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Driver appreciation campaign to award cash, rinds, duct tape

| July 16, 2012

Rudolph Foods, manufacturer of pork rinds, and ShurTech Brands, makers of Duck brand duct tape, will celebrate National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Sept. 16-22, with an eight-week campaign and a video contest. Truckers are invited ...

Peterbilt 579 gets SmartWay designation

| July 13, 2012

Peterbilt announced its new 579 model has received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay designation. The model meets the program’s established set of fuel-saving, low-emission equipment specifications for new Class 8 long-haul tractors and trailers. ...

Foam system for damaged reefers

| July 12, 2012

Touch 'n Seal’s 17-gallon Refillable Foam System repairs damaged sidewalls, floors and ceilings on reefers by dispensing a premium Class 1 fire-retardant spray foam that is cost-effective for high-volume users that don’t want to invest ...

J.J. Keller develops risk-reducing driver training program

| July 12, 2012

Compliance products and service company J.J. Keller and Associates has introduced a new driver training program designed to reduce the risk for cargo securement violations, accidents and liability.  The Cargo Securement Flatbeds program teaches drivers ...

Blair named Highway Angel

| July 11, 2012

Bryan Blair, of Bardstown, Ky., is TCA’s newest Highway Angel. The driver for Pegasus Transportation, of Louisville, Ky., received the honor after helping a fellow driver to safety following an accident. Blair was behind a flatbed ...

Interstate Distributor announces new pay package

| July 07, 2012

Interstate Distributor’s new package, “My Pay”, provides over-the-road regional drivers with a competitive base rate per mile with the potential to add an additional 3 cents per mile quarterly. The compensation package focuses on safety, service ...

Kenworth tour adds more stops

| July 03, 2012

Kenworth has added nearly 50 more stops to the T680 Road Tour, which continues through October. The tour is showcasing the EPA SmartWaySM Designated T680, Kenworth’s most aerodynamic truck ever manufactured. The rig is designed ...

Study: Problems increase with lower-emissions technologies

| June 29, 2012

Problems in the trucks rose 9 percent to 223 problems per 100 trucks in 2012, with the biggest issues being engine and fuel problems caused by technology originally designed to reduce emissions.

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