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Love’s stop opens in Ottawa, Kan.

Truckers will receive extra points on purchases with store cards through Nov. 27 at a newly opened stop in Ottawa, Kan., at Exit 183 off Interstate 35, Love’s Travel Stops said. The new travel center features a Hardee’s restaurant, 70 truck parking spaces, diesel exhaust fluid dispensers, CAT scales, five showers and a game room. The Truck Tire Care center is also at the stop. For details, visit Love’s.

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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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You’ve been everywhere, Man

Write in with your trucking memories and vote on your favorte trucking song for Overdrive's special anniversary issue.

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PIB TIP: PAY CREDIT CARD BALANCES. Having a business credit card is useful. But most owner-operators get into a trap of spending more money than they should. If a credit card balance is not paid off at the end of each month, the interest charges can exceed 18 percent. You’ll get the best rate on credit cards, and other lending forms, by keeping a high credit rating. The Partners in Business program is produced by ...

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Stuart Loewen hauls logs daily in his 1996 Kenworth W900L. The truck is equipped with a 550-hp Caterpillar and an 18-speed transmission, and Loewen has added a custom bumper, custom-cut lights, 6-in. stacks, leather seats and lots of other accessories.

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Father and son team David and Mark Wearing, of Oxford, England, bought this 1979 Peterbilt 359 in 2003 and transformed it into a show truck. Previously, it was a working tractor on a farm in Kansas. The 359 is equipped with a 400-hp Caterpillar and a 13-speed transmission. “British people love U.S. trucks,” David says.”

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Scott Howe owns the 1979 Peterbilt 372 double bunk cabover pictured here. The show truck runs on a 400-hp Cummins and 13-speed transmission.

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Boston’s hazmat daytime ban extended

The City of Boston is working under a 45-day extension of its daytime ban on trucks carrying hazardous materials. The federal government had just lifted the ban May 17 after city officials repeatedly failed to justify the ban as required by law. City officials had asked the government for a nine-month extension. Trucks hauling hazardous materials through Boston will be allowed to drive through only between 6 p.m. and 7 a.m., which continues a restriction the city ...

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Western Express Inc. orders 2010 DD15-equipped Cascadias

Western Express Inc. ordered 900 Cascadias equipped with 2010 Detroit Diesel DD15 engines featuring BlueTec emissions technology, Portland, Ore.-based Freightliner truck maker announced. Based in Nashville, Tenn., Western Express provides dry van, flatbed, dedicated and brokerage truckload transportation deliveries. The carrier has agreed to buy nearly 2,800 trucks over three years, said Wayne Wise, president and chief executive officer for Western Express. For details go to www.FreightlinerTrucks.com.  

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DOT funds to go to Rhode Island roads

The U.S. Department of Transportation is making $3 million in emergency relief funds available immediately to Rhode Island to make urgent road repairs needed as a result of heavy rains and flooding. The $3 million will help Rhode Island repair and reconstruct six key bridges that are closed, including the Laurel Avenue Bridge in Coventry and the Douglas Avenue (Route 7) Bridge in North Providence. Quick release funds also will go toward the inspection and monitoring ...

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