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Volvo to assemble I-Shift in Hagerstown, Md.

| June 01, 2011

The I-Shift automated manual transmission will be assembled at the Hagerstown, Md., powertrain plant, Volvo Trucks North America announced.  Production is scheduled to start in the third quarter of 2012.   The truck maker’s $7 million investment ...

Oak Grove 70 Petro to host Truckers Jamboree

| June 01, 2011

The 13th Annual Truckers Jamboree will be June 10 and 11 at the Oak Grove 70 Petro, located at I-70 Exit 28 in Oak Grove, Mo., the travel center said.   The event celebrating American’s truckers ...

Pilot Flying J to upgrade showers, host contest

| June 01, 2011

Pilot Flying J showers are being renovated and truckers can vote on the best shower at its interstate facilities this summer, the travel center announced.   For the next two years the truck stop’s 4,000 showers ...

Prime Inc. increases pay per mile to independent contractors

| May 31, 2011

Independent contractors in reefer and flatbed segments will have minimum pay set at $1.02 per mile starting June 1, said John Hancock, Prime Inc.’s recruiting director. The increase is available to all new and existing ...

Prime Inc. donates to Joplin tornado relief

| May 31, 2011

Prime Inc., has sent two 53-foot refrigerated trailers filled with food, water, clothing and supplies to victims of the devastating tornado that tore through Joplin, Mo., a Prime spokesman said. In addition, Prime associates and ...

Custom Cascadia takes Ride of Pride

| May 27, 2011

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.

Love’s donates to Boys & Girls Club

| May 27, 2011

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 ...

Decorated Volvos to ride for Memorial Day

| May 27, 2011

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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