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Prime Inc. donates to Joplin tornado relief

Prime Inc., has sent two 53-foot refrigerated trailers filled with food, water, clothing and supplies to victims of the devastating tornado that tore through Joplin, Mo., a Prime spokesman said. In addition, Prime associates and President Robert Low have contributed more than $10,000 to the local Red Cross for food and supplies. The company is also providing water to Freeman Hospital in Joplin, the only working hospital in the area.

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U.S. Xpress driver wins idling contest

Scot Hays gets a 2007 Freightliner truck after being named first grand prize winner of the company’s Idle Reduction Sweepstakes.

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Parts distributor FleetPride acquires Midway Truck Parts

Truck and trailer parts distributor FleetPride bought Midway Truck Parts, the Woodlands, Texas-based company announced.

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Insurance broker arrested

When buying insurance, truckers should get referrals regarding agents or brokers from truckers they trust.

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Atlas Van Lines honors drivers

Nearly 3,000 van operators will participate in events this week as part of Atlas Van Lines’ BRAVO (Boosting Recognition of Atlas Van Operators) program.

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Analyst says trucking “inefficient”

Investment analysts, with their outsiders’ viewpoint, often have some good insight into our industry. Other insights aren’t quite so astute. The Business Insider website, with its recent “Trucking running on fumes” analysis, offers this stark summary as an introduction to its commentary on rising fuel prices: Trucking is one of the most expedient, but also one of the most inefficient modes of freight transportation. The conclusion is based on the fuel efficiency of rail, which is ...

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Getloaded reports higher traffic

Traffic was up 42 percent from February to March.

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Forecast: Good times won’t last long

Trucking companies should take advantage of today’s economic recovery because it will be relatively brief, FTR economist predicted.

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Diesel averages $4.10

The national average price is at its highest level since Sept. 1, 2008, when it was $4.121 and $1.03 a gallon higher than the same week last year.

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Paying more for older trucks

It’s been clear for a year that certain things have been improving for trucking. Freight demand has increased, and with it demand for drivers. From the vantage of the American Truck Dealers, holding its annual meeting in Phoenix, the rebound is evident for some other reasons, too, one of which – used truck prices – won’t excite you like it excites the dealers. Kyle Treadway, chairman of the American Truck Dealers and president of Kenworth Sales ...

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