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ATD names KW T700 Commercial Truck of Year

The Kenworth T700 with the Paccar MX engine is the 2011 Heavy Duty Commercial Truck of the Year, the American Truck Dealers announced.

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PGT driver wins new F-150

Raymond Virden, a Lisbon, Ohio, resident, received a 2011 Ford F-150 pickup from PGT Trucking as winner of the company’s Shift Gears and Win contest.

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U.S. Xpress teams on military project

During April and May, U.S. Xpress will donate five dollars for every experienced qualified driver who applies online to U.S. Xpress

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Con-way donates antique tractor

The Iowa 80 Trucking Museum received a 1983 Ford Model 8000 cabover tractor from Con-way Freight Tuesday.

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FleetPride acquires two Okla. companies

Aftermarket heavy-duty truck and trailer parts distributor FleetPride has acquired Cushing, Okla.,-based Cimarron Truck Parts and Muskogee, Okla.,-based Oklahoma Truck Supply, the company announced.

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Jacobson offers referral bonus, $5,000 prize

Jacobson drivers and owner-operators leased to the carrier can win bonuses and a prize of $5,000 in an incentive program that will continue through December, the Des Moines, Iowa,-based fleet announced. The so-called Amazing Referral Race contest will reward the Jacobson driver with the grand prize of $5,000 for referring the most new owner-operators. The grand prize will be awarded on top of the $1,000 bonus per referral already given to drivers for every newly hired contractor, ...

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Trucker Buddy recognizes February standouts

For February 2011, Trucker Buddy named Linda Ford as its Teacher of the Month, and Jim Buwalda as its Trucker Buddy of the month.

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Drayage fair to detail government incentive programs

The Drayage Truck Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 16, at the Port Authority’s Executive Building parking lot in Houston.

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Flatbed and dry van pay increases

Drivers can earn an additional 2 cents per mile pulling flatbed and dry van loads for Nashville, Tenn.,-based carrier Western Express.

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Pilot offers ConocoPhillips lube

ConocoPhillips lubers are now available at Pilot Flying J locations.

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