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Cat to unveil truck at CONEXPO

Caterpillar is holding an online sweepstakes featuring a trip to Vegas.

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Sprint teams with Paccar trucks

Sprint’s Connected Transportation technology is designed to help companies solve complex challenges by reducing emissions and fuel costs.

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Averitt driver wins truck in contest

Averitt Express driver Marty Robbins was randomly selected as the winner of a 2010 Ford F-150 4x4 pickup truck, the grand prize in the carrier’s recent F-150 4x4 Fuel Duel. In addition, 20 other Averitt associates each won a $500 fuel card in a random drawing. The unveiling was the culmination of the company’s six-month program to save fuel. Drivers from throughout Averitt’s system were assembled into 142 teams, each tasked with improving fuel efficiency compared to ...

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HWC names driver of year

HWC Transportation, a flatbed carrier headquartered in Fairless Hills, Pa., named its Driver of Year for 2010 and awarded a new truck to a driver at its annual safety meeting. The company presented George Dito, the driver with the highest score for 2010, with the Luchious Eugene "Gene" Wren Driver of the Year award. In addition, HWC presented a new GMC Sierra truck to Mark Alloway. Drivers with the highest monthly safety rating qualified each month for ...

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Peterbilt makes large contribution to United Way

Peterbilt Motors Co. donated $269,814 to the United Way of Denton County’s 2010 fundraising campaign, the Denton, Texas-based truck maker announced in December. The company's employees raised $159,814, and parent company PACCAR contributed an additional $110,000. “Peterbilt and our employees are dedicated to helping improve the lives of friends, neighbors and those in our community who need our help,” said Bill Jackson, Peterbilt general manager and PACCAR vice president. “Together, with the generous contributions of our employees ...

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Utility Trailer gains new dealership

Hudsonville Trailer, a West Michigan trailer dealership, has become an authorized dealer of Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company products. The Hudsonville, Mich.,-based dealership, located outside of Grand Rapids, Mich., is a 19-acre facility with a 17-bay, 42,400-square-ft.-building, 10,000-square-ft. parts warehouse and a 7,500-square-ft. office. The dealership is open 24 hours daily 5 days per week and is located at 3308 Hudson Trails Dr. in Hudsonville, Mich., near Interstate 196. For details, visit utilitytrailer.com.

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Pilot Flying J increases benefits in fuel card program

Drivers who purchase 500 gallons or more in a month will receive a free shower with a seven-day limit, Pilot Flying J announced. The benefits are part of the new Frequent Fueler Advantage program, which started Jan. 3. Cardholders who buy 1,000 gallons or more of fuel in a calendar month earn a free shower with a 10-day limit in the Frequent Fueler Advantage program. Also, delivery expeditors may benefit from the shower credits in the new announced ...

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Tanker starting pay increased

Drivers in Prime Inc.'s tanker division are now eligible to earn 41 cents per mile for starting pay, the Springfield, Mo.-based fleet announced. Tanker driver openings are available in Fort Wayne and Decatur, Ind.; Louisville, Ky.; Columbus, Ohio; Raleigh, N.C.; Chicago; and Pittsburgh. Read more at Prime Inc.

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Hornady unveils redesigned website

Monroeville, Ala.,-based Hornady Transportation, a national flatbed carrier, has launched a redesigned corporate website. The new site has pages dealing with sales, safety, service, maintenance and customer service, in addition to corporate history, contacts and an archive of downloadable newsletters. For details, visit hornadytransportation.com.

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Peterbilt donates dump truck for relief effort

Peterbilt recently donated a new 365 model dump truck to the First Response Team of America, a nonprofit dedicated to filling the gap between disaster onset and arrival of relief. First Response Team says it will use the truck to remove debris, carry equipment, clear roads and recover lost items. The truck has been optimized for maneuverability and features an all-aluminum cab, air-craft grade fasteners, bulkhead-style doors and pod headlamps with halogen reflector technology for ...

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