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Allied and Shell team to aid Joplin tornado relief

Shell Oil Co. and Allied Oil & Supply have teamed up to assist tornado relief efforts in Joplin, Mo. Shell donated 420 cases of Pennzoil Premium 2-Cycle Oil, which employees at Allied’s Joplin branch handed out at the Cummins Central Power lot to power small machinery.  About 100 cases remain of the donated oil. Anyone in need of the product should contact John Hilbert at 417-623-4771, or visit Allied Oil & Supply, located at 5442 Highway 43 ...

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Kenworth opens dealership in Madison, Ala.

Kenworth of Alabama and Mississippi has opened a new dealership in Madison, Ala. that offers truck drivers access to a full-service dealership off of Interstate 65 in Huntsville. The new 25,000 square-foot dealership offers 10 service bays for Kenworth PremierCare ExpressLube customers, a fully stocked parts department, a display area for new and used trucks and a driver’s lounge. For more information visit www.kenworthofalabama.com

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Navistar donates step van for tornado relief

Navistar International has donated a step van valued at $20,000 to the Hale Empowerment and Revitalization Organizations, a catalyst for community development in areas of the Alabama Black Belt. The van donation is intended to help the nonprofit in its rebuilding efforts following devastation from the April 27 tornadoes.  In addition to the vehicle donation, the truck maker donated $50,000 to the Governor’s Emergency Relief Fund, established by Gov. Robert Bentley to help Alabama residents recover ...

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England becomes SmartWay partner

England Logistics has partnered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the SmartWay Transport program, the Salt Lake City-based carrier announced. The SmartWay program helps carriers try to save fuel and reduce carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide and particulate emissions. Learn more at SmartWay and at England Logistics.

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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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