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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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Walmart driver garners Trucker Buddy honors

Fred Sweetwood, a driver for the Walmart Distribution Center in Ottawa, Kan., has been named Trucker Buddy of the Month for June 2013 following his nomination by Linda Carson, a fifth grade teacher at Marais des Cygnes Valley Elementary in Quenemo, Kan. Carson said that Sweetwood regularly shares news of his travels, including Yellowstone National Park, western Kansas and the Oklahoma City Memorial. Trucker Buddy International works to educate students and introduce educators to the trucking industry. ...

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C.R. England awards Harley-Davidson for fuel efficiency

C.R. England has awarded a 2013 Harley-Davidson Sportster Seventy-Two to company driver Richard McDonald for showing the most improvement in miles per gallon average and average idle percentage for the second quarter 2013. This is the 8th Harley-Davidson awarded in the two years England has sponsored the fuel efficiency promotion. McDonald has been with C.R. England since 1984. He drives a 2011 Freightliner Cascadia in England's National Over the Road Fleet and primarily runs between Utah ...

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CRST wins $4.7 million award against EEOC

A federal judge has ordered the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to pay CRST Van Expedited nearly $4.7 million.

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FMCSA proposes plan to establish driver screening

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proposed a nine-year plan for identifying the riskiest drivers and addressing unsafe driver behavior.

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Detroit launches Million Mile Club

Detroit Diesel Corporation (Detroit) introduced its Million Mile Club, a new ownership community that thanks long-time Detroit engine drivers for their loyalty, at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. this week. The program was launched in conjunction with the 75th anniversary of Detroit. Membership is open to U.S. and Canadian fleet owners and drivers with 1 million or more miles on their Detroit engines, and members are eligible for variety of perks, including a baseball hat, ...

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Kenworth offering expenses paid trip, T880 test drive

Kenworth announced that it will award prize winners with an all-expenses paid trip and tour for two to the Kenworth assembly plant in Chillicothe, Ohio, to test drive the new Kenworth T880.

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Rush Tech Skills Rodeo supports service strategy

Service, more than brands or products alone, will drive the success of Rush Enterprises, said W.M. "Rusty" Rush, CEO and president.

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Hebe retires, Navistar adds two to board

Navistar announces the retirement of James L. Hebe, senior vice president of North America truck sales for the company, a position he has held since 2008.

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