N.C.

Meritor demos SMARTandem, expects growth in 6×2 axles

Meritor anticipates the demand for 6x2 packages will increase about 15 percent in the next five years.

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Tonight on American Trucker — Gully Transportation’s antique trucks

Gully Transportation will be featured on tonight's edition of the American Trucker television show. The episode will air on the Speed Channel at 10 p.m. Eastern. The program will show the production of one of the Quincy, Ill.-based regional hauler's newest trucks – a 2011 Freightliner Cascadia – in the manufacturer's Cleveland, N.C., facility. “My father started the business with just one truck in 1947," says company vice president Michael Gully, "and in 1964 he purchased his first ...

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Jazzy and Lee rear-ended in N.C.

In Burlington, N.C., on highway 70 yesterday, Lee and Jazzy Jordan were rear-ended "just as we were coming to a stop right around her J" to get ready to run, says Lee. "I had the four-ways on, and I guess this woman she didn't even look." Jazzy has made great progress on her truckers' benefit run across the United States since I ran with her March 30 here in Nashville, crossing the Appalachians and well on ...

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Weavil named Highway Angel

Joseph Weavil, a truck driver for Epes Transport of Greensboro, N.C., is the Truckload Carriers Association’s most recent Highway Angel. Weavil notified authorities and led them to an accident scene that was not visible from the road. On Dec. 22, Weavil was driving along Interstate 95 in North Carolina when he saw a car hit a guardrail and flip over, disappearing down a steep embankment. Weavil took it upon himself to alert authorities. The car had fallen ...

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Subway opens at Kenly 95

The Kenly 95 Truckstop, located at I-95 and Exit 106 in Kenly, N.C., will be opening a new Subway restaurant.

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Testing firm guilty of fraud

Michael R. Bennett and his company, Workplace Compliance Inc., both pled guilty Feb. 18 in U.S. District Court in Winston-Salem, N.C., to three counts of wire fraud, the U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General announced. Bennett also pled guilty to one additional count of making false statements. The charges stemmed from Bennett using his company, WCI, a drug and alcohol testing consortium, to fraudulently perform final reviews on numerous drug test results from laboratories ...

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