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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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Driver wins Smart Car in Bosselman contest

P&W Logistics driver selected to receive car in drawing.

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Carolina International CEO named top dealer

American Truck Dealers have named Richard “Dick” Ryan, dealer principal and CEO of Carolina International Trucks in Columbia, S.C., 2011 Truck Dealer of the Year during ATD’s annual convention. “To be recognized for my almost 40 years of service in the trucking industry is truly humbling,” Ryan said. “I love what I do and that is a great reward every day, but to be honored among all the truck dealers across the U.S. is just amazing.” Ryan was ...

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Xata offers mobile phone software

Xata Corp., a provider of trucking compliance and fleet optimization software, announced it is integrating and reselling ZoomSafer’s software, FleetSafer Mobile and FleetSafer Vision, which are designed to reduce distracted driving. FleetSafer Mobile is designed to enforce a fleet’s safe-driving policies and runs alongside Xata Turnpike on mobile and smartphones. Xata Turnpike currently runs on consumer-grade and rugged mobile phones without driver interaction when the vehicle is in motion. With FleetSafer Mobile, no other third-party applications, ...

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Parts distributor FleetPride acquires Midway Truck Parts

Truck and trailer parts distributor FleetPride bought Midway Truck Parts, the Woodlands, Texas-based company announced.

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1st Guard donates to trucker charity

1st Guard Corp. contributed $2400 to Knoxville, Tenn.-based St. Christopher Trucker Development and Relief Fund. The Venice, Fla.-based truck insurer said also that every time truckers are referred to the company via a referral card they are entered into a monthly fuel card drawing and $25 is automatically donated to trucker charity for their call. The insurer plans to donate monthly through the end of December 2011 to a trucker charity in conjunction with its customer referral program. 

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Crete raises starting driver pay

New drivers can earn from 41 cents to 44 cents a mile depending on experience.

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Atlas Van Lines honors drivers

Nearly 3,000 van operators will participate in events this week as part of Atlas Van Lines’ BRAVO (Boosting Recognition of Atlas Van Operators) program.

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Eilen named NAST champ

Jonathan Eilen was named the winner of the National Association of Show Trucks Truck-Lite Trophy Series.

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Getloaded reports higher traffic

Traffic was up 42 percent from February to March.

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