owner-operator

ITA offers OTR discount

Idaho Trucking Association members are now eligible to get the OTR Pro Card at a discounted rate. ITA members will not be required to pay the usual monthly $4 fee. The card offers pre-negotiated fuel discounts, no transaction fees, instant access to real-time information and state of the art technology. Visit ITA online and OTR PRO Card online.

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IdleAir offers free service promotion

IdleAir will offer free shorepower service at its two new locations in Dalton, Ga., on I-75 at exit 326, and White Pine, Tenn., on I-81 at exit 4, through Nov. 30. Starting Dec. 1, the service will be $1.25 per hour through the end of the year, as part of a promotional discount at the new sites. The new shorepower stations will be part of IdleAir’s referral program in which drivers can earn a $10 credit ...

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Dome lamp kit

The Ultra-Thin Retrofit Dome Lamp Kit uses Grote's LightForm technology, which allows for flexible LED lights. The lights are water and shock resistant and can be mounted easily with a peel-and-stick adhesive backing. The system has two lighting options, including a standard LED light and a combination of red/white or blue/white color LEDs to see outside the vehicle but prevent detection by others. The kit will be available in early 2012. GROTE, grote.com

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TCA names 2012 Owner-Operator of Year finalists

The grand prize winner will be announced at TCA’s Annual Convention, March 3-6, 2013.

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Rear-air suspension

Kenworth is now offering the Neway ADZ rear-air suspension in their C500, T440, T470, T800 and W900 trucks. The ADZ suspension is used for heavy-duty and severe-duty applications and is available in 23,000- and 26,000-lb.-per-axle capacities. The ADZ series replaces the AD series suspension for over-the-road applications and offers weight savings of approximately 250 lbs. per axle compared to the Neway AD. KENWORTH, kenworth.com

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Truck parts search engine

Time is tight when a truck is down. And if you're using Google to search for a badly-needed part, then you know all too well how many dead end results you can get -- everything from zip codes to phone numbers to the exact part you need: only it happens to be in Southern Japan at the moment. PartsRiver aims to revolutionize the truck parts search experience with the introduction of its new Part Search online ...

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Prime honors fallen soldiers

Prime Inc. drivers will deliver wreaths to military veterans’ graves in Missouri and Pennsylvania as part of the Wreaths Across America Day, the Springfield, Mo.-based carrier said. The nationwide annual event relies on many in the trucking industry. The noon flag ceremony, tap and 21-gun salute on Dec. 10 commemorates fallen soldiers for their military service. To make donations for wreaths and other details, visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.

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CRST offers new service

A new Temperature Controlled Team Service begins today as a CRST Expedited division, the Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based carrier CRST International Inc. announced. The service will rely on team drivers. The temperature controlled transportation method cuts down delivery time from about five and a half days with a single driver to less than 60 hours with team drivers. CRST drivers and equipment, including new Thermo King Refrigerated units and insulated Utility Trailers, are being used in the ...

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GPS available in Internationals

Rand McNally and Navistar Inc. on Thursday, Nov. 3, announced an agreement to make Rand McNally’s IntelliRoute TND truck GPS units available as an in-dash option in International trucks starting next year. Navistar will begin offering an in-dash version of the high-definition 7-inch IntelliRoute TND 710 navigation unit for new truck production in January 2012. The in-dash units will include several customized screens as well as a listing of International Truck dealers and locations. “Market research ...

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Channing Owner-Operator of Month

Richard Channing has been trucking for more than 50 years.

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