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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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James Wesley to perform at Walcott Jamboree

Iowa 80 Truckstop has added a second concert, featuring James Wesley, slated to perform July 13 at 7 p.m. to its Walcott Truckers Jamboree. Wesley, whose uncle is a retired driver, has opened for country stars such as Ronnie Dunn and Taylor Swift. The concert, sponsored by CAT Scale Company, is part of a festival with over 200 exhibits.  Admission and parking are free, and events such as a Super Truck Beauty Contest, Antique Truck Display, ...

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uShip named Cars.com shipper

Popular website Cars.com has named uShip its exclusive shipping partner and provider. The online transportation marketplace gives Cars.com shoppers an instant shipping quote, as well as access to thousands of customer-reviewed auto-transport companies that competitively bid for business. Shoppers can link directly to the website’s shipping center to access the price quotes based on vehicle type and origin/destination zip codes and can choose between two formats on uShip, name your price or auction, to get the ...

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E.W. Wylie names 2011 Company Driver of the Year

E.W. Wylie Corporation has named North Dakota-native Kevin Widmer its 2011 Company Driver of the Year. Widmer decided to become a professional driver as a second career. He says he enjoys the independence the job brings and particularly the fact that his work with E.W. Wylie allows him to travel throughout the United States and Canada. Company driver Carl Bjugstad was named runner up for this year’s award. Bjugstad has driven ...

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Kenworth opens full-service dealership in Reno area

Western Nevada Kenworth has recently opened a 20,000 square-foot full-service dealership in Sparks, Nev. The full-service operation is located on five acres at 8640 Canyon River Dr., just off Exit 23 on U.S. Interstate 80, about 3 miles east of Sparks. The dealership features 10 service bays, with one bay dedicated to providing Kenworth PremierCare express services, a 5,000 sq.-ft. parts department and a body building facility to sell, install and ...

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NY, Maine consider hefty toll hikes

New York is considering a 45 percent increase in commercial tolls. Maine will meet this month about tolls for truck drivers.

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