maintenance and Diagnostics Training is a three-day, intensive course for technicians with at least basic skills in heavy-duty repair, who will be diagnosing and maintaining heavy-duty natural gas vehicles.

Training will be offered Oct. 6-8 in Chicago and Oct. 20-22 in Dallas, TX.

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07/02/15
Mushroom unveils appliances for mobile broadband

 Mushroom Networks unveiled new versions of its PortaBella wireless broadband bonding appliance—the Portabella 5200i and Portabella 7100i—designed to provide ultra-fast and reliable mobile Internet over bonded 3G/4G, the company said.

The company said the new appliances feature up to six embedded modems to deliver the fastest Internet connections for mobile applications used in challenging physical environments, and transportation applications such as on trains, buses and specialty vehicles.

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07/02/15
Marathon Data acquires Foxtrax GPS, changes name

Marathon Data Systems announced that it acquired Foxtrax GPS, and that it is changing its name to WorkWave.

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07/02/15
Tri-National opens new terminal

Tri-National Inc. (TNi) says it is known in the trucking industry for being a small, intimate company with a strong focus on its drivers and their families. The company said it has a big reputation for offering drivers the best in the industry when it comes to home time, equipment and total earning potential. TNi recently opened its newest terminal located in Franklin, KY.         

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07/02/15
ATA names Stephenson VP, Supply Chain Security & Operations

The American Trucking Assns. promoted Boyd Stephenson to the position of vice president of supply chain security and operations, the organization announced.

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07/02/15
Your July 2 Pre-Trip: Trucksignz owner raises awareness for veterans

Here are five things worth knowing today:

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