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Western Star suspension option update

Neway ADZ Series drive axle suspensions by SAF-Holland are available as an option for Western Star 4800, 4900 and 6900 models.

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Con-way Truckload to boost military vet hiring

Con-way Truckload announced a partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes program and its trucking industry technology partner, Fastport, to increase its number of veteran hires throughout 2015. “Partnering with Fastport and the Hiring Our Heroes program provides us with an avenue to help more veterans and their families find meaningful careers in an industry that needs them and values their experience,” said Joseph Dagnese, president of Joplin, Mo.-based Con-way Truckload. Today, about ...

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Bosch adds 74 new part numbers

Robert Bosch, a supplier of automotive parts to original equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket, announced 74 new part number releases. The new part numbers include brake pads and rotors, wiper blade sets, starters, alternators, oxygen sensors and electric water pumps.

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Cat Scale app available for iPhone, iPad

Cat Scale Co. announced that its Weigh My Truck application now is available for iPhone and iPad. The app is designed to allow drivers to weigh their truck, pay for the transaction via PayPal and get the weights displayed on their smartphone without leaving the cab. The app also will e-mail a PDF copy scale ticket or weight information text file to up to five email addresses the driver specifies. If a driver needs a hard-copy ...

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TW Transport boosts driver pay

TW Transport of Spokane, Wash., increased pay for solo drivers to 40 cents per mile and team drivers to 50 cents per mile. These changes come in addition to a $1,500 sign-on bonus for solo drivers and a $3,000 sign-on bonus for teams. "The transportation industry has seen many changes throughout the years, but pay has always been 'the bottom line,’ " says James Eckhardt, operations manager. “Drivers want to take home a stable paycheck and ...

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E-log software, hardware alliance

The BigRoad provider of logbook apps and other software and NexLink Communications, a distributor of wireless devices, are teaming up to launch the "Open Truck Alliance."

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Grote donates $25,000 for aftermarket training

Grote Industries, a manufacturer and supplier of lighting products for commercial, military and specialized vehicles, made a $25,000 donation to the University of the Aftermarket Foundation’s scholarship fund to be used to train new aftermarket personnel, including technicians. Since 1986, the University of the Aftermarket Foundation is one of several organizations that have funded millions of dollars in scholarships, grants, research and ongoing educational programs to help strengthen the aftermarket workforce.

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Internet Truckstop releases rebuilt load-finding app

Internet Truckstop announced this week it has released a completely rebuilt version of its ITS Trucker app, available for devices running both iOS and Android.

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Pilot Flying J implementing $100M in upgrades, healthy food options

Pilot Flying J announced Oct. 30 it is investing $100 million in facility upgrades and implementing healthy food choices and new hot beverage offerings.

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Love’s expands nat gas network, opens new AL stop

Love’s announced this month it is adding compressed natural gas fueling capabilities to another station along Interstate 40. It has also opened a new stop in Muscle Shoals, Ala.

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