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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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Wingfoot Tire opens two centers

Wingfoot Commercial Tire has opened new Wingfoot Truck Care Centers in Russellville, Ark., and Tuscaloosa, Ala. The center in Arkansas is located at 185 Interstate Road on exit 184 of Interstate 40, next to the Flying J. In Tuscaloosa, the new Wingfoot is at 4400 Skyland Blvd. East on exit 76 of Interstate 20/59, sharing property with the Pilot Travel Center. Both shops will offer fleets preventative maintenance service, such as oil changes and brake, ...

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Zernicke driver named October Trucker Buddy

Zernicke Trucking company driver Chris Winkler was named October Trucker Buddy of the Month, Trucking Buddy International Executive Director Randy Schwartzenburg announced. Winkler volunteers in fourth and fifth grades at Folk Elementary School in Madison, Wis., as part of the outreach’s efforts to help increase students’ achievement in math, social studies and language arts. Trucker Buddy International nonprofit started in 1992 and is sponsored by Daimler Truck Products and includes Freightliner Trucks, Western Star Trucks and Detroit ...

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Fikes joins wreaths project

Fikes Truck Line recently participated in Wreaths Across America, a non-profit organization that aims to place holiday wreaths at veterans cemeteries across the United States on Wreaths Across America Day.  Jeff Edmonson, a Fikes driver since June 2006, loaded a trailer with wreaths in Harrington, Maine, on Dec. 1. Over the following week, he delivered wreaths to cemeteries in Alabama and Louisiana. He was greeted at each stop by volunteers, ready to unload the fresh wreaths. “So ...

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U.S. Xpress joins Wreaths project

U.S. Xpress is providing donated transportation services and cash to Wreaths Across America.

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U.S. Xpress moves wreaths

National carrier U.S. Xpress is helping a nonprofit outreach move wreaths to five grave sites across the nation. The outreach, Wreaths Across America, places wreaths at the grave sites of more than 100,000 veterans each year during the holidays. Driver Ted Wilson made the 1,400-mile wreath-hauling trip, beginning at the charity’s headquarters in Harrington, Maine, to the National Cemetery in Chattanooga, Tenn. Wilson made stops in Winchester, Va., Beaver, W.Va., and Knoxville, Tenn., to deliver wreaths. ...

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New KW dealership moves to I35

Performance Kenworth has moved its full-service dealership from Austin, Texas, to Buda, Texas, about 15 miles south of its former location. The move will offer customers easier access from Interstate 35, Kenworth says. The dealership’s new location sits on a 6-acre site about a mile southeast of exit 220 on I35, which runs between Dallas and San Antonio. The new location has a 12,000-sqare-ft. facility with a 10-bay service shop, parts department and five drive-through bays, ...

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Luber-Finer rolls out new website

Heavy-duty filter company Luber-finer has launched a new website at luber-finer.com. The redesigned website is part of the company’s “Built to do More” marketing campaign. Its upgrades include easier navigation, a cross-reference tool, more technical information, training aids and videos, list of sales and customer service contacts and a promotional showroom. For more details, visit www.luber-finer.com.

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Diesel tech school receives Mack collection vehicle as Christmas gift

The Heavy Truck and Diesel Technology program at the Florida State College in Jacksonville, Fla., received a 32-yard rear-load 200 Mack MR 688S solid waste collection truck.

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