Performance Kenworth opens parts, service facility

Performance Kenworth has opened a new parts and service center in Rosenberg, Texas. The location offers truck fleets and operators easy access from U.S. 59, the company says. The new shop features four service bays, one of which is dedicated to providing Kenworth PremierCare Express Lube services. A driver lounge is available for customers. The location will also provide parts delivery service to keep local truck fleets stocked. The service center is open from 7:30 a.m. to ...

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Drivers can register for 25 prizes yet to be given away in’s six-month Dreams of Chrome Sweepstakes. The first round of winners has been selected and the second group of 25 more will be awarded in September. Registration for the sweepstakes online at is ongoing until Aug. 31, 2011.

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Bridgestone Commercial Solutions announces price increases

The prices of Bridgestone and Firestone truck and bus tire products, Bandag brand retreads and related retreading materials have been increased starting immediately, Bridgestone Commercial Solutions announced. The prices of Bridgestone, Firestone and Continuum over-the-road tires will also be raised starting Aug. 1. The total average increase for all products will be 11 percent. The tire maker’s president Kurt Danielson said volatile market conditions, intense supply pressures and escalating ray materials have contributed to the ...

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Caribou Coffee opens at Iowa 80 truck stop

Caribou Coffee opened a new shop July 1 at the Iowa 80 truck stop in Walcott. The full-service specialty coffee shop offers a variety of coffee, smoothie and tea drinks. Caribou Coffee also has breakfast sandwiches, oatmeal and pastries. The Iowa 80 truck stop’s food court also features Wendy’s, Taco Bell, Pizza Hutt Express, Dairy Queen and Orange Julius. For more information visit

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Iowa 80 to host centennial fest for vintage truck

The Iowa 80 Trucking Museum will host a 100th birthday party for its 1911 Walker Electric truck at 2:30 p.m. Friday, July 15, the museum announced. The celebration will coincide with the Walcott Truckers Jamboree, July 14-15. The 1911 Walker was purchased by the museum at an auction several years ago and is one of only a handful of Walker Electric trucks known to still exist. The Chicago-based Walker Electric Vehicle Co. manufactured electric vehicles until ...

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Angie Banning awarded April 2011 Teacher of the Month

Angie Banning, a teacher at Longmont Estates Elementary in Longmont, Colo., was named Trucker Buddy International’s April 2011 Teacher of the Month. Banning and Steen Gronlund, a driver for Mile High Foods, have volunteered in the trucking education outreach for more than 10 years. Gronlund says he has enjoyed being a Trucker Buddy for Banning’s classes. Years ago, Gronlund took for fourth-grade classes, about 100 students, to the National Western Stock Show in Denver. At the ...

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Oak Grove 70 Petro to host Truckers Jamboree

The 13th Annual Truckers Jamboree will be June 10 and 11 at the Oak Grove 70 Petro, located at I-70 Exit 28 in Oak Grove, Mo., the travel center said.   The event celebrating American’s truckers includes exhibits, antique trucks on display, barbecue and live music.  

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Pilot Flying J to upgrade showers, host contest

Pilot Flying J showers are being renovated and truckers can vote on the best shower at its interstate facilities this summer, the travel center announced.   For the next two years the truck stop’s 4,000 showers will be upgraded with new shower tiles, fixtures, lighting and hotel quality shower heads. Work on the project started Memorial Day.   For the contest, between now and Labor Day, commercial drivers who stop to shower at Pilot Flying J locations can ...

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Love’s donates to Boys & Girls Club

Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores has donated $2,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Robertson County, Texas. The gift is part of the company's commitment to the people and communities and which it operates, the travel center says.

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