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Schneider National driver exceeds 4 million safe miles

Schneider National Inc., company driver Mark DeSotel was honored for driving 4 million accident-free miles in his nearly 35 years with the fleet, based in Green Bay, Wis. Late last year, he became the third driver in the carrier’s history to achieve the distinction.

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Trucker Buddy International honors driver pen pals

Trucker Buddy International recognized its 12 monthly winners from 2010.

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Sapp Bros. celebrates 40th anniversary along I-80

The Sapp Bros. chain of travel centers is celebrating its 40th anniversary at its 16 locations along I-80 from Clearfield, Pa., to Salt Lake City with service specials and prizes including fuel and drink discounts and a grand prize drawing for an Orange County Chopper motorcycle signed by its creator Paul Teutul Sr. To enter the drawing for the motorcycle, truckers need to register at any Sapp location, with no purchase necessary. Each location will draw ...

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Emergency roadside service offered to owner-operators

The roadside service Advantage Program is being offered to owner-operators, Greensboro, S.C.-based Michelin North America announced. The service includes emergency road service and safety and matinenance training tips and techniques. In the program, purchases for new tires or retread products can be made with Visa, MasterCard or American Express credit card. Program members also have access to the tire maker’s continuous 24-hour ONCall emergency road service with no dispatch fee, at (800) TIRE-911. For details, visit Michelin ...

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Love's truck stop opens

A new stop with 43 spaces for trucks has opened in Pueblo, Colo.

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Love’s stop opens in Pueblo, Colo.

A new stop with 43 spaces for trucks has opened in Pueblo, Colo., off of Interstate 25 at Exit 104 in Pinion Commercial Center, Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores announced. A Subway and Chester's Chicken restaurants, two diesel exhasut fluid dispensers, CAT scales and other amenities are at the stop, the Oklahoma City, Okla.-based travel center firm said. Read more about the facility at Loves.

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Joplin 44 Petro showroom opens

A new multi-million dollar, 15,000 square-ft. showroom has opened at the Joplin 44 Petro truck stop in Joplin, Mo., the travel center announced. The addition nearly doubles the size of the truck stop and features a retro-styled, bright green Peterbilt 379 dubbed LimeLight and a teal and purple Kenworth W900 tractor-trailer combo with a mural depicting Route 66. The truck stop has also added a Taco Bell and a Blimpie sandwich shop in the Fuel Center for restaurant ...

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1st Guard offers fuel card giveaway

Owner-operators will be eligible for fuel cards worth $500 through referrals starting March 31, 1st Guard Corp. announced.

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Schneider increases van pay

Pay for van owner-operators is rising by 5 cents a mile.

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Boyd Bros. driver honored for 2 million miles safe driving

Company driver Stevie Verges has been recognized for driving 2 million miles of safe driving during his 16-year career with Boyd Bros. Transportation, the carrier announced. The Clayton, Ala.-based fleet is one of 20 finalists in the Truckload Carriers Association’s 2011 Best Fleets to Drive For.

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