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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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Cobra announces new nav system

The Cobra 8000 Pro HD GPS navigation system sports a 7-inch color HD touch screen display. Some included features are free live and predictive traffic information, free lifetime map updates and more than 33,000 trucker-friendly Points-of-Interest, such as travel center locations, fueling stations, truck and trailer repair shops, truck-friendly hotels and more. Hours-of-service timers help drivers track on-duty, off-duty and driving time and free lifetime updates to Cobra’s AURA Speed/Red-Light Camera database, which helps alert ...

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Agency highlights FAQs about recorders

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has highlighted on its website a list of frequently asked questions regarding electronic onboard recorders.

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DOT orders shutdown of chameleon operation

FMCSA ordered that MTI Transportation cease all operations after discovering it was being operated by two companies already ordered to shut down.

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Peterbilt 579 gets SmartWay designation

Peterbilt announced its new 579 model has received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay designation. The model meets the program’s established set of fuel-saving, low-emission equipment specifications for new Class 8 long-haul tractors and trailers. The model features an aerodynamic styling, a new interior, vehicle system enhancements like optimal an chassis system to reduce noise and vibration and integrated powertrain configurations. Visit Peterbilt's site for more.

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