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The grand gesture — rival Maine log-hauling families spar

The Pelletiers and the Crawfords of Maine are known far and wide for their success in the log-hauling business in the north woods, the Pelletiers the subject of the Discovery Channel's American Loggers series, which I wrote about in December when they took delivery of a couple new Mack Titans. The Crawfords, meanwhile, deserve and have gotten plenty recognition of their own. Their mostly Western Star fleet trucks are not strangers to media treatment. I wrote ...

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U.S. diesel price tumbles 3rd straight week

For the third straight week, the national average retail price of a gallon of diesel declined. The price dropped 5.2 cents to $2.781, according to the Department of Energy. All regions reported lower average prices, ranging from 2 cents in the Rocky Mountain area to 6 cents in the Central Atlantic. New England is the only region with an average price above $3 at $3.017. The Midwest was the cheapest area at $2.731. For state-by-state diesel prices, updated ...

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Tire Truck Centers adds facilities

Serive Tire Truck Centers has added 17 new facilities.

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Bryan Nicholson of Delta, Pa., has logged more than 1.1 million miles hauling dry freight in this 2000 Kenworth W900L, which he calls his portable office. The truck runs on a 600-hp Caterpillar and an 18-speed transmission, and is fully equipped with a laptop, printer, fax machine, copier and scanner.

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iPhone app as dealer lot

The folks at CommercialTruckTrader.com have introduced the latest in iPhone apps from the heavy duty trucking industry, and with it comes the following slick, simple, well-soundtracked video, detailing the app's truck-searching and social functionality. And thinking about on the past year or so, which saw at least three trucking-related iPhone apps detailed in these pages -- the most interesting being the informational/social Trucker app by the folks at AsktheTrucker.com -- I don't think it's too early ...

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Clothes, fuel and computers lead factory report

Clothing was one of nine growing sectors that produced the fifth consecutive month of expansion for the nation’s manufacturing sector.

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Index at year’s highest level

The seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.7 percent in November.

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Cummins natural gas engine available in Kenworth tractors

Cummins Westport ISL G natural gas engines are available in Kenworth T800 short hodd and W900S models.

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Joplin Petro wins service award

A Petro station in Joplin, Mo., won a high-ranking service award from a national automotive service group.

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TA opens Calif. center

TravelCenter of America opened a 4,0000-square-foot store on I-5 at Laval Road in Wheeler Ridge, Calif.

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