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USA Truck names April Driver of the Month

USA Truck has named Dwyte B. Putman as its April 2012 Driver of the Month. Putman has been with USA Truck since July 2010. He was nominated for Driver of the Month by his fleet manager, Keith Coatney. "He is accident-free and is one of my top drivers,” Coatney says. “His on-time service is one of the best in the company." Putman will receive $250 cash, $100 in USA's company store credit, a ...

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Colorado truck stops offering streaming videos of highways

Colorado is installing HDTV monitors at truck stops to offer streaming video on roadway, weather and traffic conditions on major highways.

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Diesel drops 6.5 cents, lowest in 8 months

The national average retail diesel price fell 6.5 cents to $3.781 a gallon during the week ended June 11. The average price is 17.3 cents below the same week last year.

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House defeats transportation bill spending cap motion

The House has defeated a motion to instruct conferees on the transportation reauthoriziation bill that would have limited spending for 2013.

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DOT orders WTSA US Express to shut down

FMCSA has ordered WTSA US Express to cease all transportation services following extensive review of its operations.

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Utility receives safety award

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company has received the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association Annual Safety Award for its Marion, Va., manufacturing plant. Utility’s Marion plant manufactures 3000R refrigerated trailers. The plant has been honored with the “Category A” award for large trailer manufacturing plants, which have attained over 750,000 hours worked in a year without a lost-time incident. In fact, Utility’s Marion plant worked over 1.89 million hours in 2011 without an incident resulting in days away from ...

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DHL’s Standard Forwarding named Carrier of the Year

Standard Forwarding, a subsidiary of DHL Freight, was named Great Lakes/Midwest LTL Carrier of the Year for the fourth time in a row in Mastio & Company’s annual Value and Loyalty Benchmarking Study. The study surveys 2,000 shippers and identifies and quantifies the needs of LTL freight customers while comparing national, regional and local carriers. Standard Forwarding was selected as the winner based upon scores in 24 service attributes. ...

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Reduced stopping distance brake block

Federal-Mogul recently introduced the Abex Reduced Stopping Distance Brake Block that the company says meets safety standards and is available in three application-specific formulations: RN (organic, 20,000-pound axle rating, copper-free formulation), RSM (semi-metallic, 29,000-pound axle rating, for RSD and severe service applications) and RSC (semi-metallic, 23,000-pound axle rating, combo formulation). For more information, visit Federal-Mogul.

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No consensus yet on highway funding bill

Worry remains over whether congress can agree on long-term surface transportation funding before the current stop-gap funding bill expires June 30.

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Brown inducts 22 drivers into Safety Hall of Fame

Brown Trucking Company announced the induction of 22 drivers into its “Million Mile Safe Driving” Driver Safety Hall of Fame. The group was recognized for successfully driving more than a million consecutive miles accident-free, all with Brown Trucking and/or Brown’s acquired companies West Brothers Transportation Services and Schrader Trucking Company. It takes an individual driver at Brown an average of 12 to 15 years to drive a million miles, the company ...

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