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Lighting compliance website launched

A new website on the new regulatory Compliance, Safety and Accountability program is available for use, lighting manufacturer Truck-Lite Co., announced. The site, at truck-lite.com/CSA, is designed to provide users with answers to frequently asked questions regarding lights and lighting regulations, as well as other onsite customer training materials, Jamie Lindemuth, Truck-Lite marketing coordinator, says. Visit Truck-Lite for details.

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Sunglasses to be GATS giveaway

One thousand pairs of sunglasses will be given away at the Minimizer booth during the Great American Truck show in Dallas, Aug. 25-27, the company announced.            A new product will be unveiled at the show, the company said. For more information, visit Minimizer.

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Iowa 80 to host centennial fest for vintage truck

The Iowa 80 Trucking Museum will host a 100th birthday party for its 1911 Walker Electric truck at 2:30 p.m. Friday, July 15, the museum announced. The celebration will coincide with the Walcott Truckers Jamboree, July 14-15. The 1911 Walker was purchased by the museum at an auction several years ago and is one of only a handful of Walker Electric trucks known to still exist. The Chicago-based Walker Electric Vehicle Co. manufactured electric vehicles until ...

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ABCO to hire new drivers

ABCO Transportation is expanding its office location to Aurora, Colo. and plans to hire 75 new drivers, the carrier announced.  Robert Bowman, the fleet's vice president of operations, said the expansion will provide a better service product to customers and valued partners in the western region. The new location will also allow drivers from the West Coast the ability to spend more time at home between trips

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Load board targets small carriers, independents

No Broker Freight is a new freight matching service.

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Hornady Transportation announces driver pay increase

Hornady Transportation has increased pay for company drivers by 1 cent per mile, the carrier said. The fleet’s Human Resource Director Guy Martonrana says now experienced drivers can earn up to 45 cents a mile. The carrier will also begin to hire truckers for northern Indiana and Illinois. Drivers from those areas will be eligible for premium pay, which means they could earn up to 47 cents per mile. In addition, the carrier is also offering a revised ...

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Love’s opens two travel centers

New facilities are in Ocala, Fla., and Dickson, Tenn.

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Alliance Truck Parts sponsors NASCAR race

Company has signed a 3-year naming rights deal with Michigan International Speedway.

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Cummins to add office building, jobs

The building is the third expansion project in southern Indiana announced by Cummins in the past year.

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Angie Banning awarded April 2011 Teacher of the Month

Angie Banning, a teacher at Longmont Estates Elementary in Longmont, Colo., was named Trucker Buddy International’s April 2011 Teacher of the Month. Banning and Steen Gronlund, a driver for Mile High Foods, have volunteered in the trucking education outreach for more than 10 years. Gronlund says he has enjoyed being a Trucker Buddy for Banning’s classes. Years ago, Gronlund took for fourth-grade classes, about 100 students, to the National Western Stock Show in Denver. At the ...

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