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Lindsay Lawler to mix old and new on trucking radio show

Country singer/songwriter Lindsay Lawler is hosting a new trucking Internet radio show.

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Highway Angel rescues wrecked motorist

Larry Druckamiller of Warsaw, Ind., has been named a Highway Angel after rescuing a motorist from a one-car accident.

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FMCSA amends documentation rule

FMCSA has issued a direct final rule amending the regulations governing the period during which household goods carriers must retain documentation.

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OOIDA sues over accuracy of safety records

OOIDA has sued FMCSA over the accuracy of its Pre-Employment Screening Program information.

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Walcott Jamboree announces Super Truck winners

The Iowa 80 Truckstop has announced its annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree — held July 12 and 13 — attracted 31,000 attendees.

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Comment period for stability control proposal

The public has until Aug. 21 to comment on a proposal to require electronic stability control systems on new trucks – an estimated cost of $1,160 per system.

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Truckers Helper now available for fleets

Truckers Helper Online has released the Online Fleet Edition, which offers the basic functionality found in the stand-alone program, with an added payroll module. The application helps manage a fleet with everything from booking the load to paying drivers. The program also offers automatic mileage entry using the trucking specific ProMiles routing engine, fuel optimization, log compliance, and other features. Truckers Helper is available for $24.95 per month for the first two users, $14.95 per ...

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D&W Diesel authorized hydraulic products distributor

D&W Diesel is now an authorized Parker Truck Hydraulic Center Distributor, offering a full line of hydraulic products and services such as hydraulic pumps, motors, reservoirs and valves. D&W also offers Parker Hannifin brands like Chelsea Power Take-Offs and Racor Filtration throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. D&W has chosen to become a build center for power take-offs. The build center allows the engineers to customize and spec out hydraulic packages according to specific demands.

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Driver appreciation campaign to award cash, rinds, duct tape

Rudolph Foods, manufacturer of pork rinds, and ShurTech Brands, makers of Duck brand duct tape, will celebrate National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Sept. 16-22, with an eight-week campaign and a video contest. Truckers are invited to record videos filling in the phrase “Three things I always keep in my truck: a bag of pork rinds, a roll of Duck Tape, and _____.” A pork rind and duct tape prize pack and $1,500 will be awarded ...

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Boyd Bros. named a Best Company to Work for in Ala.

Boyd Bros. Transportation was recently named one of the Best Companies Group’s 2012 Best Companies to Work for in Alabama. Business Alabama magazine and Best Companies Group created the awards program to recognize Alabama’s best employers. Employees from each participating company took part in a 72-question survey as a part of the competition. Boyd Bros. is one of 18 companies to make up the 2012 Best Companies to Work for in Alabama list. Each company’s ranking will ...

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