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01/24/15
Teaching the Scary Technology

The most difficult time I have ever had in my experience in industry training was when our fleet went to e-logs. Every day I was faced with a litany of “Big Brother” complaints followed by a complete resistance to try to get it right. Only through coercion and down-right threats would we get anyone to try to get it right.

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01/23/15
Scenes from the Peterbilt truck show in Stockton

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01/23/15
Can natural gas remain a viable transport fuel?

While falling energy prices are currently discouraging buyers of trucking equipment from incurring the incremental capital costs associated with compress natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered units, many industry experts still feel that natural gas still remains a very viable replacement for diesel fuel from a long-term perspective.

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01/23/15
Lucas Oil names COO

Lucas Oil Products has named Tom Fredrickson chief operating officer. Fredrickson has served as general manager and chief administration officer.

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01/23/15
Penske ups used-truck dealer locations

Penske Used Trucks has announced doubling its commercial truck dealership footprint in North America by opening centers in Dallas, metro Atlanta and Ontario. The company now has six locations including Torrance, CA, Phoenix and Charlotte.

“These commercial truck dealerships have proven to be an effective sales channel for our company,” said Jack Mitchell, Penske vice president of remarketing.

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01/23/15
Mobile and stationary water absorbers and test kits

WIX Filters is now offering mobile and stationary water absorbers and test kits for diesel and gasoline systems. 

“These new offerings further strengthen WIX’s position as a global leader of filtration solutions,” said Edward Covington, vice president of global quality.

“We continuously seek out opportunities to solve our customers’ challenges and these products are designed to provide protection in a number of climates and regions for a variety of diesel and gasoline systems,” he added.

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01/23/15
January 23, 2015: Truck driver wins jury award; Ford grapples with ambulance engine stalling issue; 12 year-old desires to be a truck driver.

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

Content Classification:  Curated

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01/23/15
New “proof-of-citizenship” rules for TWIC card

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) plans to make several changes to its Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program this year, such as lowering the card’s fee slightly while boosting “proof-of-citizenship” documentation requirements.

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01/22/15
The "Spirt of NRV" rolls on

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