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Ritchie Bros. set to hold largest auction of year in Orlando

Ritchie Bros. annual auction in Orlando, Fla. will be held Feb. 15-19 and will feature more than 300 trucks and 180 trailers.

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Buying at auction

With a big equipment auction in the offing at Ritchie Bros. Ft. Worth, Texas, facility, revisit a primer on the decision to and strategies for truck/trailer purchase at auction.

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Veteran home-building fundraiser

The American Legion Family has partnered with the Boone County Habitat for Humanity and the Homes for Wounded Warriors Program to help raise money and build Iraq war veteran Sgt. Jesse James a home for his family.

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Equipment: Probing sticker shock

Reports from operators show roughly a 30 percent rise in new-tractor pricing between 2006 and 2012 model years. Find out how operators are reacting to that rise -- and some advice -- in supplementary reporting on the No. 5 top challenge to owner-operator businesses.

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Ex-Arrow chief loses expensive home

Former Arrow Trucking drivers, as well as those disgusted by the company’s mismanagement, might gain some slight sense of vindication in reading the Tulsa World’s account of the foreclosure on the home of former Arrow Trucking Chief Executive Officer Doug Pielsticker. The home, like Arrow in its final days, was way too deep in debt. Three mortages on the property exceeded $3 million, more than the home’s appraised value of $2.5 million, says the newspaper. The company’s ...

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