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More visitors, exhibitors at Great West Truck Show

Attendance grew by 2 percent and floor exhibit space increased by 17 percent.

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High-risk health insurance pool coming

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is developing a national high-risk pool for people considered uninsurable by insurance providers.

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High-risk insurance pool coming

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is developing a national high-risk pool for people considered uninsurable by insurance providers.

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Averitt’s flatbed service expands

Regional flatbed drivers are being hired in a company-wide expansion, Averitt Express announced. The Cookeville, Tenn.-based carrier recently ordered nearly 50 flatbed trailers to augment its current fleet of more than 50. The carrier is increasing flatbed services in Birmingham, Ala.; Atlanta; Cincinnati; Louisville, Ky.; and Nashville, Tenn., said Averitt spokesman Chris Asberry. For details, call (800) 283-7488 or visit www.averittexpress.com.

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Garner wins Alabama driving award

Driver won the three-axle competition and received the highest overall score in the eight competing categories at the 2010 Alabama Truck Driving Championships.

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North America trade up in April

The value of U.S. surface transportation trade with Canada and Mexico fell 5.9 percent in April from March, but increased over the previous year.

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North America trade increases 32% in April

The value of U.S. surface transportation trade with Canada and Mexico fell 5.9 percent in April from March, but increased over the previous year.

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Walcott Jamboree hosts live music

The 31st Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree, planned for July 8-9, offers a free concert by country music star Tracy Lawrence.

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Central Freight Lines driver logs 5 million safe miles

Central Freight Lines company driver Sandy Menzdorf earned the fleet’s 5 Million Miler Award, having logged 5,375,000 miles safely in 43 years of driving long-haul, the Waco, Texas-based carrier announced. Menzdorf began working at age 16 as a dock worker for Central Freight. He drove supply trucks in Vietnam for U.S. Army service from August 1968 to September 1969. He and his wife, Dorothy Menzdorf, have been married nearly 40 years and have three grown children.

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Diesel prices mixed

The national price declined 0.5 cent to $2.956 in the latest week. The price is 34.8 cents higher than a year ago.

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