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APU maker Idle Free acquired by PTI

Phillips & Temro Industries, a portfolio company of Audax Group, announced that it has completed the acquisition of APU manufacturer Idle Free Systems Inc.

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Rotella SuperRigs calendar: A truck beauty every month

The new 2014 Shell Rotella SuperRigs calendar showcases 12 of the nation’s best-looking heavy-duty trucks.

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Overdrive, TCA announce finalists in driver contests

The six finalists will attend TCA’s annual meeting near Dallas, where the winners will be announced for the Owner-Operator of the Year and Company Driver of the Year awards.

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Goodyear offers big-fleet pricing package to owner-ops

A market-share leader in the sales and service of commercial tires to the largest fleets is rolling out out a special pricing package aimed at owner-operators and small fleets – and at improving its share of that market segment.

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FMCSA chief honors safe drivers at OOIDA celebration

Trucking’s top regulator said Friday that she was “grateful and honored” to call the names of 35 “remarkably impressive owner-operators” in recognition of their accident-free years.

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Love’s Raises $2 Million for Children’s Miracle Network

Love’s Travel Stops has given $2 million to the Children's Miracle Network to benefit 92 CMN Hospitals across the country. Love’s recently wrapped up a five-week fundraising campaign at its 304 travel stop and country store locations. Love’s employees and customers worked together to raise the record amount for its 15th campaign, most of which came one dollar at a time. During the campaign, Love’s team members sold paper hearts for donations and organized grassroots fundraising ...

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TCA hosting health fairs at TA/Petro stops

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) will sponsor free health fairs at 18 TravelCenters of America/Petro Stopping Centers  across the United States. Reflecting the theme Make Your Destination Another Birthday, these events will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 17, or Wednesday, Sept. 18, depending on the specific location. Set to coincide with National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, the fairs will take place at the following TA/Petro locations: Sept. 17 Petro      – North Little Rock, Arkansas TA      – Ontario, ...

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Daseke buys Oregon Truck Co.

Daseke Inc., a group of flatbed and specialized carriers, announced it has acquired the Redmond, Ore.-based Central Oregon Truck Company. The transaction took place Aug. 1 and follows Gaffney, S.C.-based J. Grady Randolph Inc. joining Daseke, making the holding company one of the 20 largest flatbed and specialty carriers in North America. Other Daseke companies include Smokey Point Distributing and E.W. Wylie.  Rick Williams, one of the founders and CEO of Central Oregon Truck Company, said that ...

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Wabash named one of 50 best manufacturers

IndustryWeek has named Wabash National Corporation one of the 50 Best U.S. Manufacturers in the magazine’s July 2013 issue. To select the top 50 manufacturing companies, IndustryWeek evaluated members of its U.S. 500, a list of the largest U.S. public manufacturers, based on financial performance in the following six key areas from 2010 to 2012: inventory turns, profit margin, asset turns, return on assets, return on equity and revenue growth. Performance for the most recent year ...

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Mack opens merchandise shop at Pa. HQ

A Mack Shop is now open inside the Mack Customer Center in Allentown, Pa. The store will carry a full assortment of Mack-branded merchandise in a location convenient for visitors to the Mack Customer Center and the Lehigh Valley community. The 850 square-foot shop will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The store offers a selection of Mack merchandise and features Mack die-cast models representative of what visitors will see while touring ...

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