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Custom Cascadia takes Ride of Pride

For the ninth consecutive year, employees at the Freightliner plant in Cleveland, N.C., have customized a Freightliner Cascadia to make a 400-mile ride to Washington, D.C., for Memorial Day.

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Love’s donates to Boys & Girls Club

Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores has donated $2,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Robertson County, Texas. The gift is part of the company's commitment to the people and communities and which it operates, the travel center says.

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Decorated Volvos to ride for Memorial Day

Two Volvo trucks, a commemoratively-wrapped VNL 760 and an patriotically-adorned VHD pickup, will ride to Washington, D.C., for Memorial Day.

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Love’s helps with storm relief

Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores donated $150,000 to local chapters of the United Way to help tornado victims in Joplin, Mo., and Oklahoma in relief efforts. The donation will be directed toward two United Way agencies. The Heart of Missouri United Way will receive $100,000 and the United Way of Central Oklahoma will receive $50,000.

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Wilson Trucking receives noteworthy Volvo

Wilson Trucking received keys to a new Volvo VNL 300, the 500,000th Volvo truck assembled in the United States.

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Prime expands on-site medical facility for drivers

The carrier now has a full-service medical facility at its terminal in Springfield.

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Donner named March Trucker Buddy

Walmart driver Duane Donner is the Trucker Buddy of the Month for March 2011, nonprofit Trucker Buddy International announced. Laura Schmidt, a teacher at Douglas Middle School in South Dakota, nominated Donner for Trucker Buddy of the Month. “He is an amazing trucker and both my students and I have been blessed to have him as our driver,” Schmidt says. She teaches middle school students with special needs. “Although the students are chronologically middle school age, their disabilities make ...

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Ox Bodies donates to tornado relief

Dump body manufacturer Ox Bodies, based in Fayette, Ala., has donated mesh and vinyl tarps valued at $20,000 for tornado relief efforts in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Helping out is part of being a member of a community, Ox Bodies marketing manager Debbie Puckett says of donations made after the devastating April 27 storms. “There isn’t a person at our facility that hasn’t been affected in some way by these storms,” Puckett says. “We knew we had to do ...

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Health association to team with Texas truckers

The Healthy Trucking Association of America is teaming with Texas Motor Transportation Association to provide health and wellness services.

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SuperRigs show includes parade, live music, entry prizes

The Shell Rotella SuperRigs truck beauty contest is scheduled for June 2-4 at the Kenly 95 Petro in Kenly, N.C.

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