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10/31/14
Making Technology Decisions in a High Paced World

Remember the first iPhone, the first Android phone, or even the first application you downloaded? Neither do I!

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10/31/14
Cat CT681 axle-forward work truck

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10/31/14
Cat rolls out set-forward-axle Class 8 work truck

Caterpillar also reveals it will roll out another heavy-duty Class 8 next year

EDWARDS, IL. Caterpillar officially launched its CT681 Class 8 truck at a media briefing yesterday here at its Edwards Demonstration & Learning Center. The company said the new truck has entered full production-- and also revealed it will roll out another heavy-duty Class 8 next year.

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10/31/14
Crafting custom 2015 Transit van creations

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10/31/14
Updating the highway payment possibilities

Figuring out ways to pay for highway infrastructure is no easy task – just witness the multi-year Congressional wrangling over the crafting and subsequent non-passage of several surface transportation reauthorization bills.

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10/31/14
October 31, 2014: Truckers impose port congestion fees; NHTSA needs a new boss; digging into the “Zombie Car” issue.

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

A sport utility vehicle slams into a freight train at an Illinois railroad crossing, reports The Washington Times, leaving three dead.

Time magazine notes that Starbucks is planning to develop a delivery service; what kinds of vehicles might it use?

Content Classification:  Curated

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10/30/14
New oil stabilizer helps prevent wear and tear on parts

Gold Eagle Co. has introduced a new Sta-Bil oil stabilizer this week at the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Sta-Bil 360 oil stabilizer is part of the company’s Sta-Bil 360 line.

According to the company, the new oil stabilizer is the first product to release a corrosion preventing vapor that protects all internal engine parts both above and below the oil line. The product will be available for sale in early 2015.

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10/30/14
CoPilot Truck updated with new maps, interface

The CoPilot Truck navigation app from ALK has been updated with new maps and a restyled user interface. Version 9.2 also includes navigation updates specific to commercial trucks, including height restrictions, hazardous materials restrictions, truck-related points of interest (POIs), state mileage calculators and more.

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10/30/14
Love’s opens Alabama location

Love’s Travel Stops has opened a new location in Muscle Shoals, AL. The location is at the intersection of State Highway 157 and U.S. Highway 72 with 76 parking spaces.

Drivers will find seven showers, Love’s Truck Tire Care center, a variety of items for professional drivers, name-brand snacks and beverages, gift merchandise, McDonald’s and Subway restaurants and more. RFID cardless fueling technology, CAT scales and other services are also available.

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10/30/14
Winegard TV antennas now available at over 500 truck stops

Winegard, which designs and manufactures antennas for mobile applications, has reached agreement with DAS Distributing to offer its line of antennas at Travel Centers of America locations and other independent stores.

The Pathway X1, Carryout G2, Rayzar Amplified, and Rayzar Mini are available at select truck stops across the country with plans to expand to additional stores.

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