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Interstate Distributor Co. launches $2,500 truck add bonus

| August 02, 2011

Independent carriers and owner operators who add power units during August are eligible for a $2,500 bonus per truck as part of Interstate Distributor Co.’s Power Only program, the Tacoma, Wash.-based carrier announced. The bonus is ...

Carriers dangle incentives for owners

| July 21, 2011

Over the last year, several carriers have increased per-mile and fuel rates, posted bonuses and reduced truck-lease payments.

Interstate Distributor Co. updates tractor fleet

| July 19, 2011

Interstate Distributor Co. and McCoy Freightliner have entered into a multi-year agreement to replace IDC’s fleet of older tractors with 1,200 new Freightliner Cascadia tractors, the first of which will arrive in late August, the ...

Throngs celebrate at Walcott Jamboree

| July 19, 2011

Nearly 30,000 drivers and their families from 23 states and Canada joined festivities at last week’s Walcott Truckers Jamboree at the Iowa 80 Truck Stop. For this year’s 32nd jamboree, visitors were entertained with ...

CAT Scale introduces free Android app

| July 15, 2011

The CAT Scale Locator application is now available for Android users in the Android Marketplace, CAT Scale Co. announced. The app allows drivers to locate the nearest CAT Scale through GPS on their phone. Drivers ...

IRS delays new HVUT forms

Jill Dunn | July 08, 2011

The transportation funding bill that governs this annual tax on vehicles expires Sept. 30, forcing the agency to wait on the new law.

IOWA80.com holds Dreams of Chrome Sweepstakes

| July 07, 2011

Drivers can register for 25 prizes yet to be given away in IOWA80.com’s six-month Dreams of Chrome Sweepstakes. The first round of winners has been selected and the second group of 25 more will be ...

Reports good for factory freight

| July 02, 2011

You might have heard that the stock market just logged its best weekly gain in two years. One major reason was good manufacturing news.

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