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Industry publication The Trucker reported another new technology that was unveiled at the 2012 Mid-America Trucking Show, which was the Revolution Innovation Truck created by Daimler Trucks North America.

In its never-ending goal of improving overall trucker health, Peterbilt recently the release of its Bendix Wingman Advanced collision mitigation technology is available for all of its truck models.

In order to improve measures for trucker health throughout roadways in the United States, Continental Tire the Americas recently released ContiPressureCheck, a revolutionary tire pressure monitoring system designed for commercial trucks, reported Tire Review.

With the regulations set to have trucker to record the amount of hours they are on the road created to improve trucker health, many drivers are failing to be honest with their hours driven in order to complete their routes.

A recent partnership formed by Rolling Strong and the Kroger Company Family of Pharmacies will work to improve trucker health by providing truckers with onsite biometric readings for all of Rolling Strong's clients at Kroger stores.

At the recent Truckload Carriers Association convention in Orlando, Florida, Gary Moffitt, founder and owner of the Arkansas Occupational Health Clinic, described how the rate of diabetes among truck drivers constitutes a significant issue in trucker health.

In an effort to improve trucker health in the industry, the winners of Truckload Carriers Association Trucking's Weight Loss Showdown will be competing for cash prizes, to add to the main reward, which is weight loss among truckers.

Ranking No.1 in seven of the nine attributes focused on by Fortune magazine, Union Pacific was named the most admired trucking, transportation and logistics company for the second year in a row, and will be featured in the World's Most Admired list in its March edition.

Trucker health is expected to be one of the main topics at the upcoming Truckload Carriers Association convention, which will take place this year in Kissimee, Florida, on March 4-7.

Kentucky recently announced it will begin to deploy PrePass truck technology over the next 28 months, which is expected to save trucking companies in Kentucky more than $25 million in operational costs, as well as reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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