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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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Judge: Speed limiters are unsafe, violate rights

Speed limiters are unsafe, arbitrary and violate the principles of justice according to a recent precedent-setting ruling by an Ontario trial judge.

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Shaffer releases anniversary tractors

Shaffer Trucking, a national temperature-sensitive truckload carrier, released its 75th anniversary trucks to five of the company’s drivers. The trucks are International ProStars fully customized with Shaffer Trucking 75th anniversary commemorative symbols on the top and sides of each truck, as well as the individual drivers' years of service and career miles displayed on the doors. Criteria in the driver selection process included safety, mileage, longevity, attitude, appearance and the manner in which the drivers ...

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TND nav unit with Wi-Fi connectivity

Rand McNally has introduced the IntelliRoute TND 720, a 7-in. truck-specific GPS with Wi-Fi connectivity, allowing for real-time weather information and display, and new hardware with a rugged casing, video input and a brighter screen. Wi-Fi connectivity allows drivers to get real-time weather maps and updates on the road to help anticipate delays. Drivers can utilize the Wi-Fi option by using smartphones as Wi-Fi hotspots. Other features include expanded routing options, quick view of exits to help ...

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In-cab TV mount

The LCD404L Locking Cantilever TV Wall Mount has a 25-in. extended arm and is designed specifically for TVs mounted in moving vehicles. When not in use, LCD404L locks your screen securely against the wall with “SmartLock,” a patent-pending, spring-loaded pin locking mechanism with a pull-chain release. The SmartLock helps keep your TV protected from damage caused by the bumps, jiggles and motion of the road, the company says. The mount is designed to fit TVs ...

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DOT releases ‘Blueprint for Ending Distracted Driving’

DOT offers a strategy to address the use of handheld cell phones behind the wheel to reduce risks of distracted driving.

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