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CC Industries buys Trail King

CC Industries Inc. purchased open deck and material hauling trailer maker Trail King Industries Inc., said Bill Crown, president and CEO of Chicago-based CC Industries. Trail King, with operations in Mitchell, S.D. and West Fargo, N.D., will operate as a stand-alone entity.

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Be the next Owner-Operator of the Year

Drivers can be nominated for the Overdrive Truckload Carriers Association Owner-Operator of the Year award through Oct. 29.

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Kenworth T700 tour returns

Veteran trucker Mike McDowell is driving a Kenworth T700 equipped with a 2010 Paccar MX from Maine to Texas in an encore of the truck tour that began this summer, Paccar announced. After the tour’s Canadian run ends in Moncton, New Brunswick, Oct. 1, it will continue with a stop at C-B Kenworth-Bangor in Hermon, Maine, Oct. 5. The tour will make the following stops through Oct. 28: Tri-State Kenworth, Enfield, Conn., Oct. 7; Youngstown Kenworth, Hubbard, ...

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Drivers win mentoring awards

Interstate Distributor Co. husband-and-wife team Richard and Linda Thomas have been named Trucker Buddies of the Month for July, and Walmart driver Chuck Lobsiger, shown above in the photo, is honored with the same such award for August, Trucker Buddy International announced. Residents of Edgewood, N.M., the Thomases have volunteered for the last two years with students in Janet Miller’s class at Emma Elementary School in Asheville, N.C. The couple has mentored in the program for three ...

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Charlotte Diesel Super Show set for Oct. 8-9

The Charlotte Diesel Super Show is set for oct. 8-9 in Charlotte, N.C.

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Cozad purchases Reliance Trailer

Reliance trailer parts, sales and service have been purchased by Cozad Trailer Sales, LLC, the Stockton, Calif.-based, heavy-haul and construction trailer company announced. Operations will be located at Cozad’s manufacturing facility and dealership in Stockton. Inquiries about Reliance, Sturdy Weld, Alloy and Comet parts and services can be made to Steve Clark, parts manager, at (209) 931-3000. For details, call (800) 242-6023, or go to Cozad Trailers.

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October: Celebrating Overdrive’s 50th year

Join us next month when Overdrive begins a retrospective examining 50 years' coverage of owner-operators. That month we’ll also launch a 50th anniversary website, OverdriveRetro.com.

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William Robinson, of Atwood, Tenn., hauls grain and fertilizer throughout the Southeast with his 2003 Kenworth W900L, shown here. The truck is powered by a 475-hp Caterpillar and geared by a 13-speed transmission. Robinson, 37, has been an owner-operator since he was 22.

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Pegasus’ Transflo Express to replace scan service

Scan & Go scanning and document management service will no longer be available at former Flying J truck stops after Oct. 5, Pilot Flying J Travel Centers announced. Transflo Express truck stop scanning from Pegasus TransTech is offered at all Pilot Flying J stops and will replace Scan & Go for fleets that sign up with Pegasus before Oct. 5. For details, go to http://www.transfloexpress.com/.

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West Side Transport offers $1,000 sign-on bonus

Newly hired company drivers and owner-operators will be paid $1,000 sign-on bonuses, Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based dry van carrier West Side Transport announced. Josh Schauf, West Side Transport recruiting director, said that the bonuses come in response to the company's rapidly increasing freight business. For details regarding the Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based dry van carrier, call (800) 677-5627.

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