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Freightliner Trucks launches newly redesigned website

A newly redesigned website features new product support and navigation tools, Portland, Ore.-based Freightliner Trucks announced. The website showcases the truck maker's on-highway, medium duty, severe duty and alternative power solutions, features an extensive library of truck components and highlights the maker's innovation and engineering leadership, a company statement said. Other features on the new site include a dealer-locator map, a multimedia library, related sponsor and partner information, and social media integration. The website can be accessed ...

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Pilot Flying J opens new stop in Iowa

Osceola, Iowa, is home to a new Pilot Flying J travel center at 2010 West Clay St. at Exit 34 off Interstate 35. The 5,500-square-foot center hosts four fuel islands and seven diesel islands, all of which feature DEF and biodiesel. The center features a CAT scale, five automated showers, 80 parking spaces for trucks, fax and copy services, money orders and several food options. The center will honor most frequent fueler cards and will have ...

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G&P to deliver wreaths for outreach

Gaston, S.C.-based G&P Trucking Co. will deliver wreaths to veterans’ graves as part of the national Wreaths Across America outreach. G&P driver Danny Burgess, a Navy veteran, will transport the wreaths in South Carolina cemeteries for the second consecutive year. The carrier is honored to be part of the project, said Clifton Parker, G&P Trucking president and general manager. “It’s just a small way that we can give something back for all those veterans who have ...

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Ruling bans handheld phones for truckers Jan. 3

A ruling was issued Wednesday banning commercial truckers from using handheld phones while driving.

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Pilot Flying J stop set for Dec. 5 opening in Gilman, Ill.

A travel plaza will open Monday, Dec. 5, on Interstate 57, exit 283, in Gilman, Ill., Pilot Flying J announced. The stop features six fuel islands, eight diesel islands, a Denny's restaurant, an ATM, Western Union service and other amenities. Drivers will have access to diesel exhaust fluid and biodiesel at the pump, a CAT scale, laundry services, seven showers and 74 truck parking spaces.The Gilman stop also features Transflo, DAT Load Board and Trip Pak services.

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Travel stop app upgrade available

Free upgrades and new features are now available on Love's Connect travel app for iPhone, Android and Blackberry smartphones, Oklahoma City, Okla.-based Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores said. New features on the app include dispatch service for roadside assistance, bulk diesel exhaust fluid prices and the number of available parking spots at Love's truck stops. In addition to the enhancements, the app features a locator map for the travel center chain with real-time updated fuel prices, ...

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Truck design contest opens to college students

University students are eligible to enter truck designs suitable for owner-operators for the annual contest Design the Future of Pride & Profit, Portland, Ore.-based Freightliner Trucks announced. The winner will receive a $20,000 scholarship and option for a paid internship at the truck maker. The competition will run from November through February 2012. Three finalists will receive an all-expense paid trip to the 2012 Mid-America Trucking Show, where their designs will be on display at the ...

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Titan serves power lifter contest

Winner Hapfor Julius Bjornsson pulled a Mack Titan faster than the nine other power lifters in the truck-pull event of the Met-Rx World’s Strongest Man contest, the Greensboro, N.C.-based truck maker announced. Wearing a harness, Bjornsson pulled the 22,000-pound tractor the required 25 meters in less time than of all other contestants at the event held at Wingate University in Charlotte, N.C. Started in 1977, The World’s Strongest Man contest is regarded as a premier event in ...

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Class 8 truck drivers eligible for sweepstakes, prizes

Starting Jan. 1, drivers of Class 8 trucks may enter the Weigh to Win sweepstakes through June 1 to vie for a Ford F250 grand prize, Walcott, Iowa-based CAT Scale announced in honor of its 35th anniversary. Drivers can enter the contest every time they weigh their trucks on the scales. In addition to the grand prize, other awards include CAT Scale jackets and hats, collector card sets, duffel bags, die-cast model trucks, mugs and lunch ...

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Editors to talk owner-operator history, new efforts

Overdrive editors will discuss owner-operators' history and evolution on online radio's "Truth About Trucking" show Dec. 1.

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