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Fleet conference to discuss viability of alt fuels

The CVOC, held prior to GATS, will feature much discussion on natural gas as a viable fuel option.

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Peterbilt launches Model 579 production

Peterbilt on Wednesday, July 11, announced that it now is producing its new Model 579.

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Mack Pinnacle to deliver Capitol Christmas Tree

Mack Trucks is providing a custom-decorated Pinnacle Axle Back model to deliver the tree for the 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree Project from Meeker, Colo., to the Capitol. U.S. Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell will drive the Mack Pinnacle model delivering the tree, which will be selected from the White River National Forest in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in northwest Colorado. The Superintendent of Grounds for the Capitol will choose the tree from candidates selected by White River ...

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Foam system for damaged reefers

Touch 'n Seal’s 17-gallon Refillable Foam System repairs damaged sidewalls, floors and ceilings on reefers by dispensing a premium Class 1 fire-retardant spray foam that is cost-effective for high-volume users that don’t want to invest in a full-scale foam rig. Another Touch 'n Seal product, Liner Bond trailer adhesive, bonds fiberglass liners to the prepared spray foam insulation, and it offers a 30-minute open time and a 24-hour seal time.     Visit www.touch-n-seal.com for information on both products.

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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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