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Western Star 4700 SF to premier in test drive challenge

Western Star’s new 4700SF dump truck, equipped with a 450-hp Detroit Diesel DD13 and Allison 4500 RDS transmission, will make its debut in the Serious Trucks Challenge in January at the World of Concrete 2012, said the Fort Mill, S.C.-based truck maker and contest host. The test drive challenge will be from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 24 – 26 in the Silver Lot outside the Los Vegas Convention Center, the conference site. Competitors will be ...

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Speed limit going up in Illinois

Big rig speeds on various four-lane roads will rise to 65 mph from 55 mph on roads outside of Chicago, matching the passenger car speed limit.

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Truck speed limits changing in Illinois

Big rig speeds on various four-lane roads will rise to 65 mph from 55 mph on more rural roads outside of Chicago, matching the passenger car speed limit.

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Baltimore bridge tolls rising

Tolls on Baltimore Harbor bridges and tunnels will increase Jan. 1, the first of two toll hikes over the next 18 months.

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Epes drivers tie in referral contest

Epes Transport System driver Eric Betts won a new Chevrolet Silverado, and Tim Britt and Donald Washburn won $5,000 for having the most referrals in a carrier-wide contest, the Greensboro, N.C.-based carrier announced. After the drivers tied for first place, their names were drawn recently to determine which prize each would receive. Epes Transport was recently named Walmart General Merchandise Gold Carrier of the Year and one of the top nominees for the Truckload Carriers Association’s Best ...

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Oregon to start idling limits

Trucks that aren’t equipped with idle-reduction technology will be prohibited from idling more than five minutes an hour in public areas.

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Trucker wins flat-screen TV in Christmas promo

Veteran trucker Ron Phares won a flat-screen TV, DVD player and power converter for his Freightliner Cascadia as a grand prize package in a promotion named the 12 Days of Christmas, said Troy, Ill.-based Truck Centers Inc. Phares, an owner-operator and resident of Springfield, Ill., also garnered other prizes, the total for which is valued at $900. Nearly 500 customers at seven of the family-owned dealer group representing various Daimler Trucks of North America entered the ...

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Tolls begin on Seattle bridge

Tolls began Dec. 29 on the Highway 520 floating bridge into Seattle.

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Lemelin named Highway Angel

The Truckload Carriers Association has recognized driver for N. Yanke Transfer for coming to aid of couple in burning truck.

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U.S. funds to help repair California freeway

DOT money will go to repair of overpass on the 60 Freeway near Los Angeles.

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