Tara Bullock

Peterbilt releases book commemorating 75th anniversary

Peterbilt’s limited-edition anniversary book, Peterbilt 75 Years of Class, is now available through the Peterbilt Store at www.peterbilt.com. Peterbilt 75 Years of Class takes a comprehensive look at the company’s past, present and future through more than 200 pages of narrative and photography. It is hardbound and printed on glossy stock. The book costs $59.95. See www.shoppeterbilt.com for more information. The book is also available through participating Peterbilt dealerships.

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New Pilot opens in N.M.

  Pilot Flying J opened a new Pilot Travel Center today in Hobbs, N.M.    The Pilot Travel Center is the 8th location in New Mexico.   The new location at 3710 W. Carlsbad Highway offers the following amenities: Six diesel lanes and 10 gas lanes with high-speed pumps for quicker refueling Three showers 46 truck parking spots CAT scale Subway Hot deli, handmade pizzas and soups Gourmet coffee and cappuccino selections Two ATMs, public laundry, Western Union, fax and a drivers' ...

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Groendyke driver named tanker driver of the year

James Starr, professional driver of Groendyke Transport, Inc., is the recipient of the first National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC) Professional Driver of the Year award.  Starr received the William A. Usher Sr. trophy, which was presented during NTTC’s 66th Annual Conference on April 28 in Las Vegas.  The award recognizes a tank truck driver who serves the industry with the most reliable and safe transportation of liquid and dry bulk commodities.  The eight finalists were chosen based ...

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2014 “Be Ready. Be Buckled.” Safety Belt Contest Winners Announced

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced first-grader Annie Yu from Edison, N.J., and third-grader Heather Li of Orlando, Fla., won top honors in the 2014 “Be Ready. Be Buckled.” student art contest.  Foxx made the announcement at a ceremony this week. The annual contest is organized by DOT’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Belt Partnership.  The artwork of the two winners and ten other talented students will be included in ...

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Groendyke driver named tanker driver of the year

James Starr, professional driver of Groendyke Transport, Inc., is the recipient of the first National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC) Professional Driver of the Year award. Starr received the William A. Usher Sr. trophy, which was presented during NTTC’s 66th Annual Conference on April 28 in Las Vegas.

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New Pilot opens in Texas

Pilot Flying J announced the opening of a new stop in Big Lake, Texas.

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Performance Truck opens TX KW dealership

Performance Truck opened a new full-service Kenworth location with six service bays on U.S. Highway 59 in Victoria, Texas. The new dealership is located on five acres at 4501 U.S. Highway 59 North, less than a mile from the intersection of U.S. Highways 59 and 87. The facility offers nearly 4,000 square-feet of parts display and storage and is stocked with Kenworth proprietary and TRP all-makes parts. The location also offers parts delivery. The dealership is open from ...

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Major antique truck convention held in Springfield,Mo., this month

The American Truck Historical Society's 2014 National Convention and Antique Truck Show will take place May 29-31 in Springfield, Mo., at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. Tickets are $10 per day for ages 16 and older; admission is free for ages 15 and younger accompanying a paying adult. The show is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Trucks of nearly every vintage and make ...

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Picture perfect: Show hauling ’99 Kenworth

Owner-operator Dale Burke of Strongsville, Ohio, snapped this picture of his rig while at a show at the Hilton at Universal Studios, Fla.

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Love’s opens CNG pump in Southwest

Love’s Travel Stops will introduce fast-fill compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling capabilities for heavy-duty trucks and a CNG fueling option for passenger vehicles at travel stops in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Williams, Arizona. The locations will be the first public-access travel stops along the 960-mile stretch of I-40 between Amarillo, Texas, and Barstow, California, to offer CNG. The announcement follows an agreement between Love’s and Kansas-based Seaboard Foods, an integrated food company with a refrigerated foods ...

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