Owner-Operators

Ice Road’s Debogorski to promote ultra capacitor

Alex Debogorski, star of the History Channel’s show Ice Road Trucker, will demonstrate qualities of the 12-volt Engine Start Module, San Diego-based Maxwell Technologies Inc. said. Debogorski will be featured with the equipment at trade shows before and after the product’s launch in early 2012. The product uses ultra-capacitor technology, is designed for starting diesel engines up to 15 liters at temperatures from minus 40 degrees to 65 degrees Celsius and has an industry standard Group ...

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Pulse

You might have noticed the powers that be are not striving to make your work environment more trouble-free next year.

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Pay Choice

A percentage pay option can be a helpful tool in the right circumstances.

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Travel stop app upgrade available

Free upgrades and new features are now available on Love's Connect travel app for iPhone, Android and Blackberry smartphones, Oklahoma City, Okla.-based Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores said. New features on the app include dispatch service for roadside assistance, bulk diesel exhaust fluid prices and the number of available parking spots at Love's truck stops. In addition to the enhancements, the app features a locator map for the travel center chain with real-time updated fuel prices, ...

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Power to win: Do you have it?

We know Sugar Ray Leonard's got it. He delivered a "Power to Win!" keynote (pictured) to the 2011 VIPAR Heavy Duty Annual Business Conference, held in October in Tuscon. The network of parts distributors benefited well from Sugar Ray's message, which drew parallels between the stores of various qualities it takes to run a successful business and those that gave him the strength to come out of retirement to take on Thomas Hearns in that late-80s ...

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$50,000 reward for some missing …

They've been gone a few years -- a grand total of 175 of them, mostly between the ages 3 and 7 years old now, according to a story published yesterday at the website of AgWeek. They were the property of cattleman James Larsen, whose father, incidentally, was a trucker. ATTENTION LIVESTOCK HAULERS: in two ads in Rosholt and Sisseton, S.D., newspapers, Larsen offered a $50,000 reward for information leading to his herd's return -- "175 beef ...

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Revision of hours rule gets postponed again

FMCSA said that it expects to issue the final rule within the next 30 days.

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Groups file lawsuit to block cross-border program

A lawsuit seeks to block the U.S. DOT from opening the U.S. border to Mexican trucks.

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Truck design contest opens to college students

University students are eligible to enter truck designs suitable for owner-operators for the annual contest Design the Future of Pride & Profit, Portland, Ore.-based Freightliner Trucks announced. The winner will receive a $20,000 scholarship and option for a paid internship at the truck maker. The competition will run from November through February 2012. Three finalists will receive an all-expense paid trip to the 2012 Mid-America Trucking Show, where their designs will be on display at the ...

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Titan serves power lifter contest

Winner Hapfor Julius Bjornsson pulled a Mack Titan faster than the nine other power lifters in the truck-pull event of the Met-Rx World’s Strongest Man contest, the Greensboro, N.C.-based truck maker announced. Wearing a harness, Bjornsson pulled the 22,000-pound tractor the required 25 meters in less time than of all other contestants at the event held at Wingate University in Charlotte, N.C. Started in 1977, The World’s Strongest Man contest is regarded as a premier event in ...

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