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SuperCrew with XL trim looks plain, but it has metallic black paint, power windows and mirrors, and a double-turbo gasoline V-6 that help boost its list price with shipping to $38,985, including $1,195 increase for 2015. Base RegularCab XL shortbed with a naturally aspirated 3.5-liter V-6 begins at $26,615. Headlights are halogens; upscale trim levels get LED headlamps with illuminated amber surrounds, and of course lots of chrome. Photo: Tom Berg
‘Lightweighting’ the F-150 Brings More Performance, Economy, Payload
By Tom Berg
Aluminum body and bed, redesigned steel frame, and a small but lively V-6 are the new truck’s highpoints.
Photo: DriveWise
Safety & Compliance: Using a Simulator in Your Safety Program
By Deborah Lockridge
Although driving simulators have been around for a long time, the current technology is more sophisticated, takes up less space and more affordable.
Deciding what you want to get out of a simulator program is the first step. Photo: Virage Simulation
7 Ways to Get the Most Out of A Driver Simulator Program
By Deborah Lockridge
Driving simulators today are more sophisticated, take up less space and are more affordable. How do you make sure you're choosing the right one for your company and getting the most you can out of it?
Photo: J.J. Keller
Would Your Brakes Pass Inspection?
By Betty Weiland, J.J. Keller
From September 7-13 – Brake Safety Week – more than 30,000 brake inspections are expected to be conducted. Roadside inspectors will be inspecting brake-system components to identify loose and missing parts; air and hydraulic fluid leaks; worn linings, pads, drums and rotors; and other faulty brake-system components.
New Truck? Or New World?
By Rolf Lockwood
What two driverless trucks can tell us about the future of transportation and society at large.

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Transflo On-Demand Transmits Documents Efficiently Pegasus TransTech’s new Transflo On-Demand service allows drivers to print, fax or email documents stored in the network to expedite the delivery of paperwork to truckers on the road.
Health + Sock Prevents Driver Health Risks The Swiftwick Health+ sock improves blood flow to the lower leg by providing compression from the ankle to the lower leg.
In-Cab Camera System Adds Audio, Infrared and 3G MiX Telematics has upgraded the MiX Vision in-cab video system to incorporate audio, infrared recording and a 3G cellular connection to improve clarity on incidents.
Peterbilt Trucks with Anti-Theft System Need a Code to Start Peterbilt’s new anti-theft system for Model 579 and 567 trucks uses a passcode to protect vehicles from being stolen.
EBE Develops New Mobile Software for Driver Paperwork EBE Technologies’ Xpress Mobile Capture software allows drivers to submit and monitor the status of driver paperwork such as delivery, settlement and safety documents on a mobile device.

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