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Caribou Coffee opens at Joplin 44

Joplin 44 Truckstop in Joplin, Mo., has added a Caribou Coffee. It's a full-service specialty coffee shop with a variety of made-to-order coffee drinks, iced coffee, cappuccino, blended cooler and smoothie drinks as well as teas. The Caribou Coffee also features breakfast sandwiches, oatmeal, assorted bakery items and grilled cheese sandwiches. Joplin 44 Truckstop’s main building food offering also include Taco Bell, Pizza Hut Express and the Iron Skillet Restaurant.  Joplin 44 is part of the ...

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Schneider offering $6,000 tuition reimbursement to driving school grads

Schneider National is offering $6,000 for tuition reimbursement to qualified driving school graduates. The Green Bay, Wis.-based company says the program will cover the full cost of many truck-driving schools and give drivers a leg up as they enter the industry. “Schneider National’s tuition reimbursement program helps students overcome a big hurdle in starting a driving career – the cost of attending an accredited truck driving school,” says Mike Hinz, Schneider vice president. “Safety – the ...

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Lindsay Lawler to mix old and new on trucking radio show

Country singer/songwriter Lindsay Lawler is hosting a new trucking Internet radio show.

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Highway Angel rescues wrecked motorist

Larry Druckamiller of Warsaw, Ind., has been named a Highway Angel after rescuing a motorist from a one-car accident.

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FMCSA amends documentation rule

FMCSA has issued a direct final rule amending the regulations governing the period during which household goods carriers must retain documentation.

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OOIDA sues over accuracy of safety records

OOIDA has sued FMCSA over the accuracy of its Pre-Employment Screening Program information.

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Walcott Jamboree announces Super Truck winners

The Iowa 80 Truckstop has announced its annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree — held July 12 and 13 — attracted 31,000 attendees.

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Comment period for stability control proposal

The public has until Aug. 21 to comment on a proposal to require electronic stability control systems on new trucks – an estimated cost of $1,160 per system.

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Truckers Helper now available for fleets

Truckers Helper Online has released the Online Fleet Edition, which offers the basic functionality found in the stand-alone program, with an added payroll module. The application helps manage a fleet with everything from booking the load to paying drivers. The program also offers automatic mileage entry using the trucking specific ProMiles routing engine, fuel optimization, log compliance, and other features. Truckers Helper is available for $24.95 per month for the first two users, $14.95 per ...

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D&W Diesel authorized hydraulic products distributor

D&W Diesel is now an authorized Parker Truck Hydraulic Center Distributor, offering a full line of hydraulic products and services such as hydraulic pumps, motors, reservoirs and valves. D&W also offers Parker Hannifin brands like Chelsea Power Take-Offs and Racor Filtration throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. D&W has chosen to become a build center for power take-offs. The build center allows the engineers to customize and spec out hydraulic packages according to specific demands.

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