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Getloaded reports higher traffic

| April 25, 2011

Traffic was up 42 percent from February to March.

ATD names KW T700 Commercial Truck of Year

| April 21, 2011

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

PGT driver wins new F-150

| April 21, 2011

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.

U.S. Xpress teams on military project

| April 20, 2011

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

Con-way donates antique tractor

| April 18, 2011

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

FleetPride acquires two Okla. companies

| April 18, 2011

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.

Jacobson offers referral bonus, $5,000 prize

| April 18, 2011

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 ...

Trucker Buddy recognizes February standouts

| April 13, 2011

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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