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Navistar opens new Midwest parts distribution center

Navistar has opened its new Midwest Parts Distribution Center in Joliet, Ill., which stocks more than 85,000 parts for International and IC Bus vehicles, MaxxForce diesel engines and all makes of trucks. At 860,000 square-feet., it is the largest of 13 Navistar PDCs. Navistar celebrated the new center at a grand opening event on June 11. More than 250 community leaders, International and IC Bus dealers and Navistar employees attended.

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J.J. Keller develops risk-reducing driver training program

Compliance products and service company J.J. Keller and Associates has introduced a new driver training program designed to reduce the risk for cargo securement violations, accidents and liability.  The Cargo Securement Flatbeds program teaches drivers how to keep their loads in place and compliant, as well as teaching the best practices and how-to information to ensure safety. Covering such topics as correct tiedown use, rub rail issues, headerboards and segments on the five most common ...

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Chevron Delo announces June 2012 Million Mile Club inductees

Chevron Lubricants named the eight drivers inducted to the Chevron Delo-sponsored Red Eye Radio Million Mile Club in June 2012. New inductees to the club receive a personalized Million Mile Club jacket provided by Chevron Delo, a Million Mile Club membership card and a gift from the other participating sponsors. The new members are Eric Bierke of Long Beach, Calif., driver for Will Call Will Haul; Ken Wright of Irving, Texas, driver for Frito Lay; Kenny Kircher ...

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Blair named Highway Angel

Bryan Blair, of Bardstown, Ky., is TCA’s newest Highway Angel. The driver for Pegasus Transportation, of Louisville, Ky., received the honor after helping a fellow driver to safety following an accident. Blair was behind a flatbed hauling a coil of steel late one night when the coil's chains snapped, causing the coil to roll off and the entire vehicle to flip. Blair called 911, pried open the door of the truck, and pulled the conscious but ...

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CAT Scale to award sweepstake grand prize this week

CAT Scale will award the grand prize in its Weigh To Win sweepstakes this weekend at the Walcott Truckers Jamboree. The winner has already been notified and will receive the 2012 Ford F250 4 x 4 Crew Cab pickup on July 13. Entries into the sweepstakes were given every time a driver weighed on a CAT Scale. CAT Scale gave away over 6,000 prizes valued at over $140,000. If a driver was an instant winner, he ...

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Diesel price climbs for first time in three months

The national average retail diesel price rose 3.5 cents a gallon during the week ended July 9, ending a 12-week streak of price decreases.

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Report sees trucking gains through 2023

After a significant dip during the recent recession and a mild economic recovery, the U.S. freight economy is projected to grow significantly in the years ahead.

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FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index fell in May

FTR Associates on Monday, July 9, announced that its Trucking Conditions Index for May fell nearly 4 points from April.

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Trucking adds 2,000 jobs in June

For-hire carriers added 2,000 payroll jobs in June, but that was coupled with a 2,600-job downward revision in initial May figures.

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Interstate Distributor announces new pay package

Interstate Distributor’s new package, “My Pay”, provides over-the-road regional drivers with a competitive base rate per mile with the potential to add an additional 3 cents per mile quarterly. The compensation package focuses on safety, service and operational excellence. Officials say it gives the company the ability to create new jobs, add more home time options and improve average weekly miles while adding 350 2013 Freightliners to its fleet. For more information, visit the Interstate website.

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