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ATA Good Stuff Trucking Image Award winners announced

Two carriers and two state trucking associations received the American Trucking Associations’ Good Stuff Trucking Image awards. Milan, Ind.-based Baylor Trucking Inc., Greensboro-N.C.-based Mack Trucks, the Minnesota Trucking Association and the Tennessee Trucking Association were honored for enhancing the industry’s image, said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves. For details, visit Trucks Bring It.

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Marten ups pay 5 cents per mile

Owner-operators’ pay has been increased 5 cents per mile for hauls 151-800 miles, Mondovi, Wis.-based Marten Transport announced. This rate increase is the third such made in the last five months. For details, visit Marten Transport Ltd.

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Ailing driver gets emergency help

An IdleAir employee helped resuscitate a trucker with CPR after he collapsed at a Jackson, Ga., truck stop, IdleAir spokesman Jeffrey Maurer said. While two other drivers assisted the trucker, the employee, identified only as Amanda, administered CPR until paramedics arrived. The driver was transported to a hospital soon after that and was later reported to be in stable condition. The driver’s carrier, an IdleAir customer, was contacted and the load delivered on time by two other ...

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DEF locator app available

An Air1 diesel exhaust fluid locator app is available for free on Android smartphones, DEF maker Yara announced. Both the Android and iPhone apps will be updated monthly to account for any new retail partnerships and to incorporate additional user feedback, the Tampa, Fla.-based manufacturer said. The Air1 mobile locator application allows drivers to locate the more than 600 outlets selling DEF. Visit the Air1 website, Android’s Marketplace, or the iTunes app store for details.

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Driver’s “beans-and-rice budget” needed in D.C.

Someone who’s experienced his own financial crisis during this period is hot-shot hauler Frank Hagwood.

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Does added hydrogen really boost fuel mileage?

Some research shows that hydrogen slightly improves diesel combustion, but the improvement may not be significant enough to warrant all the equipment necessary to separate it and meter it back in.

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Kenworth wins environmental award

Seattle-based Kenworth Truck Co. is one of 50 companies in Washington that Seattle Business magazine honored for reducing carbon emissions or improving the environment. The magazine's Green Washington Awards include recognition of companies, government agencies and nonprofit outreach groups. The truck maker received the award for its aerodynamic trucks, compressed and liquefied natural gas trucks, medium duty diesel-electric hybrids and low-emission PACCAR MX, PACCAR PX-8 and PACCAR PX-6 diesel engines. Kenworth's efforts to make their Class 8 ...

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Truck exhibit hall expanding

Iowa 80 Trucking Museum's exhibit hall is expanding by 21, 600 square feet to display more than 60 trucks, museum curator Dave Meier said. Part of the Iowa 80 Truckstop based in Walcott, Iowa, the exhibit hall will have air conditioning after the expansion is completed, which is expected to be in December 2012.

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Love’s opens Bennett, Colo., stop

A Love’s Travel Stop opened at Interstate 70, off Exit 304, in Bennett, Colo. Chester’s Chicken and McDonald’s restaurants operate at the truck stop, which also has 90 truck parking spaces, DEF dispensers at the diesel islands, CAT scales, five showers, a lotto machine and other amenities. A truck tire care center is located behind the travel stop. Commercial drivers will receive double “I Love Rewards” loyalty points on purchases at the new stop through Oct. 15. For ...

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Charlotte Diesel Super Show

OCT. 7-8: CHARLOTTE DIESEL SUPER SHOW, zMax Dragway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, N.C., www.dieselsupershow.com.

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