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EPA investigating Navistar over engine dates

Company, facing millions of dollars in potential fines, says its "2010 transition was appropriate."

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Volvo Truck safety contest opens

Fleets with at least five Class 8 trucks, one of them a Volvo, are eligible to enter the Volvo Trucks Safety Award contest through July 31 for two grand prizes of $25,000 each, the truck maker said. The two grand prizes will go to the fleets with the best records in two divisions based on annual vehicle miles traveled with less than 20 million miles and more than 20 million miles. Accident frequency rates and fleet ...

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Love’s opens Seguin, Texas, stop

A new travel stop has opened at Interstate 10, exit 604, in Seguin, Texas, Love's Travel Stops announced. Drivers who make purchases at the truck stop will receive double points on store cards through March 16. The travel stop includes an Arby’s restaurant, 70 truck spaces, DEF dispensers at the diesel islands, CAT scales, five showers, a game room and other amenities. A Love’s Truck Tire Care center is on the site and is open open 24 hours ...

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Alert network for missing drivers formed

  Any time a driver goes missing out on the road it's a nightmare for back-office personnel, friends and, of course, the family back home. A recent case spawned a Facebook group dedicated to resolving disappearances more quickly through the crowd-sourcing that online social networks have made easy. The Missing Truck Driver Alert Network was launched by Kari Fisher and Hal Kiah after North Carolina hauler Mark Williams Sr. was reported missing after he failed to make ...

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Hornady buys new ProStar+ tractors

Forty new International ProStar+ tractors equipped with MaxxForce engines will be in service in March, Monroeville, Ala.-based Hornady Transportation LLC announced. The tractors' engines get about 7 miles per gallon and the trucks have set-front back axles and automotive style controls. Cruise control, engine compression brakes, air horn and radio controls are located on the steering wheel itself, enabling easy adjustments. Deliveries of the tractors started in December.

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Truckers end walkout at Seattle port

The owner-operators were protesting low pay, overweight loads and condition of chassis they pull owned by freight companies.

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Trucking groups oppose future tolls

State trucking associations and national trucking groups wrote Senate to vote against tolling interstates.

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Group opposes rest area commercial services

Transportation bill amendment would allow services at rest areas along interstates.

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Virtues of owner-operator status: Pet boarding problems avoided

Company drivers, be careful who you leave your dog with. Today's "grizzly tale" comes by way of Jenni Reynolds-Kebler, one half of a Washington State-based team with Robert Kebler and past-featured photographer in Truckers News. The Keblers recently switched carriers, signing on as company drivers with a carrier that had a no-pet policy. Too bad for their dog, Gizmo (pictured), as Reynolds-Kebler's recent "Grizzly Tales of the Gizanator" note on Facebook makes abundantly clear. The problem wasn't ...

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