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Double Coin relaunches website

A newly redesigned website is intended to be more user friendly, Double Coin Tires and China Manufacturers Alliance announced. The site includes a wider viewing area, new tire images and a resource center for downloadable information and reference. Viewers can now access more customer testimonials and browse product details. Double Coin tire dealerships and truck stop locations are also now viewable on Google Maps, the tire maker said. For more details, visit Double Coin.

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CVOC panel to highlight expert advice

A panel of industry executives will give advice on thriving with change at the Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference set for 9 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 25, preceding the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas. Robert Low, president and founder of Prime, Inc.; Don Orr, president and CEO of Central Freight; and Russell Stubbs, president of CEO of FFE Transportation Services will discuss labor, cost and regulatory issues after James Hebe, Navistar executive vice president sales, kicks off ...

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IdleAir opens sites in Texas, Pa.

Shorepower provider IdleAir has opened locations in Shepherd, Texas, and Claysville, Pa. The Claysville, Pa., stop is at exit six off I-70, and the Texas stop is on Highway 59, north of Houston. IdleAir Premium service is $1.99 per hour plus tax for the first 10 hours, after which the price drops to $1.25 per hour.

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Super Service ups new driver bonus

New owner operators and company drivers who sign on with Super Service are eligible for a $2,500 bonus, the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based carrier announced.

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For the dog days of summer: Doug dog to the rescue

Doug Dog, a canine with his own twitter account, has trucking roots with Overdrive and is a reminder of a pooch's warmth.

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Jacobson offers referral bonus, $5,000 prize

Jacobson drivers and owner-operators leased to the carrier can win bonuses and a prize of $5,000 in an incentive program that will continue through December, the Des Moines, Iowa,-based fleet announced. The so-called Amazing Referral Race contest will reward the Jacobson driver with the grand prize of $5,000 for referring the most new owner-operators. The grand prize will be awarded on top of the $1,000 bonus per referral already given to drivers for every newly hired contractor, ...

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Internet Truckstop launches ITEX load board

Internet-based load board provider Internet Truckstop announced the launch of ITEX (Instant Messaging), designed to make it easier for customers to manage available freight and trucks by allowing instant access to business opportunities using a text message on the Internet Truckstop website. “We developed ITEX using feedback we heard from our members who want to communicate faster, book freight faster and find available trucks more effectively,” says Leigh Foxall, director of freight matching. “ITEX adds a ...

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Surety bond program now available

Surety bonds are being offered as part of the ITS Financial Services Diamond Broker program.

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PIB TIP: PERFORM ROUTINE MAINTENANCE. Proper maintenance of tires, wheels, axles and the steering column also will help keep your tire costs down. Wheels naturally lose alignment and balance. Bushings, shocks, bearings and valve stems wear out. Checking wheel alignment periodically can pay big dividends. Whenever you start seeing a heavy spot or a flat spot, the tire has ceased to be centered on the hub. When you need to scrap a tire, inspect it ...

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Brandon Martin, 25, of Garnet Valley, Pa., hauls stone and blacktop locally in this 2006 Mack Granite, his first truck. The rig is equipped with a 460 Mack engine and a 13-speed transmission. Martin has added LED lights and a 13-in. visor to the truck.

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