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Eating lunch.

Lunch buffet.

Break finished, ate lunch, ready to go again.

Lunch

Loaded next load here.

Lunch

Stopped to eat.

Eating lunch after picking next load up at Portland, Maine on my way to deliver to Nazareth, Pennsylvania.

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    LISLE, Ill. — Navistar announced the launch of its telematics solution, OnCommand Connection Telematics today. According to the company, the new solution includes hardware and applications in support of all Class 6-8 vehicles equipped with a J1939 or J1708 diagnostic port.…
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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Bestpass is coming out with a toll management service for leased vehicles. Its leased equipment toll solution (LETS) allows leasing companies to seamlessly rebill the lessee and transfer transponders from lease provider to customer accounts and back. The…
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      PERRYSBURG, Ohio — Luber-finer recently introduced its high-efficiency MXM Nano Tech Air Filters. According to Luber-finer, the new filters deliver an overall efficiency of 99.99% by utilizing nano technology to keep airborne contaminants at the surface of the filter…
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    ROME, Ga. — Pirelli unveiled its new tire line at MATS this week. The company said the new tire solutions are ready to launch in Canada and the US.  “We are excited to announce at MATS that we have the start…
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  • Federal budget pledges improvements to trade and transportation
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