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Big G Express wins carrier award

Big G Express won this year’s Carrier of the Year award given by Continental Mills, the food producer says. Outbound carriers leaving Continental Mills’ shipping locations were judged on their on-time delivery, tender acceptance ratio, events ratio, timely load status updates, relative pricing ratio and a qualitative survey completed by select Continental Mills personnel. Visit Big G Express online for more information.

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Sleeper bunk sheets

The custom bed sheets for truck sleepers will fit nearly all sizes, the company says. The sheet set comes with one fitted sheet, one flat sheet and two pillowcases. The fitted sheet has two built-in pockets for nighttime storage. The sheets are made of 100 percent brushed micro fiber, are machine washable and do not require ironing. There are five different sizes, and all will fit beds up to 7.5 inches thick. Jake’s Cab Solutions, jakescabsolutions.com

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Three high-output flashlights

The Focusing LED Flashlight has a focus-lock system, one-handed slide focus and a 426-foot beam distance. The Inspection Flashlight is a compact pocket light that features an anti-roll design and a 200-foot beam distance. The Hi-Power Focusing Flashlight also has a one-handed slide focusing and focus-lock system with an anti-roll design and a dual-level light output that reaches a distance of 700 feet. Each flashlight has about three hours estimated battery life and uses either ...

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Inland to open new Wyo. Store

Inland Truck Parts will open a new store in Evansville, Wyo., Oct. 17, the retailer says. The store will be Inland’s first in Wyoming and will have on-staff technical experts who perform transmission and differential remanufacturing and driveline repair.

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Technician wins top skills award

Jeffrey Schlecht, a technician for the Omaha Truck Center in Norfolk, Neb., won the highest honor at the Technology & Maintenance Council’s 2011 National Technician Skills Competition, Sept. 19-21 in Raleigh, N.C. Schlecht won prizes valued at more than more than $20,000 for the second straight year. Second- and third-place finishers John Ragland and Michael Bogard also won prizes, and Bogard placed first on the written test for the fourth time in seven years. The competition was ...

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Big G Express hosts referral contest

Big G Express drivers can win a Kubota RTV, cash prizes and other rewards in a driver referral contest that runs through March 2010, the Shelbyville, Tenn., carrier said. Along with the grand prize of a Kubota RTV, runner-up prizes will include a choice of iPad or flat screen TV. Drivers who give referrals are rewarded with $500 per driver hired and a 1-cent per mile increase for all the miles the recruit runs for the ...

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CSA repair kit

The CSA Qwik-Fix Kit holds common repair parts in a carrying bag so drivers can easily access them to correct any issues before reaching a roadside checkpoint. The Qwik-Fix Kit includes 12 parts to fix most electrical problems that could cause severity points. The bag can be customized for drivers to include parts that they regularly need to replace. PHILLIPS, www.phillipsind.com

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Automated-manual transmission package

The XE13, a combination of Volvo’s I-Shift automated-manual transmission Volvo engine with modified-software, allows the engine to cruise at 1150 rpm at 65 mph. The XE13 package is rated for up to 80,000 pounds and includes a 425-hp, 1750 lb-ft-torque D13 engine. The Volvo I-Shift overdrive transmission comes with a 0.78:1 ratio, and the package comes with software that facilitates communication between the integrated powertrain components. VOLVO TRUCKS, www.volvotrucks.us.com

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Love’s opens Washington stop

Drivers will earn double “I Love Rewards” loyalty points on all purchases made through Sept. 22 at the new travel stop in Napavine, Wash., on I-5, exit 72, Love’s Travel Stop says. The new stop includes 73 truck spaces, DEF dispensers at the diesel islands, CAT scales, five showers and RFID cardless fueling technology. It also features a truck tire care center and a Carl’s Jr. restaurant. Visit Love’s online for more information.

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Goodyear starts truck care network

Drivers can access locations for on-highway truck and commercial tire service on a new website, The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. says. The Uni-Maxx Truck Care website is part of a network that connects drivers to service locations. The site features a searchable map of Uni-Maxx locations, details of services and products at specific locations and details about the Uni-Maxx network. Read more at Uni-Maxx.

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