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Electrical connector kits available

Free kits to connect your truck to the electric grid are available through a federally funded program. Shorepower Technologies and Cascade Sierra Solutions are providing 1,300 connector kits through the U.S. Department of Energy Recovery Act program to increase use of idle reduction technologies. The kits allow drivers to plug in to electric power pedestals at truck stops and other locations. The kits are available on a first-come, first-served basis, with a limit of 25 kits ...

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March Owner-Operator of the Month

Owner-operator Larry McCann is leased to Tennant Truck Lines.

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Federal, state governments review owner-operator status

Federal and state entities increasingly are questioning if owner-operators should be regarded as employees for tax purposes.

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Perdue wins innovation award

Perdue Farms has won the Strategic Partnership Award for truck fleet innovation, Navistar Inc. and Salisbury, Md.-based Barr International Trucks announced. The award honors Perdue’s specifications for an ultra-lightweight version of the International ProStar+ tractor that has fully integrated tractor-trailer electronic controls. For details, visit Navistar and Barr International.    

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ACT raises contractor pay

Effective March 1, owner-operators with hazmat credentials are eligible to make $1 per loaded mile on every load hauled for American Central Transport Inc., the Liberty, Mo.-based dry van carrier says. Non-hazmat loads are included in the price increase. Contractors in the process of getting Hazmat endorsements will receive 94 cents per mile until they do so, says Chad Still, ACT recruiting manager. Visit American Central Transport for details.

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Pavement work on I-70 in Kansas City begins

Construction on interstate will continue on various nights through June.

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TCA prizes announced

Prizes for the winners of the Truckload Carriers Association Weight Loss Showdown include a top cash award of $2,500 and fitness equipment, TCA announced. The trucker with the greatest percentage of weight lost in the contest will receive $2,500 while the company with the greatest team percentage of weight loss will receive $13,000 worth in fitness equipment for an exercise room from StayFit. The fitness room will include an elliptical cross trainer, a recumbent stationary bike and ...

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‘What saved me was that truck driver’

Truckers Against Trafficking is making a difference at truck stops around the country. A Las Vegas TV station looks closer at truck stop prostitution.

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Owner Operator of the Month

Farm equipment hauler with 4 million accident-free miles finds best yield in helping others.

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Drivetrain Revolution

Innovative approaches to drivetrain design promise more efficient highway cruising.

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